Ask Natalie: Brokenhearted guy should say what is in his heart

A man who held back his true feelings about an ex-girlfriend finds out it may be too late to reconcile with her.

about 1 hour ago

 Janet McKee, with freshly picked strawberries,  and farm manager Kevin Keslar have started a "veganic" farm on a historic property in Donegal Township, Westmoreland County.

Holistic health counselor aims for better nutrition through vegan-inspired farming

Veganic farming is rare in America, but Janet McKee uses it to maximize nutrition on her Westmoreland County farm.

about 1 hour ago

 Portobello Soft Tacos are low in fat but at the same time provide a satisfying meat substitute.

Hungry Biker: Portobello Soft Tacos

Thick enough to slice and naturally low in fat and calories, portobello mushrooms are a very satisfying meat substitute.

about 1 hour ago

 Joan Davies Havekotte will turn 101 on Thursday.

Century club: Centenarian cherishes travel memories

Joan Davies Havekotte has seen the world and is now celebrating her 101st birthday.

about 1 hour ago

 Eastern garter snakes can live up to 10 years, and they commonly grow to about 18 to 26 inches in length.

Let's talk about parks: eastern garter snakes

One of the most common snakes found in Pittsburgh’s parks is the eastern garter snake.

about 1 hour ago

 The exhibit of the fashions of Marjorie Merriweather Post in the Adirondack building on the grounds of the Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens in  Washington D.C.

Ingenue icon: Marjorie Merriweather Post fashions on display

Gowns, shoes, handbags and more from her early Gibson Girl days to the late 1960s are showcased at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens.

1 day ago

 First dance at the wedding of Rich Kolesar and Ashley Thurby Kolesar at the reception at Nemacolin Woodlands Resorts.

Wedding in the Woodlands

It was a sweet day for a sweet couple -- Rich Kolesar and Ashley Thurby of Uniontown.

1 day ago

 I Made It! Market will have a presence this week at the EQT Three Rivers Regatta.

Stylebook: Opportunities for crafters, designers plentiful in Pittsburgh

Plus, ladies’ night out at SouthSide Works and FGI Pittsburgh seeks applicants for new board positions.

1 day ago

 Karen Plavan and Tim Grealish.

Recovery Rocks concert supports CLEAR

The plan to party outside was rained out Thursday night but that didn’t dampen the spirits of nearly 300 guests.

1 day ago

 Baron Batch paints a large installation piece at the Pittsburgh International Airport.

#DontForgetToWrite installation finds home at Pittsburgh International Airport

Artist Baron Batch’'s love for Western Pennsylvania takes off at the airport with new installation piece, on display through July.

1 day ago

South Park wave pool reopens after repairs

The wave pool is open now and will close at its regular time, 7:30 p.m.

about 10 hours ago

 Performers Hannah du Plessis and Mary C. Parker.

Pittsburgh’s first ever Comedy Open House filled with laughter

Pittsburgh Comedy Festival’s first comedy open house has them rolling in the aisles at Wigle Whiskey's Barrelhouse.

1 day ago

 The Wheel of Lights that will be set up in Point State Park during the Regatta.

A Ferris wheel comes to the Point for the Regatta

But the Wheel of Lights Ferris wheel is a lot flashier than the George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr.’s 1893 version.

2 days ago

 San Anton de Castrojeriz is a long-abandoned monastery on the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain. Volunteers are trying to make it into a habitable hostel for pilgrims.

An ancient trail in Spain leads to hilltop cathedral and intriguing tales

Stories and camaraderie abound on the pilgrimage routes that lead to Spain’s hilltop Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

2 days ago

 Mini bucket bag in black galaxy print ($34.99) is part of the Eddie Borgo for Target collection.

Stylebook snapshot: Fashion scoop for July

Here are some best bets for shopping, beauty, fashion events and more in July.

2 days ago

No, I’m not finished. What’s the rush, waiter?

Clearing plates when some diners haven’t finished turns a group meal into a group exercise in guilt.

