Published on Saturday, 12 July 2014 11:03 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-07-12-14Penguins -The Penguins signed forward Kasperi Kapanen, their first-round pick in this year's draft, to a three-year entry-level contract. -The Penguins announced their development camp roster. -Happy 64rd birthday to former Penguins goaltender and former goaltending coach Gilles Meloche (right). Acquired in the 1985 offseason in a deal which sent ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 11 July 2014 3:08 pm by Natalie Bencivenga
setting-the-seen-gallery-crawls-cosmopolitan-partyThis week, style editor Sara Bauknecht and I chat about all the excitement happening this weekend including the downtown gallery crawl, vintage grand prix, and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's 2014 Cosmopolitan Party! #treschic Follow us on Twitter @NBSeen and @SaraB_PG Follow us on Instagram @NatalieBenci and SaraB_PG Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 11 July 2014 1:00 pm by Sara Bauknecht
this-weekend-in-pittsburgh-style-society-downtown-bustling-with-gallery-crawl-after-partyDowntown will be the place to be to kick off the weekend with the latest Pittsburgh Cultural Trust gallery crawl tonight in the Cultural District. When the festivities taper off, the fun will continue at the Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh party at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture. SEEN editor Natalie Bencivenga and I have the scoop on ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 11 July 2014 12:38 pm by Diana Nelson Jones
biking-gaining-ground-breeds-hostility  Here‘‍s an interesting bit of paradox and reversal in the same idea:  Bicycling commuters are not the outliers they used to be, and this progress in becoming part of the transportation weave may account for the hostility cyclists face from drivers -- a success phenomenon described in today‘‍s Atlantic CityLab by Eric Jaffe. “Driver rants ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 11 July 2014 7:17 am by Doug Oster
free-heart-of-italy-tomato-plants-with-doug-on-saturday'Heart of Italy' has become one of my favorite tomatoes. I'm giving the plants away this Saturday. Photo by Doug Oster Discovering an amazing tomato after nearly 30 years of gardening is simply wonderful. 'Heart of Italy' was introduced to me a couple season ago when my daughter stumbled on to the variety at Hahn Nursery. "Mom will love this one," ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 11 July 2014 4:14 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-07-11-14Penguins -The Penguins hired Gary Agnew (right) as an assistant coach. Agnew, 54, spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach with the Blues under head coach Ken Hitchcock. One of Agnew's primary duties in St. Louis was directing the team's power play which was ranked fifth in the NHL this past regular season at 19.8 percent but was last among ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 10 July 2014 7:56 pm by Barbara Vancheri
oaks-renovating-upper-st-clair-native-caroline-fogarty-returns-with-movie  The Oaks Theater is scaling back its movies while it renovates the 75-year-old venue to add a pair of stages inside the theater along with a full-service bar in the lobby and a kitchen upstairs.     The Oakmont theater, which opened Nov. 18, 1938, will become a multipurpose entertainment venue that will still show classic and cult ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 10 July 2014 7:03 pm by Barbara Vancheri
alec-baldwin-in-pittsburgh-concussion-movie    Is Alec Baldwin joining the Will Smith movie based on the GQ article “Game Brain”?   He is in talks to join the movie about football concussions expected to start shooting in Pittsburgh later this summer, according to Mike Fleming of Deadline.com.    No word on what role he might, or even could, fill, in the story ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 11 July 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
israel-vs-palestineViolence in the Middle East between Israelis and Palestinians is not a new thing. It is hard for me to understand why they can't just all get along. Both sides are guilty of inciting violence. But both sides would also benefit form some sort of peaceful solution. Why is it always so elusive?  Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 10 July 2014 3:30 pm by Diana Nelson Jones
city-to-consider-new-site-for-off-leash-dog-park-in-mount-washington  An acre of Olympia Park along Virginia Avenue and Hallock Street will not continue to be Mount Washington‘‍s off-leash dog park once a new site can be developed, possibly behind the park, near trails of Emerald View Park. Mayor Bill Peduto’‍s office issued a notice that a compromise site will be worked out, with no specific details as ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 10 July 2014 1:55 pm by Doug Oster
