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 Racers at BattleFrog Tri-State hang on as they try to complete the rope traverse obstacle.
BattleFrog
Racers at BattleFrog Tri-State hang on as they try to complete the rope traverse obstacle.

BattleFrog obstacle course gives a sample of Navy SEAL training

Open this Saturday in Lawrence County, the demanding, mud-filled course was designed by former SEALs. (Kids can try the TadPole Dash.)


Steel Advice: Remember son, block out his callous widow

Parents should ignore the accusations of their deceased son’s wife and seek comfort in his memory.



 Wide paths and beautiful views await families on a bike trip through Frick Park.

Let’s Talk About: Biking Frick Park

Autumn presents a perfect opportunity to hit the trails by bicycle in Pittsburgh’s 644-acre Frick Park.



Pennsylvania Game Commission tables vote on recreational permit proposal

A study by the commission's Bureau of Wildlife found that horses, bicycles and snowmobiles can harm habitat and infrastructure.


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Wilkinsburg House & Garden Tour set for Saturday

Second annual Wilkinsburg House & Garden Tour on Saturday will feature five restored homes, two condominiums and two churches.



Home & Garden notes: Deutschtown tour, antiques appraisal on the agenda

Historic Deutschtown House Tour set for Oct. 5.; antiques appraisal day on Oct. 7 in Greensburg.


 

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Gobble up some new skills at fall cooking classes

From wine pairings to French cooking to gluten-free baking, you can find a variety of classes in Pittsburgh.



Pittsburgh grain pioneers look to past for flavor

There are more local farmers planting more fields of these special organic grains and selling all they can produce


 

Restaurants


Dine: Language an important ingredient on menu

Over the past decade, wording on menus has gone from seducing diners through flowery descriptions to the stern aloof listing of ingredients.



A feast of ethnic dining has sprouted on Downtown's Smithfield Street

Indian, Russian, Turkish and Syrian are among the flavors blending within a few blocks of Smithfield.


 

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The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette celebrates new printing presses

Community and business leaders, friends and colleagues journeyed to Clinton to celebrate the newspaper’s state-of-the-art printing presses.



New Hazlett Theater presents Salon Noir

Partygoers enjoyed performances by local artists and the group Hammerstep.


 

Lifestyle


Peter McKay: This iPhone 6 will self-destruct in...

If iPhone 6 is a plot to sell smartphones with bigger, more breakable screens, it’ll shatter Apple’s sales projections.



Frick museum gets $3 million state grant

The Frick Pittsburgh receives $3 million state grant for new education center


 

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