Tag Archives: American Legion

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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Granville tree lighting Friday

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Bundle up and grab a camera for the lighting of the village Christmas tree in Granville on Friday, Nov. 30. The Granville Area Chamber of Commerce has once again organized the event, which takes place in Veterans Park, as a way to bring in the holiday season. In a special, pre-Christmas appearance, Santa will arrive […]

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North Country Freepress – 09/21/18

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518 Wheels – 09/20/18

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Bomb squad called to Granville village

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By Krystle S. Morey Mettowee Street was abuzz with law enforcement activity Sunday afternoon. “They found a grenade,” said Granville […]

Class C looms as enrollment jumps

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall athletes may be looking at a future of competing against the likes of Cambridge, Greenwich, Hoosick […]

Safety officers take to school hallways

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari   A new school year has begun, and with it comes a new […]

Dresden firemen seek more funds

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By Matthew Saari The firemen in Dresden are seeking a budget increase – potentially the first in 15 years. Members […]

Sasquatch Calling Festival returns Sept. 29

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By Matthew Saari The hills and vales of the bucolic Whitehall countryside will be resonating with the deep, sonorous calls […]

North Country Freepress – 09/14/18

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518 Wheels – 09/13/18

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Village debates, OKs pig farm

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall trustees had to roll out extra chairs last Thursday to accommodate everyone interested in the proposed […]

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