Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Dog Park News (March 9, 2011)

Dog Park News March 9, 2011
Newton aldermen approve dog park fees
Boston Globe
By Sarah Thomas, Town Correspondent The Newton Board of Aldermen approved an amendment to the city's off-leash ordinance that would allow the Parks and Recreation Commissioner Bob DeRubeis to set fees for residents using the areas. The vote was 19-0, ...

PO EDITORIAL: Dog park proposal deserves consideration
Chambersburg Public Opinion
Chambersburg might be onto something with its proposal to create a public dog park on an underused patch of Henninger Field. Social and recreational facilities -- including dog parks, bike paths, public pools and the like -- generally increase quality ...

Human Skull Found in Minneapolis Dog Park
A dog walker found a human skull just south of the Minnehaha Dog Park Sunday. Now people who use the park want to know how it ended up there. Police say the skull appears old and preliminary investigation shows it's likely not related to any crime. ...

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Commission seeks input on dog park
Jamestown Sun
The Jamestown Parks and Recreation Commission seeks input on the dog park it's designing. A committee presented a potential public survey at the commission's regular meeting Monday. The Jamestown Parks and Recreation Commission seeks input on the dog ...

Davison Township Board backs creation of a dog park in area
The Flint Journal -
By George Jaksa | The Flint Journal DAVISON TOWNSHIP, Michigan — The Davison Township Board on Monday night gave its blessing for a citizens group to begin raising funds to establish adog park on township property. With at least nine dogs in an ...

2 Towns Weigh Hot-Button Issues At Polls
WESH Orlando
Dog lovers are keeping a close eye on what could be a city commission makeover after the city decided to pass an ordinance that ties admission fees to the popular Fleet Peoples Dog Park. "A fee here will be exclusionary," one dog owner said at the park ...

Dog obedience classes beginning at Merced College
Merced Sun-Star
Merced College is hosting a 6-week dog obedience class beginning March 15 from 6 to 7 pm at thedog park on Yosemite Avenue in Merced. Cost for the class is $60, and the college is still taking reservations. The class includes beginning obedience and a ...

Pet Obesity: Another Way Your Dog Can Save Your Life
CalorieLab Calorie Counter News
Scout, my female yellow Labrador retriever, will turn 8 in April, and will probably celebrate by engaging in her absolutely favorite activity on earth: swimming after a thrown tennis ball at the Point Isabel dog park, located on the shoreline of San ...

Power of Sun City Grand's HOA questioned by some residents
Arizona Republic
Simmering concerns include the open-ended election conducted to lower the community's age limit, a controversial election e-mail, renovation proposed for the dog park and the discovery that relatives of candidates helped count ballots for the board of ...

Cambridge City Council in 60 seconds
Cambridge Chronicle
The council requested that the City Manager consult with the electrical department about the feasibility and timeframe for putting flood lights in at the Danehy dog park that do not intrude on the park's neighbors and abutters. ...