NEWS ARCHIVE

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

11/17/2013

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH
Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year. First observed on November 27, 2010, it is a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which feature big box retail and e-commerce stores respectively. By contrast, Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local.



Major/Dr. James Breathed Parade and Book Signing

09/25/2013





Schedule of Events for Breathed Ceremony Oct12

10/02/2013

12 noon  -Staging of the Commemorative March at Widmeyer Park. Included in the March will be members of the Maryland Color Guard and re-enactors of Stuart's Horse Artillery.

1 pm .- Led by a bagpiper and Confederate Re-enactors of General Early and Captain P.P. Johnston, the March will proceed towards historic St Thomas Church, passing by the C&O canal and Breathed Park (Main Street).

2 pm- Ceremony bestowing the Confederate Medal of Honor to Major James Breathed. Two cannon, including Breathed's actual 3 inch rifled cannon will fire honorary rounds.

2:30 5:30 pm- David Bridges, the great great nephew of James Breathed will discuss and sign copies of his new historical novel " The Broken Circle " depicting the life and conflicts of Dr./Major  Breathed. The signing will take place in the St Thomas Parish hall. The historic Church, which served as a Civil War hospital,  will be open as well.




Bing Brothers Band

10/14/2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Save the date of November 2, 2013! On this day, the Hancock Arts Council is featuring an evening concert by The Bing Brothers Band, whose members are having music workshops during the afternoon prior to it. The workshops are from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., and the concert begins at 7:00 p.m. Both are being held at the Hancock Performing Arts Center, 126 West High Street, Hancock, Maryland.

Being the 2012 recipient of West Virginia's highest folk life award at the Vandalia Gathering in Charleston, The Bing Brothers Band is comprised of five musicians. The members are: Mike Bing, mandolin; Tim Bing, clawhammer banjo; Jake Krack, fiddle; Tim Corbett, bass; and Bob Living, guitar. They are also known in other countries around the world, such as Ireland, England, and Australia, where they have performedvtheir old time and traditional West Virginia music.

Jake Krack, fiddler, is a recipient of many awards, including Galax and the Glenville Folk Festival. His music is included on the CD entitled Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia.

The members of the band are going to be conducting workshops for their instruments in the afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. The workshops are being held in the Hancock Performing Arts Center (Hancock Town Hall) and are free. Anyone interested in learning to play one of the above-mentioned instruments is encouraged to participate. The workshops are for youth and adults and for any level--beginner, intermediate, or advanced.

The workshops (2-4 p.m.) and the concert (7 p.m.) are being sponsored by the Hancock Arts Council and the Forum for Arts, Science, and Technology (FAST) in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. Both events are free. Donations are greatly appreciated and are used to sponsor future events. For more information, contact Sinclair Hamilton at 301-678-5719.

Come and enjoy the old time and traditional West Virginia music of The Bing Brothers Band!





"Remember the Titans"

10/29/2013

FORMER FOOTBALL LINEBACKER JULIUS CAMPBELL, whose high school football career was chronicled in the 2000 Disney film "Remember the Titans”, will be in Hancock this weekend, at the invitation of the Interfaith Service Coalition. In 1972, Campbell was a student and football player when Virginia first integrated T.C. Williams High School, in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C. The school hired a black football coach, creating controversy and racial unrest. But, as the players learned to work together, racism was overcome and the team went on to win the Virginia Class AAA state title. Remember the Titans, starring Denzel Washington and Elijah Wood as Julius, tells the story. On Friday night, November 1, Campbell will be at the Varsity Football Game to help honor this year’s Senior players and their parents and to speak to the team. On Saturday, November 2, at 1:P.M., Campbell will speak to an audience at the Hancock Performing Arts Center, Town Hall, 126 West High Street. This will be an inspirational and motivational talk. Following his presentation, there will be a free showing of the "Remember the Titans” film. All young people are especially encouraged to attend and to meet Julius in person!




