Tag Archives: Fundraisers

Hoedown for Hope Saturday

By Jaime Thomas Combining good, old-fashioned dancing and food with a good cause, the second annual Harvest Hoedown for Hope will be held this Saturday, Sept. 28. The Haynes House of Hope, a comfort care home for the terminally ill, will present the fall-themed happening from 4 to 10 p.m. “It’s for a good cause. […]

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Whitehall teacher eyes new playground

Holly Pelky, a first-grade teacher at Whitehall Elementary School, is hoping to build a new playground behind the school. Pelky told the Board of Education that she has applied to KaBOOM! for a $15,000 grant to build a new playground. KaBOOM! is a national non-profit organization that helps build playgrounds. The grant would provide $9,000 […]

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Annual auction tonight

By Jaime Thomas Anything and everything will be up for bid at the Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department’s annual auction tonight starting at 5:30 p.m. Jon Weiss, department captain, said the long-standing auction, which takes place outside the fire house on Route 133 in Pawlet Village, typically offers “anything under the sun.” Among other items there […]

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Connie Michaelsen Celebrating over 25 Years of Teaching Dance in Granville

By Todd Michaelsen My mother, Connie Michaelsen, has been teaching dance in Granville now for 26 years. She has shared her joy and passion with over 1,000 students in that time span.  In an era when “Mom and Pop” small businesses are vastly disappearing, she has grown her dance school nearly every year since her […]

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Local Girl Scouts staying busy

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By Jaime Thomas It’s cookie season for local girl scouts, but they’ve been keeping busy year round. “We do a lot throughout the year,” said Diane Wescott, Community Chair for the scouts. The local troop consists of girls from four towns including Granville, Whitehall, Hartford and Fort Ann. Wescott said the girls do a lot […]

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Food Pantry director: We need food

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Mark Koeble, director of the Whitehall Community Food Pantry, set a record last month he hopes he never breaks. “We provided food to 71 families this month (January). That’s the most I’ve done since I started doing this and I’ve been here 10 years. Every week I’m seeing more and more new faces.” Last Wednesday […]

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Flamingos fundraiser for Haynes House

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Haynes House of Hope has done a wide variety of fundraisers, ranging from dinner-dances and concerts to road races and raffles. Next up? Flamingos. The respite home’s “Flocking” fundraiser, which is already under way, works like this: A donor gives $25, and a group of volunteers plants a “flock” of plastic, pink flamingos on the […]

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Granville FFA part of fair record

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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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Girl touring Europe with People to People this summer

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              Emily Rock will be spending several weeks this summer taking in some of Europe’s most iconic landmarks. The soon-to-be sophomore at Whitehall High School will spend three weeks in Europe as a People to People ambassador. “I’m very excited,” said Emily. “My mother is a little nervous but […]

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Firefighters lend a hand

Stephanie VanGuilder with Santa, hoilding 16-month-old Maeranda in the North Granville Community Center Christmas Eve 2011.

Community comes together to help homeless fire victims     The Granville community came together Christmas Eve to help out two people who only days before lost everything they had in an early morning fire. Stephanie VanGuilder and her 16-month-old daughter Maeranda barely made it out of the fire that burned them out of their […]

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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, […]

Obituary: Richard C. King

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Granville, NY – Richard Charles King, age 76, passed away on July 20, 2020 at Slate Valley Center for Rehabilitation […]

Obituary: Sandra M. Holcomb

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Sandra M. Holcomb Granville, NY – On August 2,2020, the Lord reunited Sandra Holcomb with her husband Stanley who predeceased […]

Obituary: Peter A. Larro Jr.

Granville, NY – Peter A. Larro Jr., went to his heavenly home on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Glens Falls […]

Obituary: Stephen J. Vladyka

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Whitehall-Stephen Joseph Vladyka, 79, passed peacefully on August 1, 2020, at his home in Whitehall, NY. Mr. Vladyka was preceded […]

Obituary: Laurence E. Andrews

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Granville, NY – Laurence E. Andrews passed away on the family farm at the age of 99, holding hands with […]

Ask Matt – Will there really be new episodes to watch this fall?

Question: With the coronavirus epidemic and social distancing, will there be any new TV episodes this fall? –C Brown Matt […]

Morgan Kohan looks for ‘Love on Harbor Island’

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By Barb Oates Lake homes, romance and rescue dogs. We’re all in on Hallmark Channel’s latest original Love on Harbor […]

Rick’s Picks – ABC’s fall lineup

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By Rick Gables ABC’s primetime fall lineup will include David E. Kelly’s new drama Big Sky, Kari Lizar’s new comedy […]

ReMIND, ReWIND – Kirk Douglas, the modern movie antihero

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Intense and hard-charging, Kirk Douglas didn’t just make great movies; he made movies worth watching. By Stephen Whitty, ReMIND Magazine […]

Novel a ‘love letter’ to Granville, Whitehall

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By Jay Mullen As he walked around town at the time of Granville’s 40th High School Reunion two summers ago, […]

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