Tag Archives: Parishioners

Giving thanks: Community dinner an opportunity for fellowship

Thanksgiving is an occasion to come together and enjoy the fellowship of family and friends. On Thursday, Maxine Willis will do just that, but with a very large and extended family. Willis is one of several volunteers who helps organize the Companions in Christ Fellowship Committee’s annual Thanksgiving dinner, which will be held from noon […]

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Priest leaving after 5 years: Father Flannery leaving for Greenville

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Father Michael Flannery, who has served Whitehall and the surrounding communities’ Catholic population, led his final weekend Mass at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church on Sunday. Flannery, who has spent the last five years as the head of the Roman Catholic Church in Whitehall, St. Ann’s in Fort Ann, and the Chapel of the […]

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Looking back over 2011

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Think back to Jan. 1, 2010. The year was starting with new promise. Jay Niles was the village mayor and the parishioners of St. Mary’s Catholic Church were anxiously awaiting a new pastor. We had no idea just how wild the year’s weather would be. People in West Pawlet regularly shopped at Dutchie’s Store, patrons […]

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St. Mary’s welcomes Father Joe

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St. Mary’s is buzzing with activity these days. Parishioners zip in and out of the doors as they help the Rev. Joseph Arockiasamy (pronounced A-row-ki-sa-mi) get settled on Bulkley Avenue. Someone is helping to clean the kitchen; another parishioner helps by taking cardboard boxes to be recycled, and still another is taking out the garbage […]

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That’s the Spirit

Doug Baker carves up some turkey Sunday afternoon in Raceville as the United Methodist Church put on its inaugural Thanksgiving dinner.

Sometimes it’s the people who give of themselves who end up the most thankful during the holiday season. From one end of the former milking parlor now known as the Raceville Community Hall to the other, Sunday’s smiling faces told the story of a fun but tiring day and the joy of a home-cooked meal […]

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Father Tom Stays

Stay. Father Tom gets the word Local Catholic community breathes sigh of relief The Rev. Thomas Zelker is staying right here in Granville. Zelker said Friday he had finally received word Monday, June 14, he would not be leaving St. Mary’s Church following a nearly four-month wait for word on his possible new assignment. (more…)

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Animal blessing Saturday

Four-legged blessing Oct. 3 The sound of angry hissing might be cause for concern on any other day at St. Mary’s Church on Bulkley Avenue, but not Oct. 3 as a blessing of the animals will be performed at noon. (more…)

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UMC celebrates 40 years on the hill

For 40 years, the “church on the hill” has been there for parishioners and community members alike.   (more…)

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Ending of an era

Bishop Hubbard releases closing list, one Granville church named The word became official Saturday; the last mass would be said at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Middle Granville in April. (more…)

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Washington County Fair in full swing

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By Linda Ellingsworth There’s still plenty of time to experience the excitement of the Washington County Fair. A celebration of […]

Coin drops hurt by bridge work

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By Dan King Those who volunteer their time to serve the people of Whitehall say their coin drop operations have […]

Working together: town, village fixing waterline

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By Dan King For the past week and a half the town and village of Whitehall have been working together […]

Washington County Board opposes Common Core

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By Dan King The third time was indeed a charm for Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff and activist Bob Schulz. Haff […]

Townwide sale next weekend

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By Dan King Bargain seekers will converge on Whitehall Labor Day Weekend, as they seek the best deals around. The […]

Three vying for public safety position

By Christina Scanlon Washington County supervisors have narrowed the field to three candidates for county public safety director and will […]

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