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 Husband-to-be Charles Manson

Gary Rotstein’s Morning File: Manson wedding might challenge any planner

Planning a Manson wedding has its own special considerations.

about 9 hours ago


Liberal pot laws omit access to seeds

Marijuana laws expand, but not legal access to the seeds for cultivation.

2 days ago


Local Dispatch: Cleaning china closet can be better than it sounds

I fill the sink with hot, soapy water and begin my trip back through time, thinking of people who touched my life with cherished mementos.

3 days ago


Random Acts of Kindness: Someone else in woods helped with lost license

Also: Wayward motorist found a caring volunteer guide; postal employee praised for his special assistance

4 days ago


Local Dispatch: Sandbox play foreshadowed the future of one boy

Santa could not bring my son enough toys to satisfy his craving to move the sand in that box. Now he’s doing it with big equipment.

5 days ago


Among life’s lessons: learn to enjoy reading and writing

What a writer has to say to elementary school students: “We read and we write to know and to be known.”

6 days ago


Gary Rotstein’s Morning File: We’re dreaming of a different kind of sleep store

New sleep store has potential, but what we really need is a nap store.

1 week ago


Big rear ends are growing trend

.Companies are cashing in on growing demand from women seeking the more curvaceous figures of their favorite stars.

1 week ago


Holiday Herald: Mum’s turkey dinners had a taste of low-key genius

Boy, I miss my mother! I remember trying to cook holiday meals for as many as 20 people with her in her tiny North Side kitchen.

1 week ago


Random Acts of Kindness: A stranger made rare contribution

Plus: Two men were angels for rescue from traffic; panic attack avoided due to transit workers

1 week ago


Storytelling: Making wine in Dad’s cellar was grape experience

Making wine in the cellar with Dad had its own rigors and rewards.

1 week ago


 Bill and Kim Gandy

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: North Siders' photos show sense of its big picture

Couple with a massive historic North Side photo collection plan to open Allegheny City Historic Gallery in Deutschtown.

1 week ago


Gary Rotstein’s Morning File: Letter to next governor — Good luck, you’ll need it

Let me congratulate you on your successful election last week as Pennsylvania’s next governor.

2 weeks ago


Caption Contest 249 ... and the winners of 248

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

2 weeks ago


 Jill Hirz Jones and her father, Joe Hirz, a retired auto mechanic, at LinkedIn's Bring Your Parents To Work Day.

Hey kids, bring Mom and Dad to work

Conceived by LinkedIn last year, more than 50 companies are now embracing this generational spin on the take-the-kids-to-work craze.

2 weeks ago


Peter Leo: Road Scholars had the tide of their lives

New Brunswick has more to offer than a terrific tide.

2 weeks ago


Sharon Randall: Treasure those birthdays, for both young and old

My daughter has a birthday coming soon. As birthdays go, it’s a pretty big one. At least, it was for me when I was her age a lifetime ago.

2 weeks ago


Random Acts of Kindness: A Dutch dentist gave us more than one reason to smile

Plus: A fallen bicyclist found a lot of help; her missing purse was returned intact.

2 weeks ago


Holiday Herald: Transitions leave plenty for which to be thankful

How much more sand is left to run through my hourglass? Don’t know. One thing I do know is that on this Thanksgiving, I will give thanks.

2 weeks ago


 Stephen Hughes, in background, brought youth from Northern Ireland to the Hill District for an exchange program. He's working with Davon Brown, digging weeds at Pittsburgh Weil PreK-5.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Crossing more than oceans: the Hill District and Dundonald exchange

Northern Irish kids have been coming to the Hill District for three years. Now it’s time for Pittsburghers to journey there.

2 weeks ago


Sharon Randall: Nothing looks as good as watching a child grow

There are fewer better things to watch than a child grow.

2 weeks ago


Gary Rotstein’s The Morning File: Let’s answer some pre-election questions

Dipping into the Mythological Morning File Mid-Term Election Mailbag and addressing some of the more reasonable queries.

3 weeks ago


Du Pont Estate's restrooms vie to come in No. 1

These elegant bathrooms become destination for a multiple of reasons.

3 weeks ago


Storytelling: Grandma’s chicken hands were scent from heaven

Grandma’s “Chicken No. 5” was an unforgettable scent.

3 weeks ago


Random Acts of Kindness: Helper in parking lot donated for homeless

Also: Her angel put purse back into her hands; assisting needy couple meant more than lunch; return of MAC card made for a good day.

3 weeks ago


Sharon Randall: Even worst Halloweens are worth remembering

Even the worst of Halloweens carries special memories decades later.

3 weeks ago


 Urban Matters participant Jaymar Boatwright prepares to work on the group's video.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: New program teaches teens what matters in city

Urban Matters gets minority teens into the nitty gritty of public policy and city processes.

3 weeks ago


Gary Rotstein's The Morning File: This court appears out of order, your honors

Imagine what the Pennsylvania Supreme Court justices say behind closed cyber-doors ...

4 weeks ago


 Caption Contest 248

Caption Contest 248 ... and the winners of 247

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

4 weeks ago



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