Tag Archives: Powwow

Powwow helps to preserve Native American culture

By Derek Liebig Native Americans from New York, Vermont and beyond celebrated their heritage during the eighth annual First Nations Intertribal Powwow held Saturday and Sunday at Skenesborough Canal Side Park. Dozens of Native Americans demonstrated their cultural mores through dance, song, stories and crafts, educating those in attendance and helping preserve their heritage. “This […]

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Annual Powwow this weeekend in Whitehall

Native American dancers robed in the vibrant hues of ceremonial dress will move in perfect harmony to the rhythmic beating of drums as the First Nations Intertribal Powwow marches into Whitehall this weekend.     The eighth annual event will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 3 and 4, at the Skenesborough Canal Side Park, adjacent […]

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Hebron powwow is early: Fifth annual event moves from Sept. to this weekend

With just days to go until the annual First Light Drum and Vermont Turtle Clan Intertribal Gathering, organizer Sally Reed isn’t sure quite what to expect, but she’s got a feeling the fifth year of the Hebron powwow could be bigger than any of those in the past. “We decided to move it from late […]

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Canalside facility in flux as town prepares to move

The town will explore the possibility of hiring someone to manage the Skenesborough Canalside Park and Visitors Center as it tries to determine how to manage the property going forward. The position would serve as an independent contractor and would oversee maintenance of the park and organize events. Officials want to ensure that the park […]

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Sun shines on annual powwow

The smell of burning incense and the percussive beating of drums filled the air around the Skenesborough Canalside Park as men, women, and children dressed in Native American regalia paid homage to their heritage Saturday. Participants in the seventh annual Intertribal Powwow spent the weekend celebrating and sharing their culture. The gathering attracts several native […]

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Powwow this weekend

Dancers dressed in the vibrant colors of Native American garb will move in perfect harmony to the steady pulse of drum beats this weekend as the First Nations Intertribal Powwow returns to Whitehall. The seventh annual event will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4 and 5, at […]

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First Nations powwow next weekend

The First Nations Intertribal Powwow is more than just a festive ceremony. It’s a celebration of Native American culture. “It’s a chance to educate the public about Native American lifestyle,” said Beth Hayes, one of the event organizers. The seventh annual powwow returns to Whitehall next Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4 and 5, at the […]

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Tribal events on tap

It gets bigger and better every year. And in 2009, the First Nations Intertribal Powwow returns across the canal to the Skenesborough Park with more drums, more vendors and more attractions.    

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Hampton to host powwows

    The Hampton Powwow will be returning to the home of DJ and Deb Joaquim, with more vendors and attractions in its second year.  

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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 […]

Enerjazz to conclude concert series

Whitehall’s summer concert series will be coming to a close on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. and to say […]

Cheerleading made an official sport

By Dan King After years of being a club sport and funding all expenditures on their own, Whitehall cheerleaders have […]

State says their own building has code violations

By Dan King New York State Canal Corporation recently stopped by the new location for Friends of the Washington County […]

Storefront undergoes rebirth

A storefront that has stood on West Main Street for more than 100 years has been given new life. When […]

W. Pawlet auction Thursday

The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual auction this evening at the West Pawlet Firehouse, Route 153, […]

State orders town to monitor former landfill

The state has threatened to take legal action against the town if it doesn’t begin submitting monitoring reports of groundwater […]

Silitch named Alumni of Year

A North Granville resident has been named Alumni of the Year at a college recently ranked among the top 100 […]