Tag Archives: American Legion

Parades, meals, ceremonies on tap

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari Veterans Day will be here on Sunday, Nov. 11, and several local organizations are giving people the opportunity to honor our nation’s servicemen and women. Those interested in sharing a meal with a veteran, attending a ceremony honoring veterans, or simply stopping by an area monument will have […]

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Amtrak derails Toys for Tots tradition

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By Matthew Saari One of Whitehall’s most cherished holiday traditions may be at an end. Amtrak announced last week that its train will not be hauling Santa Claus, U.S. Marines and bags full of toys for children this year as a part of the Marines’ annual Toys for Tots program due to new guidelines the […]

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Toys for Tots comes to town Sunday

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By Dan King One of the holiday season’s most popular Whitehall traditions will take place this Sunday. The Marine Corps Toys for Tots Train will roll into the Amtrak station at 10:40 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6, in front of what will most likely be a packed crowd. “We want as many people as we […]

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Legion to remedy veterans’ wall

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By Dan King American Legion Post 83 in Whitehall continues to find ways to honor our nation’s heroes – particularly those from Whitehall. The Legion’s newest project will be to restore the Veterans’ Wall inside Riverside Veterans’ Memorial Park. American Legion members constructed the wall in 1992 and legionnaires decided it was time to rejuvenate […]

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Area towns celebrate Memorial Day

By Jaime Thomas Veterans, bands, music and prayer will all be part of the Granville and Hartford Memorial Day Parade festivities next Monday, May 27. At 8 a.m. the American Legion will start off the day with a laying of the wreath ceremony at Granville High School. An hour later, they will do a ceremony […]

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Benefit dinner Saturday for Jr. Shooters

Whitehall Elks 1491 will host a spaghetti dinner on from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, at the lodge on North Williams Street. The meal will benefit the Whitehall Junior Shooting Program. Dinners are $8 and take outs will be available. The Elks and the American Legion will split the expenses for this […]

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Macura named legionnaire of the year

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Justin Macura, a 2006 graduate of Granville High School who served in combat in Afghanistan, has received the Legionnaire Award for outstanding service to the American Legion. He received his American Legion eligibility through his service with the Vermont National Guard, including a combat deployment to Afghanistan with “C” Troop of the 1/172 Cavalry.  He […]

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Community Calendar 12/27/12

Thursday December 27 Children’s Activity GLENS FALLS The World Awareness Children’s Museum in Glens Falls will offer a European Holiday Traditions activity for ages 6 to 11 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 27 and 28. Sweden and Mexico will be the focus on Thursday, Russia and Finland on Friday. Cost/registration: […]

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Holiday basketball tournaments next week

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Whitehall Tournament begins Wednesday Whitehall’s gymnasium will be the sight of eight basketball games in two days as the Railroaders present their annual Whitehall Holiday Tournament. The tournament, which has become an annual tradition in Whitehall, offers fans the opportunity to watch an out of state rivalry and an Adirondack League grudge match between the […]

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Jeff Roberts named Poultney ‘Citizen of the Year’

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A Poultney man whose actions led to the apprehension of a pair of bank robbers last November has been selected as the Poultney Chamber of Commerce’s “Citizen of the Year.” Jeff Roberts, known affectionately as “Jeff the Barber,” will officially receive the distinction during a ceremony at the Poultney American Legion at 5 p.m. on […]

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Former church being transformed

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By Adam Cook   The Middle Granville Presbyterian Church on Route 22A has stood empty for the better part of […]

School bus passer ticketed

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By Krystle S. Morey A driver who claims she was “not paying attention” is facing legal ramifications after she drove […]

Dresden rushes to pass budget

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By Matthew Saari The Town of Dresden is attempting to fine-tune a budget, hold a public hearing and approve its […]

$100K to be returned to state

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By Krystle S. Morey The village of Granville will reluctantly return about $100,000 in grant money to the State of […]

Holiday meals to be offered

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Thanksgiving is coming soon and many churches and community organizations will open their doors to the public for a holiday […]

Obituary: Patricia W. Folger

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Patricia W. Folger, 75,  passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2018 after a long illness and a short stay at […]

Obituary: Faith S. Pitlak

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Faith S. Pitlak Poultney, VT – Faith Sarah Pitlak, passed away at her home on Lake St. Catherine, a place […]

Obituary: Emmi E. Loomis

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Emmi E. Loomis Granville, NY – Emmi E. Loomis, age 82, passed away peacefully at Granville Center, following a brief […]

North Country Freepress – 11/09/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 11/09/18

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Obituary: Donald Levesque

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Donald “Don” Levesque went peacefully to his home in Heaven on Sunday, October 28, 2018 with his loving wife Barbara […]

Obituary: Robert J. Rozell

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Robert J. Rozell, 57 of Hampton passed away peacefully October 31, 2018 at home after a short battle with Pancreatic […]

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