Donald C. Jefferson was 92 when he donned his World War I uniform again for a photograph in 1988. It still fit Mr. Jefferson was 98 when he passed away in 1994.

Black pharmacy student from Pittsburgh served nation, fought for equality in World War I protest

Donald C. Jefferson of Pittsburgh was among a small group of African-Americans to be commissioned as U.S. Army officers during World War I.

about 20 hours ago

 Chipped Ham pink nail polish by Gridlock Lacquer, $7 at

Gridlock Lacquer's Chipped Ham pink nail polish is perfectly Pittsburgh

The lunch meat’s pinkish hue inspired one of the colors in the brand’s Pittsburgh-themed nail polish collection.

about 20 hours ago

 Frank Bingaman took this front-page picture of Private John E. Brown of Thornburg greeting his sweetheart Lucinda Brown -- no relation. Mr. Brown was a soldier in the segregated 351st Field Artillery when it marched through Downtown on March 7, 1919, following service in France.

Pittsburgh mobilizes 'classes, colors and creeds' to greet returning black soldiers

In 1919, the return of black soldiers and officers from 351st Field Artillery in World War I drew huge crowds in Pittsburgh.

about 20 hours ago

 A statue reclines inside Kataluwa Purvarama Temple, where the walls are lined with 19th century paintings.

Sri Lanka's south coast a traveler's delight

Tourism blossoms in Sri Lanka, which offers everything for the intrepid traveler: hiking, ancient ruins, all-night parties, luxury villas.

about 20 hours ago

 Kate Bazis of Wilkinsburg walks her daughter Gaia Parrish's dog, Corazon, across Brereton Street in Polish Hill during an April evening, with Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in the background.

Brereton evolves: How Polish Hill's business district has changed in the past 85 years

This installment of the Storefront Project shows how Brereton Street has evolved as markets and shops have closed.

about 20 hours ago

 Cappuccino pairs espresso with steaming milk.

Dine: Pittsburgh shops join coffee klatch as more Americans give espresso a shot

Places such as Commonplace Coffee in Squirrel Hill, Commonplace Voluto in Garfield and Espresso a Mano have helped fuel the espresso

about 20 hours ago

 Sunday Assembly Pittsburgh holding its January meeting in the New Bohemian venue on the North Side. The assembly is a godless congregation that meets for the fellowship and sense of community of church.

Sunday Assembly Pittsburgh: A ‘godless congregation’ that aims to do good

Sunday Assembly, launched in 2013, claims 65 chapters, with Pittsburgh’s opening last fall. It celebrates “the one life we know we have.”

about 20 hours ago

 Punxsutawney Phil - Will he? Won't he?

Wildlife: Of myths and marmots: Groundhog Day

Monday is all about celebrating an overgrown ground squirrel's survival of winter.

about 20 hours ago

Trying final exam sends college students 'off the grid'

Professor Steve Hallock challenged his students to go 24 hours without technology. He says nearly everyone struggled.

about 20 hours ago

 Ice at Deep Creek Lake, Md., measured 7 to 8 inches when Jason Redinger of Bedford pulled out this 21-inch walleye in January.

Ice safety comes before winter recreation and productive fishing

Anglers should be aware of the conditions of the water below, the spacing of holes and what to do if the worst happens.

about 20 hours ago

ShopSmart: What really happens in physical therapy

Tips for making sure you get the most out of your sessions.

about 20 hours ago

 A small grotto in formal garden in a courtyard at Villa Cicogna Mozzoni in Bisuschio, Italy.

A couple passionately pursues the preservation of an Italian villa that dates to the Renaissance

Villa Cicogna Mozzoni in Northern Italy is a joyful labor of love for Jacopo Cicogna Mozzoni and his partner, Silvia Casarotto.

1 day ago

From kitchen and yard waste to 'black gold'

Pennsylvania Resources Council schedules backyard compost and vermicomposting workshops.

1 day ago

 The farmhouse has elements of Italianate and Greek Revival styles. The front features a quaint porch and balcony with keyhole-style balusters.

Buying Here: Elizabeth Township

After 27 years, a couple has decided to sell their historic farm in Elizabeth Township, one of only three intact from the 1800s.

1 day ago

Gardeners can really dig these websites

Master gardeners suggest favorite websites for amateur or veteran diggers in the dirt.

1 day ago

 Citrus tart.

Fresh citrus brightens winter meals

From oranges and tangerines to grapefruit, lemons and limes — they’re all available in spades now through late spring.