Southern Fulton Band Fund Raiser Luau

10/31/2013





5th Annual Hometown Christmas Craft Show

11/01/2013

December 7th - 9am - 2 pm - Town Hall & Community Center, 126 W High Street
Hancock In Motion's "5th Annual Hometown Christmas Craft Show" is coming together again this year. We still have some spaces left 8x10's and 6x8's, but if you are interested in setting up, please contact us soon, we are filling up quickly. So far we have a nice selection of "Woodworks, Homemade Crafters, Orgami Owl, Pampered Chef, Scentsy, AVON, Thirty-one, and a good many more forms out we are just waiting to be turned back in. We will have someone doing soup and sandwiches this year for sale. Also, a Baked Good stand, Raffles, Door Prizes, possibly a Christmas Cookie Contest (details are on our facebook page), Take Two will be performing Christmas music throughout the day on the stage, while you shop...and we may even add a few more events within the next couple of days. Please contact us, call 301-678-5095 for info on a space or email us at HancockInMotion@hotmail.co




Historical Society Winter Meeting

11/07/2013

Our interesting programs are the mechanism to encourage more folks to become involved in our organization. We need new faces coming on board to continue the mission of our group to preserve and present Hancock's history. Please consider inviting a friend to our meetings to expose them to the good times we have. Along those lines, our next meeting will be a return of the winter meeting, January 26, 2014, and our program will be about the 100th year anniversary of the Hancock News. Owners, former employees, and reporters will share memories of their time with our local paper. Old articles will be available from our archives, as well. This should be an interesting afternoon. It also happens to be the 100th gathering of the Hancock Historical Society...after 25 years, we are still getting together for the love of our history and learning from each other. So please come out, bring a friend, and enjoy. Meeting will be at the To0wn Hall and Community Center, 126 W High
Street, Hancock, Md.




TASTE OF THE SEASONS CRAFT SHOW

11/21/2013

Taste of the Seasons Vendor & Craft Show, Saturday, November 23rd.
10am to 2pm at the Hancock Fire Department.  Come shop for home decor,
gifts, jewelry, party 31, Avon, Scentsy, Pampered Chef and more.
Homemade soup & baked goods available.  Vendor entry fee goes to
Relay for Life of Morgan County. Call 301-678-7739 for details.



Christmas Tree Lighting

11/21/2013

Saturday, November 30th, Lighting of the Christmas Tree in Joseph Hancock Park on West Main Street at 6pm.  Santa Claus will make his appearance at the park.  For more info contact 301-678-5095



Community Christmas Dinner,

12/03/2013

This year’s Community Christmas Dinner, a generous annual project of the Hancock Lions Club, is set for Saturday, December 21, from 11:a.m. to 2:p.m. at the Hancock American Legion, East Main Street.  As in the past, this event is for senior citizens and anyone around Hancock who will be alone for the holidays and would enjoy both the fellowship and food.  The menu consists of roast turkey with all the trimmings.  There is no charge, but reservations are needed and should be made by calling Town Hall at 301-678-5622.  Delivery may be requested only for shut-ins or invalids.  This wonderful meal has been offered by our Lions each December for nearly 20 years. 



CHANGE OF NAME FOR HAHN-NELSON FAMILY PRACTICE

01/06/2014

THE NAME OF THE MEDICAL OFFICE OF HAHN-NELSON FAMILY PRACTICE

ON PENNSYLVANIA AVE HAS CHANGED NAME TO "RIVER BEND FAMILY MEDICINE"

NO CHANGE IN ADDRESS OR PHONE NUMBERS.





HANCOCK COC BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR

01/06/2014

 

The Hancock Chamber of Commerce Post Office Box 97 • Hancock, MD 21750 • 301-678-5900 • www.HancockMD.com

Press Release

Date: December 19, 2012

For release: Immediately

Press contact: Wayne Keefer, 304-258-7386 or 240-643-6735

RE: 2013 Hancock Business Person of the Year

The Hancock Chamber of Commerce announces that Ernie Faust, Manager of Hardee’s restaurant in Hancock, has been selected as the 2013 Hancock Business Person of the Year. Ernie Faust, a resident of Greencastle, PA, has been manager of Hardee’s in Hancock for the last ten years.

