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 Mary Ann Wellener.

Steel Advice: Don't make game time-family time a competition

Don’t force a sports fanatic guest to go cold turkey on televised sports; you can’t make daughters give you grandchildren.

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 Anna Mikolay's piece is called "Moving Through Stillness."

Let's talk about art: Anna Mikolay

The work of Pittsburgh artist Anna Mikolay brings a hallway to life at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts during the Pittsburgh Biennial.

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 Cindy Russell, Sarah McKean and Michelle Bartlett.

Animal Friends' Black Tie & Tails Gala

Gala raises $510,000 for the Ohio Township animal shelter.

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Stylebook: Pittsburgh-based businesses, brands spotlighted at Trade Union trunk show

Plus, see hair and makeup trends at a runway show with Philip Pelusi, shop Nicole Miller gowns at Glitter & Grit and much more.

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 This Hancock & Moore Keaton Keaton sofa will have you in the mood to cozy up. It's in the Greentree location of Today's Home. It retails for $4,499.95.

What's in store in home decor for fall

Get a head start on warming up your home’s decor before the temperatures drop, leaves fall and the furnace kicks in.

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 Cherise and John Rossmiller with their son Sully.  #SEENInspiring

Cure SMA: Sully's Wish Gala

Event held at the Children’s Museum raises funds to find a cure for spinal muscular atrophy.

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 Shannon McMinn and Erica Keith.

Autumn Night for Autism

Event raises funds for Wesley Spectrum which provides support for individuals with autism.

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 Joan Campasano Hoover and Nancy Weiland.

Women on the Move hosts luncheon at LeMont

More than 230 guests came out to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society event,

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 Dan Raeder, Chedlin Justinvil and Libby Johnston.

Yahve-Jire Children's Foundation fundraiser held at Stage AE

Patrons gathered to help build and sustain a school and orphanage in Haiti founded by Haitian architect Chedlin Justinvil.

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 Maria McCalister. #SEENBestDressed

Art on Fire event celebrates Pittsburgh Glass Center

More than 450 guests attended the event held at American Eagle Outfitters at SouthSide Works.

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 Deb Donley, Patti Dodge and Howard Shulberg at the From Garden to Table dinner.

SEEN Fall Party Round Up

Garden to Table dinner, Wine tasting, Bridesmaids Walk, teas and other events usher in the fall season.

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Stargazing: The moon joins Mars and Antares

Look for the celestial trio of the moon, Mars and Antares lined straight up above the southwestern horizon at 8 tonight.

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 The Leslie Park pool in Lawrencveille. Several Lawrenceville community groups have teamed up with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and an outside contracting firm to redesign and improve the park bordering the Allegheny Cemetery

New funds provide for expansion of Lawrenceville parks improvements

Planning process for improvements at Arsenal Park gathers Leslie Park into the fold and gains another chunk of funding.

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 The Grand Cascade at Peterhof Palace, built on the Gulf of Finland for Peter the Great .

Russian cruise breaks down barriers

A two-week cruise through Russia for a group from Pittsburgh presents a fascinating journey through one of the world’s pivotal nations.

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 Barbara Gambotto, owner of the Primadonna Collection, in her store at South Hills Village. In mid October another location is slated to open at Ross Park Mall.

Stylebook Snapshot: Primadonna Collection to open in Ross Park

Barbara Gambotto, formerly of Rome, has opened boutiques in Shadyside, South Hills Village and soon at Ross Park Mall.

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 The Hmong-American family of Sia Her gathers each week in her parents' home in St. Paul, Minn., to share ethnic food and connect across the generations.

Pittsburgh's New Immigrants: The Twin Cities diversified with an influx of Hmong, Somali refugees

In Minneapolis-St. Paul, refugees from Asia and Africa lead the way in creating a multicultural region.

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 IC Light's Pirates cans are popular sellers at The Beer Market on the North Side.

Iron City beer plays ball with Pittsburgh's sports teams

After years on the sidelines, Iron City is finding success again by tapping into the city’s sports teams.

