Suzanne and Tom Kendig.

Renaissance & Baroque and The Pittsburgh Camerata host 'Downtown/Dahntahn Abbey' event

Guests mingled upstairs where wine and savories were served, and then wandered downstairs/dahntahn to enjoy beer and snacks.

about 5 hours ago

 Harris Ferris, Jennifer Susco and Tom Michael.

Pittsburgh Ballet hosts 'En Pointe: An Evening in Madrid'

The Spanish-themed celebration featured tapas-style fare from Seviche and Flamenco dancing.

about 5 hours ago

 Ray Amelio, Randy Levander, Brian Schill.

Pittsburgh Social Exchange’s Salute Your Troops Gala

More than $10,000 was raised to help support the Wounded Warrior Project on Wednesday.

about 5 hours ago

 Gisele Fetterman poses for a portrait outside of Free Store, which she created in Braddock to help those in need receive new or gently used donated items. #SEENInspiring

Free Store in Braddock a boon to residents

Braddock’s Free Store is expanding to provide space for donated items to meet growing demand for clothing, supplies and food.

about 5 hours ago

Stargazing: Lyrid meteor shower

The Lyrids, the first major meteor shower of the year, will peak in the predawn hours overnight and Tuesday morning.

about 5 hours ago

 Jim Williams, Karen Krieger and John Scales, all board members of the Yale Club of Pittsburgh.

Yale Wiffenpoofs perform at Pittsburgh Golf Club

Oldest collegiate a cappella group entertains Pittsburgh before embarking on world tour.

about 5 hours ago

 Allyn Lewis.

Stylebook: Spring events just right for fashion fans and tight budgets

Plus, eco-friendly fashion, a children's consignment sale, trunk shows for him and her (and brides) and more in Pittsburgh's fashion scene.

about 5 hours ago

 A real geisha in training, known as a maiko, on her way to an engagement in the Gion district of Kyoto, Japan.

Geisha remain important to Japanese as numbers dwindle

Geisha are the embodiment of tradition, fantasy and art, drawing the fascination of Japanese and foreigners alike.

about 5 hours ago

When delight turns to reality, it's goodbye, Easter Bunny

Rabbits require as much care as dogs, and they must be litter-box trained and spayed or neutered to be effective house pets.

1 day ago

 Abbie Hoffman, December 1969

Abbie Hoffman's presence echoes decades later

They still remember Hoffman at the Apple Jack bar in Point Pleasant, where he once shot pool and flirted with women.

1 day ago

 Taking part in Workout Wednesday, a program run by Homewood Children’s Village are, from left, Kim Adams of Homewood; Kristi Burry, director of the Office of Child and Community Health for the village; Donna Bundy Ford of Wilkinsburg; Raylynn Bundy, 5, holding hands with Sandra Bundy Simmons of East Hills; and Rachel Bundy of Homewood.

Program focuses on the children of Homewood

The concept -- "it takes a village to raise a child" -- takes hold in Homewood to repair the neighborhood's social fabric.

1 day ago

 Pittsburgh native Don Roy King hoists his fourth Emmy last September for directing "Saturday Night Live."

Two former Pittsburghers, two directors' visions

Rob Ashford and Don Roy King have been involved in shaping alternate content, but from different angles.

1 day ago

 isabel Leonard, Danielle de Niese and Susanna Phillips  in Mozart's "Così fan tutte," a production brought to local theaters by The Met: Live in HD series.

Canonizations among events coming to theater near you

From aces to arias, event cinema delivers new experiences on the big screen.

1 day ago

Wildlife: Hummers coming to a feeder near you

A great way to track the progress of spring is to monitor the website,

1 day ago

 Chase Kean, 17, of Conneaut Lake.

First Trout, contest and challenges met

Post-Gazette Trout Photo Contest.and Mobility-challenged fishing

1 day ago

Travel Notes: Airlines offer bigger seats at a bigger cost

Southwest, USAirways and other airlines are making room for comfort with bigger seating options.

1 day ago

 Vintage Valet fashion truck owner Marissa Zimmerman holds the mirror for a customer last year.

