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Owner closes Good Times restaurant

Planned sale of eatery overlooking Ballston Lake fell through

Owner Desiree Kalleigh stands outside the Good Times restaurant in 2009.
Owner Desiree Kalleigh stands outside the Good Times restaurant in 2009.
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The Good Times Lakeview Restaurant on Ballston Lake, in operation for 40 years, was closed by its longtime owner on Friday. “I’m not the owner anymore,” said Desiree Kelleigh, who had owned the restaurant with her husband, Hugh, for the past 25 years. Her parents, Donald and Gloria Favini, owned it before that. Kelleigh said she planned to sell the restaurant at 175 Lake Hill Road overlooking Ballston Lake in March but things didn’t work ...

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April 20, 2013
6:34 a.m.

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I remember going there in the 70's during the races on the lake. Packed all the time. I'm sorry she has to go through early onset Alzheimer's disease with her husband. I knew her parents also. You just never know what people are going through in their lives. This disease is a terrible thing for the entire family and I hope you all have family support to make it through.

April 21, 2013
12:24 p.m.

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many families have had to deal with caring for relatives with Alzheimers disease and other types of dementia. Many thousands do so and have no family or community support whatsoever. By today's standards ,which are notably low, I had one of the best eldercare insurance benefits for the purpose of caring for elderly parents and it didn't help. Since that experience several years ago, insurance coverage, services and benefits have eroded for families dealing with caring for a sick member and this is just another example of a family facing financial ruin because of healthcare. Yet, our Congress tried 35 times so far to repeal Obamacare. They are truly disconnected from reality, more than the patients they harm with their political shenanigans. If you are reading this now, your representatives in Washington D.C. are maneuvering to take healthcare benefits away from you and your family even if you believe, like so many before you, that you are "covered". That's the big joke on us. So many of us believe we are "covered". Only, to find out later, we've been sold a pig in a poke.