These very traditional Highland House wood frame arm chairs get an exotic facelift with the addition black and white leopard upholstery.

Seeing spots: Leopard prints leap back into home decor

It’s mostly upholstery that sports the exotic animal pattern, but lamps, rugs and occasional pieces also have found their wild side.

about 12 hours ago

Stylebook: Dress for Success Pittsburgh Fill-A-Bag sale is back

Plus, artist meet-and-greet, trunk show roundup and more Pittsburgh style happenings.

about 12 hours ago

 A pair of bear hunters walk up a road toward a sign marking a game commission's deer hunter focus area at Pennsylvania game lands 74 last week in Fisher, Clarion County. The Pennsylvania Game Commission hopes more than 30 of these areas across the state will draw more hunters to spots where they’re likely to see more deer when hunting season opens today.

Pennsylvania's deer season opens

The rifle hunting season and continues through Dec. 12.

about 5 hours ago

 Roseanne Wholey with Bishop David Zubik, Linda Liotus and Julie Unitas Giba

The 52nd annual Medallion Ball

St. Lucy’s Auxiliary to the Blind honors 112 young women with the Joan of Arc Medallion for their many hours of service.

about 12 hours ago

 Bob Mock, an instructor for Ice & Blades Figure Skating, gives a lesson to R.J. Springer of Raccoon and Jessica Wasik of Aliquippa at the Alpha Ice Complex in Harmar.

Pittsburgh loves ice skating, but how many rinks might prove too many?

In a region already supporting about 30 ice rinks, some industry insiders are wondering if the market is reaching oversaturation.

about 12 hours ago

 Retailers are rolling out online deals on so-called Cyber Monday, although discounts started days before since now that shoppers are online all the time. “It’s no longer about one day, but a season of digital deals,” said Matthew Shay, president of retail trade group The National Retail Federation.

Cyber Monday sales still on top, but losing some luster

As of 10 a.m. E.T., Adobe, which tracks millions of visitors to retail websites, said $490 million had been spent online.

2 minutes ago

 Event co-chairs Brenda Tate and Cheryll Chakrabarti.

Lush Life Masquerade at Hotel Indigo benefits Kelly-Strayhorn Theater

To celebrate Billy Strayhorn’s 100th birthday, Hotel Indigo became party central on Saturday night for the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater.

about 12 hours ago

 Timed with his 100th birthday, on Dec. 12, is the release of “All or Nothing at All,” a two-DVD documentary with interviews, rarely seen footage and his full 1971 Retirement Concert.

Shop Holiday 2015: Gifts for rock music lovers

New packages are artists such as Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra and Lou Reed.

about 12 hours ago

 More than 3,000 people participated in the Ugly Sweater Run, a holiday-themed 3.1 race at PNC Park.

Hundreds participate in Ugly Sweater Run

Ugly Sweater Run is a chance for connoisseurs of odd fashion to embrace the holiday spirit.

about 12 hours ago

 In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the beloved animated tale "A Charlie Brown Christmas," Kristen Bell will host a special holiday retrospective, "It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown."

‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ turns 50

Executive producer Lee Mendelson remembers the production potholes in making the first Peanuts TV special.

about 12 hours ago

#SEENSocialTrends: Holiday Gifts for the Host

While some people might say that it is passe to bring gifts to someone’s house, I say good manners are always on trend.

about 12 hours ago

 The staff of Surgicorps: Kate Freed, DeNese Olson, Linda Esposto and Dr. Jack Demos.

#LetsMakeASEEN: Surgicorps

Surgicorps is a Pittsburgh-based global initiative that serves those in undeveloped countries who need reconstructive surgery.

about 12 hours ago

Local Dispatch: Board games are the everlasting holiday gift

My wish is that young adults who have had the fortune to know the fun and value of board games will remember to share with today’s kids.

about 12 hours ago

 Some visitors to Target’s site today, Cyber Monday, were greeted with the message: “Please hold tight. So sorry, but high traffic’s causing delays.”

Target site stumbles on Cyber Monday, locking out some users

Some visitors to Target’s site were greeted with the message: “Please hold tight. So sorry, but high traffic’s causing delays.”

9 minutes ago

 Bacon and Caramelized Onion Flatbread (Flammkuchen)

What's dishing on the blogs: Pizza party

After Thanksgiving, feast on pizza and lasagna.

about 15 hours ago

 The Daniel Finch mural "Lady Commonwealth" at the Susquehanna Art Museum.

