Rebecca Rapp, 9, of Regent Square, is the ringmaster of the circus held at the end  f a weeklong summer camp at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh in conjunction with Circus of the Kids in Squirrel Hill.

Circus of the Kids makes 'stars' of campers, offers life lessons

Trainers from Circus of the Kids worked with 70 children, ages 6 to 13, teaching them to perform various acts.

about 13 hours ago

 Members of the Pine-Richland High School marching band practice at the school Aug. 19.

For Pittsburgh region band members, high school drills translate into life skills

Each August, high schools hold band camp, which, like sports camps, can be a grueling experience that forms strong bonds among students.

about 13 hours ago

 Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in McCandless.

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in McCandless to offer 'Taste of Greece'

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church will host its annual festival featuring Greek food and music Wednesday through Sept. 6.

about 13 hours ago

 Winemaker Barry Van Gemert.

Newsmaker you should know / Delmont winemaker captures gold, silver, bronze

Barry Van Gemert’s homemade wine didn’t do as well in the Vandergrift contest as last year but still received recognition.

about 13 hours ago

 The inaugural (and sold out) King of the Wing contest will take place Sunday at Hop Farm Brewing Company in Upper Lawrenceville.

Munch goes to Wingstop and Wings Over Pittsburgh

Wing chains bring the heat and provide the warm-up for a competition judge.

1 day ago

 The staff of Gaucho in the Strip District.

Restaurant scene: Gaucho in the Strip District gets its groove

Owner Anthony Falcon tells the story behind the fast-paced growth of Gaucho Parrilla Argentina, a temple of grilled meat and vegetables.

1 day ago

 Wigle Straight Rye Whiskey.

Drinks: Wigle celebrates its straight whiskey, Smuttynose rocks out

The Pittsburgh distillery’s newest release is its oldest whiskey yet, and the New Hampshire brewery is 21.

1 day ago

Let’s learn from the past: Jane Grey Swisshelm

An influential journalist and outspoken abolitionist, Pittsburgh native Jane Grey Swisshelm was a fierce advocate for women’s rights.

1 day ago

Let's talk about science: El Nino conditions have strengthened

NOAA scientists say that the current El Nino developing in the Pacific Ocean could be as potent as the last major El Nino of 1997-98.

1 day ago

Hot List: Weekend of Aug. 27-30

Fairs, jazz concerts, art festivals, Tim McGraw and free films round out the last weekend of the month.

1 day ago

 A look at Domenico Carpico's garden.

Italian Garden project celebrates the secrets of fresh-picked flavor and quality produce

Italian Garden Project to host a Fig Fest Saturday as part of festivities to preserve disappearing practices.

2 days ago

 Patrons eat and drink at Penn Brewery in Troy Hill.

Testing the hoppy waters of Pittsburgh's growing beer scene

Beer novices get a lesson in why they like what they like at East End Brewing, The Beer Market and Penn Brewery.

2 days ago

Eat, shop under neon lights at Squirrel Hill Night Market

As the sun goes down over Pittsburgh, Murray Avenue in Squirrel Hill will come alive on Saturday.

2 days ago

 Mixed Summer Salad.

Summer's last hurrah: Take this opportunity to feast on late seasonal produce

Celebrate the last weeks of the summer season with fruits and vegetables that best define it.

2 days ago

 Quick Marinara Sauce.

Food Column: Gluten-free conference to be held in Pine

Event held by Allegheny Center for Digestive Health will include lectures and cooking demonstrations.

2 days ago

 Antonio Manti's garden in Shaler.

A chef salutes Italian Project gardeners

Vallozzi’s executive chef, Josiah Henry, wants garden project to get bigger and supports the people behind it.

2 days ago

Taste of the Town: Biergartens

Two suggestions on where to go for an outdoor seat and some suds in the sun.

2 days ago

 One reader asks: How to tell people politely that her body is not public property just because she is pregnant?

Ask Natalie: It's all about personal space

A soon-to-be mom isn’t comfortable with people touching her baby bump, while a dog owner feels the same way about her pet.

3 days ago

Great Race Blog: Runners get set up!

