Got kids or dogs and live in the Glens Falls area? You’ll want to check out this week’s Glens Falls news to know – and there’s plenty of winter fun going on for the entire family.
Glens Falls News to Know
A Reminder for Parents: There’s a Drop-Off Babysitting Center in Queensbury
Editor’s Note 02/12/21, 10:50am: Kassia’s is now filled up for Valentine’s Day.
If you didn’t know, Kassia’s Play Dates is a local drop-off babysitting center that takes infants and kids up to age 12 for up to three-hour intervals. This is the perfect solution for busy parents who need a few hours to get things done around the house, run errands, or even have some fun together.
Want a Dog Park in Glens Falls? You Can Sign This Petition
Following the excitement of the 2021 Puppy Bowl being filmed locally, Jim Murphy of Glens Falls has started a petition for a dog park. He was one of a few locals allowed on set during filming, and it occurred to him that the dozens of puppies didn’t have an outdoor area to romp around.
“While there are a number of spaces to take leashed dogs – and some popular places you can’t such as Cole’s Woods in the winter and the Warren County Bikeway – there is no place to let dogs run safely unleashed,” Murphy said in a statement.
Historically, dog parks in communities have helped to identify a town or city as one of the best places to live. You can check out the petition at change.org/dacksdogpark.
Granville Natives Start Community Fund
Paula and Michael Freed, originally of Granville, now residing in Grand Rapids, Michigan, donated $250,000 to create the Granville Community Foundation. But that’s not all! The couple will match 50% of every donation made during the year up to an additional $250,000. They hope to reach $1 million by the end of 2021.
“While we’re making sure that anyone who wants to donate can make a donation, we’re particularly hopeful that the GCF will provide a vehicle for those of us who have a special connection to Granville, but no longer live there, to help in some way,” Michael Freed said in a statement. “We may not be able to donate our time or talent, but we can at least donate money.”
The GCF at the Glens Falls Foundation aims to evaluate local needs and opportunities to fund projects that contribute to community development, education, art/culture, the environment, and health/social needs. You can visit glensfallsfoundation.org/granville for more info and to donate.
Events Happening In & Around Glens Falls
ATF’s Painting in a Box
Valentine’s Day Singles Mingle & Sweethearts’ Trek
The Adirondack Mountain Club is hosting a Valentine’s Day Trek at Moreau Lake State Park on Sunday, February 14. Single or attached friendly dogs are also welcome to join.
New York State’s Free Fishing Weekend
Now’s the time to give ice fishing a try! It’s Free Fishing Weekend this weekend.
Ice Sculptures at The Hyde
The Hyde Collection may technically be on pause, but there’s a super-cool exhibit you can check out starting tomorrow, February 12: A Winter of Hope Ice Sculptures. The exhibition will be outdoors from the 12th through the 26th and is in honor of all the frontline workers in the community.
Make sure to drop by, take a few photos, and share with the rest of the class using the hashtag #Hydewinterofhope.
Previously Mentioned/Ongoing Events
The following were mentioned in last week’s roundup, and are still happening. Today is the last day for racing at Cole’s Woods.
- Thursday Night Winter Racing in Cole’s Woods – February 11
- Love is in the Air at Adirondack Winery – through February 14
- Crandall Pond Ice Lantern Contest – through February 19
- Warren County Ice Fishing Challenge – through February 28
- Snowshoeing at Up Yonda Farm – each Saturday in February
- Lake George Area Winterfest – each weekend in February