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Civic Center nets $8,000 on wrestling, $9,000 on ‘Royal Horses’

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Glens Falls Civic Center manager Jeff Mead reports 900 people attended the Big Time Wrestling event on Friday night and the Civic Center made a profit of $8,000.

And he said that 900 attended the Royal Horses Gala dressage show on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 20, and the Civic Center realized “a little over $9,000.”

That’s net, Mr. Mead said, after expenses and including rental …

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Tony DeSare to sing National Anthem before Thursday night football, Oct. 1

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Hudson Falls native Tony DeSare, backed by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, is scheduled to sing the National Anthem before the Pittsburgh Steelers-Baltimore Ravens game on Thursday, Oct. 1.

CBS will telecast the game nationally, but there’s no assurance they’ll show the anthem. Kickoff is 8:25 p.m., Tony told The Chronicle in an e-mail interview, “so I assume I’ll be on right before that.”

Official …

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JUST Water says it’ll be on local shelves soon via Saratoga Eagle

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

JUST Beverages, which packages spring water pumped from the City of Glens Falls watershed, said it has signed a distribution agreement with Saratoga Eagle that will make its water available “from the Canadian border to the Capital District.”

Spokesman Mark Behan said Saratoga Eagle “is already starting to fulfill JUST water orders locally.”

In the press release, JUST’s CEO Grace Jeon is quoted: “We …

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Balloon Festival lands the Whale

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Just at the last minute, the Adirondack Balloon Festival added a new special shaped balloon, a giant whale named “Baby Blue.” Weather permitting, it will fly at both launches on Saturday.

Pilot H.G. Steiner of Utah approached Adirondack Festival balloonmeister Bob Dicks just last week at a balloon festival in Pennsylvania.

“It’s a new balloon,” said Adirondack Balloon Festival organizer Mark Donahue.

“He’s only …

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Taste of the North Country is next week: 37 eateries & back on the grass

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

The Glens Falls Kiwanis Club’s 23rd annual Taste of the North Country food festival is next Sunday, Sept. 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the interior of City Park.

“We’re back on the grass,” organizer Jerrod Ogden told The Chronicle.

Ever since 2009, the restaurants had to set up so that festival goers stood in line on streets and sidewalks around City …

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