Around Hancock


Around town

Mid-summer is a slower paced time in our little town, but there is still plenty to do.

The Fire Co. carnival will be in full swing this weekend over the river in nearby Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Every evening about dusk, a small flying parachute glider drifts over town, adding some color to the local scene.

The kids had a great time at the Fourth of July bicycle parade, and many citizens got their fireworks fix in nearby Clear Spring.

The pool is open and doing record business this summer with swimming lessons in the morning, general swim in the afternoon and many evening private parties.

The beautiful temperatures make good porch sitting weather, and folks make good use of the Rail Trail in the mornings and evenings. So kick back, enjoy the best of small town living.


Photo display

The Hancock Photo Club has a display of its work in the Hancock Public Library in Widmeyer Park.

Take your preschool and elementary-aged kids to the library Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. for a reading of "Weaving the Rainbow," and a chance to weave your own basket. No reservations are necessary.

Then return next Wednesday, July 15, for the mid-week point in the summer reading program and "Wildlife Adventures," starting at 1 p.m.

For more information on these and other programs, call 301-678-5300 or go to and follow the "Hancock" link on the right-hand side of the page.


Excitement is building at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church for this year's edition of Vacation Bible school.

The evening sessions begin Sunday at 7 p.m. with classes for all ages, nursery through adults.

The theme of this year's curriculum is "Crocodile Dock," which focuses on "God Sightings" and encourages participants to develop a deeper sense of God in their personal lives.

The program runs nightly through Thursday, July 16, from 7 to 9 p.m., with worship, praise music, lessons, arts, crafts and snacks each session.

There will be a picnic supper one evening, and closing night features an outdoor communion service capped off by an ice cream social.

St. Thomas' is at Church and High streets in Hancock. To register, call 301-678-6569.

Farmers market

Don't forget the farmers market every Saturday morning in Joseph Hancock Park. Last week featured squash, zucchini, cabbage, potatoes and other fresh greens.

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