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Lawrenceville boutique owners hope it’s lucky Number Fourteen

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Fourteen. The number signifies many milestones in Brianne Conley’s life. It’s the year she graduated from High Point University in North Carolina; the age she and her boyfriend, Eric Kordenbrock began dating; his football number at Pine-Richland High School and …

Charity wants donors to knit and purl for animal shelters

By Pam Murphy
Maggie Franz has a big dream for shelter dogs. “I’ve been looking for something that pulls at my heartstrings, something that I’m passionate enough about to do something,” says Franz, 27, of ...

What to know before you have a plumbing emergency

By Tribune News Service
Before an emergency, establish a connection with a highly rated local plumber. Find your home’s main water shutoff valve. Quickly turning off water to your home could forestall extensive water damage The immediate ...

Add surprise flavors to Thanksgiving turkey

By Wire Reports
Barbecue-Spiced Turkey It occurred to us recently that many of the same flavors we crave on grilled meats during the summer also would be superb on roasted turkey at Thanksgiving. So, we ...

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 of its downtown and developed its riverfront. ...

Garden Q&A: Crop rotation won’t eradicate downy mildew on basil

By Jessica Walliser 12:39 p.m.
Q uestion: I’m pretty sure I had downy mildew on my basil this year. The basil has been planted in the same garden for perhaps 15 years. Would rotation help? Is it ...

The holiday season ushers in the gift of another layer of fashion — the coat

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Wrap yourself in warmth with a robe coat. This loose-fitting, belted coat creates a feminine look while keeping out the cold. “They are one of the biggest trends in coats,” says Gregg Andrews, Nordstrom ...

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

Lawrenceville boutique owners hope it’s lucky Number Fourteen

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Fourteen. The number signifies many milestones in Brianne Conley’s life. It’s the year she graduated from High Point University in North Carolina; the age she and her ...

Food and Drink

Add surprise flavors to Thanksgiving turkey

By Wire Reports
Barbecue-Spiced Turkey It occurred to us recently that many of the same flavors we crave on grilled meats during the summer also would be superb ...

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

What to know before you have a plumbing emergency

By Tribune News Service
Before an emergency, establish a connection with a highly rated local plumber. Find your home’s main water shutoff valve. Quickly turning off water to your ...

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

153-year-old Venango well pumps out oil, history

By Bloomberg News
About 70 miles north of Pittsburgh, a pothole-pocked dirt road along the side of a warehouse leads to a solitary oil well, undisturbed by the recent plunge in crude prices. McClintock No. 1, the world’s oldest continually producing oil well, is ...

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Charity wants donors to knit and purl for animal shelters

By Pam Murphy
Maggie Franz has a big dream for shelter dogs. “I’ve been looking for something that pulls at my heartstrings, something that I’m passionate enough about ...

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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Garden Q&A: Crop rotation won’t eradicate downy mildew on basil 12:39 p.m.

Q uestion: I’m pretty sure I had downy mildew on my basil this year. The basil has been planted in the same garden for perhaps …

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Dave DeSimone

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The Wine Cellar: To satisfy a crowd at Thanksgiving, offer different wines

Traditional Thanksgiving dinner provides one of the year’s most enjoyable but daunting meals. Contrasting aromas and flavors in traditional dishes combine with a diversity of …

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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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