Published on Friday, 24 October 2014 4:31 pm by Barbara Vancheri
elf-with-voice-of-jim-parsons-coming-to-nbc-this-december Can you name the four main food groups, according to Buddy the Elf? Or are you a cotton-headed ninny muggins? No proponent of the food pyramid would approve but they’re candy, candy canes, candy corn and maple syrup. If you are a lover of “Elf” with Will Ferrell – it’s must viewing each Christmas for many of us – you will be thrilled to know ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 24 October 2014 4:29 pm by
corbett-vin-diesel-likes-pghGov. Tom Corbett reports that Vin Diesel is a big Pittsburgh fan."When I was on the movie set last week, Vin Diesel is the lead, and he was talking to me about how much he likes Pittsburgh," Corbett said today during a press conference downtown. "He had never been here before, and he was struck, just as every visitor is struck, when they ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 24 October 2014 3:48 pm by
chainsaws-the-shining-twins-and-income-taxesWhat's scarier: Andrew McGill and the Scarehouse Bunny or a Tom Corbett ad about his opponent's plans to raise taxes?While we'd urge you to take a look at Andrew's video series on some of the region's best haunted attractions , we'd also suggest that you track down the latest ad from the campaign of Mr. Corbett – after all, it won't be around ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 24 October 2014 2:55 pm by Sara Bauknecht
this-weekend-in-pittsburgh-style-society-steelers-take-to-the-runway Are you ready for some football -- with a side of fashion? In this week's "Setting the SEEN," SEEN editor Natalie Bencivenga and style editor Sara Bauknecht preview the 40th anniversary of the "Steelers Nation: Black & Gold Style," which supports the Cancer Caring Center and UPMC Sports Medicine's concussion ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 24 October 2014 2:23 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
sill-familiar-with-skate-cut-scares-10-24-14 Within the past week, the NHL has seen two players leave games in frightening fashions. Saturday, Stars defenseman Patrik Nemeth was wrestling Flyers forward R.J. Umberger near the benches when his right arm was clipped by Umberger's left skate: Fortunately, the only injury Hickey suffered was cosmetic and he was in the lineup for the Islanders' ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 24 October 2014 12:18 pm by Sam Werner
grigsby-and-bradley-to-play-mlb-vs-georgia-techHere are a few Friday notes as Pitt prepares to play Georgia Tech tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 p.m. on ESPNU... - First, Pitt linebacker Nicholas Grigsby dropped a little nugget this week when he said he and Bam Bradley will be switching off at middle linebacker this week. Both have been more pass-rushing specialists for the Panthers so far this season, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 24 October 2014 12:34 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-10-24-13Penguins -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. “We’re 3-2-1. But we pretty easily could be 5-1.” - Brandon Sutter. -The Detroit News' recap. "It's all about finding a way and tonight we did a pretty good job of sticking with it." - Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall. -MLive.com's recap. "Pretty exciting, wasn't it?" - Red Wings ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 24 October 2014 10:00 am by Dan Gigler
the-geography-of-steelers-fansNot to be outdone by Facebook, which last month unveiled a Geography of NFL Fans map based on usage of their social media network, Twiiter has done the same with a cool interactive map that shows the favorite and second favorite teams in every county in these United States.  Needless to say, the Steelers naturally dominate Pennsylvania and West ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 24 October 2014 9:14 am by Mike White
dozen-predictions-to-go-week-9It seems like about only a week or two ago, it was Labor Day weekend - and high school football was starting. Where has the season gone? You blink and it's the playoffs. This is the final weekend of the WPIAL regular season. But really, the season overall isn't close to being concluded. After tonight, there are still SEVEN weeks left with the WPIAL ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 24 October 2014 9:05 am by Doug Oster
floating-row-cover-is-a-simple-tool-to-keep-the-garden-goingThese mustard greens and Swiss chard should go all winter under a floating row cover. Photo by Doug Oster Tomatoes, peppers and vine crops look tired as they patiently wait for the first frost. But even though this is the end for them, it's just the start for other plants. I don't know what it is that makes gardeners like myself want to extend the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 24 October 2014 8:53 am by Natalie Bencivenga
