Around Jonathan Street

June 25, 2010|By MADGE MILES

Women's Day set for Sunday

Zion Baptist Church, at 61 W. Bethel St., celebrates its annual Women's Day Sunday.

The theme is "Women on One Accord."

The public is invited to the 10:45 a.m. service and again for an afternoon service at 3.

The guest speaker for the morning service will be minister Mechile Smith-Gammage of Christian Love Baptist Church, Irvington, N.J. The theme for the afternoon service is "Who am I?"

Doleman Museum has new Web site

With the help of friends at DatAchieve Digital, the Doleman Black Heritage Museum has a new website address. The new address is

Not only will you be able to view updates on the museum, but you will also be able to peruse its community involvement and how you can get involved and help it spread its mission of community togetherness.


To let them know what you think of the new site, call 301-739-8185.

Summer camp

The Humane Society of Washington County is taking applications for a children's summer camp.

The camp will be from Aug. 2 to 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be animal-related field trips, games, crafts and learning opportunities for those ages 8 to 12. The camp costs $75. Parents will be required to assist with field trips and snacks.

The group is limited to eight children. Due to the small size of the group, children are asked to write a 50-word essay why they are interested in attending, what experience they have with animals, what they hope to learn and anything else that will help the shelter choose the eight applicants.

Deadline to apply is July 3.

The applications will be reviewed by the volunteer summer camp committee and all applicants will be notified by July 10.

Send applications to Margaret Becker at"> (no phone calls please).

Yard sale

For the past 15 years, there has been an annual yard sale hosted by a community and its neighbors. What started out as a small yard sale has grown over the years and is now a mile long - some say it's longer - thus the name "Mile Long Yard Sale."

The event will be Monday, July 5, and this year the trustees of Ebenezer AME Church will have a corner block - the corner of Longmeadow Road and Paradise Drive - and they will be selling hot dogs, fries, sodas, etc.

If you are an early riser - they will be setting up at the crack of dawn.

Movie night

Washington County Free Library will show the movie "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel" tonight at dusk (8:15/8:30).

The movie will be shown on the side parking lot so remember to bring lawn chairs.

Free popcorn and drinks will be provided while supplies last.

For more information, call 301-793-3250, ext. 132.

Character Counts!

The Character Counts Coalition and the Hagerstown Housing Authority will hold a Character Counts! workshop Wednesday, July 21, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at Elgin Station, 40 Elgin Blvd. A light breakfast will be served.

Julie Gaver and Bob Crider will be the guest speakers.

For more information, call Dianne Rudisill at 301-733-6911, ext. 125 by July 14.

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Take a moment and send your news by e-mail to">; mail your information to Madge D. Miles, The Herald-Mail Co., P.O. Box 439, Hagerstown, MD 21741; or call 301-791-7647.

Pet Care

It's that time of the year again and the Humane Society of Washington County wants pet owners to be aware. With the heat index, residents of this and surrounding communities need to be prepared. Be aware and care. Know the signs of heat stroke and dehydration and keep your pets cool and comfortable.

Avoid Dehydration and heat stroke:

o Provide adequate shade and ventilation so your pet can get out of the sun and can stay cool. Direct exposure to the sun can result in sunburn, heat stroke and dehydration. If possible, keep them inside in air conditioning.

o Always have cool, clean water available. Water is a crucial element in keeping the body from dehydrating so always have clean, cool water rapidly available.

o Never leave your pet in a vehicle even with the windows cracked open. When temperatures outside are a comfortable 85 degrees your car can quickly heat up to 102 degrees within 10 minutes. Your car will become an oven.

Know the Signs of Dehydration/heat stroke:

o Excessive, rapid and loud panting

o Excessive salivating but a dry mouth and dry nose

o Tongue hanging out

o Glazed eyes

o White or pale gums

o Agitated or confused behavior

o Vomiting

o Loss of skin elasticity-when the skin is pulled up it does not return to its normal place but remains raised

o Sunken eyes

What to do if you suspect your pet may be having a heat stroke or be suffering from dehydration:

o Remove your pet to a cool area

o Apply ice packs to your pet's head, neck and chest

o Immerse your pet in cool, not cold, water

o Allow your pet to drink small amounts of water. Chewing on ice cubes is permissible. Too much water will initiate vomiting

o Get your pet to a veterinarian immediately

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