Hot Diggity

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The Zoogurus, Lee and J.R. Bowling, owners of Zoogurus Pet Sitting Service, make sure many local dogs stay fit and cheerful. The sight of them walking down the street with their furry charges can’t help but bring a smile to the faces of neighborhood residents. Meet their pets! Learn how you can get a Zooguru… Read More

Part Of The Family

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It’s a day that Pikesville residents Murray and Joyce Hankin can’t forget. “I still get tears in my eyes talking about it,” Joyce said. Last September, Murray was walking to the mailbox along with Willie, the couple’s Cairn Terrier. Joyce was standing nearby on a neighbor’s lawn. In an instant, Willie collapsed. The Hankins rushed… Read More

Unleashed

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There’s a new app in the works that stands to benefit the lives of both man and man’s best friend, and two natives of Jewish Baltimore are the brains of the app-eration. Los Angeles transplants Jon Kolker (Pikesville) and Gareth Wilson (Towson) are the co-creators of Where My Dogs At, an application, currently in the… Read More

Ready To Adopt?

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All Pikesville resident Dara Bunjon wants to do is adopt a little dog. “I love dogs, I really do. I love to be on the couch rubbing a dog’s belly, taking a dog for a walk,” she said. But thus far, she hasn’t had much luck. Two local rescue groups turned her down. She applied… Read More

Worth The Price

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“Can we have a dog — please?” Who hasn’t heard that before? But there are many considerations for families and individuals considering dog ownership. Who will walk, feed and clean up after the new family member? Is there adequate room in the home or apartment? Is there an accessible outdoor space where the dog can… Read More

BaWOOF Atah Hashem

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It is arguably the most significant moment in a Jewish teenager’s life, marking adulthood, accountability and the ability to lead religious services. The bar/bat mitzvah is a rite of passage for which boys and girls spend months (sometimes years) preparing. But is this something our furry friends can do too? Enter the bark mitzvah®. Some… Read More

Grand Historic Venue Now Offers Kosher Weddings

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Baltimore’s Grand Historic Venue now offers full catering services for kosher weddings, thanks to a partnership with O’Fishel Kosher Catering. The venue, which is next door to what used to be the Tremont Grand Hotel, previously only had the capacity to deliver pre-wrapped kosher meals for individual guests. With a separate kitchen, O’Fishel can now… Read More

Nonprofit Lobbies to Protect Medicare

ProtectSeniors.org, a Washington, D.C.- based nonprofit, is working to protect pensions, health care and Medicare for seniors and retirees. “Our nonprofit, ProtectSeniors.org, has written to the U.S. House Committee on Ways & Means supporting the continued maintenance of Medicare, and I urge all retirees to work and stand together to make sure America’s senior generation… Read More

Sunday Spectacular

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The Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore invited members and their friends to the Weinberg Park Heights JCC on June 23 for its Sunday Spectacular. Participants took part in the center’s most popular classes – karate, frum beats and ballet, for example – and also enjoyed a moonbounce, crafts and other games.