Around North Hagerstown

December 27, 2010|By ELLEN ROWLAND
  • Ellen Rowland
Ellen Rowland

Happy New Year

To all of the readers of the Around North Hagerstown column, have a very happy, healthy and safe New Year.

TOPS 0077         

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 0077 members were greeted by a special couple last Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Claus (Patsy Price and Patsy Martin) were at the meeting to hand out Christmas goodies.

In chapter news, losses for the week totaled 20 3/4 pounds. The best TOPS losers were Inga Yungwirth and Peggy Robinson. The best KOPS losers were Dianne Keely, Bonnie Barnhart and Louise Cline.

Yungwirth won the get-r-done prize and Darla Hartly won the Ha! Ha! prize. Cake is the no-no snack.

The Christmas party committee for this year was thanked and the committee for next year’s Christmas party was chosen. Thank-you notes from recipient organizations who received items from the chapter’s hat, glove and mitten drive were read to the group.


Sharron Twigg presented the program on “Weight Loss and Noah’s Ark.”

Some of her tips were:

  • Don’t miss the boat.
  • We are all in the same boat.  
  • Travel in pairs.
  • Float when necessary.
  • No matter the storm, there’s always a rainbow.

The group meets on Mondays at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave. in Hagers-town. For more information, call Donna at 301-560-2403 or Patsy at 301-842-2292.

Elizabethtown East

The next meeting of Elizabethtown East Neighborhoods 1st will be Tuesday, Jan. 4, at 7 p.m. at The Gourmet Goat, 41 N. Potomac St. in Hagerstown.  

Light refreshments will be provided.

If you cannot make the evening meeting, the group will be at the restaurant at 10 a.m. for coffee.

TOPS 0446

The TOPS 0446 Chapter sang Christmas carols at its last meeting.

Thank you to Betty Jo for organizing the singing event, Carolyn for accompanying the group on the piano and Cynthia for leading the songs.

Mary was the thinner winner with a loss of 7.4 pounds.

Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road, Hagerstown. Weigh-in is from 8:45 to 9:20 a.m.

For more information, call Mary or Tom at 301-797-254, or Judy 301-739-9279.

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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