Events to raise awareness about domestic violence

V eterans Park will be lighted up in purple for a few weeks in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Through Oct. 28, the park’s gazebo will shine purple to participate in New York State’s Shine the Light on Domestic Violence, or Turn the State Purple, initiative.

“New York State is trying to heighten awareness by bringing domestic violence issues out of darkness,” said village police benevolence association officials. The Granville Police Department Domestic Violence Intervention Unit has planned several events to keep with this goal.

Wednesday was wear purple day in support of domestic violence awareness; groups of employees, civic groups, students and families were asked to wear purple and submit any relevant photos they had.

The initiative ends on the department’s annual Racing to Stop Domestic Violence spaghetti dinner at Bernardo’s on Monday, Oct. 28. There will be services from 4:30 to 6:45 p.m., and the first 10 attendees at the 4:30 sitting will receive free dessert.

The price for the dinner is $5 to eat in and $6 for takeout, and tickets will be available at the door or by emailing

During the meal, the Racing to Stop Domestic Violence race car will be on view at the restaurant, along with the driver, Frank Hoard III.

Following the dinner, there will be a candlelight vigil in Veteran’s Park at 7 p.m. to honor victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and teen-dating violence. Mayor Brian LaRose will welcome anyone participating, and all are welcome to attend.



Read more in this week's Sentinel in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Northshire Freepress – 11/27/15

Lakes Region Freepress – 11/27/15

Weekender – 11/27/15

North Country Freepress – 11/27/15

Sweeping drug bust nets 11

Drug Bust Press Conference

By Dan King Seven Granville residents were among a group of 11 “mid to high level drug dealers” arrested in […]

Suboxone: A growing scourge in the area


By Dan King Illicit sale and use of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat heroin addiction, is a growing […]

McDonald’s future uncertain

McDonalds 1

By Dan King The sign along Route 4 telling drivers that a McDonald’s is coming up on the left has […]

Whitehall, Granville close to finalizing chief contract

Whitehall Police

By Dan King and Jamie Norton In September, Granville Police Chief Ernie Bassett was tabbed to take on the same […]

Hampton may use, restore historic cemetery

cemetery 3

By Jamie Norton The town of Hampton is considering an idea that would allow its residents to be buried in […]

Northshire Freepress – 11/20/15

Weekender – 11/20/15

Lakes Region Freepress – 11/20/15