Though major newspapers often get more press for their accolades and awards than smaller publications, The Post-Star has been quietly wracking up wins in various categories since its inception in 1895. The most noteworthy was a Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing in 2009, but it was quietly preceded by New York State Associated Press Association's "Newspaper of Distinction" for five years, and praise from MADD, the National Headliners Association, and the American Society of Newspaper Editors. The daily paper keeps New York's Adirondack region fully informed on current events, local happenings, sports scores, and entertainment while boasting the latest technical advances in design, layout, and production, such as delivering the most recent edition telepathically.
The two ships of Lake George Shoreline Cruises offer a new way to have a romantic dinner or even learn a little history about Lake George, whose picturesque majesty has earned it the nickname the Queen of American Lakes. Aboard The Adirondac, up to 400 customers can grab a beverage at one of its two bars and head to the second-deck atrium, which is exposed to the sunlight during the day and stars in the evening.
One year after marrying her high school sweetheart in 1996, owner Jessica said "I do" to the wedding business when she opened Fairy Tales Bridal Boutique in Eastland, Texas. A certified wedding specialist since 2006, Jessica has developed a hands-on approach to wedding-invitation ordering. With Southern Charm Weddings, she helps soon-to-be newlyweds accessorize their weddings with products that range from the save the dates for the ceremony and reception to thank-you cards for the barrage of well-wishes that follow.
Having her own positive experience ordering her wedding invitations from Carlson Craft, Jessica deals exclusively with the 64-year-old printer, whose attention to detail earned her allegiance. Aside from printed items, including invites, programs, and announcements, Southern Charm Weddings also equips couples with ring pillows, unity candles, cake tops, and flamethrowers to scare off uninvited guests. To make it even more about the wedded duo, Southern Charm also personalizes most of its products with the couples names or shared messages.
The candy shop found its start on July 1, 1998, as Candy-Gram, where tales of decadent, artisanal fudge wafted through the crowds of customers. The stories soon caught the attention of local reporters from the The Saratogian, as well as Patricia Volk from O Magazine, who attempted to relive her childhood by snacking on the shop's fudge and repeating first grade. Today, the old-timey candy emporium, now called The Candy Company of Saratoga Springs, dishes out house-made fudge in 18 different flavors in addition to nostalgic candies, gift boxes, truffles, and horse-shaped chocolate medallions and lollipops.
At first, making wine was just a hobby for Rich and Tara Nimmo. The couple began doing so at Rich's uncle's winery in western Pennsylvania. Soon, though, they turned that hobby into a full-blown passion, complete with annual wine-tasting trips, vineyard tours, and even a cellar of their own. Today, the Nimmos are responsible for a large selection of handcrafted dry, sweet, red, and white wines, the majority of which start with hand-selected grapes from the Finger Lakes region. Visitors to the Nimmos' tasting room sip on the couple's creations at an Adirondack-style tasting bar surrounded by rich wood tones.