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Vintage clothes popularity rises: Environmental sustainability; individuality; the styles rebound

By Sophia Afsar-Keshmiri, Chronicle Summer Staff

Laura Traudt, owner of Laura’s Vintage in Glens Falls, has noticed vintage clothing is “getting more difficult to find, because it’s so popular.”

She says, “I’ve sacrificed a lot of my own collection” to keep her store stocked.

Ms. Traudt says environmental sustainability drives the popularity of vintage clothing.

“A lot of my younger customers don’t want to buy any new clothing,” she says.…

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Loda opens in Bolton: ‘Elevated’ dining from NYC couple

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Louis and Danielle DeSantis, known for their popular Bear’s Cup bagels-and-breakfast take-out on Main Street, Bolton Landing, have now opened Loda, an “elevated dress-up” restaurant next-door.

“There are many options here for casual dining or more luxurious, but it’s still the Adirondacks theme,” says Ms. DeSantis. “My thought is to transport you maybe to a New York City speakeasy, French bistro for a special …

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Bolton LDC near paying off Norowal loan; more upgrades

By Mark Frost & Zander Frost, Chronicle Editor & Staff Writer

What once looked like a gamble — public purchase of Norowal Marina in Bolton Landing in a $4.5-million deal in 2005 — has worked out quite nicely.

Norowal remains a key boating access point to Lake George, and the Bolton Local Development Corporation expects in 2024 to finish paying off the $2.5-million loan it took out from Glens Falls …

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Elizabeth Miller buys 126 Glen

By Zander Frost, Chronicle Staff Writer

Elizabeth Miller closed on purchase of 126 Glen Street, at the corner of Park Street, for $845,000 on Friday, Aug. 12.

She already owns the Park Theater and Doc’s Restaurant around the corner, and the nearly completed Park & Elm restaurant/deli/apartment project led by her son, Ben Miller.

Mark Levack, who brokered the sale, estimates there are 20-plus parking spots included in the 126 …

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Washington County Fair is full go

By Sophia Afsar-Keshmiri, Chronicle Summer Staff

The 132nd Washington County Fair opens Monday, Aug. 22, and runs daily through Sunday, Aug. 28, at the fairgrounds on Route 29, between Greenwich and Schuylerville.

The animals, the rides, the games, the tractor pulls, food concessions new and old: “It’s back to normal” for the first time since Covid, says Fair co-General Manager Rebecca Breese.

She touts the new giant Ferris wheel, year …

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