Welcome 2013

January 01, 2013|Susie Hoffman | Around Funkstown

Happy New Year and welcome, 2013.

I can only hope and imagine the wonderful things that await us in this new year. It’s up to us to remain positive and seek out the good that is possible for the next 12 months.

I am not a big fan of resolutions; they have a negative connotation, implying things that we need to do to correct misdeeds.

Instead, I prefer to re-evaluate past accomplishments and practices and set goals of future endeavors and hopes. If you would like to look into ways to keep active and organizations to get involved with for the betterment of ourselves and the community, that is where I hope to show opportunities.


Calling all girls ages 11 to 14 who want to get involved with a volleyball program. 

Starting Friday, and continuing through the end of May, from 8 to 9:30 p.m., there will be games, instruction and possible tournament play.

For more information and locations, call Jim Gross at 1-301-788-7888.

Dog training

Did you know that January is national train your dog month? 

The Peaceable Paws dog training center in Fairplay will offer classes all month in a climate-controlled setting. Check out its free two-hour seminar titled “Find Your Inner Lassie.”

The seminar is offered every month and dates and times as well as information regarding all of the classes offered can be found at

Tobacco free classes

If one of your goals for the new year is to become tobacco free, then you really need to call Lois at the Washington County Health Department and find out about the health department’s free classes offered in January and February. 

For more information, call 240-313-3250.

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