It may not look or feel like spring yet, but an annual rite of the season is coming Saturday when Martha's Dandee Creme opens for the season.
The business' Facebook page lists a March 16 for the iconic ice cream spot just south of The Great Escape in Queensbury. It will be the institution's 72nd year in business, and its grill will be firing up as well.
No matter the weather, there will undoubtedly be a good crowd to usher winter out and spring in.
Martha's ice cream flavors for the month are listed by day on the business' Facebook page. Peanut butter, black raspberry, maple walnut and coconut are among the favorites listed for opening day.
I checked some websites and Facebook pages for some other local ice cream hotspots, such as Rob and Deb's Frozen Dreams in Glens Falls, Twin Scoops in Hudson Falls and Sprinkles in Queensbury, but didn't find any specific opening dates listed as of Tuesday. Rob and Deb's usually openings in early April.
-- Don Lehman