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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Banner year for Whitehall RailRiders

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By Dan King This year has been fantastic for the Whitehall RailRiders snowmobile club, in more ways than one. For […]

Granville MMA fighter to be featured on CNN

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By Derek Liebig A Granville woman who has spent two-and-a-half years training in mixed martial arts will have her story […]

Students, faculty join to boost school spirit

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By Derek Liebig Granville Central School pride was alive and well, at least for one night, as students, faculty and […]

Boy Scout Troop 83 Moving Forward

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By Dan King Boy Scout Troop 83 in Whitehall is in a transition, but new scoutmaster Jason Ashline says he’s […]

Whitehall golf second in state for GPA

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The fall 2014 season was great for Whitehall athletes on the course and field, and it continues in the classroom. […]

WHS to host musical Friday and Saturday

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Students at Whitehall High School will be performing a musical this weekend. March 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. each […]

Teacup auction

The Wells United Methodist Church will host a Giant Teacup Auction on Friday, March 13, at the Modern Woodman Hall […]

Solomon Northup reenactor in Salem

The Salem Courthouse Community Center, 25 East Broadway, continues its March Civil War series at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March […]

Village of Granville taxes to increase

By Derek Liebig A decrease in revenues will lead to a tax increase for village residents. The Granville Village Board […]

Ice fishing clinic at Carter’s Pond

Families who wish to learn the sport of ice fishing are welcome to attend a free ice fishing clinic taking […]

Granville man arrested for heroin

A Granville man is facing drug charges after he was found in possession of heroin and marijuana. Brian L. James, […]

Legault officially leaving in May

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By Dan King Whitehall Central School Superintendent Liz Legault will leave the district in May. Legault was officially introduced as […]