Faust and Hardee’s has been quietly involved in giving back to the Hancock community for years. Through Faust, Hardee’s has been a longtime supporter of local school programs over the years including programs related to the athletic and band boosters, the Hancock Elementary School Playground Fund, and the Hancock Middle School Good Grades Program. More recently, Faust and Hardee’s have donated dozens of meals to the Washington County Boys & Girls Club—Hancock Afterschool Program, over a several week span.

In addition to student programs, Hardee’s, under Faust’s leadership, has sponsored such community events including the Canal Apple Days Parade, Halloween Parade, the Community Easter Egg Hunt, and events of Hancock In Motion. Faust also helps with a special raffle each year with proceeds going to a local person in need. Faust has also been a long time promoter of local tourism by actively supporting the Western Maryland Rail Trail and has provided materials to the Hancock Visitor’s Center.

In October and November, the Chamber solicited nominations from the public in helping to select a 2013 Hancock Business Person of the Year. Intended nominees were to be business owners and managers who give much of their time and, through their business, give back to the community. Dozens of nominations were received.

Faust was presented with his award at the quarterly Chamber meeting on December 16. A $100 donation will also be made to a local charity of the winner’s choice. Faust asked that a food bank receive this donation. The Chamber has chosen the Interfaith Service Coalition.

The 2012 Hancock Business Person of the Year was Dianne McCusker, owner of Stoner’s Florist.

About The Hancock Chamber of Commerce

The Hancock Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit group dedicated to supporting business





NEW CHAMBER MEMBER

01/09/2014

NEWEST CHAMBER MEMBER FOR 2014 - BARNHART'S LAWN &

GARDEN SHOP, LOCATED AT 47 WEST MAIN STREET, HANCOCK, MD 21750.

PHONE 301-678-6348

OWNERS JIMMY AND TRACY BARNHART





POLAR BEAR PLUNGE

01/14/2014

POLAR BEAR PLUNGE WILL BE HELD AT  TONOLOWAY LAKE, WOODMONT ROAD, HANCOCK, MD ON SATURDAY FEBRUARY 22ND AT 1 PM.

$20 ENTRY FEE OR $20 IN PLEDGES.  PLEDGE FORMS CAN BE OBTAINED BYCONTACTING BRANDON 240-500-9452 or CRAIG 301-660-0140 or DEBBIE 301-678-6605.

PLUNGE WILLBENEFIT THE INTERFAITH-SERVICE- COALITION.





Friendship Banquet & Auction

01/22/2014

The Annual Friendship Banquet and Auction are coming up on Saturday, February 8, at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church.  This important yearly fundraiser for the Church includes both a silent and live auction, a social hour and a sit-down dinner.  Cathy Hoopengardner is the organizer and Dr. Ralph Salvagno will again serve as auctioneer.  Held in the Church Parish Hall at Church and High Streets, the evening begins at 5:p.m. with the social hour and silent auction.  The live auction follows the dinner.  Tickets are $15 per person and may be obtained by calling 301-678-6569 or 301-678-5546. 





Little League Registration

01/28/2014

It’s a sure sign of Spring that officials of the Hancock Little League have announced this year’s registration.  Dates are Thursday and Friday, February 6 and 7 from 6 to 8:p.m., and Saturday February 9, from 9:a.m. to Noon, all at the Hancock Town Hall and Community Center, 126 West High Street.  This is the official 2014 sign-up for both baseball and softball for boys and girls ages 4 – 18.  Registration fee is $50, and registrants must provide a birth certificate or other proof of age, plus three proofs of residence.  For more information, you may call 301-573-4259. 





Friendship Banquet and Auction - March 1st

01/28/2014

 Saturday, March 1, St. Thomas’ will host its Annual Friendship Banquet and Auction.  This yearly fundraiser, open to the public, begins in the Parish Hall, at Church and High Streets, at 5:p.m.  There are both silent and live auctions and a sit-down dinner.  Tickets are $15 and may be purchased by calling the Church at 301-678-6569.  Organizers are Cathy Hoopengardner and Debbie Cohill, and Dr. Ralph Salvagno is entertaining as the auctioneer. 

 





VALENTINE DANCE - FEBRUARY 14th

02/03/2014