Published on Wednesday, 06 May 2015 4:19 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-05-06-15Penguins -Austin Lemieux, son of Mario Lemieux, was drafted by the Omaha Lancers of the USHL. -The Penguins are seeking a development partner to oversee the building of housing units on the Civic Arena site. -The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins open their semifinal series against the Manchester Monarchs tonight. -Happy 37th birthday to former ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 06 May 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
brewed-on-grant-fight-clubThe recent fracas at Kennywood brings to mind the fights out at Monroeville Mall back in December. I wonder where the next mob of fighting kids will show up.  Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 05 May 2015 8:55 pm by Mike White
mt-lebanon-throws-more-than-the-kitchen-sink-miles-sanders-looking-elsewhereSome things that fell off my laptop Mt. Lebanon could very well get the No. 1 seed for the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs that begin next week. One of the main reasons is the Blue Devils are well-armed. Mt. Lebanon has one of the WPIAL's best pitchers in Austin Kitchen, but the Blue Devils have more than Kitchen. Their pitching staff has been awfully ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 05 May 2015 4:56 pm by Elizabeth Bloom
a-marathon-of-operatic-proportions  Lisette Oropesa is in town to sing the title role in Pittsburgh Opera’s production of “Daughter of the Regiment” and, during her time in Pittsburgh, has already tackled much more than Donizetti’s high notes. On Sunday, Ms. Oropesa, 31, of New York, ran the Pittsburgh Marathon. The soprano and avid runner placed 899 out of 1,699 female ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 06 May 2015 10:57 am by Craig Meyer
greg-amodio-jim-ferry-discuss-the-state-of-duquesne-s-programThree years into any college basketball coaching tenure, questions naturally arise about the direction of a program and whether the person in charge is properly equipped for the job. When the program in question is one that hasn't reached the NCAA tournament since 1977, those questions become especially pressing. A little more than three years ago, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 05 May 2015 11:32 am by Doug Oster
tiny-garden-visitors-offer-unlikely-beautyThis cabbage looper butterfly posed for a portrait while sitting on 'Suncatcher' tulip. Photos by Doug Oster Can you see the butterfly? The morning sun filters through the new leaves of maples and other trees waking up for spring. I've been infatuated with these 'Suncatcher' tulips from Longfield Gardens, the weather has been perfect to keep them ... Read More and Comment
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 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 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 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