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


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.



 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.



 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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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.
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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.



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.


 

Restaurants


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.



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.


 

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Style & Fashion


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.



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.


 

Seen


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.



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.


 

Lifestyle


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.



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.