Friday, September 24, 2021

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Their tiki bar boat on Lake George!

Albany trio’s ‘hop-on bar’

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

A custom-made floating Tiki bar is now patrolling the busy waters of Lake George, and making waves wherever it goes.

“Everyone loves it. Everyone smiles. It’s great,” said Frank Casimo of Albany, who with long-time friends Larry Davis and Greg Teresi bought the as-yet unnamed ‘Cruisin’ Tiki” for $25,000 after Mr. Davis saw a prototype in Florida last winter.

“It’s …

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Dr. Anna Poulos will exit GF school board after 10 years; will practice medicine again

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

After 10 years on the Glens Falls School Board, including seven as its president, Dr. Anna Poulos isn’t seeking re-election but is taking on a whole other challenge: She’s resuming her practice of medicine after 16 years away.

Dr. Poulos says she stopped practicing in October 2000 “because of my four children. I was a gastroenterologist, but I’m going to be going back to …

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Rock on!, this grad speaker may tell kids

Country-rock artist & teacher Katy Cole takes Johnsburg podium

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

By day a school music teacher, by night a country-rock star: That’s Kathryn ‘Katy’ Cole, the Johnsburg Central School teacher who was selected by the senior class to give the commencement address on Saturday, June 25.

“I only just started teaching there in mid-February,” Ms. Cole said. “So, I was totally honored. I was really …

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Hadley Mountain won’t have a steward, after cabin break-in

By David Cederstrom, Chronicle Staff Writer

Every summer the Hadley Mountain Fire Tower Committee hires a Summit Steward to assist and educate hikers on Hadley Mountain in Saratoga County, but vandalism this spring at the observer’s cabin near the summit has interrupted the program this year, committee chair Linda Ranado tells The Chronicle.

She said that as many as 20,000 hikers per year make the 1.8-mile trek to the fire …

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Swam length of Lake George

By David Cederstrom, Chronicle Staff Writer

David Dammerman swam the 32-mile length of Lake George, north to south, in what is thought to be record time this past weekend as a lead-up to the Lake George Marathon Swim planned for Sept. 17-18.

“It was certainly by far the hardest swim I’ve ever undertaken,” the 47-year-old from Saratoga told The Chronicle. He’s an experienced distance swimmer, including having swum the Engish …

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