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Do you want to stay up to date on the latest news in Glens Falls, NY and the surrounding region? Well look no further! Below, we’ve rounded up some of the top Glens Falls news stories, including exciting business updates, major event announcements, community highlights, and more.

Steve's Place Is Closing Its Doors

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After serving customers since 1968, Steve's Place is closing its doors. They will be hosting a property sale from now until March 14th or 15th. Many of their equipment is up for grabs including their kitchen utensils, ice machine, and booths. If you are interested in their equipment, you can head there from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. 

A Hoffman Car Wash is expected to take over the property (plans are underway). The owner of Steve's Place is aiming to retire as this sale takes place. If you hold fond memories of the restaurant, maybe you can bring some of its equipment into your own kitchen at home!

Source: The Post Star

2024 Recipients of South High Marathon Dance Announced

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Photo Credit: Gus Carayiannis/SHMD Photos

The South High Marathon Dance (SHMD) is an event driven by students to help raise money for local individuals, families, and organizations in need. This year's dance is the 47th anniversary of the fundraiser and will be held on March 1-2, 2024.

Last year, over $600,000 were raised thanks to the South High Marathon Dance. Below is a brief list of some families and organizations the student committee accepted as this year's beneficiaries:

  • The Walsh Family
  • John Wilcox
  • Emily Elder
  • Kelly's Angels, Inc.
  • Saratoga Center for the Family
  • St Peter's ALS Regional Center

If you would like to donate, you can head over to the website www.shmd.org to either donate to a student's minimum of $150 or to Marathon Dance. There will be live and silent auctions available for donation too.

Dance Moves With Jen: New Location on Ridge Road

Join the ARCC and the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, February 29th, from 5pm-6pm for a joint Chamber ribbon cutting for Dance Moves With Jen! They will be teaching classes at the Sunnyside & Ridge Event Center owned by Jennifer Islas (1135 Ridge Road, Queensbury, NY).

Dance Moves With Jen provides Disc Jockey and Emcee services (bilingual services available) for all events such as Weddings, Quinceañeras, Retirement Parties, and more. Jen is also a certified Dance Instructor and offers group and private classes in all forms of Ballroom Dance in the Albany, Saratoga, Lake George and the greater Adirondack regions.

Mr Bill's: Open Year-Round Under New Ownership

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Some exciting news for visitors and locals in the Glens Falls region! Developments have taken place at Mr. Bill's Carhop in South Glens Falls. New owners, Mike & Bea Greenough, have put significant investments into the location to stay open year-round.

Some of these improvements include a larger parking lot, expansion on their kitchen, and a new ice cream machine to roll out more flavors. Curbside pickup will be implemented into their business plan to allow little stress for to-go orders. The atmosphere will be like a time machine as you listen to 50's music with staff in 1950's attire.

Mr. Bill's has served customers through many summers and created fond memories for people. With the new owners stepping in, this will continue past the summer months. Their intended improvements will guarantee happiness and a step back in time for customers. With Mr. Bill's Carhop open throughout the year, every day will feel like summer!

New Chapman Museum Exhibit: Hometown Teams

exhibition signage that says hometown teams, with an old photo of a baseball team underneath

The latest exhibition at The Chapman is curator Maureen Folk's first in her new role as a curator. Hometown Teams explores the history of athletics in the greater Glens Falls region, including the Greenjackets.

"This is a topic that's close to my heart," Folk said in a statement; her grandfather played for the Greenjackets.

Patrons can come learn about Glens Falls hometown teams across football, hockey, and baseball starting on Saturday, February 3. The exhibition runs through May 12.

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