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Glens Falls Holiday House Decorating Contest
Following the success of the Halloween House Decorating Contest, the Glens Falls Collaborative is kicking off the Holiday House Decorating Contest. The competition is open to City of Glens Falls residents and those in Queensbury who fall in the Glens Falls City School District. There are three categories: houses, apartments, and business storefronts.
Registration is open from November 20 to December 1 and voting will take place from December 5 to 30, with the winners announced on New Year’s Eve via the Downtown Glens Falls Facebook page. You can find out more and learn how to enter at GlensFallsCollaborative.com/Hometown-Holidays.
Also, a request: The Glens Falls Collaborative is looking for transportation for Santa (really) who is rumored to be coming to town December 4. If you can loan a sleigh in the form of a flatbed trailer and possibly a pickup truck please contact Nancy Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adirondack Thunder Calls Off 2020 – 2021 Season
The Adirondack Thunder had previously announced their plan to start the season on January 15, 2021. Unfortunately, as of today (Wednesday the 18) they have announced they would opt out of this season along with the rest of the ECHL’s North Division.
LEAP Coat Drive Happening Now
LEAP (Learning, Employment, Assistance, Partnership) in Fort Edward is currently accepting donations of new and gently used winter coats of all sizes for kids and adults. These will go towards those who need them in Washington County, where the average winter temperatures are 36°F in December, 31°F in January, and 34° in February.
You can drop off donations at the following LEAP locations:
- LEAP Head Start at 11 St. Paul’s Drive, Hudson Falls
- LEAP Head Start at 1219 Dix Avenue, Hudson Falls
- LEAP Head Start at 2300 Upper Turnpike Road, Whitehall
- LEAP Head Start at 92 Spring Street, Cambridge
- LEAP Food Pantry at the WIC Building at 411 Lower Main Street, Hudson Falls
Bell Ringer Volunteers Needed for the Salvation Army
The Salvation Army of Glens Falls is looking for bell ringers for Glens Falls, Fort Edward, Queensbury, Lake George, and Warrensburg. You can ring the bell for 2 to 12 hours individually. Find the Glens Falls Salvation Army on Facebook for application information.
Gurney Lane Mountain Bike Park Named a Top Mountain Biking Trail
Here’s a fun one: Red Bull – yes, the energy drink – has a strong association with certain sports, and they recently put together a list of the top 10 mountain biking destinations in the Northeast. Gurney Lane in Queensbury made the cut.
Gurney Lane Mountain Bike Park’s trail network has 14 miles of singletrack and doubletrack trails with a variety of skill levels for every mountain biker (and adequate signage to point you in the right direction). Red Bull credits the Wilderness Property Management for building and continuously refining these trails.
Fresh ADK Undergoes Name Change, Rebranding
Fresh ADK recently announced on their Facebook page that they’re rebranding as Flight Wine Bar & European Market. The market is still open with offerings of sandwiches, salads, wraps, and more, and this new wine portion of the business will come soon.
Find a Job or Give Back to the Community This Weekend
West Mountain Job Fair
Blood Drive at the Mall
Aviation Mall is hosting a blood drive this Friday the 20th from 1pm to 6pm across from Peter Harris. One donation can potentially save up to three lives. If you can’t make this particular event you can always schedule an appointment at RedCrossBlood.org (use the sponsor code AVIATIONMALLNY).
Looking Ahead to Next Week
North Country Festival of Trees
The North Country Festival of Trees is still scheduled to take place at The Queensbury Hotel on November 27 and 28. Special activities are cancelled this year due to the pandemic, but the public can still browse exquisitely decorated trees and shop from local vendors. And, it’s free this year.
- RedBull.com: Discover the Northeast’s best mountain biking trails