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Washington Co. seeking applicants for historic district commission

The Washington County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applicants interested in serving on the Historic District Commission (HDC). Applicants should be individuals who possess a demonstrated special interest, specific knowledge or professional or academic training in such fields as architecture, history, architectural history, planning, cultural anthropology, archaeology, folklore, curation,[Read More…]

Panthers varsity boys’ baseball starts the season 1-1

by Lisa Schauer The Hancock Panthers boys’ varsity baseball team lost their season opener at home on Tuesday, March 21 to Northern High School of Accident, Md. by a score of 14-0. Then on Thursday, March 23, the Panthers boys’ varsity baseball team won their home non-conference game against Turkeyfoot[Read More…]

Lady Panthers lead with big wins at home & away

Hancock’s Lady Panther softball team has established their dominance in the 2023 spring season already, nearly shutting out two opponents in last week’s diamond action. Hancock opened their season with a 19-1 win at home against the St. Maria Goretti Gaels on Tuesday, March 21. Heavy hitting and solid field[Read More…]

Free “Wonderful Wetlands” workshops this Saturday, April 1

The Maryland Forest Service and Division of Environmental Management is offering a free set of workshops for citizens about backyard buffers and wetlands on Saturday, April 1 at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center. Attendees should register for the event by March 31. To register, go to “Wonderful Wetlands”[Read More…]

Stoner’s Florist celebrates 55 years of floral & family tradition

One of Hancock’s longest running businesses, Stoner’s Florist & Greenhouse, is celebrating 55 years of providing fresh and silk flowers for all occasions to the area’s customers. “My parents Homer and Mary Stoner started this business 55 years ago this spring,” said Dianne Stoner McCusker, who now owns and operates[Read More…]

Hancock Police Report

Hancock Police report the following arrests and incidents from the week of March 20-26: March 20 Traffic enforcement, Hancock area, four stops. Disabled vehicle, first block Pennsylvania Avenue. Tractor-trailer stuck. Fixed and sent in a safe direction. Disabled vehicle, 400 block East Main Street. Vehicle moved in a safe location.[Read More…]

Kathy Kay Brake

Kathy Kay Brake 1959-2023 Kathy Kay Brake, age 64, of Elkins, W.Va., died on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at the West Virginia Caring Hospice House in Elkins, W.Va. Born January 22, 1959 in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Wendell Oliver and Nita Mae Lyons Jamison.[Read More…]

Seth Partridge Berman

Seth Partridge Berman 1980-2023 Seth Partridge Berman, 42, of Washington, D.C., passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2023. Seth was born on June 22, 1980 in the District of Columbia to Jerry and Sally Berman of Great Cacapon. He grew up on Capitol Hill and attended U of NH where[Read More…]