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 The Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame in Halifax pays homage to native son and Penguins captain Sidney Crosby.

A shrine to Sidney Crosby in Halifax

Sidney Crosby’s hometown of Halifax honors the Penguins captain in a Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame display.

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 Chicken Larb, served in a red cabbage leaf with jasmine rice.

One Good Recipe: Chicken Larb

Chicken Larb has been called the national dish of Laos, where many Hmong people live, and Hmong cooks enjoy various versions of it.

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Confluence readies for PumpkinFest

Confluence will celebrate its fall holiday PumpkinFest on Oct. 3-5.

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 Sia Her, left, came to America when she was 4. Here she reads a book with her niece, Izzy Lee. Behind her are two other nieces, Maddy Lee, at left and Natalie Lee, right, on either side of Ms. Her's mother, Khou Yang.

A Hmong-American leader describes the changing role of women

Sia Her, who directs a council to support Asian Pacific Minnesotans, represents the changing role of Hmong women in America.

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Pittsburgh's New Immigrants: Hmong are shaped by flight from homeland

The Hmong people are haunted by memories of escaping through the jungles of Laos.

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 Bill Graham of Farmington represents a Munsee Indian (a sub-tribe of the Lenape) as he shows how hides were processed.

Meadowcroft visitors go old school with Native American technology

Washington County’s Meadowcroft lets visitors try old technology and skills during American Indian Heritage Weekend.

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Bag checkers were bonus to travelers

Whatever happened to those folks who checked bag tags?

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View fliers' inappropriate behavior online

Public shaming among airline travelers increases as passengers and flight attendants post photos of inappropriate behavior online.

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 Kevin Prall, left, and Layne Bennett on the front steps of the home they purchased in 2011.

Old owners laud new owners for changes made to New Kensington home

Family becomes friends with the men who remade the family home in New Kensington —  and made it better.

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 First floor of the home at 904 Mifflin ave., which will be on the Wilkinsburg Home & Garden Tour.

Wilkinsburg house tour shows the glory of the neighborhood

Wilkinsburg shows off its hidden gems today with its second annual house and garden tour.

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 The black gum tree (Nyssa sylvatica) has exceptional fall color.

Gardening: How to help a new tree thrive and develop

How to care for a newly planted tree so that it becomes a beautiful part of the landscape for generations.

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 Learning support teacher and garden creator Valerie Alchier in the garden with student Dior Clary, 8, at Fairless Elementary in the Woodland Hills School District.

School garden teaches students many lessons

A vegetable garden behind Fairless Elementary School in North Braddock teaches young gardeners where food comes from.

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 624 Jason Court in Mount Pleasant Township on the market for $310,000.

Buying Here: Mount Pleasant

Two-year-old spec house in Mount Pleasant Township is back on the market for $310,000.

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 Chef T.J. Barney at Fukuda restaurant in Bloomfield last year.

Fukuda restaurant in Bloomfield to close its doors Sunday

Owner Hoon Kim said he will hold onto the location and convert it to the brick-and-mortar spot for the Lomito food truck.

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 Shrimp and Grits from "Dinner: The Playbook" by Jenny Rosenstrach.

Cooking dinner by 'The Playbook'

The new cookbook “Dinner: The Playbook” provides a step-by-step guide to planning and cooking delicious family meals.

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 Hundred Acres Manor -- featuring six scary attractions -- is now open for another frightful season in South Park.

ScareHouse, Phantom Fright Nights, Terror Town among popular haunts in Pittsburgh

The calendar says it's still September, but we're already into the haunting season.

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 The spicier-than-usual chicken at Gus's World Famous Chicken in the heart of Memphis, Tenn., is seasoned with cayenne. It can be ordered a la carte or as a platter with baked beans, cole slaw and white bread.

What we ate in Memphis

At the Association of Food Journalists conference, the Pittsburgh contingent ate very well.

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 A participant in Pittsburgh Abides 2013 party plays John Goodman's character.

