Published on Tuesday, 05 May 2015 6:57 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-05-05-15Penguins -Former Penguins general manager Ray Shero (above) heads to New Jersey. -What could Shero's hiring by the Devils mean to the Penguins this offseason? -“I'm sure people will ask that based upon our working together in the past and having some success or winning the Cup together. That's nothing that I have any preconceived notion on at all. ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 05 May 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
avengersThe problems in Baltimore are the result of centuries of institutional racism that have created a massive disparity in wealth, education and mobility. These are deeply rooted problems that can't be solved by simply giving better training to police. But that's a start.  Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 04 May 2015 5:27 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
devils-hire-shero-as-general-manager-05-04-15Ray Shero (right), the general manager who oversaw the Penguins' 2009 Stanley Cup championship, has been hired as the general manager of the New Jersey Devils. Shero will replace Lou Lamoriello who will be promoted to team president. Lamorello, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, has been the Devils' general manager since 1987. Hired by the Penguins ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 04 May 2015 4:50 pm by Barbara Vancheri
vanity-fair-s-star-wars-cover   Vanity Fair has a behind-the-scenes report from the new “Star Wars” movie from contributing editor Bruce Handy and with photos by Annie Leibovitz.    It’s the cover of the June issue, available as a digital edition on Thursday, May 7, and on newsstands nationwide on Tuesday, May 12.  The website provides a taste of the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 04 May 2015 4:28 pm by Barbara Vancheri
keanu-reeves-key-team-returning-for-john-wick-sequel Keanu Reeves is returning as John Wick.  Lionsgate today confirmed plans for a sequel to the October 2014 stylish movie, "John Wick." Reeves will return along with directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski and screenwriter Derek Kolstad. I wrote, in part, of the original:  "John Wick” is as stylish as it is violent as the title ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 04 May 2015 4:18 pm by Natalie Bencivenga
settingtheseen-hat-luncheon-pop-up-specialCheck out a very special edition of Setting the SEEN! This pop-up special was live on the "pink carpet" at the PNC 17th annual Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Spring Hat Luncheon on Saturday afternoon. It was a fashion frenzy of hat-couture! Follow us on Facebook: Setting the SEEN Keep up with #wheresNataliePG on Twitter @NBSeen and on Instagram ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 04 May 2015 4:18 pm by Craig Meyer
nebraska-transfer-tarin-smith-commits-to-duquesne  (Photo: Huskers.com) From the start of the college basketball regular signing period in April, landing a guard with some level of Division I experience was the top priority for the Duquesne coaching staff. That wish soon became a reality. The Dukes got a commitment Monday from guard Tarin Smith, a transfer from Nebraska who will have three ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 04 May 2015 12:14 pm by Sam Werner
pitt-2015-nfl-draft-roundupOffensive tackle T.J. Clemmings was the only Pitt player to hear his name called at the 2015 NFL Draft this weekend, but several other former Panthers have signed free agent contracts or earned try-out deals in the past day since the draft came to a close. First off, here's a link to my story on Clemmings and the long wait he had to endure this ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 04 May 2015 8:23 am by Doug Oster
video-how-to-grow-mushrooms-planting-dandelions-and-new-spring-bloomsI've fallen in love with 'Suncatcher' tulip from Longfield Gardens. Photo by Doug Oster In this week's Digging with Doug, I demonstrate how to inoculate a stump with mushroom spore from a 100th Monkey Mushroom Farm kit. The kits are available locally at Hahn Nursery. Even though most gardeners try everything they can to get rid of dandelions, I'm ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 04 May 2015 7:11 am by
perry-on-politics-history-suggests-a-short-run-for-sandersU.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (Associated Press photo)Bernie Sanders, the 75-year-old junior senator from Vermont, liked to say not long ago that he was a "democratic socialist." Now that he's running for the Democratic presidential nomination, he prefers to be called an independent."I'm not to be underestimated," he told the Associated Press.There's...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 04 May 2015 5:00 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-05-04-15Penguins -“They’re really quick up front. They’re very well structured. They play to an identity and a system and they stick with it pretty well, but they have a lot of talent within that, and that’s what creates a lot of challenges.” - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins coach John Hynes on facing the Manchester Monarchs in the semifinal round of the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 03 May 2015 3:38 pm by John Hayes
post-gazette-trout-photo-contest-2015Show off your catch. Email high-resolution digital photos to fishingreport@post-gazette.com. Include angler’s name, age (for children), place of residence, species, size, body of water, date of catch, phone number (not for publication) and optional details. Also include photographer's name and phone number (not for publication). Deadline May ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 03 May 2015 1:27 pm by Barbara Vancheri
just-how-much-money-did-avengers-age-of-ultron-make “Avengers: Age of Ultron” scored the second biggest opening weekend in North America – ever. It grossed more than $187 million, according to Rentrak. Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for Rentrak, says that gives Marvel the top three spots for all-time North American openers. “Marvel’s The Avengers” still holds the record with $207.4 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 03 May 2015 4:33 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-05-03-15Penguins -The Penguins will play a preseason game against the Lightning this upcoming fall in Johnstown after the city was named "Hockeyville, USA" by Kraft foods. The Cambria County War Memorial will receive $150,000 in arena upgrades. -The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will face the Manchester Monarchs in an Eastern Conference semifinal series ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 04 May 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
secondhand-smokeAs it turns out, pollution from our fracking wells in Pennsylvania may be drifting down to Maryland, raising ethane levels in the state to unhealthy levels.  Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 03 May 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
bernie-and-goliathSenator Bernie Sanders, a progressive democrat from Vermont, is jumping into the presidential race against Hillary. He has little or no chance of winning, but I love his politics and he'll be a breath of fresh air in a campaign dominated by big money and wealthy corporate donors.      Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 02 May 2015 9:03 pm by Dan Gigler
gerod-holliman-scouting-report The Steelers finish out their 2015 class and defensive overhaul with one of the most Jekyll-and-Hyde players on the entire board – All-American Louisville safety Gerod Holliman, who won the Jim Thorpe Award in 2014 as the nation’s top defensive back after leading the NCAA with 14 interceptions. So why did he go near the end of the 7th round? Heavy ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 02 May 2015 8:14 pm by Dan Gigler
anthony-chickillo-scouting-report With their 6th round compensatory pick, the Steelers took a flier on a former high school phenom who never quite clicked in college, perhaps because he was misused. Here’s the skinny on Anthony Chickillo, the first third-generation student athlete at The U: NFL.com:  A player who has 5-technique written all over him, Chickillo is an ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 02 May 2015 7:28 pm by Dan Gigler
lt-walton-scouting-report The Steelers continued to their extreme youth-movement makeover on defense with another 6th round pick from Central Michigan – their last was Antonio Brown, for whatever that’s worth (nothing, really). But Leterrius “LT” Watson projects as a nice fit for the Steelers 3-4 defense according to myriad reports. NFL.com: NFL COMPARISON: Ricky ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 02 May 2015 6:52 pm by Dan Gigler
jesse-james-scouting-report Hometown boy does good as the Steelers select the Mon Valley native with the coolest name in the draft, tight end Jesse James from Penn State (via South Allegheny HS) with their 5th round pick. Here’s the skinny on James, who was part of Joe Paterno’s last recruiting class: NFL.com draft profile:    NFL COMPARISON: Phillip ... Read More and Comment