Peter Valliant, 88, peels and slices potatoes three times a week at his family’s diner, ValliantÕs Diner in Ross Township. Peter Valliant and his late wife Helen opened the diner in 1968.
A barn advertises Mail Pouch Tobacco in Greene County, Pennsylvania.
Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire work at the scene of a fire at Jo Jo’s Restaurant in the Strip District.
Eli Delnore, 4, of Squirrel Hill talks to his mother on a playground telephone at Mellon Park playground in Point Breeze.
Point Park University summer dance intensive students participate in a Zumba class along Penn Avenue, Downtown during the first OpenStreetsPGH event.
Camryn Berry, 13, listens as designer Kiya Tomlin talks to Sto-Rox girls about what their clothing says about them during a day filled with style and etiquette training at the Hays Manor Community Center in McKees Rocks.
Pittsburgh Steeler fan Rory Benn, of Millvale waits for the light to change at the corner of Smithfield Street and Fifth Avenue, Downtown.
Shane Crissman, Jr., 3 of Lyndora and Riley Ealy, 5 of West Sunbruy go for a ride in a carnival ride helicopter at the Butler Farm show.
Abigail Hart, 8, of Highland Park recites the prayer over the candles with her Sunday school teacher Monica Buchbinder of Hampton before a Erev Rosh Hashanah holiday meal at Rodef Shalom in Shadyside.
Kayla Folmer, 17, of Mansfield, Ohio takes a look at a gun while her boyfriend Wyatt Morris, 19, checks on his nephew Declan Morris, 16 months as the couple makes their way around the NRA Convention exhibits.
(right) Marlene Soliman, 32, of Miami receives support from (left) her mother Magda Garcia, 70, and her perspective liver donor Corina Sanchez, 38, of El Progreso, Honduras at Family House in Oakland. Soliman has been staying at Family House since September 2010 waiting to find a donor.
Isabella Orlando, 4, of Moon Township pretends to listen to her penguin’s heartbeat while participating in a junior veterinarian program at the National Aviary on the North Side.
Elizabeth Luke, 4, of Mount Lebanon greets her brother James Luke, 6, a first grader, with a big huge and shouts “I missed you” during dismissal after the first day of school at Lincoln Elementary School in Mount Lebanon.
Western Pennsylvania Hall of Fame quarterbacks Dan Marino, Joe Namath, Jim Kelly and Joe Montana pose for media photos before the start of the GRIDIRON GOLD quarterback program and dinner at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh, Downtown.
Olivia Baker, 7 of Evans City eats a corn dog at the Butler Farm show.
Alex Molnar, 7, of Mars plays on a replica spaceship or flying saucer in the center of his town Friday, May 15, 2015.
Pedal Pittsburgh cyclists cross the Birmingham Bridge from the South Side Sunday, August 5, 2012. Pedal Pittsburgh is a ride at your own pace event that raises funds for creating safer streets for cyclists and pedestrians in Pittsburgh through Bike Pittsburgh.
PNC Bank’s new location at 500 Smithfield Street Downtown features old pieces from the 1924 bank building repurposed art. Fluted bronze columns (above) and old doors from the 1924 building (below) are examples.
John Vesci, right, and John Becker from Vincent Allen Inc. work to restore the metal facade outside of Jimmy John’s Corner Gourmet Sandwiches on Grant Street, Downtown.
The Gateway Clipper Queen makes her way around Point State Park as the sun sets Saturday, May 9, 2015.
World War II veteran Jim Herold, 92 of Butler, center, pays respects to Marine PFC Paul E. Angert, the first fatality from the city of Butler to die in the Vietnam war on April 28, 1970 during a dedication ceremony in his honor at Rotary Park in Butler.
A woman steps out from a heavy rain at lunchtime in downtown Pittsburgh.
Men work atop of the Motor Square Garden dome in East Liberty.
A worker from Shamrock Signs crew waits for the removal of the Heinz ketchup bottle from atop of the Heinz building along 16th Street to take back to their site in Carnegie for refirbishing work.
