Racers at BattleFrog Tri-State hang on as they try to complete the rope traverse obstacle.

Obstacle course gives racers a sample of Navy SEAL training

New intense BattleFrog obstacle courses give mud races a taste of Navy SEAL training.

about 2 hours ago

Steel Advice: Remember son, block out his callous widow

Parents should ignore the accusations of their deceased son’s wife and seek comfort in his memory.

about 2 hours ago

 Wide paths and beautiful views await families on a bike trip through Frick Park.

Let’s Talk About: Biking Frick Park

Autumn presents a perfect opportunity to hit the trails by bicycle in Pittsburgh’s 644-acre Frick Park.

about 2 hours ago

 Maria Merante Palmieri, left, with her sister, Gina Merante Ross, has a full slate of Italian cooking classes in October.

Gobble up some new skills at fall cooking classes

From wine pairings to French cooking to gluten-free baking, you can find a variety of classes in Pittsburgh.

about 10 hours ago

 Rabbi James Gibson, John Robinson Block and Bishop David Zubik during the dedication ceremony for the Post-Gazette's new printing presses at Clinton Commerce Park.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette celebrates new printing presses

Community and business leaders, friends and colleagues journeyed to Clinton to celebrate the newspaper’s state-of-the-art printing presses.

1 day ago

 A model wearing a design by MJ Whalen walks down the runway during a fashion show at the kickoff for the 2010 Pittsburgh Fashion Week at SouthSide Works.

Memorable moments in Pittsburgh fashion

As the city embarks on its fifth fashion week, here’s a look at its evolving style scene.

1 day ago

 “We’re not New York yet, but we aspire to become that grand at some point,” Miyoshi Anderson says of Pittsburgh Fashion Week.

Pittsburgh Fashion Week aims to make history in fifth year

Approximately 340 models and 20-plus designers will take part in the fifth Pittsburgh Fashion Week, with many events at Highmark Stadium.

1 day ago

 Outfits from the new The Limited Collection inspired by "Scandal," available at The Limited and starting Tuesday.

Stylebook: The Limited 'Scandal' collection debuts this week

Plus: Trunk shows for her at Larrimor’s, Downtown, and a Wedding Clickers bridal show in Cranberry for brides and grooms to be.

1 day ago

 James and Lynn Murray-Coleman,

New Hazlett Theater presents Salon Noir

Partygoers enjoyed performances by local artists and the group Hammerstep.

1 day ago

 From left, Will Groves, J. Endress and Jason Carr.

Angel's Envy Bourbon Dinner

The night began with a bourbon and raspberry-pomegranate punch in Tender’s green room.

1 day ago

 Jesse McLean and Jackie Dixon.

Event raises funds for Every Child Inc.

Every Child provides opportunities for families to become self-sufficient and create safe and stable communities.

1 day ago

 Larry Davis, James Jackson and Tom VanKirk.

Friends of the Center reception

Event held at the home of Larry Davis, University of Pittsburgh dean of social work.

1 day ago

 Michael Bowersox and Carol Lennon.

Over the Edge event raises funds for cancer support center

Sixty brave people rappelled down the side of the building to support Our Clubhouse. Their fearlessness helped raise roughly $160,000.

1 day ago

 Kevin McMahon and Christopher Rawson.

One Sensational Gala for the Pittsburgh Musical Theater

Pittsburgh Musical Theater put on the ol’ razzle dazzle Friday to dedicate its new Gargaro Theater in honor of retiring founder Ken Gargaro.

1 day ago

 Lynn Bainbridgeand Edyce Rizzi at the Vision of Hope luncheon.

#SEEN Fall Party Round Up

Blind Vision of Hope luncheon; Frick Orientation Center opening and Spaghetti for breakfast are a few of the recent events.

1 day ago

Stargazing: First lunar cycle of autumn

The official end of summer and the beginning of autumn will occur tonight at 10:29.

