Tag Archives: Fundraisers

Hoedown for Hope Saturday

By Jaime Thomas Combining good, old-fashioned dancing and food with a good cause, the second annual Harvest Hoedown for Hope will be held this Saturday, Sept. 28. The Haynes House of Hope, a comfort care home for the terminally ill, will present the fall-themed happening from 4 to 10 p.m. “It’s for a good cause. […]

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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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Annual auction tonight

By Jaime Thomas Anything and everything will be up for bid at the Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department’s annual auction tonight starting at 5:30 p.m. Jon Weiss, department captain, said the long-standing auction, which takes place outside the fire house on Route 133 in Pawlet Village, typically offers “anything under the sun.” Among other items there […]

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Connie Michaelsen Celebrating over 25 Years of Teaching Dance in Granville

By Todd Michaelsen My mother, Connie Michaelsen, has been teaching dance in Granville now for 26 years. She has shared her joy and passion with over 1,000 students in that time span.  In an era when “Mom and Pop” small businesses are vastly disappearing, she has grown her dance school nearly every year since her […]

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Local Girl Scouts staying busy

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By Jaime Thomas It’s cookie season for local girl scouts, but they’ve been keeping busy year round. “We do a lot throughout the year,” said Diane Wescott, Community Chair for the scouts. The local troop consists of girls from four towns including Granville, Whitehall, Hartford and Fort Ann. Wescott said the girls do a lot […]

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Food Pantry director: We need food

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Mark Koeble, director of the Whitehall Community Food Pantry, set a record last month he hopes he never breaks. “We provided food to 71 families this month (January). That’s the most I’ve done since I started doing this and I’ve been here 10 years. Every week I’m seeing more and more new faces.” Last Wednesday […]

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Flamingos fundraiser for Haynes House

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Haynes House of Hope has done a wide variety of fundraisers, ranging from dinner-dances and concerts to road races and raffles. Next up? Flamingos. The respite home’s “Flocking” fundraiser, which is already under way, works like this: A donor gives $25, and a group of volunteers plants a “flock” of plastic, pink flamingos on the […]

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Granville FFA part of fair record

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The more than 20 Granville FFA students who spent Sunday running the FFA barn and petting zoo turned out to be part of a record crowd at last week’s Washington County Fair in Greenwich. The FFA students, who traditionally staff the barn on the final day of the fair were among the 13,939 people who […]

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Girl touring Europe with People to People this summer

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              Emily Rock will be spending several weeks this summer taking in some of Europe’s most iconic landmarks. The soon-to-be sophomore at Whitehall High School will spend three weeks in Europe as a People to People ambassador. “I’m very excited,” said Emily. “My mother is a little nervous but […]

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Firefighters lend a hand

Stephanie VanGuilder with Santa, hoilding 16-month-old Maeranda in the North Granville Community Center Christmas Eve 2011.

Community comes together to help homeless fire victims     The Granville community came together Christmas Eve to help out two people who only days before lost everything they had in an early morning fire. Stephanie VanGuilder and her 16-month-old daughter Maeranda barely made it out of the fire that burned them out of their […]

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Classifieds 05/20/14

Norton, Rocque, Scrimo elected

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By Dan King The results are in and the three new faces on the Whitehall Board of Education will be […]

Celani, Bartholomew, McDermott, Torres win seats

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By Joshua Bassett The Granville CSD Board of Education faced a lot of possible changes Tuesday night, as four seats […]

Whitehall pledges support for medical marijuana facility

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By Dan King The number of Washington County municipalities pledging support for a medical marijuana growing facility in the county […]

Communities prepare for Memorial Day

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Patriotism will be the epicenter of life in the greater Washington County and Lakes Region Area next week. Many towns […]

Roads in Hartford to change hands, names

By Dan King “Old-timers” in Hartford will soon have to adjust to some street name changes in the town. The […]

Smith leads Horde youth movement

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By Laura McCusker The Granville High School tennis team played to a 6-2 record this spring. To help it achieve […]

Armstrong, Bartholomew at odds on park vandalism

By Dan King The top elected official in the town of Whitehall and the top elected official in the village […]

Washington County towns to get more back in sales tax

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By Dan King The Washington County Board of Supervisors voted Friday to allocate 7 percent of all total sales tax […]

Granville fifth-graders invention in contention

By Joshua Bassett Emily Powers, a fifth-grader at Granville Elementary School, said her messy desk served as an inspiration to […]

Town of Whitehall targets loose animals

By Dan King Whitehall town officials are looking to crack down on those who let their animals run loose. Officials […]

Hearing set on Hebron road abandonment

The Hebron Town Board will hold a public hearing at its meeting on June 25 regarding the possible abandonment of […]

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