First responders transport a man at the corner of Fifth and Thackeray Avenues in Oakland Friday, June 19, 2015. “The guy was in the (Fifth Avenue) crosswalk trying to flag down the bus when the bus struck him and ran over the man’s legs,” said Jeff Wuenschell, 32 of Baldwin who was also waiting at the bus stop when he witnessed the accident.
Firefighters pump foam into the foundation following a house fire at Milbert Lane in Ross Township on Friday. A two-story wood home and an adjacent garage and shed were destroyed in the fire according to Ross Fire Marshal John Reubi. Firefighters had to run nearly 3,000 feet of hose up a narrow dirt road from hydrants located on Rochester Road.
Elliot Ertl, 3, from Spencer, Wis., plays in a lot where he and his family are temporarily living at the Greene County Fairgrounds while his step father completes a job for his employer Precision Pipeline.
Lacy Schaefer of Mount Washington (hands) practices yoga with about 500 people as part of the public “Knit the Bridge” party on the Warhol Bridge.
A public transit rider shields herself from the rain after exiting the bus way in East Liberty.
The strong wind causes hair to fly as a group of ladies cross Tenth Street.
Jarell Taylor, 28, of Wilkinsburg burned his hands trying to save his next door neighbor Veda Moore from a fire at 1704 Wesley Street in Wilkinsburg. Moore was killed in the fire that started around 2:20 p.m.
Maryam Nasir, 19 a student visiting from Pakistan currently staying at Duquesne University volunteers with the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership cleaning up Downtown.
Mariah Helch, 15 of Chicora rides her horse named M-80 during the playing of the “Star Spangled Banner” to kick off the obstacle course competition at the horse arena during the Butler Farm show.
(center) Fleeting Pages organizer Jodi Morrison is transforming the empty Borders bookstore in Eastside Shopping Center in East Liberty into a pop-up bookstore with the help of volunteers including (left) Joel Rice and (right) Emily Gorda.
The pack of elite runners make the turn from East Carson Street to the Birmingham Bridge in the South Side leading the Pittsburgh Marathon.
The billion-dollar campaign for pink is about to claim center stage. Yet for all the publicity, little attention focuses on gaping racial divides in diagnoses and deaths from the disease.
Pittsburgh cyclists cross the Birmingham Bridge along the Pedal Pittsburgh route. Pedal Pittsburgh is a ride at your own pace event that raises funds for creating safer streets for cyclists and pedestrians in Pittsburgh through Bike Pittsburgh.
Danielle DiNunzio, 28 of Uptown, left, relaxes near the fountain at Point State Park as roommates Brittany Goettler, 25 and Remy Olinzock, 24 of Mount Washington take a break from their workout.
Pittsburgh police Lt. Larry Scirotto of Mount Washington gets a hug from his aunt Patty Arnold of Monessen after she pinned Scirotto’s badge following him taking the oath of Commander during a promotions ceremony at the City-County building.
Korean War veteran Bob Spear, 77 of Harrison City visits the Korean War memorial with some assistance from junior ROTC Seth Clemens, 18 of Ambridge in Washington, D.C.
World War II veteran Regis Myszewski, 87 of Polish Hill has lived in the community his entire life.
A woman works on a crossword puzzle book on her porch in the South Side of Pittsburgh.
Yan Schwieger of Manchester pauses to take a photograph of a blossom tree with her cell phone on her way to work at Nicky’s Thai Kitchen on the North Side. Schwieger recently relocated to Pittsburgh from Houston, Texas to work at the restaurant.
Antonio Thompson, 15 of Carnegie practices skateboarding tricks along Mary Street in Carnegie.
An air mechanic starts his shift at the 911th Airlift in Moon Township, PA.
The burial for U.S. Marine Corps Sgt John McLaughlin, who was killed in battle during the Korean War, at HazelwoodÕs Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
A man uses a small device while waiting for the bus downtown.
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre full time high school student Christian Garcia, 17, from Puebla, Mexico, right, has a costume fitting with her classmates at the school for the upcoming Nutcracker production.
