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 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.

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 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 the the William McKinley Presidential Library, the Classic Car Museum and the Canton Art Museum.

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 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.

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 Deviled Chicken Thighs, a one-pot recipe, has some kick.

Let's eat: Deviled Chicken Thighs

Baked, breaded chicken is usually so boring. Not to mention predictable. Not this dish.

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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.

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Bugs start to crawl into Americans’ diet

An increasing number of “entopreneurs” are launching businesses to feed a growing appetite for crickets, mealworms and other edible insects.

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 Denise Schreiber grew up in a gardening family in Swissvale.

Gardener: Veggies aren't the only plants you can eat from the garden

Denise Schreiber is educating the public about dining on pansies, lavender and a host of other flowers.

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Wilkinsburg moving forward with free park

The park would be designed in phases, the first to include installation of pavers and outdoor furnishing, lawn seeding and electrical work.

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New restaurant coming to Peters

Salvatore Plescia, who owns the Open German Italian Flair Restaurant, plans to open an eatery at the former Center Plate site.

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 Brayden LaVerde

Hempfield boy has plan to turn old tennis courts into dek hockey rink

Project would bring Hempfield the first hockey rink of its kind and help a high schooler earn Eagle Scout.

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 A variety of salads and vegetables line the table of the buffet at the Zenith Cafe on the South Side for Sunday brunch.

What are Pittsburgh's most eclectic restaurants?

The city that brought the world fries on sandwiches and beers brewed on a church altar has no shortage of places that reflect its heritage.

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 Heinz is hoping its new mustard will hold its own alongside its perennial product — ketchup.

Heinz looks to expand its reputation beyond ketchup — with mustard

New push for reformulated mustard in retail stores is part of the new owners’ vision for the company’s growth.

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Let's learn from the past: City of bridges

Pittsburgh boasts 446 bridges — more than any other city in the world, including Venice, Italy.

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Let's talk about science: Galileo's art of science

His pioneering achievements in astronomy resulted from Galileo’s treatment of science and art as interconnected ideas.

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 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.

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 A group of students from West Mifflin Area High School try the fresh made tortilla chips and salsas at Reyna's in the Strip District.

Latin-flavored field trip to the Strip sparks new food tour

West Mifflin Area High School students on the culinary excursion learn there’s more Hispanic/Latino flavor in Pittsburgh than they thought.

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 Raj Sabharwal.

Make your own Canadian Peameal Bacon

The iconic Toronto-area food is a perfect project for the home cook.

3 days ago


 At the press briefing for Pittsburgh Craft Brew Week,  held at the Penn Brewery, Dana Staudi from Three Rivers Underground Brewers, which represents home brewers, pours a sample of a mead from Apis. To her left is Brian Meyer of the Pittsburgh Craft Beer Association.

Beer: Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week kicks off Friday

More than 340 events are set at area breweries and watering holes April 17 through 26.

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 Carol Pascuzzi, cheesemonger at Penn Mac since 1984, prepares to cut a pound of Emmenthaler.

Carol 'Dearheart' Pascuzzi to take her leave from the Penn Mac cheese counter

After three decades of charming and educating cheese buyers, and calling everyone “Dearheart,” Ms. Pascuzzi is retiring at the end of May.

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4 a.m. bar closings proposed to stem 'brain drain' in Pennsylvania

The measure is not aimed at neighborhood bars, but at "designated entertainment zones away from residential neighborhoods."

2 days ago


 Zaycon Fresh brings meat directly from the farm to the consumer.

The Food Column: Farm-to-consumer meat

Friends make a success of farm to consumer meat delivery business.

3 days ago


 "Everything Spice" bag .

One Good Recipe: Everything Seasoning

You know you have a keeper when you make a recipe and can’t keep your hands away from the finished dish

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Take a dip: Slide the City slips into Pittsburgh in June

The inflatable water slide as long as three football fields will be set up in South Park’s Sunny Side Slope.

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 The Hotel Monaco at 620 William Penn Place, Downtown, will feature a rooftop restaurant and Biergarten in May.

Outdoor rooftop restaurant Biergarten to open at Hotel Monaco in May

There's no kitchen, but there will be carts serving homemade pretzels with mustard, bratwurst and currywurst.

2 days ago


 Halushki potato-and-flour dumplings made by Maria Silvestri of Ben Avon. Topped with Bryndza cheese and bacon, these were served to a group of tour-goers at the Carpatho-Rusyn Center in Munhall.

Food Feedback: Store-bought noodles a no-no in halushki

Also: Readers praise Jessica Server’s essay on eating alone, “Table for One”; Melvin Krall send his late wife’s moving poem about Passover.

3 days ago


 Falcon.

Let's talk about birds: Falcons

With their scimitar wings, powerful builds, falcons are able to fly at tremendous speeds, making them true masters of the sky.

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 James and Karin Legato of Emphatics at the grand opening press show at One Oxford Centre in 1983.

Obituary: James Legato / Emphatics boutique owner had big impact on fashion

For 50 years the store was a mecca for high-end fashions in Downtown Pittsburgh.

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Ask Natalie: Make clear to guests that party is adults only

A couple love to see their friends’ children, but sometimes a gathering isn’t appropriate for all ages.

