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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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, […]