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

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

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

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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Preparations underway for school year in Granville

The 2013-14 school year begins Wednesday and ushers in some significant change within the Granville Central School District. The district […]

Students build community of trust

Transitioning from elementary school to middle school is easily one of the most difficult processes in an adolescent’s life, but […]

Village approves new parking law

Last Tuesday evening the Whitehall Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing to discuss a potential parking law, which […]

Changes abound as school year begins

With the school year starting next Thursday for Whitehall students, the district has gone through a transformation this summer, one […]

Test scores improve, but continue to lag behind

Granville students showed improvement in both math and English on the state tests but continue to lag behind their peers […]

Youth Center for sale

The Granville Police Benevolent Association has put its youth center up for sale. Sergeant Dave Williams said a lack of […]

Former resident dies in accident

A former Granville resident was killed Saturday night in a motor vehicle accident on I-87 in Albany. Matthew Fiske, 43, […]