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Satisfy your sweet tooth in Pittsburgh with treats from ethnic bakeries

By Tribune-Review
Time was when a bakery was just a bakery. But today’s houses of delicious delights have expanded their cultural reach. Having noticed a more diverse offering, we decided to take a cultural tour of Pittsburgh’s bakeries. Asian If you’ve ever …

The Wine Cellar: French, Italian wines complement summery taste of fresh, ripe tomatoes

By Dave DeSimone
As July makes its final stride into August, locally grown tomatoes in all their glory move to center stage. These juicy, flavorful gems make for tasty eating by themselves and in recipes …

Healthy Eating: A Mediterranean twist to tuna salad

By The Associated Press
Sometimes, the last thing you want to do at the end of a long, hot summer day is turn on the oven and make a meal. So, here’s a delicious solution that …

Mango relish tops turkey dogs

By Linda Gassenheimer
Large, juicy mangoes are at the height of their season in South Florida. Grilled turkey sausages with a mango relish make a sweet and spicy summer dinner. There are several turkey sausages …

An ’80s survivor: Scrunchies come back in style

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
The scrunchie is not a new hair accessory. But it sports a new look. “The scrunchie has gotten a lot more decorative recently,” says Holly Carter, beauty director for People StyleWatch. “Since …

Pittsburgh Zoo welcomes 1,500 to its Summer Safari

By Kate Benz
If ever there were a sign of achieving must-attend-event status, guests who rearrange their summer plans in order to attend your party must surely indicate success. “We love coming so much we …

New Pittsburgh Courier honors 50 Men of Excellence Awards

By Kate Benz
“I’m always astounded by the nominations that come in,” said New Pittsburgh Courier publisher and editor Rod Doss during the Men of Excellence Awards Reception. “You almost have to say there’s something …

Fanfare

Grant announced at Every Child Inc.’s annual luncheon

By Kate Benz
There was no shortage of praise being bestowed upon Every Child Inc. during its annual luncheon on July 22. Held at LeMont, the afternoon peaked …

Out and About

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Laurel Region hosts “Rice-tini” Guest Bartender Night

By Tribune-Review
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Laurel Region were hosts to the back-by-popular demand “Rice-tini” Guest Bartender Night, the fourth in a series of annual …

Fashion

An ’80s survivor: Scrunchies come back in style

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
The scrunchie is not a new hair accessory. But it sports a new look. “The scrunchie has gotten a lot more decorative recently,” says Holly …

Food and Drink

Satisfy your sweet tooth in Pittsburgh with treats from ethnic bakeries

By Tribune-Review
Time was when a bakery was just a bakery. But today’s houses of delicious delights have expanded their cultural reach. Having noticed a more diverse …

Travel

How to pick the right group tour for you

By The Associated Press
Group tours sound easy: Choose a destination, and the tour company plans your trip, delivering you to hotels, restaurants and attractions. You don’t have to Google or organize a thing. But how do you find the right tour to begin …

Home and Garden

New-to-market Grandma Moses work headlines sale

By John Altdorfer
During one of the longest auctions droughts in many summer seasons, the short list of sales happenings features just one event. But that solitary auction …

Health and Fitness

New workout craze Piloxing combines mix of disciplines

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
You most likely won’t find these individuals in a boxing ring anytime soon, but you might see them working on their punches — a left hook …

History

On the heels of what …

By Rex Rutkoski
On the heels of what they consider one of their best fests in recent memory, Fort Armstrong Folk Festival organizers embrace their 43rd year with …

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Coping with Kids: Getting kids outside to play

By Tribune-Review
With technology making its way into every aspect of our lives, kids are spending a lot less time playing outside than we did when we where their age. These toys allow kids freedom to explore, create or just have fun. …

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In-air tech: Do you like to stay connected or be left alone when you fly? A new study finds the percentage of airline passengers using smartphones, laptops and other personal electronics in-flight  has barely changed despite a new rule that allows them to stay powered up longer. How do you spent your time on flights — on your device or reading, sleeping or enjoying the travel bubble where no one can bother you. If you have an opinion, contact Rex Rutkoski at 724-226-4664 or rrutkoski@tribweb.com.

Fanfare

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Grant announced at Every Child Inc.’s annual luncheon

There was no shortage of praise being bestowed upon Every Child Inc. during its annual luncheon on July 22. Held at LeMont, the afternoon peaked …

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Out & About

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Laurel Region hosts “Rice-tini” Guest Bartender Night

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Laurel Region were hosts to the back-by-popular demand “Rice-tini” Guest Bartender Night, the fourth in a series of annual …

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Jessica Walliser

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Knowing plants helps you save seeds

This is the first in a two-part column on saving seeds. Harvesting and saving seeds is an important part of gardening. Generations of gardeners have …

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Dave DeSimone

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The Wine Cellar: French, Italian wines complement summery taste of fresh, ripe tomatoes

As July makes its final stride into August, locally grown tomatoes in all their glory move to center stage. These juicy, flavorful gems make for …

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Trib Tested: Gillette Fusion Proglide with Flexball
The claim: Gillette Fusion Proglide with Flexball responds to contours for the best shave. It uses the thinnest, finest blades with less tug and pull …

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