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    Moore is the former deputy county administrator in Saratoga County and previously served as a senior budget analyst for Westchester County.  Moore, a graduate of Williams College, is a Saratoga Springs native and son of former Saratoga Springs Police Chief Ed and Anne Moore.
    He is married to the former Katherine Christine Delgado.  Bartholomew said, "EDC looks forward to working with the new administrator".
    Warren County Watch
    A column by Maury Thompson about economic development, business and quality of life in Warren County
    Raising awareness of World Awareness Children's Museum in Glens Falls
    World Awareness Children's Museum will focus on the history of water as an economic asset -- globally and locally -- and the urgency of protecting water sources worldwide in a new year-long exhibit "Water, Water Everywhere: Explore, Create, Investigate!" which will open in June.
    The exhibit will feature a "water table" at which children can learn about protecting water quality by removing plastic waste and models of invasive species from a pool of water.
    Aquariums will also be part of the exhibit.
    The exhibit will feature children's art work of oceans, lakes and streams from the museum's collection of art work of children from more than 80 countries.
    The museum at 89 Warren St. in Glens Falls will partner with the Glens Falls Arts District (recipient of a $125,000 grant from the City's DRI award) and the Lake George Association floating classroom to present off-site educational programs in the region.
    "It's very much about collaboration," said June Waters, the museum's new director.
    Waters is seeking grants and sponsorships to supplement an approximately $4,900 grant from state arts funding that Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council distributes.
    Additional funding would enable the museum to hire educational programing staff and to add other interactive features, such as possibly a motion-sensitive projection wall that would change the image as children walk toward it.
    A "pie-in-the-sky" goal is to raise between $16,000 and $20,000, but the exhibit and program series will go on regardless of how much is raised.
    "We will put on a great exhibit no matter what we do," she said.
    After the year-long exhibit, components will be available for loan to schools and cultural organizations.
    Waters, who took over as director on Feb. 1, is endeavoring to increase awareness of the museum, increase membership, expand programming and make more use of the museum's art collection.
    "We've got to make sure people know that we are here and about our mission, which is unique," she said.
    The museum's mission is to use children's art and culture to promote peace and tolerance.
    Waters, who grew up in Hudson Falls, has long been familiar with the Glens Falls arts community.
    She was curator of education at The Hyde Collection art museum in 1997-2003 and 2011-2014, after which she moved to southern California.
    Waters said she moved back to Glens Falls because she missed the local arts community and the distinctions of the four seasons.
    "Some may find it odd that she missed winter," Waters said.
    "It was an adventure to see what it's like in a completely different part of the country - and it is completely different," she said.
    Waters has a goal to double museum membership, currently at 150 families, over the next year.
    Memberships start at $59.
    Waters is developing a long-range plan to expand programs to educational presentations for adults, potentially starting with a series on fabrics and textiles.
    In other Warren County economic development, business and quality of life news:
    New business
    Adirondack Etchings, a new business at Suite G-1 on the lower level of The Shirt Factory arts and healing center in Glens Falls, will hold a three-day grand opening from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 29-31.
    The shop sells custom-designed etched beverage glasses, thermal tumblers, olive oil bottles and water bottles.
    Artisan Larry Gonyea started the business in his home several years ago, and gradually expanded it to a full-time venture.
    Gonyea said it is inspiring to share ideas with fellow artists and artisans that have studios at The Shirt Factory at the corner of Lawrence and Cooper streets, one of the stops in the Glens Falls Arts District, a project of the Glens Falls Downtown Revitalization Initiative.
    A decade in business
    Adirondack Winery will celebrate its 10th anniversary in business with activities April 13-15 at its tasting rooms in Lake George and Bolton Landing.
    History talk
    In October 1919, Addison B. Colvin of Glens Falls urged the Roosevelt Memorial Commission to send a camera crew to Warren County to film footage for a motion picture documentary about the life of Theodore Roosevelt, The Glens Falls Times reported on Oct. 4, 1919.
    "The midnight ride from the north woods to North Creek, this county, where a special train took the then vice president to Buffalo, where he subsequently became head of the nation, upon the death of President McKinley, certainly is one of the most interesting episodes in the history of this man," wrote Colvin, chairman of the local Roosevelt Memorial Commission. "For that part in the history of the country, we are anxious that the story of Roosevelt be told to millions of young Americans and other patriotic and studious citizens."
    In celebration of EDC Warren County establishing the Adirondack Film Commission, I will present a talk at 6 p.m. April 7 at Rock Hill Bakehouse Café in Glens Falls about the history of motion picture and television production in Warren County from 1916 - the 1970s.
    The talk is open to the public free of charge.
    Thinking back to 2001
    There was a jovial atmosphere at the Warren County Municipal Center in December 2001 when Gov. George Pataki and other officials announced portions of Warren County had been designated as an Empire Zone, a state economic development incentive program.
    State Sen. Ronald Stafford, R-Plattsburg, recalled a meeting he attended the previous February at EDC Warren County offices to discuss the county's application.
    "As they talked to me, they were cutting off the oxygen in the room until they got the answer they wanted," Stafford quipped, according to a Post-Star report I wrote at the time.
    One of those in the room with Stafford, and later at the celebratory press conference, was the late Leonard Fosbrook, (who died on Feb 27th) an EDC Warren County board member and later president of the organization, who was instrumental in the application process and local implementation of the Empire Zone.
    Maury Thompson covered the region for The Post-Star for 21 years before retiring in September. He keeps his finger on the pulse of economic development, business and quality of life in Warren County by writing a twice-a-month column for EDC Warren County.
    2018 Thurman Maple Days
    Mike Hill of Valley Road Maple Farm
    Having a 'sweet' time is easy during Maple Days in Thurman, NY.
    For three consecutive weekends in March, Thurman celebrates all things maple and you won't want to miss it!
    Weekend 2: March 17 & 18
    Weekend 3: March 24 & 25

    Four maple farms participate in Thurman Maple Days:
    • Adirondack Gold Maple Farm, 74 Bear Pond Road, Athol, NY
    • Valley Road Maple Farm, 190 Valley Road, Thurman, NY
    • Hidden Hollow Maple Farm, 312 Dippikill Road, Warrensburg, NY
    • Toad Hill Maple Farm, 151 Charles Olds Road, Athol, NY
    Watch sap being gathered and boiled and see how a Certified Tree Farm makes maximum use of the wood from all types of trees. Learn what's involved in this industry, have some old fashioned family fun, and take home some of the best maple syrup in the country.
    Making maple syrup is a unique and time-intensive process, but the end result is well worth waiting for!
    Come hungry! There will be syrup samplings, pancake breakfasts and more. After you've had your fill of maple sugar you can get a llama kiss, enjoy games and activities for kids, shop for delectable goodies, dance to live music, and more.
    Visit the website to learn more.
    The Celebration Is State-Wide: NYS Maple Weekends
    For two weekends, maple farms all over New York State will hold open houses and other fun maple events. On March 17 - 18 and 24 - 25, 2018, more than 130 locations will open their doors to the public with demos, family friendly activities, pancake breakfasts and much more.
    Find More Adirondack Maple Events
    Learn About The History Of Adirondack Maple Sugaring
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