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2014-02-25T06:00:00Z 2014-03-19T12:48:12Z Anti-smoking advocacyMAURY THOMPSON -- Thompson@PostStar.com Glens Falls Post-Star
February 25, 2014 6:00 am  • 

Anti-smoking advocacy

State Assemblyman Dan Stec, R-Queensbury, honored two Queensbury High School students for their advocacy against smoking.

Kalie White was named 2014 Reality Check Youth Advocate of the Year for the Capital Region, and Hanna Rinn was named runner-up.

Reality Check is a statewide youth program established in 2000 that focuses on smoking prevention education and disputing tobacco industry advertising.

“Kalie White and Hanna Rinn are great examples of teenagers using their time and talents to make their community better for people around them,” Stec said in a press release.

Adam’s Attic opens

Downtown Charm, a gift and home decor shop at 206 Glen St. in downtown Glens Falls, has diversified by sharing its space with a new retailer and adding a staff interior decorator.

Adam Chittenden recently open Adam’s Attic in the store’s basement, offering vintage furniture, antiques and collectibles.

The basement business can be accessed from Downtown Charm, and is open the same hours as the gift and home decor shop: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Downtown Charm also recently added interior designer Casey Baldwin to its staff, and will be expanding its offerings of painting and furniture restoration classes.

Baldwin is an interior design and wedding decoration consultant.

Morphis remembered

Flags at Glens Falls city buildings and Glens Falls Housing Authority buildings were at half-staff Monday in memory of John Morphis, a longtime city official who died Friday.

Morphis, who was 84 when he died, volunteered for 37 years on the city Water and Sewer Board, 20 years on the Glens Falls Housing Authority Board, six years on the Abraham Wing school board and more than 40 years as an usher at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church.

Morphis was a soft-spoken man who colleagues respected for his expertise.

New location

Greater Glens Falls Salvation Army reopened Monday at its new location in the former St. Alphonus Roman Catholic School on Broad Street in Glens Falls.

“We are fully operational,” said Major David Dean, the local Salvation Army pastor.

“I think the biggest thing is getting word out that we are not at Chester Street anymore after 57 years,” he said.

Dean said about 50 volunteers assisted with the move.

LARAC exhibit opening

The Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council gallery at 7 Lapham Place in Glens Falls will hold an opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday for its latest exhibit of artwork by college students.

Work was submitted by students at colleges within 120 miles of Glens Falls.

The musical group The WonderBeards will perform at the reception, which is free and open to the public.

The exhibit runs through March 28.

Building almost full

All but one of the 37 apartments at the recently renovated Rogers Building complex at the corner of Bay and Maple streets in downtown Glens Falls had been leased, as of Monday, said developer Peter Hoffman.

“We have one left for the asking,” he said.

Staff writer Maury Thompson covers Glens Falls and Queensbury. You can contact him at thompson@poststar.com. You can friend him on Facebook at Maury Thompson Post-Star. You can follow him on Twitter at PS_Politics.

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