The Kitty Café in Nottingham City Centre on Friar Lane, just a stone’s throw from Nottingham Castle is a super spot to relax with a coffee or a tea and a bite to eat while interacting with the resident cat population. A must for all cat lovers, these are wonderfully cared for cats that are all vet checked neutered and ready for their forever loving homes. Some have needed extra care and veterinary attention before being well and healthy enough for adoption, money raised through the café pays for the care of these gorgeous felines. There are stringent rules to abide by on entering the Kitty Cat Café for the welfare of the cats which I wholeheartedly agree with. On my visit with my daughter they had 27 cats throughout the sprawling café with hiding places and walkways for them to explore and hampers full of toys galore, some of the cats would come and go on a self-service kind of basis, hunting through the hamper basket to find favourite toys and of course … [Read more...] about Kitty Café – A Feline Experience in Nottingham
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Mark Hicks The Detroit News Published 10:04 PM EST Feb 2, 2019 Connie Smith has long charmed others with her smile, upbeat attitude and unflagging devotion to helping others. The Pontiac resident spent years working as an aide in city elementary schools — bonding with youngsters who knew her as “Miss Connie” and, while joining a slew of activities, befriending parents, teachers and administrators. “She was always there supporting and jumping in when anybody needed anything,” said Nicole Harris, a former teacher who worked with her for seven years. “She is a super-sweet, lovable lady and just cared for everybody.” Smith now needs a helping hand in return. Last month, the 53-year-old mother was set on fire in an apparent domestic dispute, authorities said. She faces a lengthy hospital stay to recover from serious burns to an estimated 45 percent of her body. To help with her recuperation, relatives and supporters have launched a … [Read more...] about Donations sought for severely burned Pontiac woman
It’s the question I dread more than any other: I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been asked to recommend the perfect country house hotel – that last great, very British bastion of tranquil, timeless, cosseted good living – by people whose preferences, habits, tastes and affiliations are unknown to me. I also dread to think how often I got it wrong. Have I sent an Instagrammer in search of the perfect floor tile to a hotel with wall-to-wall swirly patterned carpet? We all like to think we’re uniquely authentic but really, when it comes to country house hotels, we mostly fall into one of seven tribes. I’ve encountered them all at country house hotels across our green and pleasant land, from farmhouses, castles, rectories, manor houses, shooting lodges and gentlemen’s residences. Each tribe, in its own way, adds to the joy of a country house hotel stay. The truth is, it’s not in the end the buildings themselves that I … [Read more...] about Country House Tribes: Which country house hotel is right for you?
In a difficult year with big-name closures in the Boston-area dining and drinking scene, plenty of inventive work went on in other local kitchens. Global flavors, hearty comfort food, and healthful creations (sometimes made by robots) pleased even the most sophisticated palates. Adding to the satisfaction were creative cocktails, painstakingly selected wines, and flavor-forward beers and spirits. Here are some of the most notable debuts since December 2017. 1. ALCOVE A greasy slice has its charm, but partaking of a civilized meal before a game or after work is nice, too. Thanks to industry veteran Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli, doing just that is easier than ever at Alcove, near the TD Garden. Chef Maxime Fanton is French and grew up in Italy, Schlesinger-Guidelli has roots in the agricultural area that stretches along Buzzards Bay, and the menu lands somewhere between New England and the Mediterranean: octopus with potatoes, olives, and chiles, say, or radiatori with braised duck. The … [Read more...] about The 37 best new restaurants in Boston and the suburbs
By Vincent T. Davis, Staff writer Published 8:00 am CST, Wednesday, December 19, 2018 FILE PHOTO — Several San Antonio Pets Alive! locations will take part in Clear the Shelters, a national pet adoption event, Aug. 18, 2018. FILE PHOTO — Several San Antonio Pets Alive! locations will take part in Clear the Shelters, a national pet adoption event, Aug. 18, 2018. Photo: Courtesy San Antonio Pets Alive! / Photo: Courtesy San Antonio Pets Alive! / Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE PHOTO — Several San Antonio Pets Alive! locations will take part in Clear the Shelters, a national pet adoption event, Aug. 18, 2018. FILE PHOTO — Several San Antonio Pets Alive! locations will take part in Clear the Shelters, a national pet adoption event, Aug. 18, … [Read more...] about SAPA! hosts pet memorial celebration