Published on Tuesday, 26 May 2015 2:44 pm by Doug Oster
urban-homesteading-series-from-penn-state-extension-to-launch-in-june Learn how to garden in bales of straw with the experts from Penn State Cooperative Extension. Photo by Doug Oster URBAN HOMESTEADING SERIES PROGRAM LAUNCH PITTSBURGH, PA, MAY 26, 2015: Penn State Extension’s Urban Homesteading Series to Launch June 2015 Penn State Extension of Allegheny County is proud to announce the launch of the “Urban ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 26 May 2015 1:32 pm by Barbara Vancheri
big-stone-gap-movie-gets-oct-9-theatrical-release    If you were a fan of the Adriana Trigiani book “Big Stone Gap,” good news.    The movie adaptation will be released nationwide on Oct. 9 by Picturehouse. Trigiani makes her directing and screenwriting debut with the film starring Ashley Judd, CMU grad Patrick Wilson, Whoopi Goldberg, John Benjamin Hickey, Jane Krakowski, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 26 May 2015 11:16 am by Doug Oster
heirloom-iris-reveals-a-family-s-legacyThis beautiful heirloom iris has a story to tell. Photo by Doug Oster Soft blue iris petals cling to drops of rain on a spring morning in the garden. The variety was a gift to me from Bernice Born, who inherited the plant from her mother, who got it from her mother. Passing on plants to family and friends is one of the magical parts of gardening. I ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 26 May 2015 12:09 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-esposito-takes-season-off-05-26-15Penguins -Forward Angelo Esposito (right), the Penguins' first-round pick in 2007 who has seen his career interrupted by injuries, took most of the season off from organized hockey. -Former Penguins defensive prospect Ondrej Nemec has joined Severstal Cherepovets of Russia's KHL. -Happy 56th birthday to former Penguins goaltender Pat Riggin. ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 26 May 2015 11:06 am by Mike White
maverick-rowan-might-be-coming-back-to-lincoln-parkMaverick Rowan scored more than 1,000 points in his freshman and sophomore years at Lincoln Park before leaving for a school in Florida last year.  Next season, Rowan might be playing at Lincoln Park again. Rowan is considering coming back to play his senior season at Lincoln Park, a charter school in Beaver County that plays in the WPIAL. He ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 26 May 2015 8:00 am by Sara Bauknecht
style-week-pittsburgh-unveils-schedule-of-fashion-focused-events The countdown is on to Style Week Pittsburgh, which will return for its third year of fashion-focused events to be held Aug. 12-16. Wadria Taylor founded the annual event with a mission to bring to the city fashion shows and networking events that would spotlight designers, stylists, fashion photographers and other industry insiders from Pittsburgh ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 25 May 2015 3:38 pm by John Hayes
post-gazette-trout-photo-contest-2015Submission deadline has passed for the Post-Gazette Trout Photo Contest. Results will be published online and in print May 31. Show off your catch. Email high-resolution digital photos of your fish to fishingreport@post-gazette.com. Include angler’s name, age (for children), place of residence, species, size, body of water, date of catch, phone ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 25 May 2015 2:40 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-rutherford-turning-to-youth-05-25-15Penguins -“We feel we have some younger players who have developed pretty well. Hopefully, we can plug in some younger players instead of going the free-agent route.” - Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford (above) on how he'll address the Penguins' roster this offseason. -Happy 54th birthday to former Penguins forward and picnic jug enthusiast ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 24 May 2015 1:42 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-penguins-looking-for-a-first-rounder-05-24-15Penguins -Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford is looking for a first-round pick in next month's draft. -Happy 27th birthday to former Penguins forward Zach Sill. A free agent signing in 2011, Sill spent parts of two seasons with the Penguins. He made his NHL debut in 2013-14 by appearing in 20 games and failed to score a point. This past ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 24 May 2015 12:13 pm by Barbara Vancheri
