Published on Thursday, 26 February 2015 11:20 am by Doug Oster
fairy-gardens-are-fun-for-big-and-little-kidsFairy gardens can be anything you want them to be, even Gumby will enjoy time with the fairies. Photos by Doug Oster After a garden talk at Wholey's, three and a half year old Meadow Santucci came up to me an asked, "do fairies like parsley?" I told her yes and after talking to her mother Sandy, I realized why she asked. The parsley growing in their ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 26 February 2015 10:41 am by Craig Meyer
postgame-duquesne-79-saint-louis-66 JIM FERRY Opening statement: “This is two games in a row now where we’re starting to show our potential. You can see the cohesiveness of this group. They played really hard. I thought we started the game out with great tempo and speed, and then Saint Louis made a run back at us. We were able to hold that off and continue to play. I think early in ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 26 February 2015 7:45 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-recaping-penguins-capitals-02-26-15Penguins -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. “I was ready for the game." - Evgeni Malkin after Capitals forward Tom Wilson made contact with him during warm-ups. -The Washington Post's recap. “Our focus wasn’t where it should be, where I expect it to be, and where it needs to be to play a very good team. We had good focus the first ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 11:24 pm by Craig Meyer
duquesne-defeats-saint-louis-continues-late-season-spurt As the team’s senior night on Wednesday made perfectly clear, the 2014-15 season is winding down for Duquesne. Only a week and a half separates the Dukes from Brooklyn and the Atlantic 10 tournament – a fact coach Jim Ferry referenced a handful of times after a 79-66 victory against Saint Louis at Palumbo Center – and while time is precious for this ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 11:17 pm by Craig Meyer
semi-rapid-reaction-duquesne-79-saint-louis-66PROGRAMMING NOTE: The Palumbo Center wireless apparently doesn't get along too well with our blogging software, so I'm not able to post these things quickly enough after the game to justify the 'Rapid Reaction' title. So this change will be a permanent one. Duquesne continued to show that it’s a remarkably different team at home than on the road ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 11:00 pm by Mike White
chartiers-valley-north-allegheny-have-record-shooting-nightsChartiers Valley did it behind the 3-point line. North Allegheny did it at the free-throw line. Now both have a line the WPIAL playoff record book. Both Chartiers Valley and North Allegheny won WPIAL Class AAAA semifinal games Wednesday night and had supreme marksmanship. Chartiers Valley defeated North Hills, 78-53, while North Allegheny beat Fox ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 7:44 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
Published on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 6:29 pm by Barbara Vancheri
a-tease-for-frozen-fever-with-elsa-anna-olaf      A look at some images and the preview trailer for “Frozen Fever,” a new short about Elsa throwing a birthday party for Anna. It will play in front of the new live-action “Cinderella” arriving in theaters on March 13 and certainly looks like fun. Yes, I liked “Frozen” and gave it 3.5 stars when I reviewed it (so I wasn’t late ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 26 February 2015 10:13 am by Scott Mervis
aerosmith-rocks-tbt-classic-newsclips With "Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014" going into theaters tonight, I did a media teleconference last week with Brad Whitford and Tom Hamilton (hey, they were the ones doing it, what can I say), so for this week's #ThrowbackThursday classic news clip, we have some vintage 'Smith reviews. The most interesting thing about these are the writers. Yes, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 5:13 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-acquire-winnik-from-maple-leafs-deal-away-sill-draft-picks The Penguins have acquired center Daniel Winnik (above) from the Maple Leafs in exchange for center Zach Sill and two draft picks, a fourth-rounder in 2015 and a second-rounder in 2016. Winnik, 29, is on a one-year contract with a salary cap hit of $1.3 million. As a provision of the deal, the Maple Leafs will retain half of his pro-rated cap hit. ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 2:00 pm by Peter Smith
coptic-victims-recognized-as-martyrs-3 The Christian Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt is officially recognizing as martyrs the 21 Copts who were beheaded in a video posted by the self-proclaimed Islamic State  The Coptic Pope Tawadros II said they would be recognized on the Egyptian calendar on the equivalent of Feb. 15. That recognition is richly deserved, said the Rev. Bishoy ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 1:35 pm by Scott Mervis
rock-n-roll-legends-awards-3-inductees-not-enough  The discussion of the Pittsburgh Rock 'N Roll Legends nominees hasn't calmed down, so it's worth revisiting another aspect of it: Trying to induct people while they're still alive! Because we got a late start with this in Pittsburgh, at the rate of three inductees per year (one Modern Legend, one Legacy Legend, one Non-Music ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 2:18 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-capitals-02-25-15A preview of the Capitals. When and where: 8 p.m, EST, MCI Center Verizon Center. TV: NBC Sports, Sportsnet One, TVA. Record: 33-18-10, 76 points. The Capitals are in fourth place in the Neapolitan Ice Cream Metropolitan Division. Leading Scorer: Nicklas Backstrom (right), 64 points (18 goals, 46 assists). Last Game: 3-2 road loss to the Flyers ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 12:31 pm by
baldwin-whitehall-activist-to-seek-seat-on-boardA parent activist who has served as a watchdog during the past year has tossed his hat into the ring for a seat on the Baldwin-Whitehall school board.Lou Rainaldi Jr., 45, of Whitehall, announced his candidacy this week for the nine-member board -- the same body which took a monumental amount of criticism from taxpayers last year for its actions...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 11:04 am by Natalie Bencivenga
seenontv-setting-the-seen-celebrates-one-yearTonight Sara and I are gearing up for Setting the SEEN's interactive one-year anniversary special at Hotel Monaco! We stopped by Pittsburgh Today Live on Monday to chat about how the webshow began, its evolution, and what we are doing to celebrate! Catch all the excitement on Friday!   Follow @NBSeen on Twitter and @NatalieBenci on Instagram ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 8:57 am by Doug Oster
finally-a-commercial-natural-control-for-fungus-gnats"gantnix' stops fungus gnats without using chemicals. Photo by Doug Oster There's nothing more annoying than fungus gnats buzzing around houseplants and this time of the year I get lots of questions about what to do about the pests.  Once they get going, it's hard to stop them. I often tell gardeners to let their plants dry out and that can ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 8:34 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-02-25-15Penguins -Can a reunion with Evgeni Malkin spark Chris Kunitz's production? -Kunitz's numbers have been on the decline since his foot injury in December. -Even with a little bit of success over the past two games, the Penguins are still trying to improve their power play. -“I know they’ve been frustrated. You saw the way the last game unfolded. ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
brewed-on-grant-gene-stilpGene Stilp made a name for himself in Harrisburg by protesting Bonus-Gate with a giant inflatable pig. Now that he's retiring, who will take his place as the prop master of protest? Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 24 February 2015 3:29 pm by Mike White
north-hills-and-fox-chapel-surprise-semifinalists-other-wpial-semifinal-notesNorth Hills and Fox Chapel played in a non-section basketball game in mid-January. Could there have been a person anywhere that could have predicted a month-and-a-half later the same two teams would be involved in the WPIAL Class AAAA final four? The AAAA semifinals are tomorrow night, and lo and behold, North Hills and Fox Chapel are involved. North ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 24 February 2015 2:59 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
kunitz-i-have-to-be-more-productive-offensively-02-24-15 In a season which began with a quite a few changes for the Penguins, two things which carried over from last season was Chris Kunitz's role as Sidney Crosby's left wing and his production. Entrenched on Crosby's line for most of his career, Kunitz started 2014-15 on a pretty productive clip as he scored 20 points (nine goals, 11 assists) through his ... Read More and Comment