1. Scenes from the Frosted Fairy Garden Party Princess Ball at the Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South in Bethel Park on Sunday, July 13, 2014. To read Rachel Weaver’s story on the event, hop over here to the Tribune-Review.

     
  2. People are silhouetted in the fire truck lights as they stand on an adjacent corner to a fire that burned through the roof of a vacant home in Wilkinsburg on Tuesday evening, July 22, 2014.

     
  3. Driver Bob Fairbanks of Portville, NY rolls past the flaggers at Curve 18 in a 1962 Austin Cooper during the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix at Schenley Park in Oakland on Sunday, July 20, 2014. The curve is lined with flamingos, part of a decades old tradition started by “Team Tachometer” or “Team Tacky” for short. Co-captain Paul Bates of Allison Park (seen here flagging on the right), says he and many of the other flagging and communications team were taught by Team Tacky. “The last of the people who taught us flagging and communication died off last year,” he said. “We’re just keeping the tradition going.”

     
  4. “‘67 Playboy Pink.” Detail of a pink 1967 Ford Mustang on display at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix at Schenley Park in Pittsburgh, PA.

     
  5. Mendelson Gallery owner/curator Steve Mendelson poses for a portrait in his gallery in Shadyside in April 2014. The gallery is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

     
  6. Entertainer Mahogany La PiranHa applies makeup behind the scenes at The Andy Warhol Museum’s 20th Anniversary Gala. The event debuted the newly installed permanent collection of The Warhol and previewed the “Halston and Warhol: Silver and Suede” exhibition, which juxtaposes Roy Halston Frowick’s fashion designs and Warhol’s artworks.

     
  7. Self portraits blended with fish from a Greek restaurant, crystals from a Pittsburgh chandelier, the windows of the Willard Hotel in DC, the boards of the Jersey shore boardwalk, and roses from Gettysburg.

     
  8. 'Merica. Blended image of Carl's bow tie and scene from the Lincoln Highway as it goes through Gettysburg, PA.

     
  9. Matthew Young (left), 8, and his brother Noah Harrison, 6, both of McKeesport, look from Jerome Street Bridge on to the site of a train derailment in their neighborhood on Sunday, June 8, 2014.

     
  10. The beautiful and talented Miss Erin Lynn Welsh visiting us in southwestern PA. To see her incredible paintings of the American landscape and other creations, look here

     
  11. Summer self-portrait with clouds, and flowers. Western PA.

     
  12. A quick roundup of some of the World Cup festivities in Pittsburgh, PA. The top three photos are from the Wilkinsburg Boys and Girls Club, where the The Cameroon Football Development program organized a World Cup Festival, bringing food, music, sport, and culture from Brazil and Cameroon to the children and community members at the event. The fourth frame down is from the Italy vs. Uruguay, where La Prima Espresso shut down part of 21st Street in the Strip District to have a viewing party in the street. The following frames are from downtown Pittsburgh, where the City of Pittsburgh government and Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership organized to have the USA vs. Belgium World Cup match play on a big screen in Market Square. Some thought it would never be said, but it’s official: Pittsburgh cares about soccer.

     
  13. Above: The Steel City American Outlaws celebrate Team USA’s advancement onto round two of the World Cup as they gather at Claddagh’s Irish Pub in the South Side on Thursday, June 26, 2014.

    Lots of places to catch the USA v. Belgium World Cup game today in Pittsburgh:

    The Steel City American Outlaws are hosting official watching parties at Claddagh Irish Pub in the South Side and Latitude 360.

    Piper’s Pub on Carson Street and Mullaney’s Harp and Fiddle Irish Pub in the Strip District are two classic Pittsburgh pubs to watch in, if you can squeeze in (which unless you’re really early, you may not be able to).

    A bit off the beaten path, The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh in Oakland is also showing a lot of the games. Blue Dust in Homestead has awesome beer and food in addition to games on both TVs.

    Finally, if you want to watch the game on the big big screen, check out the watching parties in Market Square Downtown hosted by Pittsburgh city government and the nonprofit Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership and at Stage AE on the North Shore.

     
  14. Azar Transitional Housing in Mount Oliver to close today due to lack of funding.

    Top: Janice Dolash, 46, eats her dinner at Azar Transitional Housing in Mt. Oliver after another day spent looking for a job on Monday, June 23, 2014. Less than a year after opening the women’s shelter is shuttering its nonprofit housing program this Monday, June 30th, 2014 because of a lack of funds. The women who live there are now looking to find other housing.

    Bottom: Lori Davis, 49, lays in her bedroom during a break between dinner, group session, and chores in Azar Transitional Housing in Mt. Oliver after another day spent looking for a job on Monday, June 23, 2014.  Davis is volunteering at UPMC Shadyside as she studies to become a medical assistant.

    "Azar House set out to provide up to two years of housing and support services to women who were victims of domestic violence, recently released from jail for nonviolent crimes or recovering from mental health or substance abuse problems (at least 90 days drug-free). The women had their own rooms and were required to work, search for work or volunteer from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily."


    Read more from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Natasha Lindstrom here.

     
  15. Rachael Minda (bottom), 18, of Leechburg, relaxes on a piece of cardboard as she waits with Lilian Zancajo-Lugo (top left), 15, of Annapolis, MD, and Stephanie Conklin (top right), 15, also of Leechburg, and their friends for the gates at Stage AE to open on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 on the North Shore. Minda and her friends were waiting outside the venue since 11:30AM to get the closest to the stage as they could get for the evening’s Arctic Monkeys show, with gates not set to open until 6:30PM. They were chronicling parts of their day on the cardboard underneath them, which made their hours waiting on the concrete sidewalk a bit softer to sit on, they said.