A Pirates ball cap and glove sit on the bat rack in a dugout in October 2013.

Ask Natalie: Strike out bad behavior at ballgames

How to behave at a baseball game? Let go of the online romance? Ask Natalie.

about 10 hours ago

 Crispy Black Bean and Quinoa Burritos.

Marathon ready: Crispy Black Bean Quinoa Burritos

A protein-packed meal you can hold in your hand

about 10 hours ago

Blue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products

The company “cannot say with certainty” how the bacteria was introduced to its facilities, Blue Bell’s chief executive Paul Kruse said.

about 1 hour ago

 From left, Dawn Fleischner, Bill and Carolyn Byham and Harris Ferris.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s season finale gala held at the Benedum

Roughly 230 guests celebrated the PBT’s 45th year with a gala, and a surprise announcement.

1 day ago

 Fashion designer Kiya Tomlin at her junior prom at Morristown High School in New Jersey.

Dance diaries: Pittsburghers share prom night memories

Fashion designer Kiya Tomlin, KDKA’s Kristine Sorensen, singer Chris Jamison and Pittsburgh Ballet’s Julia Erickson share their memories.

1 day ago

Stylebook: NCJW Spring Designer Days to offer affordable prom wear

Plus, consignment sales, H&M is coming to Westmoreland Mall, new stores slated for Ross Park Mall and more in Pittsburgh fashion.

1 day ago

 Kathy and Morgan K. O'Brien, gala honoree.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation hosts 23rd Rainbow Gala

More than 700 supporters attended the Rainbow Gala held at the Westin Convention Center.

1 day ago

 Dr. Tony DiGioia, Susan Koeppen and Brett Keisel.

Art Rooney Award dinner held at the Westin Convention Center

Roughly 500 partygoers supported the 42nd annual Art Rooney Award Dinner & Auction to benefit The Catholic Youth Association of Pittsburgh.

1 day ago

 Roger and Regina Humphries.

Familylinks hosts Just Jazz III

More than 200 jazz enthusiasts came out to tap their feet and show support for Familylinks and to honor local jazz legend, Roger Humphries.

1 day ago

 From left, Theodora Polamalu, Liz Murphy and Melanie Gefert-Azur.

Irene’s Dream Luncheon benefits the Bartko Foundation

Roughly 245 fashionistas shopped ‘til they dropped at the Fairmont Hotel, Downtown, to benefit the Bartko Foundation.

1 day ago

 The Great Debate: Peggy Outon, Grant Oliphant, Heather Arnet and Thomas Ryan.


Many fun things happened over the weekend that didn’t fit in the paper, including the JFilm Festival, POWER Promises and The Great Debate.

1 day ago

 From left, Jay and Bonnie Mangold, Jennifer Hoerster and Jerry Dickinson.

Beer event raises funds for HEARTH

More than 350 guests came out to support HEARTH to help end homelessness and support at-risk families.

1 day ago

Stargazing: First major meteor shower

Lyrid meteors can be seen any time after midnight when the constellation Lyra is well above the horizon.

1 day ago

 The Moulin Rouge (literally, the "red mill") in Paris in the red light district on the Boulevard de Clichy.

Lots of ooh la la at the Moulin Rouge in Paris

For more than a century, the Parisian attraction has provided a show that has evolved into Las Vegas on steroids.

2 days ago

 Laura West, one of the co-founders of Trusst Lingerie, sews in their office space located in Alphalab in East Liberty.

Stylebook snapshot: Trusst Lingerie on mission to make better bras for range of sizes

The brand’s designers are working to re-engineer the bra so that it provides more support, particularly for women with larger bust sizes.

2 days ago

 Pianist-composer Frederic Rzewski performs Saturday at Wholey's in the Strip District.

Rzewski plays Wholey's: The renowned pianist performs his signature composition in the fish emporium

The eminent composer Frederic Rzewski performed his “The People United Will Never Be Defeated” at Wholey’s, where one of his sons works.

2 days ago

 It's artichoke season in Rome, says Elizabeeth Minchilli.  The season lasts through May.  Locals eat them deep-fried and braised, or served in lasagna and risotto.

