T.J. Frye, 7, hugs his calf, Old Betsy, while getting ready to show her at last year's Westmoreland Fair. This year's addition takes place Aug. 15-23.

County fair season is in full swing with farm animals and noisy trucks

Fairs offer everything from queen contests to pig races.

2 days ago

 Rebecca Svetina and Casey, the 9-year-old family miniature schnauzer that made a big hit on YouTube.

Video of Murrysville dog fainting with love after reuniting with owner is Internet sensation

Rebecca Svetina’s schnauzer, Casey,has offered more than 20 million YouTube fans a look at loyalty and unconditional love.

4 days ago

 Clara "Nunny" Franceschini.

Century Club: Clara 'Nunny' Franceschini's secrets: Put others first and dress well

Clara “Nunny” Franceschini, famous for her Italian cooking, turns 100 in August and offers several heartwarming recipes for longevity.

4 days ago

 Pittsburgh boasts beauty and plenty positive rankings, including the most livable city. But it's also one of the unhappiest, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Study names Pittsburgh nation's second most unhappy city

“Unhappy Cities,” published this month by the National Bureau of Economic Research ranks Pittsburgh behind only New York City.

6 days ago

Peter McKay: Too slow for the slow lane

Riding an old bike is a great way to stay in shape -- just don’t plan on making a fast escape.

1 week ago

 Britain's Prince George walks during a July 2 visit to the "Sensational Butterflies" exhibition at the Natural History Museum, London. He turns 1 today.

Royal family stays low-key as the little prince turns 1

Prince George, heir to the British throne after his father and grandfather, celebrates his birthday today.

1 week ago

 Lavinia Schumann turns 100 on Thursday.

Century Club: Centenarian relies on good breakfast, good living

Lavinia Schumann celebrates her 100th birthday with a surprise party for 125 friends and family.

1 week ago

The Hot List -- What's going on around town this weekend

Start your engines and head to the Grand Prix events this weekend. Or celebrate the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership's 20th birthday.

2 weeks ago

 The exterior of the new Frick Orientation Center.

Welcome to The Frick: New Orientation Center opens

New orientation center at The Frick Pittsburgh offers library, reading room, larger store and electronic touch screens

2 weeks ago

 Mildred Brown for Century Club.

Century Club: Mildred Weber Brown celebrates 100

Mildred Brown, who was named for the nurse who delivered her at home, turns 100 years old.

2 weeks ago

 Courtney Czarniak of Bridgeville, in costume as the Ice Princess, dances with children dressed as princesses at a birthday party in Belle Vernon.

Thanks to success of 'Frozen,' princesses are in hot demand

Elsa and Anna impersonators and other similar characters are booked solid for birthday parties for Pittsburgh children.

2 weeks ago

 Ellie Gordon is a self described extreme liberal.

Poles apart: More in U.S. are holding consistent liberal or conservative views

For some, politics also affects choice of friends and neighborhoods.

2 weeks ago

Peter McKay: Your college will see you now

Peter McKay‘‍s helpful guide to sending a child off to college -- without being too jealous of how good they’‍ll have it.

3 weeks ago

Prices up at Children's Museum

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh raises admission and parking prices effective July 1.

3 weeks ago

 Lena Cammarata.

Century Club: She specialized in Italian cooking at early age

Lena Cammarata, who turned 102 on Monday, tucked garlic cloves -- and love -- into her specialty, Sicilian chicken.

3 weeks ago

 The city's rising reputation as a travel destination puts everyone from PNC Park vendors and tour guides to cab drivers, like Earl Farrell, on center stage

Meet Pittsburgh's ambassadors who help visitors navigate the city

Find out who these so-called ambassadors are, the ones selling our city and presenting the information that shape the views of visitors.

3 weeks ago

2Do this week July 6-13: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Musical events from a free PSO concert to Maxwell at Heinz Hall are among the activities on tap this week.

3 weeks ago

Navy admiral makes history as service's first female four-star officer

Adm. Michelle Howard will take over as the vice chief of naval operations, the No. 2 officer in the service.

3 weeks ago

 First-place winners in the anything that floats event will receive $2,500.

Three Rivers Regatta takes over Point State Park

Here are five things to check out at the Three Rivers Regatta that will appeal to the entire family.

1 month ago

Three Rivers Regatta schedule

Plan your trip to the Regatta hour by hour.

1 month ago

 Redwood Log House owned by Jamie Allen of Tarpon Springs, Fla.

Unique log home highlights Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival

A three-room Redwood Log House created in 1939 is highlight of the 40th Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival.

1 month ago

 Fitz and the Tantrums.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

The Furries hit town, the Swans perform and fireworks are popping off all over.

1 month ago


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