Tag Archives: Christmas

Christmas services across region

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Churches across the Lakes Region will be celebrating Christmas with Christmas Eve services and one Christmas pageant. Most services will include candlelight, special music and a meditation on the birth of Christ. NEW YORK Granville United Church of Granville will celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m. […]

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Whitehall rings in the holidays

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By Matthew Saari Below freezing temperatures did little to deter more than 300 Whitehallers from converging on Skenesborough Park and ringing in the holidays with this year’s tree-lighting ceremony. This year’s event – which is the third organized by Dawn Chittenden and a group of volunteers – started in earnest with the Whitehall High School […]

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Whitehallers get in festive spirit

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By Matthew Saari It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas throughout the village of Whitehall. Volunteers and Christmas enthusiasts have been hitting the streets, arms loaded with lights, bows and garland to ensure their community reflects their holiday spirit. “I’ve noticed a lot of houses are decorated already,” said town board member Stephanie Safka. […]

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Santa Sightings: Area holiday events on tap

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Santa Claus Is Coming To Town By Ellen Ricks He’s making a list and he’s checking it twice, and he’s going to find out who’s naughty or nice. Yes, Santa Claus will be coming to a town near you. So get those cameras and lists ready, because here are all the places you can meet […]

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Police collect 500 pounds of food, clothing

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By Lee Tugas Whitehall Police Chief Matt Dickinson was so jubilant that for once he forgot his dislike of photographs. Diving through a bag of clothing,” Dickinson crowed, “The nice people of Whitehall donated more than 500 pounds of food. We filled that police car.” Dickinson’s reference was to his department’s goal to fill a […]

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Area churches to hold Christmas Eve services

Santa might be a prominent figure at this time of year, but many local churches are offering services for those who find a different meaning for the season. Those who want to celebrate the original meaning of Christmas can do so at any of the listings below. The Granville Assembly of God, at 18 Bulkley […]

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Community Calendar 12/19/13

Thursday, Dec. 19   Project Help RUTLAND Project Help –– a four-decades-old charity in Rutland of Mount Saint Joseph Academy’s students, faculty and staff, parents, alumni and friends ––will be held this year on Thursday, Dec. 19 and Friday, Dec. 20.  On the first day, all of these volunteers will be joined by 8th graders […]

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Community Calendar 12/12/13

Thursday, Dec. 12   Homeless Animals RUTLAND Rutland County Humane Society at 765 Stevens Road in Pittsford reminds everyone to stop by the RCHS shelter to purchase an item that an animal needs, bring it to the shelter and get a Christmas ornament that represents the item. The range of needed items includes dog treats, […]

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Village overflowed for Christmas in Granville

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By Jaime Thomas An estimated 800 to 1,000 people gathered in Veterans Park Friday night to watch the big man illuminate a huge display of lights. Everyone involved with the preparation—the village, Granville Area Chamber of Commerce, museums and more—was gushing about the event during and after the night. “I couldn’t be happier with how […]

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Christmas “Blue” for some

Service caters to those who aren’t merry By Jaime Thomas Though it’s touted as the most wonderful time of the year, for some Christmas season is filled with sadness rather than joy. To empathize with and support those going through difficult times, some churches hold a “Blue Christmas” or longest night service. At the West […]

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Canal maintenance finished, Lock 12 reopening

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By Jay Mullen After months of waiting Lock 12 of the Champlain Canal will be reopening Friday, Aug. 6 at […]

North Country FreePress, August 7, 2020

Lakes Region FreePress, August 7, 2020

Whitehall Times 8.6.20

Granville Sentinel 8.6.20

New committee leadership for Horace Greeley Foundation

Local writers, teachers and business professionals were appointed to lead committees at a recent board meeting of the Horace Greeley […]

Lake St. Catherine Association receives grant to prevent introduction of and combat invasives

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After a long delay due to pandemic and funding concerns the Lake St. Catherine Association has finalized grant funding from […]

Castleton Free Library plans new elevator

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At its meeting on July 27, the Castleton select board approved a resolution in support of preparing an application to […]

Sales of Fair Haven pet mayor’s merchandise benefit playground fund

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Last Saturday, Fair Haven’s Pet Mayor Murfee spent some time in Fair Haven’s park overseeing the sale of face masks […]

East Poultney Day to honor 19th Amendment

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To help celebrate this year’s East Poultney Day, on Saturday, Aug. 8, the Poultney Historical Society will host a free […]

Three drunk drivers nabbed in one day

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By Matthew Saari Granville police had their hands full during the closing days of July, arresting three local men and […]

Municipal center vote site will require wearing masks

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By Jay Mullen The Village Municipal Center will be the sole location for the upcoming Granville village election on Tuesday, […]

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