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 At the first Bantam Heritage Jeep Festival on Aug. 12, 2011, more than 1,100 jeeps paraded down Main Street in Butler.

Bantam replica to lead the parade at Jeep Heritage Festival in Butler

Duncan Rolls of Longview, Texas, will drive his replica of the world’s first jeep through downtown Butler to kick off the Bantam Jeep

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The Duggars’ glass house

As the Duggars recently discovered, preaching gets really old when you’re the one who really needs to hear it.

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3 rain barrel workshops planned

Rail barrel workshops scheduled June 2. 6 and 18 in Shadyside, Sprindale and Washington, Pa.

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Pennsylvania Polka and Ethnic Food Festival coming to Monroeville

The event will be held at the Monroeville Convention Center May 30 and 31.

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 Weird Al Yankovic drops into the Palace Theatre in Greensburg Sunday night.

The Hot List: Pittsburgh Symphony in 'Flight'; concert for Nepal; Gene Kelly Awards and more

Plus more events this weekend: PSO’s Fiddlesticks family concert of the season, Pennsylvania Polka and Ethnic Festival, Jeep Cruise ...

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 The Rev. Lou Vallone, pastor of St.  John of God in McKees Rocks, performs the annual "Blessing of the Bikes" on Palm Sunday.

'What you see is what you get': Catholic priest is a biker with a message

The Rev. Lou Vallone enjoys getting on his 2003 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Standard and taking on the two-lane blacktop.

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 Tammy Hepps gave up a job at NBC in New York to piece together the picture of her family's and the Jewish community's legacy in Homestead. Her great grandfather helped build a synagogue, the building shown in the background, for the Rodef Shalom Congregation on East 11th Avenue in the borough.  The congregation disbanded in 1993.

Former New York tech administrator finds passion in uncovering Homestead's Jewish history

Tammy Hepps left a great job working with NBC in New York to pursue her family’s history in Homestead.

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 Terri Ploskina displays an “I Care” poster on a bulletin board in her establishment, Dot's Family Restuarant in McKeesport.

Helping caregivers fill the gaps with the community's support

Through “I Care” initiative, United Way hopes businesses and others will keep watch on elderly citizens who may be on verge of crisis.

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 Hepps Pharmacy in Homestead in 1922. Owner Bernhardt Hepps is standing at left, in white shirt. His great-granddaughter Tammy Hepps last year gave up a job at NBC in New York  to piece together the picture of her family's and the Jewish community's legacy in Homestead.

Archivists giving priority to reviving small-town histories

Rauh Jewish Archives sets out on mission to collect small-town histories in southwestern Pennsylvania before they disappear.

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 Sara, 5, watch Denise Divittis demonstrate the making of parrafin candles during Handson History days at Old Economy Village in Ambridge. They accompanied their grandmother, who demonstrated the making of bobbin lace.

Crafts, tours bring history up close at Old Economy Village

If you want to really know the Harmonists, get crafty every Saturday through September at Old Economy Village in Ambridge.

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Jazz Orchestra seeking students for training programs

Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra and City Music Center of Duquesne University are registering students for two new training programs.

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 Randyland, the Mexican War Streets home of Randy Gilson, features colorful murals and street art.

Look past Pittsburgh's popular attractions for some off-the-beaten-path summer fun

From museums to a Robot Hall of Fame, the region is home to many hidden gems.

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 Zac Brown and the rest of the Zac Brown Band will perform at First Niagara Pavilion at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Hot List of events for the weekend of May 21

Heritage Players stages “To Kill a Mockingbird,” All Time Low plays at Stage AE, Sandcastle opens, and more.

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 Lakers guard Nick Young, left, and Iggy Azalea arrive at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday.

Delta Foundation, LGBT groups at odds over Pittsburgh Pride headliner Iggy Azalea

The Australian rapper has proven to be a controversial, divisive choice of a headliner for this year’s Pride in the Street.

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 Mike Mancuso of Wexford helps his son Lucas, 3, put on an illuminated letter 'L' at Pittsburgh Glass Center's exhibit "ABC@PGC."

Art preview: 'ABC@PGC' project at Pittsburgh Glass Center lets you see letters in a new light

Combining interactivity and literacy, the exhibit comes to Pittsburgh after a year at the Tacoma Museum of Glass in Washington state.

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 When a slug moves it leaves behind a tiny trail of mucus.

Let's talk about parks: snails and slugs

These squishy little creatures may not be particularly good looking, but they are quite fascinating once you know a little bit about them.

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 Amy Perkins is a deaconess and church mother at First Baptist Church of Bridgeville.

Century club: Centenarian has led a life of caring for others

Amy Perkins couldn’t be a nurse, but she marks her 100th birthday after a life of caring for others.

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 Langdon Dining Table shows off its architecturally influenced foundation.

It's all about the base at the spring furniture market

At the spring High Point Market, manufacturers paid more attention to the base than ever before.

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 Dawn Plummer, left, and wife Diana Polson sit Wednesday with their children Elijah, 6, left, and Jude, 2, on their porch swing at their Point Breeze home.

A look at same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania, 1 year later

It is too soon to measure most economic benefits, but couples say they have found financial peace of mind.

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 Youngsters navigate the Kids Mud on the Mountain course at Seven Springs in 2014.

It's time to be king of the mud mountain

Seven Springs’ second-annual Mud on the Mountain obstacle course for kids promises a muddy mess for all next week.

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 It's glass, it's gorgeous, it's not to be taken for granted. Here's to the spires of PPG Place.

