Tech expert authors book on how to evaluate your cat’s IQ

Arts, Pets | December 27th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear In her day job, Calla Knopman is a “data integration practitioner” for The Hackett Group in Conshohocken, which provides digital transformation services to global companies. For those who may share my ignorance about such arcane matters, data integration is “the art of converting bits of data into information that can be used […]

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Dogs off leash again in Pastorius Park

Community, Pets | August 30th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro The Local reported on the first of two incidents in which an unleashed dog attacked a Hill resident walking in Pastorius Park in October 2016. After a second attack in February 2017, the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department began an informational campaign to stress the importance of keeping dogs on leashes. Alain […]

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Acclaimed ex-Springside poet is an animal’s best friend

Arts, Pets | July 24th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Among the many distinguished Springside School alumnae, it is not likely that there is a more sensitive, lyrical poet than Ann Kolakowski, 56, who now lives in Brookeville, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C. Kolakowski is the author of an acclaimed collection of poems called “Persistence.” The poems in the book tell […]

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‘A Yappy Time’ had by all at Petapalooza

News, Pets | June 12th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak “A Yappy Time” was had by all at Chestnut Hill Business District’s Sixth Annual Petapalooza, coinciding with its First Friday on June 7 at Germantown and East Highland Avenues. It was a perfect evening to treat your four-legged friend – and yourself – to a special treat. Chestnut Grill & Sidewalk […]

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Sixth annual Petapalooza on Friday

Arts, Events, Pets | June 5th, 2019 | Leave a comment

The Chestnut Hill Business District will host the sixth annual Petapalooza this Friday, June 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. along Germantown and East Highland Avenues. This year’s event, dedicated to celebrating “our furry four-legged friends,” will take place on the next First Friday, during which many of the Hill’s shops will stay open later […]

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Cat adoptions, March 28

Local Life, Pets | March 28th, 2019 | Leave a comment

SUPER SALLY: Sally is a young super soft tabby who is social and playful. Her brother was adopted, and now it’s Sally’s turn for a loving home. She is fully vetted and is available at Petco offsite adoptions, 9717 Roosevelt Blvd. in the Northeast. More information: SURVIVED HORRORS: Anna is a beautiful, long-haired, white […]

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