Published on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 2:14 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
rutherford-we-didn-t-reach-our-goal-04-28-15 Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford held his season-ending press conference today. He touched based on a variety of subjects including the power play, head coach Mike Johnston, right winger Beau Bennett and the team's discipline. Here is a partial transcript: On the trade deadline: "We got to the trade deadline. We decided that our team was ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 12:15 pm by Barbara Vancheri
jessica-alba-tells-more-acting-is-like-a-vacation-business-is-relentless    From MORE magazine, a preview of its chat with Jessica Alba:   Jessica Alba got her start as the bombshell actress on every Hollywood hot list. Now she’s deep into her second act as the resident badass at the head of the Honest Company, a super-successful eco-friendly brand that’s now valued at nearly $1 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 11:45 am by Doug Oster
spring-buds-are-beautiful-before-blooming'Suncatcher' is a pretty bi-colored tulip from Longfield Gardens that pairs well with grape hyacinths. Photos by Doug Oster The spring garden changes daily and it's a chance to see flowers getting ready to put on a show. Sometimes they might be more beautiful before they completely open. I love tight budded tulips, they hint at what they will look ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 7:28 am by
wolf-marks-100-days-with-twitter-town-hallGov. Wolf continues to put the social in social media; he's holding a Twitter-based town hall meeting at 5:30 p.m. tonight to commemorate his first 100 days in office. You'll find him at @GovernorTomWolf....Read more http://earlyreturns.post-gazette.com/home/early-returns-posts/6511-wolf-marks-100-days-with-twitter-town-hall Read More and Comment
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wolf-marks-100-days-with-twitter-town-hallGov. Wolf continues to put the social in social media; he's holding a Twitter-based town hall meeting at 5:30 p.m. tonight to commemorate his first 100 days in office. You'll find him at @GovernorTomWolf....Read more http://earlyreturns.post-gazette.com/home/early-returns-posts/6511-wolf-marks-100-days-with-twitter-town-hall Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 7:28 am by
wolf-marks-100-days-with-twitter-town-hallGov. Wolf continues to put the social in social media; he's holding a Twitter-based town hall meeting at 5:30 p.m. tonight to commemorate his first 100 days in office. You'll find him at @GovernorTomWolf....Read more http://earlyreturns.post-gazette.com/home/early-returns-posts/6511-wolf-marks-100-days-with-twitter-town-hall Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 5:46 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-04-28-15Penguins -According to Sweden's Expressen newspaper, Patric Hornqvist (above) withdrew from consideration for the upcoming IIHF World Championships. -"All four guys are eligible to play and should be in the lineup. We’ll make the determination of what we do for sure tomorrow in practice. They’re all eligible to play, health-wise and things ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
bruce-jennerI have never watched his reality show, but I vividly remember Bruce Jenner's gold-medal performance at the '76 Olympics. I was a miler on my high school track team at the time. His performance was awe inspiring. That said, the courage and determination he is showing now is even more inspiring.  Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 27 April 2015 10:38 pm by Mike White
top-girls-basketball-player-from-the-1980s-returns-to-coach-in-wpialWhen she played at North Catholic High School in the early 1980s, Jody Thornton Powell won WPIAL and PIAA titles and had some great battles with then Seton-LaSalle guard Suzie McConnell. Now Thornton Powell has returned to the area and will coach high school basketball. Thornton Powell was tonight named the new girls basketball coach at Moon High ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 27 April 2015 3:38 pm by John Hayes
post-gazette-trout-photo-contest-2015Show off your catch. Email high-resolution 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 phone number (not for publication). Deadline May 24. The Post-Gazette ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 27 April 2015 3:09 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-04-27-15Playoff StuffPenguins - Rangers -Change is coming for the Penguins. But how much change? -“The right pieces were there. There are areas for improvement, for sure. Do we have the core pieces? From the goaltending to the defense to the forwards, we have the core pieces.” - Mike Johnston. -"We stay together all throughout the playoffs. They’re good ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 27 April 2015 9:08 am by Doug Oster
western-pa-mushroom-club-offers-events-and-free-walks Foraging for mushrooms needs to be done with experts, especially if you're a novice. Wild mushrooms can be dangerous and even deadly. That's why I always recommend tagging along with my friends from the Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club. Here's a list of walks and meetings with the club for the month of May 2015: WALK:  Saturday, May 2, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 27 April 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
pension-sharkPennsylvania is suffering under the crushing weight of its own oversized state pension. Pension reform is badly needed but politicians in Harrisburg are not reacting with enough panic over the matter.      Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 26 April 2015 2:31 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
exit-interview-roundup-04-26-15The Penguins held season-ending interviews with media today. Here's a round up: Injuries: Defenseman Kris Letang (right) discussed his a concussion he suffered March 29 when he was hit by Coyotes forward Shane Doan: “I'm better. We always have to go through a protocol. I skated a few times early in the morning. I'm better. … I was not going to play ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 26 April 2015 12:12 pm by Barbara Vancheri
furious-7-keeps-pedal-to-metal-avengers-in-the-wings    “Furious 7” holds onto the top spot for the fourth — and final — weekend in a row. That’s because “Avengers: Age of Ultron” will be No. 1  at this time next week, with the only question being how much it will make.   The seventh movie in the “Fast & Furious” series picked up an additional $18 million, bringing its ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 26 April 2015 10:25 am by Scott Mervis
todd-rundgren-goes-global-to-mixed-reviews-at-stage-aeWhile the Mavericks were rocking the Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead, Todd Rundgren was getting mixed results at the sold-out Stage AE on his "Gobal" tour: Here are two different takes on the show: Ben Alper: "Having never heard or seen Todd Rundgren before, I went to the show with a somewhat open mind, albeit expecting to recognize some songs from ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 26 April 2015 10:07 am by Scott Mervis
the-mavericks-take-homestead-crowd-to-roots-rock-heavenIt's funny how Nashville keeps lavishing bro-country types with awards when one of the best bands in the land resides right in their midst.The Mavericks -- that name should be country enough to get attention -- returned to the Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead Saturday night to throw the sold-out crowd back into a state of roots-rock ecstasy.Touring on ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 26 April 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
drone-killingsPresident Obama apologized for the two innocent hostages that were accidentally killed in a drone strike in Pakistan. Who is going to apologize for the hundreds of accidental deaths from guns every year?  Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 26 April 2015 9:12 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-04-26-15Playoff StuffPenguins - Rangers -The Penguins will keep Mike Johnston (right) and Jim Rutherford. -Where do the Penguins go now? Calder Cup -Matt Murray made 27 saves for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in a 4-0 shutout against the Syracuse Crunch in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton leads the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 26 April 2015 6:08 am by Doug Oster
join-doug-on-a-trip-of-a-lifetime-to-see-the-gardens-of-parisI shot this from the top of Notre Dame the last time I was in Paris. Photo by Doug Oster I've been taking gardeners all over the world for the last two years. London, Italy and the Netherlands were amazing places to see and experience with other gardeners. In August I'm headed to Paris and would love for you to come along. This is the first trip ... Read More and Comment