Bikes, Mannequins, Music and More in Steel City

By Vanessa Orr Bikes, Mannequins, Music and More in Steel City When you think of a museum, what first comes to mind? Priceless art? Imposing dinosaur skeletons and “taxidermized” beasts? Civil War relics or Revolutionary War cannons? While Pittsburgh has all of those and more, it is also home to some odder—but still just as […]

A Special Hug of Thanks

By Ken Byrer A Special Hug of Thanks As we passed the one year anniversary of Covid-19 lockdowns and the disruptions to our lives, I took a moment to reflect on how pets have helped us get through these difficult times. They deserve an extra tasty treat and an extra-long hug for the services they […]

April Showers……Bring May Flowers

April Showers….. At long last, spring has arrived! (or has it?) As you look out upon your garden, does the nagging question of “where do I even begin” sound familiar? There is so much to do in every corner of the yard this month that it is difficult to know where to start. In our […]

Pets of the Month – April 2021

Pets of the Month – April 2021 Cola, Adult, Female, Yellow-Bellied Slider Looking for a best friend who loves to explore? A best friend who loves working on target training and is always ready to earn a treat? Meet Cola the turtle! Yes, turtle! This sweet slider is ready to steal your heart with her silly […]

Are We There Yet?

By Lori Welch Brown Are We There Yet? Has everyone received their vaccines?  Some of you are on the fence, and I get it.  It’s been a scary year, and all this pandemic stuff is unprecedented, not to mention confusing.  It’s hard to know what to do, when to do it, and where to do […]

No Fishing?

By Steve Chaconas No Fishing? When Maryland Governor Hogan banned fishing and boating last spring and social distancing and limited gatherings stopped bass tournament anglers in their tracks, many thought that would be the end of anti-fishing pressure. Now two areas are extending Government control of navigable Virginia and DC waters. Just over a decade […]

Top Five Portfolio Ideas for 2021

By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce Top Five Portfolio Ideas for 2021 As we start 2021, with COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics approved for market, many investors wonder when we can return to more stable social and economic activity. Even though Wall Street recovered before Main Street, history suggests that the two may not diverge for […]

Historic Ellicott City – A Pleasant Surprise!

By Bob Tagert Historic Ellicott City – A Pleasant Surprise! This month’s Road Trip took us to Ellicott City, Maryland. Unfortunately, over the last five years the biggest publicity that Historic Ellicott City has gotten has been the devastating news of the floods of 2016 and 2018 but one would never know it was so […]

Snakes–the Myth, the Legend, the Pet!

Points On Pets By Jane Koska Snakes–the Myth, the Legend, the Pet! Everybody’s heard that the reason there are no snakes in Ireland is because St. Patrick chased them into the sea. In reality, Ireland wasn’t a good place back then to practice herding snakes, and it still isn’t today. Scientists believe there were never […]

March Pets of the Month

Jessie, Adult, Female, Brown Rabbit Hi there! My name is Jessie, and I am a cute little female bunny who really wants to find a home of my own. I love being around people and am not shy at all. If you pet me, I will be your friend forever! I am very soft and […]