Friday, September 24, 2021

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Tradition! New Year’s Day Lake George Polar Plunge

Chronicle Managing Editor Cathy DeDe writes: The annual Lake George Polar Plunge returns on New Year’s Day, Wednesday, Jan. 1, at Shepard Park on Canada Street in Lake George Village.

Duffy’s Tavern organizes the annual fund-raising Plunge.

“We never know how many people will come it can be anywhere from 600 to 1,200 people,” organizer Linda Duffy says.

“It’s a new decade this year, so numbers may be up. A …

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North Creek Depot Museum prez favors rails, not trails

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Railbikes made 2019 the best year ever for the Railway Depot Museum in North Creek, says Ellen Schaefer, president of North Creek Railway Depot Preservation Society. She says she is firmly against removing rail lines in Warren County.

“We had a great season last year,” with almost 4,500 visitors to the museum — even with the scenic train not running.

She credits Revolution Rail …

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Glens Falls’ Christmas Eve Road March

Thousands typically join to honor & aid deployed troops

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 0900 hours — that’s 9 a.m., civilians — SFC Arthur Coon’s 16th annual Christmas Eve Road March steps off from the Cool Insuring Arena in downtown Glens Falls.

The four-mile march was founded by Retired Sgt. Coon to honor and assist American soldiers serving away from home at Christmastime.…

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Hot race on tap: Warren County Judge

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Republicans Gary Hobbs and Rob Smith and Democrat Greg Canale all are seeking the Warren County Judge seat now held by John Hall. Judge Hall, a Democrat, has reached the state’s retirement age for judges and must step down at the end of 2020.

Because the new political calendar requires candidates to obtain petition signatures starting in mid-February, the race is on.

The judgeship …

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Colin Bannon, LG grad, sells script to Netflix ‘high six figures’

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Colin Bannon, 34, has sold First Ascent, a horror script with a mountain climbing theme and supernatural aspects, to Netflix for a price the Hollywood website Deadline calls “the high six figures.”

“It was two weeks of madness,” the 2003 Lake George grad told The Chronicle in a phone interview from his home in Los Angeles.

“Mostly it was happening without me. I’m not …

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