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

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

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

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

 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

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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Preparations underway for school year in Granville

The 2013-14 school year begins Wednesday and ushers in some significant change within the Granville Central School District. The district […]

Students build community of trust

Transitioning from elementary school to middle school is easily one of the most difficult processes in an adolescent’s life, but […]

Village approves new parking law

Last Tuesday evening the Whitehall Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing to discuss a potential parking law, which […]

Changes abound as school year begins

With the school year starting next Thursday for Whitehall students, the district has gone through a transformation this summer, one […]

Test scores improve, but continue to lag behind

Granville students showed improvement in both math and English on the state tests but continue to lag behind their peers […]

Youth Center for sale

The Granville Police Benevolent Association has put its youth center up for sale. Sergeant Dave Williams said a lack of […]

Former resident dies in accident

A former Granville resident was killed Saturday night in a motor vehicle accident on I-87 in Albany. Matthew Fiske, 43, […]

Quarryman not returning

One of Main Street’s most well known residents has been missing for years and it doesn’t appear he will be […]

Marion M. Watrous Donaldson, 94

Marion M. Watrous Donaldson, 94, of Adams Street went into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, […]

Classifieds 08/27/14

Matthew Fiske, 43

Matthew Parker Fiske, 43, passed away Aug. 24 as a result of a tragic automobile accident. One of God’s brightest […]

Northshire Freepress 08/22/14