Published on Wednesday, 03 June 2015 8:48 am by Doug Oster
free-plants-at-the-13th-annual-pg-plant-swap-giveaway-sunday-12noon-north-park  The late Fred Limbaugh looks over his 'Potato Top' tomato plants. I miss him, but his memory lives on in the 'Limbaugh Legacy Potato Top' tomato. Photo by Doug Oster This will be the 13th year I’ve held the Post-Gazette Backyard Gardener Plant Swap. Although there’s some dispute with participants about how many years this has been going on. ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 03 June 2015 4:54 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-preseason-scheduled-released-06-03-15Penguins -Don't expect any other members of the Penguins to follow former general manager Ray Shero and former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins coach John Hynes (above) to New Jersey. Also, who will be the Penguins' new AHL coach? -The Penguins released their preseason schedule: Sept. 21 - at Blue Jackets, 7 p.m.Sept. 22 - vs. Hurricanes, 7 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 03 June 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
iggy-azaleaSome LGBT groups have decided to drop out of Pittsburgh Pride in protest of the Delta Foundation's decision to bring in Iggy Azalea. Read more HERE.  Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 02 June 2015 4:58 pm by Barbara Vancheri
clint-to-direct-sully-movie-redmayne-in-rowling-tale  Another heroic figure, another movie for Clint Eastwood.    He will direct the story of Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger for Warner Bros., the studio announced today.  No title for the movie has been announced.    “I am very glad my story is in the hands of gifted storyteller and filmmaker Clint Eastwood, and ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 02 June 2015 11:47 am by Sharon Eberson
diy-contest-tied-to-marvel-s-ant-man-seeking-tech-savvy-girls Calling all tech goddesses ages 14-18: Marvel's "Ant Man" has some big news. The press release that arrived today shouted: SEEKING CREATIVE TECH-SAVVY GIRLS TO FIND THEIR INNER SUPER-HERO BY CREATING SOMETHING “BIG” FROM something VERY SMALL! Disney, Marvel Studios, Dolby Laboratories, Visa Signature and Raspberry Pi have assembled to sponsor the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 02 June 2015 11:40 am by Mike White
former-na-player-sell-national-player-of-year-wpial-players-in-super-regionalsWestern Pennsylvania is home to the top NCAA Division II college baseball player in the country. Nick Sell, a senior third baseman at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, has won the Tino Martinez Award, given annually to the top player in NCAA Division II. The award is named after Martinez, a former Major League Baseball player who was a standout at ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 02 June 2015 3:58 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-devils-to-hire-hynes-06-02-15Penguins -The Devils are expected to hire Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins coach John Hynes as their next head coach. The Penguins could acquire a third-round draft pick as compensation. -Kris Letang has been given a green light to resume full workouts. But what about Pascal Dupuis? -Happy 53rd birthday to former Penguins forward and captain Dan ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 02 June 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
domestic-spyingI don't like the Patriot Act at all and I won't miss the parts that aren't renewed, but for the sake of honest debate, let's all admit that the bulk collection of metadata is not a huge violation of civil liberties. That said, putting it on a government server all in one place would seem to make it more vulnerable to hackers. Either way, we are far ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 01 June 2015 5:00 pm by Barbara Vancheri
what-s-opening-in-pittsburgh-on-friday  It’s never too early to look to the weekend, so if you’re wondering what movies will open in Pittsburgh on Friday:    “Entourage” gets a jump on the box office with its Wednesday opening. The boys are back and this time, Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) wants to direct a movie for super agent turned studio head Ari Gold (Jeremy ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 01 June 2015 3:14 pm by Craig Meyer
three-mountaineers-named-to-phil-steele-all-big-12-preseason-team (Photo: Patrick Smith, Getty Images) Though the start of college football season is still a little more than three months away, certain days in the post-spring practice schedule are essentially mile markers that let you know the fall's first kickoff is getting closer. One of those days is the annual release of Phil Steele's preseason rankings and ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 01 June 2015 2:33 pm by Craig Meyer
