Tag Archives: Breast Cancer

Making Strides Breast Cancer walk next Sunday

Jennifer McDermott didn’t turn to the American Cancer Society for support when she was diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago. But that wouldn’t stop her from pointing others in that direction. McDermott is the volunteer event chair for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Rutland County, Vt., which will be held on Sunday, Oct. […]

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Cancer survivor gives back

By Derek Liebig Jennifer McDermott remembers the emotions: shock, disbelief and denial. She was 35 years old and in the prime of her life. She ate right, was active and by all accounts, healthy. Which is why she was stunned when her doctor told her she had cancer. The mother of three found a lump […]

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Hartford woman racing against cancer

You could say Beth Cook is predisposed to cancer. The Hartford resident and mother of two carries a gene that gives her an estimated 87 percent chance of having breast cancer in her life and a 42 percent chance of having ovarian cancer. She’s not going to sit down and take it though; in fact, […]

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Registration open for 21st Race for the Cure

Twenty-first birthdays are special, and this one is no different. The 21st Annual Vermont Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure kicks off in Manchester, Vt., on Saturday, Sept. 21. That’s just over a month away, and there’s still plenty of time to register, pledge, volunteer, or form or join a team by going to […]

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Students honor teacher

Sixth-grade students wore pink recently in honor of Carrie Arquette, a teacher at the school who battled breast cancer two years ago. Nick Thomas, a student, came up with the idea with his mom Donna and kept it a secret from Arquette. “I was very surprised when I came in this morning,” Arquette said. Pictured […]

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Soccer splits pair

Four different players scored for Whitehall as the girls rolled to a 4-1 win over Salem on Oct. 2. Rebecca Lavin, Rachel Lavin, Caitlyn Sanford and Cariana Jones each recorded goals for Whitehall and Kelsey Farley made 11 saves. Caroline McKeighan scored a late second-half goal for Salem. Whitehall scored early and often as it […]

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Making Strides event kicks off fundraising

The 10th annual Washington County Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event is scheduled to kick off at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7, at Salem Central School. Come and enjoy a beautiful autumn walk on scenic back roads, while raising funds and awareness for breast cancer. “Bank Night” will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 3, […]

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Volleyball tournament for charity in works

Kate Becker has been Granville High School’s volleyball coach for less than three weeks now, but she’s bursting with the excitement as she looks another three weeks down the road. “We’re really looking forward to ‘Ace For The Cure,’ said Becker, whose team will host its third annual tournament, inviting in Waterford-Halfmoon, Hadley-Luzerne and Warrensburg […]

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A smashing start: Washington County Fair kicks off with demoilition derby

Kaela Sexton had been eagerly anticipating this year’s Washington County Fair for months, but not for the reasons you may think. The Granville resident and mother of a three-year-old daughter attends the fair nearly every summer, but this year was different. This year she could drive — not to the fair, she’s been able to […]

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Sports volleyball – Ace for the Cure

Granville finished third in the Saturday ‘Ace for the Cure’ tournament with Adirondack League power Hadley-Luzerne taking home first place. The real winner was breast cancer research as the second tournament raise over $500. Head Coach Aris Allen said the gate fee for the tournament would be by donation and patrons dug deep. Falling in […]

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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, […]