5 things we are loving this week

Amy Schumer, Blackwing pencils, the new Kate Atkinson novel, Pedialyte as hangover remedy ...and PPG place is still great.

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Peter McKay: The Good, the Bikes, and the Ugly

His kids have outgrown them, but they just won’t roll away.

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 "The Adventures of Robin Hood" by Scottish group Visible Fictions, will be performed at the Byham Theater as part of the EQT Children's Theater Festival.

Preview: Children's Theater Festival takes over the Cultural District this weekend

A timed interactive art installation is a new feature among the fest's outdoor activities.

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 RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles performs at the Benedum Saturday.

Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Children’s Theater Festival, Pittsburgh Folk Festival, rock band Primal Scream and Nitro Circus Live all scheduled for the coming weekend.

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 Christina Hlutkowsky, center, director of the Ukrainian folk dancing troupe, gets ready to start to practice a dance with the troupe, including her sister, Oriana Hlutkowsky, 20, right, who was assisting with the direction for an upcoming folk festival in the social hall of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church on the South Side.  At left is Victoria Cycak, 18, from Moon Twp.

Folk Festival is all in the family

For nearly six decades, the Pittsburgh Folk Festival has helped people preserve their ethnic heritage.

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 Wesley Hill, associate professor of biblical studies at Trinity School for Ministry, is author of the book “Spiritual Friendship," exploring a largely forgotten Christian tradition of committed spiritual friendship.

Gay and celibate: Some Christians affirming their homosexuality but pledging to forgo sex

A small corps of writers around the country have churned out a small library of books and blog posts, united in this single premise.

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 Clockwise from left: Dolores Redwood, Ilse Stein, Elvira Durbeck and Lillian Allen

Mothers know best: Four centenarians reflect on their lives

Four women share a century’s worth of motherly advice — and daughters’ heartache.

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 Artist Ron Donoughe, in his Lawrenceville studio, spent the past year painting 90 local neighborhoods.

Artist spends a year painting 90 Pittsburgh neighborhoods

Lawrenceville artist Ron Donoughe to present yearlong plein air project “90 Pittsburgh Neighborhoods” at Center for the Arts

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 Kathleen Marshall and Rob Marshall were honored by The New York Pops on Monday at its 32nd Birthday Gala.

5 things we are loving this week

From galas to Vergara, here are 5 things we are loving this week

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Hard-to-recycle collection Saturday at Washington Mall

Hard-to-recycle items collected from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Washington Mall.

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 Jimmy Grzelak stars in "St. Jimmy Celebrates 'The Food at Our Feet,' " part of the 2015 Pittsburgh Fringe Festival. St. Jimmy invites the audience to a "gastro-liturgical" event.

Preview: Pittsburgh Fringe festival finds a new home on the North Side

Classic architecture should create synergy for Pittsburgh Fringe.

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 Lily Lauver, left, Art DeConciliis and James Curry in Little Lake Theatre's production of "Our Town."

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Local theater, Styx, May Market and a Pizza Fest all on the slate for the coming weekend.

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 Devas Simmons of Highland Park, left, high fives Olivia Miller,13, of Pine Township, as Charlie Batch, center watches.   Mr. Simmons and Mr. Batch work with youngsters coaching track as of the Best of the Batch Foundation, which is nominated for a Jefferson Award.

Jefferson Awards: Batch Foundation leads a winning drive off the field

The foundation established by the former Pittsburgh Steeler helps underprivileged youth with a variety of programs, all including education.

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 Juliana Kochis stands with several students while listening to a student presentation at the Ambridge Center for Hope. Kochis spent over 150 hours volunteering at the center while she was in high school.

Jefferson Awards: Kennedy resident keeps up her dedication to volunteer center

Juliana Kochis connected her church and the Ambridge Center for Hope to earn a Jefferson Award.

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 The Chautuauqua Amphitheater shown in August 2014.

National Park Service enters Chautauqua showdown over historic amphitheater

The project became heated last fall after Chautauqua Institution acknowledged that it planned to demolish the structure and build a replica.

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2Do this week, May 3-10: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

River City Brass Band, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and IonSound Project are in town.

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 A self-portrait done by John A. Hermann Jr. His paintings and sculptures from his collection fill the rooms of the John A. Hermann Jr. Memorial Art Museum in Bellevue.

Bellevue house tour will school visitors in art and architecture

A house museum with one of the largest collections of a single artist’s work is on the May 9 Bellevue Live Worship Shop Tour.

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Peter McKay: Helicopters attack free-range kids!

Get with modern parenting: Kids must be scheduled every second, have all decisions made for them and never be allowed to fail.

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Hazardous waste dropoff today in North Park

The first of six Household Hazardous Waste Collections to be held Saturday at the North Park swimming pool parking lot.

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 Darlene Scalese leads a training for Operation Troop Appreciation's "Welcome Home"  veteran support program at the organizations' office in Century III Mall.

Jefferson Awards: Volunteer eases troops return from overseas

Darlene Scalese of West Mifflin provides a fresh welcome home through Operation Troop Appreciation to veterans who have served.

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 Susie Grossi of Brookline, left, and her sister, Bee Falconio of Ross, join other family members at Painting with a Twist in Castle Shannon.

Finding your creative and social side -- with paint

Painting with a Twist, a national franchise that turns art into a social event, is thriving in the Pittsburgh area.

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 Comedian Chris Tucker performs Friday at Heinz Hall.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Chris Tucker, the Boilermaker Jazz Band and Alia Musica perform; Kennywood opens and bodybuilders hit the stage at Soldiers & Sailors.

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