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Adopt-a-Pet Dec. 10

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Mamie Mamie is a gorgeous tabby who is waiting for the right person to love unconditionally. While she does prefer to live life on her own terms, Mamie enjoys being a lap kitty quite often. Mamie is friendly with folks of all ages, and she hopes to be an only kitty. This ...

 
 

Adopt-a-Pet Dec. 3

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Loki Loki is an easygoing 3-year-old with some seriously cute ears. He’s always ready for a snuggle session, especially when it involves belly rubs. Loki would prefer an adult-only home where he can be an only pet while he learns all of his puppy manners. This cutie can be ...

 

Travel Made Easy: Big ship cruising, Part 2

If you’ve never taken an ocean cruise, let’s address the elephant in the room — seasickness. I’m one of those lucky people who doesn't get seasick. My husband is not so lucky. He found that a product called “seabands” purchased at a local pharmacy does the trick for him. For Tony, this is better than taking drugs or wearing patches. Following the packaged ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Nov. 26

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Mr. Kitty Mr. Kitty never expected to lose his home of 12 years, but he’s kept his spirits up despite his misfortune. This senior sweetheart is so loving, gentle, and calm. He’s a laid-back boy who is content as long as he has a lap to cuddle on or somewhere cozy to nap. ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Nov. 19

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Gwen Gwen is a stunning girl who is hoping to find a quiet, calm home with a family full of love. This 6-year old sweetheart is laid back, and she enjoys sitting back and watching the world move around her. Gwen is friendly with other low key kitties like her, and she just ...

 

Winter weather advisory

Winter weather advisory in effect from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.  Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations up to one inch and ice accumulations of a light glaze expected. The warning is for portions of southern New Jersey, southeast Pennsylvania, northeast Maryland and northern Delaware. Mixed precipitation moves in around 7 a.m. over Delmarva and ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Nov. 12

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Maui After all of his littermates were adopted, Maui can’t help but wonder why no one has chosen him yet. This 6-month-old cutie has spent most of his life in the shelter, and he wants nothing more than a place to call his own. Maui can be a bit shy at first, but he warms ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Nov. 5

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Heathcliff Next month will be one year for Heathcliff’s time in the shelter, an anniversary no pet should celebrate. Heathcliff is a sweet boy who’s 9 years old but plays a game of fetch better than most puppies. He also has his basic commands down pat. He’d love someone ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Oct. 29

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Manny Manny is an adorable, energetic boy who loves adventure. He's happy as long as he's got a tennis ball in his mouth and some grass to romp around on. Manny is friendly with other dogs, and he’d love the chance to meet any dogs and young kids in the home to make sure ...

 

Travel made Easy: Ocean cruises, part 1

Ocean cruising is one of my absolute favorite vacations. I love the feel of the ship, watching the ocean, making new acquaintances onboard and exploring incredible ports. I’m differentiating ocean cruising from other types of cruising such as river cruises. For a mobility challenged traveler, ocean cruising can be a relaxing, stress-free vacation. But just like river ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Oct. 22

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Corky Corky brings the party with him. He’s an upbeat, fun pooch who loves all the people he meets and enjoys playing with other playful dogs in playgroups. This 3-year-old would make a great family dog in a home without cats. Corky qualifies for the “Find Your New Boo” ...