Tag Archives: Christmas

Whitehallers get in festive spirit


By Matthew Saari It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas throughout the village of Whitehall. Volunteers and Christmas enthusiasts have been hitting the streets, arms loaded with lights, bows and garland to ensure their community reflects their holiday spirit. “I’ve noticed a lot of houses are decorated already,” said town board member Stephanie Safka. […]

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Santa Sightings: Area holiday events on tap

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Santa Claus Is Coming To Town By Ellen Ricks He’s making a list and he’s checking it twice, and he’s going to find out who’s naughty or nice. Yes, Santa Claus will be coming to a town near you. So get those cameras and lists ready, because here are all the places you can meet […]

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Police collect 500 pounds of food, clothing


By Lee Tugas Whitehall Police Chief Matt Dickinson was so jubilant that for once he forgot his dislike of photographs. Diving through a bag of clothing,” Dickinson crowed, “The nice people of Whitehall donated more than 500 pounds of food. We filled that police car.” Dickinson’s reference was to his department’s goal to fill a […]

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Area churches to hold Christmas Eve services

Santa might be a prominent figure at this time of year, but many local churches are offering services for those who find a different meaning for the season. Those who want to celebrate the original meaning of Christmas can do so at any of the listings below. The Granville Assembly of God, at 18 Bulkley […]

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Community Calendar 12/19/13

Thursday, Dec. 19   Project Help RUTLAND Project Help –– a four-decades-old charity in Rutland of Mount Saint Joseph Academy’s students, faculty and staff, parents, alumni and friends ––will be held this year on Thursday, Dec. 19 and Friday, Dec. 20.  On the first day, all of these volunteers will be joined by 8th graders […]

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Community Calendar 12/12/13

Thursday, Dec. 12   Homeless Animals RUTLAND Rutland County Humane Society at 765 Stevens Road in Pittsford reminds everyone to stop by the RCHS shelter to purchase an item that an animal needs, bring it to the shelter and get a Christmas ornament that represents the item. The range of needed items includes dog treats, […]

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Village overflowed for Christmas in Granville


By Jaime Thomas An estimated 800 to 1,000 people gathered in Veterans Park Friday night to watch the big man illuminate a huge display of lights. Everyone involved with the preparation—the village, Granville Area Chamber of Commerce, museums and more—was gushing about the event during and after the night. “I couldn’t be happier with how […]

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Christmas “Blue” for some

Service caters to those who aren’t merry By Jaime Thomas Though it’s touted as the most wonderful time of the year, for some Christmas season is filled with sadness rather than joy. To empathize with and support those going through difficult times, some churches hold a “Blue Christmas” or longest night service. At the West […]

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Turning rummage into gifts at give-away

By Jaime Thomas Black Friday and the start of the holiday season throw consumers into a buying frenzy, but some local people can’t afford to take part. Those who Sally Peterson, wife of Pastor Jim Peterson, describes as the working poor. To help fill the gap of Christmas shopping, the Petersons and the Granville Baptist […]

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Family celebrates two-year anniversary together


By Jaime Thomas Father’s Day can mean a lot to a man. But for Bill Walker, this Sunday marks his first as a father to not one, but four, new daughters. He and his wife, Nickie, both of whom are in their early thirties, adopted three of his nieces this past Christmas Eve, and he […]

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Area schools confer with police


By Matthew Saari School administrators throughout Washington County met with local and county law enforcement officials last week in an […]

‘School threat’ teen appears before judge

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By Krystle S. Morey The 17-year-old Granville High School student who allegedly made “threatening and intimidating statements” to several of […]

Whitehall school’s infrastructure ‘aging’ engineers say


By Matthew Saari Some of the Whitehall Central School buildings dates to its original construction 50 years ago. That concern […]

Hero firemen honored in Hampton

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By Matthew Saari For their heroic actions during a February structure fire, two firemen were honored during the Hampton Town […]

School Board petitions available

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By Matthew Saari and Krystle Morey School board elections will be held in May which means petitions are being made […]

North Country Freepress – 03/16/18


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Weekender – 03/16/18

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