Hancock briefs

July 13, 2006|by TARA REILLY

Town honors doctor upon his retirement

HANCOCK - The Hancock Town Council on Wednesday honored Dr. Frank Thomas upon his retirement from medical practice in town.

Thomas' wife, Marion, was included in the honor.

They received a plaque from Mayor Daniel A. Murphy on behalf of the Town Council.

"We've loved every minute of it, and we love everybody in town," Marion Thomas said.

National Night Out scheduled for Aug. 1

HANCOCK - National Night Out in Hancock will be Aug. 1 at 6 p.m.

The crime and drug prevention event will be at Widmeyer Park in Hancock, according to the Hancock Chamber of Commerce's Web site.

Activities include a cookout, displays from police departments, youth programs and music.

Town's Barge Bash scheduled for July 22

HANCOCK - Hancock's fourth annual Barge Bash will be July 22, Hancock Mayor Daniel A. Murphy said Wednesday night.


Participants pull homemade barges down the watered portion of the C&O Canal at Church Street to the canal's boat ramp bridge at Pennsylvania Avenue, according to the Hancock Chamber of Commerce's Web site.

People, animals or bicycles are permitted to pull, pedal or tow the barges, according to the site. No motorized barges are allowed.

Winning participants will receive awards in a number of categories.

A minibarge bash race, sponsored by Citizen's National Bank in Hancock, will be held for youths ages 6 to 18. That race is a remote-controlled barge race, according to the Web site.

After the bash, activities will pick up at Widmeyer Park in Hancock, and include games, food, swimming, face painting, fireworks at dusk and other activities.

Activities at the canal begin at noon, and the Widmeyer Park events run from 6 to 9:30 p.m., according to the Web site.

More information about the Barge Bash may be found at

McCusker honored by town, state at meeting

HANCOCK - The state and the Town of Hancock honored a man Wednesday who flies flags on Main Street in Hancock on national holidays and other memorials.

Robert McCusker was recognized by Del. LeRoy Myers, R-Washington/Allegany, on behalf of the state, and by Hancock Mayor Daniel A. Murphy.

Mayor seeks names of those serving in wars

HANCOCK - Hancock Mayor Daniel A. Murphy said Wednesday he would like to compile a list of Hancock residents who are or who have served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Murphy wants anyone who is able to provide names to contact him. The phone number at Town Hall is 301-678-5622.

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