Tag Archives: Local Churches

Bell ringing campaign to help those in need

The local arm of a charitable effort that raised several thousand dollars for people in need is poised to help even more people this year. Bell ringers for the annual Salvation Army red kettle campaign will soon be out again in Whitehall and Granville, “Doing the Most Good.” Last year’s bell-ringing campaign, which was the […]

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Bells to ring to Veterans Day

Bells will ring out again throughout Washington County this Veterans Day. At the urging of Dana Haff, Hartford town supervisor, churches throughout the county and one in West Pawlet, Vt., will ring their bells for one minute as a revival of an old tradition to honor veterans. Haff said he started sending out letters to […]

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Jesus Fest, Christian music festival this Saturday

“It’s All About Jesus Fest” is all about music, fellowship and community. The second annual Christian music event returns to the Skenesborough Canalside Park from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1. The festival, which is a free event for people of all ages, will feature contemporary Christian music from a half dozen […]

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Golf Tourney looking for donations, players

Paul D’Amico understands the toll the current economic climate has had on many of the community’s nonprofit and civic organizations, and in an effort to help, he’s organizing a charity golf tournament. The New York versus Vermont Border War Charity Golf Tournament will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 28, at the Valley […]

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Flood clean-up Saturday

By Derek Liebig Help is on its way. The Bay Road Presbyterian Church Neighbor to Neighbor Mission Team that met with residents coping with flooding along Lake Champlain and pledged their assistance has scheduled a work day in Whitehall this weekend. Janice Holding, co-leader of the team said volunteers will meet near the Skenesborough Fire […]

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Residents seek help with flooding issues

By Derek Liebig About three dozen residents attended a public hearing Tuesday evening with a single question on their minds: How can you help us? The question was posed by home owners, tenants and land owners who have been affected by flooding along Lake Champlain and was directed at public officials and representatives from local […]

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Vacation Bible school scheduled

The town’s five churches will come together for a vacation Bible school Feb. 20 to 22 at the Whitehall United Methodist Church on Greenmount Cemetery Road. “We’ve worked together before, and this is just an extension of that,” said UMC Pastor the Rev. Ginny Deyo, who noted the churches have worked together on summer Bible […]

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Hard Times spur growing need for help

As the nation’s economy continues to struggle with high unemployment rates, the effects are increasingly being felt in Granville and surrounding areas. With jobs remaining scarce and some employers reducing hours, organizers of local programs aimed at helping people in need say they are feeling the strain of hard times. JoAnn Holland, organizing force of […]

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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, […]