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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 05/27/14

Hampton Firehouse sale looms

Hampton firehouse

By Joshua Bassett Barring someone petitioning for a public referendum within 30 days of May 20, the Hampton Town Board […]

Whitehall Elementary honors fallen heroes

Winners of the citizenship awards

By Dan King Although the weather started chilly on Thursday, it turned nice just in time for the annual Whitehall […]

Huge turnout for Whitehall parade

Charles Austin and Henry Gurney escort Cathy Aiken to place the wreath

By Dan King “I didn’t even know there were this many people in Whitehall,” a spectator said as he watched […]

Granville High School honors fallen soldiers

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By Joshua Bassett Granville High School’s gym was quiet Friday afternoon as many gathered there to give thanks to the […]

Hot dog contest next weekend

By Joshua Bassett After a one-year hiatus, the “What’s Up Dawgs Hot Dawg Eating Contest” is back. The event will […]

Hundreds join in Granville parade

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By Joshua Bassett Hundreds gathered Monday on Granville’s Main Street and in Veterans Park to honor and celebrate those lost […]

Car rally to boast more than just cars

According to organizers of the Penrhyn Engine Co. Car Rally in Middle Granville, they’ve seen it all over the years. […]

Beauty will be rewarded

The Slate Valley Garden Club is taking submissions for the organization’s annual beautification awards from now until August. Anyone with […]

Pratts question Hampton coverage

By Joshua Bassett During the public participation portion of a Hampton Town Board meeting last week, Arnie Pratt and his […]

Slate Valley Museum to host ‘spring tasting’

By Laura McCusker The Slate Valley Museum in Granville will host its first-ever Spring Tasting on the Alley on Saturday, […]

Granville FFA goes to convention

Granville FFA Convention pic

By Tara Cook New York State FFA 2014-2015 vice-president Seth Browe, was elected to be the 2015-2016 District 3 FFA […]

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