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The City of Glens Falls has adopted a local law that requires large groups of protesters to seek a permit before demonstrating.

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Special Olympics New York is bringing its State Fall Games back to Glens Falls this October after a five-year absence.

On January 19, The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, New York opened two new exhibitions: “Francisco Goya: The Caprichos Etchings and Aquatints” and “Dox Thrash, Black Life, and the Carborundum Mezzotint.”

The exhibitions celebrate the works of two innovative printmakers from different eras and will be on view through March 22.

Jonathan Canning is the Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programming at The Hyde Collection and he joined us.

The Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street program brings access to the Smithsonian for small-town America through museum exhibitions, research, educational resources, and programming.

In 2018, "Water/Ways" was the first-ever traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program to travel to New York State. This past summer, the Smithsonian announced its choice of the Hart Cluett Museum in Troy, New York as one of ten museums in the United States to be chosen for its Museum on Main Street “How We Work” pilot.

We are joined now by Director of the Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston, Lisa Cline; Director of the Chapman Historical Museum in Glens Falls, Tim Weidner; Director of Historic Rensselaer County at the Hart-Cluett Museum in Troy, Karin Krasevac-Lenz; and Director of the Museum Association of New York Erika Sanger.

From left to right: the Albany Business Review's Mike Demasi, Peter Hoffman, Sonny Bonacio, Dawn Davidson, and Mark Levack
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A forum this morning explored development in Glens Falls. The small city in Warren County has seen a surge of new construction in the last few years.

The Adirondack Film Festival in Glens Falls, New York is the only film festival in the country operated by a prominent professional theatre company, namely, the Adirondack Theatre Festival. The film festival features panel discussions, exciting special events, and more than 100 film screenings, all taking place on six screens in downtown Glens Falls. Sharing its slogan with the Adirondack Theatre Festival – the leading professional theatre in the Capital Region dedicated to new plays – the Adirondack Film Festival is a place where audiences can always expect to see something new.

This year’s festival runs October 17-20. Festival Director Chad Rabinovitz and Programming Director Jessica Levandoski join us with a preview.

The Adirondack Theatre Festival is celebrating its 25th Anniversary season in Glens Falls, New York.

Running now through August 9th – the festival will present four mainstage productions, a concert reading, a "greatest hits" cabaret, a magical comedy show, and a dinner theatre for kids at the Charles R. Wood Theater.

Producing Artistic Producer Chad Rabinovitz joins us with a preview of the season.

Greenwich, New York native Jacob Houston has charmed audiences throughout the Northeast with his idyllic land and cityscapes and detailed glimpses into everyday life. With bright colors and enamel-like scenes, he romanticizes the places he travels, re-creating the world as he sees it: full of joy, wonder, and beauty.

Houston’s artwork has been exhibited throughout the region, at LARAC’s Lapham Gallery, Saratoga Arts Center, Washington County Farm Museum, Green Bridge Gallery, Historic Salem Courthouse, and Southern Vermont Arts Center. His reach extends into Vermont and Massachusetts and, increasingly, New York City.

His new exhibition, “A Magical World: The Art of Jacob Houston,” is on view through June 23rd a the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, New York. We are joined by Jacob Houston, Claire Houston, and The Hyde’s Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programming Jonathan Canning.

The building that houses The Post-Star newspaper in Glens Falls, New York is up for sale.

For more than four decades, enormous advertisements displayed in New York City’s Grand Central Terminal affirmed a picturesque notion of everyday American life. The 18-foot-by-60-foot images depicted an idyllic nation: beautiful landscapes, holiday celebrations, world-changing historical events, family road trips, and patriotism.

"Colorama" is now on display at the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, NY, examines the advertisements, offering insight into America, and the histories of advertising, photography, and technology. Thirty-six reproduced images from the George Eastman Museum depict an idealized past for a new generation, and a reintroduction for those who lived through the decades that helped shape photography. To tell us more: we welcome Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programming Jonathan Canning and Curator of Museum Education & Programming Jenny Hutchinson.

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A new study examines the economic impact of an arena long at the heart of downtown Glens Falls.

Celebrations have been scheduled for the New York state champion Glens Falls High School football team.

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A small upstate New York museum known for its fine arts collection is displaying two copies of late 15th century German books and a rare page from the Gutenberg Bible.

On November 4 and 10, respectively, The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, New York will open two new exhibitions, “Ukiyo-e to Shin Hanga: Japanese Woodcuts from the Syracuse University Art Collection” and “Making History: The Nuremberg and Augsburg Chronicles.”

Jonathan Canning, director of curatorial affairs and programming at The Hyde, joins us to tell us about both exhibitions. 

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SUNY Adirondack in Queensbury is opening a new student-run restaurant in nearby downtown Glens Falls. The eatery called “Seasoned” will open to the public on October 9th at the college’s new Culinary Arts Center on Hudson Avenue.

On Sunday, August 5, The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, New York opened complementary exhibitions: “Jane Peterson: At Home and Abroad” and “Changing the Landscape: Women Impressionists from the Thomas Clark Collection.”

Jane Peterson was a prominent early twentieth-century Impressionist. She traveled extensively and befriended the likes of Arthur Dow, Louis Comfort Tiffany, and Pablo Picasso. She experienced great success in her lifetime and was collected by John D. Rockefeller.

