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Next from Adk. Theatre Fest: Dark Ages vs. eternal optimist

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Next up on the main stage at the Adirondack Theatre Festival is a comedy musical about one unreasonably optimistic young man in seriously dark times,

The Enlightenment of Percival Von Schmootz opens Friday, July 5, at the Wood Theater in downtown Glens Falls. It continues to July 13. Box office: 480-4878.

ATF bills it as “a Monty Python-esque musical comedy.”

Percival is the story …

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The Ladds at Gettysburg

By Dan Ladd, Chronicle Outdoors Editor

Standing at the bottom of Little Round Top, one of several locations of significance in the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War (1861-1865), my wife and I and others nearby felt that the open-faced hill didn’t look all that big.

“Try climbing it when someone’s shooting at you,” I said.

We stood their imagining what it was like for a brigade of …

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Flomatic – A Glens Falls industry on the grow

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

So here is some of my upbeat takeaway from the celebration Friday at Flomatic Valves on Pruyn’s Island in Glens Falls.

They were celebrating the company’s 85th anniversary and its $3.3-million, 20,000 square foot plant expansion (with thanks clearly expressed to New York State Economic Development for funding $660,000 of the project). Bo Andersson — Flomatic’s CEO since 1979 — was winning and quirky as …

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The one & only Patricia Maddock

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

I met Patricia Maddock in February 1981 when she applied for a job at The Chronicle as we were on the verge of going out of business. We’d suspended publication after Valentine’s Day, out of money and out of hope, six months after we launched the paper on a $1,700 wing and a prayer. For six weeks we didn’t publish anything.

Then Patricia and our …

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Ed Davis, long-time GF coach, dies; funeral 7/13

Ed Davis, long-time Glens Falls High School boys’ basketball coach and physical education teacher, died on Tuesday, June 18, in Tennessee. He was 88.

Calling hours at Singleton Sullivan Potter Funeral Home in Queensbury are Friday, July 12, 5 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, July 13, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Funeral service is Saturday, July 13, at noon, at the funeral home. Interment with military honors will follow at …

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