Tag Archives: Wesner

Pember receives $100k donation

By Jaime Thomas The Pember received a check in the mail Tuesday morning. A big check. A donor sent $100,000 to the library and museum to help pay the bills. Marcia Klam, president of the Pember Board of Trustees, said the donation came after she and Pember Director Pat Wesner reached out to organizations and […]

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National attention continues for good deed

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By Jaime Thomas A few months ago Pat Wesner did what she thought anybody would do if thousands of someone else’s dollars literally landed in front of them. The Pember Library and Museum Director picked the money up, called police and returned it to the Brink’s truck from which it fell. Her story though, immediately […]

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Three painters, one photographer at First Friday

By Jaime Thomas Paintings galore will be on display at both the Pember Library and the Slate Valley Museum on July 5 as part of the First Friday series. Two of the Pember’s three artists will be painters Stan Gilbert and Steve Burgess, while Kathy Hall will display photographs and monoprints. For musical entertainment the […]

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Resident, officials at odds over ‘FOIL’ requests

By Jaime Thomas A Granville resident has been using Freedom of Information Laws to request information from the Pember Library and Museum to find out exactly what the library board is doing financially. But George Henry doesn’t think he is getting what he’s asking for. “I strongly deny that I have any feeling that the […]

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Pember eyes next door building

Opportunities to purchase property adjacent to the Pember Library come few and far between — that’s the thinking behind one board member’s suggestion to look into the building next door. Advisory Board Member Paul Elsholz brought up the idea at a meeting Wednesday night of the board buying 25-27 West Main Street, a three-story brick […]

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Pember looks at becoming public school district library

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By Jaime Thomas More than a century ago, Franklin and Ellen Pember gave their library and natural history museum to the people of Granville to enjoy. Today, the local institute is struggling to survive. But a new initiative the library board of trustees is considering might help it serve area patrons for years to come. […]

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First Friday offers glimpse into digital archiving

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The new year’s First Friday on Jan. 4 offers locals a chance to learn a little bit about how things work at the Slate Valley Museum. Visitors will be able to see how collection pieces are digitized while getting a glimpse at items in the museum’s collections that are not on exhibit, officials said. “People […]

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Pember/Slate Valley step back and open up

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Granville’s museums will throw open their doors and welcome in the public during their annual holiday open houses this Sunday starting at 1 p.m. In conjunction with the Slate Valley Museum’s running exhibit “Rivals in Slate, Brothers in War: The Slate Valley Unites for the Union Cause” visitors will learn about and experience Christmas traditions […]

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Pember hopes to raise funds by recycling

Ardyce Bresett with the recycling box at the Pember.

How many old cell phones are currently taking up space in your hall closet or the junk drawer in the kitchen or shoved into a desk drawer at the home office? Cell phones, while becoming ubiquitous, have also become something people change routinely. “Everybody’s got extra phones lying around,” said Pat Wesner, executive director of […]

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a blog by any other name

I’d like to take the time and mention by name the second person ever to respond to this blog: Pat Wesner. Pat posted some kind comments about the passing of Rodger Hurley. Welcome to the forum here, tell a friend. Tell a lot of them – it’s lonely in here. LOL. There really is no […]

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95 graduate from Granville High School

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By Krystle S. Morey Ninety-five Granville High School students capped off their high school careers with a ceremony last Friday […]

Developers discuss future of subdivision

Properties that were part of the former Mettowee Fields LLC subdivision were auctioned off at a Washington County tax sale June 10, 2017.

By Krystle S. Morey The two buyers of a majority of the unfinished former Mettowee Fields subdivision in Granville have […]

Fire company, village at odds over loan

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By Matthew Saari Brian Brooks Sr., president of the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company, asked the village board last week whether […]

52 graduate from Whitehall High School

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By Matthew Saari Remembrance and looking forward to new horizons – those were the themes of Whitehall’s graduation last Friday […]

‘Legend’ draws folks from far and wide

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By Matthew Saari Guinness World Records lists Jeanne Louise Calment as the oldest person ever, having passed away at the […]

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Alumnus tells school board: Whitehall falling short

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By Matthew Saari Newly minted Air Force Lieutenant John Diekel made an appearance before the Whitehall Board of Education Monday […]

Berke wins Granville School Board runoff

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By Krystle S. Morey Philip A. Berke won the ninth and final seat on the Granville Board of Education Tuesday […]

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