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

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

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

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

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

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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2014 Washington County Fair Guide

Classifieds 08/20/14

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, […]