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Indiana couple’s bond grows stronger after devastating accident

By Rex Rutkoski 8:45 p.m.
It’s the phone call all of us dread — that someone you love has been seriously injured. That call came for the Murphy family and Larissa Whiteley of Indiana on Sept. 30, 2006, when they learned Ian Murphy had been …

Road Trip! Destination: Chicago

By Mark Kanny 8:48 p.m.
Many Pittsburghers are rediscovering the urban joys of Downtown, which will naturally whet the appetite for other urban centers — among which Chicago ranks high. Chicago is a big and wealthy city, …

Cooking Class: Cuisine as varied as wine selection at Open Bottle Bistro

By Sandra Fischione Donovan 8:45 p.m.
Dave DeSimone believes people in the restaurant business need to be nimble. So, when he saw diners were having difficulty finding his last venture, Bridge Ten Brasserie on the South Side, or …

Family honors son by funding Vandergrift library’s Teen Alley

By Joyce Hanz 8:45 p.m.
John Nichols departed his family too soon, but his memory endures with the generous creation of Teen Alley at the Vandergrift Public Library. John was a healthy teen when he graduated from …

Shooting for net-zero: Equal energy in, out of the home

By Bob Karlovits 8:48 p.m.
From the street, the row of windows in Dave Blair’s home in Monaca makes the 44-foot-long sunroom look well-suited to grab light. The 14 solar panels and thermal collector above the room …

Garden Q&A: Dunk or seal skeeters away

By Jessica Walliser 8:48 p.m.
Question: I have a plastic 55-gallon barrel that I catch rain water in from a shed roof to use for watering tomato plants. This barrel attracts mosquitoes and other insects. Is there …

Foundation arranges free maid service for women with cancer

By Deborah Weisberg
When she was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, Melissa Weir, a mother of three young children, thought she could keep up with household chores, even during chemotherapy and daily radiation treatments. …

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

Swap parties offer friendly, thrifty get-togethers

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Imagine a shopping experience that’s more like a treasure hunt. Tables piled with clothes — pants, skirts, dresses, shirts, sweaters, accessories. None of it is …

Food and Drink

Cooking Class: Cuisine as varied as wine selection at Open Bottle Bistro

By Sandra Fischione Donovan 8:45 p.m.
Dave DeSimone believes people in the restaurant business need to be nimble. So, when he saw diners were having difficulty finding his last venture, Bridge …

Travel

Road Trip! Destination: Chicago

By Mark Kanny 8:48 p.m.
Many Pittsburghers are rediscovering the urban joys of Downtown, which will naturally whet the appetite for other urban centers — among which Chicago ranks high. …

Home and Garden

Shooting for net-zero: Equal energy in, out of the home

By Bob Karlovits 8:48 p.m.
From the street, the row of windows in Dave Blair’s home in Monaca makes the 44-foot-long sunroom look well-suited to grab light. The 14 solar …

Health and Fitness

Marshall Mangler features running, bike races on North Park trails

By Deborah Deasy
The Marshall Mangler, an annual event in North Park, challenges more than competitors’ physical endurance. Participants also need good eyesight to spot hazards, such as …

History

Penn Avenue site tops group’s preservation list

By Kellie B. Gormly
You may have spotted an aging site around Pittsburgh and found the building, bridge or pool to be charming. “But you may not even realize …

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Indiana couple’s bond grows stronger after devastating accident

By Rex Rutkoski 8:45 p.m.
It’s the phone call all of us dread — that someone you love has been seriously injured. That call came for the Murphy family and …

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: Dunk or seal skeeters away 8:48 p.m.

Question: I have a plastic 55-gallon barrel that I catch rain water in from a shed roof to use for watering tomato plants. This barrel …

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Dave DeSimone

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

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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