1 day ago

Wilkinsburg House & Garden Tour set for Saturday

Second annual Wilkinsburg House & Garden Tour on Saturday will feature five restored homes, two condominiums and two churches.

about 11 hours ago

 Cos­tumes in­clud­ing Lady Edith’s wed­ding dress are on ex­hibit in "Costumes of Downton Abbey" at Winterthur through Jan. 4.

Forty costumes worn by 'Downton Abbey' cast on exhibit at Winterthur, the former du Pont estate

Lady Mary’s beaded spider web gown, Lady Sybil’s harem pants and Lady Edith’s wedding gown are included in a “Downton Abbey” exhibit.

2 days ago

 The “less is more” minimalist style of menu (shown in part) turned up for a one-time fundraiser, The Last Supper, in 2012.

Dine: Language an important ingredient on menu

Over the past decade, wording on menus has gone from seducing diners through flowery descriptions to the stern aloof listing of ingredients.

2 days ago

 Tereneh Mosley, a Pittsburgh-based fashion designer, helps a model into a dress she designed during a fashion gallery event at Heidioptics, Downtown, in July. Ms. Mosley creates her clothing and accessories with the Olorgesailie Maasai Women’s artisan group in Kenya.

Stylebook Snapshot: OMWA + Idia'Dega collaboration fuses Kenyan traditions with contemporary fashion trends

Pittsburgh native Tereneh Mosley works with a group of Maasai women artisans to create a fashion line of clothes, shoes and accessories.

2 days ago

 One of the historic rooms at The Inn at Montchanin Village & Spa in Delaware.

Former du Pont buildings now provide luxury stay

Buildings that housed du Pont employees have been transformed into The Inn at Montchanin Village & Spa.

2 days ago

 The Owl Cafe is located on Old Route 66 in Albuquerque, N.M.

Owl Cafe in New Mexico is a hoot

Owl Cafe knows how to serve up a green chili cheeseburger on Old Route 66.

2 days ago

Let mourning begin for bereavement fares

A long-dwindling practice has nearly bottomed out in 2014, as most major American airlines have done away with breaks for grieving fliers.

2 days ago

Travel notes: Despite fights over reclining seats, unruly passenger reports drop

If more passengers are having meltdowns over airline service, federal statistics do not show it.

2 days ago

Design talks on tap at Winterthur

New fall lectures on the “Downton Abbey” exhibit are offered at Winterthur.

2 days ago

 The California State Prison at San Quentin is home to a museum open on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

As macabre destinations go, the museum at San Quentin State Prison is enjoyable

It lifts the veil off the mystique of California’s first prison, opened 162 years ago and looking every day its age.

2 days ago

 The Frog Hollow is located in the Enchanted Woods at Winterthur in Delaware.

The extensive gardens of Winterthur brim with amazing colors

Winterthur in Delaware combines the magic of color and fairy tales, showing off Henry du Pont’s life’s work a century after he began.

3 days ago

 En Avant cannas boast flowers with speckled red-orange on gold.

Gardening Q&A: How to help cannas overwinter

How to save cannas to plant next year and prepare asparagus beds for winter.

3 days ago

 Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif.

Peter McKay: This iPhone 6 will self-destruct in...

If iPhone 6 is a plot to sell smartphones with bigger, more breakable screens, it’ll shatter Apple’s sales projections.

3 days ago

Home & Garden notes: Deutschtown tour, antiques appraisal on the agenda

Historic Deutschtown House Tour set for Oct. 5.; antiques appraisal day on Oct. 7 in Greensburg.

3 days ago

Frick museum gets $3 million state grant

The Frick Pittsburgh receives $3 million state grant for new education center

3 days ago

 Many adult children have made financial sacrifices to cover caregiving expenses, according to About half — 46 percent — spend more than $5,000 a year on caregiving expenses.

Cost of care for adult relatives often falls on younger generations finds 46 percent of its visitors surveyed spend more than $5,000 on caregiving expenses.

