Around South Hagerstown

June 23, 2008|By STACI CLIPP / 240-291-0916


Happy birthday to my grandson, Nathan! He turns 3 today -- he's such a little character! I can't even imagine what life was like before he came along! I love you, Nathan! 

Movies at the library

The Washington County Free Library's Central Library at 100 S. Potomac St. will host outdoor movies again this summer. On Friday, the movie "Mist: The Tale of a Sheepdog" will be shown at the library.

The movie starts at dusk and will be shown in the side parking lot. Bring your own chairs. There is no rain date.


SHHS Class of 1978 reunion

The SHHS Class of 1978's 30th reunion will begin with the North-South football game on Friday, Nov. 7. Details are being finalized.

The reunion celebration dinner will be held at Beaver Creek Country Club on Saturday, Nov. 8. Please visit for updates. You may also contact to confirm your mailing address.

Hagerstown Lions Club

Tuesday - Installation of officers and directors for the 2008-09 fiscal year.

Don't miss the crowning of Lion Buck Browning! The incoming president, Browning has set up a training session for the incoming administration. The time and place will be Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club on Pennsylvania Avenue.

Also, the club's board meetings will be held at noon on the third Monday of each month at Always Ron's restaurant.

At the June 10 meeting, Chairman Lion Tom Perry reported that the Hagerstown Lions Club met its SightFirst II goal of $12,500. An anonymous donor brought the total contributions to $13,000.

SightFirst II lapel pins were presented to Lions Rudy Krumpe, Gordon Crabb, Richard Hershey and Dave Huntzberry.

A report issued by District 22-W Diabetes Chairman Donna Jackman stated the district had a total contribution of $25,687.40 toward the Lions Diabetes Program for fiscal year 2007-08.

Lion Watson Rasey reported the collection of 323 eyeglasses, 406 lenses, 53 cases, five frames and six hearing aids during the latest two-week period. Contributors were Lions Earl Wolf, Rudy Krumpe, Frank Stanley, Dave Kaplan, Gus Rethemeyer and Charley Groh.

'My Dog Can Do That' Tournament

Friday, June 20, was the first "My Dog Can Do That" tournament held at Peaceable Paws, LLC this summer.  The tournament is a way to reinforce already instilled good behavior for upcoming summer outings with your dog. 

With summer on the way, what better way to prepare your dog to be out with others, both two- and four-legged, than by honing their good behavior skills.  This challenging yet fun canine competition requires dogs and their humans to perform simple to complex behaviors such as "Wag Your Tail," to "Stay While Your Human Gets Down on All Fours and Crawls Five Feet Away" and to "Say Your Prayers."  Only positive reinforcement methods and equipment are allowed at the event.

This is part of a series of events that occur monthly at the Peaceable Paws, LLC training facility at 17816 Spielman Road in Fairplay. Proceeds from the events go to the Humane Society of Washington County. 

"We intend to do this every third Friday of the month until further notice," said Pat Miller.  She added, "Contestants can win prizes and earn points toward the year-end MDCDT championship event."  Spectators are welcome and all are encouraged to give the game a try.  (No dog-aggressive or human-aggressive dogs, please!)

For more information, call Peaceable Paws, LLC at 301-582-9420 or e-mail The Humane Society of Washington County is at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown.   Visit its Web site at for directions and information about Humane Society programs and services.

Discovery Station

Saturday, June 28 -- Robert Peters, "The Reptile Man," will present shows at 1 and 2:30 p.m. 

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