Bucks County Kennel Club will say goodbye to Tinicum Park in Erwinna, Pennsylvania, and join with the Trenton Kennel Club in New Jersey in 2023.
Fri, 10/07/2022 - 10:13am

The Gossip Column: October 7, 2022

Bucks and Trenton join forces and form three-day cluster

Two dog shows, BUCKS COUNTY KENNEL CLUB and the TRENTON KENNEL CLUB, with long traditions of quality in entries and quality in the dogs exhibited at their respective companion shows, have decided join forces and cluster into a three-day event this coming May. Another combination of dog shows put together for financial reasons. Each iconic, they vacillated back and forth in size, and Trenton with the addition of Friday specialties has won the size prize in recent years, tumbling the mighty Bucks County. It will be sad not to drive down the River Road and come upon the bucolic Tinicum Park in Erwinna, Pennsylvania. The cluster will now be held at the present Trenton venue at Mercer County Park in New Jersey on May 6, 7 and 8, 2023. Sorry to see this combined site, as each club had such unique identities. We wish the members of both clubs good luck in their new venture and look forward to BUCKS COUNTY club president WILLIAM BURLAND and TRENTON club president STACY GEORGE creating something special. ...

A girls weekend in Laguna Beach, California, turned out to be much, much more. ROBIN NOVICK was ambushed by LAURA KING and her BRIDE BANDITS, JODY GARCINI, SARAH PEACHICK, STEPHANIE HENTSCHEL and BETH STEELE FRIICHTENICHT with a surprise wedding. ROBIN found out at five in the morning that LAURA and her merry band of bride bandits had planned the whole event. Beach wear was nixed and ROBIN was presented with a selection of six wedding gowns selected by SARAH. The ceremony was conducted by JODY, who was ordained to perform the rite of marriage. Following the festivities, the brides ROBIN NOVICK & LAURA KING and the bandits went whale watching, then capped off the celebration with a PINK concert. All of us at DOG NEWS send our best wishes for a long and happy life together. I’m just sorry I wasn't present to witness an event of two people whom I love and to even up the score. As I remember, didn’t I give ROBIN a special gift one Christmas years ago? ...

FLORENCE FOTI the WIZARD OF WESTMINSTER just returned from a holiday in Spain. ...

Don't forget this weekend, following Best in Show judging at the MONTGOMERY COUNTY KENNEL CLUB, friends are invited to a dual celebration, first to remember and celebrate the life of JACKIE GOTTLIEB the first lady of Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers and the 60th birthday of ANDREW GREEN. The celebration is hosted by CINDY VOGELS and BETH SWEIGART at the motorhome of fellow co-hosts AMY & ANDREW GREEN. ...

All of us at DOG NEWS were saddened to hear that old friend JEFF NOKES has passed away. A handler who primarily showed Poodles in California until his move to Oregon, he was president of the Columbia Poodle Club and partner of the late DON WALKER. We send our deepest sympathies to his family and friends.



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