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Another project looms for Parke

Hank Parke receives well-deserved recognition after years of dedicated public service in Somerset County.

about 17 hours ago


 Michael Kobold

Everest disaster awakens climber's memories

Local watchmaker Michael Kobold reflects on Sherpa safety in the wake of the recent Mount Everest disaster.

about 17 hours ago


 Jan K. Mayr's dog Piper at Franklin Regional High School. The 11-year-old border collie was one of the therapy dogs who helped students cope.

Pet Tales: Therapy dogs a class act at Franklin Regional High School

Ten therapy dogs helped students ease their anxieties when they returned to Franklin Regional High School.

about 17 hours ago


Peter McKay: Spoiler alerts ruining TV binge-viewing for the rest of us

TV watchers who binge on favorite shows have only one weapon against spoilers -- hands over ears and yodeling "Lalalala!"

about 17 hours ago


 A group walks between stations during the reading of the Stations of the Cross on Friday above Seton-La Salle High School in Mt. Lebanon. The group was observing Good Friday.

Prayers, procession focus of Good Friday

The Stations of the Cross comprise a traditional devotion that re-creates the final hours of Jesus' life.

about 17 hours ago


 Some offices in the Allegheny County Courthouse, foreground, will be closed today in observance of Good Friday.

Several Allegheny County offices closing on Good Friday

Some county offices are closed or will be closing early today in observance of Good Friday.

1 day ago


 A collapsed banquet hall and beach club at Conneaut Lake Park were destroyed in a 2008 fire.

New group seeks to run Conneaut Lake Park

A reconfigured group of trustees wants a judge to let it oversee the historic 122-year-old amusement park in Crawford County.

2 days ago


 Benedict Killang, originally from South Sudan, holds his son Miracle, 2, on Monday while he tries his first bite of horseradish. They were attending his first Passover seder at Rodef Shalom Congregation in Oakland.

Passover: People of many faiths, nations see themselves in the tale of liberation

Rodef Shalom Congregation in Oakland held a seder meal Monday for about 200 people.

2 days ago


Let's Talk About: The Blue Scorpion of Mars

The crust of Mars is home to Syrtis Major, or as Italian astronomer Angelo Secchi nicknamed it in 1858, The Blue Scorpion.

2 days ago


Learn From the Past: Sister Bridges

Pittsburgh lays claim to being home to the only trio of identical bridges in the world.

2 days ago


 Buffalo fried chicken balls at Emporio: A Meatball Joint

Emporio gives diners meatballs galore

At the restaurant, he makes four types of meatballs -- classic beef, spicy pork, vegetarian and chicken -- as well as a meatball of the day.

2 days ago


 Wesley Ross stands in the entrance of the kitchen – a converted antique bank vault inside The Bank Tower – at Carnegie Delicatessan & Catering, Downtown.

Munch goes to Carnegie Delicatessen & Catering

At Pittsburgh's version of the Carnegie Deli, you'll find some Jewish staples.

2 days ago


 Pasca, a traditional Romanian Easter cake.

Easter recipes from our food-blogger friends

We encourage you to visit their blogs and see all the other good stuff that they do.

2 days ago


 Wigle Whiskey will store it's whiskey on newly acquired property on the Northside.

Spirits: Wigle Whiskey to roll out the new barrel house

The new barrel storage warehouse is giving new life to an old produce terminal in Pittsburgh's Spring Garden.

2 days ago


Paying attention prevents cooking fires

Kitchen cooking fires peak nationwide around holidays like Easter.

2 days ago


Food Feedback: Readers remember Weinstein's, too

Her memoir about Weinstein's has readers remembering, too.

2 days ago


Food Column: Kids learn to cook at Camp Delicious

Here's a delicious camp option for Pittsburgh teenagers.

2 days ago


 Fava Bean Salad from "Buvette: The Pleasure of Good Food" by Jody Williams.

'Bunny food' includes fava salad, fancy cake

Recipes from our writers that are sure to brighten up the spring menu.

