The Historic City Park Neighborhoods 1st group will not meet in July. The group was to meet Monday.
The group will next meet Monday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. at Emmanuel Methodist Church on the corner of Summit and Howard streets in Hagerstown.
The group meets the second Monday of the month.
Tuesday — Rodney Tissue, city engineer with the city of Hagerstown, will present two topics: “Recycling Program” and “Bicycle Program,” at the Hagerstown Lions Club meeting.
Motorcycle ride benefits animal shelter
The Bone to be Wild Dave Alderson Memorial Motorcycle Ride will take place Sunday.
Riders will enjoy a leisurely ride through Western Maryland and Pennsylvania that will end at Washington County Regional Park.
The price for registered riders is $25 and the first 100 riders will receive a custom-designed ride patch. Early registration is suggested.
Registration on the day of the event will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Road, and the ride starts at 11 a.m. The price on the day of registration is $30 per rider.
Riders are invited to register online at www.hswcmd.org, by visiting the shelter or by calling Ben at 301-733-2060, ext. 239.
A picnic lunch will be served and music will be provided by The Spotlight’s on You DJ service. There will be raffle prizes and an award for the top two pledge earners.
Proceeds benefit the animal shelter.
Katie Ervin’s dog, Harley, takes top honors at event
Seven dogs and their owners competed Friday for championship points in July’s “My Dog Can Do That” event at Peaceable Paws in Fairplay.
The top winner for the evening, earning 16 points toward the 100 needed for the championship, was Katie Ervin of Hagerstown with her 5-year-old hound mix, Harley. Harley’s talents included saying his prayers, crawling a distance of five feet and “speaking” in response to a hand signal.
To play the game, owners take turns selecting a beginner, intermediate or advanced card, and then have 30 seconds to get their dog to perform the behavior on the card. They can cue, coax, prompt and lure, but may not use physical manipulation or force to get the dog to perform the behavior.
If they succeed, they earn the number of points listed on the card. Advanced cards earn more points than beginner cards. The winner is the dog/owner team with the most points at the end of the evening.
The winners were:
First place — Ervin and her 5-year-old hound mix, Harley — 98 points
Second place — Bob Waugh of Hagerstown and his 3-year-old Catahoula mix, Gracie — 80 points
Third place — James Latonick of Martinsburg, W.Va., and his 5-year-old German shepherd mix, Gretel — 71 points
Championship point standings:
Ervin and Harley: 16 points
Kate Rave of Hagerstown and 3-year-old Labrador mix, Jude: 13 points
Waugh and Gracie: 10.5 points
Latonick and Gretel: 9 points
Upcoming events at Peaceable Paws are:
- Titling Event, Saturday, July 23, 2 to 4 p.m. — good manners, trick and scent dog titles (appointment required)
- Canine Games Night, Friday, Aug. 12, 7 to 9 p.m — treat toss, find it and fast sit games
- Titling event, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2 to 4 p.m. — good manners, trick and scent dog titles
- My dog can do that, Friday, Sept. 9, 7 to 9 p.m.
I hope everyone had a fantastic Fourth of July. I now have a new grandbaby, who was born on the Fourth. Welcome, Dylan Chase. And congratulations to my daughter and son-in-law, Danielle and Todd.
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