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LG Arts Project: Could be final Black Velvet

Last licks for Kitsch?

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Twenty-six years is a lot of black velvet art — but we may be seeing the end of the roll.

The Lake George Arts Project says this may be the final year for the Black Velvet Art Party, which continues to require massive work for a decreasing return, director John Strong tells The Chronicle.

This year’s BVAP, as it’s sometimes …

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Wow! Wood Park is great venue

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Last weekend’s American Music Festival for Lake George instantly put the new Charles R. Wood Park on the map — and established it as a game changer.

Repeat: Game changer.

This is an outdoor venue with enormous possibilities. It enables concert events that simply weren’t possible here before.

Some things can be improved. There are kinks to work out. But as essentially the first …

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Chez Pierre at 50: Amazing tale of its origin

By Mark Frost

Chez Pierre was one of my parents’ favorite restaurants. It is also one of mine.

So I grew up knowing the post-World War II tale of how American soldier Joe Baldwin, from Glens Falls, met and married a young French woman, Pierrette, when he was stationed in France, how they moved here and opened Chez Pierre.

But until I sat down with Pierrette at length last week, …

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TBI Survivor Megan Clothier now advocates for others


By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Megan Clothier of Lake George is a traumatic brain injury survivor on a mission.

“I’m a member of the New York State Brain Injury Coordinating Council,” she said. “We change laws and impact the TBI (traumatic brain injury) community. I’m not the only one who feels I have inadequate help.”

Her mother Tracey said Megan is the only TBI survivor on the Coordinating Council, …

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