4 days ago

 Prassana Kumar, owner & chef of Curry Leaf Indian Bistro, takes chicken tandoori from the grill for the lunch buffet at his Smithfield Street restaurant.

A feast of ethnic dining has sprouted on Downtown's Smithfield Street

Indian, Russian, Turkish and Syrian are among the flavors blending within a few blocks of Smithfield.

5 days ago

 Kevin Hermann,  executive chef at The Porch at Schenley says  Weatherbury’s "stone-ground flours are amazing. I wanted something local with real soul to it."

Pittsburgh grain pioneers look to past for flavor

There are more local farmers planting more fields of these special organic grains and selling all they can produce

5 days ago


Miriam's Garden: Tomatillos

Tomatillos are what’s going on in my garden right now.

5 days ago

 A piper and child at the Penn's Colony Festival in Saxonburg.

Preview: Penn's Colony Festival is a trip back in time

Penn's Colony Festival in Saxonburg plays host to Yankee Volunteers Fife & Drum Corps.

5 days ago

 ScareHouse in Etna is offering three themed haunts for one price.

Preview: Etna haunt has ripped it up and started again

ScareHouse opens new haunt The Summoning this weekend.

5 days ago

 Honey Cake Biscotti from "The Holiday Kosher Baker" by Paula Shoyer.

Rosh Hashanah is time for sweetening the new year

A favorite custom is to dip slices of apples into honey, celebrating the fruits of the season and ensuring that the new year will be sweet.

5 days ago

 A platter of Linguine Carbonara at San Lorenzo in Lawrenceville.

Munch goes to San Lorenzo Ristorante

Roman flair of San Lorenzo a fine find in Lawrenceville.

5 days ago

 Singer-guitarist Justin Townes Earle.

The Hot List of events for the coming week

Highland Games, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and ’Dixie’ around town this weekend.

5 days ago

Let's Learn From the Past: The North Side

A cen­tury ago, Al­le­gheny City was Penn­syl­va­nia’s third larg­est mu­nic­i­pal­ity, be­hind Phil­a­del­phia and Pitts­burgh.

5 days ago

Let's Talk About: Taking things apart

Never disassemble appliances such as TVs, monitors or anything from your kitchen, but many small everyday items are safe to explore.

5 days ago

 Stubna family yearly Gnocchi Fest.

The Food Column: Ever hear of a gnocchi Western?

Parkway Theater holds “Spaghetti Westerns” (movie and spaghetti) and “Sunday Morning Movie Services” (coffee/doughnuts with classic movies).

5 days ago

 A molting penguin at the National Aviary. credit: National Aviary.

Let's Talk About: Molting birds

A bird’s feathers must be replaced in order to continue providing insulation and helping a bird to fly.

6 days ago

 Ginger Lime Beef Stir-fry.

What's for Dinner: Ginger Lime Beef Stir-fry

Hectic days call for something quick and easy for dinner.

6 days ago

 The Southern Leopard Frog.

Let's talk about: Biology and art

Richard Pell’s disturbing photos on display at Pittsburgh Filmmakers of animals involved in biologic testing show mix of biology and art.

1 week ago

 Mary Ann Wellener

Steel Advice: Take a break from this friend

Distancing yourself from a negative friend is OK.

1 week ago

  Helen Marie Chelko Fieo turned 100 on Sept. 3.

Century Club: Two Pittsburgh-region women turn 100

Helen Marie Chelko Fieo and Georgia Crawford turn 100. The secrets to their longevity? Family, a healthy lifestyle and the Pirates.

1 week ago

 James and Susanne Wilkinson.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: For Your Eyes Only gala

The sold-out party grossed roughly $1.1 million for the symphony.

1 week ago

 Ralph Lauren

Fresh from New York Fashion Week: Styles for Spring 2015

Pastels, pleats and nature-inspired prints were among the top trends spotted on runways at New York Fashion Week.

1 week ago


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