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Raising 'free-range kids': bad parenting or good life lessons?

Case of “free-range” parents in Maryland sparks discussion on childhood freedoms.

1 day ago


 YouTube star Curt Wootton in "Pittsburgh Dad."

YouTube celebrates 10 years

In the last decade, YouTube has changed our culture in many ways, including in Pittsburgh.

1 day ago


 The Gervasi Vineyard and Winery has six villas with luxury suites.

Gervasi Winery in Canton nurtures an elegant retreat

Gervasi Vineyard and Winery, a bit of Italian luxury in northeastern Ohio — just a little more than a two-hour drive from Pittsburgh.

2 days ago


 Visitors to the William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum can also access Discover World, a kid-friendly place of natural history and science.

Much more to visit in Canton than the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Yes, start there, but move on to the William McKinley Presidential Library, the Classic Car Museum and the Canton Art Museum.

2 days ago


 Judd Apatow and the cast of "Freaks & Geeks" accept an award in honor of the show's 15th anniversary at the TV Land Awards at the Saban Theatre last Saturday. The awards show will be telecast at 9 tonight on TV Land, Nickelodeon and NickMom.

5 Things We Are Loving This Week

A “Freaks and Geeks” reunion, Tekko 2015 convention, Amal Clooney, the arrival of spring and Jackie Robinson.

2 days ago


Peter McKay: It was an accident … I swear!

He went flying over the handle bars of his bike, but his bigger worry was his wife flying off the handle.

2 days ago


 Designer Lauren Levant Bland met real estate agent Ryan Edmondson when she and her husband bought a house from him. He was so impressed with her work that he asked her to redesign his living space in Bloomfield. It is the winner in the small residential category of the Renovation Inspiration Contest.

Renovation Inspiration Contest: A leap of faith in Bloomfield

A real estate agent trusted his designer to create a rustic, open space on the second floor of a row house in Bloomfield.

2 days ago


 Art Garfunkel will perform Friday night at the Carnegie Lecture Hall in Oakland..

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend, April 16-19

The Honeck brothers, Art Garfunkel and Guster hit town.  Barry Williams appears at the Westmoreland County Home Show.

4 days ago


 Stephanie Kasper, born March 8, 1915.

Century Club: Stephanie Kasper is known for family fun and food

Love and laughter brought Steffie and Joe Kasper together. She celebrated her 100th birthday on March 7.

6 days ago


 Jeff Davenport, an employee at Mele Brothers & Sister Florist in Braddock, delivers flowers to the Propel Charter School in Homestead. Mr. Davenport also wrestles professionally for Pro Wrestling eXpress in McKeesport.

Local pro wrestler Jeff Davenport delivers flowers by day, poundings by night

The night job for Mr. Davenport, 41, is inside the ring at Pro Wrestling eXpress in McKeesport. His moniker: “Crusher Hansen.”

1 week ago


 A screen shot from the Sesame Street parody of "Game of Thrones," in which Grover learns the "Game of Chairs."

5 Things We Are Loving This Week: 4/11/15

We love “Star Wars” for download, Quote Tweet, a “Sesame Street” parody, a battery discovery and the smell of coffee in the morning.

1 week ago


'Librarian' role brings Noah Wyle to Steel City Con

Protecting hidden archive in ‘Librarian’ was a nice departure for ‘ER’ star.

1 week ago


 Elizabeth Lucas was born April 6, 1909, in Belle Vernon.

Century Club: At 106, Elizabeth Lucas' roots run deep in Belle Vernon

Elizabeth Lucas can remember when Mon Valley girls headed to Pittsburgh to "clean for rich people" — starting at age 13.

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Scout works to get wheels to developing nations

Louis Collins will host a collection for bikes next Saturday at Westminster Church in Upper St. Clair as part of his Eagle Scout project.

1 week ago


 Rapper Earl Sweatshirt.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

“Jesus Christ Superstar” at Stage Right; Earl Sweatshirt at Mr. Smalls and Pure Prairie League plays Jergel’s Rhythm Grille.

2 weeks ago


 Sol Ruben.

Century Club: Former store owner, Sol Ruben, is an expert at business of living

Sol Ruben, the 100-year-old mayor of Weinberg Terrace, says the secret to long life is exercise, low-calorie food and eight hours of sleep.

2 weeks ago


 The meditation room at Nemacolin Woodland's Holistic Healing Center.

A look inside Nemacolin's Holistic Healing Center

Nemacolin Woodlands is celebrating the first anniversary of its Holistic Healing Center and the end of the resort’s $30 million renovation.

3 weeks ago


 Kyle Chandler is the brother who tries to save the Rayburn family on the new Netflix series, "Bloodline."

5 Things We Love Right Now

Get ready for the weekend with these things to check out.

3 weeks ago


 A diner en blanc event in 2012 in Montreal at Place des Art. Pittsburgh will be the setting for one these dinners this summer.

Le Diner en Blanc is coming to Pittsburgh this summer

International series of “secret” dinners to hit Pittsburgh in summer of 2015.

3 weeks ago


 An image from Le Diner en Blanc last year in Philadelphia.

'Secret' dinner series Le Diner en Blanc coming to Pittsburgh

The outdoor dinners, in which patrons dress entirely in white, are held in more than 20 countries and 50 cities.

3 weeks ago


 George Takei will appear as part of the Pittsburgh Humanties Festival.

George Takei headlines Pittsburgh Humanities Festival

"Smart Talk About Stuff That Matters," opening today, will also feature Azar Nafisi, John Sayles, Anthony DeCurtis and Tony Buba.

3 weeks ago


 Barry Manilow performs at Consol Energy Center tonight -- for the last time?

The hot list of events for the coming weekend

PSO horns take center stage at the Pittsburgh Symphony, Barry Manilow hits town for maybe the last time and the Bunny Trolley begins to run.

3 weeks ago


 Wilma Heutchy.

Century Club: Son attributes Wilma Johnson Heutchy's long life to coffee

Wilma Johnson Heutchy, who turned 100 years old on March 10, doesn’t have a secret to longevity. “It just happened!” she says..

3 weeks ago


 The Commoner restaurant in the old Reed Smith building, Downtown designed by Mark Zeff.

Interior designer Mark Zeff goes from Swank to The Commoner

Mark Zeff, who has worked with Hilary Swank and The Commoner restaurant, says staying on budget is like landing a plane on the right runway.

4 weeks ago


 George Takei.

Art, philosophy, history and more at the first Pittsburgh Humanities Festival

George Takei and John Sayles are among the minds at the Pittsburgh Humanities Festival starting this week.

4 weeks ago


 Ben Saks, co-founder of Kerf Case, a Pittsburgh company selling hand-crafted wood phone cases, talks about the process of making the cases at TechShop in Bakery Square.

TechShop to show off its power tools at benefit

TwentyOnePlus Night offers attendees a chance to sample craft beer, food and the equipment and camaraderie of TechShop in Larimer.

1 month ago


Peter McKay: Rules for being on a binge with your significant other

He has five rules for binge watching with a partner (or making sure your relationship doesn’t end up in reruns).

1 month ago



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