Sunday, December 5, 2021

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Tales of a Sierra Leone survivor

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Joseph Kaifala is a survivor, a gentle-voiced young man who grew up in Sierra Leone in east Africa amid what he calls the “madness” of a 10-year civil war, from the early 1990s to 2002.

It saw boys his age — some as young as six or seven years old — conscripted as child soldiers who became simultaneously perpetrators and victims of unspeakable violence, …

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Momentous show for GF Community Theatre’s 80th

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

The Glens Falls Community Theatre’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s musical Sweeney Todd — it doesn’t just hit you in the gut, it reaches deep into the diaphragm to where you breathe. That is, if you remember to keep breathing through what is a breathtaking show.

Myself, I felt like I’d been rolled and battered in a burlap sack filled with dirt, that this was …

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Chronicle Book Fair author talks & more!

From live birds to a live radio recording, whirlwind five-minute readings to panel discussions and author talks, here are the special events at the Chronicle Book Fair, Sunday, Nov. 8, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Queensbury Hotel.

It’s all free.

In the Warren Room

  • Carl Heilman, 11 a.m.-noon: My 40 Years as an Adirondack Photographer, multi-media.
  • Jim Davies, Noon-1 p.m.: Riveted, “the science of why jokes make us

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Jason, ghoul for the day at Great Escape Fright Fest

By Jason Irwin, Chronicle Freelance Zombie

Accepting an “invitation” sent to The Chronicle in the form of a gruesome evidence bag full of blood and body parts (not real, I hope), I attended a “Black Carpet” event at Six Flags Great Escape this past Friday night.

Part of the invite included an interactive opportunity that I couldn’t resist: My girlfriend Tiffany and I — along with other members of area …

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Adirondack Tree Surgeons sponsoring car in NASCAR race

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Adirondack Tree Surgeons of Wilton is sponsoring NASCAR driver JJ Yeley in this Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series at Talladega Superspeedway.

Adk. Tree Surgeons NASCAR car

“There’s never been a tree company sponsor in NASCAR,” said Adirondack Tree Surgeons owner Phil Viger. “I think we might get some TV time.”

The race will be broadcast on NBCSN, Channel 44 locally on Time Warner Cable.

He said he and his wife, …

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