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

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

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

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

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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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Fire Co. renews search for lost horn

By Dan King Thirty years ago a silver plated presentation horn was stolen from the Whitehall Fire Company and the […]

Town finalizes speed reduction proposal

By Dan King Back in July, the Town of Whitehall drafted a proposal to reduce the speed limits of a […]

Officials weight safety vs. freedom of Amish

By Dan King Just when it seemed that all discrepancies and arguments about how to handle Whitehall’s growing Amish population […]

Superintendent upset with test scores

Whitehall Central School District Superintendent Elizabeth Legault has been analyzing data and researching educational policy in an attempt to turn […]

Increase in traffic hasn’t led to increase in accidents at intersection

By Dan King The intersection of County Routes 18 and 21 in Whitehall has always been a difficult intersection for […]