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 Rosemary Caper Tuna Salad.

Marathon ready: Rosemary Caper Tuna Salad

This protein-packed snack or lunch starts with tuna

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 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.

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 Details from "Fight Well Against the Future" by Katie Murken.

Let's talk about art: Katie Murken

The mixed-media exhibit “Fight Well Against the Future” is featured with the work of eight other artists at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.

4 days ago


 Rachel Ashwell is the author of "The World of Shabby Chic."

Author Rachel Ashwell touts the benefits of the Shabby Chic lifestyle

Through ups and downs, Shabby Chic and Rachel Ashwell go on comfortably.

5 days ago


 Michele de la Reza and Peter Kope.

10th annual Dirty Ball held on South Side

Anything goes at the 10th annual time-travel themed Dirty Ball to celebrate Attack Theatre’s 20th season.

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 The opening reception for the Uptown Sweats by Kiya Tomlin and Sandra Cadavid boutique in East Liberty on Saturday. Outside the shop, a red carpet and seats are situated for a runway show.

Stylebook: Retail shop Uptown Sweats by Kiya Tomlin, Sandra Cadavid now open

Plus, spring and summer trunk shows, Pittsburgh-based designer partners with Florsheim Shoes, a new jewelry store in Lawrenceville and more.

5 days ago


 Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium president and CEO Barbara Baker.

Fashion show raises funds for Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

The second annual Fashion for the Wild event was full of stylish sights and fashionable faces on Thursday night.

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 From left Mel Blount, Jr., with his wife TiAnda, Jerry Lopes and Tim Stevens.

B-PEP hosts annual Jazz ‘Fun’-raiser

The party took place at Bridges, inside the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center in Oakland.

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 From left, Kiya Tomlin, Annie Engel, Charlene Petrelli, Debbie Demchak and Christy Wiegand.

Hat Luncheon preview party

Patrons of the beloved annual Parks Conservancy Hat Luncheon gathered for a cocktail party to chat about...what else? Hats, of course.

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 From left, Honorees Michael Shullo, Colin Wrabley, Sister Jean Augustine and Ralph Finizio .

Crafton's St. Philip School Celebrates 100th

Nearly 300 guests filled the Grand Priory Hall to mark the Catholic elementary school’s milestone.

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 Pittsburgh CLO executive producer and lead producer on “An American Paris” Van Kaplan, left, with the show’s director-choreographer Christopher Wheeldon at the after party Saturday at Ruby Foo’s restaurant on Broadway. The party was filled with Pittsburgh CLO officials and alums.

#SEENSpringFlings

A few events of note.

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Stargazing: Say goodbye to Orion and Mars

By the end of April, Orion will start to sink below the western horizon and not reappear until mid-August in the eastern morning sky.

5 days ago


 The interior of St. Lawrence Market.

A taste of Toronto: Restaurant fare is tantalizing in the cosmopolitan city

Dining around Toronto -- Canada’s most international city -- on a balmy weekend.

6 days ago


 Pittsburgh native and makeup artist Brett Freedman.

Stylebook snapshot: Celebrity makeup artist, Pittsburgh native Brett Freedman makes moves with own cosmetics line

The Brett Brow Collection will be carried by Sephora starting this month. Plus his beauty collaboration with Reba McEntire makes its debut.

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 Bill Cullina, executive director of the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Horticulturalist Bill Cullina speaks at garden symposium

They may not think the way we do, but plants are excellent at manipulating insects into doing their bidding.

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 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.”

6 days ago


 Inside a Nordstrom Rack in Brooklyn, New York.

Nordstrom, Macy's see benefits from keeping their discount stores close

A new Nordstrom Rack planned near the Nordstrom at Ross Park Mall illustrates change in thinking by a number of retailers.

6 days ago


 Jacquard blankets by Pendleton in Sewickley.

Shopping worth a drive: Stores in Sewickley and Sharon beckon browsers and buyers

Head to Sharon for prom dresses, chocolates and shoes; to Sewickley for Pendleton blankets, preppy J. McLaughlin and one-of-a-kind stores.

1 week ago


 Classic Ragu Bolognese

Let's eat! Classic Ragu Bolognese

Ragu Bolognese, which originated in the capital city of Bologna in the Emilia-Romagna region, is one of Italy’s most legendary dishes.

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 Chris Harrison and Amy Ogan in their dining room.

Renovation Inspiration Contest | Large Residential co-winners: High-tech couple create a buzz over Penn Avenue in Garfield

A couple looking for a "cool house in a cool neighborhood“ was drawn to an area popular with artists and arts entrepreneurs.

1 week ago


 Gas prices are displayed on a pump at a gas station in New Orleans on Monday. Drivers will see the lowest summer gasoline prices in about 6 years, according to an Energy Department report released Tuesday.

Summer gas prices expected to be 32 percent lower this year

Drivers will see the lowest summer gasoline prices in about 6 years, according to the Energy Department.

1 week ago


 The front of the three-bedroom, 21⁄2-bath Colonial-style home for sale at 1189 Clifton Road in Bethel Park.

Buying here: Bethel Park

When he couldn't find a floor plan he liked, a Bethel Park man put together his own.

1 week ago



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