North Country Weekend Calendar: Ice Castles – and bars – open in Lake George

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – You can certainly see your breath in the air – if you dare step outside. It’s a cold weekend, but don’t let that get you down. In Lake George, hotels and restaurants are erecting ice bars and sculptures for a frigid weekend of fun. On Sunday, Ice Castles opens at … Read more

Unpopular growing season helps Schuylerville shop thrive

SCHUYLERVILLE, N.Y. (NEW10)- In a world filled with large grocery stores that have overtaken small mom-and-pop shops, there’s Old Saratoga Mercantile. A small country-style general store nestled on Route 29 in Schuylerville. Lake George Ice Castles opens its doors on Sunday Customers won’t find products with high fructose corn syrup, preservatives, or food coloring. They … Read more

Glens Falls comic artist finds passion in the panels

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10)- Accomplished Glens Falls artist and illustrator Anthony Richichi has quite a resume. As if being the lead illustrator at Saratoga Springs Publishing wasn’t enough, Richichi also creates his own comic book series, is part of a band, and has art in locations throughout the area. North Country Weekend Calendar: MLK weekend … Read more

North Country Weekend Calendar: Where to ring in the new year

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Friday night is the end of one year, and Saturday morning is the start of the next. New Year’s Eve is full of special menus at area restaurants, local bands playing the year away, and even some Adirondack Thunder hockey at Cool Insuring Arena, breaking the ice on 2022. On … Read more

NYS Parks honors projects, people for efforts in historic preservation

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Nine projects and one person are being honored with a 2021 New York State Preservation Award for their efforts to preserve the state’s history. These include four projects in the Capital Region. “The 2021 New York State Historic Preservation Awards are an opportunity to highlight projects and people who contribute to … Read more

Shelters of Saratoga launches winter coat drive

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Shelters of Saratoga, partnering with Fingerpaint, has launched its winter coat drive. The third annual “Take One, Leave One” winter coat drive helps provide coats for anyone in need. SNAP households to receive additional benefits for December The coat rack is located in downtown Saratoga Springs in front of the … Read more

Local credit union donates $20K to Capital Region youth centers

CORINTH, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Hudson River Community Credit Union (HRCCU) has donated $20,000 to support two Capital Region youth centers. The Saratoga Regional YMCA Corinth Branch After School Enrichment Program and the Glens Falls Area Youth Center each received $10,000. MVP donates $10,000 to healthy food pantries in Rensselear “This year has been a challenging … Read more

Off the Beaten Path: Park Avenue Confectionary

MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – For 14 years, Park Avenue Confectionary in Mechanicville has been making chocolates and other confections by hand. Owners Kevin and Rebecca Tollisen started the chocolate business in college when they began dating. “It’s been a passion of my husband and mine for many years now. He used to make chocolates while … Read more

Saratoga Springs adds first fast EV charging stations

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has installed the first fast charging stations for electric vehicles (EV) in downtown Saratoga Springs. The four new chargers are located at the Saratoga Springs City Center. The fast chargers, located in the parking lot next to Maple Street at the City Center, can be … Read more

North Country Weekend Calendar: Meet Santa Claus, wherever you are

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The holidays are approaching, and the North Country Weekend Calendar isn’t slowing down. This weekend you can see Santa Claus on a fire truck in Salem, making cookies in Glens Falls, and many more places! See what’s in store for the last North Country Weekend Calendar before Christmas. This week’s … Read more