Thursday, August 6, 2020

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4 of 5 Valenza family members to Middle East for military service

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Three members of Queensbury’s Valenza family are National Guard members now headed to the Middle East as part of the 42nd Infantry Division’s deployment. A fourth family member is already there.

Major Julie Valenza, her husband Sergeant First Class Will Valenza and their youngest son Andrew, 21, shipped out Saturday for their training at Fort Hood (Texas) before deploying to the Middle East.

Older …

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Donates kidney to save her step-son

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Mike Benway was dying.

The 1993 Queensbury High School graduate was living in Seattle, working for a health insurance company, when he started getting headaches in the summer of 2015. “In September and October I was run down,” he said, “and in late November, I started getting swelling in my lower legs and blood in my urine.”

Right before Christmas, his condition worsened. Mike …

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Glens Falls: Two for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Here’s what’s planned in Glens Falls and Hudson Falls to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Friday: Show, speakers in HF

Milayne Jackson’s seventh annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Tribute Show is Friday, Jan. 17, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Strand Theatre on Main Street in Hudson Falls.

This year’s gathering especially honors veterans. The guest speaker is Kendall X. Hicks of Saratoga Springs, a 30-year veteran of …

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Rock Hill Cafe completes its move, goes full vegan

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

After a year of preparation, Matt Funiciello’s Rock Hill Bakehouse Cafe reopens this week at 18 Curran Lane in Glens Falls behind and next-door to the Shirt Factory. Both buildings are owned by Eric Unkauf.

The bakery moved from its long-time home in a shopping plaza in Moreau north of Northway Exit 17.

Mr. Funiciello’s new 28-seat cafe will be entirely vegan.

The cafe …

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Dream trip for Lanoir boys; skate with star Jack Hughes

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

It’s been a challenging year for Brodie and Reece Lanoir, as well as for their mom Ann, after their dad Adam Lanoir died suddenly in October 2018 at the age of 42.

Adam, a hockey player from the age of three, played on two state championship teams for Glens Falls High School, and was a coach and good-will ambassador for the Adirondack Youth Hockey …

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