Tag Archives: Slate Valley

First Friday welcomes spring

First Friday Moose Crossing

By Derek Liebig The remnants of a long, cold winter may still be holding on but, inside Granville’s museums, spring has arrived. The Slate Valley Museum and the Pember Library and Museum will usher in the season tomorrow night during their monthly First Friday celebrations. “Spring is finally here and winter has been officially banned […]

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Ringing in the Irish and art at First Friday

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By Jaime Thomas Portraits, crepes and Irish heritage will all be in full swing at this month’s First Friday tomorrow evening, March 7. Embracing one of the ethnic groups that bolstered the industry, the Slate Valley Museum will celebrate the region’s Irish just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. There will be live, traditional Irish […]

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Students to demonstrate art and robotics at First Friday

By Jaime Thomas Granville High School students and Pember officials alike are gearing up for a collaborative First Friday event tonight. “I’m really excited to have finally been able to connect with teachers and students in the Granville schools and to be able to present some of their projects at a First Friday,” said Bo […]

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Robotics, art students to demonstrate at First Friday

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By Jaime Thomas After a variety of factors led to a month off, local museums are ready to roll again for the upcoming First Friday on Feb. 7. At the Pember Library and Museum, officials said they are excited to collaborate with Granville High School students for February’s event. “I’m really excited to have finally […]

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History fair Saturday in Granville

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Historians from throughout Washington County will open exhibits featuring history and unique features of their towns and villages at a history fair this Saturday, Oct. 26. The event, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will be held at Granville Elementary School. Topics will include 1800s postal service in the area, transportation […]

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History fair next weekend

By Jaime Thomas Did you know that a few presidents lived in Washington County? How about Susan B. Anthony’s time spent here? Or that the county had a significant role in the Underground Railroad? Those facts and more will be on display at the Washington County Historical Society’s History Fair next Saturday, Oct. 26. School […]

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Museums, non-profits face challenges in promoting themselves

By Derek Liebig As Heritage Area director and head of the Skenesborough Museum, Carol Greenough has a firm grasp of Whitehall’s place in New York’s history, but what she can’t understand is why the community is not represented in some of the state’s tourism promotions. Whitehall, the birthplace—albeit disputed—of the U.S. Navy and a strategic […]

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Pember book sale this weekend

Piles of books are stacked up, staff are busy and garden club members are gathering their ingredients as “Books, Buns and Bouquets” finally comes to the Pember Library this Saturday, July 13. The annual summer book sale, which usually sees a large turnout, will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A wide variety […]

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Community Calendar 4/18/13

­ Thursday April 18   Artist Talk CASTLETON An artist talk with Poultney photographer/artist Alan Nyiri will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, in the Christine Price Gallery at Castleton State College’s Casella Theater. Alan’s photography exhibition, “The Vermont Barn,” will run through May 18 at the Price Gallery and everyone will […]

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Community Calendar 3/14/13

  Thursday March 14   Sit & Knit CAMBRIDGE A “Sit & Knit” activity will be held on Thursday, March 14, at Battenkill Books, 15 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Bring crafts or something else “to fiddle with” if you don’t knit. Open to all. Information: 518-677-2515, or email info@battenkillbooks.com.   Victorian Exhibition BENNINGTON “Victorian […]

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Torres will coach – again

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By Krystle S. Morey After a months-long process of back-and-forth appointments, rescinded hires and resignations, Mario Torres has been named […]

500 alumni attend Whitehall All-Class Reunion

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By Dan King Alumni from 19 states and two foreign countries made their way to Whitehall for the Whitehall High […]

Local couple to reopen Scotties’

Mark and Edie Pickard of Granville purchased Scotties’, a long-time diner and gift shop on Main Street, last week. The couple plans to preserve the atmosphere of the former Scotties’.

By Krystle S. Morey After about six months of negotiations, Scotties’ has been sold – and to a local couple. […]

Hicks tasked with reuniting school board

School Board President Audrey Hicks was reelected Monday, July 11. She is pictured here being sworn in at the board’s reorganizational meeting.

By Krystle S. Morey Focusing on academics, improving the graduation rate and boosting student participation are just a few things […]

Feature: ‘I’ve had a lot of fun in my life’

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By Dan King Margaret Lloyd Hoey has seen a little bit of everything in her lifetime. The 95-year-old Whitehall High […]

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