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 Fans flock on a busy Monday morning at one of Kennywood’s historic roller coasters.

Falling (and riding) in love with Kennywood

Five Post-Gazette interns -- including four out-of-towners -- explore the amusement park. Here are the top-10 things they loved.

about 7 hours ago


 A woman checks in at the Healthy Ride bide station on Liberty Avenue at Stanwix Street  in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Pedal pushers: New bike-sharing initiative makes for an easy ride

Anyone age 18 and older can rent a bike at the 50 rental stations in the city that are part of Pittsburgh Bike Share’s Healthy Ride.

about 19 hours ago


 Kevin Cooney, center, and other members of the West Hills Riders descend the hill through Settlers Cabin Park.

Fellowship a pillar of West Hills Road Riders cycling group

The group holds two rides each week, attracting 25 to 30 bicyclists from Allegheny, Beaver and Washington counties.

about 19 hours ago


Scott awards contracts for new swimming pool

Stoneridge Inc. of Philadelphia will build the new pool and its surrounding fencing for $1,383,500.

about 19 hours ago


McKees Rocks 'feastival' to serve up plenty of food, music, art

The idea for the event is to build on established traditions in McKees Rocks, such as music and ethnic foods.

about 19 hours ago


Kennywood's 4-D theater opens with 'Ice Age' short

Kennywood premiered its newest attraction, “Ice Age: No time For Nuts 4-D,” with a grand opening ceremony.

about 7 hours ago


 More lanes like this one heading into Downtown are planned for Oakland.

More bike lanes coming to Oakland streets

Seeking to accommodate an increasing number of bicycle riders, Pittsburgh plans to install new bike facilities this summer.

about 19 hours ago


 A weisswurst served with mustard, potato pancakes (with sour cream and applesauce) and roasted beets.

Munch goes to Open German Italian Flair

A quirky restaurant in Venetia serves both German and Italian food and more in the basement of a country post office.

1 day ago


  Paella with lobster, mussels, clams, scallops, shrimp, chicken, Spanish sausage and rice with saffron at Mallorca.

On the Table: Mallorca needs to bring menu up to same level as setting and staff

A terrific space and a warm experience draw diners to this South Side stable; if only the food were better.

1 day ago


Let’s Learn From the Past: Roberto Clemente

Roberto Clemente excelled both on and off the baseball field.

1 day ago


Let's talk about science: Fireworks you can make for breakfast

Try this fun experiment with milk and food coloring.

1 day ago


 Robert Randolph & the Family Band play The Feastival in McKees Rocks.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Lots of music, a gaming festival, comedy and even a Regatta on tap for the coming weekend.

1 day ago


 Macy's announced July 13 that the company would close the Downtown Pittsburgh store.

Tic Toc, Arcade Bakery could live on after Macy’s leaves Downtown Pittsburgh site

The agreement under consideration would assign names, branding and intellectual property rights of the restaurant and bakery to the city.

1 day ago


 Todd Saulle of Pop Stop makes popsicles from scratch.

Check out the summer bucket list for Pittsburgh foodies

Explore these foods and dining venues before the curtain comes down on the season.

2 days ago


 Rita's Easy Quiche.

Dairy cookbook salutes farm families, foods

Middlesex farmer’s easy-to-make quiche is among 110 recipes selected by “The Dairy Good Cookbook.”

2 days ago


 Three feta-based dishes, Mediterranean Olive Bread, Healthy Spanakopita and Feta Salsa.

Debate on feta heats up in Monroeville cheese class

A local cheesemonger asks, and a jury decides: Can feta cheese be made outside of Greece?

2 days ago


 Tres Leches Cake.

Food Column: An ode to Latino culture

Potluck picnic will include everything from rice and beans to tres leche cake

2 days ago


Upcoming food events in the Pittsburgh area

Regional food-related events scheduled for the coming weeks.

2 days ago


 Keth Richards performs curing  a recent Rolling Stones concert at Heinz Field.   He is a the subject of an upcoming documentary on Netflix.

Tuned In: Netflix plans new series but no sports

Netflix kicks off the Television Critics Association summer press tour, continuing to disrupt how viewers consume TV content.

2 days ago


Prison politics: Obama makes criminal justice reform a priority

Many have called for fundamental criminal justice reforms for more than a decade. But better late than never.

2 days ago


Turkey’s trials: The United States risks a deeper entanglement

The relationships between Turkey, the Kurds, the Islamic State group and NATO is getting more and more complicated.

2 days ago


Secret cameras: Pittsburghers deserve a citizen-friendly policy

We don’t want to become the City of Big Brotherly Love.

2 days ago


 Ed Helms as Rusty Griswold, and Chris Hemsworth as Stone Crandall, in "Vacation."

Movie review: Newest 'Vacation' takes the low road, too

Second and third generations of Griswolds embark on a disastrous “Vacation” and road trip to Walley World in the comedy starring Ed Helms.

2 days ago


 "A Girl and Her Room," by Rania Matar.

A female lens focuses on the Middle East in 'She Who Tells a Story'

A Carnegie Museum of Art exhibition of 12 women’s photography reveals inner lives of Middle Eastern people often stereotyped in the West.

2 days ago


 Etiquette at weddings is getting harder to navigate as the old rules have given way to new ideas about how and when to do certain traditions.

Ask Natalie: Wedding etiquette continues to change

If there’s no receiving line, it’s best to approach the bride and groom near the end of the reception.

3 days ago


Ancient Greeks were wary of zombies, Pitt archaeologist finds

University researcher Carrie Weaver found that ancient Greek society believed that some individuals were destined to come back to life.

3 days ago


 Mary Kolenchak Miskinis.

