Tag Archives: American Legion Post

New system, all smiles: Toys for Tots delivers toys for 164 children

The train may have been late, but that didn’t stop Christmas from arriving early for about 160 local children. A year after organizers were left scrambling to find toys for everyone, Sunday’s Toys for Tots event went off without a hitch. “It was a much nicer system,” said Jim Lafayette, the local coordinator for the […]

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Community Calendar 12/6/12

Thursday December 6 Reversing Disease GLENS FALLS The Brighter Day Lifestyle Center on Floor 4 at 206 Glen Street in Glens Falls is accepting registrations for a free Alzheimer’s, Stroke and Parkinson’s Reversing Disease Workshop that will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11. A light supper will be provided. Information/registration: […]

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Toys for Tots facing uncertain year

A charitable endeavor that provided more than 200 children with gifts last December is facing an uncertain future. The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve which has for years delivered toys to children in need is no longer participating in the Toys for Tots program because of budget cuts and increased combat deployments. And while the program […]

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Scout’s project to honor soldier

A local Boy Scout will honor a Whitehall native who has been missing in action for more than 60 years during a special ceremony held at American Legion Post 83 on Veterans Day. Michael Mattison, a senior at Whitehall High School and a member of Boy Scout Troop 83, erected a pair of flagpoles outside […]

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Benefits planned for local man with cancer

Friend and family members of Granville resident John Groesbeck are seeking financial help for the 46-year-old self-employed man, who discovered less than two months ago that he has a form of brain cancer. There is a basket party scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Castleton, Vt., American Legion post. Viewing will begin at 11:30 […]

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Car show to be held at Poultney American Legion

Car, truck and motorcycle enthusiasts will get a new opportunity to show off their vehicles Saturday, Sept. 8, at American Legion Post No. 39 on Granville Street in Poultney. It is the first car show sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion. Organizers, who hope it will become an annual event, will hold registration […]

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Poultney car show to debut Sept. 8

The region’s newest car show is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8, at American Legion Post No. 39 on Granville Street in Poultney. Registration is from 8 to 10 a.m., and spectator viewing begins at 10 a.m. Awards will go out at 3 p.m. “We’ve got a lot of guys who are interested in a show, […]

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Community Calendar 6/7/12

  Thursday June 7   Watercolors Class MANCHESTER A “Watercolors: Beyond the Basics” class will be offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays, June 7 through 28, at Equinox Village. Information: 802-362-4061, or www.equinoxvillage.com.   Book Sale HUDSON FALLS The Hudson Falls Free Library at 220 Main Street will hold its annual Summer Book […]

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Whitehall pays tribute

Henry Gurney stood at the lectern — the emotion audible in his voice — and read aloud a list of names. Holding back tears, he said each name one at a time: Lawrence Lowell, Morgan Parker, Frank Riley, David Rivette, James Ross, Paul Roth, Ray Beckwith, and several dozen others. They were peers and classmates, […]

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Memorial Day is busy in Whitehall

Whitehall will honor its fallen heroes this weekend with a series of events throughout the community. American Legion Post 83 will conduct traditional Memorial Day services on Monday, May 28, beginning with an outdoor Catholic Mass at Our Lady of Angels cemetery at 8 a.m. The Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Michael Flannery, […]

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Preparations underway for school year in Granville

The 2013-14 school year begins Wednesday and ushers in some significant change within the Granville Central School District. The district […]

Students build community of trust

Transitioning from elementary school to middle school is easily one of the most difficult processes in an adolescent’s life, but […]

Village approves new parking law

Last Tuesday evening the Whitehall Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing to discuss a potential parking law, which […]

Changes abound as school year begins

With the school year starting next Thursday for Whitehall students, the district has gone through a transformation this summer, one […]

Test scores improve, but continue to lag behind

Granville students showed improvement in both math and English on the state tests but continue to lag behind their peers […]

Youth Center for sale

The Granville Police Benevolent Association has put its youth center up for sale. Sergeant Dave Williams said a lack of […]

Former resident dies in accident

A former Granville resident was killed Saturday night in a motor vehicle accident on I-87 in Albany. Matthew Fiske, 43, […]