Thomas Stafford Dog Park officially open in downtown

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena — The city of Alpena opened the Thomas Stafford Dog Park this afternoon. The new, spacious area for dogs is located behind the Alpena Post Office in North Riverfront Park. A few dogs and their owners made it to the soft opening on Friday afternoon.“I think it’s great that they’re getting stuff out there for people to use and have… it’s a good time,” said Dog Owner Steve Shaver. Shaver brought his daughter Kenzie and their dog Lucy to the park after hearing about the opening that day.The park features a few special features for the pups including a water spiget, concrete tunnel, and a ton of open space to run around. Four benches are set to be installed once the city’s contractor is available to pour concrete and set the bench. So far no hours have been set for the park. Dog owners are asked to pick up their dog’s waste. For the first day of operations, the dogs that explored the park exhausted their energy all over the park.“They can go run around if they want and do what they want and relax,” said Melissa La France. “The parents can just sit and watch them run around.”A formal dedication ceremony for Thomas Stafford will take place in the near future. The city is still waiting on signage and final arrangements. Expect to see more people and dogs on the north side of the Thunder Bay River.“It’s just a cool, little unit for dogs to come and play,” said Shaver.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: alpena, Alpena Post Office, City of Alpena, Dog Park, Dogs, MICHIGAN, North Riverfront Park, Thomas Stafford, Thomas Stafford Dog Park, Thunder Bay RiverContinue ReadingPrevious What’s Trending for August 31Next Operation Christmas Child Recipient Tells His Story of Receiving Shoeboxlast_img read more

HC ‘Čelik’ got a New Coach

first_img(Source: Sport Centar) The handball club Čelik got its new coach, Adi Bašić, who was previously in the HC Krivaja for 13.5 years.“I am glad the club Čelik and I reached an agreement. I know all its players and appreciate them very much. I was coaching some of them before, in Krivaja (Aldin Begagić, Davor Kadić). I think we have the best and the most experienced team in the league and I wish to help this club win the title of the national champion.” – said Bašić who replaced Milanko Svačić (who led the team for the past half of year).last_img