Joan Davies Havekotte will turn 101 on Thursday.

Century club: Centenarian cherishes travel memories

Joan Davies Havekotte has seen the world and is now celebrating her 101st birthday.

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 Dennis Bateman, exhibit director at the Carnegie Science Museum, shows one of the displays from the "H2Oh!: Why Our Rivers Matter" exhibit.

Carnegie Science Center goes with the flow with 'H2Oh!'

Water Weekends at the Carnegie Science Center are filled to overflowing with cool activities about H2Oh!

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Peter McKay: Welcome to Celebration Nation!

Why do we celebrate every little event like a celebrity? Because the Kardashians do it.

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 The Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium got into the act of joining the #JurassicZookeepers meme movement as zookeepers around the world began tweeting themselves posed in front of animals as Chris Pratt's character is in front of the raptors of the movie "Jurassic World." According to The New York Times, zookeeper enthusiasm may be rooted in the depiction of the human-animal relationship that the character explains, “It's not about control. It's a relationship based on respect." The Pittsburgh Zoo tweeted, "one more just for fun" with its arapaima, native to South America and among the largest freshwater fish in the world.

5 Things we are loving this week: June 27

Zookeepers around the world, including Pittsburgh, have been tweeting themselves posed with animals a la the raptors of “Jurassic World.”

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 Kid Rock performs at First Niagara Pavilion on Sunday.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Helen Mirren’s “The Audience,” a Phat Man Dee sendoff party, and an evening with Dr. Cyril Wecht, all on the agenda for this weekend.

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 Paul O'Block.

Century Club: Centenarian credits hard work and love for long life

Paul O’Block had to quit school after eighth grade, but hard work and his family have provided a lifetime of learning.

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WorkZone: Leadership skills learned at work can help at home, too

Learning to lead workers can help management of the homefront.

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 David Weiss, an avid woodturner from McCandless, shows a bowl he's made. Mr. Weiss  will manage the tool room at next week's American Association of Woodturners symposium at the David Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown.

Woodturners symposium will draw hundreds of artisans to convention center

As the wood turns, the American Association of Woodturners arrives for its national symposium in Pittsburgh next week.

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New index to help African-Americans trace family history

FamilySearch launches national campaign to recruit volunteers for indexing African-American records

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5 Things we love for Father's Day

If you’ve put Father’s Day gift-getting off for the last minute, here are 5 Things that might fit the bill:

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 Alice May Pasquarelli in a photo taken in October of 1996.

Century Club: 100-year-old never ate her vegetables, while another was a WWII welder

Born in Bellevue, Alice May Pasquarelli passed the century mark May 22.

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 Zuo Modern's Providence sofa offers a contemporary take on tufting in silver leatherette.

Tufting is buttoning the upholstery industry

While consumers may take tufting for granted, craftsmen know it is one of the most labor-intensive upholstery treatments.

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 Children's author Eric Carle and Fred Rogers hold a painting that they created together in Mr. Carle's studio in Northhampton, Mass.,  in 1997 during an episode of "Mister Rogers Neighborhood."

'A Very Eric Carle' show debuts at the Children's Museum

Ten-year traveling “Very Eric Carle” exhibit makes its debut at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh today.

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 Rebecca Zhou, a student from Oakland, releases negative energy into the Black Rock Energy Absorber, a 25-foot sculpture imbued with the magical power to expunge negative energy by Rudy Shepherd. Black Rock is at Point State Park during the Three Rivers Arts Festival Saturday.

5 things we love...about the Arts Festival

What’s to love Downtown as the Three Rivers Arts Festival wraps up this weekend? Plenty!

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What state do I live in? Confusion

His phone bill is just the beginning. What’s good for you and what’s not changes every day.

2 weeks ago

 Steve Miller.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Pittsburgh Symphony, the ’Caterpillar’ tour, Heritage Day and the Steve Miller Band all hit town this weekend.

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 Max Segal, a 13-year-old from Los Angeles came to Pittsburgh to have his bar mitzvah with his 100 years- old grandfather, Manuel Kolski, of Squirrel Hill.     photos taken on June 6, 2015 at the Pt. Breeze home of Janice Kelly & Steve Hankin.

Grandson travels from LA to share his bar mitzvah with his grandpa

Max Segal comes to Pittsburgh from Los Angeles so his 100-year-old grandfather, who survived Auschwitz, can participate in his bar mitzvah.

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 Cora Smith-Harris.

Century club: WWII riveter walks in the path of love

Cora Smith-Harris of Aliquippa turned 100 in May.

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 Southwest PA Says No More’s video features area business leaders speaking out.

Pittsburgh-area CEOs speak out against domestic violence

Southwest PA Says No More’s video features area business leaders speaking out.

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 Andrew Donovan, a program coordinator, makes a J-hook at the blacksmith’s shop at Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village.

Travel the trail of history at Meadowcroft Village

Once you find the Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village in western Washington County, 16,000 years of local history will come alive.

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 This artist's concept shows the test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD), designed to test landing technologies for future Mars missions.

5 things we are loving this week

Earthcam has released “a special edition” time-lapse video of the construction of One World Trade Center in New York.

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 Laurel Jay Carpenter of New York describes the creation process to Naeha Dixit of North Point Breeze at the Lost & Found Factory at the Three Rivers Arts Festival. The public art space, by M. Michelle Illuminato, asks people to provide a description of an item they've lost so that the team of artists can re-create it for them.

Lost & Found Factory revives missing objects as public art at Three Rivers Arts Festival

The Lost & Found Factory gives people a chance to commission their own art and recover something that they’ve lost.

2 weeks ago

Rabies, coyotes and ticks, oh my! Perils abound in the backyard this summer

Wild animals, birds and bugs can be a danger to people and their pets during warm weather, when more time is spent outdoors.

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 Slide the City, a 1,000-foot-long water slide featured in South Park this weekend.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Beethoven at the Symphony, the Three Rivers Arts Festival and a beer fest, something for everyone.

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 Iggy Azalea performs at Nickelodeon's 28th annual Kids' Choice Awards at The Forum in March.

Some groups drop out of Pittsburgh Pride events in protest of Iggy Azalea

The pop star, slated to perform June 13, has made remarks some consider racist and homophobic.

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 Bobblehead of Roxanne Chalifoux, Villanova’s "Crying Piccolo Girl.”

Villanova's 'Crying Piccolo Girl,' a Peters native, getting her own bobblehead doll

A successful Kickstarter campaign will fund a bobblehead of Pittsburgher Roxanne Chalifoux, who became a March Madness viral sensation.

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 The house boat of Bernard Feinman and his wife Cheri at Fox Chapel Marina.

Couple jump from Highland Park to houseboat

Four years ago, Cheri and Bernard Feinman of Highland Park took the leap from living on the land to the water and never looked back.

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 The Heinz Chapel works site filled with scaffolding and materials. The chapel will reopen Monday after a five-month project undertaken to install a new climate control system.

Heinz Chapel ready to reopen with new cooling system and reassembled pipe organ

The goal of the $3.5 million endeavor was to preserve the fabric of the facility and its 20-year-old pipe organ.

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