Preview: Fans throw robe and white Russian bash for 'The Big Lebowski'

The Coen brothers movie classic featuring "The Dude" continues to spark a festive fan community.

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 Lagman soup at Cafe Diyor.

Restaurant review: Cafe Diyor Downtown serves a delicious introduction to Uzbek cuisine

Dining at Diyor Cafe & Lounge, which opened a month ago, is one of the more unusual experiences you will have at a Pittsburgh restaurant.

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 Carla Bianco will perform at the Renaisssance Hotel at 5 p.m. Friday as part of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Gallery Crawl.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust celebrates the 10th Gallery Crawl with a special night

The 10th annual Gallery Crawl Downtown will feature art openings, dance, film and music.

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 Marie Kozak serves beer Sept. 21 during Oktoberfest at Penn Brewery.

Beer: In Pittsburgh things really are hopping

Oktoberfests continue at Penn Brewery and Hofbrauhaus while other events are happening at Hop Farm Brewing and Wigle Whiskey Barrel House.

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 Voletta Germany receives a donated slow cooker from Matthew Bolton at the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

The Food Column: The gift of 300 slow cookers

A unique monetary donation has allowed Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry to give away not only food, but also cooking implements.

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 Freshly picked apples from the tree at Regent Square.

Hidden Harvest sheds light on Pittsburgh's edible landscape

Local group Hidden Harvest connects people with fruit and nut trees to volunteers willing to pick them to give to the hungry.

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 Music duo Les Nubians -- Celia Faussart and Helene Faussart -- will perform during the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's 10th anniversary Gallery Crawl from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, which is also part of RADical Days.

Welcome to RADical Days

RAD, the Regional Asset District of Allegheny County, gives back to taxpayers with free events.

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 Bratwurst in Beer from  “Bitter: A Taste of the World’s Most Dangerous Flavor, with Recipes” by Jennifer McLagen

One Good (and Bitter) Recipe: Bratwurst in Beer

This recipe comes from in the new and very interesting cookbook “Bitter: A Taste of the World’s Most Dangerous Flavor, With Recipes.”

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Let's Learn From the Past: Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village

The curiosity of a Washington County farmer six decades ago led to the discovery of the oldest site of human habitation in North America.

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Let's Talk About: Carbon dating

Carbon dating compares the amount of radioactive carbon to ordinary carbon in objects, helping us figure out how old something is.

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 Paul McGann, the eighth Doctor Who, was featured in BBC America's "The Doctors Revisited" and will be at the Pittsburgh Comicon Saturday at the Monroeville Convention Center.

A Hot List of weekend events, Sept. 25-28

Pittsburgh Comicon, American Indian Heritage Weekend, Lyric Fest performs Italian arias, Newberry Consort, Hartwood Acres Hay Day and more

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 Poet Lucie Brock-Broido will open the Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Poet returns to her roots in Pittsburgh after 26 years

Pittsburgh native and poet Lucie Brock-Broido will speak Thursday night in the Frick Fine Arts auditorium.

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  A model wearing a Shawna Solomon: Exotic Hush design walks the catwalk at the kickoff event for the fifth annual Pittsburgh Fashion Week, held at Highmark Stadium on Monday.

Pittsburgh Fashion Week raises stakes in fifth year

Pittsburgh Fashion Week organizers have upped the stakes by inviting buyers from local retailers and a casting director scouting talent.

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 Racers at BattleFrog Tri-State hang on as they try to complete the rope traverse obstacle.

BattleFrog obstacle course gives a sample of Navy SEAL training

Open this Saturday in Lawrence County, the demanding, mud-filled course was designed by former SEALs. (Kids can try the TadPole Dash.)

1 week ago


Steel Advice: Remember son, block out his callous widow

Parents should ignore the accusations of their deceased son’s wife and seek comfort in his memory.

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 Wide paths and beautiful views await families on a bike trip through Frick Park.

Let’s Talk About: Biking Frick Park

Autumn presents a perfect opportunity to hit the trails by bicycle in Pittsburgh’s 644-acre Frick Park.

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