2 days ago

 The London Eye wheel gives passengers a bird's eye view of the city, including Big Ben.

Around the world of wheels

When you’re talking size, you need to know if you’re looking at a Ferris wheel or a giant observation wheel.

2 days ago

 Fog shrouds the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands near Sausalito, Calif.

Be deliberate when taking travel photos

How to take amazing travel photos? Slow down!

2 days ago

 Lombard Street in San Francisco, the city where Airbnb got its start.

Airbnb's model has investors happy, hotel owners wary

At Airbnb, growth brings scrutiny, regulation as the company explores going public.

2 days ago

Photography tips

How to get the best photographs in your travels -- less is more.

2 days ago

Wildlife: New threat to everyone's favorite turtle

Ranavirus infects at least 25 species of turtles and amphibians and has been detected in 26 states since 1997.

2 days ago

 The new family room with balcony and open to the dining room and kitchen in Brigitte Savchik and family's remodeled home in Franklin Park.

Franklin Park renovation honors homeowner’s Austrian heritage, love for Craftsman style

Is Alpine Craftsman a real architectural style? John and Brigitte Savchik’s recently renovated home will make you a believer.

2 days ago

 A Minton Majolica Four-Tier Revolving Oyster Server

Christie’s auction will feature some of Richard Mellon Scaife’s favorites

When he bought furniture, china or decorative arts objects, Richard Mellon Scaife demonstrated a discerning eye.

2 days ago

 Lane Smouse of West Newton and Cody McCandless of New Alexandria watch a rodeo sponsored by Western Pennsylvania Youth Rodeo Association while perched on the bull riding cages at the Bullskin Township Fairgrounds, Fayette County.

Local youth rodeo association wraps up another season

Young rodeo riders have one last chance this season to saddle up and show their skills this weekend at Crooked Creek Horse Park in Ford

3 days ago

 Dennis Bateman, exhibit director at the Carnegie Science Museum, shows one of the displays from the "H2Oh!: Why Our Rivers Matter" exhibit.

Carnegie Science Center goes with the flow with 'H2Oh!'

Water Weekends at the Carnegie Science Center are filled to overflowing with cool activities about H2Oh!

3 days ago

Peter McKay: Welcome to Celebration Nation!

Why do we celebrate every little event like a celebrity? Because the Kardashians do it.

3 days ago

 Garlicky shrimp are paired with sweet cherry tomatoes in this light summer dish.

Let's Eat: Garlicky Shrimp with Tomatoes

Garlicky shrimp are paired with sweet cherry tomatoes in a light summer dish.

3 days ago

My Gen book review: Intergenerational tale explores gender identity

Daria Wilke’s “Playing a Part” looks at questions of love, family and gender through the eyes of a Russian teen boy.

3 days ago

 The Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium got into the act of joining the #JurassicZookeepers meme movement as zookeepers around the world began tweeting themselves posed in front of animals as Chris Pratt's character is in front of the raptors of the movie "Jurassic World." According to The New York Times, zookeeper enthusiasm may be rooted in the depiction of the human-animal relationship that the character explains, “It's not about control. It's a relationship based on respect." The Pittsburgh Zoo tweeted, "one more just for fun" with its arapaima, native to South America and among the largest freshwater fish in the world.

5 Things we are loving this week: June 27

Zookeepers around the world, including Pittsburgh, have been tweeting themselves posed with animals a la the raptors of “Jurassic World.”

3 days ago

 Exterior of townhouses being built by a.m. Rodriguez Associates.

Buying Here: Helping revitalize Homestead

Developer Victor Rodriguez wasn’t looking for work when he took a walk one day.

2 days ago

Ride or shine, rain doesn't stop some bicyclists

Rain can be seen as a bicyclist friend or foe. Here are some tips if you are caught in a downpour.

3 days ago

Millenials, developers increasingly drawn to Homestead

“We have a great location. We are on the city side of the Squirrel Hill tunnels with very affordable housing.”

