Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Comings 'n Goings

Random thoughts and bon mots, as San Francisco Chronicle columnist Herb Caen liked to say...

* A fond farewell to the Anne Gregory bridal shop on Washington Road.  Greg, I've derived countless hours of pleasure from your gorgeous store windows, usually on my morning run.  You will be missed!  If there's a silver lining to your move to Dormont, it's that I might actually extend my run all the way to your new shop!

* When Mister Rogers said "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood," he must've been thinking about Mt. Lebanon in the springtime.  Apple and pear trees in full flower, magnolias...just waiting for my dogwood and lilac to bloom.  Temps in the 80s as I type this are making it feel more like summer than spring but I'm not complaining.

* Martha's Run is this Saturday, April 10.  Go run a mile or two -- or 6.2 -- in memory of a noble, local heroine.

* A sprawling home on Hoodridge Drive that went up for sale about a month ago is already sporting a SOLD sign.  If that's not a good sign for the local economy, I don't know what is.

* The next "Coffee with the Manager" hosted by Municipal Manager Steve Feller will be held at Uptown Coffee on Tuesday, April 20.  Times are 10-11:30 a.m. and 7-8:30 p.m.  Please, bend Steve's ear -- that's why he's there!  And then there's the coffee and pastry at Uptown...YUM.