Tag Archives: Washington County Fair

Community Calendar 8/22/13

  Thursday August 22   Day Trip RUTLAND The Rutland Recreation and Parks Dept. invites everyone to a day trip to Saratoga National Historical Park in New York on Thursday, Aug. 22. Enjoy nature trails, historic sites, and a picnic. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Godnick Center on Deer Street in Rutland to carpool. […]

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Four days left to enjoy fair

The turnstiles are spinning, the lights are glowing, the food is cooking and the all the entertainment is ready. It’s time once again for the fair. The 123rd annual Washington County Fair got underway Monday and whether you’ve already made one trip, three trips, or none, there’s still four days left to revel in everything […]

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Fair off to a strong start

By Jaime Thomas Forget video games and sports memorabilia—what Daniel Cook really wanted was a pig. And two years ago, the Granville eighth-grader got his wish when a family friend gave him one. Since then, his drove has grown to five swine. Unlike many boys his age, he holds unconventional interests. “I’ve always been fascinated […]

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2013 Washington County Fair Program

There’s lots to enjoy at the Washington County Fair!

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Fair starts Monday

Bring on the funnel cakes and the cows, the biggest event of the year is only days away. The Washington County Fair kicks off on Monday and continues through Aug. 25. Held in Greenwich, the event has been held every summer for the last 123 years and is the third-largest county fair in the state. […]

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Fair preparations underway; 100s volunteer to pull event off

By Derek Liebig Preparations are underway for the county’s largest event of the year. A small army of volunteers and several paid staffers have been working earnestly in preparation for the Washington County Fair, which kicks off on Monday, Aug. 19. “We’re trying frantically to get ready,” said Mark St. Jacques, fair general manager. The […]

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Community Calendar 8/1/13

  Thursday August 1   First Night SARATOGA SPRINGS Saratoga Arts at 320 Broadway in Saratoga Springs is asking performers of dance, comedy, theater and other performance artists to apply to participate in First Night Saratoga (Tuesday, Dec. 31) by Thursday, Aug. 1. Those whose proposals are accepted will receive a stipend. Information/application: 518-584-4132, or […]

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Granville FFA part of fair record

The more than 20 Granville FFA students who spent Sunday running the FFA barn and petting zoo turned out to be part of a record crowd at last week’s Washington County Fair in Greenwich. The FFA students, who traditionally staff the barn on the final day of the fair were among the 13,939 people who […]

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A smashing start: Washington County Fair kicks off with demoilition derby

Kaela Sexton had been eagerly anticipating this year’s Washington County Fair for months, but not for the reasons you may think. The Granville resident and mother of a three-year-old daughter attends the fair nearly every summer, but this year was different. This year she could drive — not to the fair, she’s been able to […]

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Fair opens tonight

The Washington County Fair’s gates open at 5 tonight, and the featured event is a Demolition Derby. The fair runs through Sunday, Aug. 26. Smokey Greene performs at 6 and 8 tonight (Monday). The giant pumpkin contest at 5:30 p.m., and a demolition derby at 6 p.m. General admission to the fair is $10 each […]

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Fire Co. renews search for lost horn

By Dan King Thirty years ago a silver plated presentation horn was stolen from the Whitehall Fire Company and the […]

Town finalizes speed reduction proposal

By Dan King Back in July, the Town of Whitehall drafted a proposal to reduce the speed limits of a […]

Officials weight safety vs. freedom of Amish

By Dan King Just when it seemed that all discrepancies and arguments about how to handle Whitehall’s growing Amish population […]

Superintendent upset with test scores

Whitehall Central School District Superintendent Elizabeth Legault has been analyzing data and researching educational policy in an attempt to turn […]

Increase in traffic hasn’t led to increase in accidents at intersection

By Dan King The intersection of County Routes 18 and 21 in Whitehall has always been a difficult intersection for […]

Enerjazz to conclude concert series

Whitehall’s summer concert series will be coming to a close on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. and to say […]

Cheerleading made an official sport

By Dan King After years of being a club sport and funding all expenditures on their own, Whitehall cheerleaders have […]

State says their own building has code violations

By Dan King New York State Canal Corporation recently stopped by the new location for Friends of the Washington County […]

Storefront undergoes rebirth

A storefront that has stood on West Main Street for more than 100 years has been given new life. When […]

W. Pawlet auction Thursday

The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual auction this evening at the West Pawlet Firehouse, Route 153, […]

State orders town to monitor former landfill

The state has threatened to take legal action against the town if it doesn’t begin submitting monitoring reports of groundwater […]

Silitch named Alumni of Year

A North Granville resident has been named Alumni of the Year at a college recently ranked among the top 100 […]