Don Huminsky, 74, of McCandles enjoys the nearly 50 degree weather to ice fish on North Park Lake on Friday afternoon. "I'm getting to old to fish when its to cold outside," he said smiling. "This is perfect," he added.
Moshe Baran, 88, of Squirrel Hill escaped a Nazi labor camp and joined an armed resistance group that sabotaged and fought German troops. He was able to save his mother and two siblings from the ghettos. His father and youngest sister did not survive.
Volunteers worked to cleanup Braddock's Carnegie Library, make ceramic water filters to be used in Africa, renovate an abandoned building, collect old tires, and other jobs around Braddock as part of a community project sponsored by AmeriCorps, KEYS Service Corps, to celebrate the work and legacy of Martin Luther King.
Robin Poole hooks her husband, Mike, up to a dialysis machine at their Penn Hills home on Friday morning, January 16, 2009. Poole, 39, has had end stage renal disease since 1997. He had a kidney transplant in 2001 but it didn't take. He's been awaiting another one ever since, but has not left his illness stop his life. He and his wife tote the dialysis machine wherever they go including camping trips throughout the summer.
From Steelers cakes at Oakmont Bakery to sea lions waving terrible towels at the zoo to crazed Steelers fans braving subzero temperatures at a rally, Steeler mania has taken over Pittsburgh once again as the Steelers get ready to face the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship game on Sunday.
(Top) The blue sky makes for a colorful backdrop against the freshly fallen snow on a hillside in Highland Park on Thursday afternoon. (Middle) Steve Zelicoff, 52, of Squirrel Hill braves the cold to jog in Schenley Park in Oakland on Thursday afternoon. (Second from Bottom) Sabrina Ukasik, 8, of McKeesport braves the cold weather to sled ride at Schenley Park in Oakland on Thursday afternoon. (Bottom) Steve Zelicoff, 52, of Squirrel Hill braves the cold to jog in Schenley Park in Oakland on Thursday afternoon.
A man who barricaded himself inside his Penn Hills home for several hours on Tuesday is taken by police and paramedics by stretcher to an ambulance after the standoff came to an end along Universal Road in Penn Hills.
Kristine Smith, left, with the Central Blood Bank waits as (from left to right) Katie Burton, 17, Paul Dyer, 18, and Lindsay Durst, 17, give blood on Tuesday afternoon at the Forbes Road Career and Technology Center in Monroeville during a blood drive conducted at the school.
Lou Oblich, 86, of Forest Hills and Helen Beech, 84, of Forest Hills, prepare meals at the Forest Hills Senior Center on Monday morning, January 5, 2009. The two volunteer at the center packing meals to be delivered to those in need in the borough.
Protesters stand in front of the Federal Building, Downtown on Wednesday afternoon as part of the Palestine Solidarity Committee, Unitarian Universalist for Justice in the Middle East, Muslim American Society and other groups protesting the attacks on Gaza.
Doreen Gudel, 44, of Monongahela holds Maddie, a Belgian Malinois, as she waits for a private plane to pick her up to deliver her to a foster family in Wisconsin. Maddie was found as a stray puppy and taken in by an elderly person who could no longer care for her so had to take her to the Washington Area Humane Society.