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Lake George Rattlesnakes

By David Cederstrom, Chronicle Staff Writer

Five to 10 times each summer timber rattlesnakes are found around campsites in The Narrows area of Lake George.

This year, by the end of June, there were four such incidents, says research biologist/herpetologist Dr. Bill Brown.

But while this might sound alarming to some, since rattlesnakes are poisonous and their bite is potentially fatal if not treated, Dr. Brown said timber rattlers are …

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Our July 17 issue

Drones over Lake George! The passing of Bill Woodward. Rattlesnake sightings in and around Lake George. Saratoga Race Track opens up Friday, July 18th. Hillary Clinton comes to Northshire Books in Saratoga. Flames hockey news and so much more in 52 big pages this week!

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New Skete nuns, Oscar’s partner: Chocolate bacon cheesecake

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

The Nuns at New Skete in Cambridge are partnering with  Oscar’s Smokehouse in Warrensburg to produce bacon-chocolate cheesecake.

“Even though it’s very trendy right now to have bacon and chocolate,” said Ida Williams, spokesperson for the Nuns of New Skete, “people’s first reaction is still, really? Then they try it.”

Sister Cecilia, one of the nuns who was delivering the regionally famous cheesecakes to …

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Our July 10 issue

Our Summer Home issue is out now and includes stories about a beautiful kitchen makeover in Bolton, saltwater swimming pools and how to deal with carpenter ants and termites. Plus, another update from Max Frost about his trek through the Himalayas and the Stanley Cup–where? At the Docksider restaurant on Glen Lake! And of course, our arts section is bursting with summer fun!

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Local whiskey makers multiply

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Local craft beer brewing is booming, wine-making is on the grow, and now one distillery has opened and two more are in the works. Here’s an overview.

 

Lake George Distillery in Fort Ann, ‘thriving’

 


John and Robin McDougall of Queensbury say the smartest — if accidental — thing they did when they opened the Lake George Distilling Company on Route 149 in Fort …

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