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 Peggy Zezza of Forest Hills snaps a photo of the Christmas tree at the ice rink at PPG Place, Downtown, which will open for the season during Light Up Night Friday.
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Peggy Zezza of Forest Hills snaps a photo of the Christmas tree at the ice rink at PPG Place, Downtown, which will open for the season during Light Up Night Friday.

Holiday spirit to shine in Pittsburgh on Light Up Night Friday

The 54th annual Light Up Night, Downtown will feature multiple tree lightings, the unveiling of the Macy's window displays, and fireworks.


 Herb roasted Thanksgiving turkey. The inspiration for the turkey came from South American chimichurri, a richly herbed sauce that pairs beautifully with roasted meats.

An herbal Thanksgiving

Local members of The Herb Society of America get the chance to strut their knowledge and cooking skills for Thanksgiving.



Craft Pittsburgh beer would go great with Thanksgiving dinner

Local beer makers share some of their holiday traditions and recipes.



 Cambridge Daily Jeffersonian photo editor Mike Meilson was the model for the Victorian photographer, one of the 92 vignettes of Dickensian England, populated by 166 Victorian characters modeled from real Cambridge residents. The vignettes fill five blocks of Wheeling Avenue, the main street of Cambridge, Ohio.

Holiday spirit in full force at Dickens Victorian Village in Cambridge, Ohio

Ghosts of Christmas Past instruct the dispirited of Christmas today at unique Midwest holiday public art display.


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Home sales up in Pittsburgh region

New home sales increased 14.1 percent from $64 million to $73 million.



Revamped 1871 Shadyside mansion will be open for house tour

A Second Empire-style mansion and five other houses will be on the Shadyside Splendor walking tour to benefit the Pittsburgh Symphony.


 

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Relish this Thanksgiving with a homemade relish tray

A relish tray is an old-school must, and you can give it new life by making some of what goes on it.



You still can support local agriculture in winter

Regular CSA deliveries can help you make it to next year’s growing season.


 

Restaurants


On the Table: Mezzo

Pittsburgh's most delicious pasta can be found at Mezzo Downtown in the three-tier Sienna Mercato building.



Garden Theater development seeks tenant after Piccolo Forno owner opts out

ARDE was the only tenant for the showcase Federal North property, a longtime eyesore.


 

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Polamalu's Polynesian Luau

The Westin Convention Center became a fantasy island for more than 450 partygoers who joined Troy and Theodora Polamalu for a luau.



LHAS hosts Art in Autumn event at the Duquesne Club

Roughly $27,000 was raised at the Art for Autumn luncheon at the Duquesne Club on Thursday to help fund the LHAS programs.


 

Lifestyle


The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

The PSO performs, Craig Ferguson hits town and Pittsburgh Ballet performs Poinsettias and Pointe Shoes at Phipps.



Century Club: Former home builder nails down a century of living

Joseph P. Masciantonio is Uncle Joe to family and friends, but to the rest of us, he's a centarian.


 

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