Bacon and Caramelized Onion Flatbread (Flammkuchen)

What's dishing on the blogs: Pizza party

After Thanksgiving, feast on pizza and lasagna.

about 1 hour ago

 The Daniel Finch mural "Lady Commonwealth" at the Susquehanna Art Museum.

Harrisburg sheds its stodgy image

Pennsylvania’s state capitol is a hidden gem in plain sight in a city building a reputation as a foodie and sightseeing destination.

about 22 hours ago

 An ugly holiday sweater for Steelers fans from

Stylebook snapshot: Pittsburgh's December fashion scoop

Whatever you celebrate this holiday season, here are some tips to help keep your style on point, with a few shopping tips sprinkled in.

about 22 hours ago

 The "Harry Potter Coloring Book #1" is available for less than $10 at Barnes & Noble.

Shop Holiday 2015: Gifts for kids ages 5-10

These suggestions aim to exercise their minds and imaginations.

about 22 hours ago

 Holiday card created by Mary Lois Verrilla for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Send a card, support a charity in the Pittsburgh region

Pittsburgh charities once again sell holiday cards this season to raise money to support their clients, special causes.

about 22 hours ago

  Heinz Healey's  at 160 Fifth Ave. near Market Square specializes in gentlemen's apparel.

Worth the Drive: Downtown Pittsburgh

On Small Business Saturday, shops in the Golden Triangle have lots to offer.

1 day ago

Pet Tales: PETA battles deer park over bears

Pymatuning Deer Park in Mercer County has been targeted by PETA in an online campaign condemning enclosures used by black bears.

1 day ago

 Karaoke USA's all-in-one system (model GF829) includes a 7-inch color screen and record function.

Shop Holiday 2015: Gifts for theater lovers

Let’s hope these ideas draw some applause.

1 day ago

 Kentucky Hot Brown with Manchego-Jalapeno Mornay Sauce comes from the book "Southern Heat: New Southern Cooking Latin Style" by Anthony Lamas.

Let's Eat: Kentucky Hot Brown with Manchego-Jalapeno Morney Sauce

A spicy variation of traditional Kentucky Hot Brown sandwich (created in Louisville in 1926) gets extra kick from jalapeno peppers.

1 day ago

Peter McKay: My war on Christmas (decorations)

Who would have thought he would ever want the holidays without the trimmings?

1 day ago

 Mt. Lebanon native Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara made for one handsome couple at their Nov. 22 wedding. The bride documented the whole affair on Instagram.

5 Things We Are Loving This Week, Nov. 28, 2015

Newlyweds Joe Manganiello of Mt. Lebanon and Sofia Vergara are asking asking guests to make donations in lieu of wedding gifts.

1 day ago

Biking with Larry Walsh: Tunnel closure a difficult decision along trail

National Tunnel closed for safety reasons because of ice build-up in the winter.

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 A semi-portable Varidesk Soho standing desk, $175 at

Shop Holiday 2015: Gifts for young professionals

Let them know they’re at the top of your shopping list with these ideas.

2 days ago

 Thomas Rouser has Thanksgiving dinner Thursday at the banquet at Light of Life Rescue Mission on the North Side.

Light of Life shines on Thanksgiving

About 1,000 people received a warm Thanksgiving meal Thursday as part of the annual tradition.

2 days ago

 Retailers, like those at The Mall at Robinson, above, are offering discounts to attract holiday shoppers to their stores during Black Friday weekend.

Shoppers, retailers navigate sale frenzy

The National Retail Federation estimates that about 135.8 million consumers will be shopping during the four-day weekend.

1 day ago

 Early holiday shoppers make their way into the Toys 'R' Us in Cranberry.

Retailers ask: Will shoppers feast on Black Friday?

Big chains like Macy's, J.C. Penney, Wal-Mart and Target opened their doors on the holiday for those hoping to get their post-turkey shop

2 days ago

 "It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown" is one of many Christmas specials airing this holiday season.

Holiday television specials spread seasonal cheer

No matter what your preference, there is surely something on the seasonal schedule to suit your tastes.

2 days ago

 The five-month budget stalemate has halted about $7 million in state funds that would have normally gone to food banks around the commonwealth.

