Thursday, September 6, 2012
Sweet Monty was saved by a local teen from life on the streets and is looking for his new family.
Monty is a true love bug. He’s a sweet, affectionate and playful pit-mix who just wants to be loved and be part of a family. He’s a handsome boy who’s only a year old and weighs in at about 60 pounds. His body is still playing catch-up with his big, blocky head, and he has a big, warm bully smile that lights up when he sees you. Monty’s story is one that demonstrates the best and worst in people. He was found running free in an abandoned parking lot near a major highway by Lauren Bradford, a Good Samaritan and local senior at Fairfax High School. Lauren’s parents were away for the weekend, and she took it upon herself to take this sweet pup in, canvass the local neighborhoods and post filers and ads on Craigslist in hopes of finding Monty…
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Meet Zen, a gentle, sweet Shar-Pei looking for his forever home.
Need a little calm canine energy in your life? Meet Zen, a laid-back and super-sweet Chinese Shar-Pei. He's about five years old and weighs in at 50 pounds. Zen is a unique and striking dog who has a very gentle way about him, and just wants to be loved and to find his new place in the world. After being purchased from an Arizona breeder, Zen was surrendered by his owner, who claimed he was working longer hours and wasn’t able to care for him. Poor Zen lived in a home with his family for over four years and then suddenly found himself abandoned in a shelter for six long months. This is, unfortunately, a story that happens to good dogs every day. Because of his sweet, calm demeanor, Zen quickly became a staff favorite at the shelter, and …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Looking for a new home in the area? See what's on display.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Ben Gross
Friday, May 18, 2012
This week's roundup of open houses features a $265,000 listing on Jamestown Road in Hyattsville. SUNDAY, May 20 8512 Caswell Place, New Carrollton 2801 Jamestown Road, Hyattsville 5708 Euclid St., Cheverly 50 c Ridge Rd., Greenbelt
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Finding common ground on family movie night.
Lately I have been pondering how to share the movies and TV that I loved as a kid with my own children without seeming so… well… dated. Now that my children are old enough to justify family movie nights at home, I find myself longing to snuggle up on the couch as Fraulein Maria and the Von Trapp children belt out “My Favorite Things. Meanwhile, my kids are begging for the latest in CGI. While I enjoy Pixar films and had to see the new Muppet movie in the theater, I also want to revisit the classics I've watched over and over again, and—more importantly—I want my kids to watch and love them, too. I remember my mom introducing my sisters and me to The Parent Trap (with Haley Mills, not Lindsay Lohan) and spending a whole summer singing “Let…