Tow truck drivers and responders work to clear an overturned truck on the PA Turnpike eastbound lane about two miles from the Monroeville interchange on the coldest day of the year.
(right) Union organizer Helena Herring, one of 16 people from Unite Here, the local Pittsburgh hospitality workers union to get arrested during a staged civil disobedience rally. The workers are protesting cutbacks of jobs.
Vape Inn Pittsburgh store manager Jason Lee, 30 of Bloomfield vapes while working at the Bloomfield store.
J.C. Leasure, 19, of Washington, Pa., center, attends the Three Rivers Festival of Hope featuring Franklin Graham, with his siblings Daniel Leasure, 14, left, and Mary Leasure, 16, right, at CONSOL Energy Center.
Artists stop in Pittsburgh on the Station to Station tour.
Strong winds blow as Mary Pham, 21 of West End Village adjusts her cap as she crosses Ridge Avenue during a break from classes at the Community College of Allegheny County on the North Side. Pham is studying international business.
Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children student Brody Zeigler, 4 of Kittanning feels Mickey’s face during a meet and greet with characters from Disney on Ice at CONSOL Energy Center, Uptown. Zeigler and his classmates had an opportunity to touch the ice and feel some of the costumes and set of the ice show.
A stolen pickup truck collides with a PA state trooper.
Participants hold two world flags during a ceremony as part of the North Hills International Day of Peace Festival in North Park. Each person took a turn reciting the words, “may peace prevail in” followed by the names of the countries of the flags they held.
Breast cancer survivor Sharon Herring-Turner gets a mammogram.
Duquense University football.
A mannequin models a wig and jewelry along Fifth Avenue outside of Annette’s Beauty Supply shop in downtown Pittsburgh.
Shawn Albaugh, 35 of Warren, Pa. celebrates a strike during a Special Olympians bowling event at Mt. Lebanon Lanes.
A gorilla sculpture at PNC First Side park is coated with snow as the winter weather enters the region, Downtown.
Manchester Elementary School parent engagement organizer Wallace Sapp, 61 of Manchester (left) watches as volunteers including Julian Harris of Braddock, a volunteer Pelora put finishing touches on the new library at Pittsburgh Manchester PreK-8 School.
An interactive project exploring the immigrants and industry in Pittsburgh during WWI.
An old sign advertising “Mother’s Bread” on the side of a home in Polish Hill.
Ken Haselrig from Dovecote in Allison Park, left, holds a dove while circulating around to allow family and friends to touch the dove before releasing it along with three others in Adrionna Williams’ memory during a memorial Sunday, July 12, 2015. Adrionna would have turned 4 on Sunday. Each of the four doves released symbolized one year of Adrionna’s life. She was found dead on June 14 in a Swissvale ravine. Her mother is being charged with homicide.
Donn Neal is a historian at the Smithfield Street Evangelical Church, Downtown. Many German immigrants attended the church during WWI.
Pittsburgh Police Ofc. Cochrane asks Jesse Bredholt, 23, of West Mifflin to take down his tent from in front of the Apple store along Walnut Street in Shadyside. Bredholt and his friend Arielle Goldhaber, 19, of Oakland, left, are awaiting the new iPhone 6 to go on sale.
The sun sets along Penn Avenue in East Liberty.
Stephen Arellano, 42 of Flint, Mich., uses the eggs laid by his chickens to make pasta to sell at the Flint Farmer’s Market. Arellano is a central figure in Flint’s growing urban agriculture movement, which is reclaiming abandoned lots by planting crops.
Hollywood Lanes owner Jeff Clement and music booker Shari Richards at the Dormont bowling ally that features live music while you bowl.
Ray Montel walks up Arlington Avenue carrying his son Raymere, 4 after picking up his son from school.
Iron Workers Local Union No. 3 graduate apprentice Rob Brandl III, 25, of Eighty Four looses his hat as he scales a 35′ vertical steel column during the timed column climb as part of the 22nd annual outstanding apprentice competition at the iron workers training center in the Strip District.
