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Architecture: Pittsburgh history in 10 houses

By John Conti
We can learn a lot about our region’s history from studying the houses and, conversely, can understand why our houses look the way they do by understanding a little of their histories. Here are 10 houses from the 1770s to …

Road Trip! Destination: Cincinnati

By Matthew Zabierek
Sure, many Pittsburghers think Cincinnati and immediately start seeing red. But there’s more to the city than sports rivalry. Perhaps a few brews will help smooth out any onfield friction. With a strong ...

Cooking Class: Grilled Escarole Salad at E2

By Sandra Fischione Donovan
Cooking Class visits the kitchens of area restaurants, whose chefs share their popular recipes. Chef Kate Romane never had a business plan for a restaurant because she never intended to ...

Quick grilled chicken doesn’t skimp on flavor

By Alison Ladman
Sometimes, we think too hard about the food we toss on the grill. Brine this, rub that, marinate for 12 days. Enough! For those days when you just want something simple and ...

A day brewing ... is life any tastier on the other side?

By Chris Fleisher
Every homebrewer shares a variation of the same fantasy dreamt while scrubbing pots and sweating over boiling wort. What if I could do this for a living? Well, my friends, I have ...

Nighttime crew keeps plant containers hydrated, healthy around Pittsburgh

By Doug Oster
The sky behind PNC Park slowly fades from orange to purple as Bryan Alton raises a long metal hose wand up to the hanging baskets lining the Rachel Carson Bridge. Every once ...

Award-winning architect Indovina selling cherished O’Hara home

By Tom Scanlon
Joseph Indovina isn’t just selling his home. He’s selling a piece of his mind. Not literally, of course. But there is more to this sprawling home on two-plus acres in O’Hara than just ...

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Nighttime crew keeps plant containers hydrated, healthy around Pittsburgh

By Doug Oster
The sky behind PNC Park slowly fades from orange to purple as Bryan Alton raises a long metal hose wand up to the hanging baskets ...

Fanfare

Party at the Pier proceeds stylishly, despite Keaton’s absence

By Kate Benz
He was billed as an honorary chair, but word quickly spread that only Academy Award nominee Michael Keaton’s spirit would be attending RiverLife’s Party at ...

Out and About

Ligonier’s Yellow Tie Gala ties in to Banana Split Festival

By Shirley Mcmarlin
Few things are more cheerful than the color yellow, and the 800 block of Latrobe’s Ligonier Street was as cheerful as it gets Aug. 28 as it ...

Fashion

5 summer jackets that will weather transition to fall

By Wendy Donahue
A jacket is the last thing most of us want to think about in the warmer months. But how often do we find ourselves shivering in air conditioning or soaked by a sudden storm? The transition into fall rewards the pursuit ...

Food and Drink

Cooking Class: Grilled Escarole Salad at E2

By Sandra Fischione Donovan
Cooking Class visits the kitchens of area restaurants, whose chefs share their popular recipes. Chef Kate Romane never had a business plan for ...

Travel

Try these tips for finding cheaper airline fares

By The Associated Press
Airline fare wars are making a comeback. Don’t expect widespread sales or cheap flights home for Thanksgiving. But a number of cities are seeing ridiculously low prices at off-peak hours — prices the industry has spent years trying to eliminate. These ...

Home and Garden

Kid Lit Style Children’s books inspire decor choices

By Kim Cook
Using children’s books as inspiration for bedrooms and playrooms is one way to introduce a child to literature. It also can be just a fun, imaginative way to decorate. “I lifted the oranges, greens and yellows from the pages of ...

Health and Fitness

How to make a decision on multivitamins and supplements

By Mayo Clinic News Network
According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, you should meet your nutritional needs primarily through diet. For some people, however, taking certain supplements may be the best way to get nutrients they may be lacking through diet. So, it’s important ...

History

Historic WWII-era landing ship tank docking at Heinz Field

By Rex Rutkoski
One of the “Ships That Won World War II” will sail into Pittsburgh on Sept. 1, celebrating its historic connection to the region with public ...

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Coping with kids: Options for healthy snacks and superfoods

By Tribune-Review
Here are some favorite healthy snacks and lunches: Kuli Kuli: Move over, kale, there’s another superfood in town, and it’s called moringa. According to the good folks at Kuli Kuli, gram for gram, moringa has twice the protein of yogurt, ...

Doug Oster

Nighttime crew keeps plant containers hydrated, healthy around Pittsburgh

The sky behind PNC Park slowly fades from orange to purple as Bryan Alton raises a long metal hose wand up to the hanging baskets …

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Fanfare

Party at the Pier proceeds stylishly, despite Keaton’s absence

He was billed as an honorary chair, but word quickly spread that only Academy Award nominee Michael Keaton’s spirit would be attending RiverLife’s Party at …

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Out & About

Ligonier’s Yellow Tie Gala ties in to Banana Split Festival

Few things are more cheerful than the color yellow, and the 800 block of Latrobe’s Ligonier Street was as cheerful as it gets Aug. 28 as it …

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Jessica Walliser

Garden spider chooses home wisely

A visit to the garden in late summer often means flavorful tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, golden sunflowers — and really, really big spiders. That’s right. Spiders. …

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Dave DeSimone

The Wine Cellar: Hotter, dryer summers create challenges for winegrowers

As politicians and polemicists bloviate about the effects of human activities on global warming, vineyards in Burgundy and California’s Dry Creek Valley offer testimony on …

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Trib Tested

Trib Tested: Waterpik Aquarius Professional Water Flosser
The claim: Waterpik’s Aquarius Professional Water Flosser provides 10 percent more water pressure for the ultimate cleaning experience. The Pulse Modulation system provides cleaning and …

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