Published on Monday, 21 April 2014 9:23 am by Doug Oster
easter-plants-can-last-for-years-don-t-trash-themEaster lilies can be planted and enjoyed outdoors for many years. Photo by Doug Oster Lilies are just one of the plants used as traditional Easter gifts, but certainly the most popular. Hydrangeas, daffodils and other spring bulbs also fit the bill. But there’s no reason to toss them after the holiday, all these plants will be happy in the garden and ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 21 April 2014 8:39 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-04-21-14Playoffs StuffPenguins - Blue Jackets -They're ready for Game 3 in Columbus: The R Bar is not fond of Sidney Crosby: pic.twitter.com/o9YMoFKMjh — Seth Rorabaugh (@emptynetters) April 21, 2014 -Brian Gibbons is day to day due to a suspected shoulder injury. -Dan Bylsma speaks: -EN Says: If you needed further proof that the suspensions the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 21 April 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
fracker-loverOne thing Tom Corbett and his democratic challengers have in common is that they're all running campaigns that focus on fracking. Corbett is touting himself as a fracking job creator and the dems are criticizing him for not taking economic advantage of the drilling boom.  Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 20 April 2014 6:06 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-04-20-14Playoff StuffPenguins - Blue Jackets -Dave Molinari's recap from last night's game. "We kind of shot ourselves in the foot and let them back into it." - Matt Niskanen. -The Columbus Dispatch's recap. The Blue Jackets earned the first postseason win in franchise history. -The Associated Press' recap. "We have to be better. That's really, I think, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 19 April 2014 6:09 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
Published on Saturday, 19 April 2014 1:51 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-blue-jackets-game-2-04-19-14A preview of the Blue Jackets. When and where: 7 p.m., EDT. Consol Energy Center. TV: Root Sports (Pittsburgh market), Fox Sports Ohio (Columbus market), NBC Sports (rest of the United States), CBC, RDS. Leading postseason scorer: Jack Johnson, 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist). Last Game: 4-3 road loss in Game 1, Wednesday. Johnson had a goal and an ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 19 April 2014 10:04 am by Scott Mervis
ghost-makes-the-underworld-seem-so-pleasantPapa Emeritus II by Rich Frollini Coda PhotographyAnd the winner for "Band That Looks Least like it Sounds" goes to ... Ghost. The Swedish group dresses for a black mass with five Nameless Ghouls and an evil pope, Papa Emeritus II, but rather than sounding like a Darkthrone or a Mayhem, Ghost sounds like they were weaned on Blue Oyster Cult records, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 19 April 2014 9:50 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-04-19-14Playoff StuffPenguins - Blue Jackets -"It was a pretty physical game. But there wasn't that hate against each other." - Jussi Jokinen on Game 1. -"They try to finish their hits and take your time and space away. I don't think [it's] anything that you wouldn't typically see." - Sidney Crosby (above) on facing Blue Jackets forward Brandon ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 18 April 2014 5:33 pm by John Hayes
post-gazette-trout-photo-contest Phil Coffin caught this 22-inch 5-pound golden rainbow at Loyalhanna Creek. Jeff Coles of Greensburg caught five trout at Twin Lakes, Greensburg.   Luke Fotta, 15, of Ross released nine trout, including a 20-inch brown, at North Park Lake.   On opening day, Alyssa Harris of Butler caught two 21-inch rainbows at Deer Lakes using ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 18 April 2014 5:37 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
bruins-red-wings-preview-04-18-14Bruins vs. Red Wings Bruins Leading Regular Season Scorer: David Krejci (right), 69 points (19 goals, 50 assists). Red Wings Leading Regular Season Scorer: David Legwand, 51 points (14 goals, 37 assists). Bruins Expected Starting Goaltender: Tuukka Rask, 26-15-6, 2.04 GAA, .930 SV%. Red Wings Expected Starting Goaltender: Jimmy Howard, 21-19-11, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 18 April 2014 3:47 pm by Elizabeth Bloom