tomorrowland-is-no-1 A win is still a win, and that’s what “Tomorrowland” starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson (above) can claim this Memorial Day holiday. It’s been a weekend marked by ideal weather in some parts of the country and drenching storms elsewhere, neither driving moviegoers to the theaters.    Rentrak will update these numbers on Monday ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 23 May 2015 2:48 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-05-23-15Penguins -“I’m growing as a player. Every year in Pittsburgh, I got better and better. I learned a lot in Pittsburgh. I’ll never forget my years in Pittsburgh. I wouldn’t be the same player today if I didn’t go through Pittsburgh and all the lessons I learned over there." - Ducks defenseman Simon Despres (above) on his time with the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 22 May 2015 3:11 pm by Natalie Bencivenga
setting-the-seen-dream-cream-kicks-off-the-summerWhat better way to kick of the summer season (and Memorial Day weekend!) than with ice cream that can make dreams come true? Enjoy this week's edition of Setting the SEEN, where we chat with Thomisan Jamison, creator and "head cone" of Dream Cream on Liberty Ave. in Downtown, Pittsburgh. Learn about more fun things to do with friends and loved ones all ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 22 May 2015 12:11 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-sabres-to-interview-bylsma-05-22-15Penguins -The Sabres have received permission from the Penguins to interview former head coach Dan Byslma (above) for their vacant coaching position. -After the Jump: Simon Despres helps the Ducks claim Game 3. Playoff StuffRangers - Lightning -“The past two games, we got away from our game. I mean, we won the Presidents’ Trophy this year by ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 21 May 2015 1:20 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-babcock-joins-maple-leafs-05-21-14Penguins -“I guess I'm pinching myself a lot. I was just trying to play and not think about that other stuff. It's all sinking in now that I've had time to reflect.” - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins coach Matt Murray (above) on his fantastic rookie season. -Happy 44th birthday to former Penguins defenseman Pat Neaton. A seventh-round pick in 1990, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 21 May 2015 12:04 pm by
crystal-ball-says-we-re-leaning-towards-toomeyUnderwhelmed by the effort thus far of Democrats to win back the U.S. Senate seat held by Pat Toomey? You're not alone.The University of Virginia has released the latest edition of Sabato's Crystal Ball, and Kyle Klondik, the project's managing editor, isn't especially impressed either – he's moved Pennsylvania from a tossup in the 2016 Senate...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 21 May 2015 12:12 am by Mike White
piaa-to-examine-six-classes-further-east-west-basketball-brackets-voted-downThe PIAA board of directors met today and the news on the six classification idea for football is that there is no news. The PIAA is considering changing football from four to six classifications. There were basically eight proposals to consider. The PIAA could have picked one of the proposals and passed it on a first reading basis today. The proposal ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 20 May 2015 6:57 pm by Barbara Vancheri
don-draper-withdrawal-ease-it-with-these-jon-hamm-movies Going through Don Draper withdrawal? What will we do this Sunday at 10 p.m.?   Short of rewatching every episode of “Mad Men,” which probably isn’t a bad idea, I cannot help you there but I can recommend a couple of movies starring actor Jon Hamm.    “Million Dollar Arm” (2014) — Hamm plays real-life sports agent J.B. Bernstein, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 20 May 2015 11:33 am by Mike White
central-catholic-1979-a-team-to-remember-with-two-gms-and-a-football-hall-of-famerThe Central Catholic baseball team has made it to tonight's WPIAL Class AAAA semifinals, which puts the Vikings one win away from making it to a WPIAL championship for the first time since 1979. It turns out that '79 baseball team is one for the ages. Not so much for what it accomplished, but for who was on the team. Think of it: One high school ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 20 May 2015 10:57 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-05-20-15Penguins -Former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins forward Riley Holzapfel has joined Karlskrona of Sweden's SHL. -Happy 69th birthday to former Penguins general manager, head coach and Hockey Hall of Fame member Craig Patrick (above). One of the most important figures in the history of the Penguins, Patrick served as the team's general manager from ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 20 May 2015 11:24 pm by Rob Rogers
profilingIt's interesting how the police and the media didn't call the Texas biker gangs "thugs" or describe their brawl as a "riot" even though far more people died there than in Ferguson and Baltimore combined. I guess there are different standards when the offenders are white.    Read More and Comment