Nicewarner to speak to Hagerstown Lions

July 25, 2011|Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown

At Tuesday's meeting of the Hagerstown Lions Club, Scott Nicewarner, information technology manager for the City of Hagerstown, will talk about his work to streamline work processes and communication within the city, and new billing and payment processes that will help city residents.

Protect your pets in hot weather

The Humane Society of Washington County is advising all pet owners to keep their pets out of the heat during the intense heat. Remember the three C’s of critter care in hot weather:

Clean water — Always have fresh, clean water available for all of your pets. Water is a crucial element in keeping the body from dehydrating. Your pets do not need cold water but they do need clean water. When not cleaned out regularly, water bowls can become a breeding ground for mosquitoes, which can lead to other problems for pets.

Cool environment — Keep your pets cool and comfortable. Always provide proper shelter so your pets can get out of the sun and into a cooler environment. Ideally, keep them indoors in the air conditioning and do not leave them outside for extended periods of time. Direct exposure to the sun can cause animals’ body temperatures to rise rapidly. When that occurs, dehydration is eminent and the threat of heatstroke becomes a real possibility. This is also applicable to livestock. Even though they are not house pets, they still need you to look out for them. Keep them out of the direct sun. Have adequate shade and a good supply of clean water available for them at all times. Do not ride horses in extremely hot weather, since they can quickly overheat, which can result in heat exhaustion

Cars are a no-no — Do not keep pets in a closed vehicle. Vehicles heat up incredibly fast and so will your pet. Even when temperatures outside are a comfortable 85 degrees, a car can heat up to 102 degrees within 10 minutes. Your car can rapidly become an oven, and this can cause heatstroke, suffocation, brain damage or worse. If you see a pet inside a vehicle, contact the humane society’s Field Services Department at 301-733-2060, ext. 203. Leaving your animal in a car is a crime.  

Yard sale

St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, at 1020 Maryland Ave., Hagerstown, will host a yard sale Saturday, Aug. 6, from 7 a.m. to noon. Items on sale will include baseball cards, books, small appliances, seasonal items, linens and clothing of all sizes.

Discount cards for sale

Discount cards for the Washington County League of Foster and Adoptive Families are on sale for $10. Businesses included on the card are Subway, Uno, Shoney’s, Popeyes, Julie’s Hair, Cold Stone Creamery, Quiznos, Dunkin’ Donuts, Virginia Barbecue, Arby’s, Ryan’s, Sears, Monkey Joe’s and Baskin Robbins.


To buy one, call 301-791-1970 or send an email to

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