Published on Friday, 22 August 2014 8:39 am by Natalie Bencivenga
setting-the-seen-fashion-fun-and-a-shopping-spreeThis was probably the most fun I've had to date on "Setting the SEEN," as style editor Sara Bauknecht and I had a shopping spree at Carabella in Oakmont...tonight there will be a fashion show on Allegheny River Blvd. to support the Alzheimer's Association. The winner of the raffle will get 5 minutes to shop 'til she drops in Carabella...hope to see you ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 22 August 2014 8:15 am by Sharon Eberson
preview-meet-the-new-doctor-who-not-the-same-as-the-old-doctor-whosThe latest season of "Doctor Who" wastes no time in getting to the point, but doesn't get right to the new face of the regenerated Doctor in the Season 8 premiere episode (Saturday, Aug. 23, at 8 p.m., with pre- and post-shows hosted by Chris Hardwick). And in this episode, appearances — what they reveal and what they hide — are everything. The loyal ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 22 August 2014 4:05 am by Seth Rorabaugh
vacation-post-08-22-14 -Happy 62nd birthday to former Penguins forward George Ferguson (right). Acquired in the 1978 offseason along with Randy Carlyle in a deal which sent Dave Burrows to the Maple Leafs, Ferguson spent parts of five seasons with the Penguins. In 1978-79, "Fergie" played in all 80 of the team's games while scoring 21 goals and 50 points. In seven ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 22 August 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
barney-s-tankOne of the things that the tragic events in Ferguson, MO, has revealed is that small-town American police forces are now equipped for war. That will come in handy in the event that terrorists are sitting around plotting to invade small-town America.  Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 21 August 2014 7:41 pm by Sam Werner
voytik-officially-finally-named-starting-qbShocker, I know. The worst-kept secret around Pitt football is finally not a secret any more. Panthers coach Paul Chryst announced today that Chad Voytik will, indeed, be the starter for Pitt's opener against Delaware Aug. 30. Voytik took every single first team snap this training camp, so this really isn't a surprise, and Chryst even admitted as ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 21 August 2014 1:37 pm by Barbara Vancheri
how-to-get-passes-to-see-preview-of-the-november-man     If you are trying to get passes to the free preview of “The November Man,” here is the correct information. There was a problem with the web address and code in the ad (not our fault but I know it’s frustrating when the code doesn't work).    Go to this ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 21 August 2014 10:32 am by Doug Oster
red-ripe-and-roasted-tomato-and-garlic-festival-sunday-helps-the-hungryI pay my daughter $25 to dress up like a tomato for the festival, that's fair...right? Photo by Doug OsterIt’s the 10th year for Red Ripe and Roasted, the tomato and garlic festival I helped start with the help of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. On Sunday August 24th, 2014 from 11-4 p.m. visitors can enjoy great food, a farmer’s market, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 21 August 2014 4:00 am by Seth Rorabaugh
vacation-post-08-21-14 -Happy 41st birthday to former Penguins forward Steve McKenna (right). One of the tallest players in franchise history at 6-foot-8, McKenna spent parts of three seasons with the Penguins. He initially came to Pittsburgh midway through the 2000-01 season in a deal which sent Roman Simicek to the Wild. In 34 games with the Penguins that campaign, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 8:59 pm by Sam Werner
coles-leaves-team-pitt-names-captains-and-other-notesPitt had its second-to-last official practice of training camp today, but the Panthers were in helmets only (well, plus jerseys and pants) today, so there wasn't a whole lot to glean from the actual practice. Afterwards, however, we got a few bits of news... - First, Paul Chryst announced that cornerback Trenton Coles has decided to leave the Pitt ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 6:40 pm by
council-is-all-wetThe latest not-so-hot news from Grant Street from our colleague Robert Zullo:It was about what you'd expect from a bucket of ice water at 10 a.m."It was cold. but it went well," City Councilman Dan Gilman said after he and his colleague Councilman Corey O'Connor helped each other participate in the "Ice Bucket Challenge," a viral online ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 6:18 pm by
ice-bucket-brigade-growsPicking up the gauntlet thrown down by his colleague, Rep. Bob Brady, D-Phila., Rep. Mike Doyle accepted the ice bucket challenge, the viral fund-raising gambit that's raised millions to combat ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease.    He's joined the legion of celebrities, politicians, athlete's and ordinary folk who have doused...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 21 August 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
texas-indictment"We don't settle political differences with indictments in this country. It is outrageous that some would use partisan political theatrics to rip away at the very fabric of our state's constitution." No, this isn't a quote from a leading democrat or President Obama. Those words came from the lips of Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry in response to ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 10:58 am by
pa-gop-clings-to-links-between-wolf-obamaThe campaigns of The Battling Toms seem to be taking a break from television production, but fear not: Politics PA noticed earlier in the week that the state Republican party has filled in with a doozy of its own .Pennsylvania Republican Party, "Looking for Weapons"What's new: While speaking at the Penn State Ag...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
angel-sophieThe city continues to mourn the loss of beloved former Mayor Sophie Masloff. She truly was Pittsburgh's Bubbie.  Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 8:24 am by Doug Oster
indestructible-dahlia-thrives-after-stem-is-severed'Latin' dahlia from Longfield Gardens is blooming like crazy despite the stem being broken. Photos by Doug Oster Hard to believe this flower keeps blooming after the squirrels did this to the stem.When this 'Latin' dahlia from Longfield Gardens was planted near a bird feeder, I never thought the squirrels would try to use it as a launching pad to get ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 7:02 am by Mike White
wpial-aaaa-playoff-predictions-first-state-rankings-releasedThe first state football rankings have been released and two WPIAL teams hold No. 1 spots. The Pennsylvania Football News, which has a new web site this year, published its state rankings today. South Fayette is No. 1 in Class AA and Clairton No. 1 in Class A. The first Post-Gazette state rankings will be released Friday along with WPIAL and City ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 3:52 am by Seth Rorabaugh
vacation-post-08-20-14  -Happy 29th birthday to former Penguins forward Joe Vitale (above). A seventh-round pick in 2005, the great Joe Vitale has spent parts of the past four seasons in Pittsburgh. Making his NHL debut in 2010-11, Vitale appeared in nine games and contributed two points. Vitale broke through as a full-time NHLer in 2011-12 by appearing in 68 games ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 12:46 pm by Barbara Vancheri
star-wars-and-talk-with-adam-driver-courtesy-of-gq-magazine  Actor Adam Driver seems to be everywhere these days — he’s Daniel Radcliffe’s best friend in “What If” and has a busy fall looming — including the cover of GQ.  Here is a preview, courtesy of the magazine.    New York, N.Y. — “It’s hard to describe. You’re put in these very heightened circumstances, and you learn a lot about ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 8:51 am by Mike White
render-rates-nationally-predictions-wpial-class-aaaBefore we get to the Class AAA playoff predictions, this piece of information comes from Jim Stout of MaxPreps.com: Two of the top 20 winningest active coaches in the country are from Pennsylvania, including one from the WPIAL. According to a piece on MaxPreps, Upper St. Clair coach Jim Render ranks 16th nationally in wins with a record of 375-119-7. ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 7:22 am by Doug Oster
ligularia-britt-marie-crawford-explodes-with-color-in-the-shadeThe yellow/orange daisy like flowers of 'Britt Marie Crawford' are wonderful to see this time of the year. Photos by Doug Oster Check out those deep purple stems supporting the flowers.The dark yellow flowers of ligularia 'Brit Marie Crawford' explode with color in the shade. I love this plant. The deep green leaves are supported with purple stems ... Read More and Comment