Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Chronicle Perspectives

Cathy: Christian rock at Civic Center wowed!

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor


I can’t think of a concert experience quite so exhilarating as what the Newsboys Christian rock group served up last Friday night at the Glens Falls Civic Center.

The crowd of about 1,800 people (says Civic Center director Jeff Mead) were hooting almost as loudly as your intrepid reporter, as the group played to the back of the room and way up heaven-ward …

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Building your own canoe in Luzerne

By David Cederstrom, Chronicle Staff Writer

The Adirondack Folk School in Lake Luzerne offers a 10-day class for $1,800 in which you build your own canoe.

The Chronicle took a look last week after Ed Moore, a local businessman who most recently bought the Queensbury Hotel, alerted us both to the course — and the fact that he was in the midst of taking it.

Mr. Moore and his brothers …

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Talking openly about mental illness

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Everything came apart — or maybe together — for Erica Fenton of Glens Falls in 2014.

She suffers from bipolar disorder that she says she was masking with a serious addiction to alcohol and prescription benzodiazepines. She says her husband Joe finally threatened to leave and take their then-nine-year-old daughter Grace with him.

“I tried to commit suicide,” Erica says was her response. “I …

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See local Dylan McDonnell at ‘Rare Disease Day,’ Saratoga

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Get a first taste of Upstate Boys, the documentary-in-progress by one Glens Falls graduate who happens to be a filmmaker and rock climber about another who is wheelchair-bound, at an event called Rare Disease Day at the Movies on Monday, Feb. 29, at 6 p.m. at the Bowtie Cinemas at 19 Railroad Place in Saratoga Springs.

Dylan McDonnell, 38, is the local face of …

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