So long, Sandy

November 01, 2012|Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock

For the most part, Hancock was spared much damage from Superstorm Sandy. 

Yes, there were a few trees down, but early predictions of loss of power did not materialize. 

Our local officials did open a shelter at the Hancock Fire Hall, staffed by folks from the Washington County Health Department (including one nurse) and others, but after about 10 hours when no one arrived in need, they packed up.  

The Potomac River, which, on other occasions, has filled the western part of downtown, is expected to crest just below flood stage, which means that no buildings will be involved.

The play equipment in Widmeyer Park might get wet, but the businesses along Main Street will be spared.

Hancock’s dedicated Fire and Rescue personnel were busy the last few days helping folks with various emergencies, and our local citizens checked on neighbors who are elderly and infirm to make sure everyone was OK. 


Our prayers and thoughts are with those nearer to the Atlantic Coast and in the snowy mountains to our west. 

Trash pickup

Trash collection, usually done early each Wednesday morning in Hancock, has been delayed to Saturday morning for this week, due to the effects of the storm.

Please put your containers out Friday evening for this week’s pickup. There will be no recycling pickup this week.

Christmas bazaar

On Saturday, a Christmas bazaar will be held at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Church and High streets. 
The parish hall will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

The women of the church have been working hard on some stunning Christmas crafts, and there are delicious smells coming from the church kitchen as they stir up soup and prepare baked goods.

Have lunch before or after you shop, browse the white elephants, and don’t forget to stop by the vendors’ tables in the lower hall for home products. 

Door prizes and raffles are also offered to win Christmas-related gifts.  All proceeds will go to the church for building improvements and outreach. Notice the new window curtains and refinished surface on the stage.

Turn back the clocks

Hancock and the nation return to Standard Time this weekend. Turn your clocks back on Saturday night and enjoy an extra hour of sleep before Church on Sunday.

Rally towels

The CNB Bank Relay for Life Team is selling Hancock Panthers rally towels as a fundraiser to support the cure for cancer and our local Panthers Athletic Boosters Club. You can get a towel at the Hancock and Berkeley Springs, W.Va., CNB Bank locations. Help them support the American Cancer Society and our Hancock teams.

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