Author: Jeanne Bennett

A summer shave may NOT be the best option for your pet

Double-coated dogs come in all sizes, from the small West Highland White Terrier, Bichon Frise or American Eskimo Dog, to not-so-small Samoyeds, Great Pyrenees or the huge St. Bernard just to name a few. The double coats of these dogs are made of long, guard hairs that define the dog’s appearance and which are supported by short, dense woolly hairs (the undercoat) below the surface of the guard hairs.  The denser (thicker) the undercoat, the fluffier the dog appears. As temperatures rise, dog owners prepare for hot summer months by shaving their dogs’ coats off. Is this really necessary? Can a...

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Glenolden parade attracted scores of neighboring towns

Hundreds of residents from Glenolden and surrounding towns from as far as Darby Borough turned out for the Memorial Day ceremony and parade hosted by the Murray-Stuart American Legion Post #566 on Glen Ave. in Glenolden. One veteran, naval officer Bill McCuen, is a Glenolden native now living in Virginia who attended with his family. Opening remarks were offered by Post Senior Vice Commander James Kaufman and the invocation was offered by Post Chaplain Glen King. The event featured scores of area Boy, Girl and Cub scout packs and troops and the Interboro High School Marching Band. First responders...

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