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Sweet, gruesome treats and crafts combine in Halloween party

By Staff and Wire Reports 9:17 p.m.
It’s a big year for Halloween celebrations. The National Retail Federation estimates that Americans will spend $2.8 billion on Halloween costumes, including $1.4 billion on adult costumes. Pets will account for only $350 million. A spooky one in three Americans …

Point Breeze couple surprised with 2nd honeymoon by Ellen DeGeneres

By Chris Togneri 9:12 p.m.
A Point Breeze couple whose honeymoon in San Jose del Cabo was cut short last month by Hurricane Odile will get a honeymoon rain check, thanks to Ellen DeGeneres. On a show …

KitchenWise: Take the tedium out of making pumpkin risotto

By The Associated Press 9:11 p.m.
If you’ve never made risotto before, you’re missing out on a great candidate for a weeknight meal. With no more at hand than the right rice, an onion, some broth and a …

The Wine Cellar: Chairman’s Selections highlight Italian wine values

By Dave DeSimone 9:09 p.m.
With vested parties embroiled in relentless polemics over privatizing retail wine and spirits sales, one point remains consistently clear amid the annoying din. The PLCB Chairman’s Selection program offers tremendous value and …

Video recordings induce warm and fuzzy feelings known as ASMR

By Kate Benz
It’s been described as a drug-free high. You might have felt it without even realizing what exactly you were feeling. Perhaps it was triggered when a classmate absentmindedly played with your hair. …

Fanfare

Pittsburgh Opera artists entertain guests at 60th Diamond Horseshoe Ball

By Kate Benz
“Tonight is the 60th Diamond Horseshoe Ball,” said Pittsburgh Opera general director Christopher Hahn, welcoming 302 guests to the Omni William Penn. “And the official …

Out and About

Whiskey Rebellion is topic of St. Clair Lecture

By Dawn Law
People packed Ferguson Theater at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg Oct. 16 for the St. Clair Lecture “Was the Whiskey Rebellion really about Whiskey?” …

Fashion

De la Renta remembered for fun, romance

By Leanne Italie 9:10 p.m.
Fun, sunny, romantic. Oscar de la Renta approached fashion and life on those terms, but there was more, so much more, those who loved and admired the designer say. The “more,” Vogue’s Anna Wintour wrote Oct. 21 on the magazine’s …

Food and Drink

Sweet, gruesome treats and crafts combine in Halloween party

By Staff and Wire Reports 9:17 p.m.
It’s a big year for Halloween celebrations. The National Retail Federation estimates that Americans will spend $2.8 billion on Halloween costumes, including $1.4 billion on …

Travel

How to fly like a pro

By St. Louis Post-dispatch
SmarterTravel.com just released a list of tips to help travelers fly like the pros. Some of them are more like reminders, but good ones to have as we head into fall and the coming holiday travel season. • When you’re …

Home and Garden

Upcoming Western Pa. auctions include paintings, pottery, coins

By John Altdorfer
Back for the second of a trio of blockbuster fall sales, Concept Gallery prepares for a Nov. 1 auction. Meanwhile, Constantine & Pletcher  offers bidders …

Health and Fitness

Video recordings induce warm and fuzzy feelings known as ASMR

By Kate Benz
It’s been described as a drug-free high. You might have felt it without even realizing what exactly you were feeling. Perhaps it was triggered when …

History

Gettysburg battlefield benefiting from National Park Service grants

By Michael Hasch
The National Park Service has awarded $2.2 million in grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to help preserve land at four Civil War battlefields including Gettysburg. The grants, announced Thursday by National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis, …

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Point Breeze couple surprised with 2nd honeymoon by Ellen DeGeneres

By Chris Togneri 9:12 p.m.
A Point Breeze couple whose honeymoon in San Jose del Cabo was cut short last month by Hurricane Odile will get a honeymoon rain check, …

Fanfare

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Pittsburgh Opera artists entertain guests at 60th Diamond Horseshoe Ball

“Tonight is the 60th Diamond Horseshoe Ball,” said Pittsburgh Opera general director Christopher Hahn, welcoming 302 guests to the Omni William Penn. “And the official …

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Out & About

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Whiskey Rebellion is topic of St. Clair Lecture

People packed Ferguson Theater at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg Oct. 16 for the St. Clair Lecture “Was the Whiskey Rebellion really about Whiskey?” …

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Jessica Walliser

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Garden Q&A: Remove sod to create garden space

Q uestion: How do we get rid of a large area of lawn and convert it to a natural woodsy planting area with a few …

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Dave DeSimone

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The Wine Cellar: Chairman’s Selections highlight Italian wine values 9:09 p.m.

With vested parties embroiled in relentless polemics over privatizing retail wine and spirits sales, one point remains consistently clear amid the annoying din. The PLCB …

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Trib Tested: Nice Laundry socks
The claim: Nice Laundry socks is a new line of socks available online. These stylish socks are reasonably priced, and the company offers a 15-percent …

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