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Mila Banfield, Staff Reporter

Hello! My name is Mila Banfield, and I am in sixth grade. I love to write, and I am so excited to be on the Pelham Examiner! I was on the Hutchinson Bear newspaper for three years.  When I have free time, I like to write, read, draw and knit. I am super excited to write stories for the Pelham Examiner!

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Foto Feature: Science research parent group hosts third annual Wag-A-Thon fundraiser

Foto Feature: Science research parent group hosts third annual Wag-A-Thon fundraiser

By Mila Banfield, Staff Reporter
October 30, 2023

On Oct. 22, Amplify, a parent support group for Pelham Memorial High School's science research program, held its third annual Wag-a-Thon fundraiser on Esplanade. Participants donated to walk their dogs...

Arthur of dapper vest and keen nose joins PMHS staff to assist teacher

Arthur of dapper vest and keen nose ‘joins’ PMHS staff to assist teacher

By Mila Banfield, Staff Reporter
September 7, 2023

With short curly hair all over and a dapper vest, Arthur doesn't look like any of the other teachers moving through Pelham Memorial High School. Dubbed the newest member of staff in a letter from the...

Foto Feature: Construction equipment, fire trucks, police cars return for kids to explore at Huguenot Vehicle Fair

Foto Feature: Construction equipment, fire trucks, police cars return for kids to explore at Huguenot Vehicle Fair

By Mila Banfield, Staff Reporter
June 2, 2023

Huguenot Nursery School held its annual vehicle fair on Saturday—the first since 2019 because of the pandemic. It was an event to bring families with toddlers together and also a fundraiser. All of the...

Foto Feature: Environmental and community groups link up for Earth Day event all about celebrating and protecting planet

Foto Feature: Environmental and community groups link up for Earth Day event all about celebrating and protecting planet

By Mila Banfield, Staff Reporter
May 3, 2023

EcoPel, the Junior League of Pelham and several other community organizations—including clubs from Pelham Memorial High School—celebrated Earth Day April 22 in Gazebo Park. Plum Durham, co-president...

Junior League exceeds goal at event to collect items for new mothers in need

Junior League exceeds goal at event to collect items for new mothers in need

By Mila Banfield, Staff Reporter
January 20, 2023

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Junior League of Pelham's provisional class held a resource drive to collect items for local shelters that help women and children in need. Members of the community gave...

Foto Feature: PCC fest lays out its great pumpkin patch, along with runs, rides, music, food and other fall fun

Foto Feature: PCC fest lays out its great pumpkin patch, along with runs, rides, music, food and other fall fun

By Mila Banfield, Staff Reporter
October 20, 2022

The Pelham Children's Center hosted Saturday its annual Pumpkin Festival at the Townhouse Gazebo, a 35-year tradition and the biggest fundraiser for the nonprofit that has served the town for more than...

International Day—in person again at Hutch—celebrates diverse population in new building

International Day—in person again at Hutch—celebrates diverse population in new building

By Mila Banfield, Staff Reporter
May 27, 2022

Hutchinson Elementary School held its first in-person International Day since 2019 on May 15—and the first ever in the new school building. International Day is a festival where families come together...

Spring into Pelham will take place Sunday.

Chamber, Recreation Dept. hosting Sunday’s ‘Spring into Pelham’ to kick off season

By Phoebe Schwarz and Mila Banfield
April 5, 2022

The spring season will get an official kick-off Sunday with the "Spring into Pelham" downtown event.  Starting at 10 a.m., the Pelham Recreation Department and the Chamber of Commerce will be hosting...

Joe Durnin: Service to country and village as secret agent, mayor, trustee and veterans advocate

Joe Durnin: Service to country and village as secret agent, mayor, trustee and veterans advocate

By Mila Banfield, Staff Reporter
December 20, 2021

When Joe Durnin was elected mayor of the Village of Pelham, he made a point of getting to know everyone who worked for the village. He went to the police and fire departments and introduced himself....

NEW HUTCH OPENS: First Pelham primary school built in 91 years

NEW HUTCH OPENS: First Pelham primary school built in 91 years

By Mila Banfield, Staff Reporter
September 10, 2021

The giant ribbon was cut at Hutchinson Elementary School Thursday, officially opening the first new primary school in the Pelham Union Free School District in 91 years. "Every hundred years, there's...

First look inside new Hutchinson School

First look inside new Hutchinson School

By Mila Banfield, Staff Reporter
June 18, 2021

Excitement is the word around Hutchinson School. The year is ending, and the new building is being finished for a planned opening in the fall. The Pelham Examiner got its first look at the inside of the...

Hutch shares cultures of 21 countries during Virtual International Day

By Mila Banfield, Staff Reporter
March 26, 2021

Hutchinson School didn't let Covid-19 stop it from having its annual International Day. Parents and students did it virtually, with families submitting videos representing their various nationalities....

The Easter Bunnys visit to Pelham was one of the marketing efforts supported by the Chamber of Commerce in the past year.

[Photo] Chamber of Commerce kicks off spring with community-fun Saturday (slideshow)

By Katja Fair, Assistant Editing Manager/Photos
March 24, 2021

The Easter Bunny's visit to Pelham was one of the marketing efforts supported by the Chamber of Commerce in the past year.

PMS student council sticks with it, running events and raising funds in spite of pandemic

PMS student council sticks with it, running events and raising funds in spite of pandemic

By Mila Banfield, Staff Reporter
March 18, 2021

Things have changed at Pelham Middle School, but as always the staff and the student council continue to work hard to keep the school a safe and fun place. Student council has had spirit weeks and fundraisers...

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