Sunday, June 12, 2011
Dog Park's Mutt March brings in $350 toward the creation of an Attleboro dog park.
Nearly three dozen dogs participated in the Attleboro Dog Park Committee's Second Annual Mutt March Sunday afternoon. "It was a great turn out," said Dog Park Committee Member Raymond Cord. "We raised $350 and shot group video for the Bark For You Park contest. " A total of 30 dogs of all sizes and breeds marched through Capron Park. The dogs were judged based on Best Dressed, Best Kisser, Most Obedient, Best Trick, and then Best in Show. "Although still a long ways from our goal we are inching closer with each event," Cord said. "We were also able to get some great shots and collected some great video, which will be used for the PetSafe Bark For Your Park $100,000 contest." Attleboro was recently named as semi-finalist.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
A busy day in the 'Boro today, people!
A New MOMS group will be held today at Sturdy Memorial Hospital from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Calling all life savers! The Rhode Island Blood Center will be holding a blood drive at St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Church on Baltic St. in South Attleboro. There is a meeting of the Attleboro Dog Park Committee being held tonight at the Attleboro Public Library beginning at 6:30 p.m. Budget hearings for Attleboro's Water, Wastewater, Education and Assessor Departments are being held tonight at City Hall beginning at 5:30 p.m. Trails at Oak Knoll Sanctuary are open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Money is all that is needed to bring a Dog Park to Attleboro.
Attleboro residents have made it clear-they want a dog park and motivated members of the Attleboro Dog Park Committee are making it happen. The group, which met Monday night at the Attleboro Public Library, plans to raise at total of $12,000 to pay for a 6-foot chain-link fence. The group has raised $5,000, less than half of what is required for the fence. Prior to the start of the meeting, Atteboro City Councilor Richard Conti, an active supporter of the Attleboro Dog Park, suggested to Dog Park Committee Chairperson Roberta Collins to set up a table at Attleboro Farmers Market, which opens Saturday, May 4. Conti suggested selling balloons, stickers, T-Shirts and Attleboro-made dog biscuits. Collins and other members are now on the hunt…
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Here's what you need to know about what is going on in the 'Boro today.
Today is the last day to submit a proposal to the city of Attleboro to operate a food cart at the George Spatcher Memorial Swimming Pool for the summer. Proposals must be in by noon today. There will be a committee meeting of the Attleboro Dog Park tonight at 6:30 p.m. If you unemployed and looking for work there is a support group right here in Attleboro that meets from 10 a.m. to noon. Attleboro Public Library hosts songs, stories and playtime for babies to age 18 months. Please call to register. The Attleboro High School Wellness Committee, a group which includes teachers, nurses, parents and Principal Jeff Newman, is hosting a Health and Wellness Fair from 9 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. today.
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Residents wait for the day their dogs will have a park of their own.
Shhh! Do not whisper to your dog just yet that the 260-by-75-foot space ceded to the citizens of Attleboro for the Attleboro Dog Park on Pond Street is available for romping, socializing and being out in the open and unleashed air. "We do not have a specific date when the park will be open but we are hoping by the end of the summer it will happen," says Ray Cord, spokesman for the Dog Park Committee, which reports to the Attleboro City Council. There is light on the horizon, however. The park will open when sufficient funds are raised to cover the cost of the four-sided fence to enclose the area. "We have raised $5,000 but we need to have a total of $12,000," Cord says of the estimated cost of the fencing. Cord points out many other parks …