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 Caption Contest 261

Caption Contest 261... and the winners of 260

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

1 day ago


Kids’ smiles at hospital are due to tutus

Doctors, nurses, technicians and receptionists don the colorful layers of tulle as they go about the business of tending to patients.

2 days ago


I Remember Mama: Mother of grace taught so much despite no training

Though never trained, mother full of grace knew how to teach a lot about life.

3 days ago


Random Acts of Kindness: Pizza delivery driver became hero

Plus: a couple offered their help to a befuddled motorist, and a stranger’s gift made her feel great for the holiday.

4 days ago


Local Dispatch: A search through family history can be unsettling

The small, nondescript tombstone sat unobtrusively in Chartiers Cemetery. “Robert 1928-1929” was all it said.

5 days ago


 The Joncaire Street steps are "an important [link] from Junction Hollow [trail] to the central campus" of Pitt, said Pat Hassett of city’s Department of Public Works.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Joncaire Street steps project in Panther Hollow makes a bike-friendly link

The 135 steps will be wider and include runnels — flat channels alongside for bikes to be walked up and down. It’s a model for the future.

6 days ago


 Britt McHenry on the job last year, courteously interviewing a Baltimore Raven after a Steelers game.

Gary Rotstein's Morning File: Beware when Pretty Skinny Blond Women attack

Pretty Skinny Blond Women are ruining the world, one rant at a time.

1 week 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.

1 week ago


Animal Tales: Flightless robin became a curious guest one spring

We named him Rothchild. He set up shop in our garden’s birdhouse for weeks, grounded but proving a good companion for my coffee hour.

1 week ago


Random Acts of Kindness: A Pittsburgh commuter offers to share needed umbrella

Also: Leaving purse in restaurant was not a disaster, thanks to a customer and staff; and an Easter gift from a kind waitress.

1 week ago


Biography: Farmer Ben’s passion for land had few equals

The task of being the family’s ambassador to close the book on its farm life fell ultimately to Ben, and he did his family proud.

1 week ago


 A line forms for the “meat and greet” food giveaway at the former Michelle’s Diner in Allentown.

Diana Nelson Jones: Allentown diner benefited Pittsburgh community one last time

The Allentown property owner gives away to the neighborhood all the food that’s fit to take from the former diner.

1 week ago


 Gerrit Cole

Gary Rotstein's Morning File: Have a nice home opener, Gerrit Cole

Good luck with the season, Gerrit Cole, and with making it through security in time.

2 weeks ago


Eyewitness 1983: Reagan sidestepped hostile reception during downtown visit

The president avoids Pittsburgh protesters and jokes about his own risk of “dislocation.”

2 weeks ago


 CapCon 260

Caption Contest 260 ... and the winners of 259

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

2 weeks ago


China rules golf courses out of bounds

Two-thirds of its fairways were allegedly built in violation of a moratorium, and Beijing is no longer willing to look the other way.

2 weeks ago


Baseball Lore: She shed sandals to teach boys a baseball lesson

The day a young woman joined the neighborhood baseball practice remains memorable, more than a half-century later.

2 weeks ago


Random Acts of Kindness: Ring turned up in trash

Also: Cold couldn’t prevent hardy act of honesty; woman went extra mile in donation of groceries

2 weeks ago


Gary Rotstein's Morning File: It’s dangerous being oldest person alive

Gertrude Weaver of Camden, Ark., had quite an up-and-down start to April.

2 weeks ago


Warm Memories: If not for the wine, tree house had vintage potential

The tree house would have been great, if the wine didn’t interfere with young work crew.

2 weeks ago


 Students in Pitt's urban skills seminar researched the South Side last fall.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: University of Pittsburgh students see South Side in a different light

Pitt urban studies students have taken on South Side nightlife excesses in research that they will present to city council today.

2 weeks ago


Gary Rotstein's Morning File: International jet-setting is now a bad line to get into

Notes from the first international trip in 30 years: Such as,  passengers look and act like the Greyhound crowd from back in the day ...

3 weeks ago


Random Acts of Kindness: Officer gently assisted family

Plus: Passer-by aided motorist stuck in a very slick spot; someone made sure to resolve mail mixup; and more.

3 weeks ago


Storytelling: Swimming lessons for an immigrant

As a child in 1950s Hungary, I was taught to swim by being thrown into the lake. Landing in Pittsburgh in my 20s, it felt the same.

3 weeks ago


 The thwarted North Side gardeners: From left to right, Renee Rosensteel, Karen Fellabaum and Lisa Anderson.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Bureaucratic inanity blocks garden project for prison’s halfway house

A prison-community garden project on the North Side falls to bureaucratic interpretation of governor’s no-gift order.

3 weeks ago


Sharon Randall: Principal showed principles behind a life well lived

Former high school principal was one example of a life well lived.

4 weeks ago


 CapCon 259

Caption Contest 259 ... and the winners of 258

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

4 weeks ago


Workers suffer as Indian state bans cattle slaughter

The rise of conservative Hindu politicians has revived a long-standing battle over the status of the cow in the massive, multifaith nation.

1 month ago



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