Tag Archives: Sasquatch

Annual Hollerin’ Festival draws Sasquatch fans

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By Matthew Saari “Oh wow, it’s a lot busier than last year.” That was what one attendee of Whitehall’s third annual Sasquatch Calling Festival had to say upon seeing the cars lining Skenesborough Drive. “It’s far busier,” agreed Bob Parker. “Busier than even two years ago.” It was impossible not to notice the scope of […]

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Bigfoot council to promote tourism

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By Darren Marcy With growing interest in Whitehall’s resident Bigfoot population, a group of local business owners and individuals have formed the Bigfoot Tourism Council of Whitehall to better take advantage of tourist interest. Whether it’s to promote an earnest belief in Sasquatch or just a chance to push a little tourism marketing depends upon […]

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Village adopts Sasquatch as ‘official animal’

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall long has been lauded as the Birthplace of the US Navy. Forevermore it will be known as the home of Sasquatch. The Whitehall village board passed a resolution unanimously last Tuesday officially adopting the elusive beast as the village’s official animal. “This came to us from Dave Molenaar and it’s in […]

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Inaugural Sasquatch half-marathon Saturday

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By Matthew Saari Runners near and far will converge on Whitehall for the first-ever Sasquatch half-marathon and 5K race this Saturday, June 9. Both events are scheduled to step off in front of the Whitehall Armory on Poultney Street at 8 a.m. sharp. Prospective participants who have yet to register will have the opportunity to […]

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Running with Sasquatch: Inaugural half-marathon set for June 9

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  By Matthew Saari In an effort to shed the added pounds he tacked on during the winter months, Sasquatch will be hosting – and running in – a half-marathon on Saturday, June 9. Race director Heather Pauquette said she was inspired to begin planning a Sasquatch-themed race because of the dearth of road races […]

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State to issue limited Sasquatch hunting permits

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By Matthew Saari It’s no secret that Whitehall has had an elevated level of Sasquatch sightings. The mythical animal is as much a part of the town’s persona as the railroad is. It is exactly because of this heightened level of sightings that the state Department of Environmental Conservation, in an act that is 180 […]

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Sasquatch calling festival Saturday

A popular part of Whitehall's Sasquatch Festival is the Sasquatch Calling Contest.

By Matthew Saari Area hunters may be familiar with duck calls, turkey calls and geese calls; heck, they may have even used a moose, elk or wild pig call in their day. Well, they better prep their best Sasquatch Call for this Saturday. The second annual Sasquatch Calling Festival is set to kick off at […]

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Sasquatch calling festival Saturday

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By Dan King You’ve heard of hog-calling contests at county fairs, but Whitehallers will be calling a much more exotic creature this weekend. The Whitehall Beautification and Enhancement Committee and the Arts and Recreation Commission of Whitehall are working together to sponsor the inaugural Whitehall Sasquatch Festival, which will kick off Saturday at 10 a.m. […]

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North Country Freepress – 10/19/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 10/19/18

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518 Wheels – 10/18/18

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Police working break-in cases

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By Matthew Saari More than a week after a man attempted to forcibly gain access to six village homes, no […]

Saint-Gobain workers build prosthetic hands

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By Krystle S. Morey Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp. suspended operations at its Granville plant last Tuesday to lend a helping […]

Sasquatch fete in jeopardy

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By Matthew Saari After only three years, Whitehall’s annual Sasquatch Calling Festival may be no more. Event organizer David Molenaar […]

Mother Nature solves dam problem

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville town highway superintendent Eric Towne thanked Mother Nature last weekend for helping to clear a […]

Food rivalry returns for 2nd year

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By Matthew Saari The age-old Granville-Whitehall rivalry returns – not on the gridiron but rather between food pantries. The Great […]

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Police investigating home invasions in village

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall police are investigating a bizarre series of home invasions that occurred over the weekend. On Sunday, […]

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