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March 10, 2014 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
YOU MIGHT think greening a long-vacant, potholed, weedy lot would win unwavering support from neighbors disgusted with the decay. But not in Spring Garden, where the green will be artificial and occasionally drenched in dog pee. A plan to put a dog park on a fenced lot on Green Street near 19th has created a bitter divide between supporters who say it'll beat blight and create a neighborhood amenity and critics who worry about odors, noise and...
NEWS
July 23, 2003 | By Bonnie L. Cook INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Horsham Township residents have spoken. Among their future needs for recreational facilities is a dog park. In a survey sent out in January to the township's 12,436 households and businesses, respondents were asked what recreational facilities would be in highest demand in the future. The answers from 1,128 respondents were no surprise, said township manager Mike McGee. At the top of the list was trails for biking, followed by paths for hiking; fitness areas; an outdoor swimming pool; nature areas, and an indoor recreation center.
NEWS
March 23, 2014 | By Seth Zweifler, Inquirer Staff Writer
As Ann Northrup stood in the middle of an empty, blighted, pothole-filled lot in Spring Garden nestled between a church and school, Ann Corcoran, who lives nearby, shouted at her from a sidewalk. "Stop spreading lies, Ann!" said Corcoran, her miniature schnauzer, Clooney, in tow. For the next few minutes, the two went at each other over the future of the decades-vacant lot on the 1800 block of Green Street. The clash was another skirmish in a long-simmering squabble that has pitted residents against each other over the future of the property.
NEWS
June 28, 2010 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
When a class of Glassboro third graders decided to pitch the idea of a dog park to their Borough Council, they weren't playing around. At a council meeting in March, a little over a dozen students came with a statement signed by all their classmates. Each took a turn reading from it. They even had funding ideas. Then, for nearly three months, they heard nothing. "I thought they had forgotten," Sierra Highley, 9, said. But they hadn't. More than halfway into a year of municipal cuts and budget-pinching, the students at Dorothy L. Bullock School learned that the little guy - even really little guys - can make an impact.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 2016 | By R. Eric Thomas, FOR DoTHIS
There are plenty of places for dog owners to socialize. From a casual conversation sparked by two curious pups meeting on the street to a playdate arranged at one of Philadelphia's many doggie day cares, the canine social scene is bustling. But what is one to do if one is a dog lover but not a dog haver? There are plenty of ways to get in some quality time with an energetic pup or a full-grown hound. Pet-sitting, volunteering at the ASPCA and PAWS, or even strategically inviting yourself over to the homes of friends with furry companions are all valid options.
NEWS
January 5, 2004 | By Adam Fifield INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A proposed dog park has some township residents growling. West Deptford announced last month that it was considering Rivergate Park as the site of a football-field-size area where dogs could romp and run free. Costing about $6,000, the dog park would be enclosed by a six-foot fence and include a separate fenced-off area for smaller dogs. Features such as play ramps and tunnels may be built by Boy Scouts, Township Administrator Gerald White said. "There are a lot of dogs in town," he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 27, 2016 | By Grace Dickinson, FOR DoTHIS
They bring us friendship when we need a pal. Sloppy smooches when we're feeling down. Encouragement to walk around. And an endless abundance of love and smiles. It's no wonder that dogs are often touted as (wo)man's best friend. In fact, it's a scientific fact that pets make us happier and, as many studies show, healthier, too. Friday marks National Dog Day, a call for celebration to show your pup what he or she means to you. Here are some ways to fete your pooch. Go fetch Is there anything a dog loves more than snooping around with his pals at the park?
NEWS
March 24, 2014
In a caption in Saturday's Inquirer, Ann Northrup was misidentified as a supporter of a proposed dog park in the city's Spring Garden section. Northrup opposes the park.
NEWS
December 21, 1999 | Inquirer photographs by Rose Howerter
After Heidi, a 3-year-old mixed-breed dog, leaps to get a toy football from owner Felice "Lisa" Burday of Maple Shade, she is on the run. The two of them were joined Thursday at the dog park along the Cooper River in Pennsauken by Ken Davis of Audubon and Donna's Donnalee, his 2-year-old thoroughbred racing greyhound.
NEWS
June 29, 2011 | By CHRISTINA GALLAGHER, gallagc@philly.com 215-854-5926
Dog lovers are barking about a pedestrian bridge that will close a popular dog park and interrupt afternoon walks and frisbee catches with their furry friends. Construction of the bridge to connect the Schuylkill River and Schuylkill Banks parks, near 25th and Spruce streets, which began yesterday, will close the dog park until October 2012. Members of Citizens for Saving Schuylkill River Park said that they were not notified about the construction or asked for their input.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 27, 2016 | By Grace Dickinson, FOR DoTHIS
They bring us friendship when we need a pal. Sloppy smooches when we're feeling down. Encouragement to walk around. And an endless abundance of love and smiles. It's no wonder that dogs are often touted as (wo)man's best friend. In fact, it's a scientific fact that pets make us happier and, as many studies show, healthier, too. Friday marks National Dog Day, a call for celebration to show your pup what he or she means to you. Here are some ways to fete your pooch. Go fetch Is there anything a dog loves more than snooping around with his pals at the park?
