Grand Gorge

Hungry bear breaks into local home

By Rose Cunningham
Maybe it’s a good idea to lock your doors, even when you live in the country. Grand Gorge resident Alexander D’Assy said he and his family recently had an uninvited and unwelcome house guest; a black bear, with a discriminating palate, weighing an estimated 250 pounds.

According to D’Assy, he and his wife, Noeme, who split time between Jump Brook Road in Grand Gorge and New York City, left the house for the day to swim, leaving an Italian sausage and chicken out on the kitchen counter marinating for dinner that night.

Blood drive at Grand Gorge firehouse on July 29

Grand Gorge — The Grand Gorge Rescue Squad will hold an American Red Cross blood drive at their firehouse on Friday, July 29 from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. This blood drive was originally scheduled to be held on July 25.

The Red Cross has issued an appeal for blood donors of all types due to a critical blood shortage across the nation. 

Tire cleanup underway in Grand Gorge

By Pauline Liu
On Fanny Brook Road in the hamlet of Grand Gorge, progress is being measured by the increasing amount of open space at the junkyard, now that thousands of old tires are being hauled away for recycling.

Back in April, town officials gave the property owner 30 days to clean up his land. Now that three months have passed and the deadline has been missed, officials are willing to give the project some extra time.

Celebration set for Oakleys

Friends and family of Clifton and Grace Oakley of Grand Gorge, who have been married for 70 years, are invited to help honor their love and commitment at an anniversary open house given by their family on Sunday, July 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Grand Gorge Firehouse.
The couple was married on January 11, 1941. They had five children, James and Donald Oakley (deceased), Charles Oakley, Jane Madore and Kathy Alle as well as several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. 
A light luncheon and desserts will be served. 

Kellerhouse earns excellence award

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Kellerhouse and daughter, Amy Cronk, of Grand Gorge, recently attended the luncheon at Albany honoring the young Capital Region professionals under age 40 who received awards.

Their son, James, was one of those selected from the 40 chosen out of 500, who were nominated to receive this special award for the most successful and talented leaders in the Capital Region business world. It consisted of a glass statue.

Blood drive set for May 27 in GG

 Grand Gorge — The Grand Gorge Fire Department will host an American Red Cross blood donation on May 27 from 2 to 7 p.m. at their firehall on Route 30. 

According to the Red Cross, summer is a challenging time to maintain the blood supply. People are asked to remember patients in need and take the time to make a donation. One blood donation could help save up to three lives.

Guest speaker at Pilgrim Holiness

Grand Gorge — The Pilgrim Holiness Church of Grand Gorge would like to invite everyone to join them for a time of spiritual renewal, from April 29 to May 8.

The gospel meetings will start at 7:30 each evening and at 11:00 Sunday mornings. Rev. Dale Hayford from Bentonville, Arkansas will be the special speaker.

Music will be provided by Angie Kopp from Penns Creek, PA. The Pilgrim Holiness Church is located on Route 23 in Grand Gorge, across from the Laundry Center. For more information, please call Pastor Ben Orvis at 607 588-6283.

Grand Gorge FD hosting blood drive

Grand Gorge — The Grand Gorge Fire Department will host a blood drive on Friday, Jan. 28 from 2 to 7 p.m. at their firehouse as part of the Red Cross’ Give A Pint – Get A Pound blood donation promotion.

Staten Island brothers killed in Grand Gorge accident

By Brian Sweeney
Two brothers from Staten Island died Thursday night after their car plunged into an icy pond outside of Grand Gorge.

Brothers Paul Campione III, 38, of Port Richmond and Christopher Campione, 33, of Tompkinsville, were pronounced dead at Margaretville Hospital, despite heroic efforts by emergency personnel.

Pilgrim Holiness Gospel services

Gospel services will be held at the Pilgrim Holiness Church, Route 23, Grand Gorge, each evening at 7:30 from September 28 – October 4. Rev. Billy McCoy of Mt. Gilead, Ohio will be the speaker and he and his wife will also provide special singing. Everyone is welcome. For further information contact Pastor Ben Orvis, 607 588-6283.

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