2 days ago


 Basket Cheese and Chocolate Pudding.

Basket cheese is an 85-year-old tradition for local company

It's called basket cheese, and it's been an Easter tradition at Lamagna Cheese Co. for as long as anyone can remember.

2 days ago


 Lee Schmidt, president of the Pittsburgh Craft Beer Alliance, welcomes members of the organization and media to the kick-off for the upcoming Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week which will run from April 25-May 4, 2014.

Brew aficionados gather for preview of Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week

The third annual promotion of craft beer runs April 25 through May 4. "It's just booming in Pittsburgh."

3 days ago


 Bluebird eggs.

Let's Talk About Birds: Birds' eggs

There are reasons birds eggs come in a variety of colors and sizes.

3 days ago


 Ida McKinley wearing the diamond tiara that was recently sold on an episode of "Pawn Stars" on the History Channel.

Former first lady's tiara sought for exhibit

A Canton, Ohio, museum is raising funds to bring Ida Saxton McKinley's jewelry back from the "Pawn Stars" shop in Las Vegas.

3 days ago


 Lemony Spring Risotto

What's for Dinner: Lemony Spring Risotto

Asparagus and peas brighten this lovely risotto dish that's perfect for Easter.

3 days ago


Religious leaders join to condemn violence

Rodef Shalom, which has a sister-congregation relationship with a synagogue in Kiev, also said a prayer for those in Ukraine.

4 days ago


 Mary Ann Wellener

Steel Advice: Pushy mom crossed a line

Speak up when a dinner companion wants to share plates against your will.

4 days ago


Seder could be reinvented by e-reader

Traditional Jewish law would forbid their use on holy days, but digital devices could enhance the Passover experience.

5 days ago


Pope poses for 'selfies' after Palm Sunday rites

On Palm Sunday, he called on people, himself included, to look into their own hearts to see how they are living their lives.

5 days ago


Whitefish shortage startles as Passover approaches

The frozen Great Lakes have prevented fishermen from catching the key ingredient for fresh gefilte fish.

5 days ago


 Andy Russell, Steve Blass, Bill Murtha, Ellis Cannon and Ron Balog.

MGA Sports Memoriabilia Auction held at Nevillewood

Proceeds of the event benefited the Myasthenia Gravis Association of Western Pennsylvania.

5 days ago


 Von DeRiso and Linda Assard.

Denim & Diamonds event held at Greensburg Country Club

Gary Racan and the studio e band set the stage for Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra’s Denim & Diamonds fundraiser on April 5.

5 days ago


 Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Tony Watson with his wife Cassie and Steve Blass.

Pittsburgh Sports Spring Roundup held at Wyndham Grand Hotel

Ellis Cannon joined panelists Steve Blass, Tony DeFazio and Rick Dayton for the 2nd annual Pittsburgh Sports Report Spring Roundup.

5 days ago


 Latasha Wilson-Batch, Joann Cyganovich and Cori Begg.

Sojourner House hosts Victorian tea

More than 300 guests helped raise $50,000 during the Sojourner House's tea, held at Pittsburgh's Grand Hall at the Priory, North Side.

5 days ago


 Yona Harvey with Stewart and Trudy O'Nan.

Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures event honors Jayne Adair

Roasts, Toasts & Literati, On The Hill drew roughly 200 book lovers to the Hill House Kaufmann Center's Elsie H. Hillman Auditorium.

5 days ago


Stargazing: Lunar eclipse

Set your alarm for 2 a.m. so you can go outside and witness one of nature's grand spectacles: a total lunar eclipse.

5 days ago


 Art Rooney II and Greta Rooney

Rainbow Gala held at the Westin Convention Center

Roughly 750 guests came out to enjoy the 22nd annual event that supports the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

5 days ago


 Jeff Davis is forced to walk the plank by Peter Kope during one of the dance performances at the Dirty Ball.

