Boats waiting at the dock for their heat to begin at a recent Wheeling Vintage Powerboat Regatta. All the boats are pre-1986, and while they don't actually race for safety reasons, they can hit speeds of 100 to 150 mph.

Vintage powerboats will be revving on the river at Wheeling

More than 45 vintage powerboats will ’race’ from Wheeling’s Heritage Port on the Ohio River, just downstream from Pittsburgh.

about 12 hours ago

 The front yard garden of the Edgewood home of Sharon Danovich and her husband, John Lupone, winner in the small garden category of the summer 2015 Great Gardens Contest.

Edgewood woman creates cool green get-togethers on a tiny city lot

Sharon Danovich's carefully designed vignettes made her the small garden winner in the PG's Great Gardens Contest, summer edition.

about 12 hours ago

 At the Old Allegheny Antiques show, Bedford on the Square Antiques will be be showing this landscape oil painting on canvas by American artist Edmund Darch Lewis, 1835-1910 of the Hudson River School. Edmund Darch Lewis is noted as one of America’s great artists. He was born into a very affluent family in Philadelphia.

Old Allegheny City Antiques Show to benefit North Side church

A new antiques show is coming to town at the Calvary United Methodist Church on the North Side this weekend.

about 12 hours ago

 This matched pair of 19th-century cast-iron benches (circa 1870) from Finnegan Gallery feature a graceful foliate cresting, horseshoe trellis back and cabriole legs under the scrolled seats. There is evidence of several much earlier paint applications.

Antiques show in Edgeworth to focus on unusual items

For an antiques show with unique finds, head to the second “Antiques Reimagined” to benefit the Child Health Association of Sewickley at

about 12 hours ago

 This former market was a popular stop in the Potomac Avenue business district in Dormont.

Buying Here: Lightning strike sparks business potential in Dormont

A lightning strike in June meant the end of People's Food Mart, but the renovated building is back looking for business.

about 12 hours ago

Peter McKay: Fat of the land

If we’re a nation of fatties, there’s only one thing to do -- get taller.

about 12 hours ago

 Grilled Hot Dogs with Apricot Mostarda.

Let's Eat: Grilled Dogs with Apricot Mostarda

Grilled Dogs with Apricot Mostarda

about 12 hours ago

 With a $35 Cultural Trust membership, you get a "Trust Culture" T-shirt.

Five things Post-Gazette staff recommends

What to do in September? Ideas for events to attend, things to buy and films to watch.

about 12 hours ago

Dormont at a glance

Dormont was incorporated on March 31, 1909, as the first independent municipality in the South Hills.

about 12 hours ago

 Joel & Christie Bohrmann Pace in their Arch Street home on the North Side.

War Streets House & Garden Tour set for Sept. 13

The 46th annual tour will feature 11 homes open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 13.

about 12 hours ago

Gardening Q&A: Petunias losing pep?

Petunias do look great for the first few months, but it is common for them to slow down in hot, humid weather.

about 12 hours ago

Bicyclists find three good choices on their riding menu for this month

Bicyclists face tough choice with three fine events on September menu.

about 12 hours ago

 Oatmeal with Blueberries and Toasted Pistachios

What's dishing on the blogs: Labor Day ideas

This week, we’re getting ready for Labor Day with vibrant summer recipes and cozy fall dishes.

1 day ago

 Alberta Tyson leads a large group of flag-waving laundry and dry cleaning workers from Local 141 during the 1984 Pittsburgh Labor Day Parade.

Pittsburgh region's Labor Day events go back more than a century

Since 1894, southwestern Pennsylvania has marked the holiday with parades, picnics, speeches, fairs and religious services.

1 day ago

 Carnegie Mellon University's robot HERB, the Home Exploring Robot Butler, makes an appearance in the film "Robots" opening today at Carnegie Science Center.

Movie review: 'Robots' like you have never seen them before

Playing at Carnegie Science Center, “Robots” explores the exciting frontier of humanoid robotics research; two of the stars are from CMU.

1 day ago

 Elliott Lee, left, and Marley Mills, both 2, enjoy sensory play at the Seesaw Center's rice table.

Castle Shannon Seesaw Center balances play, learning for children, parents

The center provides an indoor play environment for children through kindergarten age during cold-weather months.

