Tag Archives: Keynote Speaker

SolarFest this weekend

By Jaime Thomas Musicians, music lovers and sustainability enthusiasts are getting ready to take full advantage of the sun at the 19th annual SolarFest this weekend. The sustainable living festival, which takes place from July 12 to 13, bills itself as the only event of its kind in the Northeast, where a traditional sustainable living […]

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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 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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Whitehall in National Geographic web spotlight

Whitehall will be well represented on a Lakes to Locks and National Geographic co-branded website that will be unveiled next week in Glens Falls. The interactive site, which aims to promote Geotourism in the region that represents the Lakes to Locks corridor, features more than ten contributions from Whitehall, including historical, cultural, recreational and commercial […]

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Whitehall Remembers toll of Wars

By Derek Liebig Scottie Stream, 39, and Tyler Parten, 24, aren’t from Whitehall and almost certainly never stepped foot in the community, but it didn’t stop Lieutenant Colonel Paul Somersall from evoking their names during Monday’s Memorial Day Ceremony. Both were exemplary soldiers stationed in Afghanistan. And both lost their lives serving their country. Stream, […]

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Police seek grant for vests

By Dan King Bulletproof vests get old and worn out after about five years, so the village of Whitehall is […]

Village requires officers leave near Whitehall

Police forces exist to “serve and protect” the jurisdiction that they serve and village officials think that can be done […]

Officials debate framework of law

By Dan King A contentious discussion about a potential nuisance law led one village trustee to contemplate his role on […]

School years begins with purpose

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Vivid maroon banners with the phrase, “Excellence is our standard, not our goal,” are now draped upon all buildings on […]

Village tardy in submitting discharge reports

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By Dan King Whitehall is behind on submitting the Discharge Monitoring Report for the wastewater treatment plant, dating back to […]

Boy Scout seeks to revitalize cemetery

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By Dan King John Hollister, a tenth grader at Whitehall High School has come up with a unique community service […]