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The Gossip Column: August 19, 2022

Baby rattles, wedding bells and Lady Gaga

This past weekend the HUNTINGTON VALLEY KENNEL CLUB and the PENN RIDGE KENNEL CLUB under the KEYSTONE CLUSTER umbrella held their shows at the Meadow Event Center in Doswell, Virginia, where LIZ MUTHARD and CHARLIE OLVIS once again ran another successful annual benefit for TAKE THE LEAD. The event was held at the Meadow Farm Mansion. Meadow Farm was the home of two immortal racehorses, RIVA RIDGE and SECRETARIAT, and you can visit the barn and stall where they once lived. LIZ and CHARLIE work tirelessly to put on a great event each year, raising tens of thousands of dollars for charity. Next year the dog shows will be back at the Lebanon Expo Center, an indoor venue in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. ...

Baby Rattles and Wedding Bells and LADY GAGA … it was a good week. Congratulations to new parents JUNE BECKWITH & ZACK HELMER on the birth of their daughter MADELYN ELIZABETH, born on August 11. ...

Congratulations to new parents JAMIE & JACOB MILLER on the birth of their first child, a girl named JADE POPPY MILLER. Little JADE is the great-granddaughter of BARBARA MILLER. ...

Congratulations to KATIE & ADAM BERNARDIN, who are expecting their first child. ...

Finally after waiting to see which one would ask the big question that everyone knew was coming (we hear it was JOE), professional handlers JOE METHENEY and TYLER MILLS were married in Warrenton, Virginia, on August 8; the celebration continued as the new grooms attended a LADY GAGA concert in Washington, D.C. ...

While VALERIE NUNES ATKINSON was horseback riding in the wilds of Africa, ANTONIO VIDMAR had a long-awaited visit from his mother ZDENKA VIDMAR from Croatia. ...

Update on the REISMAN SISTERS: HONI is healing from her multiple bumps and bruises, and FRAN is in rehab after extensive back surgery. ...

Working Group judge VERN HARVEY was taken ill while judging at the Canfield, Ohio, dog shows. ...

We were saddened to hear that STEVE KEATING had to cancel his judging assignment this past weekend in Doswell, Virginia, owing to the passing of his sister. ...

Since my first visit to a Southern California dog show in the very early ’70s, the Afghan Hound breed ring was a very formidable and competitive arena. Always in the mix were GEORGJEAN & DON JENSEN with their PAMIR bred dogs. Sadly, DON passed away this week on the 12th. Just last week, just days before his passing, I congratulated them on their 66th wedding anniversary. All of us at DOG NEWS send our condolences to GEORGJEAN and family and their extended family, longtime handlers and dear friends TARA & BRUCE SCHULTZ.

 

 

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