Dine: Two new books illuminate the ways of Italians and Italian regional cuisine

“The Italians” and “Eating Rome”: Two books to better understand Italians and the art of eating like one

2 days ago

Raising 'free-range kids': bad parenting or good life lessons?

Case of “free-range” parents in Maryland sparks discussion on childhood freedoms.

2 days ago

 YouTube star Curt Wootton in "Pittsburgh Dad."

YouTube celebrates 10 years

In the last decade, YouTube has changed our culture in many ways, including in Pittsburgh.

2 days ago

 The funeral train with the body of President Lincoln in Harrisburg. It arrived the evening of April 21, 1865, and left the next day.

Harrisburg to observe Lincoln funeral train on Tuesday

National Park Service will mark the anniversary of that somber stop with an event at the state Capitol featuring Lincoln actor Fritz Klein.

2 days ago

 The Bay County Sheriffs Office held a news conference on April 8 in Panama City, Fla.  to discuss drug and firearm arrests during spring break in 2015. Various drugs and firearms that were confiscated are on display.

Panama City Beach seeks spring break solutions

Spring break madness cure: Stop the “beer, vomit and urine,“ said the mayor of Fort Lauderdale, which cracked down on its chaos.

3 days ago

 Travel agent Bill Katz moved the headquarters for Atlas Travel to his home office in Squirrel Hill. He's run the company for 54 years and has seen many changes to the industry.

In an online world, travel agents can still help

Many travel agents, including Bill Katz of Squirrel Hill, have gone with a streamlined approach to operations.

2 days ago

Wildlife: Mammals have many means of reproductive success

A look at the strategies of large mammals, deer, black bears and more.

2 days ago

 The Gervasi Vineyard and Winery has six villas with luxury suites.

Gervasi Winery in Canton nurtures an elegant retreat

Gervasi Vineyard and Winery, a bit of Italian luxury in northeastern Ohio — just a little more than a two-hour drive from Pittsburgh.

3 days ago

 Designer Lauren Levant Bland met real estate agent Ryan Edmondson when she and her husband bought a house from him. He was so impressed with her work that he asked her to redesign his living space in Bloomfield. It is the winner in the small residential category of the Renovation Inspiration Contest.

Renovation Inspiration Contest: A leap of faith in Bloomfield

A real estate agent trusted his designer to create a rustic, open space on the second floor of a row house in Bloomfield.

2 days ago

 Visitors to the William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum can also access Discover World, a kid-friendly place of natural history and science.

Much more to visit in Canton than the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Yes, start there, but move on to the William McKinley Presidential Library, the Classic Car Museum and the Canton Art Museum.

3 days ago

 The living room with original fireplace and leaded glass doors in the two-bedroom apartment in the home for sale in Cheswick. The house has four apartments and a boutique.  The home was once the borough building.

Buying here: A landlord’s dream in Cheswick

The Highland Avenue house was built in 1896 by Jesse C. H. Groomes, owner of Groomes Construction Co.

2 days ago

 Judd Apatow and the cast of "Freaks & Geeks" accept an award in honor of the show's 15th anniversary at the TV Land Awards at the Saban Theatre last Saturday. The awards show will be telecast at 9 tonight on TV Land, Nickelodeon and NickMom.

5 Things We Are Loving This Week

A “Freaks and Geeks” reunion, Tekko 2015 convention, Amal Clooney, the arrival of spring and Jackie Robinson.

3 days ago

 Deviled Chicken Thighs, a one-pot recipe, has some kick.

Let's eat: Deviled Chicken Thighs

Baked, breaded chicken is usually so boring. Not to mention predictable. Not this dish.

3 days ago

Peter McKay: It was an accident … I swear!

He went flying over the handle bars of his bike, but his bigger worry was his wife flying off the handle.

3 days ago

 Co-owner and brewer Justin Waters brews a batch of single-hop (nugget) pale ale at Milkman Brewing Co. in the Strip District in July.

Strip District's Milkman Brewing Co. will close at month's end

Justin Waters, one of three partners in the craft brewery, called the business “an amazing experience.”

2 days ago

 Monica Martinez of San Francisco’s La Cocina sorts meal worms prior to baking them.

