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December 27, 2010
  • Staci Clipp
Staci Clipp

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all of my readers. Please stay safe.

Hagerstown Lions Club

Tuesday — The second annual Lions Club family Christmas party.   

Lions and spouses celebrating anniversaries this month:

  • Rudy and Clara Krumpe — 36 years
  • Buck and Paula Browning — 19 years
  • Rachel and Christopher Grimm — 14 years

Driver-safety course offered

The Washington County Commission on Aging will hold an AARP driver-safety program Saturday, Feb. 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Halfway Volunteer Fire Co., 1114 Lincoln Ave. in Halfway. The instructor is Terry Marshall.

The course costs $12 per person for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers.

Checks should be made payable to AARP. For more information, call Judy Brewer at 301-790-0275, ext. 220.

The class is designed to help drivers improve their skills.

Stress and weight

 The Washington County Health Department is offering classes for EBT: A scientific solution for stress and weight starting in January.


The program is designed to help individuals struggling with weight issues by focusing on the root of the obesity problem: stress.

Lunchtime classes will be held at Hagerstown YMCA on Mondays, Hagerstown Community College on Wednesdays, Discovery Station in downtown Hagerstown on Thursdays and at the Washington County Health Department on Fridays. Classes will also be held in Brunswick, Md., on Monday evenings.

For more information, call the health department at 240-313-3360; TTY 240-313-3391

Dog training

 Proud of your dog? Want to show the world how wonderful she is? Now’s your chance to earn performance titles for your well-loved family dog without the intimidation factor and cost that often accompanies “professional” obedience and agility competitions.

Starting in January, Peaceable Paws Dog & Puppy Training will offer affordable performance titling for family dogs in a relaxed, low-key environment on its 80-acre campus in Fairplay, five miles south of Hagerstown. The group’s goal is to help people have fun with their dogs.

PPaws will offer titles in eight different events, including:

  •  My Dog Can Do That Champion
  •  Canine Games Champion
  •  PPaws Good Manners Dog
  •  PPaws Scent Dog
  •  PPaws Trick Dog
  •  PPaws Treibball (Canine Drive Ball) Dog
  •  PPaws Dancing Dog
  •  PPaws Interactive Toy Dog

PPaws will also offer Versatility Championships for dogs who title in multiple events. The training center will alternate My Dog Can Do That and Canine Games competitions on the first Friday of each month, beginning Friday, Jan. 7 from 7 to 9 p.m., and will hold titling events on the fourth Saturday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. The cost is $5 per dog, per event.

For more information, call 301-582-9420 or go to

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