By Jaime Thomas After all the preparations and a significant snowfall, the sap is flowing and it’s time for Maple Fest. For about two decades, the Poultney Chamber of Commerce has sponsored the event, and this year there will be no shortage of maple-themed things to do. “It’s going to be excellent; it’s a spring [...]
By Jaime Thomas For almost 65 years, Burt and Christine Thompson have enjoyed each other’s company. The two attended Hartford Central School together, and Burt, who is six years her senior, worked on Christine’s father’s farm. But it wasn’t until he returned from serving with the army in the South Pacific during World War II [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Jenna Brown, Lauren Edwards and Shelley Fairbanks reached the pinnacle of Girl Scouting Sunday as the trio received the Girl Scout Gold Award. The ceremony looked back at the 13 years building up to the event as the trio receiving the award begins to look forward to the next stage of their lives post high [...]
Events postponed by bad weather Continued heavy rains and an uncertain but bleak forecast forced the postponement of Fourth of July festivities in Granville Thursday.
Andrea C. Decker of Granville passed away on Aug. 26, 2008 at Glens Falls Hospital. Andrea was born on Oct. 25, 1948 in Albany, the daughter of Rev. Fred and Clara (McDonald) Jones. Andrea had been a Certified Nurses Aid at Indian River Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility. She was a member of the Methodist Church. [...]
Anita M. Sheffield, a former resident of Whitehall, New York, Oswego, New York and Caroga Lake, New York, died in Kissimmee, Florida July 18, 2007, at the age of 95. She was predeceased in 1996 by her husband of 64 years, George Sheffield. Anita, daughter of Charles and Mae Wilcox Richmond, was [...]