Happy New Year

December 26, 2011|Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. May you have a very happy New Year. And please remember to be careful out there. Thanks for being with me for another year.

Hagerstown Lions Club

Tuesday — Family Christmas luncheon, children welcome.

Discovery Station

Discovery Station will be closed Saturday. The next show will be Saturday, Jan. 7, at 2 p.m. when Jerry Spessard presents “2012 Hagerstown Almanack.”

Waugh and Gracie win games dog championship

On Dec. 9, Bob Waugh’s Catahoula-mix dog, 4-year-old Gracie, earned the points required to be named the Peaceable Paws Games Dog Champion. The games were held at the Peaceable Paws training center in Fairplay.


In order to become a games champion, the dog-human team must compile a total of 100 points. Bob and Gracie entered the competition with 94 points earned at previous games night competitions, and easily collected the remaining six points needed, by winning first place in “Treat Toss” (13 points); first place in “Find It” (13 points); and second place in Fast Downs (6 points), for a total of 126 points.

“I really didn’t have to teach her anything — it’s our relationship that makes this possible,” Waugh said.

Bob and Gracie are also leading the chase to their “My Dog Can Do That” championship, having garnered 42 of the 100 points needed for that title.

Complete results from the games are as follows:

Treat Toss: First place — Bob Waugh and Gracie; second place — Laura Cooke, Hagerstown, and her 2 1/2-year-old pit bull mix, Nina; third place — Estie Dallett, Washington D.C., and 7-year-old Cardigan Corgi, Lucy, belonging to Pat and Paul Miller

Find It: First place — Bob Waugh and Gracie; second place — Estie Dallett and Lucy; third place — Laura Cooke and Nina

Fast Downs: First place — Laura Cooke and Nina; second place — Bob Waugh and Gracie; third place — Shirley Greenlief of Martinsburg, W.Va., and her 5-year-old German shepherd, Luke

Peaceable Paws will continue its monthly games events Friday, Jan. 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. with its “My Dog Can Do That” competition.

For more information, call Pat Miller at 301-582-9420, send an email to or go to

Public Works Dept. to Collect Christmas Trees

The City of Hagerstown’s Department of Public Works will be disposing of Christmas trees for residents after the New Year holiday. All ornaments, lights, tinsel and other decorations must be removed from the tree, or it will not be picked up. Residents may place their tree at the curb in front of their residence as early as 4 p.m. the day before their scheduled collection date and no later than 7 a.m. on their scheduled collection date.

Tuesday, Jan. 3 and Wednesday, Jan. 4  — northwest quadrant: from the west side of North Potomac Street to the north side of West Washington Street (U.S. 40) and all areas in between.

Thursday, Jan. 5 — northeast quadrant: from the north side of East Washington Street (U.S. 40) to the east side of North Potomac Street and all areas in between.

Friday, Jan. 6 — southwest quadrant: from the south side of West Washington Avenue (U.S. 40) to the east side of South Potomac Street and all areas in between.

Monday, Jan.  9 — southeast quadrant: from the east side of South Potomac Street to the south side of East Washington Street (U.S. 40) and all areas in between.
For more information, contact the Department of Public Works at 301-739-8577, ext. 178.

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