Tag Archives: Orchard

Drastic improvement for apple orchards this year

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By Jaime Thomas Dan Wilson is not downplaying that he’s pleased with his apple crop this year. “If it sounds like I’m really happy, it’s because I am,” the owner of Hicks Orchard said Monday. After taking a big hit last fall due to irregular weather, Wilson is glad to be looking at a season […]

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Orchard gives lunch to seniors

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By Jaime Thomas Dozens of seniors from Granville, along with a handful from Whitehall, gathered Thursday for a lunch that was hot by any definition. The group gathered at the Granville Senior Center, which was cooled slightly by drawn shades and many fans, but still remained toasty. The meal was provided by the Orchard Nursing […]

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Crews respond to electrical fire at The Orchard

By Jaime Thomas Area firefighters responded to an early morning fire at The Orchard Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre Tuesday morning. North Granville Fire Chief Scott McCullen said the call came in just before 7 a.m. for smoke seeping out of electrical sockets in all of the rooms in two wings of the nursing home. “They […]

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Arthur V. Galloway, 95

Arthur V. Galloway, 95, formerly of County Route 21, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2013, at the Orchard Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Granville. Born on Sept. 15, 1917 in Granville, he was the son the late William and Eva (DeKalb) Galloway. He received an honorable discharge from the United States Army, serving in […]

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Morwenna R. ( Hawke) Briggs, 86

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Morwenna R. ( Hawke) Briggs, Ann as she was known, passed into the loving arms of Jesus on March 17, 2013 at the Orchard Nursing Center where she resided the last four years. She was born to parents Percy and Irene Hawke in Devron, England on Jan. 25, 1927, one of nine children. Ann served […]

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Schumer visits Hicks Orchard to talk cider

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By Jaime Thomas New York state is the second largest apple producer in the United States, which creates a lot of fodder for hard cider production. However, high taxation and vague regulations have discouraged more apple growers from making cider, Sen. Charles Schumer said, so he’s taking action. The Brooklyn-based senator came to Slyboro CiderHouse […]

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Local Girl Scouts staying busy

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By Jaime Thomas It’s cookie season for local girl scouts, but they’ve been keeping busy year round. “We do a lot throughout the year,” said Diane Wescott, Community Chair for the scouts. The local troop consists of girls from four towns including Granville, Whitehall, Hartford and Fort Ann. Wescott said the girls do a lot […]

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Orchardists face difficult harvest

Dan Wilson has been growing apples for nearly 40 years and he’s never seen a season quite like this one. “We’ve been here on the farm since 1974 and it’s the worst season we’ve seen. The only thing that compares was a severe hail storm that occurred right before harvest in the mid 1980’s, and […]

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Burglary ring busted

Four local teens by have been charged by State Police and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in a series of arrests tied to a series of burglaries this past summer. Police arrested two teens Tuesday, Sept. 20 charging each with one count of the Class D Felony third-degree burglary. Charged, and remanded at the time […]

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North Granville and Penrhyn fire chiefs Scott McCullen and Milt Dunbar, far right, make thier way around the remains of the County Route 23 barn of Dan Wilson and Susan Knapp. The barn caved in just before 5 p.m. Sunday, no one was injured.

As snow builds up, roof concerns mount The snowiest winter in many years brings with it a unique set of challenges for residents as a season’s worth of accumulation remains on building roofs across the area, in some cases having dire results. Although no injuries, loss of equipment or livestock occurred, a Middle Granville barn […]

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Search for Sasquatch resumes, forty years later

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By Dan King It’s been 40 years since the first reported Sasquatch sighting in Whitehall and now the quest to […]

Apathy leaves trustee seat vacant

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By Dan King Whitehall’s mayor-elect, Ken Bartholomew was hoping someone would emerge to take his old trustee position, but that […]

Jane O’Shea resigns, cites issues with board

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By Derek Liebig A Granville principal is resigning at the end of the school year because of a disagreement over […]

Whitehall Elks honor three for service

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By Dan King Ken McKee, an old Whitehall Elk, used to tell his kids that the acronym BPOE stood for […]

Reelected, incumbents face challenges

By Derek Liebig Members of the Granville Village Board will be together for at least two more years. Incumbents Dean […]

Keough to plant community garden

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By Dan King A Whitehall High School student has come up with a creative way to support local charity and […]

Whitehall school officials want bobsled club back

By Dan King Until this year, Whitehall High School was the only school in the country with a bobsled club, […]

District, school administrators reach pact

By Derek Liebig The Granville Central School District and the Granville Administrators’ Association, with five members, reached agreement last week […]

Karas not concerned about budget

By Dan King Despite fiscal concerns voiced Board of Education member Frank Barber, Whitehall Central School Business Administrator Joe Karas […]

Whitehall/Fort Ann wrestlers raise $600 for cancer research

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Senior wrestler Julian Barber’s charity wrestling idea caught on with his teammates during the season, to the tune of $600. […]

Sasquatch sightings on the rise

By Dan King Officials say the snowy weather has driven local Sasquatches out of the woods and caused them to […]