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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

After historic rains deal a "severe blow" to Irish Fest, the nonprofit seeks donations

Posted By on Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 3:11 PM

PHOTO: MAIRIN PETRONE
  • Photo: Mairin Petrone
The Pittsburgh Irish Festival fell on some tough luck this weekend.

The festival, originally set to start Friday with events through Sunday, was flooded. A record-setting rainfall drowned out the festival’s third day; directors canceled Sunday’s events for safety of the vendors, performers, and patrons.

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Remembering Mac Miller Playlist

Posted By on Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 2:06 PM

Mac Miller grew so much as an artist during his tragically brief career. As Pittsburgh prepares for tonight’s memorial at Blue Slide Park, CP writer Jordan Snowden compiled her favorite gems from his discography, from 2010’s K.I.D.S. mixtape to his latest, Swimming.


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After half a century in business, Alan's Pets and Plants gets a new owner

Posted By on Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 1:25 PM

Alan Cohen and Sara Smith - PHOTO: MRS. COHEN
  • Photo: Mrs. Cohen
  • Alan Cohen and Sara Smith
Children's drawings dot the walls at Alan's Pets and Plants, the longtime pet shop and nursery in Squirrel Hill. The pictures are gifts the owner Alan Cohen has received from young clientele over the past 49 years of business. Those kids now have kids of their own, and some are grandparents, but they still come to visit Cohen at his store.

Now, after a half century serving Squirrel Hill, he's stepping down from ownership and handing the keys over to someone new: a 24-year-old wildlife and fishery expert named Sara Smith.

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