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 The racing action continues into darkness on Saturday nights at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial.

Dirt track competitors heat up the course at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway

Watching the races at Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial is loud, dirty ... and a lot of fun.

about 8 hours ago


Stylebook: FGI Pittsburgh announces new board members, next event

Plus, charity fashion shows, made-to-measure suits trunk show at Larrimor’s, a workshop for models in the making and more fashion news.

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 The sun garden looking back toward the main house and an outbuilding at Clare and Duncan Horner's second home in Wind Ridge, Greene County.

Greene County farm is a testament to plants' toughness, her smart choices

Clare Horner’s winning Greene County garden was constructed with a backbone of hardy plants that survive nicely on little TLC.

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 The house at 100 Watkins Ave. in Bellevue has tapered columns and stained-glass windows and transoms.

Buying Here: Living like the Fricks is just one plus of 16-room house in Bellevue

Family looking for the next curators of nearly 6,000-square-foot mansion in Bellevue.

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Bellevue at a glance

In 1795, Bellevue’s fate hinged on the birth of Frankie East.

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 Guests dressed all in white take part in last year's Diner en Blanc in New York. Pittsburgh will hold its first Diner en Blanc on Sept. 11 at an undisclosed location.

The color white will rule at Diner en Blanc

The elegant picnic that began in France in 1988 will be held in Pittsburgh for the first time on Sept. 11 at a undisclosed site.

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 Chicken and Sausage Gumbo.

Let's Eat: Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Back to school means back to dinner and a good solution is a Cajun-style gumbo.

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Fall is the perfect time to plant a new lawn

The job can be broken down into three parts: soil preparation, planting and post-planting care.

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Biking: Pinkerton Tunnel to reopen for bicyclists in mid-September

Mid-September reopening almost sure thing for Pinkerton Tunnel, and bicyclists will love it.

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 Rebecca Rapp, 9, of Regent Square, was the ringmaster of the circus held at the end of a weeklong summer camp at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh.

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

Trainers in Squirrel Hill worked with 70 children, ages 6 to 13, and taught them to perform various acts.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

2 days 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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 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.

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 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.

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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.

3 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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Taste of the Town: Biergartens

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

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 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.

4 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.

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 Spicy Chicken Tacos.

Great Race, Great Taste: Spicy Chicken Tacos

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

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 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.

4 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.

4 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.

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 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.

3 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

5 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.

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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.

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 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:

3 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.

6 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.

6 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.

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 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.

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 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.

6 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.

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 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.

6 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

6 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.

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