1 day ago

 Diane Fives of Ligonier swims at Ligonier Beach on Aug. 18.

Ligonier Beach marks 90 years of swimming, music and entertainment

The first 90 patrons on Sept. 6 will pay a 90-cent admission. Hot dogs, pizza and hamburgers that day will cost 90 cents.

1 day ago

 Volunteers from the Duquesne Youth Athletic Association, members of the community and Sam’s Club work together to install wooden bleachers at Duquesne Stadium.

Duquesne community rallies to renovate grandstand

The Duquesne Youth Athletic Association was able to repair the stadium grandstand with help from Sam’s Club and local businesses.

1 day ago

 Meat cooks on the grill outside of Dream Bar-B-Q.

Restaurant scene: Homewood's Dream Bar-B-Q feeds hungry football fans and a neighborhood

For 10 years Dave Jenkins has been building a clientele for lunch, dinner and takeout at his barbecue spot.

2 days ago

 The Butter Mesquite wings at Nox's Tavern and Grille in Blawnox, which took first place in the exotic wings category at the inaugural King of the Wing competition held this past weekend at Hop Farm Brewing Company in Lawrenceville.

Munch goes to Nox’s Tavern and Grille

A little Blawnox bar makes big impression with award-winning wings.

2 days ago

Let's Learn From the Past: Allegheny Arsenal Explosion

The Allegheny Arsenal explosion in 1862 in Lawrenceville killed 78 civilians.

2 days ago

Let's talk about science: Packing peanuts

Companies have used packing materials to protect items during shipment for many years.

2 days ago

 Chris Jamison will appear Saturday at the Kickoff and Rib Festival at Heinz Field.

Hot List of events for the Labor Day weekend

Rib fest at Heinz Field, Gateway Clipper is $1 for kids, final First Fridays at the Frick, make cool stuff at Festival of Combustion ...

2 days ago

 American Eagle Outfitters’ newly remodeled aerie intimates store at Ross Park Mall.

American Eagle banking on more growth for aerie division

The head of American Eagle’s aerie intimate clothing division talks strategy and shows off the latest store concept at Ross Park Mall.

2 days ago

 The Kobe beef burger at BRGR in East Liberty.

BRGR in East Liberty to move; new changes in works at Round Corner Cantina in Lawrenceville

At more than 5,000 square feet, the new BRGR Eastside location will be twice the size.

3 days ago

 Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes.

Labor Day spread should be labor-free

A holiday meal made in little time, without any advance prep work, and with a few select ingredients, can be just as delicious.

3 days ago

 Tomato-Mint Salad.

Miriam's garden: How do your tomatoes grow?

Even though the tomatoes are late this year because of the erratic weather, they are fantastic.

3 days ago

 Cotton Candy grapes.

Eat a green grape, think pink cotton candy

The seedless Cotton Candy grape is packed with the flavor of hand-spun sugar.

3 days ago

 Baby Back Ribs with Maple Chipotle Sauce

Labor Day spread is worth the extra effort

You could add oomph to your picnic table by making foods that acknowledge the holiday.

3 days ago

Food Column: Fundraiser calls all foodies who are good spellers

Spellers and the audience can win restaurant gift cards at “Food Words,” which will be held Thursday in Bloomfield.

3 days ago

 Johnson Estate Winery, just over the border in Westfield, N.Y., is seeking grape pickers to help with the harvest on Sept. 7 to 8. Pickers will be paid $10 per hour and, if they do three hours, a sandwich and a piece of pie.

Lake Erie winery invites people to pick grapes on Labor Day

The “GRAPE PICKERS WANTED” sign went up recently in front of the Johnson Estate Winery, just over the state border in Westfield, N.Y.

3 days ago

 The Victoria crowned pigeon is one of the largest and most unusual pigeons in the world.

Let's talk about birds: Pigeons

Whatever your view may be, there is much more to the humble pigeon than meets the eye.

3 days ago

 As Adidas creative director, Sewickley native Paul Gaudio is overseeing the company's efforts to expand in the United States market.

Sewickley native tasked with making Adidas hip again in the U.S.

Paul Gaudio is facing a Super Bowl-sized challenge: to make Adidas cool again in the U.S. market.

4 days ago

 A Facebook photo has sparked some interest from one man regarding a child's paternity.