DeAsia Dixon, 5, (left) with her cousins Dashawnna Clinton, 3, her sister Dayonna Clinton, 5, and cousin Tyrone Jackson, 9, all of the North Side trick or treat in the Mexican War Streets.
Adam Mistick, 28 of Polish Hill crosses the Bedazzled Bridge in Shadyside after getting off of work at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater in East Liberty.
Pittsburgh Carmalt fifth grade dance partners William Mayrs and Taylor Thompson dance the tango in the Colors of the Rainbow ballroom dance competition finals at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland Saturday, May 21, 2011. Carmalt’s team finished as the runner up in the competition.
Rabbi Ely Rosenfeld from the Fox Chapel Chabad recites the Chanukah Candle Lighting Blessing as he lights a giant menorah outside of the Cranberry Township Municipal Center.
Noreen Doloughty of Polish Hill was on the board of the nonprofit, Sons and Daughters In Touch, that began the tradition of the orphans washing the the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. Her father died in combat in the Vietnam War in 1969.
A rainbow appears through the clouds over a farm along I-79 North near New Castle, Pennsylvania.i
Roland Handy, 49, of East Hills (center) chats with volunteers as he has his chair cleaned during the 5th Annual Wheelchair Wash & Tune-Up at UPMC Mercy, Uptown.
Sister M. Serafina Viagrand, the instrumental music coordinator for the Diocese of Pittsburgh, tunes her violin at her Troy Hill office.
Snow enters the region as commuters make their way home on Strawberry Way at William Penn Place.
Duquesne transfers Tina Seaton, 17, (left) Phillip Griffin, 17, Malik Washington Jr., 17, and Dominique Walker, 16, all of Duquesne, wait for the school bus on their first day of school at East Allegheny High School.
Fullbody Fitness Club co-owner Jenly Deiter of Penn Hills teaches an aerial hoop class in Brentwood.
Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Joyce Biearman, 57 of Wheeling, West Virginia gets dialysis at Wheeling Dialysis Center Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Biearman is on the organ donor list waiting for a kidney.
Mine 84 briefing officer (left) Steve Apperson speaks to team members during a simulated mine rescue training operation. (right) Bill Tolliver goes over the mine map with team members from Mine 84 during a training exercise at Lake Lynn Experimental Laboratory mine in Spring Hill, Fayette County.
Cam Howard has a rare disease called Progeria.
Allegheny County Sheriff’s officer Mike Bello and his K9 partner Nico watch as Law Enforcement United from Fairfax, Va. participate in a ceremony to honor fallen K9s at the Law Enforcement Memorial on the North Shore, Wednesday. Following the ceremony, Law Enforcement United started off on their nearly 350 mile bicycle trek to Washington, D.C.
A child runs through a fountain as a groom and his wedding party pose for photographs.
Pedestrians wait for the signal to cross the Boulevard of the Allies in downtown Pittsburgh.
The 31st annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games kicks off at the Roberto Clemente Bridge in Pittsburgh with the national anthem.
A cyclist makes his way up Penn Avenue with a Target bag on a chilly October day in Pittsburgh.
Marina Lehn of Shadyside holds her 8-month-old Pomeranian Avery during the Western Pennsylvania Kennel Association dog show at the Monroeville Convention Center. The competition was Lehn and Avery’s first dog show.
Darnaija Hester, 8, of McKees Rocks, left, and Courtney Kelley, 10, of Sheridan balance gifts they chose as they make their way through Walmart in Robinson during a shopping spree. The Salvation Army identified child recipients and surprised the children with a meeting with Santa, a $50 Walmart shopping spree and dinner at the store.
Rev. Rodney Lyde, center, from Baptist Temple Church in Homewood holds a torch as part of a human-unity menorah stretching across Murray Avenue at Darlington Road in Squirrel Hill. Pittsburgh’s interfaith community gathered on the last night of Hanukkah for a demonstration against police brutality.