CHCA should support dog enclosure at Pastorius
After reading the article entitled “CHCA Board Hears City Plans for Leash Law Publicity and Enforcement” in the April 27 Chestnut Hill Local, I am quite frustrated and angry to hear that the CHCA has no interest in the dogs or their owners in Chestnut Hill. If they think for one minute that dog owners are unaware of the leash laws, they are foolish. We dog owners do not need signs, pamphlets or threats of enforcement.
What we need is two fenced areas in the park – one for small dogs and another for large dogs. There is plenty of space behind the pond, on a slope to the right as you enter the park from Hartwell Lane & Roanoke. Having an enclosed area to let dogs run and play freely would assure that other visitors to the park would not be threatened and that dog owners could exercise their dogs safely.
The only signs I would like to see would say, “If your dog is aggressive, please keep him/her on a leash.”
Most of the dogs I’ve met at Pastorius Park are delightful, as are their owners. They love to run and play with their friends, as their owners get acquainted and enjoy discussing dogs and other topics.
The article ended with a discussion of next year’s projected budget. I fully expected some mention of funds allocated for the fencing at Pastorius, but I was disappointed. I strongly urge the CHCA to make this a priority. One of the things that makes Chestnut Hill so special are the many dogs and their friendly people. Let’s take care of them!
(and my dog Winnie)
Takes issue with review
Regarding Clark Groome’s review of “Brighton Beach Memoirs” at the Act II Theater in Ambler that appeared in your May 25 issue, we saw the play a few nights ago and loved every minute of it! Actually, unlike Mr. Groome’s comments, Mary Elizabeth Scallen’s portrayal of Jerome’s mother was superb!
She was so forceful and poignant that after one of her last “speeches,” we felt like giving her a standing ovation! We did give the entire cast a standing ovation at the end, so to single her out as “flat’ or “mechanical” was a great disservice.
Barbara and Carole Lindner