Characters

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Game theory: if it’s old, it’s sold

by Allison Keene At Games Unlimited in Squirrel Hill, you can find Scrabble, Settlers of Catan, Dungeons and Dragons cards...

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Frick Park’s groundskeeper keeps community green

by Jesse DiRenzo Frick Park is not just a plot of well-manicured earth. It is a key component of Squirrel...

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Street musician is a frontwoman for God

by Julian Routh On some days in Squirrel Hill, a soft classical melody can be heard traveling through the air....

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Toy Story: Why Jack Cohen Ditched the Rat Race

by Audra Joseph In the beloved children’s movie Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, a quirky Dustin Hoffman reminds us: “We breathe....

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Murray Avenue is Kiltman’s kingdom

by Aaron Warnick He wakes up before sunrise to steam his kilt. The daily routine is spiritual for 62-year-old Squirrel...

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Jerry Weber’s wonderland: a portrait of the collector

By Zach Brendza Clad in sneakers, black shorts and a Jerry’s Records t-shirt, Jerry Weber sits atop the cash register...