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What’s on for GEM Fest?

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

On the following page, Jason Irwin speaks with organizer Brian Michael on the plan for the greatly expanded GEM Fest coming to downtown Glens Falls on both Friday and Saturday, July 26 and 27.

Meanwhile, here’s an annotated look at some of the highlights of this year’s fourth annual GEM Fest.

Park Theatre is all-in

The Park Theatre on Park Street, downtown Glens Falls, …

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What’s new: Brian Michael on GF GEM Fest

By Jason Irwin, Chronicle Rock Columnist

The fourth annual GEM Festival — “GEM” for Glens Falls Entertainment and Music — is about hit the street — literally.

For the first time in its brief history, GEM Fest obtained permission from the City of Glens Falls to shut down Glen Street for much of the day on Saturday to make way for the arts — musical and otherwise.

It’s also the …

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Peter Asher, rock & roll master

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

When Jonathan Newell told me Peter Asher was coming July 11 to the Strand Theatre in Hudson Falls, I was excited. I remember his duo Peter and Gordon; their “World Without Love” hit #1 on the charts in 1964.

I was stunned, however, when no one in our office had the slightest knowledge of the duo or the song. It’s what comes from being in …

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Adirondack Kayak Bass Fishing tournaments!

By Dan Ladd, Chronicle Outdoors Editor

Bass tournaments are nothing new on the Great Sacandaga Lake. But this Saturday, July 20, a few dozen bass anglers (perhaps more) of another type will literally test the waters of the big lake in one of the fastest growing competitive fishing circuits — locally, regionally and nationwide. That would be kayak bass fishing.

If this Adirondack Kayak Bass Fishing tournament turns out anything …

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100 years of New Way Lunch hot dogs

King of the hot dog; launched in 1919 by Greek immigrant, still in the family

By Mark Frost

It no longer operates 24 hours a day, nor is beer served, but in the ways that matter the New Way Lunch hasn’t much changed since Greek immigrant John Floro left his fruit and vegetable business in New York City, searched upstate and found and bought the little restaurant already named New …

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