Stylebook Snapshot: Fashion trucks hit the road, bring style

With temperatures heating up, Pittsburgh's four fashion trucks will be bringing style to the streets of the Steel City.

1 day ago

 This garden complements the 18th-century house in Maryland known variously as the McHard, Meeteer or Frisby House. Two bronze cranes overlook the pond. The owners see this landscape as “a constant work in progress; its happy fate is never to be finished.”

Maryland's homes, gardens celebrate heritage

Now in its 77th year, the Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage offers a look inside some of the state's most noteworthy properties.

1 day ago

  "Angel Food Cake With Raspberry Sauce from "The Farmstead Egg Guide & Cookbook" by Terry Golson.

In Easter's honor, 2 more eggy recipes

In the spirit of Easter, try these egg recipes: Angel Food Cake with Raspberry Sauce and Leeks Vinaigrette with Herbed Quail Eggs.

1 day ago

 The Soft-Cooked Egg with Buttered Toast for Two is one of the most engaging recipes in "Egg: A Culinary Exploration of the Wrold's Most Versatile Ingredient" by Michael Ruhlman.

Dine: Cookbooks teach home cooks best

While searching for recipes online might be easy and quick, cookbooks fulfill another mission: They teach home cooks to cook.

1 day ago

Apps help friends vacation together

Two new travel apps are harnessing the power of Facebook to help friends spend some time together.

1 day ago

22 million bags missing in '13, and that's an improvement

When your luggage fails to make a connection.

1 day ago

 Rick Garrett is a breaded-tenderloin aficionado and a blogger who has reviewed more than 120 versions of the sandwich. Here, the breaded pork tenderloin sandwich is from The Aristocrat in Indianapolis.

Indiana breaded pork tenderloin is a tasty classic

Rick Garrett traverses the state of Indiana in search of the best pork sandwich.

1 day ago

 Eryna Honchar shows some of the Ukrainian eggs she painted that are for sale at St. Peter & St. Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Carnegie. Ms. Honchar was an orphan in Ukraine who was adopted by a couple in Carnegie when she was 9.

Ukrainian orphan learned customs of her homeland when she came to Carnegie

For Eryna Honchar, learning the ancient Ukrainian tradition of pysanky was about more than coloring Easter eggs.

1 day ago

 A view of the Mediterranean Sea from Begur, castle ruins at top right, in Costa Brava, which translates as “rugged coast.”

Whether searching for Roman ruins or visiting the 'Dali Triangle,' Catalonian pride is palpable

Spain's Costa Brava is where smart people come to spend the winter.

1 day ago

 Andrew Scudera, a cook from Goodfellas Pizza School of New York, takes a fresh pie from the oven for the throngs to sample at the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas.

For pizza vendors, Vegas expo is a slice of heaven

Closed to the pub­lic, the expo is the re­served do­main of those who bring you the world’s most pop­u­lar food.

1 day ago

Another project looms for Parke

Hank Parke receives well-deserved recognition after years of dedicated public service in Somerset County.

2 days ago

 Michael Kobold

Everest disaster awakens climber's memories

Local watchmaker Michael Kobold reflects on Sherpa safety in the wake of the recent Mount Everest disaster.

2 days ago

 Jan K. Mayr's dog Piper at Franklin Regional High School. The 11-year-old border collie was one of the therapy dogs who helped students cope.

Pet Tales: Therapy dogs a class act at Franklin Regional High School

Ten therapy dogs helped students ease their anxieties when they returned to Franklin Regional High School.

2 days ago

Peter McKay: Spoiler alerts ruining TV binge-viewing for the rest of us

TV watchers who binge on favorite shows have only one weapon against spoilers -- hands over ears and yodeling "Lalalala!"

2 days ago

 A group walks between stations during the reading of the Stations of the Cross on Friday above Seton-La Salle High School in Mt. Lebanon. The group was observing Good Friday.

Prayers, procession focus of Good Friday

The Stations of the Cross comprise a traditional devotion that re-creates the final hours of Jesus' life.

2 days ago

 Some offices in the Allegheny County Courthouse, foreground, will be closed today in observance of Good Friday.