Dirty Ball supports Attack Theatre

More than 1,000 patrons partied in a warehouse in the South Side to raise funds for the theater.

5 days ago


 Mel and Leslie Blount.

Mel Blount Youth Home Roast held at Wyndham Grand

A sea of Steelers gathered to support the Mel Blount Youth Home among more than 880 guests on Friday.

5 days ago


 Michele Bartko Bossers and Nedra  Bartko Perkins.  #SEENSuperWomen

Luncheon benefits the Bartko Foundation

Roughly 300 guests shopped to support the Bartko Foundation's mission to assist single, minority mothers achieve self-sufficiency.

5 days ago


 Laura Kronk, left and Ben Pollon with his mother Dorothy Pollon.

Sewickley event raises funds for NHS

The Many Faces of NHS: Bridging Partnerships supported people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

5 days ago


  Milk chocolate Easter bunnies at Betsy Ann Chocolates in West View.

Family-owned chocolatiers pleasing palates for generations

Betsy Ann, Sarris, Dorothy's, Esther's, Joe Clark's, Yetters, Pollak's, Anderson's and Edward Marc have passed down recipes and techniques.

5 days ago


 Fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger  and actress/designer Zooey Deschanel attend the Zooey Deschanel for Tommy Hilfiger Collection launch event at The London Hotel in West Hollywood, California. Ms. Deschanel is wearing a dress from the new "To Tommy, From Zooey" collection.

Stylebook: Tommy Hilfiger, Zooey Deschanel launch vintage-inspired collection

Plus, an Easter bonnet fashion show, designer trunk shows and men walk the catwalk for a cause.

5 days ago


Study: Mate can often judge lover's pleasure

A study by Canadian psychologists has found that men and women are equally good at picking up on their partners' sexual satisfaction.

6 days ago


 Dylan Thomas and his wife, Caitlin.

A fitting year to hike Dylan Thomas trail

During the centennial of the birth of famed Welsh poet and author Dylan Thomas, festivals, tours and special readings are planned.

6 days ago


 Pittsburgh-based designer Sandra Reiman wears jewelry and holds a handbag from her collection, Sandra Cadavid.

Stylebook Snapshot: Pittsburgh-based designer Sandra Reiman's handbags gain attention

Her luxury brand Sandra Cadavid has racked up a celebrity clientele and a trunk show at Henri Bendel since launching in 2011.

6 days ago


 "Passover Made Easy" by Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek.

More recipes for Passover

Monday at sundown marks the beginning of Passover. Here are several tested recipes for the holiday.

6 days ago


 The Benedictine monks at Christ in the Desert, in the tradition of their Old World brothers, started brewing beer in 2006 at a small operation in their desert retreat 27 miles north of Abiquiu, N.M.

This brewery in the New Mexico desert is not a mirage

From the dry dust of the New Mexican desert rises a brewery run by Benedictine monks.

6 days ago


 Chefs Tim Fetter and Keith Coughenour review food choices during a planning session at the Duquesne Club for a dinner honoring Thomas Keller.

Dine: Four top Pittsburgh chefs get ready to fete culinary icon Thomas Keller

What do you cook for Thomas Keller, one of the most recognizable chefs in the world? A Pittsburgh Botanic Garden gala will provide answers.

6 days ago


Cycling season is back

The popular Great Allegheny Passage trail is just one of many that biking enthusiasts will flock to now that the weather has turned.

1 week ago


 Zorro, an 18-month old English Bulldog, wears her bunny ears as she takes a break from the show ring during the Western Pennsylvania Kennel Association dog show at the Monroeville Convention Center.

Pet Tales: Kennel Club show gives dogs a chance to shine

The Western Pennsylvania Kennel Association dog show in Monroeville last week was a great opportunity to meet some great dogs.

1 week ago


Pet Points: Retractable leashes risky for pets, humans

Walking is a great way for you and your dog to shed winter weight, but be careful with retractable leashes. Head collars are safer.

1 week ago



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