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WACM ups the ante: June 13 International Cuisine Fest, LG

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Glens Falls’s World Awareness Children’s Museum plans an ambitious, greatly expanded “International Cuisine” food fest fund-raiser Saturday, June 13, at the Charles R. Wood Park’s Festival Commons in Lake George.

WACM director Bethanie Lawrence told The Chronicle, “After this year when we couldn’t hold any events, we are hoping to raise a quarter of our annual budget from the event. That would be about …

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Queensbury School’s (YouTube) musical

Chronicle Managing Editor Cathy DeDe writes: Queensbury High School’s drama club musical takes the stage — virtually, on YouTube — this week.

“A Salute to QHS Musicals” is a cabaret style showcase of favorite shows from the drama group’s favorite history.

The pre-recorded performances will be streamed on Q-tube, the district’s Youtube Channel, this weekend: Friday and Saturday, May 7 and 8, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, May 9, at …

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GF Planning Board OK’s Hoffman’s driveway, parking at old Post Office

Chronicle Managing Editor Cathy DeDe writes: The Glens Falls Planning Board on Tuesday approved developer Peter Hoffma’s request to put in a curb cut to accommodate the driveway and parking lot he’s installing to accommodate the Social Security office’s move to the former Post Office building.

The proposal next goes before the Glens Falls Common Council.

The plan is for one-way traffic to flow from Warren Street onto a driveway …

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‘Reigning champ’ Demetrios Drellos wins Devil’s Bowl Speedway opener

“Drellos Starts Title Defense with Big Win in Devil’s Bowl Speedway Opener,” headlined the Vermont dirt track Monday.

Demetrios Drellos (of Queensbury) “picked up right where he left off last year…The reigning Sportsman Modified champion opened the new season on Saturday, May 1, with a dominant win during a wildly unpredictable night presented by Mike’s Fuels of Bridport,” said the press release.

“A total of 118 racecars jammed the pit …

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Fitzy the barber of Fort Edward

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

“Fitzy” Fitzsimmons grew up on Third Street in Glens Falls, graduated from St. Mary’s Academy and fondly recalls the heyday when downtown sidewalks on Thursday nights filled with “people going out to meet people.”

But Fitzy, given name Harold Patrick, is wholly Fort Edward now. “I came down here in ’62 and been here ever since. It’s my 59th year,” says the proprietor of Fitzy’s …

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