keeping-tomatoes-blight-free-and-healthyThis is an example of early blight on tomatoes. It's easy to deal with as is blossom end rot. Don't panic about late blight either, we haven't seen it...yet. Photo by Doug Oster Calls have been coming in to the Sunday morning radio show wondering what to do about early blight on tomatoes. Here's a segment from Pittsburgh Today Live on how to deal with ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 10 July 2014 9:47 am by Elizabeth Bloom
mendelssohn-choir-announces-upcoming-seasonThe Mendelssohn, the go-to chorus of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, announces its upcoming season, including a performance with the PSO at East Liberty Presbyterian Church in October. As Mary Ann Lapinski, the choir's executive director, wrote to me in an email: "The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is the Mendelssohn Choir's primary artistic ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 10 July 2014 7:14 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-07-10-14Penguins -The Penguins claim no final decision has been made regarding Sidney Crosby's (right) injured right wrist. -Restricted free agent Nick Spaling is scheduled to have an arbitration hearing July 31. -Former Penguins forward Aleksey Morozov had his contract terminated by the KHL's CSKA Moscow. -Former Penguins coach/general manager Eddie ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 10 July 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
executive-ordersJohn Boehner and his obstructionist GOP-controlled House are suing Obama because of his use of executive orders. Meanwhile, Obama hasn't even used that many executive orders compared to past presidents. Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 09 July 2014 1:21 pm by Barbara Vancheri
new-clip-from-hunger-games-sequel    It’s the second snippet released by the makers of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1” arriving in theaters Nov. 21. The first can be found elsewhere on this blog.    Donald Sutherland’s character is conveying the message to the citizens of Panem, “Never have we been more unified as a nation” and “The Capitol and the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 09 July 2014 1:00 pm by Jon Schmitz
your-chance-to-comment-on-4-7-billion-in-transportation-spendingIf you have an interest in how $4.7 billion in public money will be spent for transportation improvements in the region over the next four years, here’s your chance to comment. The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission will hold a public meeting on the draft 2015-18 Transportation Improvement Program at 6 p.m. Monday at its conference center, fourth ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 09 July 2014 12:08 pm by Diana Nelson Jones
positively-6th-sreet  The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership is doing a nervy thing on Sunday the 20th -- prohibiting motorized vehicles on 6th Street and Market Street from the Clemente Bridge to Market Square. Granted, it‘‍s only from 8 a.m. to noon. It would be nervier to do it all day or on a Saturday. That would be beyond nervy, but very cool. The “Open ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 09 July 2014 10:48 am by Doug Oster
sweet-fragrance-of-lilies-summer-is-here'Altari' has become one of my favorite lilies, but there are hundreds to choose from. Plant some now and enjoy them for years. Photos by Doug Oster The still morning air is filled with the heavy perfume of lilies. When I first gardened here 16 years ago, the garden was in its prime during the spring. I've added hydrangeas and lots of other later ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 09 July 2014 8:06 am by Doug Oster
mt-lebanon-garden-party-and-tour-this-saturday-and-sunday   Mt. Lebanon Public Library Annual Garden Tour and Garden Party Courtyard Party: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 6:00 to 8:00 pm Tickets: $30 Garden Tour: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm (rain or shine) Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 day of the tour For more information: contact Cindy Richey at 412-531-1912 Tickets for both events ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 09 July 2014 7:38 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-07-09-14Penguins -Sidney Crosby (above) will require surgery on his right wrist. He is expected to be ready for training camp. -The Penguins will host their prospect development camp beginning Tuesday. -Former Penguins forward Nick Johnson has joined the Växjö Lakers of Sweden's SHL. -Happy 87th birthday to former Penguins coach and general manager ... Read More and Comment