Tips from running experts in advance of the Pittsburgh’s Great Race events on Sept. 27.

3 days ago

 Spicy Chicken Tacos.

Great Race, Great Taste: Spicy Chicken Tacos

Spicy Chicken Tacos make a handheld dish that’s simple to prepare.

3 days ago

 With their omnivore diet, dexterity and high intelligence, raccoons have adapted well to life in the city.

Let’s Talk About Parks: Raccoons

The “Let’s Talk About Parks” series is designed to encourage exploration and discovery of Pittsburgh’s urban parks.

3 days ago

 Stargazing for August 24, 2015

Stargazing: Moon illusion

A low-hanging moon or sun near the horizon peeking through trees and houses or over mountain ridges looks unnaturally big and inflated.

3 days ago

 Clara Thompson.

Century Club: At 100, teacher never stops teaching or learning

Clara Thompson, who was born Aug. 20, 1915, still corresponds with students she taught in school.

3 days ago

 Poster introducing Kick in the Beanz campaign.

Sheetz to offer new line of specialty coffee in hope to outcompete Wawa

Competition between Wawa and Sheetz falls along lines as clear as the Eagles versus the Steelers, with the latter shopping at Sheetz.

2 days ago

 Jonathan Plesset, left, and Brad Childs, co-founders of Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team, with a vintage 1965 VW van at the Dog Days of Summer to benefit Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team.

Dog Days of Summer event raises funds for PAART

“Come Fly With Us,” a 1960s-style gala for the Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team, sends spirits soaring at Allegheny County Airport.

4 days ago

 Dancers with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre perform on a picture-perfect night at Hartwood Acres.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre performs at Hartwood Acres

The ballet performance attracted people from all over who stretched out under the stars to watch a memorable dance showcase.

4 days ago

 Susanne Cole, CEO of Pressley Ridge.

Ice Cream Fundae held at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Nearly 3,000 guests enjoyed the zoo while raising funds for Pressley Ridge.

4 days ago

 From left, Steve McKnight with Tom Grealish and Peggy McKnight.

Tom Grealish opens up his home to benefit the Cultural District

Tom Grealish and the Cultural District’s Kevin McMahon host a party for 100 guests high above the city.

4 days ago

 From left, Father Terry O'Connor, Judy O'Connor and Judge Hugh McGough.

23rd Annual Cookie Cruise raises funds for the Bob O'Connor Foundation

Originally a political fundraiser, the Cookie Cruise is now a charity event for various causes.

4 days ago

 Exterior of Chelsea Collective lifestyle and fitness boutique at Ross Park Mall. Guests pose for photos at the store's entrance during a grand opening VIP event last week.

Chelsea Collective: Where fashion meets fitness

The store by Dick’s Sporting Goods allows women to put together a head-to-toe outfit with apparel, shoes, accessories and beauty products.

4 days ago

Stylebook: Celeb style studio tour comes to Tanger Outlets

Plus, free back-to-school pop-up barbershop, trunk shows for her, designer meet-and-greet at Macy’s and more in Pittsburgh fashion.

4 days ago

 Charcuterie board

From Umami to Casellula and beyond: this week's events

From an Alice Waters tribute, to previews of new restaurants, here are a few cherry-picked food events for your week and beyond:

2 days ago

 Jeff Sloan, left, and Will Humphrey taste test coffee samples from beans they roasted the day before.

Dine: From bean to coffee cup, a new roastery will open in Munhall

Will Humphrey is so into coffee that he is opening a roastery/​lab in a building that had former lives as the Stay Tuned distillery.

5 days ago

 Fashions of Jazmin Jackson during Pittsburgh Style Week.

Stylebook snapshot: Fashion designer to watch ... Jazmin Jackson

The Wilkinsburg-based designer was featured at Style Week Pittsburgh, nominated for a Style Award and has plans for a life skills seminar.

5 days ago

 Visitors are swallowed up in a sea of translucent plastic balls at the National Building Museum's "The BEACH" exhibit, which is meant to simulate the ocean.

D.C. summer exhibit gives visitors a day at the beach, without sand or surf

“The BEACH” exhibit at the National Building Museum’s Grand Hall features neither sand nor sea.

