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New Skete nuns, Oscar’s partner: Chocolate bacon cheesecake

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

The Nuns at New Skete in Cambridge are partnering with  Oscar’s Smokehouse in Warrensburg to produce bacon-chocolate cheesecake.

“Even though it’s very trendy right now to have bacon and chocolate,” said Ida Williams, spokesperson for the Nuns of New Skete, “people’s first reaction is still, really? Then they try it.”

Sister Cecilia, one of the nuns who was delivering the regionally famous cheesecakes to …

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Local whiskey makers multiply

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Local craft beer brewing is booming, wine-making is on the grow, and now one distillery has opened and two more are in the works. Here’s an overview.

 

Lake George Distillery in Fort Ann, ‘thriving’

 


John and Robin McDougall of Queensbury say the smartest — if accidental — thing they did when they opened the Lake George Distilling Company on Route 149 in Fort …

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New owners at both Friends Lake Inn and Owl at Twilight

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Two upscale southern Adirondack businesses have new owners.

Friends Lake Inn

John and Tammy Breymaier purchased the Friends Lake Inn in Chestertown for $2.1-million in early June from John and Trudy Phillips.

“The numbers on it looked pretty good, and it had a good cash flow, so we decided to take a look at it,” Mr. Breymaier told The Chronicle.

“The online reviews on …

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East Dix peak renamed for pioneer Grace Hudowalski

By Patrick Daley, Chronicle Staff Writer

In 1937 Grace Hudowalksi became the first woman, and just the ninth person, to climb the 46

Adirondack High Peaks.
Now, one of those peaks — East Dix — has been renamed Grace Peak, the culmination of a campaign begun in 2002, two years before her death at age 98.

Mrs. Hudowalski was a founder of the Forty-Sixers of Troy, a precursor to today’s …

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Queensbury grad Katherine Fritz’s blog hits the big time!

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

2004 Queensbury High grad Katherine Fritz is yet another native proving that you can get there from here. Two blogs she started have led, literally, to a million hits in one case, and to a book project and paid writing gig with the online magazine MTVStyle.

Much of this has transpired in a matter of  weeks after a couple of her blog entries were …

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