Pet emergencies

A serious, unexpected and often dangerous situation requiring immediate attention defines what an emergency is. When a pet becomes ill, it is often something that pet owners rarely prepare for but certainly something that we need to think about before there is a time of need.

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Olivia Gries

Our 4-H dairy project

Hi, we are Tyler and Olivia Gries. We are third-generation members of the Calkins 4-H Agricultural Club and the fifth generation to live on the family dairy farm in Boyds Mills. We have five dairy animals and four market hogs we will be showing at the Wayne County Fair.  

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Author Rachel Olver poses with one of her lambs.

What are those 4-H barns all about?

Have you ever been to the Wayne County Fair and wandered through the animal barns and wondered what the 4-H barns are all about? My name is Rachel Olver, and I am a sophomore at Honesdale High School and a member of the Calkins Agricultural 4-H club.

Lyme disease in dogs

Lyme disease is not a novel topic to all those that live in our region.  This year is showing to be a very aggressive tick-infestation season.  According to the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC), so far this year, one out of three dogs tested for Lyme disease is positive.

Dry-fly action heats up

The 2017 trout-fishing has been open for just over a month now. So far, Mother Nature has not been cooperating with us fly fishermen. For much of this time, the Delaware River and its tributaries have been too high for good wading access, and the weather has been caught somewhere between winter and spring.

Photo by Abigail Waldrop, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
A child hugs a certified therapy dog after reading him a book during a Paws for Reading session at Mickelsen Community Library at Fort Bliss, TX.

Therapy dog helps kids read

MONTICELLO, NY — Does your child need practice with reading? Do they love animals? The E.B. Crawford Library is bringing reading practice and animals together in a new program called “Tales with Tai.” 

Train your pooch

LIBERTY, NY — The Adult & Continuing Education Program at Sullivan BOCES will offer a dog obedience course on Tuesdays from April 18 through June 20 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Rubin Pollack Education Center parking lot. The first class is two hours long, without dogs.



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