Bugs start to crawl into Americans’ diet

An increasing number of “entopreneurs” are launching businesses to feed a growing appetite for crickets, mealworms and other edible insects.

3 days ago

 Illustration on proper and improper Pruning

A primer on pruning

Know when your tree or shrub blooms when deciding when and how to prune.

2 days ago

 Denise Schreiber grew up in a gardening family in Swissvale.

Gardener: Veggies aren't the only plants you can eat from the garden

Denise Schreiber is educating the public about dining on pansies, lavender and a host of other flowers.

4 days ago

Wilkinsburg moving forward with free park

The park would be designed in phases, the first to include installation of pavers and outdoor furnishing, lawn seeding and electrical work.

4 days ago

New restaurant coming to Peters

Salvatore Plescia, who owns the Open German Italian Flair Restaurant, plans to open an eatery at the former Center Plate site.

4 days ago

 Brayden LaVerde

Hempfield boy has plan to turn old tennis courts into dek hockey rink

Project would bring Hempfield the first hockey rink of its kind and help a high schooler earn Eagle Scout.

4 days ago

 A variety of salads and vegetables line the table of the buffet at the Zenith Cafe on the South Side for Sunday brunch.

What are Pittsburgh's most eclectic restaurants?

The city that brought the world fries on sandwiches and beers brewed on a church altar has no shortage of places that reflect its heritage.

5 days ago

 Heinz is hoping its new mustard will hold its own alongside its perennial product — ketchup.

Heinz looks to expand its reputation beyond ketchup — with mustard

New push for reformulated mustard in retail stores is part of the new owners’ vision for the company’s growth.

5 days ago

Let's learn from the past: City of bridges

Pittsburgh boasts 446 bridges — more than any other city in the world, including Venice, Italy.

5 days ago

Let's talk about science: Galileo's art of science

His pioneering achievements in astronomy resulted from Galileo’s treatment of science and art as interconnected ideas.

5 days ago

 Art Garfunkel will perform Friday night at the Carnegie Lecture Hall in Oakland..

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend, April 16-19

The Honeck brothers, Art Garfunkel and Guster hit town.  Barry Williams appears at the Westmoreland County Home Show.

5 days ago

 A group of students from West Mifflin Area High School try the fresh made tortilla chips and salsas at Reyna's in the Strip District.

Latin-flavored field trip to the Strip sparks new food tour

West Mifflin Area High School students on the culinary excursion learn there’s more Hispanic/Latino flavor in Pittsburgh than they thought.

6 days ago

 Raj Sabharwal.

Make your own Canadian Peameal Bacon

The iconic Toronto-area food is a perfect project for the home cook.

6 days ago

 At the press briefing for Pittsburgh Craft Brew Week,  held at the Penn Brewery, Dana Staudi from Three Rivers Underground Brewers, which represents home brewers, pours a sample of a mead from Apis. To her left is Brian Meyer of the Pittsburgh Craft Beer Association.

Beer: Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week kicks off Friday

More than 340 events are set at area breweries and watering holes April 17 through 26.

6 days ago

 Carol Pascuzzi, cheesemonger at Penn Mac since 1984, prepares to cut a pound of Emmenthaler.

Carol 'Dearheart' Pascuzzi to take her leave from the Penn Mac cheese counter

After three decades of charming and educating cheese buyers, and calling everyone “Dearheart,” Ms. Pascuzzi is retiring at the end of May.

6 days ago

4 a.m. bar closings proposed to stem 'brain drain' in Pennsylvania

The measure is not aimed at neighborhood bars, but at "designated entertainment zones away from residential neighborhoods."

6 days ago

 Zaycon Fresh brings meat directly from the farm to the consumer.

The Food Column: Farm-to-consumer meat

Friends make a success of farm to consumer meat delivery business.

6 days ago

 "Everything Spice" bag .

One Good Recipe: Everything Seasoning

You know you have a keeper when you make a recipe and can’t keep your hands away from the finished dish

6 days ago

Take a dip: Slide the City slips into Pittsburgh in June

The inflatable water slide as long as three football fields will be set up in South Park’s Sunny Side Slope.

5 days ago


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