2 days ago

PG columnist honored

Doug Oster, the PG’s Backyard Gardener columnist, has been honored for his multimedia work.

2 days ago

 A tower designed by architect Carmine Carapella as a "love gift" for Pittsburgh.

A towering gift

Architect Carmine Carapella has a gift in mind for his new hometown.

2 days ago

Setting the SEEN: Bring your appetite to Market St. Grocery

This week on "Setting the SEEN," SEEN editor Natalie Bencivenga and style editor Sara Bauknecht do some grocery shopping -- with a twist!

3 days ago

 Bicyclists cross Liberty Avenue, Downtown, as part of the Open Streets Pittsburgh event on May 31.

Merchants divided on Open Streets road closings

Open Streets PGH, part of a national movement to foster outdoor activity, closed more than 25 city intersections from 8 a.m. to noon May 31.

4 days ago

 Salmon Quinoa Bowl.

Name your newborn Quinoa, win $10,000

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse challenge ends Labor Day.

4 days ago

 Jimmy Woods of Shaler works with mahi mahi fish in his food truck, Mission Mahi. Mr. Woods has had a long struggle with drugs and alcohol, but has found sobriety. He uses the truck not only to serve great fish tacos, but also to help people in recovery, many of whom work in the truck.

Mission Mahi food truck serves up more than tacos

For food truck owner and recovering alcoholic Jimmy Woods, “It isn’t about making money. It is about helping people.”

4 days ago

 Naomi Sims in 1991

Pittsburgh native Naomi Sims' accomplishments extolled

Kilolo Luckett lectures about the achievements of Homewood’s Naomi Sims, the first African-American supermodel.

4 days ago

Fishing report

Conditions on area waters.

4 days ago

WQED celebrates the Fourth

Independence Day programming is front and center on WQED.

4 days ago

Consumer Reports: Home sale mistakes

Home-sale mistakes that cost you money

4 days ago

 Customers dine outside at Tako on Sixth Street, Downtown.

Summer 2015 dining guide: 12 reasons to dine out this season

Learn how to dine like an insider with these spots, which are building momentum and excitement in Pittsburgh’s growing restaurant scene.

5 days ago

 The Great European Beer Festival is back this weekend, June 27-28, at Sharp Edge Beer Emporium in Friendship.

Great European Beer Festival expands borders

Sharp Edge’s annual bash includes American craft brews and rarities.

5 days ago

 Kid Rock performs at First Niagara Pavilion on Sunday.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Helen Mirren’s “The Audience,” a Phat Man Dee sendoff party, and an evening with Dr. Cyril Wecht, all on the agenda for this weekend.

5 days ago

 At the Blue Canary Coffeehouse in Harmony, barista Kim Fabrizio holds a nitro coffee, dispensed from a keg with nitrogen.

Nitro coffee -- dubbed 'morning beer' -- debuts in Pittsburgh region

Dispensed from a keg with nitrogen, this trendy twist earned its name in part because a glass of it looks so much like a beer.

6 days ago

 BBQ Beer Can Chicken: Just place the bird on the grill, and let the beer escaping the can keep it moist while cooking

Sauces, rubs and marinades can help create sparks for Fourth of July cookout

Three recipes each for rubs, sauces and marinades.

6 days ago

 Circus Dinner in the Field menu will include farm-grown vegetables, grass-fed beef and local wine.

Middlesex event pairs farm, food and dance

Aerial and belly dancers to perform at dinner in the field event coming on Sunday.

6 days ago

 Sydney Tyner, a sixth-grader at North Hill's McIntyre Elementary, is the Pennsylvania winner of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, a nationwide recipe challenge for kids that promotes cooking and healthy eating.

Ross sixth-grader is a chef in the making

Sydney Tyner of Ross is Pennsylvania winner of Michelle Obama’s “Healthy Lunchtime Challenge” contest

6 days ago


Miriam's Garden: Beet goes on in the heat

Green beet tops add opulence and nutrition to dishes, while the roots make a luscious addition to meals..

6 days ago