TOP: Lucille Santella, 94, of Penn Hills, volunteers at the Penn Hills Senior Center. BOTTOM: Gloria Anderson, 86, of Penn Hills knits at the senior center.
Robert Morgan, 2, of Sharpsburg enjoys the warmer weather as he runs from his father, Christopher, while playing in Sharpsburg on Friday, November 25, 2011.
Judy (right) and Marianne Kosslow of Brentwood shop at South Hills Village Mall in Bethel Park on "Black Friday," November 25, 2011.
Bob Isenberg, 40, of Slippery Rock, throws a pot at the Pottery Dome in Springfield Township, Mercer County on Wednesday afternoon, November 23, 2011.
Katherine Bomkamp, a high-school student-- now a sophomore at West Virginia University--who at 16 came up with a medical device known as the "Pain Free Socket" that relieves phantom limb pain for amputees. The device is currently patent-pending, and Katherine has been speaking with a national prosthetics company about buying the licensing rights.
The Liberty Tire Recycling facility in Braddock on Tuesday, November 15, 2011. Liberty Tire Recycling recycles about a quarter of all tires discarded in the US each year.
Kyle McClain, 9, of South Buffalo Township, looks over some of the dinosaur models that Tony Palermo has set up at Children's Hospital on Saturday, November 12, 2011.
U.S. Marine PFC Eric Elinski, 18, of Gibsonia, is reflected in a memorial dedicated to Marines, during a dedication ceremony at Upper St. Clair's Veteran's Park on Friday, November 11, 2011.
Paul Thompson plays the upright bass during a rehearsal for the City Theatre's production of Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir on Thursday, November 10, 2011.
Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews performs at the Rex Theater in Pittsburgh on Tuesday evening. I’m sure those who were fortunate enough to attend the show can attest, Troy and his band have seemingly endless talents that they reveal on stage in a performance that leaves everyone dancing and begging for more. If you haven’t seen them live, do yourself a favor and don’t miss their show the next time they are in town. I know I sure won’t. This is one show I look forward to every year, and is easily my favorite show of the year! Check out more about Trombone Shorty at www.tromboneshorty.com and be sure to get yourself a copy of his new album, “For True,” (Sept. 13 on Verve Forecast).