Several Allegheny County offices closing on Good Friday

Some county offices are closed or will be closing early today in observance of Good Friday.

3 days ago

 A collapsed banquet hall and beach club at Conneaut Lake Park were destroyed in a 2008 fire.

New group seeks to run Conneaut Lake Park

A reconfigured group of trustees wants a judge to let it oversee the historic 122-year-old amusement park in Crawford County.

3 days ago

 Benedict Killang, originally from South Sudan, holds his son Miracle, 2, on Monday while he tries his first bite of horseradish. They were attending his first Passover seder at Rodef Shalom Congregation in Oakland.

Passover: People of many faiths, nations see themselves in the tale of liberation

Rodef Shalom Congregation in Oakland held a seder meal Monday for about 200 people.

3 days ago

Let's Talk About: The Blue Scorpion of Mars

The crust of Mars is home to Syrtis Major, or as Italian astronomer Angelo Secchi nicknamed it in 1858, The Blue Scorpion.

4 days ago

Learn From the Past: Sister Bridges

Pittsburgh lays claim to being home to the only trio of identical bridges in the world.

4 days ago

 Buffalo fried chicken balls at Emporio: A Meatball Joint

Emporio gives diners meatballs galore

At the restaurant, he makes four types of meatballs -- classic beef, spicy pork, vegetarian and chicken -- as well as a meatball of the day.

4 days ago

 Wesley Ross stands in the entrance of the kitchen – a converted antique bank vault inside The Bank Tower – at Carnegie Delicatessan & Catering, Downtown.

Munch goes to Carnegie Delicatessen & Catering

At Pittsburgh's version of the Carnegie Deli, you'll find some Jewish staples.

4 days ago

 Pasca, a traditional Romanian Easter cake.

Easter recipes from our food-blogger friends

We encourage you to visit their blogs and see all the other good stuff that they do.

4 days ago

 Wigle Whiskey will store it's whiskey on newly acquired property on the Northside.

Spirits: Wigle Whiskey to roll out the new barrel house

The new barrel storage warehouse is giving new life to an old produce terminal in Pittsburgh's Spring Garden.

4 days ago

Paying attention prevents cooking fires

Kitchen cooking fires peak nationwide around holidays like Easter.

4 days ago

Food Feedback: Readers remember Weinstein's, too

Her memoir about Weinstein's has readers remembering, too.

4 days ago

Food Column: Kids learn to cook at Camp Delicious

Here's a delicious camp option for Pittsburgh teenagers.

4 days ago

 Fava Bean Salad from "Buvette: The Pleasure of Good Food" by Jody Williams.

'Bunny food' includes fava salad, fancy cake

Recipes from our writers that are sure to brighten up the spring menu.

4 days ago

 Basket Cheese and Chocolate Pudding.

Basket cheese is an 85-year-old tradition for local company

It's called basket cheese, and it's been an Easter tradition at Lamagna Cheese Co. for as long as anyone can remember.

4 days ago

 Lee Schmidt, president of the Pittsburgh Craft Beer Alliance, welcomes members of the organization and media to the kick-off for the upcoming Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week which will run from April 25-May 4, 2014.

Brew aficionados gather for preview of Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week

The third annual promotion of craft beer runs April 25 through May 4. "It's just booming in Pittsburgh."

4 days ago

 Bluebird eggs.

Let's Talk About Birds: Birds' eggs

There are reasons birds eggs come in a variety of colors and sizes.

5 days ago

 Ida McKinley wearing the diamond tiara that was recently sold on an episode of "Pawn Stars" on the History Channel.

Former first lady's tiara sought for exhibit

A Canton, Ohio, museum is raising funds to bring Ida Saxton McKinley's jewelry back from the "Pawn Stars" shop in Las Vegas.

5 days ago

 Lemony Spring Risotto

What's for Dinner: Lemony Spring Risotto

Asparagus and peas brighten this lovely risotto dish that's perfect for Easter.

5 days ago

Religious leaders join to condemn violence

Rodef Shalom, which has a sister-congregation relationship with a synagogue in Kiev, also said a prayer for those in Ukraine.

6 days ago


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