Harrisburg sheds its stodgy image

Pennsylvania’s state capitol is a hidden gem in plain sight in a city building a reputation as a foodie and sightseeing destination.

1 day ago

 An ugly holiday sweater for Steelers fans from

Stylebook snapshot: Pittsburgh's December fashion scoop

Whatever you celebrate this holiday season, here are some tips to help keep your style on point, with a few shopping tips sprinkled in.

1 day ago

 The "Harry Potter Coloring Book #1" is available for less than $10 at Barnes & Noble.

Shop Holiday 2015: Gifts for kids ages 5-10

These suggestions aim to exercise their minds and imaginations.

1 day ago

 Holiday card created by Mary Lois Verrilla for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Send a card, support a charity in the Pittsburgh region

Pittsburgh charities once again sell holiday cards this season to raise money to support their clients, special causes.

1 day ago

  Heinz Healey's  at 160 Fifth Ave. near Market Square specializes in gentlemen's apparel.

Worth the Drive: Downtown Pittsburgh

On Small Business Saturday, shops in the Golden Triangle have lots to offer.

2 days ago

Pet Tales: PETA battles deer park over bears

Pymatuning Deer Park in Mercer County has been targeted by PETA in an online campaign condemning enclosures used by black bears.

2 days ago

 Karaoke USA's all-in-one system (model GF829) includes a 7-inch color screen and record function.

Shop Holiday 2015: Gifts for theater lovers

Let’s hope these ideas draw some applause.

2 days ago

 Kentucky Hot Brown with Manchego-Jalapeno Mornay Sauce comes from the book "Southern Heat: New Southern Cooking Latin Style" by Anthony Lamas.

Let's Eat: Kentucky Hot Brown with Manchego-Jalapeno Morney Sauce

A spicy variation of traditional Kentucky Hot Brown sandwich (created in Louisville in 1926) gets extra kick from jalapeno peppers.

2 days ago

Peter McKay: My war on Christmas (decorations)

Who would have thought he would ever want the holidays without the trimmings?

2 days ago

 Mt. Lebanon native Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara made for one handsome couple at their Nov. 22 wedding. The bride documented the whole affair on Instagram.

5 Things We Are Loving This Week, Nov. 28, 2015

Newlyweds Joe Manganiello of Mt. Lebanon and Sofia Vergara are asking asking guests to make donations in lieu of wedding gifts.

2 days ago

Biking with Larry Walsh: Tunnel closure a difficult decision along trail

National Tunnel closed for safety reasons because of ice build-up in the winter.

2 days ago

 A semi-portable Varidesk Soho standing desk, $175 at

Shop Holiday 2015: Gifts for young professionals

Let them know they’re at the top of your shopping list with these ideas.

3 days ago

 Thomas Rouser has Thanksgiving dinner Thursday at the banquet at Light of Life Rescue Mission on the North Side.

Light of Life shines on Thanksgiving

About 1,000 people received a warm Thanksgiving meal Thursday as part of the annual tradition.

3 days ago

 Retailers, like those at The Mall at Robinson, above, are offering discounts to attract holiday shoppers to their stores during Black Friday weekend.

Shoppers, retailers navigate sale frenzy

The National Retail Federation estimates that about 135.8 million consumers will be shopping during the four-day weekend.

2 days ago

 Early holiday shoppers make their way into the Toys 'R' Us in Cranberry.

Retailers ask: Will shoppers feast on Black Friday?

Big chains like Macy's, J.C. Penney, Wal-Mart and Target opened their doors on the holiday for those hoping to get their post-turkey shop

3 days ago

 "It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown" is one of many Christmas specials airing this holiday season.

Holiday television specials spread seasonal cheer

No matter what your preference, there is surely something on the seasonal schedule to suit your tastes.

3 days ago

 The five-month budget stalemate has halted about $7 million in state funds that would have normally gone to food banks around the commonwealth.

Budget standoff has state's food banks looking to hunters for help

Hunters Sharing the Harvest, Pennsylvania’s venison donation program, will mark one million pounds of donated meat this hunting season.

3 days ago

 Thanks, Aunt Ina.

Local Dispatch: The Christmas ham that got us going

In 1950s, an aunt with a large ham for Christmas dinner motivated 13 of us to pile into a car to visit. And then it began to snow. A lot ...

