Published on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 8:51 am by Ethan Magoc
follow-the-pirates-wild-card-game-test-your-knowledge-with-pgbucsWelcome to Buctober! Where do you plan to watch the Pirates take on the San Francisco Giants tonight? Whether you have a ticket, will watch from your couch or a bar, or plan to join the crowd on the Clemente Bridge like these fans last year... Julia Rendleman/Post-Gazette ...we hope you'll enjoy the game with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's social ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 6:58 am by Doug Oster
unusual-morning-glory-fill-the-garden-with-bloomsThese small red flowers are a joy growing in the vegetable garden. Photos by Doug Oster A friend gave me some plants of this morning glory (Ipomoea coccinea) and it's been a fun addition to the garden. It's growing on a bed frame in the vegetable garden. It's been a magnet for hummingbirds which have eluded this photographer. Every time I was in the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 9:32 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-10-01-14Penguins -So... what's up with Evgeni Malkin (right)? -Olli Maatta (shoulder) is still not cleared to play. -Pierre-Luc Letorneau-Leblond and Philip Samuelsson cleared waivers and were assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. -What is forward Jean-Sebastien Dea's role with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins? -Happy 26th birthday to former Penguins ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
brewed-on-grant-sally-kalsonOne less courageous progressive voice breaking through all the noise. We're going to miss you, Sally. Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 1:38 pm by Sam Werner
the-breakdown-akron If Pitt's loss to Iowa last week was a reality check for a team that had started to generate some buzz after a 3-0 start, this Saturday's defeat to Akron was a swift kick back to step one for a program that seemed to have turned a corner. In case you missed any of the coverage over the weekend, here's my game story from Sunday's P-G, and here's my ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 12:28 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
holgorsen-presser-wvu-preps-for-quasi-revenge-match-vs-kansasMORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen joined the media corps this afternoon for his weekly news conference at Milan Puskar Center.Here's a breakdown:• OPENING STATEMENT | Had three good days of practice last week. Players were re-energized for practice Sunday night. Kansas is a team that plays hard. Starts with defense, which ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 11:30 am by Sara Bauknecht
pittsburgh-based-simple-sugars-up-to-3-million-in-sales-after-shark-tank-deal Since Lani Lazzari of Fox Chapel swam with the sharks a year and a half ago on the ABC TV show "Shark Tank," things have been going, well, swimmingly. The entrepreneur behind Sharpsburg-based Simple Sugars, a line of all-natural sugar scrubs gentle enough for sensitive skin, is up to $3 million in sales, an update segment on the two-hour season ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 8:26 am by Mike White
two-sport-standout-mcginnis-transfers-from-ambridge-to-aliquippaAmbridge High School's football and basketball teams took a big hit Monday when Stephon McGinnis left the school and enrolled at Aliquippa. McGinnis was Ambridge's leading receiver in football with 27 catches in five games. The Bridgers were only 1-4 in football. McGinnis' departure will hit the Ambridge basketball team even harder. Ambridge is ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 9:55 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-09-30-14Penguins -Jeff Zatkoff made six saves for the Penguins in a 3-1 loss to the Wild. -Highlights: -Kris Letang performed a little stick maintenance: -Mike Johnston didn't seem happy: -Johnston speaks: -Winnipeg's Anthony Peluso and Edmonton's Steven Pinizzotto had issues: -The Oilers assigned forwards Iiro Pakarinen, Jason Williams, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 6:05 am by Doug Oster
watering-tips-for-one-of-the-driest-septembers-on-record It's best to water at the base of plants, but sometimes if a big area like a lawn needs watered, a sprinkler is the only way to go. Photo by Doug Oster While hanging around before Pittsburgh Today Live at KDKA-TV, I told meteorologist Dennis Bowman I needed some rain. Dennis is a weather junkie and quickly said, "this is the second driest September ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
no-bootsThe same GOP-led Congress that is suing President Obama for overreach is neglecting their own Constitutional duty when it comes to war.  Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 29 September 2014 11:29 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
wild-4-penguins-1-postgame-thoughts-09-29-13 Jason Pominville recorded a hat trick and led the Wild to a 4-1 home win against the Penguins tonight. If Jeff Zatkoff was ever legitimately in a competition for the backup goaltending role with Thomas Greiss, he lost it tonight. Greiss left the game midway through the second period after making eight saves on nine shots. By design, he was replaced ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 29 September 2014 5:14 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-at-wild-preview-09-29-14Note: We will not be running a live blog or chat for tonight's game. We will have a postgame blog post with thoughts. Another day, another shuffled lineup. Sidney Crosby will skip tonight's preseason game at Minnesota to attend to his grandmother's funeral in Nova Scotia. The Penguins' lineup is scheduled to include: Forwards - 9 - Pascal Dupuis ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 29 September 2014 5:02 pm by
voter-registration-deadline-is-a-week-awayIf you don't want to miss out on voting in this year's gubernatorial election, you've got a week from today to make sure you're registered.Deadline to register for the Nov. 4 election is Monday, Oct. 6, our friends at the state remided us today. And they have some advice for those who need to register before next week's deadline.Before we begin,...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 29 September 2014 4:45 pm by Sara Bauknecht
fashion-takes-flight-at-pittsburgh-international-airport-airmall-runway-show The runway came inside at Pittsburgh International Airport today for the celebration of the $10 million renovation to the AIRMALL retail complex. The day of events kicked off this morning with a ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by beauty makeovers in action led by makeup artist Carmindy of TLC's "What Not to Wear." In the afternoon, invited guests ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 29 September 2014 3:51 pm by Dan Gigler
humans-of-heinz-fieldI've been routinely taking photographs of fans at Steelers games for this blog for eight seasons now, and never had a particularly catchy name for this feature (I think 'Scenes from the Parking Lot' or derivatives thereof have been most frequently used). Given the popularity of Humans of New York and its many spinoffs (including a local one), I think ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 29 September 2014 3:14 pm by Doug Oster
viva-s-sunsplash-coreopsis-is-a-winner-for-next-seasonCoreopsis 'Sunsplash' from Viva was a hit in my garden this season and is still going strong. Photo by Doug Oster Every year I'm sent different plant to try out in the garden. Most of them do pretty well, but I have to say that this 'Sunsplash' coreopsis from Viva is pretty amazing. It will be available next season. It's never been watered, I've ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 29 September 2014 12:19 pm by
polls-wolf-maintains-lead-gop-lines-up-behind-corbettGov. Tom Corbett and his wife Susan announce a $5 million Economic Growth Initiative Grant for Point Park University last week. (Lake Fong / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)Is there a better way to kick off the final month before the general election than diving into the numbers of three new polls assessing the state's race for governor? Perhaps that...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 29 September 2014 11:40 am by Doug Oster
a-most-beautiful-weedThe common dayflower is one of my favorite weeds. Photo by Doug Oster My garden has been overtaken by weeds...again. It happens every season about this time as I get lazy and also look the other way. No one really sees my garden, so I can get away with it. But there's one weed I never pull, the common dayflower. It's sky blue flowers are pretty, but ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 29 September 2014 9:24 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-09-29-14Penguins -So... Thomas Greiss or Jeff Zatkoff (right). Who ya got? -The Penguins' lineup for tonight's game in Minnesota is scheduled to include: Forwards - 9 - Pascal Dupuis, 12 - Daniel Carcillo; 14 - Chris Kunitz, 17 - Blake Comeau, 23 - Steve Downie, 25 - Andrew Ebbett, 27 - Craig Adams, 38 - Zach Sill, 42 - Kasperi Kapanen, 49 - Oskar ... Read More and Comment