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    wmiller on 05/11/2020 at 4:02 PM
    Don't forget about the Farmers Market Cooperative of East Liberty either - open every Saturday morning year-round. No lines (including now with Covid pandemic), friendly vendors, plenty of selection, relaxed & pleasant shopping environment. Produce, baked goods, meat, ethnic foods, seedlings, flowers. Go early for the most selection as things do sell out. It's been around since 1941!
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    wmiller on 05/21/2015 at 9:33 AM
    Kudos to Charles Rosenblum on his current article (Building Busts) and kudos to Pittsburgh City Paper for having an architecture critic who so impressively covers issues relating to our built environment. Pittsburgh is having a building boom without the city planning needed to demand better quality design, among other things. To add insult to injury much of the development is happening at the cost of older buildings that were built to last and incorporated better design principles and quality materials. Today’s building materials and design are mainly used to maximize profits for developers and whether these buildings will last 20-50 years is unclear (thereby canceling any sustainable benefits when they go to the landfill). Thanks to Charles for speaking up and naming names. I hope this inspires our leaders – if not the developers – to demand more and abandon the “any development is good development” credo that has been in place for so many years.
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    wmiller on 11/07/2014 at 2:41 PM
    I am disappointed and a bit surprised to see Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on CP’s Short List this past week and promoted again in the current issue.

    When I was a child more than 25 years ago, I enjoyed the animal circus and it had a special magic. But times have changed and many of us are very aware of the unfortunate and unnecessary animal abuse that occurs. We can no longer turn a blind eye. One reason that Cirque de Soleil and other similar acts have become popular is that they are animal cruelty free (and are amazing!).

    Animal circuses like Ringling do not belong in our city or anywhere for that matter. There is enough credible evidence out there (and you don't need to look very far) to demonstrate that these "family-friendly events" are not friendly to animals. They are cruel and barbaric. Pittsburgh has so many wonderful events to promote on your listing. I hope you will keep this in mind next time the circus comes to town.

    Melissa Miller
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    wmiller on 11/03/2014 at 11:22 AM
    I am disappointed and a bit surprised to see Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on CP’s Short List this week.

    When I was a child more than 25 years ago, I enjoyed the animal circus and it had a special magic. But times have changed and many of us are very aware of the unfortunate and unnecessary animal abuse that occurs. We can no longer turn a blind eye. One reason that Cirque de Soleil and other similar acts have become popular is that they are animal cruelty free (and are amazing!).

    Animal circuses like Ringling do not belong in our city or anywhere for that matter. There is enough credible evidence out there (and you don't need to look very far) to demonstrate that these "family-friendly events" are not friendly to animals. They are cruel and barbaric. Pittsburgh has so many wonderful events to promote on your listing. I hope you will keep this in mind next time the circus comes to town.