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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 Sept. 28 will conduct the first of three year-ending sales. Smith’s Auction Services will close …

Fashion Week gives back to community

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Pittsburgh Fashion Week is turning 5. It’s a milestone that founder and executive director Miyoshi Anderson wasn’t necessarily thinking about, especially during the early years. But recently, she has. “When I initially …

Sole Highlands HS twirler follows in grandmother’s footsteps

By Joyce Hanz
Old school meets new school when grandmother and granddaughter share their love of twirling. Remember batons? The art of twirling is still in good hands, as Becca Bowser carries on the tradition …

Technical difficulties: Living with the angst of a digital diet

By Kate Benz
We’re tethered, enslaved, panic-stricken and obsessive-compulsive about it. It gives us panic attacks, phobias, potentially stinting our psychological growth, and is most always never (ever!) out of reach — even when we’re …

Road Trip! Destination: Block Island, R.I.

By Rachel Weaver
Pittsburghers looking to enjoy the last bit of warm weather on an island with plenty of beach activities in a relaxed small town have an ideal option in Block Island, R.I. About …

Every room should participate in selling home, experts say

By The Associated Press
Many of us have one room in the house that doesn’t really have a job. Maybe we set it up with an air bed once in a while for guests, or shove …

Predictions are for lots of brilliant color this autumn

By Deborah Weisberg 7:48 p.m.
While the Farmers Almanac is predicting a woeful winter, foresters say the prelude should be a colorful fall. Moderate temperatures and precipitation this past summer bode well for a vibrant display of …

Fanfare

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 8:04 p.m.
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

Fashion Week gives back to community

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Pittsburgh Fashion Week is turning 5. It’s a milestone that founder and executive director Miyoshi Anderson wasn’t necessarily thinking about, especially during the early years. …

Food and Drink

Colorful chicken stir-fry gets good dose of lemon

By Eatingwell.com
Spiked with lots of zesty lemon, this delectable chicken stir-fry has a colorful mix of snow peas, carrots and green onions. But feel free to …

Travel

Road Trip! Destination: Block Island, R.I.

By Rachel Weaver
Pittsburghers looking to enjoy the last bit of warm weather on an island with plenty of beach activities in a relaxed small town have an …

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

How to treat migraines

By The Washington Post
People who suffer migraines know that not even the best medicines may get rid of all the pain all the time. “Preventive medications help 50 percent of patients by about 50 percent,” says Sheena Aurora, an associate professor of neurology …

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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Sole Highlands HS twirler follows in grandmother’s footsteps

By Joyce Hanz
Old school meets new school when grandmother and granddaughter share their love of twirling. Remember batons? The art of twirling is still in good hands, …

Fanfare

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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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Out & About

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Excela Health kicks off drive for Westmoreland ICU 8:04 p.m.

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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Wines of Languedoc-Roussillon provide quality for price

In France, the best compliment a wine can receive is bon rapport qualité / prix — good quality for the price. As often as not, …

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Trib Tested: Fresh Step Lightweight Extreme 9:00 p.m.
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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