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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Classifieds 12/17/14

Girls fall to Greenwich in opener

A stingy defense was too much for Granville to overcome in season opener Friday night. Granville was held to seven […]

Girls compete with Cougars

The Whitehall girls’ basketball team (0-3) is still seeking its first win of the season. However, the girls stuck with […]

Boys’ hoops handed first loss

After leaping out to a 2-0 start, the Whitehall boys’ basketball team was grounded at North Warren, 65-43. To say […]

Main Street rebounding, says dog salon owner

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By Dan King Malin Shepherd’s new dog salon on Main Street is a sign, she says, that the street is […]

What are you drinking?

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By Dan King If you live in the Village of Whitehall, your drinking water is perfectly healthy. That’s what the […]

Dared by friends, she write a novel

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By Derek Liebig It started with a dare. A few years ago, Granville resident Michele Sargent was having lunch with […]

Town to host hearing on fire protection

By Derek Liebig The town board will hold a public hearing later this month on proposed contracts for fire protection […]

School board discusses data, expenses

By Dan King The Whitehall Board of Education examined test data Monday and the analysis revealed the district still has […]

Village sewer fund gets $600,000 more

By Dan King The Village of Whitehall has received another $600,000 to work on sanitary and storm sewer separation in […]

All-star game for Milletts

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By Dan King Whitehall-native Justin Millett, offensive lineman for the Glens Falls Green Jackets, represented his team at the Minor […]

Boys hoops fall in season opener

Greenwich’s ability to hit the outside shot sunk Granville in its season opener Friday night. The Witches hit 11 3-pointers […]