New Date: Dog Days of Summer

Westfield loves pets! Bring your family and pets to Downtown Westfield for the inaugural Dog Days of Summer on Sunday, August 19 (postponed from Aug. 12 due to weather) from 12pm-2pm. This new 2nd Sunday event in Downtown Westfield promises to be an exciting time on Quimby Street and will feature a pet parade, pet portraits, animal adoption, toys, and more. Stop by and join the fun! There will be pools in which the animals can cool off and Quimby Street will be closed for the event. Leashes are required. Can’t wait to see you and your pets there! 

Sun, August 19
12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
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Westfield loves pets! Bring your family and pets to Downtown Westfield for the inaugural Dog Days of Summer on Sunday, August 19 (postponed from Aug. 12 due to weather) from 12pm-2pm. This new 2nd Sunday event in Downtown Westfield promises to be an exciting time on Quimby Street and will feature a pet parade, pet portraits, animal adoption, toys, and more. Stop by and join the fun! There will be ...

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Dear Editor:

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 UC won two matches at singles and swept the doubles.

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