3 days ago

 The bar in the new pub which is being opened in the old Homestead municipal building by Meadville's Voodoo Brewery.

Voodoo opening pub in Homestead

The Meadville brewery is opening a pub to sell its brews closer to Pittsburgh.

3 days ago

 Anthony Zallo of the Bigelow Grille, who will be representing the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Taste of the NFL event on the eve of Super Bowl.

Pittsburgh chef serves elk at Taste of the NFL fundraiser

On Saturday, Chef Anthony Zallo will mark his seventh consecutive appearance at Taste of the NFL, a food-and-wine event for football fans.

3 days ago

 Caldwell Linker, left, and Alix Wiggins at the recent American Cheese Society Conference in Sacramento, which they attended on a scholarship from Slow Food Pittsburgh.

The Food Column: Unboring cheese boards

Two local cheesemongers will serve their wares with accoutrements and drinks.

3 days ago

 The "Pulled Pork Sundae" -- mashed potatoes, pulled pork, red onion crisps and barbecue sauce -- at Heirloom in Beaver, Pa.

Munch goes to Heirloom

Beaver gem promises fresh and local and doesn't disappoint with a gourmet but accessible menu.

3 days ago

 Kimchi  at Nak Won Garden.

On the Table: Nak Won Garden offers classic Korean as well as challenging dishes

Open since November in the Friendship neighborhood, Nak Won Garden shows promise.

3 days ago

Post Your Problems / Lawrence Walsh: Beware when ordering magazines from services

Consumer Reports also urges subscribers to read fine print on magazine subscription offers.

3 days ago

 Ava Shazer, 7 of Collier, runs her feet along a "slip nott" to make her shoes stickier before heading back on the basketball court Jan. 22 at the Collier Community Center. The $5 million recreation center was open Jan. 22 for a youth basketball program and an aerobics class and will officially open Feb. 2.

Collier set to open community center

The $5 million center, which will open Monday, has been built on what was once a military Nike site.

3 days ago

'Give a Thread' aiming for Guinness world record

Organizers of a clothing drive at the University of Pittsburgh hope to collect 150,000 pieces in an effort to set a world record.

3 days ago

 Jake Voelker poses for a picture at Voodoo Homestead.

Craft-beer destinations in Homestead, Bethel Park open Saturday

Public can visit Voodoo Homestead and Spoonwood Brewing Co. in Bethel Park.

4 days ago

 Tangerine Chicken.

What's for dinner: Tangerine Bangkok Chicken

Tangerines help brighten an Asian-style stir-fry that’s quick to get on the table

4 days ago

 This alert young buck was spotted at Snyder’s Point in Riverview Park.

Let's talk about parks: Deer in winter

One example of an animal well-suited to the cold is the prolific white-tailed deer.

5 days ago

 Mary Ann Wellener.

Steel Advice: Teach teen to be defensive driver

Daughter’s car accident should be used to teach her valuable lessons about driving safely.

5 days ago

 Henry Fiedler, Prince Charming, dances with Cinderella, Mackenzie Haney.

The 89th annual Cinderella Ball held at the Omni William Penn

Natalie Bencivenga’s SEEN: The Cinderella Ball at the Omni William Penn Grand Ballroom was a flurry of excitement (and puffy white dresses).

6 days ago

 A standard room in the Hotel Monaco at 620 William Penn Place, Downtown.

Hotel Monaco comes with a colorful twist and a unique design

Downtown’s newest hotel, Hotel Monaco, ties together birds, Pittsburgh and the building’s history.

6 days ago

Stylebook: Pittsburghers recognized for making strides in style

Plus, Pittsburgh Fashion Hall of Fame seeks nominees, a new look for a local boutique, meet a bridal designer at Glitter & Grit and more.

6 days ago

 Dawn Keezer, Rich Fitzgerald, Matthew and Jessica Rhenish and Russ Streiner.

Pittsburgh Film Office hosts pre-Oscars celebration

Lots of fun was to be had at J. Verno in the South Side where the Pittsburgh Film Office held its annual pre-Oscars celebration.

6 days ago

 Gladys Bettis with her son Jerome Bettis. #SEENInspiring

Triple Indulgence event raises funds for breast cancer

Jerome Bettis hosted the first Triple Indulgence event at the Rivers Casino on the North Shore in support of his mother, Gladys.

6 days ago

 From left, hotel manager Rob Mallinger, Kimpton Hotels CEO Mike DeFrino and sales director Susan Randolph toast the opening of the company's Hotel Monaco at 620 William Penn Place, Downtown.

