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Family inspires designers for Pittsburgh Fashion Week’s 2nd night

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Two of the four designers who showed their collections on the second night of Pittsburgh Fashion Week on Sept. 23 were inspired by individuals who have gone before them. Sommer Bernard of Brighton Heights, who owns the line Sommer Creations, …

Marketplace vendors at Pittsburgh Fashion Week sell fashion forward

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Instead of wearing your jeans, carry them. A company called ReBag will take that denim and turn the fabric into a handbag. “It’s a great way to refashion clothing,” says Yi Wang, …

Exercise routines can be modified to accommodate physical limitations

By Alice T. Carter
For some less youthful folks, exercise may not be the pleasure sport it once was. One mile into a brisk jog, there’s a sharp pain in your knee; your lower back aches …

The Wine Cellar: Ham and cheese — and wine— best less processed

By Dave DeSimone
Ham and cheese. This humble combination recalls countless uninspired sandwiches, standard in lunch bags across America. Flavorless ham with unremarkable texture and pale, pink color lies on spongy white bread with a …

10 fresh ways to use butternut squash

By Alison Ladman
Just as you’re finally finishing the mounds of zucchini that have haunted you all summer, autumn’s overabundance of butternut squash hits you. Time for some fresh ideas. But before we get cooking, let’s talk prep. Butternut’s thick skin and rock-hard …

KitchenWise: Bean there, done that? Learn to love dried beans

By The Associated Press
I didn’t appreciate the numerous lovable qualities of dried beans until my college years, when I was living on my own in a house with several other women, all of us strapped …

Dinner in Minutes: Shrimp mac ‘n’ cheese maximizes flavor, cuts fat

By Linda Gassenheimer
Add shrimp to your mac ’n’ cheese for an updated version of one of America’s favorite meals. Wine columnist Fred Tasker suggests serving it with an oaky California chardonnay. Linda Gassenheimer is …

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Partygoers get preview of Sewickley antiques show

By Kate Benz
Under a gallery of English and European paintings dating to the 17th century, Mike Pawk (with Georgia) and Richard Weber (with Mary) good-naturedly admitted what …

Out and About

Excela Health kicks off drive for Westmoreland ICU

By Dawn Law
Excela Health kicked off a capital campaign for renovations of the Intensive Care Unit at Westmoreland Hospital Sept. 19 at Westmoreland Country Club. Anchors Aweigh …

Fashion

Marketplace vendors at Pittsburgh Fashion Week sell fashion forward

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Instead of wearing your jeans, carry them. A company called ReBag will take that denim and turn the fabric into a handbag. “It’s a great …

Food and Drink

10 fresh ways to use butternut squash

By Alison Ladman
Just as you’re finally finishing the mounds of zucchini that have haunted you all summer, autumn’s overabundance of butternut squash hits you. Time for some fresh ideas. But before we get cooking, let’s talk prep. Butternut’s thick skin and rock-hard …

Travel

Disney World plans ‘Frozen’ attraction at Epcot

By The Associated Press
Walt Disney World is planning a new attraction inspired by the popular “Frozen” movie. The “Frozen” attraction will go up at the Norway Pavilion in Epcot at the theme park near Orlando, Fla. The new attraction replaces the Maelstrom boat …

Home and Garden

Concept Art sale is big on local big-name artists

By John Altdorfer
It’s time to reap a rich bounty of fall auctions after a long summer sales drought. Returning for an autumn classic, Concept Art Gallery on …

Health and Fitness

Exercise routines can be modified to accommodate physical limitations

By Alice T. Carter
For some less youthful folks, exercise may not be the pleasure sport it once was. One mile into a brisk jog, there’s a sharp pain …

History

Pittsburgh region’s covered bridges perfect for scenic fall drives

By Rex Rutkoski
Covered bridges have no season. It is difficult to deny, however, their enhanced charm in the fall: standing ready in often-picturesque rural backdrops. The folks …

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Coping with Kids: Games for whole family; batteries not included

By Tribune-Review
It can be hard for families to find ways to spend quality time together — meaning everyone is looking at everyone else instead of electronic screens. Here are fun games for families. No batteries, chargers or Internet required. Betcha Can’t …

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Partygoers get preview of Sewickley antiques show

Under a gallery of English and European paintings dating to the 17th century, Mike Pawk (with Georgia) and Richard Weber (with Mary) good-naturedly admitted what …

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Excela Health kicks off drive for Westmoreland ICU

Excela Health kicked off a capital campaign for renovations of the Intensive Care Unit at Westmoreland Hospital Sept. 19 at Westmoreland Country Club. Anchors Aweigh …

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Jessica Walliser

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Garden Q&A: Tobacco budworm an unwelcome new arrival

Q uestion: We grew a lot of petunias in our window boxes this year. In August, I started to notice that it looked like some …

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Dave DeSimone

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The Wine Cellar: Ham and cheese — and wine— best less processed

Ham and cheese. This humble combination recalls countless uninspired sandwiches, standard in lunch bags across America. Flavorless ham with unremarkable texture and pale, pink color …

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Trib Tested: Fresh Step Lightweight Extreme
The claim: Fresh Step is modernizing cat litter with a product that is 30 percent lighter in weight and has stronger odor control than other …

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