Sunday, January 24, 2021

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‘Housewives of NJ’ filmed in Bolton, but left Morgan hanging

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

The Housewives of New Jersey reality show on Bravo TV filmed dinner at the Chateau on the Lake restaurant, owned by the Foy family in Bolton Landing.

But Rebecca Newell Butters says she and chef-husband Steve Butters of Morgan and Co. in Glens Falls got let down hard.

Ms. Butters said Bravo producers contacted her about filming there twice during the show’s visit last …

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Mayor Hall: GF police doing a great job; social services abound

By Cathy DeDe

Glens Falls Mayor Dan Hall said he decided to close City Hall Monday afternoon “for the safety of our employees” in light of rally plans to occupy the building.

He said rally organizer Wayne Denton had scheduled but cancelled a meeting before the event (because of a job conflict, Mr. Denton said separately). “I have no problem talking with them,” the mayor said.

Mr. Denton called for …

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No new movies; classics click at Glen Drive-In

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

The good news for the Glen Twin Drive-In in Queensbury is that drive-in movies are one of the few pandemic-allowed, crowd-drawing entertainments.

The bad news is that Hollywood studios aren’t releasing any first-run hits that are the lifeblood of movie theaters.

“I was a little apprehensive with the older movies,” Brett Gardner, 39, the third-generation owner of the Glen Drive-In, told The Chronicle.

But …

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Andy wrote: Gloomy on Lake George

For Chronicle Issue 100 in September 1984, Mark Frost sought an interview with Andy Rooney,
star commentator on CBS’s 60 Minutes on CBS and former seasonal resident on the east side of Lake George. Here’s his reply. (He died in 2011 at the age of 92.)

Dear Mark,

We don’t get to The Lake much any more. We still own the place…but my sister’s in it and we’re more comfortable …

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Event-In-A-Tent: Kenis Sweet’s new tipi biz in LG

By Jaynie Ellis, Special to The Chronicle

A Lake George business that is the “first in the Northeast” to rent Scandinavian-style tipis for special events has had to postpone its inaugural year.

“This was going to be our big year to make a big splash,” said Kenis Sweet, “but there is no water to jump into” because of coronavirus pandemic restrictions.

The business is called Event-In-A-Tent.

Mr. Sweet, whose career …

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