Celebrating Washington County’s best of everything

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The house was packed for the second annual Best of Washington County 2022 awards ceremony at the Whitehall Castle. (Photo by Jane Cosey)

When it comes to the best, the Thursday, Nov. 10, Best of Washington County 2022 awards ceremony was indeed the best of the best.

The Whitehall Castle hosted the event where NYVT Media (which includes the Granville Sentinel, Whitehall Times, Washington County FreePress and Lakes Region FreePress) honored area businesses in many categories, all voted on by our readers.

Attendees enjoyed food and libations from vendors, many of which were winners in the food and drink categories, along with some rockin’ country courtesy of the Whiskey River Band.

This was the second year for the event. NYVT Media president and publisher Mark Vinciguerra said “we are proud to spotlight the area’s best businesses across a variety of categories. These Washington County ‘Best of’ winners are truly most deserving of this recognition.”

The winners are:

Arts & Entertainment

Historic Site – Skene Manor, Whitehall

Museum – Pember Museum, Granville

Place for Live Music – Grumbellies, Fort Ann

Theater – Fort Salem Theater, Salem


Annual Event – Milestone Golf Course -4th of July Scramble, Hampton

Event/Wedding Space – Milestone Golf Course, Hampton

Exercise/Studio/Gym – Gemini Fitness, Granville

Golf Course – Milestone Golf Course, Hampton


BBQ – The Railyard Tap Room & Restaurant, Whitehall

Breakfast – Country Gals Café, Cambridge

Burger – Scarlotta’s Car Hop, Granville

Catering – Pine Grove Diner, Granville

Crafted Beer – Argyle Brewing Company, Greenwich

Farm Stand – Hicks Orchard, Granville

Maple Products – Grottoli’s Maple, Middle Granville

Pizza – DeNatale’s, Hudson Falls

Best Place for Dinner – DeNatale’s, Hudson Falls

Wings – On the Rocks Pub, Granville


Accounting/Tax Services – Mary Hollister CPA, PC, Whitehall

Bank/Credit Union – Great Meadow Federal Credit Union, Granville

Building Contractor – McKittrick Building & Custom Painting, Granville

Electrical Contractor – Barlow Electric Inc., Granville

Fuel/Propane – Barnett Fuels, LLC, Greenwich

Funeral Home – McClellan-Gariepy Funeral Home, Salem

Insurance Company – Skene Valley Insurance Group, Granville

Landscaping/Lawn Services – Hoagland Property Management, Granville

Pet Services/ Grooming & Boarding – Bubba’s K-9 Kountry Retreat, Granville

Real Estate – Penny Dot Realty, Cambridge

Beauty Salon – Nu You Hair Studio, Salem

Bed & Breakfast – Bunker Hill Inn, Salem

Veterinarian Services – Cambridge Valley Veterinary Hospital, Cambridge


Antiques – Cambridge Antiques Center, Cambridge

Florist – The Flower Shop @ Laura’s Garden, Salem

Gift Shop – Country Peddler Shoppe, Greenwich

Liquor Store – Black Dog Wines & Spirits, Cambridge

Hardware Store – Noble Ace Hardware, Cambridge

Local Grocer – Cambridge Village Market, Cambridge

Smoke/CBD Shop – Windy Hill CBD, Greenwich

Tractor Dealer – Salem Farm Supply, Salem

Gun & Ammo Shop –Kelly’s Guns & Ammo, Granville

Automotive Sales & Service

Auto Repair (Dealer) – Battenkill Motors Repair, Greenwich

Auto Body – Witchcraft Body & Paint, Greenwich

Auto Parts Store – O’Reilly Auto Parts, Granville

Best Place to Buy a New Car – Ross Chevrolet, Inc., Whitehall

Best Place to Buy a Used Car – Battenkill Motors, Greenwich

Accounting/Tax Services winner Mary Hollister said, “We are really honored that the people of Washington County have placed such trust in our accounting firm.”

Dan Wilson, owner of Hicks Orchard, which won the best Farm Stand award, said: “We are very grateful to our customers and friends who support us daily.”

NYVT Media thanks our hosts for the evening, Roark Merrill and Liz Carnes from the Whitehall Castle.

See all the winners in our special supplement, “Best of Washington County 2022” online.