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Oak Ridge couple transforms 1820 house into quaint bed and breakfast

By Joyce Hanz
Looking for a break from city life and seeking to reconnect with nature? A new bed and breakfast in Oak Ridge, Armstrong County, combines history with hospitality, all within an hour’s drive of Pittsburgh. The Brick House Bed & Breakfast …

ToonSeum’s Ka-Blam! fundraiser charms in Lawrenceville

By Kate Benz
Where else but the ToonSeum’s Ka-Blam! fundraiser you could find Rick Sebak wearing a pair of red suede shoes? “I saw these online awhile ago, and I thought, ‘Someday, I’m going to need ...

Pittsburgh Rock ’n’ Roll Legends Awards, Hard Rock Cafe

By Kate Benz
They shook, they rattled, they rolled, and by the time Pittsburgh’s rock deities were finished on the stage at the Hard Rock Cafe in Station Square, the only thing left for the ...

Fischer, Kolb honored by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg at Salt and Light dinner

By Shirley McMarlin
Jesus told His followers to be salt and light in the world, the former to counteract corruption and the latter to be shining examples of love and truth. Some people who exemplify that ...

Jenkins named year’s top volunteer at CASA of Westmoreland’s Leadership Breakfast

By Tribune-Review
It’s heartbreaking to think of children ending up in the family court system because of abuse and neglect, so thank goodness for the helping hand they receive from CASA of Westmoreland Inc. Special ...

Fanfare

Midwife Center’s ‘Let Them Eat Cake’ fundraiser in Strip District a tempting treat

By Kate Benz
The idea of will power was a laughable notion at best for the Midwife Center’s “Let Them Eat Cake” edible fundraiser, but at least there ...

Out and About

Some attendees take home prizes from Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce staff luncheon

By Dawn Law
Greensburg Country Club was packed to capacity April 22 for the 25th annual Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce Staff Appreciation Luncheon. Lunch at the club ...

Fashion

All wet: Save these cool fashions for a rainy day

By Danielle Braff
April showers may bring May flowers — but that doesn’t mean you have to get soaked while you wait for the roses to bloom. Check out these fashionable rain-related products. Bella Umbrella Aqua Pagoda: It’s made from a waterproof Pongee ...

Food and Drink

Cooking Class: Avocado Summer Roll at Asiatique Thai Bistro

By Sandra Fischione Donovan
Cooking Class visits the kitchens of area restaurants, whose chefs share their popular recipes. As do many petite women, Ling Robinson — ...

Travel

Oak Ridge couple transforms 1820 house into quaint bed and breakfast

By Joyce Hanz
Looking for a break from city life and seeking to reconnect with nature? A new bed and breakfast in Oak Ridge, Armstrong County, combines history with ...

Home and Garden

How to order ordering plants by mail without regret

By The Associated Press
You can buy trees, shrubs, and flower plants through the mail that are as high-quality as those you can get locally, and often in greater variety. Problem is: Not all mail-order nurseries are equally reputable. And you can’t just drive ...

Health and Fitness

Grandmother Power throws weight behind HPV-vaccination effort

By Joyce Hanz
A group of Pittsburgh-area grandmothers have joined a grassroots movement to bolster HPV-vaccination rates. Not a formal organization, Grandmother Power is made up of volunteers in the United States, Kenya, Canada, India and Finland. The local Grandmother Power chapter is sponsored by ...

History

Ford City family’s war collection being featured at Pittsburgh museum

By Brad Pedersen
A Ford City family’s collection of items from World War II will soon be featured at the Heinz History Center’s newest exhibit, “We Can Do It! WWII.” Before he died in 2012, Larry Shedwick and his wife, Kay, built an ...

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Annual Alle-Kiski-Connie Rivers Sojourn takes paddlers on adventure

By Ed Phillipps
With the thaw of spring finally here, nature is beckoning. For anyone interested in a fun outdoor adventure, the Alle-Kiski-Connie Rivers Sojourn has you covered. ...

Fanfare

Midwife Center’s ‘Let Them Eat Cake’ fundraiser in Strip District a tempting treat

The idea of will power was a laughable notion at best for the Midwife Center’s “Let Them Eat Cake” edible fundraiser, but at least there …

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Out & About

Some attendees take home prizes from Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce staff luncheon

Greensburg Country Club was packed to capacity April 22 for the 25th annual Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce Staff Appreciation Luncheon. Lunch at the club …

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Jessica Walliser

Garden Q&A: Asparagus pays lasting dividends

Q uestion: I’m interested in planting some asparagus this year. Do you have any tips for growing it successfully? Are the “all male” varieties really …

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Dave DeSimone

The Wine Cellar: Return of al fresco dining means it’s time for rosés

Let’s see. Forsythia, daffodils and magnolias blooming fragrantly in full color: check. Sunny afternoons followed by mild nights with lingering daylight: check again. Last, but …

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Trib Tested: MAX Traxxx Tracer Racer — Glow in the Dark Racing System
The claim: MAX Traxxx Tracer Racer 20 Foot Dual Loop Set — Glow in the Dark Racing System introduces the new side-by-side Mega Loop. This …

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