Senior Blaise Petrone, 17, a tenor drummer, yells instructions to the other drummers at the Canon-McMillan School District marching band camp Aug. 19.
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Senior Blaise Petrone, 17, a tenor drummer, yells instructions to the other drummers at the Canon-McMillan School District marching band camp Aug. 19.

For Pittsburgh region band members, high school drills translate into life skills

Each August, high schools hold band camp, which, like sports camps, can be a grueling experience that forms strong bonds among students.


 Trib Total Media's flagship newspapers include the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and the Tribune-Review in Greensburg.

Trib Total Media selling nine publications in Western Pa.

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Pittsburgh Housing Authority wants paintball business off Squirrel Hill land

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Mylan said that more than two-thirds of shareholders had backed the vote. It needed more than half in order to pursue the takeover.



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Setting the SEEN stomps into Pittsburgh Winery


In the spirit of harvest season, SEEN editor Natalie Bencivenga + style editor Sara Bauknecht visit Pittsburgh Winery in the Strip Districtto learn how to make wine the old-fashioned way in advance of the venue's Grape Stomp event.

Plus, they get glammed to grape stomp with hair and makeup by Izzazu Salon, Spa and Serata.

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A WIDE VIEW LOOK AT BACK TO SCHOOL

Gabrielle Johnson-Thomas writes on a whiteboard during her first day of kindergarten at Manchester Academic Charter on August 26, 2015.
Recess, whiteboard and waiting in straight lines -- welcome back to school!

Students in the Pittsburgh region headed back to the classrooms this week, and several of the Post-Gazette's visual journalists were there to capture their returns.

Browse our wide view images from the first days of school across the area, and upload your own moments and memories on our MyBurgh page.

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