“Changing the Landscape: Women Impressionists from the Thomas Clark Collection” is drawn from local collector Thomas Clark’s extensive collection, and includes the works of more than fifteen female Impressionists from the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Women’s Equality Day is August 26th and The Hyde Collection will present a special event at 1 p.m.

We welcome Jonathan Canning and Jenny Hutchinson to tell us more. Jonathan is The Hyde’s Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programming and Jenny is a museum education.

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Outside Glens Falls city hall Thursday afternoon, Dan Burke, president of the Adirondack Civic Center Coalition, presented Mayor Dan Hall with a $50,000 check.

The Adirondack Theatre Festival is about to begin its 24th season – the fourth for Producing Artistic Director, Chad Rabinovitz. He again brings an entire season of major new works to ATF with a team of top-level professional artists.

After a record-breaking season of sold-out performances last year, doubling attendance and subscribership in just the past three years, the 2018 season promises to be even larger. Performances will run June 14 – August 9 at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Downtown Glens Falls, NY.

The season begins June 14th with the musical, "Some Lovers," which follows the story of a couple caught between their present and their past. With an original story by Steven Sater ("Spring Awakening") and all new music from the legendary, Burt Bacharach.

ATF Producing Artistic Director, Chad Rabinovitz joins us.

Rockwell Kent was a writer, illustrator, printmaker, painter, ceramicist, adventurer, and more who traveled to remote destinations around the world. He settled down in the Adirondacks and was a controversial figure, accused of being a socialist during the McCarthy era, but managed a successful art career in metropolitan areas despite living in the North Country.

The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, New York currently has two Kent exhibitions on view: "The Prints of Rockwell Kent: Selections from the Ralf C. Nemec Collection" which features fifty-four images from the largest collection of Kent prints in the world. It also includes a selection of rare ceramics by Kent. The second exhibit is: "A Life and Art of His Own: The Paintings of Rockwell Kent from North Country Collections," a collection of paintings organized by Adirondack Experience director emerita Caroline Welsh, drawn from the SUNY Plattsburgh Art Museum and private collections.

The exhibits are on view through July 22nd. The Hyde’s Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programming Jonathan Canning joins us.

Longtime Glens Falls newspaper writer Maury Thompson retired last fall after 21 years at the Post-Star. Now, at age 59, he’s beginning a new chapter as a freelance writer and is working on a book about Glens Falls native Charles Evans Hughes, who was not only revered for his lengthy political career, but also for his facial hair.

WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard caught up with Thompson at a recent event in Glens Falls. He asked Thompson how his latest project compares to his work over the last two decades.

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In the week following Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address, members of the administration are fanning out across New York to deliver smaller, regional presentations of the Democrat’s priorities for 2018. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard attended one in Glens Falls this morning.

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Restaurant workers are planning to rally Monday against a proposal by Governor Andrew Cuomo to examine the elimination of tip credits in New York.

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The next group of leaders in the City of Glens Falls has been chosen. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports Democrats and Republicans are pledging cooperation.

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Democrat Dan Hall has won the race for mayor of Glens Falls, NY. Hall won with a resounding majority, garnering 64.67 percent of the vote. Hall was elected with 1,911 more votes than Republican Tim Guy.

"Smile! You're on Candid Camera!" Over eight different decades, nearly everyone who watches TV can happily relate to that phrase. Now Peter Funt, the show’s host, brings it to life in a show featuring clips, quips and great fun! “Candid Camera’s 8 Decades of Smiles! With Peter Funt,” is coming to the Wood Theater in Glens Falls, NY. The stage comedy is blended with a behind-the-scenes peek at the show’s funniest moments.

Created by Peter’s father, Allen Funt, "Candid Camera" is the only entertainment program to have produced new episodes in each of the last eight decades – from Allen’s start on TV in August, 1948, through Peter’s run on TV Land last year.

Using "Candid Camera’s" vast library, Peter showcases decades of fun and reveals what happened when the cameras weren’t rolling. Peter Funt joins us.

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Three candidates are running for the open mayor’s seat in Glens Falls. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard has a preview of the race that culminates on Election Day Tuesday.

The current exhibition at The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, NY is entitled A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America. It opened to the public Sunday, October 8, and runs through Sunday, December 31.

It features works of art from the respected collection of Barbara Gordon, one of the country’s prominent collectors of folk art. A Shared Legacy celebrates folk art traditions in rural areas of New England, the South, and the Midwest between 1800 and 1925. The exhibition is on a national tour that included stops at the American Folk Art Museum, Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Denver Art Museum, and Cincinnati Art Museum.

It includes more than sixty works, including paintings (still life, portrait, and landscape), sculpture, furniture, and decorative art. Much of the art was created by self-taught artists and artists, or those who had minimal formal training. 

The Hyde Collection’s Interim Director Anne Saile and head of Museum Education Jenny Hutchinson join us. 

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New York state has launched a new effort to examine cancer trends.

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Calling hours will be held Thursday afternoon for a longtime professional hockey announcer from Glens Falls.

Dave Strader died Sunday after a 16-month battle with cancer.

A legendary coach for the Adirondack Red Wings who led the former Glens Falls hockey team to two Calder Cup championships was celebrated today. Bill Dineen, who died at 84 last December, is now immortalized on the avenue in front of the city’s arena.

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