Tag Archives: Rotary Club

Former resident leaves generous donation to area organizations

By Jaime Thomas A handful of organizations throughout Granville recently received an unexpected donation. The estate of Margaret McNelley, a former resident, was recently distributed with chunks of her inheritance going to six recipients. Among these was the Rotary Club, which received $5,351 dollars. Dave O’Brien, president of the club, said members never expected the […]

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Annual Chili Cook Off this weekend

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By Jaime Thomas Things are about to get spicy in Poultney. Combining lots of chili, an auction, a race and art is the Poultney Rotary Club’s 24th annual Chili Cook Off this Saturday, Sept. 28. “It’s quite a deal. It’s well attended, and it’s a lot of fun,” said Harry Stanyon, a member of the […]

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Poultney townwide yard sale this weekend

By Jaime Thomas Get rid of the old and find something new at the Poultney spring townwide yard sale this Saturday, June 1. Mary Lee Harris, president of the Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce, said she already has 68 spaces filled, with vendors coming from as far as New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut. “There will […]

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Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS and dangers at sea

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A Vermont man and ship captain who was taken hostage by Somali pirates off the horn of Africa in 2009 will be the guest of honor at the Poultney Rotary Club’s annual dinner next month at Green Mountain College. Richard Phillips, captain of the MV Maersk Alabama, will speak during the dinner, which will be […]

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Poultney Chili Cook-Off’s 22nd year

Birthday chili     Not even a birthday celebration for the entire town can stop what is a fall fixture in Poultney as the annual Chili Cook-Off, like a spicy ingredient, will be folded into the birthday celebration fun. Streets already swelled with celebrants will mix and mingle like beef and bean as chili cook […]

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Community Calendar 6/16/11

Thursday June 16   Shakespeare GLENS FALLS Shakespeare in the Park will stage “Merry Wives of Windsor” at noon on Thursday, June 16, at City Park in Glens Falls. Free. Information: 518-793-5352, or www.redfoxbookstore.com.   Golf Tournament POULTNEY The Poultney Rotary Club will host the Eighth Annual Jim Thieser Memorial Golf Tournament on Thursday, June […]

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Gov. Peter Shumlin the highlight of the 6th annual Rotary Club Dinner

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By Catherine M. Oliverio The 6th annual Rotary Club Community Dinner highlighted keynote speaker Gov. Peter Shumlin at Green Mountain College’s Withey Hall, Sat., March 26. Club President Jon Mathewson welcomed a sold-out event after the social hour. He jokingly said, “Jeanne Root is fantastic, but please don’t tell GMC President Paul Fonteyn that she […]

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Rotary Club presents dictionaries to third graders

Rotary keeps up tradition with presentation to third graders   It’s not every day kids get excited over a book. Granville’s third graders celebrated their return to Granville Elementary with the Granville Rotary Thursday, March 10 as the service organization continued its long-standing tradition and presented each of the students with a new dictionary. Each […]

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Trivia Champions year four sees new top team

The Slate Valley Slaters: Dave Whitman, Rotary President Steve Williams, Jonathan Hill, Maureen hill, Orson kingsley, john Shaw and David Bridges came from behind to win the 2011 charity trivia tournament. Jan. 22, 2011.

 When the smoke cleared Saturday night at the end of the fourth Granville Rotary Trivia Night, a new team reigned supreme as the epitome of all things trivia in Granville. The Slate Valley Slaters, a team representing the Slate Valley Museum, knocked off the defending and past champion team from the Granville Small Animal Hospital […]

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Ken Littlewood earns top Rotary Club honor

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Well’s Ken Littlewood was recently given Rotary International’s top honor.  He is pictured with Rotarian Patti Panza who presented him with the honor.  Find out all the details in next week’s FreePress.

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Hampton Firehouse sale looms

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By Joshua Bassett Barring someone petitioning for a public referendum within 30 days of May 20, the Hampton Town Board […]

Whitehall Elementary honors fallen heroes

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By Dan King Although the weather started chilly on Thursday, it turned nice just in time for the annual Whitehall […]

Huge turnout for Whitehall parade

Charles Austin and Henry Gurney escort Cathy Aiken to place the wreath

By Dan King “I didn’t even know there were this many people in Whitehall,” a spectator said as he watched […]

Granville High School honors fallen soldiers

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By Joshua Bassett Granville High School’s gym was quiet Friday afternoon as many gathered there to give thanks to the […]

Hot dog contest next weekend

By Joshua Bassett After a one-year hiatus, the “What’s Up Dawgs Hot Dawg Eating Contest” is back. The event will […]

Hundreds join in Granville parade

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By Joshua Bassett Hundreds gathered Monday on Granville’s Main Street and in Veterans Park to honor and celebrate those lost […]

Car rally to boast more than just cars

According to organizers of the Penrhyn Engine Co. Car Rally in Middle Granville, they’ve seen it all over the years. […]

Beauty will be rewarded

The Slate Valley Garden Club is taking submissions for the organization’s annual beautification awards from now until August. Anyone with […]

Pratts question Hampton coverage

By Joshua Bassett During the public participation portion of a Hampton Town Board meeting last week, Arnie Pratt and his […]

Slate Valley Museum to host ‘spring tasting’

By Laura McCusker The Slate Valley Museum in Granville will host its first-ever Spring Tasting on the Alley on Saturday, […]

Granville FFA goes to convention

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By Tara Cook New York State FFA 2014-2015 vice-president Seth Browe, was elected to be the 2015-2016 District 3 FFA […]

Rail Trail 5K this weekend

By Joshua Bassett The sixth annual Rail Trail 5K race takes place this Saturday, May 30. The race/walk begins at […]

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