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4500 km round trip to let the cat out

4500 km round trip to let the cat out

The author, Mcaldwell Hunter was here in Barga this week working on his latest book which has the working title of The Shield and the Ship and is the sequel to his first book, The Forgotten Templars. He left Barga to return to his native Scotland on Tuesday but managed to stay for only 13 […]

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Conversation with the artist Veronica Calzecchi Onesti

Conversation with the artist Veronica Calzecchi Onesti

Back in the early 80s there was a project over the whole of this area known as Project Echo  which was aimed at providing links between the educational system,  the home environment and culture in general. In those years  the guiding hand behind this project was the teacher Duse Lemmeti  (now retired) and the then […]

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Cat gardeners

Cat gardeners

No, not my gardening skills, I am talking about real cats, Luna and Tiger who in the past few months have been helping me out in the orto. Tiger took a liking to the strawberries, she climbed up and somehow managed to sit in the bucket, in the end she got used to it and […]

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E' uscito il nuovo calendario “L'Arca della Valle”

Among the stands at todays Barga Cioccolata in Piazza Angelio could also be found a small table from the “L’Arca della Valle” with a new calendar for 2011 featuring cats and dogs that have been saved after being abandoned. For more information on hos to purchase one of these calendars – www.arcadellavalle.it or write to: […]

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The feel good factor – kittens in Barga

Well what a strange week it has been so far. We are now almost into the third week of April but low and behold it has been snowing up on the mountain surrounding Barga. The winter just refuses to release its grip. Added to which there are now groups of people isolated here in Barga […]

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I nostri gatti della strada

Nel nostro comune abbiamo per fortuna diverse persone che forniscono cure e cibo ai gatti randagi. Le “mamme” o “babbi” dei gatti”, anche dette “gattari”, affrontano mille difficoltà nella loro opera di volontariato e spesso non vengono apprezzati per il lavoro che fanno. Alcuni cittadini non accettano i gatti liberi nelle strade e nelle piazze […]