3 days ago

 A Target shopper uses her iPhone to compare prices at Walmart during Black Friday weekendof  2014 in South Portland, Maine.

More consumers going mobile to do their holiday shopping

Mobile devices could account for more than 40 percent of transactions this holiday season.

3 days ago

 Thousands of Pittsburghers and out-of-towners took part in the annual Turkey Trot races this morning.

Thousands pound the pavement for annual Turkey Trot races

The 5K and 5-mile races meandered through the streets of the North Shore and Downtown Pittsburgh this morning.

3 days ago

 There's a technique to carving your Thanksgiving turkey.

VIDEO: How to carve your Thanksgiving turkey with ease

It’s that time of the year when you are about to handle the hardest Thanksgiving task -- carving a turkey. We are here to help.

4 days ago

 An armed police officer stands guard Thursday at the start of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Macy's Thanksgiving parade features balloons, bands, heavy security

Heavy police presence join balloons and floats on parade route.

4 days ago

 Audio-Technica AT-LP60 turntable, $99

Seeking gift ideas? Here are a few favorite tech things

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to give an absolutely fantastic technology gift. Here are 10 products under $100.

4 days ago

Black Friday retailers pile on discounts to lure shoppers

About 135.8 million Americans are expected to shop in stores or online over the four-day weekend.

4 days ago

 Cindy Edwards, of Cranberry, was one of many shoppers who were getting a headstart on their holiday shopping on Thanksgiving. Ms. Edwards was looking to snag some good deals at the Toys 'R' Us in Cranberry.

Holiday shoppers get a head start on Thanksgiving

Most of the more than a dozen major retailers like Macy’s, Target and Kohl’s were sticking with their evening Thanksgiving openings.

3 days ago

 A pair of bear hunters walk up a road last Monday toward a sign marking a game commission's deer hunter focus area at Pennsylvania game lands 74 in Fisher, Clarion County. The Pennsylvania Game Commission hopes more than 30 of these areas across the state will draw more hunters to spots where they’re likely to see more deer when hunting season opens Monday.

Game commission to steer hunters to prime spots

It’s a reversal of past practice, when the board spent hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to erect fences to keep deer out of areas.

3 days ago

Let’s Learn from the Past: Pittsburgh’s first Thanksgiving

The Pilgrims celebrated the “First Thanksgiving” in 1621, but the first Thanksgiving in Pittsburgh wasn’t observed until 1758.

4 days ago

Let's talk about science: Temperature and your brain

Our brain helps us interpret information from different inputs like touch, sound and sight.

4 days ago

 Greetings, friends.

Local Dispatch: Why we still send Christmas cards

One can see how this quaint custom might fade. But when you send someone a real Christmas card, you are also sending a piece of yourself.

4 days ago

 Some Mt. Lebanon residents say they have a right to know, for safety reasons, where deer-control archery hunts are taking place in their community.

State orders Mt. Lebanon to provide locations of deer hunt

The request involves Mt. Lebanon’s contract to pay a nonprofit wildlife management organization to organize a controlled archery hunt.

4 days ago

 From left, Arty Quinn, brew master; Paul Stinelli, sales; Erika Quinn and her husband, owner Alan Quinn pose for a portrait inside Quinn Brewing Co. in North Huntingdon.

Insurrection AleWorks to open in Heidelberg, Quinn Brewing in North Huntingdon

They’re the newest in the next big wave of Western Pennsylvania brewpubs and breweries.

5 days ago

 Nicole Johnson, co-call director of Butterball Turkey Talk-Line.

Need more turkey tips? Butterball hotline experts await

From how to thaw the bird to cooking instructions, operators at the hotline answer 10,000-plus questions every year.

5 days ago

 The front parlor contains a piano and other musical instruments. On the left is an old church pew.

Christmas in Ben Avon: Holiday house tour set for Dec. 5

The tour includes a century-old house that is both beautiful and functional, with an elevator that can accommodate a wheelchair.

5 days ago

 Kennywood shines for the season with Holiday Lights through Dec. 27.

Holiday to-do list: Festive activities abound in Pittsburgh

Here’s a guide to the array of special holiday events and activities taking place throughout Pittsburgh.

5 days ago

 The downstairs bar  at Brewtus Brewing Co. in Sharon, PA.

More Pittsburgh brewpubs and breweries on the way

More than two dozen brewing operations have recently opened or soon will in locations ranging from the North Side to Hermitage and beyond.

5 days ago


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