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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.

History on the Move: Explore Warren County's Past on the Bikeway

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The Warren County Bikeway is upping its game with a brand new letterbox challenge. This exciting blend of exercise and historical exploration invites walkers and cyclists to embark on a riddle-solving adventure along the scenic path.

The free challenge kicks off in Glens Falls and concludes at Lake George's Battlefield Park. Participants will be presented with riddles that lead them to ten historically significant locations, each tied to the county's role in 18th-century military conflicts.

Interestingly, the bikeway itself follows a section of the Old Military Road, once traversed by troops during the French and Indian War and the American Revolution.

In a News10 article, Sara Frankenfeld, co-architect of Letterbox the Bikeway, said, "There are so many neat and interesting things to see along Warren County Bikeway, chief among them historic sites where events occurred that helped shape our region and nation."

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Those who successfully complete the challenge, by finding and collecting all the hidden box stamps in their passports, will be rewarded with a commemorative patch. Passports can be obtained from the Warren County Planning Department, and the hidden boxes are scattered throughout the designated route.

This innovative program aims to get people outdoors while fostering a deeper appreciation for the region's rich history.

Source: News10

Queen NYC Deli Now Open 24 Hours

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Photo credit: Alan Nudi

Have you tried Queen NYC Deli, which took over the former spot of New Way Lunch's Queensbury location?

Situated at 731 Upper Glen Street in Queensbury, this expansive deli is open 24 hours. Their menu includes breakfast sandwiches, hot sandwiches, cold sandwiches, breakfast platters, halal food, crepes, quesadillas, salads, side orders, and cakes, along with smoothies, coffee, and more beverages.

Uncle Mario's Garage to Take Over Farmstead Flatbread Space

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A new restaurant is preparing to open in Queensbury at the former Farmstead Flatbread Space at 1066 Route 9.

Uncle Mario's Garage is in conversation with the Queensbury Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals, according to the Glens Falls Chronicle.

Mario DiSiena, who owns The Furniture House next door, has purchased the space and been renovating it for the past two years.

Uncle Mario's Garage will be a car-themed restaurant with offerings similar to that of Farmstead Flatbread, including wood-fired pizza.


Scratch Kitchen Open in Glens Falls

Photo Credit- Scratch Kitchen Facebook

Seasoned chef, Denver Semon, opens her horizons by opening Scratch Kitchen, a cafe and bakery located at 199 Warren Street in Glens Falls. 

Semon's previous credits include Executive Chef of Flight Wine Bar & Restaurant, Executive Chef of the Aviator Restaurant, and Executive Chef at Jimbo’s/Point O’Pines. This restaurant will provide Semon with a change of pace, focusing on creating sandwiches, salads, baked goods and pastries, specialty coffee drinks, prepared meals, and more versus her previous credits including mainly dinner meals. 

A play on words with the title of the restaurant, all meals at the restaurant are made from scratch. In addition to food and drinks, Semon will sell flower bouquets, vegetables, and herbs at Scratch Kitchen. News10 notes that Semon also has a nursery license and cultivates the plants on her property. 

Plan your visit to Scratch Kitchen today and see what catches your eye on the menu!

Sources: News10 | Scratch Kitchen

There's a New Jeweler In Town

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Hannoush Jewelers has opened a new location, their third, in Queensbury, having taken over the former Louis Jewelers space at 1054 Route 9. Their other locations are in Clifton Park and Albany.

The 3,500-square-foot space has been renovated with a dedicated bridal section and a Gabriel & Co. Store-in-store.

Visit them 10am to 6pm Monday through Friday, or 10am to 5pm Saturday.


Canteen Coffee Co. Brews Up a New Location at Hubbard Hall

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Hubbard Hall is delighted to welcome Canteen Coffee Co. to their cafe space! This woman-owned business is set to open soon, offering a warm and inviting atmosphere for the community.

Canteen Coffee Co. prioritizes fresh, local ingredients, partnering with nearby farms and small businesses to source their delicious offerings. Their menu boasts specialty coffee drinks, artisan baked goods, and light fare, providing endless possibilities for a satisfying visit.

But Canteen Coffee Co. isn't just about delicious food and drinks. They also hold a deep respect for history. The cafe will feature a market section showcasing items reminiscent of the space's former life as a general store, creating a nostalgic ambiance for all ages.

black and white photo of new location with chairs on tables, a counter, and shelving

Canteen Coffee Co. expresses their excitement to open their doors and connect with the community. They look forward to becoming a cherished gathering place for friends and families.

The announcement concludes with a message of gratitude to La Placita Cantina, Kathleen, and Denise, who for the past three years have filled the space with their warmth and celebration of Native American heritage.

Source: Hubbard Hall Facebook

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