west-virginia-s-early-season-tv-schedule-announced The Big 12 conference announced West Virginia's early season television football schedule Monday, a slate of three games highlighted by an Oct. 29 matchup at TCU that will be televised nationally on Fox Sports 1 at 7:30 p.m. The Horned Frogs are coming off a 12-1 season and are widely expected to be a preseason top-five team after narrowly missing ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 01 June 2015 11:42 am by Doug Oster
roses-are-red-my-love-or-are-they-how-to-keep-them-happy-all-season'Gertrude Jekyll' is a beautiful, fragrant rose from David Austin Roses. Can you see the little bug hanging on the bottom of the flower? Photos by Doug Oster Soft rain falls in the garden, gently covering the first beautiful pink blossoms of a 'Gertrude Jekyll' rose blossom. Named for the famous English gardener, the flower opens to reveal large, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 01 June 2015 5:03 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-06-01-15Penguins -Happy 54th birthday to former Penguins all-star defenseman Paul Coffey (right). Acquired early in the 1987-88 season along with Dave Hunter and Wayne Van Dorp in a deal which sent Craig Simpson, Dave Hannan, Moe Mantha and Chris Joseph to the Oilers, Coffey spent parts of five highly productive seasons with the Penguins. Coffey immediately ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 01 June 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
7th-century-santorumRick Santorum is officially running for president. Heaven help us all.    Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 31 May 2015 6:13 pm by Barbara Vancheri
sending-positive-thoughts-for-longtime-theater-producer-jude-pohl Longtime Pittsburgh area theater producer Jude Pohl is in St. Clair Hospital, Mt. Lebanon.     He checked into the hospital assuming a stent would be implanted but instead faces quintuple bypass surgery there tomorrow (June 1) morning. He and his family would welcome any prayers and good wishes sent his way.    Among the many ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 31 May 2015 11:37 am by Barbara Vancheri
san-andreas-rocks-and-rolls-to-no-1-at-box-office  The Rock is rock-solid as a movie star — and “San Andreas” proves it.    The disaster picture opened at No. 1 with even bigger numbers than projected, taking in an estimated $53 million, no doubt helped by the 3-D.    Here are the early weekend numbers from Rentrak:    1. “San Andreas” — $53,215,000. 2. ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 31 May 2015 3:08 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-blackhawks-to-face-lightning-for-stanley-cup-05-31-15Playoff StuffDucks - Blackhawks -Two goals by captain/forward Jonathan Toews led the Blackhawks to a series-clinching 5-3 win against the Lightning in Game 7 of the Western Conference final. Forward Patrick Kane recorded three assists for Chicago while defenseman Duncan Keith and forward Brad Richards each netted two assists. Goaltender Corey ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 30 May 2015 4:40 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-lightning-advance-to-stanley-cup-final-05-30-15Penguins -Happy 44th birthday to former Penguins defenseman Jiri Slegr (above). Acquired in the 1997 offseason in a deal which sent a draft pick to the Oilers, Slegr spent parts of four seasons with the Penguins. In 1997-98, Slegr appeared in 73 games and recorded 17 points. He saw action in six playoff games that spring and recorded four assists. ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 31 May 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
climate-changeObama recently said that climate change was a one of the biggest threats to our national security. Naturally, republicans jumped on that and screamed, "what about ISIS?" Well, if the planet is under water I don't think anyone will be worrying about terrorist attacks.  Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 29 May 2015 12:22 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-bylsma-goes-to-buffalo-05-29-15Penguins -Former Penguins coach Dan Bylsma (above) becomes the Sabres' new coach while the Penguins get a third-round pick in 2016 as compensation. -“I probably learned as much from working with Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin as they did from me. I think it’s going to be applicable to the likes of Sam Reinhart and Jack Eichel.” - Bylsma on ... Read More and Comment