Monday, September 21, 2020

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Let’s Be Leonard — the boys on the bus

GF-bred band took to the road in pink & aqua tour bus

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Let’s Be Leonard, the Glens Falls-bred progressive jam-rock-jazz band, is doing its first-ever tour in style — in a salmon pink-and aqua-blue tour bus. The eye-catching vehicle is a converted school bus the five guys in the band renovated themselves, with a little help from family and friends, says drummer Paul Guay.…

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GF Foundation in $180,000 initiative, aims to break ‘cycle of poverty’

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

The Glens Falls Foundation has committed $180,000 — $60,000 each to Crandall Public Library, the Family Service Association of Glens Falls and the Open Door Mission — in a broad-based initiative that aims to achieve breakthrough progress overcoming multi-generational poverty that is widespread in its Warren, Washington and northern Saratoga County service area.

“Nearly one in five children in Warren and Washington Counties lives in …

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Pam Granger & Penny Schiek to retire

Swan songs for powerhouse choral teachers of Glens Falls & Queensbury

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Chorus teachers Penny Schiek and Pam Granger both retire at the end of this year.

Between them, they have taught for more than 65 years, Ms. Schiek most recently for 18 years at Queensbury High School and Mrs. Granger for 23 years at Glens Falls High.

Besides regular classes in general music, chorus …

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Carlene Poster marks GF Dance Center’s 50th with concert

Chronicle Managing Editor Cathy DeDe writes:

Carlene Poster says she’s “proud” to be at the helm of the Glens Falls Ballet and Dance Center as it marks its 50th anniversary year this weekend with a series of three concerts at the Wood Theater in Glens Falls.

The concerts are Saturday, May 14 — at 12:30 p.m. for Junior Company members with guest performances by key Senior Company dancers ($13), and …

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GF Tennis & Swim Club’s pool won’t open this summer

The swimming pool at the Glens Falls Tennis & Swim Club won’t open this summer, The Chronicle has learned.

Board members had not returned calls seeking comment Tuesday, but a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed that the pool at the 51-yearold club on Sanford Street won’t open.

The club is struggling in its finances.

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