Sunday, October 17, 2021

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Her quest to see California condors in the Grand Canyon

By Joyce Miller, Special to The Chronicle

Editor’s note: Joyce Miller, Professor of Library Science at SUNY Adirondack, was a founding staff member of The Chronicle in 1980 and was our first Arts Editor, among many responsibilities here over many years. She’s an ardent bird-watcher.

California Condors are the largest land bird in North America, with a wingspan of 9.5 feet and a height of about 3.5 feet.

I …

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Francis & Ethan Willis become father & son High Peak 46ers

By David Cederstrom , Chronicle Staff Writer

Francis and Ethan Willis of Queensbury were one of about a dozen father-and-son pairs who became Adirondack 46ers last year, scaling the 46 tallest High Peaks.

Mr. Willis, who operates the Gourmet Café in Glens Falls with his wife Tracy, said he and Ethan last week hiked 5,269-foot Mount Katahdin in Maine as a start on climbing the Northeast’s 111 peaks taller than …

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ATF delivers a triumph! ‘unCivil War’

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

Adirondack Theatre Festival hits the jackpot with the new comedy musical unCivil War, which runs through Saturday, July 18, at the Charles Wood Theater.

I had a feeling this show might be really good — but I never anticipated that it would excel in virtually every facet. Even before it started, just looking at the Civil War-era set was a treat — major-league like everything …

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Fullers, Phish & Dead

By Matt Fuller, Special to The Chronicle

Editor’s Note: Matt and Nancy Fuller of Queensbury attended the Grateful Dead’s “Fare Thee Well” final concerts in Chicago July 3-5. The Fullers are long-time “Deadheads” and fans of the band Phish. Matt, a Fort Edward native, is an attorney and partner at Meyer & Fuller in Lake George. Nancy, originally from Warrensburg, is a speech therapist at Shenendehowa High School. They also …

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When Thomas Jefferson came to Lake George

By Bill Loughrey, Special to The Chronicle

“Lake George is without comparison, the most beautiful water I ever saw.”

Thomas Jefferson made this observation in 1791 on his tour of New York and New England with James Madison, perhaps the most important journey in American history made ostensibly for horticultural, historical, recreation and health purposes.

Jefferson noted that the lake was “interspersed with islands, the water as limpid as crystal, …

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