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Chapman Museum to open new exhibit

GLENS FALLS — The Chapman Museum’s new exhibit, “Personal Effects,” which highlights a wide variety of items from the museum’s rich collection, will open to the public from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The event is free and open to the public. The exhibit runs through March 30.

What we carry says much about who we are. The same can be said about objects from the past; they provide clues to the lives, customs and values of previous generations. With that premise in mind, museum staff searched through the museum’s collections, finding more than 300 personal items that people would have carried.

The exhibit will include objects that people used to carry their belongings as well as different examples of personal effects including watches, sewing kits, keys, compacts, handkerchiefs, wallets, tintypes, fobs, pins, lockets, pill containers, perfume bottles, marbles and jacks. While some items are quite universal, others are specific to a particular occupation, such as a carpenter or physician; or an association, such as a fire company or fraternal organization.

The Chapman Museum is located at 348 Glen St. in Glens Falls. The museum is open year-round, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 518-793-2826 or go to

Ti church to serve Election Day turkey

TICONDEROGA — The annual Election Day Turkey Dinner at the First United Methodist Church in Ticonderoga will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday at 1045 Wicker St. All are welcome. Take-outs will be from 4 to 5 p.m. and sit-down dining will start at 5 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.

The menu includes home-roasted turkey, homemade dressing and gravy, fresh mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, coleslaw, cranberry sauce, rolls and butter, and beverages. Homemade pies and cakes will top off this annual dinner prepared and served by members of the church.

Reservations are not necessary and tickets may be purchased at the door for $12 for adults and $6 for children. An early arrival for this popular community dinner is recommended.

Call 518-585-7995, check the church website,, or go to Facebook for more information about this dinner and the church. The regular “First Sunday, Free Community Fellowship Dinner” will not be held in November but will return in December.

Rieger receives prestigious award

SARATOGA SPRINGS — John Rieger, the president of the Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES Board of Education, received the New York State School Boards Association’s top award for school board service, the 2018 Everett R. Dyer Award for Distinguished School Board Service, at the Association’s Annual Convention in New York City on Oct. 25.

Rieger was honored for his 50 years of school board service and his outstanding contributions to public education. NYSSBA President William Miller presented him with the award, saying, “John consistently encourages innovation and welcomes new ideas.”

“His leadership has fostered a culture of serving component districts, and he has demonstrated exemplary dedication to the students from those districts,” Miller said in a statement.

Under Rieger’s leadership, WSWHE BOCES has strengthened and streamlined its special education program, expanded employee professional development opportunities, rebranded its Adult Education and Career and Technical Education divisions and created the Early College Career Academy.

During the ceremony, Rieger thanked his wife of 55 years, Millie, for supporting him so he could volunteer. He said he felt very lucky to be a member of such a talented BOCES board at a moment when CTE, Career and Technical Education, is finally being given its time to shine.

In 1963, Rieger was one of the youngest elected school board members in New York state. He served on the Schuylerville Central School District Board of Education until 1984. He was elected to the Saratoga-Warren BOCES Board of Education in 1984. He has remained on the board which merged with the Hamilton, Essex and Washington BOCES in 1993. Since then, the entity has been known as WSWHE BOCES.

The NYSSBA Distinguished Service Award is presented each year to one current or former school board member among the thousands in the state who has done the most for public education and the children of his or her community. It is the highest tribute NYSSBA bestows upon a school board member.

Church hosting its brown bread sale

ROCK CITY FALLS — The Simpson United Methodist Church is hosting its annual steamed brown bread sale. Orders will be taken until Nov. 13, with pickup from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 16 and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 17 at 1089 Rock City Road, Rock City Falls.

Rich with molasses, bran, raisins and buttermilk, then poured into coffee cans and steamed over the stove for three hours, the bread freezes well, is great on its own, or toasted with butter or cream cheese. Bread costs $6 per loaf. A traditional bake sale and light luncheon will also be available for purchase during the Nov. 17 pickup hours. All proceeds will benefit the Christmas Adopt-a-Family and other missions. Call Jerry at 518-681-6797 to place your orders or with questions.

Office for Aging set to host two events

The Washington County Office for the Aging will host two “Pop Up” events this week. A Medicare Open Enrollment information session will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Greenwich Library, 148 Main St., Greenwich. Lunch will be served.

A fraud prevention seminar with Washington County Sheriff Investigator Mike McWhorter will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Argyle Presbyterian Church, 48 Main St., Argyle. Lunch will be served.