direction-in-philip-glass-s-orpheeI had a great conversation today with Sam Helfrich, the stage director of the Pittsburgh Opera production of Philip Glass's "Orphee." Mr. Helfrich is no stranger to Pittsburgh. He directed a staged production of Handel's "Messiah" with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in 2011, as well as two operas ("Eugene Onegin" and "The Turn of the Screw") and an ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 18 April 2014 2:00 pm by Sara Bauknecht
this-weekend-in-pittsburgh-style-society-fashion-trucks-hats-and-a-salute-to-soldiersIt may be a holiday weekend, but there's still plenty to talk about on this week's Setting the SEEN. SEEN editor Natalie Bencivenga and I have the scoop on Pittsburgh's fashion trucks, charity events and other hot spots in the city. Plus we have hats on the brain with the Parks Conservancy hat luncheon and Kentucky Derby coming up. For all the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 18 April 2014 12:58 pm by Mike White
serra-freshman-pitcher-excels-pitt-recruit-rowan-gets-honor-canes-at-pncA young kid named Cole is making waves as a pitcher. But this time, we're not talking about the Pirates' Gerrit Cole. The subject is Serra Catholic Cole McCombs, who is making quite the impact as a freshman. Cole has a 3-1 record. While that's impressive for a ninth-grader, his other statistics jump out at you. McCombs has pitched 24 1/3 innings and ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 29 November -0001 7:00 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
little-differences-for-bennett-between-first-and-third-line-04-18-14 Beau Bennett's performance in Game 1 against the Blue Jackets Wednesday was something of a rarity. A goal and an assist (as well as a big hit on Blue Jackets defenseman Ryan Murray) aren't rare occurrences by themselves for a team which has had its fair share of offensive superstars over the years. That fact that a forward drafted by the current ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 18 April 2014 11:39 am by Natalie Bencivenga
setting-the-seen-video-blog-trucks-and-taxis-with-a-twistWhat another fantastic week full of events and style trends! Enjoy this week's video blog with my co-host, Sara Bauknecht.   And don't forget to follow us on Twitter! @NBSeen and @SaraB_PG Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 20 April 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
immigration-trapThe Republicans in Congress keep talking about immigration because they know how important it is to get some sort of reform passed. At the same time, they refuse to work with Obama because that would violate their "do nothing with Obama" policy.  Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 18 April 2014 10:00 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-04-18-14Playoff StuffPenguins - Blue Jackets -Expect the Penguins' third line to have multiple looks. -Can the Penguins and Blue Jackets finally become a true rivalry? -"I didn’t like the response form Kris on the penalty he took on Jenner there. I think he got a message, whether it was a voice or not playing or a nice talk. He got a message." - Dan Bylsma ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 17 April 2014 6:00 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
sharks-kings-preview-04-15-14Sharks vs. Kings Sharks Leading Regular Season Scorer: Joe Pavelski, 79 points (41 goals, 38 assists). Kings Leading Regular Season Scorer: Anze Kopitar, 70 points (29 goals, 41 assists). Sharks Expected Starting Goaltender: Antti Niemi, 39-17-7, 2.39 GAA, .913 SV%. Kings Expected Starting Goaltender: Jonathan Quick (below), 27-17-4, 2.07 GAA, .915 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 18 April 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
putin-s-saloonWhy is it up to the USA to step in and fix the Ukraine situation? Because Europe is too busy worrying about the economic implications of going against Russia.  Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 18 April 2014 9:20 am by Stephen J. Nesbitt
q-a-duquesne-s-ovie-soko It's on to the professional ranks for Duquesne's Ovie Soko. Had a chance to chat with Soko this week to discuss this season, his future and a lot more. He signed recently with Sean Kennedy of Excel Sports Management and will soon begin training in New York City. Here's the full transcript: So, what's next for Ovie Soko? "Well, I just ... Read More and Comment