TOP: A man clears a parking space along a snowy street in Highland Park. BOTTOM: Lucy Bindewald, 5, of Highland Park rides a sled with her father, Dave, her sister, Ella, 7, and Phil Mollenkof of Morningside in Highland Park on Saturday, December 29, 2012. Several inches of snow blanketed the region early Saturday morning.
Performers are silhouetted against the screen before Saturday night's final showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Hollywood Theater in Dormont until the theater raises $75K for a new digital projection system. Fox is pulling the permission for theaters to show the cult classic on DVD effective Jan. 1. Without the twice-monthly shows at the Hollywood, it’s unknown what will happen to the Junior Chamber of Commerce Players, the “Shadow Cast” that acts out parts of the movie as audience members participate.
Franco Harris does his famous pose with Frenchy Fuqua after an unveiling ceremony at a monument celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Immaculate Reception near Heinz Field on the North Side on Saturday evening.
(TOP) Jake Burdett, 21, of Kittanning looks over .22 caliber semi-automatic rifles at Sportsman's Supply in Butler on December 18, 2012. (BOTTOM) Eric Shaffer, 15, of Adrian looks over .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle.
University of Pittsburgh's James Robinson (#0) tries to keep the ball inbound against Detroit's Evan Bruinsma (#33) during the first half of their game on Saturday evening at the Petersen Events Center.
Hollywood Theater in Dormont's managing director Chad Hunter stands in front of the big screen at the theater. Hunter has stressed the need to upgrade the theater from film and Blu-Ray projectors to a modern digital system. Like the Hollywood, several Pittsburgh-area independent theaters are trying to raise money for the new projection systems because movie distributors are discontinuing their use of film.
Samuel Cournoyer, 30, works the Christkindl Nativity shop at a special ceremony to kick off the official grand opening of the first-ever Peoples Gas Holiday Market on Saturday in Market Square. The market showcases regional and international market merchants featuring unique gifts and collectibles imported from around the globe.
Natalie Parkinson of Butler touches a memorial wall of names of victims of drunk drivers during an event by MADD for a day of honoring law enforcement, remembering all victims of DUI and kicking off the holiday season safely. Parkinson's daughter, Renee was killed on July 4, 2007 by a drunk driver.
Bishop David Zubik leads a prayer as part of the Christian Leaders Fellowship, an ecumenical group of local bishops and denominational executives, that held a prayer service at the annual dedication of the Pittsburgh Crèche, on Friday, November 16th in the plaza at the US Steel Towers on Grant Street, Downtown.
Justin Merriman, an award-winning photojournalist has spent more than a decade traveling the world to cover politics, wars, natural disasters and civil unrest. His work has appeared in leading national and international publications and he has received numerous top journalism awards. After covering the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks – including the crash of United Flight 93 in Shanksville – Merriman committed to chronicling the U.S. military and its War on Terror. He has followed this story across the US and into the war zones of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq. He also has covered life in Fidel Castro’s Cuba in 2002, India’s efforts to eradicate polio, the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Cuba in 2012, the 2013 conclave and election of Pope Francis in Rome, the second anniversary of Egypt's revolution and subsequent unrest, and most recently, Russia's invasion of Crimea and the international crisis that unfolded in Ukraine. Merriman lives in Oakmont with his fiancé, Stephanie Strasburg.