Lake George Region Restaurant Week is in progress, running through Saturday, Sept. 16.
The Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB announce the participating restaurants in the second Restaurant Week of 2017 are: Adirondack Pub & Brewery, the Algonquin, the Barnsider Restaurant, the Boathouse Restaurant, Ciro’s at Rocky Ridge, Giovanna’s on the Lake at The Georgian, the Inn at Erlowest, the Log Jam, the Lobster Pot Mario’s Restaurant, Mama Riso’s and Sushi Yoshi.
The first Restaurant Week this year took place in June.
“We’re lucky to have a restaurant selection in the region that is rich in variety and led by such culinary talent,” said Chamber Marketing Director Amanda May Metzger. “You can really see their creativity in the menus provided by these 12 excellent establishments.”
During this special week, dining patrons can enjoy a prix-fixe three-course meal for only $20.17, not including tax or gratuity.
“As we see from our restaurant week surveys, this special week is an introduction for many people to new restaurants. We also see quite a few people from out of town filling out surveys,” Metzger said.
The menus are available at www.lakegeorgechamber.com.
The Adirondack Trust Co. Community Fund will accept grant applications from eligible nonprofit charities until Sept. 30.
Grant information and application forms may be obtained from the Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund website at ATCCF.org/nonprofits.
The fund was established in 2009. Officials said the resulting yearly Lend-a-Hand grants help improve the quality of life and address issues of common concern in the area. In 2016, the Community Fund allocated $42,270 toward 23 Lend-a-Hand grants. The grants funded local, nonprofit organizations’ programs in such diverse areas as veterans’ outreach, mental health services, wildlife education, homelessness prevention, youth services, and the arts.
Grant recipients will be announced by the fund’s Independent Advisory Committee in December.
Over the past six years, the Community Fund has provided 101 grants in excess of $193,000.
Stewart’s Shops announced its milk has been named the best in New York state by Cornell University’s Department of Food Science. The award was presented on Dairy Day, Aug. 31, at the New York State Fair.
The recognition is part of Cornell’s New York State Milk Quality Improvement Program.
Cornell University collected samples from plants between October and May. The samples of whole milk, 2 percent, 1 percent, and fat-free milk were scored on various criteria, including best flavor.
Stewart’s Shops’ milk is produced by 30 dairy farms from Saratoga, Rensselaer, and Washington counties, and bottled at the Stewart’s dairy in Greenfield. Stewart’s trucks deliver that milk to their shops within 48 hours of leaving the farm.
Also the State Fair Dairy Day events, Stewart’s Shops was presented with the Business of Distinction award for its longstanding support of the dairy industry and the Dairy of Distinction program, which honors the efforts of Northeast dairy farmers.
ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) announced that International Paper has donated $2,000 in support of the Marie L. Habrel Three Seasons at Heart Lake Outreach Program.
Three Seasons at Heart Lake is ADK’s inquiry based environmental education curriculum. Students visit ADK’s Heart Lake location in Lake Placid, three times during the school year, where they hike and snowshoe. The program weaves together responsible recreation, wellness, and the history of the Adirondacks, both natural and cultural and reaches 450 fourth-grade students in nine northern New York elementary schools.
The grant from International Paper supports the cost to print student journals with reading comprehension, math, writing, and science activities tied to the school curriculum.
The Adirondack Thunder and Cool Insuring Arena announced that the city of Glens Falls has ceremonially re-named Civic Center Plaza as Bill Dineen Way.
A ceremony honored the late Dineen with a street sign in front of Cool Insuring Arena for his contributions to the building and the Adirondack region. Dineen coached the Adirondack Red Wings for six seasons from 1983 – 1989 and won two Calder Cup Championships, in 1986 and 1989. Dineen, who also played and coached in the NHL, was inducted into the Adirondack Hockey Hall of Fame in its inaugural class in 2010. Dineen died Dec. 10, 2016 at the age of 84.
Attending the ceremony were three of Bill’s sons, Gord, Kevin and Pete, along with their families. Also in attendance were several Adirondack Red Wings players who played under Bill Dineen, as well as several staff members from the team that worked with him.
The Thunder will further honor Dineen on Dec. 9 for Bill Dineen Night as they take on the Norfolk Admirals. The Thunder will wear special, Bill Dineen-themed jerseys, to be auctioned off online following the game.
The team will also raise a Bill Dineen banner to the rafters. The first 2,500 fans at the game will receive a Bill Dineen banner magnet at the door.