Good News: Fire and Ice Festival, Prom night for people with special needs

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Despite warmer conditions – Glens Falls started its Fire and Ice Festival on Friday. There’s music, a warming hut and bonfires. Admission is free. Festivities are at Crandall Pond.

A new play opened Friday night at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts in Rensselaer County. It’s called “Barefoot,” and is written by famed playwright Neil Simon. The story is about newlyweds who quickly learn the challenges marriage can bring. The Sand Lake Center for the arts is a 100-seat theater in Averill Park, located inside a renovated church.

Friday was a prom night for people in the Capital Region living with special needs. The prom was at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Albany. It was sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation.

Do you know a woman who deserves some recognition for all she does? Nominations are open for the Women of Excellence Awards. The awards by the Capital Region Chamber select women for their success in business and contributions to the community. The deadline to submit your nomination is Valentine’s Day at 5 p.m.

There’s some added comfort for patients in the hospital at Berkshire County. Besides donations of teddy bears and stuffed animals – the Berkshire Children’s Chorus is putting together a video, singing “This Shall Be for Music” by Mark Patterson. The stuffed animals will have a QR code linking to the video.
They’re calling this “A Hug and a Song.” The Berkshire Children’s Chorus has 16 members.