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

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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

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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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Torres will coach – again

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By Krystle S. Morey After a months-long process of back-and-forth appointments, rescinded hires and resignations, Mario Torres has been named […]

500 alumni attend Whitehall All-Class Reunion

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By Dan King Alumni from 19 states and two foreign countries made their way to Whitehall for the Whitehall High […]

Local couple to reopen Scotties’

Mark and Edie Pickard of Granville purchased Scotties’, a long-time diner and gift shop on Main Street, last week. The couple plans to preserve the atmosphere of the former Scotties’.

By Krystle S. Morey After about six months of negotiations, Scotties’ has been sold – and to a local couple. […]

Hicks tasked with reuniting school board

School Board President Audrey Hicks was reelected Monday, July 11. She is pictured here being sworn in at the board’s reorganizational meeting.

By Krystle S. Morey Focusing on academics, improving the graduation rate and boosting student participation are just a few things […]

Feature: ‘I’ve had a lot of fun in my life’

Margaret Lloyd Hoey

By Dan King Margaret Lloyd Hoey has seen a little bit of everything in her lifetime. The 95-year-old Whitehall High […]

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