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Hometown Holiday in Veterans Park

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Sleigh bells will be ringing and carolers singing as the Hometown Holiday Festival signals the official start of the holiday season to Granville Friday night, Dec. 2. The Granville Area Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event invites everyone out to welcome the Holiday Season in Veterans Park beginning at 6 p.m. Santa gives the eight reindeer a […]

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Hometown Holiday to light tree Dec. 2

Revellers gather around the fire ring on a chilly Hometown Holiday evening. Despite cold temps, the event is well attended each year as Santa comes to town to light the Granville Christmas tree.

The Hometown Holiday Festival returns to Granville Friday night, Dec. 2 as the Granville Area Chamber of Commerce invites everyone out to officially start off the Holiday Season in Veterans Park beginning at 6 p.m. Festivities will run until about 7 p.m. or until each child has received a gift from Santa. Chamber President Kerri […]

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Sheriffs to speak to seniors

Scott Stark from the Washington County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit and his canine companion Nassie will be at the Washington County Meal Site at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4 at the American Legion on 148 Main Street in Whitehall. Seniors are invited to come by for lunch and a demonstration of Nassie’s crime fighting […]

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Myer continues to gather support for monument

The effort to erect a stone monument off of Memorial Lane continues to gather steam, organizer Lila Myer said Saturday. “The stone has been ordered, it’s on its way,” she said. Fundraisers have gathered more than $2,500 towards to $4,000 cost of the finished monument to accompany the twin rows of trees planted to recognize […]

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Youth League forced to raise fees

By Bill Toscano Local families will have to pay more for their children to participate in baseball and softball and will also be required to sell a specific number of raffle tickets as well. Whitehall Youth League President John Hoagland said the changes are a result of the elimination of coin-drop collections, which accounted for […]

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Youth League seeks fund-raising ideas

By Bill Toscano The Whitehall Youth League, which provides more than 225 youths in grades 3-6 the chance to play baseball and offers football and cheerleading to about 70, has lost one-third of its funding because of the ban on coin drops. “If you add everything up, we probably spend about $20,000, and about one-third […]

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Manchester first at county oratorical contest

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It was a hard decision for the judges, but when all was said and done at last Friday’s Washington County Oratorical Contest, Granville High School senior John Manchester emerged as the winner, advancing to the New York State Departmental Competition on Saturday, Jan. 14, at Plattsburgh High School. Manchester placed first among six student orators […]

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Horde boys top Corinth

Senior Jamie Hicks scores two of his 19 here in the first half against the Corinth Tomahawks as Granville took the non-league win 53-42. Hicks led all scorers.

The Golden Horde pulled away in the final quarter of play Thursday, Dec. 23, for a 53-42 non-league road win over the Corinth Tomahawks. The Golden Horde moved to 3-2 overall with the win heading into hosting the American Legion holiday tournament Dec. 28 and 29. Senior Jamie Hicks led all scorers with 19 points […]

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Legion honors Civil War veteran

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A 20-year mission was accomplished. Members of the Whitehall and Granville American Legions made the relatively short hike from the side of North Street up to the grave site of Solomon Rodd on Thursday, Nov. 18, paying respects to a renewed resting place thanks to the efforts of his descendant, Gary Rodd. “I had no […]

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No drops hurt local fire companies

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Could this be the end of a long-standing fundraising activity? After Whitehall police responded to a complaint from a Whitehall resident concerning the traffic pattern being blocked on Poultney Street due to an American Legion coin drop fundraiser, members of the local fire companies expressed concern that they would also be targeted. “We do our […]

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