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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
Francis E. Millet, 78, former resident of Whitehall, died on February 17, 2008 at Albany Medical Center after a brief illness, with his family at his side. Frank was received into the loving embrace of God and Our Blessed Mother. Born on March 11, 1929 in Philadelphia, Pa., he was the son of the [...]