Budget standoff has state's food banks looking to hunters for help

Hunters Sharing the Harvest, Pennsylvania’s venison donation program, will mark one million pounds of donated meat this hunting season.

2 days ago

 Thanks, Aunt Ina.

Local Dispatch: The Christmas ham that got us going

In 1950s, an aunt with a large ham for Christmas dinner motivated 13 of us to pile into a car to visit. And then it began to snow. A lot ...

2 days ago

 A Target shopper uses her iPhone to compare prices at Walmart during Black Friday weekendof  2014 in South Portland, Maine.

More consumers going mobile to do their holiday shopping

Mobile devices could account for more than 40 percent of transactions this holiday season.

2 days ago

 Thousands of Pittsburghers and out-of-towners took part in the annual Turkey Trot races this morning.

Thousands pound the pavement for annual Turkey Trot races

The 5K and 5-mile races meandered through the streets of the North Shore and Downtown Pittsburgh this morning.

3 days ago

 There's a technique to carving your Thanksgiving turkey.

VIDEO: How to carve your Thanksgiving turkey with ease

It’s that time of the year when you are about to handle the hardest Thanksgiving task -- carving a turkey. We are here to help.

3 days ago

 An armed police officer stands guard Thursday at the start of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Macy's Thanksgiving parade features balloons, bands, heavy security

Heavy police presence join balloons and floats on parade route.

3 days ago

 Audio-Technica AT-LP60 turntable, $99

Seeking gift ideas? Here are a few favorite tech things

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to give an absolutely fantastic technology gift. Here are 10 products under $100.

3 days ago

Black Friday retailers pile on discounts to lure shoppers

About 135.8 million Americans are expected to shop in stores or online over the four-day weekend.

3 days ago

 Cindy Edwards, of Cranberry, was one of many shoppers who were getting a headstart on their holiday shopping on Thanksgiving. Ms. Edwards was looking to snag some good deals at the Toys 'R' Us in Cranberry.

Holiday shoppers get a head start on Thanksgiving

Most of the more than a dozen major retailers like Macy’s, Target and Kohl’s were sticking with their evening Thanksgiving openings.

3 days ago

 A pair of bear hunters walk up a road last Monday toward a sign marking a game commission's deer hunter focus area at Pennsylvania game lands 74 in Fisher, Clarion County. The Pennsylvania Game Commission hopes more than 30 of these areas across the state will draw more hunters to spots where they’re likely to see more deer when hunting season opens Monday.

Game commission to steer hunters to prime spots

It’s a reversal of past practice, when the board spent hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to erect fences to keep deer out of areas.

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Let’s Learn from the Past: Pittsburgh’s first Thanksgiving

The Pilgrims celebrated the “First Thanksgiving” in 1621, but the first Thanksgiving in Pittsburgh wasn’t observed until 1758.

3 days ago

Let's talk about science: Temperature and your brain

Our brain helps us interpret information from different inputs like touch, sound and sight.

3 days ago

 Greetings, friends.

Local Dispatch: Why we still send Christmas cards

One can see how this quaint custom might fade. But when you send someone a real Christmas card, you are also sending a piece of yourself.

3 days ago

 Some Mt. Lebanon residents say they have a right to know, for safety reasons, where deer-control archery hunts are taking place in their community.

State orders Mt. Lebanon to provide locations of deer hunt

The request involves Mt. Lebanon’s contract to pay a nonprofit wildlife management organization to organize a controlled archery hunt.

3 days ago

 From left, Arty Quinn, brew master; Paul Stinelli, sales; Erika Quinn and her husband, owner Alan Quinn pose for a portrait inside Quinn Brewing Co. in North Huntingdon.

Insurrection AleWorks to open in Heidelberg, Quinn Brewing in North Huntingdon

They’re the newest in the next big wave of Western Pennsylvania brewpubs and breweries.

4 days ago

 Nicole Johnson, co-call director of Butterball Turkey Talk-Line.

Need more turkey tips? Butterball hotline experts await

From how to thaw the bird to cooking instructions, operators at the hotline answer 10,000-plus questions every year.

4 days ago

 The front parlor contains a piano and other musical instruments. On the left is an old church pew.

