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.

1 day 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.

3 days 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.

4 days ago

 Craig Davis, CEO of VisitPittsburgh, touts its new ad campaign.

Gary Rotstein’s The Morning File: Slogan must be mighty beautiful to lure tourists

The new tourism slogan is good, but there’s always room for tweaks.

5 days ago

Caption contest 243 ... and the winners of 242

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

6 days ago

 Alexander McClure in 1860

Eyewitness 1864: Rebels in Chambersburg set out to settle score

Confederates had at least two reasons for torching the home of Alexander McClure when they occupied Chambersburg on July 30, 1864.

6 days ago

Peter Leo: We need commercial to tell us about cure for ads we just hate

If only there were a drug to take when watching TV commercials.

1 week ago

Random Acts of Kindness: Many pitched in to help after a dog was attacked

Also: A purse left on top of car ended up back with owner; tourists benefited from one parker’s generosity.

1 week ago

Summer memories: Image is still warm of an ice ball man who served Uptown

Grandfather is a warm, long-lasting memory as “The Icy Ball Man” of Uptown.

1 week ago

 Kite Hill Park in Garfield

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Garfield park space is far more valuable than it may appear

Often forgotten and underused, Kite Hill Park in Garfield has a resurgence of interest as the neighborhood draws more young families.

1 week ago

Gary Rotstein's The Morning File: Fairway violence is getting to be par for the course

Tensions around the world have escalated to such a violent level that it might dissuade any rational individual from stepping outside.

1 week ago

Rats at home in Louvre garden

Summer’s a busy time around the Louvre, for rats as well as tourists.

2 weeks ago

Summer memories: Magic of Pacific Avenue for a boy in 1930s still flickers for him

South Pacific Avenue in Bloomfield felt like a magical summer place in the 1930s ... and still does.

2 weeks ago

Random Acts of Kindness: Good Clevelanders made up for the misbehavior of others

Also: Motorists alertly pointed out scooter rider’s potential risk; restaurant’s notable gesture helped a widow with her loss.

2 weeks ago

 Richard Nixon departs from the White House on the day of his resignation.

Op Ed / Storytelling: Nixon’s resignation felt like a little piece of everyone’s history

We all played a role, in our own small way, while watching the tragedy of a president’s downfall unfold 40 years ago.

2 weeks ago

 Cierra Blye, 18, reads to Zahara Chapman, 6, as part of the Reading Warrior program.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout : Reading program binds teens to kids ripe to be mentored

Big kids and little kids help each other nurture a love of reading in city group’s Reading Warrior program.

2 weeks ago

Gary Rotstein’s The Morning File: Pittsburgh Pout or not, won't you just 'Talk to me'?

It’d be nice if everybody would talk to everybody -- maybe.

2 weeks ago

Caption contest 242 ... and the winners of 241

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

2 weeks ago

Writing has power to create a miracle, if it all goes right

For a writer, it’s a gift to know someone reads your writing.

3 weeks ago

Random Acts of Kindness: A savior in the the Squirrel Hill Tunnel

Plus: A co-pay gets paid, a driver gets personal directions in Greensburg, a young man makes a couple’s anniversary.

3 weeks ago

Local Dispatch: Meaningful words ended the waffling over cancer fight

He was waffling on what to do about a cancer diagnosis until prompted by some persuasive words.

3 weeks ago

Gary Rotstein’s The Morning File: Pittsburghers, why are you so unhappy?

According to the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, you are miserable.

3 weeks ago

 Richard Hendrickson, 101, shows equipment he uses to collect temperature and precipitation data for the National Weather Service.

Centenarian has logged weather since 1930

Long Island man has helped nation by recording weather since 1930.

4 weeks ago

 Stephanie McFeeters

Out-of-Towners: A transfixed visitor finds a new city worth a love story

A night at PNC Park is but one highlight of a first summer in Pittsburgh.

4 weeks ago

Random Acts of Kindness: Mo­tor­cy­clists de­liv­ered twice in help­ing out a lost mo­tor­ist

Plus: Bus driv­ers de­serve praise for their spe­cial as­sis­tance, andoOthers made sure he had won­der­ful time at con­cert

1 month ago


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