5 days ago

 Frank Ruzomberka adds toasted coconut to his Coconut Cream Pie at Grant Bar & Restaurant in Millvale.

Rick Sebak's new PBS shows, 'A Few Good Pie Places' and 'A Few Great Bakeries,' are good eats

Grant Bar & Restaurant and Minerva Bakery are among the good pie places and great bakeries in Rick Sebak’s latest TV specials.

5 days ago

 Bob Mazza, left, president of Mazza Vineyards on Lake Erie, with his son, Mario Mazza, general manager of Mazza Vineyards.

Pennsylvania wineries see opportunities in state liquor privatization

With a privatized model, a winery in the state could go to the distributor next door to sell its product.

5 days ago

 Monarch butterflies perch on a twig.

Wildlife | Monarch butterflies: More than meets the eye

Last year I saw just one monarch. So I’m not surprised that I’ve gotten lots of mail asking how monarchs are doing this year.

5 days ago

 Idina Menzel will sing at the Benedum Center at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

2Do this week, Aug. 23-29: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Soul Line Dancing, Idina Menzel, Len Barcousky and comedian Sommore all on the schedule for the coming week.

5 days ago

Travel notes: Passenger group upbraids Delta for 'shaming' travelers to spend more

Also: Customer service with a charge at Denver-based Frontier Airlines

5 days ago

 Breezer Bicycle model Downtown 3, dark green

Featured Recall: Breezer Downtown Bicycles

Advanced Sports International is recalling about 1,700 Breezer Downtown Bicycles.

5 days ago

 From left, camera man Jay Maurer, plumber Richard Trethewey, director Thom Draudt and producer Heath Racela look over a take as Ask This Old House, a television show that does traveling home repairs, shoots a segment on thermostats in Sept. 2014 at the home of Peter and Suzanne Bird in Squirrel Hill.

TV expert helps with high gas bills

"Ask This Old House" episode featuring Squirrel Hill house to air next Saturday.

6 days ago

 A waterfall cascades down rocks into a fish pond in Tamara Myers and Janice Irwin’s garden at their home in Bethel Park.

Going big creates a watery oasis in a Bethel Park backyard

Tamara Myers and Janice Irwin created a peaceful backyard oasis and for that they are winners in the Post-Gazette's Great Gardens Contest.

6 days ago

 Fans get a chance to skate on the ice at the new UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry.

Mario's ice is hot at new sports complex that bears Hall of Famer's name

UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex’s two new rinks will be shared by the Pittsburgh Penguins and the public.

6 days ago

 The front of the three-bedroom, two-bath house at 103 S. 22nd St. on the South Side.

Buying Here: Home in South Side Flats got a modern makeover

Sarah Livsey recognized the potential of the house at 103 S. 22nd St. and turned the three-bedroom house into a modern showplace.

6 days ago

South Side Flats at a glance

In its tiny 0.94 square-mile footprint, the South Side Flats is literally just a healthy walk away from the Golden Triangle via the Tenth

6 days ago

Peter McKay: A hot tub in my future? Some day!

He’s getting a hot tub and a sports car and new landscaping and ... Oh, that's right. He's a Person of Limited Means and unlimited dreams.

6 days ago

 Artisan Jason Matukaitis of Friendship, one of six winners of  last year's Reuse Inspiration Contest, posed with a bar he made for Espresso a Mana in Lawrenceville. He used reclaimed Pennsylvania walnut, salvaged steel tubing and sheet metal.

Creative reuse could win you free beer

Show us how you've used salvage in art or home renovation and you could win tickets to the Big Pour on Sept. 12.

6 days ago

 Let the baking begin! Judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry are back for PBS’s “The Great British Baking Show,” beginning Sept. 6.

Reality Check: PBS baking contest rises again

It’s ready, set, BAKE, as “The Great British Baking Show” returns on Sept. 6; Clairton’s Nora Hewitt avoids the ax on “Face Off.”

6 days ago

Pittsburgh's Hidden Treasures appraisal event on tap at Heinz History Center

More than 30 appraisers will assess the historical significance of items and provide a verbal assessment of their value on Aug. 30.

6 days ago