Christmas in Ben Avon: Holiday house tour set for Dec. 5

The tour includes a century-old house that is both beautiful and functional, with an elevator that can accommodate a wheelchair.

4 days ago

 Kennywood shines for the season with Holiday Lights through Dec. 27.

Holiday to-do list: Festive activities abound in Pittsburgh

Here’s a guide to the array of special holiday events and activities taking place throughout Pittsburgh.

4 days ago

 The downstairs bar  at Brewtus Brewing Co. in Sharon, PA.

More Pittsburgh brewpubs and breweries on the way

More than two dozen brewing operations have recently opened or soon will in locations ranging from the North Side to Hermitage and beyond.

4 days ago

 The "Playground" -- a Chicago-style marinated Italian beef sandwich with sauteed peppers on a Breadworks bun at the Old School Italian Sandwich Shop in Munhall.

Munch goes to Old School Italian Sandwich Shop

Skip the chains near the Waterfront and check out a famil- run spot with grandmother’s recipes.

4 days ago

 Cured Salmon at Poros in Market Square.

On the Table: Poros offers an interesting menu

With an expensive location, design and concept, Poros is the most ambitious restaurant of the moment.

4 days ago

 Alexander Pedersen of Denmark, left, and Toro Tommola of Finland traveled to Greensburg through AFS-USA, a foreign exchange program that brings together host families and students.

Serving up America: Host families share nation's bounty with foreign students

The AFS Intercultural Program, an international youth exchange organization, each year sends about 13,000 students abroad.

4 days ago

 Hart Johnson pours a brew at Piper's Pub on Carson Street in April 2014.

Is tonight the busiest bar night of the year?

Many people are home for, and can sleep in on, the Thanksgiving holiday.

4 days ago

 The Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance estimates charities collect one-third of their donations in the last quarter of the year.

Donor beware: Fake charities prey on your holiday spirit

As consumers get caught up in the holiday season of giving and goodwill, their defenses go down, according to some experts.

4 days ago

 Green-winged macaw.

Let's talk about birds: Nutcracker

There are two birds, both members of the crow family, named nutcracker.

4 days ago

 Thanksgiving is the peak day for home fires, followed by Christmas Day and Christmas Eve, according to the National Fire Protection Association, and most fires are started between noon and 3 p.m.

Officials urge holiday cooking safety

The U.S. fire Administration says Thanksgiving Day traditionally has the highest number of home fires all year, double the normal average.

3 days ago

 An estimated 46.9 million Americans are expected to take a plane, bus, car or train at least 50 miles from home over the long Thanksgiving weekend, according to AAA.

Travelers flock to airport, highways for long holiday weekend

An estimated 46.9 million Americans are expected to travel away from home over the holiday, the most travelers since 2007, AAA says.

4 days ago

 Mark Milovats.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

A listing of weekend events

4 days ago

 The tracks at the Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum begin at Pittsburgh before going to the J&L Steel Mill before eventually ending in Cumberland, Md. Everything in the model is set during 1953.

Trains keep chugging through Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum holiday show

The 28th annual display at the Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum in Richland includes 350 locomotives and 6,500 feet of track.

4 days ago

Holiday celebrations around the North

Here’s a roundup of some holiday programs around the North.

4 days ago

 Karen Stilley grew up in Pittsford, N.Y., and attended Penn State University in a joint bachelor’s and master’s degree program.

Newsmaker you should know / Hempfield mom creates website of kid-friendly activities

My Fun Maven, a website created by Karen Stilley of Hempfield, is attracting about 2,500 visitors looking for activities for children.

4 days ago

 "The Good Dinosaur" tells the story of Arlo, a lively Apatosaurus with a big heart who sets out on a remarkable journey, gaining an unlikely companion along the way?a  human boy.

A feast of films on Thanksgiving Eve

“Creed,” “Good Dinosaur,” “Brooklyn,” “Trumbo” and “Victor Frankenstein” arrive in theaters just in time for the holiday.

4 days ago

 When it comes to health, how can we make our parents understand modern recommendations?

Ask Natalie: Concerning parents' health, lead by example

Are mom and dad unhealthy and not willing to change? Graduating college but unsure of your major? Ask Natalie has the answers!

5 days ago