Megan "Megs" Yunn poses for a portrait at the office of her nonprofit Beverly's Birthdays. Ms. Yunn started the organization in 2012 and provides birthday parties for children living in homeless shelters.

Jefferson Awards: She throws birthday parties for homeless children

Megan Yunn, Jefferson Award winner, provides birthday parties for homeless children who may never have had one in their lives.

about 21 hours ago

 Ronald Lawrence, the local chapter president and a founding member of 100 Black Men of Western Pennsylvania, talks to students during a meeting of the group at Allegheny County Community College on the North Side.

Jefferson Awards: Volunteer works to inspire black youth

Ronald Lawrence, who learned a strong work ethic from his parents, passes on those skills to black youth in the Pittsburgh area.

1 day ago

 Ahmaree Osborne, 5, and his mother, Ashona Osborne. Ms. Osborne works an irregular work schedule at an Arby’s restaurant.

Irregular work schedules: efficient for employers, but tough for workers

Uncertainty can exact its own cost as the push for higher wages continues.

1 day ago

 Latasha and Charlie Batch,  Best of the Batch volunteers and 2014 Jefferson Award winners.

Previewing the 2015 Jefferson Award finalists

Seven Pittsburghers are among 48 Jefferson Award winners who will be recognized as super volunteers at a ceremony on May 4.

1 day ago

 A life-size replica of the famous woman assembly line worker from the "We Can Do It!" poster greet visitors at the Heinz History Center's exhibit on Pittsburgh during World War II.

'We Can Do It!' at Heinz History Center looks at homefront, battlefront

Visitors to the “We Can Do It!” exhibit at the Heinz History Center will hear the voices of Pittsburgh people who helped win World War II.

2 days ago

 Rob Dulabon helps train Ultimate Frisbee player Micah Ziff, 15, of Fox Chapel, at his RODU gym in Larimer.

Flick that Frisbee like a pro

As Ultimate Frisbee gains popularity at all age levels, Pittsburgh welcomes its first indoor training facility in Larimer.

2 days ago

 A stained-glass welcome to Biddle's Escape, a new coffee shop at Biddle and Trenton in Wilkinsburg.

5 things we are loving this week

A coffee lover’s escape and a vinyl record hero are in the house.

2 days ago

 Brazilian pianist and composer Andre Mehmari will perform at The Andy Warhol Museum at 8 p.m. Saturday.

The Hot List events for the coming weekend - April 23-26

Texas Tenors, Todd Rundgren, Andre Mehmari, Patricia Halverson, Scott Pauley

4 days ago

Raising 'free-range kids': bad parenting or good life lessons?

Case of “free-range” parents in Maryland sparks discussion on childhood freedoms.

1 week ago

 YouTube star Curt Wootton in "Pittsburgh Dad."

YouTube celebrates 10 years

In the last decade, YouTube has changed our culture in many ways, including in Pittsburgh.

1 week ago

 The Gervasi Vineyard and Winery has six villas with luxury suites.

Gervasi Winery in Canton nurtures an elegant retreat

Gervasi Vineyard and Winery, a bit of Italian luxury in northeastern Ohio — just a little more than a two-hour drive from Pittsburgh.

1 week ago

 Visitors to the William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum can also access Discover World, a kid-friendly place of natural history and science.

Much more to visit in Canton than the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Yes, start there, but move on to the William McKinley Presidential Library, the Classic Car Museum and the Canton Art Museum.

1 week ago

 Judd Apatow and the cast of "Freaks & Geeks" accept an award in honor of the show's 15th anniversary at the TV Land Awards at the Saban Theatre last Saturday. The awards show will be telecast at 9 tonight on TV Land, Nickelodeon and NickMom.

5 Things We Are Loving This Week

A “Freaks and Geeks” reunion, Tekko 2015 convention, Amal Clooney, the arrival of spring and Jackie Robinson.

1 week ago

Peter McKay: It was an accident … I swear!

He went flying over the handle bars of his bike, but his bigger worry was his wife flying off the handle.

1 week ago

 Designer Lauren Levant Bland met real estate agent Ryan Edmondson when she and her husband bought a house from him. He was so impressed with her work that he asked her to redesign his living space in Bloomfield. It is the winner in the small residential category of the Renovation Inspiration Contest.

Renovation Inspiration Contest: A leap of faith in Bloomfield

A real estate agent trusted his designer to create a rustic, open space on the second floor of a row house in Bloomfield.

1 week ago

 Art Garfunkel will perform Friday night at the Carnegie Lecture Hall in Oakland..

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend, April 16-19

The Honeck brothers, Art Garfunkel and Guster hit town.  Barry Williams appears at the Westmoreland County Home Show.

1 week ago

 Stephanie Kasper, born March 8, 1915.

Century Club: Stephanie Kasper is known for family fun and food

Love and laughter brought Steffie and Joe Kasper together. She celebrated her 100th birthday on March 7.

1 week ago

 Jeff Davenport, an employee at Mele Brothers & Sister Florist in Braddock, delivers flowers to the Propel Charter School in Homestead. Mr. Davenport also wrestles professionally for Pro Wrestling eXpress in McKeesport.

Local pro wrestler Jeff Davenport delivers flowers by day, poundings by night

The night job for Mr. Davenport, 41, is inside the ring at Pro Wrestling eXpress in McKeesport. His moniker: “Crusher Hansen.”

2 weeks ago

 A screen shot from the Sesame Street parody of "Game of Thrones," in which Grover learns the "Game of Chairs."

5 Things We Are Loving This Week: 4/11/15

We love “Star Wars” for download, Quote Tweet, a “Sesame Street” parody, a battery discovery and the smell of coffee in the morning.

2 weeks ago

'Librarian' role brings Noah Wyle to Steel City Con

Protecting hidden archive in ‘Librarian’ was a nice departure for ‘ER’ star.

2 weeks ago

 Elizabeth Lucas was born April 6, 1909, in Belle Vernon.

Century Club: At 106, Elizabeth Lucas' roots run deep in Belle Vernon

Elizabeth Lucas can remember when Mon Valley girls headed to Pittsburgh to "clean for rich people" — starting at age 13.

2 weeks ago

Scout works to get wheels to developing nations

Louis Collins will host a collection for bikes next Saturday at Westminster Church in Upper St. Clair as part of his Eagle Scout project.

2 weeks ago

 Rapper Earl Sweatshirt.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

“Jesus Christ Superstar” at Stage Right; Earl Sweatshirt at Mr. Smalls and Pure Prairie League plays Jergel’s Rhythm Grille.

3 weeks ago

 Sol Ruben.

Century Club: Former store owner, Sol Ruben, is an expert at business of living

Sol Ruben, the 100-year-old mayor of Weinberg Terrace, says the secret to long life is exercise, low-calorie food and eight hours of sleep.

3 weeks ago

 The meditation room at Nemacolin Woodland's Holistic Healing Center.

A look inside Nemacolin's Holistic Healing Center

Nemacolin Woodlands is celebrating the first anniversary of its Holistic Healing Center and the end of the resort’s $30 million renovation.

4 weeks ago

 Kyle Chandler is the brother who tries to save the Rayburn family on the new Netflix series, "Bloodline."

5 Things We Love Right Now

Get ready for the weekend with these things to check out.

1 month ago

 A diner en blanc event in 2012 in Montreal at Place des Art. Pittsburgh will be the setting for one these dinners this summer.

Le Diner en Blanc is coming to Pittsburgh this summer

International series of “secret” dinners to hit Pittsburgh in summer of 2015.

1 month ago


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