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3 big galas last weekend, all cite success

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

The Hyde Collection, The Charles Wood Theater and the Agricultural Stewardship Association all had big fund-raisers on Columbus Day weekend — and all are reporting notable success.

Meanwhile, Glens Falls Hospital Foundation was likewise expecting success for its gala, which took place Tuesday night at the Lake George Club, as The Chronicle was going to press.

More than 150 people attended the Hyde gala, …

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Wild Adriatic’s ‘Summit’ fest? A peak event

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Wild Adriatic did a good thing.

The band’s two-day Summit music festival, Friday and Saturday last week, rocked the Queensbury Hotel as I imagine it’s rarely if ever been rocked before — and that’s knowing The Who stayed there years ago, and no doubt some wedding or another at the venue went a little wild.

Beyond even the music, let me enthuse about this …

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Dave & Dylan McDonnell plan 10th benefit for rare disease

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

The 10th annual McDonnell Music Festival Concert is Saturday, Sept. 16, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Elks Lodge on Cronin Road in Queensbury. Info: www.curefa.org.

The event is organized by musician Dave McDonnell, frontman of the Marcabes classic rock group, and his son Dylan. It benefits FARA — the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance.

Dylan, who turns 40 at the end of September, …

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Regional ‘ACE’ touts ‘creative economy’

Architects and web designers, artists all count

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

With millions of dollars flowing through Governor Andrew Cuomo’s competitive economic development initiatives, folks who make their living in the Capital Region through creative means decided they wanted to get a stab at those funds, too.

The Governor divided the state into several economic regions. Warren, Washington and Saratoga Counties are part of the Capital Region, which …

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