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Voter registration deadline is a week away

If you don't want to miss out on voting in this year's gubernatorial election, you've got a week from today to make sure you're registered.

Deadline to register for the Nov. 4 election is Monday, Oct. 6, our friends at the state remided us today. And they have some advice for those who need to register before next week's deadline.

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Fashion takes flight at Pittsburgh International Airport AIRMALL runway show

Written by Sara Bauknecht on .

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The runway came inside at Pittsburgh International Airport today for the celebration of the $10 million renovation to the AIRMALL retail complex.

The day of events kicked off this morning with a ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by beauty makeovers in action led by makeup artist Carmindy of TLC's "What Not to Wear." In the afternoon, invited guests and travelers were treated to a runway show featuring fashions from some of the AIRMALL's stores. Former WPXI anchor Darieth Chisolm served as the emcee. Throughout the day there was informal modeling and light bites. Carmindy also signed copies of her new book "Bloom: A Girl's Guide to Growing up Gorgeous."

The project started in January and was completed this summer. Some of the new additions include Armani Jeans, Collezioni-The Beauty Gallery, Furla, Hugo Boss, Tumi, Lacoste and Pittsburgh's only freestanding Desigual store. Pinko, known for its contemporary Italian fashions, opened its first store in the United States as part of the development.

Photos: Sara Bauknecht/Post-Gazette

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Humans of Heinz Field

Written by Dan Gigler on .

I've been routinely taking photographs of fans at Steelers games for this blog for eight seasons now, and never had a particularly catchy name for this feature (I think 'Scenes from the Parking Lot' or derivatives thereof have been most frequently used).

Given the popularity of Humans of New York and its many spinoffs (including a local one), I think we'll go with that as a title, minus the heartwarming vignettes about humanity and rather with the occasional smart aleck comment. And more accurately it should be the Humans, Clever Getups, and Food & Drink of Heinz Field. 

(Note: A small number of the pics from inside the Great Hall are leftovers from the Cleveland game) 

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This is how you start a day off. Win or lose, you're gonna have a good time. 

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Pierogies, kielbasa & Mineo's. That's a party. 

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Fashionistas: Houndstooth, Zubaz, Wigs and Horizontals are the rage, dahhhling. 

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"Dahn Dog" lolz ... Guy on bottom left looks like a repatriated G-20 protestor. Love the really retro LOOOOOUUU jersey. 

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It was a Steelers game, but the second annual Buctober is nigh, so we have no problem letting these slide. 

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I thought that haircuts like the one on the bottom right only lived in lore, but I am wrong.

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Place on the top left is easily among the best Steelers bars in America.  

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Major anachronistic jersey foul in the top left corner. Vintage Lloyd & Woodson. Bottom right fun but questionable. 

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Directions home, awesome vintage, Metal and Snark.

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A banana, ladies with a lucky lawn gnome, Keisel disciples & the Terrible Tat. It takes all sorts. 

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The Pittsburgh pope getting photobombed by Sinead O' Connor in top left? Gent at the bottom may renounce his Waltzing Matilda status after Brad Wing's shank of a punt.

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Top left: St. Louis Steelers Fan Club T-shirts. Because I'm an idiot, I though they were French fries at first. But it's the Gateway Arch. Duh. 

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Terrible game, but a beautiful day, and it was heartening to see many, many fans visiting at the new World War II monument, which is a wonderful new addition to the North Shore park. Check it out when you have a chance. 

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Viva's 'Sunsplash' coreopsis is a winner for next season

Written by Doug Oster on .

blog sunsplash coreopsisCoreopsis 'Sunsplash' from Viva was a hit in my garden this season and is still going strong. Photo by Doug Oster

Every year I'm sent different plant to try out in the garden. Most of them do pretty well, but I have to say that this 'Sunsplash' coreopsis from Viva is pretty amazing. It will be available next season.

It's never been watered, I've deadheaded a few times and it's growing without as much sun as it prefers. This zone 5 perennial is filled with pretty red and yellow flowers that resemble flames.

It's compact, a little over a foot tall and has been blooming since late spring.

I'm always interested in low maintenance, long blooming perennials which make my garden look like there's been a gardener in there.

I grew this plant in the vegetable garden to try and give it the most sun possible and it was happy there.

There's something nice about having flowers like these growing in consort with the veggies.

Put coreopsis 'Sunsplash' on your list of things to grow for next season.

While we're at it, Viva's Sunpatiens have been a big hit in my garden for many years. They are not affected by downy impatiens mildew and are filled with blooms even in mostly shady beds. Give them a half day of morning sun and they will really pump out the flowers and get two feet tall or even higher.

 

 

 

 

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Polls: Wolf maintains lead, GOP lines up behind Corbett

Gov. Tom Corbett and his wife Susan announce a $5 million Economic Growth Initiative Grant for Point Park University last week. (Lake Fong / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Is there a better way to kick off the final month before the general election than diving into the numbers of three new polls assessing the state's race for governor? Perhaps that...

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