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Adirondack Kayak Bass Fishing tournaments!

By Dan Ladd, Chronicle Outdoors Editor

Bass tournaments are nothing new on the Great Sacandaga Lake. But this Saturday, July 20, a few dozen bass anglers (perhaps more) of another type will literally test the waters of the big lake in one of the fastest growing competitive fishing circuits — locally, regionally and nationwide. That would be kayak bass fishing.

If this Adirondack Kayak Bass Fishing tournament turns out anything …

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100 years of New Way Lunch hot dogs

King of the hot dog; launched in 1919 by Greek immigrant, still in the family

By Mark Frost

It no longer operates 24 hours a day, nor is beer served, but in the ways that matter the New Way Lunch hasn’t much changed since Greek immigrant John Floro left his fruit and vegetable business in New York City, searched upstate and found and bought the little restaurant already named New …

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Adk. Magic adding more youth travel softball teams

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

The Adirondack Magic girls’ softball program is growing, adding two and possibly three youth travel teams by the fall.

Jesse Hayes, along with his wife Megan and what he describes as “many dedicated parents,” helped start the Magic’s 8U (8 and under) team last fall because “there was nothing else out there. There were no other 8U travel teams.”

His daughter Haylee is one …

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Newest LG peril: Fishhook waterflea

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Fishhook waterfleas have infested Lake Champlain and are seen as a threat to Lake George.

“To hear that fishhook waterfleas are abundant in Lake Champlain is a reason to get on high alert,” Roger Smith said in response to a Chronicle query. He oversees the Lake George Park Commission’s mandatory boat inspection program.

The Lake Champlain Basin Program issued an alert late last week …

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David Britton of GF is chef at Siro’s, Saratoga

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Glens Falls’s David Britton is the new executive chef at Siro’s Restaurant, a centerpiece of the Saratoga Race Course season.

As reported by Steve Barnes in the Albany Times Union, Siro’s was sold last week to SPS and JLS Family Partnerships, which two years ago purchased Shepard’s Cove Restaurant and turned it into the Lake George Beach Club in Lake George Village.

Mr. Britton …

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