Tag Archives: Holiday Season

Food Pantry director: We need food

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

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

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

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

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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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, […]

Quarryman not returning

One of Main Street’s most well known residents has been missing for years and it doesn’t appear he will be […]

Marion M. Watrous Donaldson, 94

Marion M. Watrous Donaldson, 94, of Adams Street went into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, […]

Classifieds 08/27/14

Matthew Fiske, 43

Matthew Parker Fiske, 43, passed away Aug. 24 as a result of a tragic automobile accident. One of God’s brightest […]

Northshire Freepress 08/22/14