Saturday, June 25, 2022

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Americade returns to full throttle

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Americade — which touts itself online as “the world’s largest multi-brand motorcycle touring rally” — returns to full throttle after two Covid impacted years.

The 39th Americade runs Tuesday to Saturday, June 5 to 11, based in Lake George at the Fort William Henry and Festival Commons, reaching throughout the region. Americade info and registration: americade.com.

Americade was cancelled in 2020 and ran a …

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EZ Marine: Who rents boats varies

Chronicle Staff Writer Zander Frost writes: “The rental business is still pretty hot,” says Josh Mance, sales manager at EZ Marine & Storage in Brant Lake.

“All throughout the pandemic it was huge because everybody could rent a boat and get away from other people. It’s not as hot as it was the last two years…but it’s still booming, far more than what it used to be pre-pandemic,” he said.…

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Boat supply crunch eases

By Zander Frost, Chronicle Staff Writer

After the Covid-19 pandemic simultaneously ignited demand and disrupted supply, boats are finally back in stock.

“We’ve been fortunate that some, not all, of our suppliers have been able to keep up with production,” Andrew Brodie, General Manager of Yankee Boating Center, told The Chronicle. “We sold out of new boats last year by June, and really had limited inventory until boats started coming …

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Boats by George teases a premium boat club venture

Chronicle Staff Writer Zander Frost writes: Boats by George owner George Pensel told The Chronicle that starting “a premium Boat Club…may be something in our future.”

“But first things first…” he hastened to emphasize. “We would have to get approved with the Lake George Park Commission.”

Mr. Pensel said he tried a boat share program in 1990 “at the King Neptune lounge in Lake George Village, but at the time …

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Islamic Center buys former Glens Falls Christian Science bldg.

By Cathy DeDe. Chronicle Managing Editor

The Christian Science Society building in Glens Falls was purchased on April 6 by the M. Kahn Islamic Society of Upstate New York. Purchase price was $200,000.

“It will be a house of worship,” Ashfaq Mushtaq of the Islamic Society told The Chronicle.

“We have almost 40 families in the community, in Queensbury, Hudson Falls, Lake George, Argyle, Warrensburg.

“We have been looking for …

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