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Glens Falls: Civic Center has rich history hosting sports, special events

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake players go through drills out on the court as spectators are seated before a Section II Boys Basketball game last weekend at the Glens Falls Civic Center.
Photographer: Bruce Squiers
Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake players go through drills out on the court as spectators are seated before a Section II Boys Basketball game last weekend at the Glens Falls Civic Center.
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Hat tricks, diplomas, fouls, supper plates: People have picked up all four at the Glens Falls Civic Center. It’s the biggest house in Warren County, 4,800 seats above hockey ice, formal stage or basketball rims, depending on the season. People have celebrated high school graduations on the main floor; wedding receptions, business conventions and bingo nights have been held in the center’s expansive Heritage Hall. Some changes have affected the fortunes of the center, and ...


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bostonredsoxfan
March 9, 2008
3:21 p.m.

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Who are the Binghamton Whalers? Could it be that you mean the Senators?

adkalmanack
March 10, 2008
11:31 a.m.

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Why can't the Civic Center better support their (subsidizing!) community and invest some time and effort into making the farmers market known and well-attended?

Take a tip from Troy, who with local government support (not money), now has a great draw in their farmer's market every week.

The entire community does not spend it's time and money with sports or concerts! The Civic Center should start thinking about how they can provide something of value to the rest of area residents. The farmer's market is a start.

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