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Baldwin-Whitehall activist to seek seat on board

A 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...

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#SEENonTV: Setting the SEEN Celebrates One Year!

Written by Natalie Bencivenga on .

Tonight 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 to keep up with #wheresNataliePG

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Finally a commercial, natural control for fungus gnats

Written by Doug Oster on .

blog gnagnix"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 really slow them down.

Fungus gnats love wet soil, so for most houseplants, restricting water will help. There are some plants, like cylcamen though, which need moist soil to keep blooming through the winter.

While visiting Soergel's Home and Garden in Franklin Park to film a Digging with Doug segment on seed starting, they had some "gnatnix," a non-toxic control for the gnats and it only costs seven dollars. When my boss looked over the video, she was overjoyed to see the product as her plants are plagued with gnats.

It's made from recycled glass and forms a barrier on top of the soil when applied. It prevents adult from emerging, the larvae from hatching and deters the females from laying eggs. By disrupting the fungus gnats life cycle, the pests can't survive.

I'm thrilled to have this product to recommend to gardeners so they don't have to use chemicals indoors to battle the gnats.

 

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Empty Netter Assists - Kunitz-Malkin reunion - 02-25-15

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

Penguins

-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. That’s definitely not to their advantage playing that way. They had two big wins this weekend, and I’m sure they’ll be ready to go tomorrow.” - Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik on his former team's struggles against Washington this season.

-Sidney Crosby speaks:

-Mike Johnston speaks:

-Happy 65th birthday to former Penguins goaltender Cam Newton. An eighth-round pick in 1970, Newton spent parts of two seasons with the Penguins. As a rookie in 1970-71, he appeared in five games and had a 1-3-1 record along with a 3.42 GAA. After spending all of 1971-72 with the Penguins' AHL affiliate in Hershey, Newton returned in 1972-73 by playing in 11 games and going 3-4-0 with a 3.94 GAA. During the 1973 offseason, he joined the Chicago Cougars of the WHA as a free agent. In 16 games with the Penguins, Newton had a 4-7-1 record with a 3.76 goals against average.

-After the Jump: Nick Leddy gets paid.

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Baldwin-Whitehall activist to seek seat on school board

A 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...

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