Mayor Daniel Murphy was sworn in by Clerk of the Court Dennis Weaver and then presided over the swearing in of new council members Homer Schetrompf and Ralph Salvagno.
Remarks from various council members noted the number of persons who had been on the ballot (three for mayor and nine for council), and the relatively large turnout for a local election in the middle of January.
‘Shakespeare in Love’ celebrates Valentine’s Day
Celebrate Valentine’s Day (a bit late) in Hancock on Sunday by attending “Shakespeare in Love,” a performance of the Bard’s Sonnets and music of the Elizabethan period.
The Springs Chamber Ensemble performs at 3 p.m. at the Hancock Performing Arts Center, Town Hall, 126 W. High St.
The program features the poetry of William Shakespeare and music of the Renaissance.
Centered around the theme of love in Shakespeare’s writings, the performance includes readings of the Bard’s Sonnets by local actor Tamme Marggraf.
The ensemble will play dance tunes and sacred music popular in the 16th and 17th centuries.
The ensemble is an intergenerational group of classical and folk musicians from Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and Mercersburg, Pa.
Performers include Kerry Jackson (cello), Carolyn Kligerman (percussion), Mike Kligerman (viola and guitar), Alexander Marte (violin), Linda Whitesitt (violin and hammered dulcimer) and Susie Winkeler (mandolin).
The free program is sponsored by the Hancock Arts Council.
Preschool opening at Hancock High
Stacy Pence and the child care students at Hancock Middle-Senior High School are excited to be announcing the Little Panthers Pre-School beginning at the high school on Feb. 25.
Preschool-aged children are being recruited for the program, which will be held each Monday through Thursday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Children must have been 3 years old by October 2011, and potty trained.
The cost is $30 per semester.
The focus will be on colors, number and letter recognition, counting skills, shapes, five senses and life skills. A unit on community helpers will also be completed.
The goal is to prepare each child for success in kindergarten.