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Local Dispatch: Volunteer gene boosts rewards of retirement

Retirement brings all kinds of fulfilling options, once you’re tired of watching TV.

1 day ago


Random acts of kindness: Example set by church women won many people free hot dogs

Has someone done you right? A random act of kindness?

about 8 hours ago


 A view from the first floor of the Paramount Film Exchange.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Paramount building’s sequel is a new start Uptown

The sturdy building, where theater owners saw previews of films, was vacant for years. Saved and restored, it’s filled with new businesses.

2 days ago


Gary Rotstein’s The Morning File: Roger Goodell, lend me your ear

Roger,  I’m writing out of concern for the image and future of a league without which it would be hard to imagine life in Pittsburgh.

3 days ago


 Caption contest 245

Caption Contest 245 ... and the winners of CapCon 244

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

4 days ago


 Marilyn A. and David Posner

Storytelling: Theirs was a first date that beat seeing the Beatles

It wasn’t like meeting the Beatles -- it was better.

6 days ago


Random Acts of Kindness: A sim­ple gift of flow­ers made mu­si­cian feel grand

Plus: Stranger’s de­tec­tive work got credit cards to owner; stricken mother aided; dog bites an­other, hu­man help is ap­pre­ci­ated.

1 week ago


 Alexandra Zottola and her dog Lola

Animal Tales: Newlywed buoyant at return of woman’s best friend

Alexandra Zottola adopted Lola, a black lab/​pit bull mix, in 2006, the summer she turned 14.

1 week ago




Sharon Randall: Picture postcards from the past help with healing

Looking at photos of our long-departed parents, with smiles on their faces and light in their eyes shining down upon me, just feels good.

1 week ago


 One family thinks Chuck Noll had play-calling help in the 1970s.

Steelers Nation: Dad played role of secret savant in team’s success

While we watched Steelers games in the 1970s, my father would pick up the phone at a cru­cial mo­ment and hush the room into si­lence ...

1 week ago


Random Acts of Kindness: Worker descends from high up to teach how to jump a battery

Plus: Trucker made special effort to return couple’s lost keys; gift certificate was no good, but one stranger was very good; and more ...

2 weeks ago


 A  series of snow squalls blew through the Pittsburgh area.  This is a view of the Pittsburgh skyline from the Southside near the Duquesne Incline inn 2013.

Out-of-Towners: After a chilly start, she’s warming up to hilly Pittsburgh

The Steel City has lured my beloved back, and I — so captivated by him — have followed.

2 weeks ago


 From left, Brad Yoder, Julie Pezzino and Fred Kraybill at Grow Pittsburgh’s Shiloh Peace Garden.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: New energy enlivens a corner lot

Property owner and Grow Pittsburgh team up to create what’s likely the greenest corner lot in the city.

2 weeks ago


There’s stage of life when nothing beats licking grandpups

Licking on grandpups is a wonderful way to spend time.

2 weeks ago


Gary Rotstein's The Morning File: Shoot, it’s never too early to start firing

What do 9-year-old girls like these days? Chuck E. Cheese? Bowling? How about a trip to the shooting range?

2 weeks ago


Eyewitness 1864: Editors assail Lincoln for his re-election bid

The local paper was among President Abraham Lincoln’s persistent critics.

2 weeks ago


 CapCon 244.

Caption contest 244 ... and the winners of 243

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

2 weeks ago


Sharon Randall: Savor family time all the more for craziness

All families are crazy, which is all the more reason to savor the memories.

2 weeks ago


Raves: High school football takes joy of parents to a whole new level

There’s something special about Western Pennsylvania high school football.

2 weeks ago


Random Acts of Kindness: The history and purpose of the column

May 8, 2005, marked the first appearance of a random act of kindness in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

3 weeks ago


 Pittsburgh rocker Joe Grushecky

Raves: Grushecky’s music can offer inspiration not to ever give up

Joe Gru­shecky’s voice is, and al­ways has been, a voice to be reck­oned with!

3 weeks ago


 James Patrick and Jolene Dames at Stonehenge.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Pittsburgh couple's route to dream lifestyle is global house-sitting

Some people have dream jobs, some have dream vacations. You would be lucky to have both, but dreams are all about interpretation.

3 weeks ago


Gary Rotstein’s Morning File: This douse of news should feel no better than an ice bucket

News of the summer is worth recapping with a quiz.

3 weeks ago


Back to School: Ceramics charade became big lesson for a future teacher

He received a lifelong lesson in a lot more than just art from ceramics teacher.

3 weeks ago




Summer Memories: Kids could enjoy lovely atmosphere at Pappy’s place

Pappy’s house in the country was a special place to spend summer days and nights.

4 weeks ago


 Anna Misiaszek stands with her daughter Natalie Misiaszek outside their new Alfred's Deli & Market in Polish Hill.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Polish Hill market gives itself new look like neighborhood

Old World deli finds new lease on life in Polish Hill, where more residents want local produce, vegan and gluten-free fare.

1 month ago



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