Tag Archives: Basket Party

Whitehall teacher eyes new playground

Holly Pelky, a first-grade teacher at Whitehall Elementary School, is hoping to build a new playground behind the school. Pelky told the Board of Education that she has applied to KaBOOM! for a $15,000 grant to build a new playground. KaBOOM! is a national non-profit organization that helps build playgrounds. The grant would provide $9,000 […]

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Skene Manor to raffle quilt

Skene Manor Quilt

The Skene Manor is offering folks the chance to win a hand-stitched quilt. The manor is selling raffle tickets for a queen-sized quilt and will announce the winner at the organizations annual basket party in November. Tickets can be purchased at the Skene Manor and cost $5. The quilt will be on display in the […]

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Prescription drug abuse a local problem

By Jaime Thomas It gives a whole new meaning to basket party, but not in a good way. Teenagers dump various prescription medications into a bin, pick one at random and take it to get high. It has been dubbed ‘pharming,’ and it’s a serious trend that’s sweeping the nation and hitting hard locally, too. […]

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People to People basket party Saturday at PK Hill

A fundraiser for a local student who will be traveling to Western Canada as a People to People student ambassador will be held later this month at PK Hill in Comstock. The basket party will benefit Sadie Sheldrick, a fifth grade student at Whitehall Elementary School who will travel to the Canadian west as a […]

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Basket party to benefit People to People

A benefit basket party for a local student who will be traveling as a People to People student ambassador will be held later this month at PK Hill in Comstock. The event will benefit Sadie Sheldrick, a fifth grade student at Whitehall Elementary School who will travel to the Canadian west as a People to […]

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Maple, maple, everywhere


By Jaime Thomas After all the preparations and a significant snowfall, the sap is flowing and it’s time for Maple Fest. For about two decades, the Poultney Chamber of Commerce has sponsored the event, and this year there will be no shortage of maple-themed things to do. “It’s going to be excellent; it’s a spring […]

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Teacup auction at Methodist Church Saturday

The Whitehall United Methodist Church will host its teacup auction this Saturday. The event will be held on Saturday, March 16, at the church. Doors are set to open at 11 a.m. and drawings will be held at 1 p.m. A teacup auction is similar to a basket party except that individual items and not […]

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WHS Drama Club basket party Sunday

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Cheryl Putorti can vouch for the Whitehall Drama Club’s flair for the dramatic. About this time every year, Putorti begins to question whether she’ll have enough baskets for the club’s annual basket party and every year the baskets arrive, even if it’s only a few days before the event. Last week at this time, Putorti […]

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Benefit basket party planned for cancer victim

A benefit for a local man with who is battling multiple cancers will be held at the Whitehall Athletic Club next month. A basket party to benefit Michael Kennedy will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9. Doors are scheduled to open at 11 a.m. with drawings set to begin at 1 p.m. In late October, […]

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Skene Manor basket party on Saturday

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If you’ve never seen a small fireplace inside a basket, chances are you’ve never been to the Skene Manor Basket Party. The event features at least 100 baskets — sometimes more — and is one of the largest events of its type in the area, attracting upwards of 300 people. “It’s the largest one-day fundraiser […]

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Putortis discuss LGBTQ issues in the Church


By Dan King Being gay in the Catholic Church is not an easy thing. With Pope Francis making his first-ever […]

Karas leaves


By Dan King Whitehall Central School business manager Joe Karas has left the district, leaving Gregg Chappell, director of special […]

Dry summer takes toll on area water supplies


By Dan King and Christina Scanlon A record-dry summer has taken its toll throughout the country, and Northern Washington County is […]

New Schoony’s owners look to return to general store roots


By Christina Scanlon A 1911 photo of what is today Schoonys Country Store shows a long two-story building with expanded […]

First Friday to be frighteningly good

By Christina Scanlon The rescheduling of First Friday events at the Pember Library and Museum and the Slate Valley Museum […]

A ‘really great student’ sets her sights on goal

By Christina Scanlon Lidia Medrano-Garcia had almost forgotten about a form she’d filled out at the end of her junior […]

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