Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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No Great Escape in 2020, on to ’21

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

There was no summer. Now, with fall’s Oktoberfest and Fright Fest on the horizon, Six Flags Great Escape in Queensbury said it will be closed for all of 2020.

“Reopening the park is subject to state and local guidelines,” Park spokesperson Jason Lee said in an e-mail interview with The Chronicle. “Unfortunately, we did not receive approval to open this year, and we look …

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Bravo! to LG Music Fest for pulling it off

Chronicle Managing Editor Cathy DeDe writes: In a year when every small gain is hard-earned, and where the performing arts are madly thwarted in nearly any effort to put live entertainment before an audience in person, leave it to the Lake George Music Festival to pull it off.

Mastermind, founder and LGMF president Alexander Lombard marked his classical music series’ 10th anniversary with a dual set of drive-in concerts on …

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LG launches new Diane Struble book

The Lake George Historical Association plans a day-long “meet the writer” event to celebrate Called by the Water: When Diane Struble Swam Lake George, a new book by Diane’s daughter, Gwenne Rippon.

The free celebration is Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., outside under a tent at the Historical Museum, on the Old Courthouse grounds at 290 Canada Street, Lake George Village.

Ms. Rippon will sign …

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Drellos withstands protest; wins again at Devil’s Speedway

Queensbury’s Demetrios Drellos was officially declared the winner of the 30-lap Pepsi Sportsman Modified race held at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on The Stove Depot Night last Saturday, September 19.

“A protest was filed against the Queensbury, N.Y., driver’s General Motors “602 crate” engine following his fourth consecutive win at the Vermont track on Saturday night,” wrote Devil’s Bowl Media Director Justin St. Louis.

“The team of second-place finisher Justin Comes …

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Blais is blazing mad re non-car show

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Lake George Mayor Bob Blais minced no words after cars and crowds jammed the village last weekend despite pandemic-caused cancellation of the Adirondack Nationals car show.

“A bunch of unruly spectators came to Lake George, bent on seeing a show, basically going to be done by people who came with their muscle cars, encouraging and egging them on and hoping they would see illegal …

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