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 2016 | By R. Eric Thomas, FOR DoTHIS
There are plenty of places for dog owners to socialize. From a casual conversation sparked by two curious pups meeting on the street to a playdate arranged at one of Philadelphia's many doggie day cares, the canine social scene is bustling. But what is one to do if one is a dog lover but not a dog haver? There are plenty of ways to get in some quality time with an energetic pup or a full-grown hound. Pet-sitting, volunteering at the ASPCA and PAWS, or even strategically inviting yourself over to the homes of friends with furry companions are all valid options.
NEWS
May 18, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
A life celebration will be held this month for Belle Parmet, 97, of Center City, a longtime social worker, who died in her sleep Saturday, April 30, at VNA Hospice of Philadelphia. She had lived in her apartment at the Philadelphian until several days before her death, visiting with friends and family, participating in book clubs in the building, and attending a family seder. She continued to read two daily newspapers - finishing the crossword puzzles over breakfast - watched current events on TV, and looked for ways to stay involved in local politics.
NEWS
April 25, 2016 | By Jan Hefler, Staff Writer
A new breed of dog parks is popping up in grassy meadows, on unused sections of parks, and on condominium rooftops across the region, reflecting a national trend. Off-leash dog parks are increasing more than any other type of park in America's largest cities, according to the Trust for Public Land, a nonprofit that promotes land conservation. The organization issued a report last year that said off-leash dog parks grew 20 percent in the last five years. Last week, Lumberton Township established a 2-acre dog park on the former Burlington County Farm Fairgrounds.
REAL_ESTATE
March 14, 2016 | By Catherine Laughlin, For The Inquirer
When Dan McElwee decided to buy a condo in Fishtown, his Realtor thought his wish list seemed unrealistic: parking; privacy; city views; outdoor space; and a pet-friendly building. The sought-after neighborhood, known for brick rowhouses and understated, stylish eateries, has been gentrifying. Yet even McElwee now concedes that all those must-haves wrapped up in one package were a difficult find. Nevertheless, within a couple weeks, he found his match in a two-bedroom condominium under construction at the Icehouse complex.
NEWS
November 9, 2015 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
BOODA, the female dachshund mix, and Bud, the male Lab mix, chased each other around Port Richmond's new and only dog park yesterday, mock-growling, attacking each other's floppy ears, kicking up the mulch, stopping only to nibble a piece of the shredded bark and catch their breath. Booda and Bud arrived as strangers at Monk's Dog Run, on Allegheny Avenue near Bath Street, and left as friends, pink tongues hanging over open jaws, tan tails wagging, eyeing each other with pure canine joy. Matt Pizzola, who owns Booda, 3, told Megan Polkus, who owns Bud, 6 months, that he led the drive to create Monk's Dog Run so pooches like theirs could play for hours, safe from the dangers of an urban park.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 30, 2015 | BY DREW LAZOR
WHEN IT comes to canines, Dr. Alexandra Horowitz does more than just whisper. The Barnard College professor, who has a doctorate in cognitive science from the University of California, San Diego, is a renowned animal behaviorist and New York Times best-selling author with a Fido-centric focus. Born in Philadelphia but raised elsewhere, Horowitz returned to complete her undergraduate studies at Penn. She'll visit the Academy of Natural Sciences on Sunday to present "From a Dog's Point of Nose," a talk highlighting her lab's latest findings in the fascinating but underexplored field of dog behavior.
NEWS
March 24, 2014
In a caption in Saturday's Inquirer, Ann Northrup was misidentified as a supporter of a proposed dog park in the city's Spring Garden section. Northrup opposes the park.
NEWS
March 23, 2014 | By Seth Zweifler, Inquirer Staff Writer
As Ann Northrup stood in the middle of an empty, blighted, pothole-filled lot in Spring Garden nestled between a church and school, Ann Corcoran, who lives nearby, shouted at her from a sidewalk. "Stop spreading lies, Ann!" said Corcoran, her miniature schnauzer, Clooney, in tow. For the next few minutes, the two went at each other over the future of the decades-vacant lot on the 1800 block of Green Street. The clash was another skirmish in a long-simmering squabble that has pitted residents against each other over the future of the property.
NEWS
March 10, 2014 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
YOU MIGHT think greening a long-vacant, potholed, weedy lot would win unwavering support from neighbors disgusted with the decay. But not in Spring Garden, where the green will be artificial and occasionally drenched in dog pee. A plan to put a dog park on a fenced lot on Green Street near 19th has created a bitter divide between supporters who say it'll beat blight and create a neighborhood amenity and critics who worry about odors, noise and...
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