How much is a basketball autographed by NBA player and Glens Falls native Jimmer Fredette worth?
It is worth $100, according to a new campaign finance report that state Sen. Elizabeth Little, R-Queensbury, filed with the state Board of Elections.
Al Fredette, father of Jimmer, donated the basketball as a prize for the senator’s annual golf outing.
Laura’s Vintage moving
Laura Traudt thinks of vintage clothing in terms of “bygone glamour.”
Traudt, owner of Laura’s Vintage, is running out of room for all the glamour she finds at auctions and yard sales, so she’s relocating her shop in Glens Falls from 55 Lawrence St. to 19 Ridge St., in the central part of downtown.
She’s moving into the newly renovated storefront that most recently housed the former Twigs rustic furniture and gifts.
Traudt plans to open at the new location in early November.
It’s her second move in less than a year.
In January, she moved to Lawrence Street from space at Glenwood Manor in Queensbury, where she operated for seven years.
“I feel like I’ve uncorked a time capsule,” she said Thursday, referring to her growing vintage fashion business.
Bike shop opens Oct. 19
Grey Ghost Bicycles will open at 206 Glen St., in the Colvin Building, in Glens Falls on Oct. 19.
General Manager Steve Fairchild said the shop will sell and service racing and recreational bikes, with an emphasis on high-end racing bikes.
The shop also will offer “precision fitting,” a consultation that evaluates aspects such as fitness and stature, to determine what bicycle is best suited for the rider.
“We’re about making sure people get what they need, as much as what they want,” Fairchild said Friday.
The cost for a consultation can be up to $250, with a portion of the fee discounted on the purchase of a bicycle.
Fairchild, who has worked for bicycle retailers and manufacturers since 1988, said he and his business partners first looked at locations in Queensbury, but ultimately decided on downtown Glens Falls.
“We kind of like the vibe,” he said.
UnCorked still uncertain about future
The owners of UnCorked Glens Falls are still weighing whether to renew their lease at the Charles R. Wood Theater, which expires June 1.
“Things are getting better. But we still have to see how things go in the holidays and so forth,” co-owner Margot Cirino said Thursday.
Margot and Rich Cirino announced in August that they were considering closing when the lease expires, because their business was not growing fast enough to be sustainable.
Broadway bragging rights
David Turner, co-founder of Adirondack Theatre Festival, is general manager of the Broadway show, “Book of Mormon,” said Mark Behan, president of Behan Communications in Glens Falls, who saw the show in New York City over the weekend. Glens Falls is mentioned prominently in Turner’s biography in the show’s Playbill, Behan said.
A sign of autumn
I heard the honking of migratory geese flying overhead for the first time this fall when I was standing in the parking lot behind the Dix Avenue Laundromat on Sunday evening. My wife told me she had already heard geese flying over this season. Perhaps I’ve been too busy to listen.
Staff writer Maury Thompson covers Glens Falls and Queensbury. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can friend him on Facebook at Maury Thompson Post-Star. You can follow him on Twitter at PS_Politics.