Tag Archives: Holiday Season

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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A Christmas to remember: Whitehall resident celebrates two years cancer free

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Carrie Arquette has a lot to be grateful for during this holiday season. The amiable 33 year-old Whitehall resident has a loving husband, is a proud mother of two young children, and works as a sixth grade teacher at Granville Elementary School – a job she loves. She also has her health. This Christmas marks […]

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Granville tree lighting Friday

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Bundle up and grab a camera for the lighting of the village Christmas tree in Granville on Friday, Nov. 30. The Granville Area Chamber of Commerce has once again organized the event, which takes place in Veterans Park, as a way to bring in the holiday season. In a special, pre-Christmas appearance, Santa will arrive […]

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Dinner for a great cause

Get a warm fuzzy feeling from providing a warm fuzzy feeling. The Granville Rotary Club has a holiday tradition of working to make sure area children who need warm winter clothing the most have it; it’s called the annual Spirit of Christmas spaghetti dinner and it happens at Bernardo’s on Monday, Dec. 10. The spaghetti […]

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Churches looking for support

Churches in Granville have several charities going on during the holiday season. For the month of November, St. Mary’s food pantry is in need of desserts like cake mixes, brownie mixes and pudding. The MVEC is also requesting six apple or pumpkin pies for its Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 17. There is a sign-up sheet […]

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Iconic evergreen to come down

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This holiday season will be the last for Granville’s traditional Christmas tree. “It’s dead. It’s in really bad shape. The tree has to come down, and it will be taken down next spring,” said village Mayor Brian LaRose. “What we need to do now is replace it, and we’re going to look across the whole […]

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GHS ‘Adopt’ effort steps up again

Ssgt. Steve Palmer introduces Capt Ashleigh Davidson at the Adopt-a-Soldier Assembly Nov. 17 at GHS. More than 200 boxes were sent from the school to troops stationed overseas.

Take it from someone who’s been there – a package from home matters a great deal when you’re a world away from fiends and family during the holiday season and people are shooting at you. Capt. Ashleigh Davidson a 2004 Granville graduate who went on the West Point addressed the assembled students at the third […]

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Church group setting up Salvation Army in Granville

The Mettowee Valley Ecumenical Council constantly tries to find new ways to help the less fortunate in the Granville area and with this holiday season a new way to assist the needy will arrive. The council plans to partner with the Salvation Army to set up a Salvation Army Service Unit in Granville, Rev. Jim […]

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Donations and participants sought for Toys for Tots train

Members of American Legion Post 83 and volunteers from the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company are looking for local families who need a little assistance this holiday season. The organizations are gearing for up the Canadian Pacific Rails Toys for Tots Train annual stop in Whitehall at 11:15 a.m. on Dec. 4 and are asking needy […]

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School board expects spending increase next year

It’s shaping up to be a bumpy holiday season for administrators at Whitehall Central School. Although the district is two months away from releasing their first preliminary budget, Superintendent James Watson said officials are staring at an 8.6 percent increase already. “I’d love to paint you a happy picture, but I can’t do,” Watson said. […]

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Classifieds 12/17/14

Girls fall to Greenwich in opener

A stingy defense was too much for Granville to overcome in season opener Friday night. Granville was held to seven […]

Girls compete with Cougars

The Whitehall girls’ basketball team (0-3) is still seeking its first win of the season. However, the girls stuck with […]

Boys’ hoops handed first loss

After leaping out to a 2-0 start, the Whitehall boys’ basketball team was grounded at North Warren, 65-43. To say […]

Main Street rebounding, says dog salon owner

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By Dan King Malin Shepherd’s new dog salon on Main Street is a sign, she says, that the street is […]

What are you drinking?

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By Dan King If you live in the Village of Whitehall, your drinking water is perfectly healthy. That’s what the […]

Dared by friends, she write a novel

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By Derek Liebig It started with a dare. A few years ago, Granville resident Michele Sargent was having lunch with […]

Town to host hearing on fire protection

By Derek Liebig The town board will hold a public hearing later this month on proposed contracts for fire protection […]

School board discusses data, expenses

By Dan King The Whitehall Board of Education examined test data Monday and the analysis revealed the district still has […]

Village sewer fund gets $600,000 more

By Dan King The Village of Whitehall has received another $600,000 to work on sanitary and storm sewer separation in […]

All-star game for Milletts

Millett goes to Allstar game

By Dan King Whitehall-native Justin Millett, offensive lineman for the Glens Falls Green Jackets, represented his team at the Minor […]

Boys hoops fall in season opener

Greenwich’s ability to hit the outside shot sunk Granville in its season opener Friday night. The Witches hit 11 3-pointers […]