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Burgeoning garden trend looks to nature as healing aid

By Matthew Zabierek
Maybe Mom was right: Sometimes all you need is some fresh air. That’s what mounting research has indicated about the healing and psychological effects nature can have on recovering medical patients, said Jason Wirick, director of facilities and sustainability at …

Homework: Day lilies on display at Trax Farms

By Tribune-Review
Day lilies  on display The Pittsburgh Iris and Daylily Society will have its 46th annual Daylily Show on July 11 at Trax Farms in Finleyville. Plants will be accepted  for judging from 7 ...

Experts recommend checking your home’s deck frequently

By Bob Karlovits
Deck professionals are trying to make sure homeowners don’t end up playing with a bad hand. They say yearly inspections of decks — at the least — are necessary to avoid structural problems. “The ...

Online groups curate collections of photos that highlight Pittsburgh

By Rachel Weaver
Anyone looking to see what makes Pittsburgh so special needs only to open an app. Through their ’Burgh-centric Instagram accounts, amateur photographers are allowing the world to see their hometown with the ...

Why rock the boat? Seafarer look is timeless and classic this time of year

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
You don’t need your sea legs to show off nautical style. A striped dress, anchor-detailed top or boat shoe can be inspiration for a fashionable summer look, especially as we near the ...

Fashion FYI: National Bikini Day celebrates debut of two-piece suit

By Tribune-Review
Grab your swimsuit, because July 5 is National Bikini Day. It’s the anniversary of the invention of the bikini in 1946 by Parisian fashion designer Louis Reard. He unveiled a daring two-piece ...

First Draft: Homebrewers timid when choosing commercial styles

By Chris Fleisher
The question hung heavy over the parking lot of day-drunk miscreants: Which jagoff was going to mess it up? The Brew Gentlemen Beer Co. clearly did not understand the risk it assumed ...

Fanfare

Guests come out to support Renewal at Start of New Beginnings

By Kate Benz
Fresh chapters were being written and celebrated on the evening of June 25 as 300 guests came out to support The Start of New Beginnings. ...

Out and About

Derry Area Historical Society hosts Midsummer Night’s Ice Cream Social

By Tribune-Review
Derry Area Historical Society hosted its annual A Midsummer Night’s Ice Cream Social on June 22 at the Fulton House in New Derry. Valley Dairy Restaurants ...

Fashion

Why rock the boat? Seafarer look is timeless and classic this time of year

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
You don’t need your sea legs to show off nautical style. A striped dress, anchor-detailed top or boat shoe can be inspiration for a fashionable ...

Food and Drink

First Draft: Homebrewers timid when choosing commercial styles

By Chris Fleisher
The question hung heavy over the parking lot of day-drunk miscreants: Which jagoff was going to mess it up? The Brew Gentlemen Beer Co. clearly ...

Travel

How to prepare for a better business trip

By Tribune News Service
Maintaining productivity during business trips can test the patience of even the most disciplined professional. Flight delays, meeting prep and limited luggage space frequently combine to push many to their limits. After you’ve booked accommodations with key services included, however, ...

Home and Garden

Burgeoning garden trend looks to nature as healing aid

By Matthew Zabierek
Maybe Mom was right: Sometimes all you need is some fresh air. That’s what mounting research has indicated about the healing and psychological effects ...

Health and Fitness

When it comes to walking, Pittsburgh’s Venture Outdoors has much to offer

By Bob Karlovits
From the trek of Lewis and Clark to a stroll through Fineview, discovery is always one of the best elements of going for a walk. “One ...

History

Roundtable probes role of regiment from Pittsburgh

By Les Harvath
Growing up in Braddock in the 1950s, Ernie Spisak always had an interest in history but never became overly immersed in any particular aspect. Until ...

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The Word Guy: Can ‘real’ replace ‘really’ in talk or text?

By Tribune-Review
Q uestion: Has the adverb “really” completely disappeared from usage? I hear sentences such as: “The shoes are real tight”; “The clerk was real nice”; “It was a real good movie.” — Robert Derosier,  West Hartford, Conn. Answer: Darn! Thanks ...

Fanfare

Guests come out to support Renewal at Start of New Beginnings

Fresh chapters were being written and celebrated on the evening of June 25 as 300 guests came out to support The Start of New Beginnings. …

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Out & About

Derry Area Historical Society hosts Midsummer Night’s Ice Cream Social

Derry Area Historical Society hosted its annual A Midsummer Night’s Ice Cream Social on June 22 at the Fulton House in New Derry. Valley Dairy …

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Jessica Walliser

Viburnum leaf beetles have made way to Pa., but you can limit damage

The viburnum leaf beetle (Pyrrhalta viburni) is a relatively new pest to Western Pennsylvania. Now found in parts of eastern Canada and several states in …

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Dave DeSimone

The Wine Cellar: Celebrate your pursuit of happiness with a good wine

Exactly 239 years ago this Saturday, the Declaration of Independence heralded “unalienable” personal rights to “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Each of us …

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Trib Tested

Trib Tested: LAQA&Co. Lip Lube
The claim: LAQA&Co. Lip Lube is a light and glossy hydrating sheer lip balm — perfect for everyday wear. The peppermint-shea butter formula delivers an addictive …

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