Ellie Gordon is a self described extreme liberal.

Poles apart: More in U.S. are holding consistent liberal or conservative views

For some, politics also affects choice of friends and neighborhoods.

about 13 hours ago

 Courtney Czarniak of Bridgeville, in costume as the Ice Princess, dances with children dressed as princesses at a birthday party in Belle Vernon.

Thanks to success of 'Frozen,' princesses are in hot demand

Elsa and Anna impersonators and other similar characters are booked solid for birthday parties for Pittsburgh children.

about 13 hours ago

Peter McKay: Your college will see you now

Peter McKay‘‍s helpful guide to sending a child off to college -- without being too jealous of how good they’‍ll have it.

1 day ago

Prices up at Children's Museum

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh raises admission and parking prices effective July 1.

3 days ago

 Lena Cammarata.

Century Club: She specialized in Italian cooking at early age

Lena Cammarata, who turned 102 on Monday, tucked garlic cloves -- and love -- into her specialty, Sicilian chicken.

5 days ago

Navy admiral makes history as service's first female four-star officer

Adm. Michelle Howard will take over as the vice chief of naval operations, the No. 2 officer in the service.

1 week ago

 The city's rising reputation as a travel destination puts everyone from PNC Park vendors and tour guides to cab drivers, like Earl Farrell, on center stage

Meet Pittsburgh's ambassadors who help visitors navigate the city

Find out who these so-called ambassadors are, the ones selling our city and presenting the information that shape the views of visitors.

1 week ago

2Do this week July 6-13: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Musical events from a free PSO concert to Maxwell at Heinz Hall are among the activities on tap this week.

1 week ago

Three Rivers Regatta schedule

Plan your trip to the Regatta hour by hour.

1 week ago

 First-place winners in the anything that floats event will receive $2,500.

Three Rivers Regatta takes over Point State Park

Here are five things to check out at the Three Rivers Regatta that will appeal to the entire family.

1 week ago

 Redwood Log House owned by Jamie Allen of Tarpon Springs, Fla.

Unique log home highlights Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival

A three-room Redwood Log House created in 1939 is highlight of the 40th Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival.

1 week ago

 Fitz and the Tantrums.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

The Furries hit town, the Swans perform and fireworks are popping off all over.

1 week ago

 Artist and illustrator Ashley Cecil wears one of the infinity scarves featuring patterns adapted from her paintings in her booth at the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival earlier this month. She's surrounded by her paintings and pillows, which also include patterns inspired by her art.

Stylebook Snapshot: Artist adapts nature paintings to fashions, furniture

Painter and illustrator Ashley Cecil of Highland Park has started designing scarves, pillows and more with patterns based on her paintings.

2 weeks ago

 Three Rivers Rowing Club members power their shell on the Allegheny River.

How to enjoy Pittsburgh's three rivers: count the ways

Kayaking, rowing, canoeing, paddleboarding (yoga optional), jet skiing, boating, swimming — even surfing. Each summer, there’‍s more to do.

2 weeks ago

Peter McKay: Diary of a couch potato

Wanna be bored? Try to recover from surgery by watching daytime TV or perusing Facebook.

2 weeks ago

PA scores poorly on AARP’s list for elderly, disabled care

The state was ranked 42nd overall in the new study on long-term services and supports for older people.

2 weeks ago

 Dave Matthews Band.

The Hot List of weekend events

The Butler Fair, Pennsylvania Rib Fest, WYEP Summer Music Festival, Great European Beerfest and Dave Matthews roll into town this weekend.

2 weeks ago

 Amy Brooks, who wrote a book called  "Unseen Arms" and was born without arms and legs, is helped by her assistance dog, Logic.

Author tells her inspirational story about 'Unseen Arms'

Amy Brooks, who was born without limbs, will appear Thursday at the Avalon Library for a talk and book signing.

2 weeks ago

Presbyterian Church USA votes to divest from companies supplying Israel

It marks the first time a national Protestant denomination has chosen to target the Israeli occupation with economic pressure.

3 weeks ago

Glamping one of the attractions at festival

Glamping -- glamorous camping -- gets its close-up at Antiques and Artisans Festival this weekend in Cabot, Butler County.

3 weeks ago

 Sharon Van Etten/

The hot list of activities for the coming weekend

PSO Pops finale, Bluegrass jam, Sharon Van Etten and Betty Who will be performing this weekend.

3 weeks ago

Advocates pitch their causes to Presbyterians

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will address hot-button issues, ranging from marriage to the Middle East to global warming.

4 weeks ago

 Frank Beresnyak with his three daughters -- Gabby (left), 6, and twins Bella and Anna, 7 -- at the Pittsburgh Flying Club's 1976 Piper Archer II at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport.

Stay-at-home fathers have a tough job but with great benefits

An increasing number of dads cook the bacon whether or not they bring it home.

4 weeks ago

 A crew from 7 Line Media films the "Before I Die" blackboard set up in Katz Plaza during the Three Rivers Arts Festival.

'Before I Die...' art project asks people to reflect on life's goals

In the Three Rivers Arts Festival, the project by Pittsburgh native Candy Chang was launched in 2011 and has spread to over 60 countries.

4 weeks ago

Peter McKay / Stayin' Alive, Stayin' Alive…

All joking aside, he’d rather have a low, slow recovery from surgery than the alternative.

4 weeks ago


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