Ronna L. Edelstein at PNC Park.

Baseball Lore: A fan’s memory of dad ties together 1960 and 2015

There’s a sense of a bond between 1960 and 2015 when it comes to Pirates and father.

about 17 hours ago

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Best route to good commuting options: Take survey

Attention commuters: Fold your kickstands, stop your engines and take the “Make My Trip Count” survey today.

1 day ago

Gary Rotstein’s Morning File: There’s no place like home, especially in Pittsburgh

Pittsburghers never want to leave their homes, or maybe they’re just trapped here.

2 days ago

 Student Michael Evans, left, and others work at Hopeworks ‘N Camden, in Camden, N.J. The group in one of the nation’s most impoverished places is planning its first hackathon to give teens and young adults in the city and professional programmers a chance to collaborate on solutions to local problems.

Camden craves a computer-led revival

Can youths in “hackathon” help struggling city help itself?

4 days ago

 All-star game red carpet

Baseball Lore: Reds-Bucs rivalry made for a fun mixed marriage

Red-Pirates rivalry goes way back and has provided interesting moments for one mixed marriage.

5 days ago

Random Acts of Kindness: Yorkie and her owner received helping hand

Plus: A child looked after a man using a cane; lots of support offered following sidewalk fall

6 days ago

College migration cycle still sparks prof’s butterflies

College students’ migration cycle is never-ending.

1 week ago

 Homemade signs on trees and elsewhere help people find their way around Chateau.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Some signs point to emerging vibrancy of Chateau

A riverfront trail scene is enlivening the little-known North Side neighborhood of Chateau.

1 week ago

Sharon Randall: One secret of marriage: Getting over it

Marriage takes a lot of getting over it.

1 week ago

 Caption Contest 272

Caption Contest 272 ... Winners of CapCon 271

Stacy Innerst is the artist. You are the caption writer.

1 week ago

Back to School: My son, the 3-D computer modeling whiz

My son’s summer as hermit-like computer nerd and pack rat in a bedroom lair was ... surprisingly productive.

1 week ago

Random Acts of Kindness: A gracious gift of a group breakfast

Plus: How so many people helped us after a fire (when we were away). And: Write for Portfolio!

1 week ago

 They raised it: A Pirates pennant from the 1940s.

Baseball Lore: A Pirates fan from the '40s still has the fever

My middle-school girlfriends joined fan clubs for movie stars. Not me. I made the “Pirate Pals” girls’ fan club in the 1940s.

2 weeks ago

 Artist Tom Otterness' sculpture/slide "Playground" in use at the Aspinwall Riverfront Park opening Sunday.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Aspinwall Riverfront Park a testament to tenacity

Huge crowds turn out for grand opening of Aspinwall Riverfront Park, a concept that became a reality in five years.

2 weeks ago

 David Hu (the one with the toilet seat on his head) accepts the Ig Nobel Physics Prize for research on the principle that all mammals empty their bladders of urine in about 21 seconds.

Gary Rotstein's Morning File: Bravo, Ig Nobelists, for making our brains bristle

In a funny sort of way, the Ig Nobel Prizes might make you go “Huh?”

2 weeks ago

 Kenya skaters in action during 3,000-meter race in downtown Nairobi , Kenya.

Kenyan speed skaters have momentum

A craze for roller skating has hit Kenya, fueled by its growing middle class and a love for speed.

2 weeks ago

Local Dispatch: Goodbye, you dear old department store friend

Farewell, Macy’s (Kaufmann’s). It’s important to say a last goodbye to an old friend, even if it’s a department store.

2 weeks ago

Random Acts of Kindness: Multiple people helped with her suitcases and daughter

Plus: Another store customer made a big contribution; Boy turned in the money he found at pool bottom.

2 weeks ago

 Joan Huber and her son, Kevin Beggs.

Local Dispatch: Son with special needs has been a great contributor

Our son Kevin, 38, has happily defied the medical profession’s predictions.

3 weeks ago

 An array of Lynn Johnson's photos for the exhibit "In the Air."

Diana Nelson Jones’ Walkabout: Photographs that show the sorry picture of local air pollution

A group photography exhibit opening this week at Pittsburgh Filmmakers raises our consciousness about our bad air quality.

3 weeks ago

Sharon Randall: Blind brother helps her see what’s important

Blind, football-loving brother helps open her eyes to more important things in life.

3 weeks ago

 CapCon 271

Caption Contest 271 ... Winners of CapCon 270

Stacy Innerst is the artist. You are the caption writer.

3 weeks ago

Muslims look to enhance image in U.S.

American Muslims try a marketing campaign to improve the religion’s image.

3 weeks ago

Local Dispatch: Dad taught her about the outdoors, and much more

My dad didn’t force his daughters to play with a man’s toys; he invited us to. And in our house, fall meant hunting season.

3 weeks ago

Random Acts of Kindness: Tell us your story!

We’d be happy to receive your descriptions of random acts of kindness.

3 weeks ago

Local Dispatch: Appetite for conversation can lead to rare friendship

Start a conversation with a stranger, and you may find good things come of it.

4 weeks ago

Diana Nelson Jones’ Walkabout: Garfield grows as a lively arts scene

Garfield is more alive every day, but especially one Friday night a month.

4 weeks ago

Sharon Randall: Fortunately, hugs are not something easy to forget

Hugs are something a person might never forget, or want to.

4 weeks ago

 Who will be the next Linda Lane?

Gary Rotstein’s Morning File: Stupidly, the next Linda Lane offers school ideas

Time for some fresh ideas for city schools, no matter how stupid.

1 month ago