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Overview of Horace Greeley Writers Conference by Catherine Oliverio

An inspirational Horace Greeley Writer’s Conference held Sat., Oct. 15, proved to be a successful forum for all in attendance. What better way to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Greeley’s birth and a day filled with dynamic writing? Linda Nye Knowlton, president of the Horace Greeley Foundation made opening remarks and introduced the presenters. Two […]

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Horace Greeley Writer’s Conference Video

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Horace Greeley Writer’s Conference

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Here’s what’s inside…over view of conference by Catherine Oliverio, news stories by attendees on talk by Mickey Rapkin and video of Ann Duncan and a picture of Mickey Rapkin with Linda Nye Knowlton

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Mickey Rapkin by Linda Nye Knowlton

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“Take a leap of faith” is what  Mickey Rapkin, keyote speaker at the Horace Greeley Writers’ Conference told the group on Saturday! Having a job as Senior Editor of GQ Magazine was prestigious, but did not totally fulfill his dream as a successful writer. Mickey, who is from New York City, graduated cum laude from […]

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The Pitch-Perfect Geek

By Burnham Holmes   “I refused to let this be the last time I ever wrote a book, the end of the story,” said Mickey Rapkin to an audience of 20 at the Horace Greeley Writers’ Conference at the Poultney Methodist Church on Main Street on Saturday, October 15th.   Rapkin, a 2000 graduate of […]

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Mickey Rapkin by Cori Rail

Mickey Rapkin, author of Pitch Perfect and Theater Geek, was the keynote speaker at the 2011 Horace Greeley Writers’ Conference in Poultney this past weekend. His message to those who aspire to be published: “believe in yourself.” Rapkin recounted his journey to become a writer and told how he overcame several self-imposed detours along the […]

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Mickey Rapkin by Joanna Tebbs Young

“Banging [his] head against the ceiling” actually worked out pretty well for New York City author of Pitch Perfect and Theater Geek, Mickey Rapkin. As Rapkin told participants at the Horace Greeley Writers’ Conference on Saturday, October 15 in Poultney, VT, he could never quite believe what was happening as his life took twists and […]

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Mickey Rapkin by Samantha Albala

Mickey Rapkin, New York City writer and keynote speaker at this weekend’s Horace Greeley writer’s conference, teaches the importance of perseverance and never giving up on your ideas. Mickey Rapkin, an author and alumni of Cornell University, could not say if there was a reason why he became a writer. He is now known for […]

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Kids learn about theater, local history

By Derek Liebig   A fictional character who dined with the Pilgrims at the first Thanksgiving, sailed the seas with Christopher Columbus, witnessed the Battle of Valcour and lent Horace Greeley a helping hand is now helping local youths learn about theater and Whitehall history. “Summer Theater with Johnny Vic” is a free children’s theater […]

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Poultney High School News

National Honors Society On Friday, Oct. 22, the PHS chapter of the National Honors Society (NHS) participated in a community service project at the senior center. Under the guidance of Mary Thomas, executive director of the Young at Heart Senior Center, the group of students raked leaves around the center’s property. NHS will accomplish a number of […]

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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

Dog Salon

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?

Whitehall water

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 […]