Tag Archives: Granville Area

Hometown Holiday a hit

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“Though the weather outside is frightful” is how the old song goes and likewise a little cold weather failed to diminish the enthusiasm of the massive crowd at the Granville Area Chamber of Commerce Hometown Holiday Dec. 2. The annual welcome to the winter holiday season featured Santa Claus – and a new addition – […]

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Hometown Holiday in Veterans Park

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Sleigh bells will be ringing and carolers singing as the Hometown Holiday Festival signals the official start of the holiday season to Granville Friday night, Dec. 2. The Granville Area Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event invites everyone out to welcome the Holiday Season in Veterans Park beginning at 6 p.m. Santa gives the eight reindeer a […]

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Hometown Holiday to light tree Dec. 2

Revellers gather around the fire ring on a chilly Hometown Holiday evening. Despite cold temps, the event is well attended each year as Santa comes to town to light the Granville Christmas tree.

The Hometown Holiday Festival returns to Granville Friday night, Dec. 2 as the Granville Area Chamber of Commerce invites everyone out to officially start off the Holiday Season in Veterans Park beginning at 6 p.m. Festivities will run until about 7 p.m. or until each child has received a gift from Santa. Chamber President Kerri […]

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Church group setting up Salvation Army in Granville

The Mettowee Valley Ecumenical Council constantly tries to find new ways to help the less fortunate in the Granville area and with this holiday season a new way to assist the needy will arrive. The council plans to partner with the Salvation Army to set up a Salvation Army Service Unit in Granville, Rev. Jim […]

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Irene wreaks havok

Tropical storm Irene pounded Granville Sunday night dropping more than six inches of rain in a 24-hour period causing major flooding in the village and forcing 25 families from their homes, causing a number of close calls and severely damaging several area businesses. Residents of Factory and Depot streets and Rathbun Avenue were told they […]

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Village declares Beautification Day

Ernie Wood waters planters on Main Street with the help of the watering cart purchased by Charlie King.

To coin a phrase: every day is beautiful, in its own way. Perhaps the most beautiful will be August 3 or as the Granville Village Board recently declared it – Granville Beautification Day.  The declaration, made at the July 11 meeting, recognizes the efforts of the Slate Valley Garden Club to keep up the appearance […]

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What a weekend

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The 30th of July may well be the busiest day of the summer in the Granville area. At 9 a.m. Saturday, the doors to the Mettawee Community School in Pawlet will open, allowing people to choose among the 30,000 books in one of the biggest book sales in Vermont. At noon, the throaty roar of […]

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Townwide sale set for May 14

Town wide yard sale May 14   It’s nice to have options. And the annual Granville town-wide yard sale provides at least two – buy or sell. Save the date, May 14, and plan to find a bargain somewhere – with the entire town to search. Or are you looking to clear out your basement […]

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Get ready for the big melt

All of this snow has to melt sometime. Here, village worker Nate Baker uses the sidewalk plow on Main Street as the flags on the lawn of TD Bank blow in wind Monday morning. The only major snowstorm of 2010 wound down Dec. 27 after dropping an extimated 12 inches of snow in Granville. Dec. 27, 2010.

What do you need to do to protect your home for coming big melt? The Granville area will eventually thaw out, according to the rodent weather expert from Pennsylvania, and residents should be ready for what comes next, officials are saying. After a winter when more than seven feet of snow fell, the biggest concern […]

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Christmas Services in Granville

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Services celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ and the Christmas holiday are taking place throughout the Granville area at different times and locations. The Granville Sentinel provides here its annual listing of Christmas services from churches throughout the immediate area: The Rev. Jerry McKinney said the Presbyterian and Methodist congregations will come together in a […]

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Poultney Baptist Church sashes still missing

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Thirty-one historic window sashes from the United Baptist Church of Poultney are still missing after they were accidently picked up […]

Granville Center neglects residents, former employee, others alleges. Charges ‘blatantly untrue:’ spokesman

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By PJ Ferguson and Matthew Saari A recently terminated employee of the Granville Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing alleges staff […]

Seniors parade in Elks event

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By PJ Ferguson Lined up for the Whitehall Elks Lodge “Celebration for the Graduates” parade, senior Makayla Gosselin drove her […]

Graduation plans could go either way

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By PJ Ferguson The Whitehall Central School District has plans for both an “in-person and virtual” graduation ceremony but is […]

ReMIND, ReWIND – Sizzling rom-cons

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Do you ice her? Do you marry her? What should a con with a devil-may-care, devoted dame do? By Robert […]

Teacher’s union president weighs in on school budget

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To the editor: Last week, the final reduction in force notifications for Granville Central School went out, and three teachers […]

Obituary: Daniel B. Roberts

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On Saturday May 23 2020, Daniel B. Roberts, 69 of Granville, NY lost his battle with Alzheimer’s Disease, a disease […]

Obituary: Warren A. McFarren

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Granville, NY – Warren Anthony McFarren passed away on May 24, 2020. Warren was born on December 10, 1936 in […]

Obituary: Francis George Norton

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Whitehall-Francis George Norton, 80, of Lafayette Street passed away on May 31, 2020, at the Rutland Regional Medical Center, with […]

Supervisors change county budget officer

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By PJ Ferguson This morning’s special Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting was wrapped in under 10 minutes, however, with […]

Obituary: Gladys M. Monger

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West Pawlet, VT – Gladys Monger, 90 years old, passed away on May 25, 2020. She was born in Granville, […]

Obituary: Ruth A. Beckett

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Ruth A. Beckett, 93, went to be with the Lord on May 21, 2020. She is survived by a daughter, Joan […]

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