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Grand opening set at dog grooming business

Newport News groomer Diane Caldwell will be opening a new dog grooming business, Affordable Grooming of Gloucester, at Hayes this weekend. The grand opening will be held on Saturday, and Caldwell will be offering 10-percent off coupons for anyone who stops by.

Caldwell has a lifetime of experience in pet grooming. Though she has tried numerous other career paths over the years, she said she keeps getting called back to her passion, which is working with animals.

She moved to Newport News in 1981 when she served in the military and was stationed at Fort Eustis. After leaving the military, she decided to stay in the area and served a number of years as an office manager, groomer and veterinary technician at a veterinarian’s office in Hampton.

She then opened two different grooming shops of her own on the Peninsula before and worked with a mobile groomer in Hampton for six years. Four years ago, she opened her own mobile grooming business.

According to Caldwell, the mobile busin...

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