(BPT) - You may think warm weather is prime-time to enjoy the rewarding hobby of bird-feeding and bird-watching. Winter, however, is the time of year when birds need you most – and when you have the greatest chance of attracting them to your backyard. Natural food and water sources become scarce, competition for limited resources is fierce and non-migratory birds are looking for a reliable, good quality meal. It’s your moment!
Carmelo Moscoso, 2, as the Cat in the Hat.
Ordinarily, the Stop & Shop parking lot on Myrtle Avenue in Glendale is filled with customers toting their groceries, but Friday night, it was overtaken by hundreds of unlikely characters, ranging from Scooby Doo and the Cat in the Hat to Dracula and Thomas the Train. Scores of residents from the immediate area and beyond turned out for the annual Halloween parade and costume competition, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Glendale. Making their way from 68th Street to the judging area in front of the food superstore, the participants were greeted warmly by spectators, with everyone enjoying the cool evening air. — by Mark Lord
Ordinarily, the Stop & Shop parking lot on Myrtle Avenue in Glendale is filled with customers toting their groceries, but Friday night, it was overtaken by hundreds of unlikely characters, ranging from Scooby Doo and the Cat in the Hat to Dracula and Thomas the Train.
Scores of residents from the immediate area and beyond turned out for the annual Halloween parade and costume competition, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Glendale. Making their way from 68th Street to the judging area in front of the food superstore, the participants were greeted warmly by spectators, with everyone enjoying the cool evening air.
Heavenly Angels Animal Rescue Inc., a pet shelter in Ozone Park, last Thursday said it was forced to move its animals out of its location at 97-14 Liberty Ave. due to “economic changes,” according to its website.
“Heavenly Angels Animal Rescue, which has adopted out nearly 1,000 animals for nearly 2 years, is being forced to relocate due to economic changes,” the group’s website states.
The ever-suave actor Pierce Brosnan, known as the coolest of cats from his breakout days on “Remington Steele” in the 1980s through his stints as James Bond and beyond, was at GoodFellas Diner in Maspeth Sunday filming his latest movie, “Urge,” a thriller about a serial killer and her targets. Brosnan posted several photos of his visit including these on his Twitter feed and our thanks go out to the fan who sent them our way — you know who you are!
(NAPSI)—Your adopted pet could be named in an upcoming novel, thanks to a unique contest.
Heavenly Angels Animal Rescue Inc., a pet shelter in Ozone Park, has 24 to 48 hours as of early Thursday morning to move its animals out of its location located at 97-14 Liberty Ave. due to “economic conditions,” according to its website.
There was no shortage of cuteness at the third annual Woodside Halloween Pet Walk on Saturday.
Sophia Agaresta, 2 1/2, and her mom, Teresa, of Whitestone were cats at Citi Field fest.
(BPT) - Fall weather affects pets just like their people. While you are taking precautions to protect yourself from cooler temperatures and environmental changes, you need to safeguard your dogs and cats, too.
ROYALTY FREE. PETSMART EXCLUSIVE. MAY ONLY BE USED IN 2014 MISSION COLLATERAL Photographer: Brandon Sullivan 2014 Halloween Original File Name: PS 07.02.2014 DadCorbin Iris Squeeky 1169.CR2 PetSmart Contact re: job: Amber Hoffert or Jaci Scully All Models involved in this shoot: Arizona Animal Actors - Daubin Rueschenberg (Squeeky - Border Collie) Heather Brook (Jesse - Jack Russell) Laurel Lawton (Scamper - Guinea Pig) Andrea Swisher w/Duchess (Ragdoll cat) Dean, Kaitlyn, Destinee & Corbin Peterson Samantha Soltesz (Iris - Lab, Pepsi - Border Collie) Mary Maybeno (Mandy - Standard Schnauzer) Tina Doherty Stephanie Meek Sandra Ciaramitaro (Reo - Golden Retriever) Sue Roeder (Wilson - Pyrenean Shepherd, Max - Miniture Schnauzer) Daniel Brackney Kainoa Francisco w/JackJack - Dachshund & Seze - Bearded Dragon See Photo Release forms for more details. Description: Lab wearing cowboy rider costume, border collie with green pet expressions and LED harness OSP Actions Bohemian Symphony Collection - Radient filter added
Blackie the dog is in need of a home. Abandoned last August when his family moved, he was left behind in his Brooklyn backyard. Now a former neighbor is hoping to find someone to adopt him.
Cathy Pantaleno, 70, lived across the street from Blackie’s family until she moved to Jamaica three years ago. She kept in contact with the dog, frequently going back to her old neighborhood to play with Blackie and bring him food and water. Pantaleno came to care for the dog as if he were her own, but was unable to adopt him herself because she lives in a small apartment and has cats.
Witches and black cats put on a Halloween-themed show for children.
(Family Features) Halloween is right around the corner, so it is time to carve out a spooky plan for your celebration. As little ghosts, goblins, princesses, and pirates around the country get ready for trick-or-treating, here are a few ghoulishly good ideas that will make your next Halloween fright night a scream.
(Family Features) Heather Loenser, DVM, knows first-hand the joys and challenges of traveling with her dog. She and her family recently adopted a year-old Border collie named Calvin.
“Elaine Hajian: The Evolution of an Artist,” Queens Botanical Garden, Visitor & Administration Building, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, admission included with entry ($4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 students/children 3-12). Contact: (718) 886-3800, queensbotanical.org.
(BPT) - The most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that more than one-third, or 78.6 million, of U.S. adults are obese. While the issue is well-recognized among the public, many don’t realize there is a second obesity epidemic occurring simultaneously - a pet obesity epidemic, which is even more severe.
(Family Features) As a cat owner, you do your best to take care of your pet. But there may be some things you don't know about cats that could affect its health and happiness.
“Japan — An Island Nation: 1870-1890,” Resobox Gallery, 41-26 27 St., Long Island City. Exhibition thru Oct. 10. Info: (718) 784-3680, resobox.com.
(BPT) - While there is no doubt that pet owners love their furry friends, it’s fair to say that dogs and cats can easily take over the home. Whether you’re dealing with a sick cat or attempting puppy potty training, you can quickly find yourself in a bacteria breeding ground.
(BPT) - You sneeze when a cat walks by, wheeze through the spring and summer, and can’t even get close to a Christmas tree. As one of the 60 million Americans who suffer from allergies, according to the Allergy and Asthma Association, you may think you’re already aware of everything there is to know about allergies and the allergens that trigger them. You may actually “know” much less than you think.
(BPT) - The costumes, the candy, the creative pumpkin carvings – Halloween has been steadily increasing in popularity, with the spooky holiday spend being second only to Christmas. The National Retail Federation says the number of people buying sweet treats for Halloween actually beats out Easter.
(Re: Avella keeps seat by beating back, Queens Chronicle Sept. 11, 2014.)
In a petty and vindictive move, Boss Joe Crowley, county Democratic chairman, arranged for former New York City Comptroller John Liu to oppose incumbent state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) in a primary for the 11th State Senatorial District. This was unjustified because Avella was known for his attention to the welfare of his constituents and was not an errand boy for the fat cat real estate moguls who for too long run the Queens Democratic Party.
Avella’s win is a slap in the face to Crowley, who runs the party based upon nepotism and “Do as I say or else,” and all those Queens politicians who do his biding and the public be damned. Crowley and his cohorts do not speak for all the Democrats in Queens County.