This sweetheart is Bessie (A12433243). She is a boxer mix and was surrendered for adoption because her owners could no longer care for her. She is 5 years old and has already been spayed. She is extremely scared here in the shelter and is very confused as to why she is here. Bessie is most likely house-trained and will need a refresher course when she gets into her new home.
Bessie didn’t show any interest in cats but we can test her again if you have cats. She is still nervous around other dogs, but she wasn’t aggressive with them. Once she opens up a little more we will test her again. This wonderful girl deserves a soft bed and loving home. Do you have room for her? continue reading »
URGENT! This cutie pie is Luke (A12650051) – he’s an adult tabby boy who was picked up as a stray. He’s a little rough from living on the streets and could use some TLC. But Luke will pay you back in snuggles and kisses – he’s a very friendly boy! Are you the forever person Luke is searching for? continue reading »
The concept design for the Philadelphia Sports Zone planned for Upper Holmesburg. Image courtesy of Philadelphia Sports Zone.
Months of talks culminated Friday with an event to debut plans for the Philadelphia Sports Zone.
With entertainment from the Masquerade Band, architects of the proposed facility, Craig Schmitt and Scott Nixon, of Ewing Cole, unveiled the plans.
The proposed sports complex for youth teams was brought about by Father Judge High School soccer coaches Jose Ibarra , John Dunlop and Tony Parson, as well as Maggie Fulmer, a Northeast native and graduate of St. Hubert’s.
Fulmer said the idea has been a few years in the making. “Jose and I sat down and figured out what we wanted to do for the Northeast,” she said. “We talked about different facilities we could bring in and what we needed. We did a lot of research – a few years of research. We brought people together, and here we are.” continue reading »
One person was injured yesterday morning when a fire broke out in a home in Somerton. A house on the 600-block of Parlin Street caught fire around 7 a.m. continue reading »
Q: I am so excited! I make settlement on my first home in Holme Circle on Friday and I don’t know how to get the bills in my name. I want to make sure I have all my bases covered, so I want to call the utility companies asap. Who do I need to call? And will the seller’s bills already be paid off?
A: Congratulations! Owning your first home is very exciting. One thing you shouldn’t have to worry about is the seller’s utility pay-offs. The title company you use to make settlement will make sure the seller’s utility bills are paid up. continue reading »
Divorce is tough on both the husband and the wife, but often, it is very hard for the wife to re-establish herself if she has been out of the workforce for a number of years.
The challenge of finding a job and re-establishing herself financially can be overwhelming. In many cases, the terms of the divorce settlement, while seeming fair, can work against the woman from the standpoint that they ignore the weekly or monthly cash flow needs she may have.
Women can have an attachment to the family home and have a desire to keep it after their divorce. Maintaining the home where they raised their children, hosted large family parties or entertained their grandchildren is often a tremendous financial drain. The cost of taxes, insurance, utilities, and maintenance can add up significantly. continue reading »
A firefighter sustained minor injuries early Saturday morning in Frankford. West Frankford Town Watch reports the fire broke out in a single-family home on the 4700-block of Charles Terrace around 3:30 a.m. continue reading »
This month’s a column is going to be a bit different than usual. Instead of discussing something I miss about the Northeast, I thought a long time and decided I wanted to write a little bit about an issue – one that has reared its ugly head again once more in the Northeast, as well as the entirety of the Archdiocese – affecting the area and discuss something that I miss that comes as a result of this issue.
Now I’ve never liked discussing issues, and I absolutely despise taking stances on topics. Therefore, I won’t get into any opinions on the topic or what sort of actions should be taken. I simply choose to look at this through the lens of this column, and I hope you all keep that in my mind before you rush to the comments section at the bottom of this page.
The simplest way to begin is to say that I miss innocence, the innocence that comes with being young and simply enjoying life and being a kid. continue reading »
You don’t have to live in Summerdale or Lawndale to know that one is not the other. Lawndale is one-half of Lawncrest; Summerdale is another neighborhood entirely.
It doesn’t take much to spot the difference. All you need is a map and general knowledge of Philadelphia. Cue the error… continue reading »
Silk (A12413179), found on the streets, is a 5- to 10-year-old girl who is frightened in the noisy shelter. You can see the fear in her eyes in the pictures. She stays at the back of her cage, but move at her pace, and you will see what a gentle, sweet girl she can be! This beautiful tortie girl is spayed and ready to go home today. continue reading »