Century Club: Centenarian's advice is to stay active

A nanny at 15, Mary Kolenchak Miskinis still sees her charge, who is now 85. She celebrates her 100th birthday.

3 days ago


 Cicadas produce the loudest insect sound known to science.

Let’s Talk About Parks: Cicadas

When you think about the sound that most reminds you of summer, the rhythmic, rasping rattle of cicadas probably comes to mind.

3 days ago


Supervalu may spin off Save-A-Lot division

Grocery distributor says its discount grocery operation and its independent grocers may be helped by separating the businesses.

3 days ago


 Volunteers make unique art cards with art therapy director Brant Meehan at Cancer Caring Center in Bloomfield.

Bloomfield center volunteers create cards made with art & soul

“It is an expression of your emotions about well-being to the person it is going to,” said art therapist Brant Meehan.

4 days ago


 Matt Buchholz and Kelly Beall at the Girls Rock! dance party fundraiser at Spirit in Lawrenceville.

Dancing is still possible if you need to be 'In Bed by Ten'

Matt Buchholz and Kelly Beall host an early dance party, and also make a positive difference with dance-filled fundraisers.

4 days ago


 Zach Weber, of the Carnegie Science Center, freezes marshmallows in liquid nitrogen at a 21-plus night at TechShop in Bakery Square.

21+ Night! @TechShop PGH

The TechShop in Bakery Square hosted more than 300 guests at its 21-plus night on Thursday.

4 days ago


 From left, Aaron Sukenik, executive director of Hilltop Alliance, Knowledge Hudson, Henry Pyatt and Siena Kane.

Open in Allentown (Part Deux)

Positive changes happening in Allentown, which are being driven by young entrepreneurs in Pittsburgh.

4 days ago


 From left, Girl Talk project coordinator Katherine Houston, Kenyale Cottingham, 14, and Crystaline Barger.

#LetsMakeASEEN: Girl Talk

Girl Talk sets out to teach young girls between the ages of 13-18 medically sound information about their health and sexual well-being.

4 days ago


#SEENJetSet

Where are Pittsburghers going on their summer vacations?

4 days ago


 City Councilman Dan Gilman will recognize Tuesday as Stylish Pittsburgh Day in the city.

Stylebook: City to celebrate first #StylishPittsburgh day

Plus, neighborhood sidewalk sales, The Compilation runway show, what’s new at South Hills Village and other fashion-related news.

4 days ago


 Astronomical highlights for the week of July 27.

Stargazing: July ends with a blue moon

A blue moon, the second full moon in a calendar month, occurs about every 2½ years.

4 days ago


 Located along scenic Highway 1 on the central California coast, Big Sur has attained a worldwide reputation for its spectacular beauty.

California's Central Coast amazing at every turn

California’s central coast celebrates the state’s natural beauty, quirkiness.

5 days ago


 A Second Breakfast Waffle Wagon customer walks into Coffee Buddha to eat after receiving her order from the food truck. The Waffle Wagon serves customers every Thursday in the parking lot of the Ross coffee shop.

Food trucks here have nowhere to go but up

With nearly 30 Pittsburgh-based food trucks, a growing fleet gets creative to navigate Pittsburgh ordinances.

5 days ago


Home sweet home in Downtown Pittsburgh

Twentysomething finds everything she needs in a loft apartment Downtown.

5 days ago


Making the move Downtown after a lifetime living in the suburbs

She loves walking to shows, tours and events Downtown.

5 days ago


 Model Miyah Knight poses for a photo during a Style Week Pittsburgh pop-up photo shoot Downtown on June 26, 2015. The five-day event will return for its third year Aug. 12-16.

Stylebook snapshot: Style scoop for August

Here are ways to embrace the dog days of summer by heating up your style!

5 days ago


 Debbie and Rick Peterson in their First Side condo.

First Side condo puts a couple on top of a thriving city

Empty-nesters join the Downtown neighborhood with show-stopping views in 151 First Side.

5 days ago


 Cathy Fowlkes speaks with Dr. Alicia Kaplan at Allegheny  Health Network's facility in Bethel Park.

Brain electrodes help Mt. Lebanon woman with OCD

Cathy Fowlkes woke up each day and worked through the same routine; cleaning her house from top to bottom. Today that is all changed.

5 days ago


 Pittsburgh is receiving a flurry of national media attention lately.

Why is Pittsburgh being called the new darling destination?

Last week’s flurry of national media attention on the city’s charms has become the new normal.

5 days ago


 Lois Mufuka Martin, the new United Way's Chief Volunteer Engagement Officer.

Good Neighbor Center aims to steer volunteers where they're needed

Lois Mufuka Martin is leading the initiative for the United Way.

5 days ago


 The exterior of Pizzaiolo in Market Square.

Rooftop dining is among al fresco options Downtown

If you like eating in the out of doors, Downtown has spots high, low and in between.

5 days ago


 It was likely an Ohio lamprey that sunk its suckers into this 20-inch channel catfish, released Wednesday by John Force of the North Side while fishing on the North Shore with Venture Outdoors’ TriAnglers.

Outdoors notebook: Perch, walleye harder to find in high, cool Lake Erie

As the Great Lakes grow greater in volume, the new depths and temperatures are impacting the fishing.

5 days ago


Wildlife: Glaciers caused ground squirrel diversity

On a recent trip to New Mexico, I was perplexed by the disparity of ground squirrel species diversity between the East and West.

5 days ago


 At Main Exhibit Gallery on West Main Street in Ligonier, all the arts and crafts are made by local of American artisans.

Shopping in Ligonier is worth the drive

Just because the Ligonier Valley is known as a playground for the rich doesn't mean the rest of us can't play there, too.

6 days ago



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