Ask Natalie: Don't wonder if he's the father of ex-girlfriend's child

A man who wonders whether a former beau’s child is his should ask.

4 days ago

Your Greatest Race: Week 3

Tips from running experts in advance of the Pittsburgh’s Great Race events on Sept. 27.

4 days ago

  Strawberry-Chicken Spinach Wraps.

Great race, great taste: Strawberry-Chicken Spinach Wraps

After your run, wrap things up with a wrap full of flavor and texture.

4 days ago

 Lillian Jeffrey.

Century Club: Life has taken centenarian from farmers markets to foreign capitals

Lillian Jeffrey, who sold produce for much of her life, lifts filled gallon water jugs over her head to stay in shape. She’s almost 100.

4 days ago

 Megan Gilson #SEENBestDressed.

Riverlife's #PoshPicnic held on the North Shore

This year’s event drew 950 partygoers, dressed to the nines.

5 days ago

 Deauville's signature brightly colored umbrella tents along the town's expansive shoreline.

France's Deauville delights with charm and panache

Deauville, on France’s North Atlantic coast, was once a favorite summer retreat for wealthy Parisians. Now everyone goes.

5 days ago

 Dr. Hyagriv Simhan and Dr. Gabriella Gosman at Savor Pittsburgh.

10th annual Savor Pittsburgh raises funds for Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC

It was party central at Stage AE on Thursday night as 1,400 partygoers came out to Savor Pittsburgh and raised $85,000.

5 days ago

 From left, Dotty Bechtol, Bill Crawford, Sally Wiggin and Carol Kinkela.

Carabella cocktail party raises funds for Alzheimer's research

More than 350 guests came out to support the event which raised $100,000 for Alzheimer’s research..

5 days ago

 Dara DeChellis and Armando Ocando of The Aruna Project.

#LetsMakeaSEEN: The Aruna Project

The Aruna Project takes on sexual exploitation of women and girls, a human rights issue found around the world.

5 days ago

 David Bush , left, and Tim McVay.

Sewickley event raises funds for Animal Advocates

Wilpin Hall event brought attention to Animal Advocates, an organization that helps four-legged friends find their forever homes.

5 days ago

 Rev. Andrew K. Newberry with honoree Ted Kerr and his wife.

Circle of Courage Awards held at the Doubletree Hotel Monroeville

The awards, presented by BCC Ministries, honored 24 people from the Pittsburgh region.

5 days ago

 From left, Lauren Delorenze of Phipps Conservatory’s Homegrown project helps Ophion and Argena Hall plant kale, cabbage and collard greens in the backyard of their Homewood home.

Phipps Conservatory helps Homewood residents plant gardens

Phipps Conservatory on course to plant 60 backyard gardens for Homewood residents in program funded by Hillman Foundation.

5 days ago

 Pittsburgh Fashion Week founder Miyoshi Anderson walks the runway at the opening night showcase at Highmark Stadium in September 2014. The event returns for its sixth year Sept. 21-27.

Stylebook snapshot: Fashion scoop for September

Welcome the new season into your sense of style with a few new things to buy, try and watch for this fall.

6 days ago

 Cheerios cereal was part of one of many lawsuits filed this  year, specifically for gluten issues.

What's in that? Food companies scramble to satisfy 'clean eating'

The steady swing toward “clean eating” has helped trigger an industry move toward cleaning product labels of unpronounceable ingredients.

6 days ago

 Pickles in Suzdal, pickle capital of Russia.

Chef Trevett Hooper savors Russian hospitality for a new venture

Legume’s chef visits Eastern Europe and Russia to bring back ideas for Dacha, a restaurant he hopes to open in Pittsburgh.

6 days ago

 Arundel Head (Sophocles), 200 - 1 B.C., Greek; bronze and copper.

Treasures from the Mediterranean featured in exhibit

Greek antiquities crafted during the Hellenistic period shine at the Getty museum in Los Angeles. The exhibit moves to D.C. in December.

6 days ago

 Members of the Open Door Church at Garfield Community Farm gather under budding trees to worship in the open air. The open-air service mixed traditional worship and singing with chores at the urban farm. Among them were baking the communion bread in a wood-fired oven.

Faith leaders are 'planting' churches in new fields

As traditional congregations decline, some faith leaders are creating new venues of worship in unconventional spots.

6 days ago


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