Saturday, June 25, 2022

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June 13: Public update on GF’s South St. plans by Mayor & Sonny Bonacio

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

On Monday, June 13, Mayor Bill Collins and developer Sonny Bonacio will present their plans for the South Street-Elm Street overhaul and the Market Center that are core to Glens Falls’s use of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant awarded in 2016 by then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The Monday, June 13, meetings will take place from noon to 2 p.m. at Crandall Public Library …

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Rachel’s Spice Cafe to close

Chronicle Staff Writer Zander Frost writes: Rachel Dutra, who operates Rachel’s Spice Company & Cafe on Warren Street in Glens Falls with her husband Dave, announced on Facebook Live that she will close the cafe as of June 25.

She said they plan to focus on their seasonal businesses in Lake George, and in the off-season she will become the “spice and tea lady,” with a Youtube channel and online …

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Max Yurenda, Double H chief since its start, to retire

Max Yurenda, the only CEO the Double H Ranch in Lake Luzerne has ever had, announced he will retire next March after 30 years at the helm.

“Double H officially opened its doors on July 4, 1993 and has served over 80,000 children dealing with life-threatening illnesses from around the world all completely Free of Charge,” said a Double H press release. “It was the second ‘Hole in the Wall …

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U.S. Women’s Open pro Bowling in South Glens Falls


Kingpin’s Alley Family Fun Center in South Glens Falls will host the U.S. Women’s Open — the Professional Women’s Bowling Association’s second major event of the year — beginning Tuesday, June 14, and continuing through Tuesday, June 21.

“This is the first time since 1973 this event has been in the State of New York. The week-long event culminates with one bowler winning $60,000 live on CBS Sports Network on …

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Queensbury Hotel expansion nears completion

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

It might not look it from the bevy of construction workers, building materials and rough edges seemingly everywhere, but owner Ed Moore and manager Tyler Herrick are sure the Queensbury Hotel’s $3.8-million expansion will be done in time for their planned ribbon cutting and community celebration on July 21.

“It has to be done,” owner Mr. Moore prods Mr. Herrick. “The Police Chiefs are …

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