Pittsburgh’s “Christmas Lady”

Even though it was summertime, the living room and dining room were still decorated for Christmas. Ms. Vicini leaves her Christmas tree, village and Santa collection out year-round.

“I enjoy them so much, I never wanted to put them away,” she explained. “Why just enjoy them for one month when you can enjoy them all year?”

Ms. Vicini, who turned 61 this week, has been celebrating Christmas every day for at least 15 years. She says her family and friends understand perfectly.

“They figure this woman was born on St. Nicholas Day (Dec. 6) and she’s named Carol. Apparently she has the Christmas spirit, so let’s just let her go,” she said, laughing.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11344/1195943-55.stm#ixzz1gBvXxNL0

Borders Adds 26 More Stores To Chapter 11 Closing List

Here is the list of Borders stores closing in Pennsylvania taken from their website.  The Philadelphia store was just added Thursday, March 17th.

Camp Hill, PA Capital City Commons 3515 Gettysburg Road
Erie, PA Millcreek Pavilion 2088A Interchange Rd
King of Prussia, PA The Pavilion at King of Prussia 650 Mall Blvd.
Langhome, PA Marketplace at Oxford Valley 2343 E. Lincoln Highway
Monroeville, PA                                                                                                      200 Mall Blvd
Philadelphia, PA (closing by late May 2011)                             1 South Broad, Suite 100
Pittsburgh, PA Crossgates Shopping Center 1775 North Highland Road
Pittsburgh, PA Eastside Shopping Center 5986 Penn Circles South, Ste 101
Reading, PA Woodmill Commons 1075 Woodland Rd
Whitehall, PA Whitehall Mall 1937 Whitehall Mall
 

For a complete list of store closures nationwide:

http://media.bordersstores.com/pdf/Borders_Reorg_Closure_Listupdated3-17.pdf

Borders announced July 18th that it was going out of business and closing their remaining 400 stores after finding a buyer fell through.