Animals & Pets

How To Catch and Relocate Groundhogs and Other Pesky Critters

Posted July 29, 2014 by Len Rapoport

live in New Jersey and can’t wait until the Spring is upon us.  You see I am an avid gardener and have been one since I was a youth living in Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York.  Back then, as a student in grade school I purchased seeds each year sold in school in a […]

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Animals & Pets

Healthy Aquariums Through Simple Water Changes And Easy Maintenance

Posted July 29, 2014 by Len Rapoport

At the age of seven, my uncle who kept and bred tropical fish gave me my first fish tank.  I loved my aquarium which was at the side of my bed. At the age of ten,  I traveled to Manhattan by bus and train from Coney Island, Brooklyn to the tropical fish stores on Nassau […]

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Animals & Pets

National Aquarium’s Marine Animal Rescue Program – Dolphin Count 2013

Posted July 15, 2013 by John Soule

Annual dolphin counts help marine mammal specialists capture a snapshot look at dolphin populations, reproduction rates and ocean health. Looking at the population numbers over the years can help to determine the health of the coastal ecosystem as well as the abundance of prey.

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Animals & Pets

FDA Continues to Caution Dog Owners About Chicken Jerky Products-Waggin Train Responds

Posted October 14, 2012 by Len Rapoport

I have been purchasing the Wagon Train strips at Costco for my dog for a number of years. I realized they were too hard and had sharp edges and would be dangerous to feed my 14 pound dog this way, so I decided to soften them up.  There package does suggest that you can soak […]

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Marine Life

Shark Alert – Blacktip Reef Sharks Seen at Baltimore Maryland Inner Harbor

Posted August 10, 2013 by John Soule

Just in time for Shark Week, the National Aquarium in Baltimore has unveiled its spectacular new 13,500 square foot, 260,000-Gallon Coral Reef Ecosystem featuring Blacktip Reef Sharks, 700 Marine Animals, 3,000 Pieces of Coral and a 518 Pound Sea Turtle.

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Animals & Pets

The Eyes Have It – Underwater Photography of Wildlife

Posted September 19, 2014 by Howie Grapek

As a seasoned master diver and snap-happy underwater explorer, I am constantly trying to capture all of the unique creatures and beautiful environments with my camera. All safe divers know that we must “plan our dive” and “dive our plan”. This includes depth planning, air consumption, what we will be exploring, hand signals and communication […]

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Animals & Pets

2015 NYC Easter Bonnet Parade With Amy Bursor

Posted April 6, 2015 by Len Rapoport

Len Rapoport, IPA President and IPA’s newest staff member Amy Bursor we explore New York City’s Easter Bonnet Parade 2015. A wonderful video features live on camera interviews with some of the most interesting and creative attendees at this parade.

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Vision Show
Business

Vision Expo New York City 2018-Photos and Video

Posted March 25, 2018 by Len Rapoport

  Our Vision Show Video Vision Expo One Of Our Favorite Shows “Vision Expo East has wrapped up its 32nd year amid a lively celebration with more than 190 new exhibitors of the 715 total, an attendance increase in multiple key audience categories – including buyers, optometrists, opticians and contact lens technicians – and successful […]

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Food & Cooking

The Maryland Blue Crab – A Local Treasure In Troubled Waters

Posted November 14, 2012 by John Soule

  s the lobster is to Maine, the Blue Crab is to Maryland.  The reason the Blue Crab is such a treasure to Maryland is not just for the special flavor and the way they are prepared, but also for the fact that more than one-third of the United State’s catch of Blue Crabs come from […]

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