Tag Archives: Volunteers

Community Thanksgiving dinner

A local organization is once again reaching out to those in need to ensure everyone has an opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving. The Companions in Christ Fellowship Committee will be hosting its ninth annual Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22, at the Whitehall United Methodist Church at 56 Greenmount Cemetery Lane. […]

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Half-century of charm: Jr. Miss program turns 50 next weekend

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The past and the present will intersect at Whitehall High School later this month as the local Distinguished Young Women program celebrates its 50th anniversary. At least 30 former Distinguished Young Women will be on hand to watch as 17 members of the senior class participate in this year’s program, which will be held at […]

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Volunteer spearheads cleanup of park on Oct. 6

There will be fall cleanup day at the Skenesborough Canalside Park beginning at noon on Saturday, Oct. 6. A concerned and involved volunteer, who wishes to remain anonymous, is heading up a work force to get the park in better shape. This volunteer has spent many hours cleaning up brush and invasive plants in and […]

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At Hartford, teachers face biggest changes

By Bill Toscano   When Principal Andrew Cook looks at changes coming up for the new school year, his attention focuses not on his students but on his teachers. “The tough part this year will come with the teachers,” he said, referring to the new state-mandated teacher evaluations, which direct schools to give a test […]

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Busy weekend at Pawlet book sale

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It was apparent even before the annual Pawlet Library book sale started Saturday that this was going to be a banner year. “The line outside was bigger than last year,” said event organizer Dolores Luebke. “When we opened the doors, we were just flooded with people.” That line stretched from the front door of the […]

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Outdoors in Whitehall by Gene Terry: Praise for volunteers in South Bay search

To say this winter has been an unusual one is probably a big understatement. I cannot remember every having no snow and with the Mettowee, South Bay and Lake Champlain all opened by the first of March. Unbelievable! Oh, there’s still some ice at the south end of South Bay but with the weather predicted […]

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Record turnout for Toys for Tots: Volunteers sent scurrying for more toys

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Jim Lafayette is always prepared for a few extra kids when the Marine Corps Reserve Dunkin Donuts Toys for Tots Train pulls into town, but even he was unprepared for what he saw on Sunday. As families began to arrive at the Amtrak Station on Sunday morning, Lafayette realized that his projection of 160 kids […]

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A Day in the life of a Haynes House of Hope Volunteer

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By Crystal Everdyke Many interested folks have asked what is needed for a person to become a volunteer at the Haynes House.  The answer may be surprising.  The most important thing necessary to becoming a great volunteer is to have a heart for the residents and their families.  Our main goal is to help our […]

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Holiday tree to be on display

The Historical Society of Whitehall will again, this year, set up a Holiday tree on the 1892 bandstand in Riverside Veteran Memorial Park and light it with memorial light bulbs. Donations will be accepted at $1 for each bulb In Memory of friends and relatives. These memorials will be inserted in the Whitehall Times each […]

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Memorial bulbs for sale

The Historical Society of Whitehall will again, this year, set up a Holiday tree on the 1892 bandstand in Riverside Veteran Memorial Park and light it with memorial light bulbs. Donations will be accepted at $1 for each bulb In Memory of friends and relatives. These memorials will be inserted in the Whitehall Times each […]

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Excitement continues at the Washington County Fair

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By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Holy smokes! The final days of the fair are here already! The Washington […]

Shoppers’ ‘points’ can help schools get tools

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville residents can earn free supplies, musical instruments and playground equipment for their school simply by […]

Fundraiser for boy injured in ATV accident Saturday

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By Dan King Since 11-year-old Logan Pease was struck by a vehicle while riding his ATV in May, the community […]

Dirty water plagues users

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By Krystle S. Morey Several North Granville residents were plagued with dirty tap water last week after a local nursing […]

Step ‘N’ Time Dance Studio expands

Sondra Smith displays some of the dance attire that will be sold in the new dance shop.

By Dan King Step ‘N’ Time Dance Studio in Whitehall is expanding. The studio, which was once housed in one […]

Washington County Fair Aug. 22-28

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By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Holy smokes! It’s fair time! With an attendance of 120,000 annually, the Washington […]

County seeks PILOT for new solar projects

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By Dan King The Washington County Board of Supervisors wants Borrego Solar to pay some money for its solar project […]

Granville ends solar tax breaks

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville has opted out of the state’s solar tax exemption, which means solar installations being built […]

‘Go Horde’ signs paint town blue, gold

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By Krystle S. Morey Many may have noticed the dozens of “Go Horde” banners that have popped up around Granville […]

Whitehall man corresponds with former president

Former president Jimmy Carter (Credit: The Carter Center)

By Dan King It’s not every day you get a note from a former president. However, a Whitehall man received […]

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