All events require a reservation at least one day in advance. All events have a $3 suggested donation for people ages 60 and over. Events cost $5 for those under 60. Call Peggy or Mary at 518-746-2357 to reserve a spot.

Lake George library to host book sale

LAKE GEORGE — The Caldwell-Lake George Library’s monthly book sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 336 Canada St. Book lovers can count on finding a variety of items: adult fiction, non-fiction, juvenile fiction, DVDs, audio books and music CDs. For more information, contact the library at 518-668-2528.

Washington County businesses honored

GLENS FALLS — The Washington County Local Development Corporation and the Adirondack Regional Chambers of Commerce honored the winners and nominees of the 2018 Washington County Business Awards at a luncheon Oct. 25 at the Whitehall Athletic Club. With more than 75 people in attendance, the ARCC and Washington County LDC presented slate-carved awards to the winners of the four categories, as follows:

  • Professional Business of the Year Winner — Adirondack Studios
  • Rookie Business of the Year Winner — Broadway Upstate
  • Small Business of the Year Winner — Hunt Companies, Inc.
  • Service, Hospitality & Restaurant Business of the Year — Battle Hill Brewing Company

The awards were created from slate donated by Evergreen Slate in Granville and assembled by Creative Woodworking and Stone Tops in South Glens Falls.

Gold Star Memorial marker dedicated

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Federated Garden Clubs of New York State Inc., District IV, dedicated a Gold Star Memorial Marker on Oct. 20 at the War Memorial site in Congress Park in Saratoga Springs. Committee representatives from the five clubs in District IV, Barbara Millington, Sharon Meyer, Charlanne Ryan-McDonough, Mary Anne Brown and Phoebe Hunt-Fountaine, unveiled the new Gold Star Memorial Marker, a lasting tribute to the Gold Star Families whose loved one paid the ultimate price defending the United States of America. Several Gold Star Mothers and Families attended the ceremony. Cindy Roberts, American Gold Star Mothers Albany Chapter 11 President, accepted the Memorial Marker.

Presentation of the Colors was performed by Saratoga National Cemetery Honor Guard. The Star Spangled Banner and “God Bless America” were sung by the Racing City Chorus Quartet. “Amazing Grace” was played by bagpiper Owen Zon.

The keynote speaker was state Sen. Betty Little. Letters from Monica Hansen, president of Federated Garden Clubs of New York State, and Meg Kelly, Saratoga Springs mayor, were read by Lake George Community Garden Club President and Assistant District IV Director Charlanne Ryan-McDonough. Phoebe Hunt-Fountaine presented the invocation. The Rev. Heather Williams, United Methodist Church pastor, offered the reflections and benediction.

The ceremony ended with “Taps” played by Alexa, followed by the Retiring of the Colors. A reception followed at the Saratoga Visitor Center.

Embroidery class is offered at museum

GLENS FALLS — The Chapman Museum will host a Redwork portrait embroidery class given by embroidery artist Tisha Dolton at 6 p.m. Wednesday at 348 Glen St. Redwork is an outline style of embroidery that was most popular at the turn of the 20th century and refers to the colorfast Turkey Red floss that was used.

Donton’s expertise is Redwork portraits and participants will learn how to turn a photograph into an embroidery pattern. Bring a photo; it can be a friend, family member, celebrity or historical figure. All other materials — hoop, floss, material, needle — will be provided. We will have other colors of floss if red is not your color. Cost is $20 and reservations must be prepaid. Call the museum at 518-793-2826 to reserve a spot.

Pork dinner slated on election night

ARGYLE — The Argyle United Methodist Church will be hosting its annual Election Night Pork Dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at 12 Sheridan St. The menu will include roast pork loin, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, squash, coleslaw, homemade pie and a beverage. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 5 to 12, and free for ages 4 and under. No reservations needed. Take outs will be available.

Fire company plans chicken and biscuits

FORT ANN — The West Fort Ann Volunteer Fire Company will host an Election Day chicken and biscuit dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at 49 Joe Green Road. Meals cost $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 5 to 12, and free for kids under 5.

Students present ‘A Funny Thing’

LAKE GEORGE — Lake George Jr.-Sr. High School will present “A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the high school auditorium featuring students in grades 7 through 12 from Lake George School.

Tickets are on sale from any cast member or by calling 518-668-5452, ext. 2257. All general admission seats cost $10. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.

Lake George Drama Club productions are directed by Mickey Luce with Catherine Reid as the music director.

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Hometown is compiled by Gretta Hochsprung. If you’d like to let her know about an upcoming event, email or call 518-742-3206.


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