setting-the-seen-steelers-styleTonight, Steelers will strut their stuff down the runway at Heinz Field Club East Lounge to support the Cancer Caring Center and UPMC's Concussion Unit. Sara and I chatted with Steelers' Cam Heyward and Kelvin Beachum (fashion co-captains) about their personal style and any tips they have learned to go from the field to the catwalk! We then were able ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 24 October 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
malalaMalala Yousafzai, the teenage girl from Pakistan who was shot by the Taliban for getting an education, just won the Nobel Peace Prize. Lets hope things go better for her than they have for some previous winners.  Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 23 October 2014 10:00 pm by Sara Bauknecht
membership-growth-new-events-focus-of-latest-fashion-group-international-pittsburgh-meeting An end and new beginnings were among the talking points discussed Thursday evening at Ross Park Mall during the latest general meeting of the Fashion Group International of Pittsburgh provisional chapter. The group has been meeting and inviting the public to attend for months as a way of educating the Pittsburgh community about the mission of FGI, a ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 23 October 2014 7:22 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-at-redwings-10-23-14PREGAME 0:25: Off a defensive zone turnover by Quincey, Ehrhoff cranks a slapper which is deflected out of play. 0:00: End of period. Penguins 3, Red Wings 3. THIRD INTERMISSION -The Penguins lead in shots on net, 29-26. OVERTIME 4:09: After Malkin fumbles apuck at the Detroit blue line, Datsyuk pushes it up ice on a partial two-on-one. He ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 23 October 2014 4:47 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-red-wings-10-23-14A preview of the Red Wings. When and where: 7:30 p.m., EDT, Joe Louis Arena. TV: Root Sports, Fox Sports Detroit, SportsNet 360, TVA2. Record: 3-1-2, 8 points. The Red Wings are in fourth place in the Atlantic Division. Leading Scorer: Henrik Zetterberg (right), 7 points (2 goals, 5 assists). Last Game: 2-1 road overtime loss to the Canadiens, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 23 October 2014 1:33 pm by
wolf-winning-the-facebook-engagement-battleCan Facebook be an accurate predictor of the behavior of voters? We'll find out soon.Facebook has created a Midterms Elections dashboard that tracks not polling numbers but the engagement of pages – the number of likes and how many people are talking about a candidate -- run by candidates.At the top of the dashboard's home page is a national ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 23 October 2014 1:11 pm by Sam Werner
whitehead-hornibrook-and-henderson-sign-financial-aid-papersPitt's three early enrollees for the 2015 class, quarterback Alex Hornibrook and defensive backs Jordan Whitehead and Malik Henderson signed financial aid agreements with Pitt last night, beginning the process of them officially joining the Panthers in January. Now, while it's important to note that this is a significant step towards getting all three ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 23 October 2014 10:57 am by Doug Oster
garlic-rules-enjoying-raw-cloves-on-tvNothing can compare to home grown garlic. Photo by Doug Oster It's garlic planting time. This week's segment of Pittsburgh Today Live breaks down just how to plant it. Then I enjoy a raw clove of garlic with Jon Burnett and we both breathe on Kristine Sorensen, to her horror! “It would be a sad world without garlic,” says my friend Johno Prascak. ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 23 October 2014 10:49 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-10-23-14Penguins -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. The Flyers are now 10-1-1 in Consol Energy Center. -The Philadelphia Daily News' recap. "I don't have an answer for it, as long as we keep doing it." - Flyers coach Craig Berube on his team's dominance in Consol Energy Center. -The Philadelphia Inquirer's recap. Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 6:02 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
post-route-podcast-six POST ROUTE PODCAST: WEEK SIX Hello and welcome back for another week of the Post Route Podcast, hosted by Post-Gazette college writers Sam Werner (Pitt) and Stephen J. Nesbitt (WVU). It was a happy weekend in greater Western Pa., as Pitt snapped its losing streak by outlasting Virginia Tech, 21-16, at Heinz Field Thursday night ... Read More and Comment