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Homes for the holiday: Christmas house tours abound

By Cynthia Bombach Helzel
Neighborhoods throughout the region are conducting tours of old and new homes decorated for the holidays in a range of styles to suit every taste. • The Freeport Christmas House Tour will be hosted by the Freeport Renaissance Association from …

Homework: Gifts and Greens Market is Dec. 4-6

By Tribune-Review
Gifts and Greens Market is  Dec. 4-6 Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will host its annual Gifts and Greens Market from Dec. 4 to 6 at Phipps Garden Center in Mellon ...

Fashion FYI: Wearable art open house set in Jeannette

By Tribune-Review
Open house Fine-art jewelry maker Laurie Leonard will have an artists open house from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 29 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 30 at 119 Ashbaugh ...

Holidays are perfect for a fresh take on wearing sequins

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
This holiday season, find your shine in an embellished jacket. It’s a new take on wearing sequins and a look you can carry well past the company party or family get-together, fashion experts ...

Holiday greeting cards benefit charities

By Candy Williams
It’s time again for sending holiday greeting cards that not only deliver good wishes, but help the good work of charitable organizations. Wintry Pittsburgh scenes are favorite subjects of local artists, including ...

Pittsburgh restaurants deliver the art of charcuterie

By Tribune-Review
They are the perfect choice for an appetizer to share. Charcuterie offerings have been around for a long time but have really taken off in the past three years, says Jason Shaffer, ...

Leftovers feed excitement at Franktuary’s brunch

By Staff and Wire Reports
Those lucky diners who joined Franktaury’s Sunday brunch crowd were treated to creative Thanksgiving-theme dishes. The Lawrenceville restaurant offered exciting ways with Turkey Day leftovers, including a frittata filled with the usual ...

Fanfare

The play’s the thing at Child Health Association of Sewickley’s ball

By Kate Benz
With big hair and leather pants at the crux of the Child Health Association of Sewickley’s I Love Rock and Roll ball and corresponding play, ...

Out and About

Hanna’s Town celebrates ‘Three Centuries of Coffee and Chocolate’

By Dawn Law
Historic Hanna’s Town in Hempfield took guests back in time Nov. 22 for the program “Three Centuries of Coffee and Chocolate in America.” Hanna’s Tavern was ...

Fashion

Holidays are perfect for a fresh take on wearing sequins

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
This holiday season, find your shine in an embellished jacket. It’s a new take on wearing sequins and a look you can carry well past the ...

Food and Drink

Life is Sweet can brighten up many a dark, dull day

By Rachel Weaver
A new bakery is making life a little sweeter in the South Hills. Life is Sweet, on Bower Hill Road in Mt. Lebanon, has been ...

Travel

Road Trip! Destination: Cincinnati

By Alice T. Carter
If you haven’t been to Cincinnati lately, you’re in for some surprises. In the past couple of years, the city has undergone a $2 billion transformation ...

Home and Garden

Homes for the holiday: Christmas house tours abound

By Cynthia Bombach Helzel
Neighborhoods throughout the region are conducting tours of old and new homes decorated for the holidays in a range of styles to suit every taste. ...

Health and Fitness

How to prevent infection from bad contact lens care

By The Washington Post
Americans make nearly a million doctor’s appointments and emergency-room visits per year for eye infections, most of them aresult of improper use and care of contact lenses. “People who wear contact lenses overnight are more than 20 times more likely to ...

History

Fayette County history could fetch big bucks at Ohio auction

By Mary Pickels
A slice of Fayette County’s history will sell to the highest bidder Friday. More than two dozen pieces of pottery, stoneware, paintings and other artwork ...

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Holiday greeting cards benefit charities

By Candy Williams
It’s time again for sending holiday greeting cards that not only deliver good wishes, but help the good work of charitable organizations. Wintry Pittsburgh scenes ...

Fanfare

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The play’s the thing at Child Health Association of Sewickley’s ball

With big hair and leather pants at the crux of the Child Health Association of Sewickley’s I Love Rock and Roll ball and corresponding play, …

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Out & About

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Hanna’s Town celebrates ‘Three Centuries of Coffee and Chocolate’

Historic Hanna’s Town in Hempfield took guests back in time Nov. 22 for the program “Three Centuries of Coffee and Chocolate in America.” Hanna’s Tavern …

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Jessica Walliser

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Gazing at the grass in winter is a vision in grace

Some of my favorite plants this time of year are the ornamental grasses. They lend a wonderful texture and grace to the fall and winter …

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Dave DeSimone

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France’s South West provides much for wine lovers to discover

O n the crowded contemporary wine stage, the international spotlight rarely shines on France’s South West. Emerging consumer trends could, however, give the region’s wines …

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Trib Tested: Drybar Buttercup Blow Dryer
The claim: The Drybar Buttercup blow dryer with Bio Ionic technology is the ultimate blow dryer tool. Super powerful, yet ultra light, this baby gets …

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