#SEEN: Hotel Monaco dedication in Downtown Pittsburgh

Hotel Monaco, Downtown, is up and running and soon to be a favorite new hot spot for the chic and fabulous of Pittsburgh.

6 days ago

Stargazing: Bright celestial bookends

Venus and Jupiter, the two brightest planets in the sky, can be seen simultaneously on opposite sides of the sky after sunset this week.

6 days ago

 Keelah Rooke, 8, tries on the Martin Luther King Jr. birthday crown she made during  the Martin Luther King Jr birthday celebration in the Mattress Factory.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day birthday bash

The Mattress Factory celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday on Monday with a kid-friendly party.

6 days ago

Kitchen fire breaks out in Atria's in Murrysville

The restaurant was closed at the time the fire started and no one was inside.

6 days ago

City calendar: 01/26/15

A look at upcoming events for the week ahead.

6 days ago

 The pizza margherita at Il Pizzaiolo in both Market Square and Mt. Lebanon is $15.

Dine: For $40, what do you get in Pittsburgh vs. New York City

From pizza to chicken to cured meats to burgers, here’s a look at what $40 or less can feed you in Pittsburgh eateries versus the Big Apple.

1 week ago

 At the beginning of her career in Pittsburgh, Nellie Bly wrote stories about dreadful conditions for working women in Pittsburgh factories.

Honoring Nellie Bly's trip 125 years ago, a British woman retraces her steps around the globe

Nellie Bly, a pioneering journalist who started in Pittsburgh, inspired Rosemary J. Brown to repeat her around-the-world solo journey.

1 week ago

 Scott Baker of 5 Generation Bakers shows off a rack of Jenny Lee cinnamon bread fresh from the oven. The company brought the Jenny Lee brand name out of retirement a few years ago and now sells the bread in stores across 20 states.

5 Generation Bakers finds sweet success with taste of Jenny Lee

The McKees Rocks bakery revived the Jenny Lee brand, after the company’s first iteration closed in 2010 following a devastating fire.

1 week ago

 Illustration from The Pittsburg Press from Jan. 25, 1890, after Nellie Bly's stop in Pittsburgh at the Union Station on her trip around the world.

Pittsburgh reporters turned out at 3 a.m. to greet one of their own

Globe-trotting reporter Nellie Bly was glad to see the Ohio River as she returned to Pittsburgh in 1890.

1 week ago

 The interface of the StyleIt app, which makes outfit suggestions by populating picks from more than 450 retailers.

App by Carnegie Mellon grad takes guesswork out of getting dressed

Stumped about what to wear? Don’t know how to freshen up the fashions in your closet? Now there’s an app for that.

1 week ago

 Visitors can pose for photos with Lawrence Welk at the Welk Museum in Escondido, Calif.

Lawrence Welk resort in California is 'wunnerful'

The site celebrating the Champagne musicmaker features two golf courses, shopping, dining, a fishing pond and the Lawrence Walk Museum.

1 week ago

 A couple walk near the Bridge of the Gods, which crosses the Columbia River between Cascade Locks, Ore., and the state of Washington. One scene from “Wild,” starring Oscar nominees Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern, features the bridge.

Pacific Crest Trail expects more hikers thanks to 'Wild'

The movie based on Cheryl Strayed’s best-seller “Wild” has had a big effect on inquiries about the path the author hiked.

1 week ago

Cruise line to offer $5,000-a-night suite

One of the key features of the Seven Seas Explorer, launching in summer of 2016, is a massive two-bedroom suite with built-in spa.

1 week ago

Travel notes: Business travel spending is up 6.7 percent, according to study

The total number of business trips taken went up only 1.4 percent in 2014, meaning the spending growth is toward more expensive trips.

1 week ago

 Donna Zang moves a pallet in her garage workshop in Pleasant Hills.

Crafters up-cycle wooden pallets into furniture

Doctor and third-grade teacher find inspiration in up-cycling wooden pallets into wine racks, end tables, picture frames and more.

1 week ago

 Using the correct amount of detergent will help control mold in front-loading washers.

New technology requires a whole new clean

Too much detergent can cause mold buildup and other things you never knew about front-loading washers. Dryer tips, too.

1 week ago

 Donna Smallin, author of "Clear the Clutter, Find Happiness," says: “When you make space in your life, you are refreshing your life and allowing yourself room to grow and express yourself instead of wasting so much energy, taking care of things."

She found ultimate way to unclutter and enjoy life

She found the ultimate way to unclutter her life — live in an RV.

1 week ago


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