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Anthony F. Hall
Editor/ Publisher
Tony Hall grew up in Warrensburg but finished high school at St Ann’s in Brooklyn, not, however, without first studying with Beat poet Gregory Corso on an island in the Aegean and crewing on a schooner in Hawaii. After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College, he traveled through Greece and Turkey studying Byzantine art and archaeology and then returned to New York, where he worked at Lehman Brothers before beginning another attempt at an education, this time in government and political philosophy at Harvard and the University of Toronto. Determined to live in the Adirondacks, he took a job as an aide to the region’s legendary state senator, the late Ron Stafford, dividing his time between Lake George and the state capitol. In 1998, he and his wife Lisa acquired the Lake George Mirror, which was once a part of a chain of weekly newspapers owned by his father, Rob Hall. They live in Bolton Landing, where Hall writes for magazines when he’s not writing for the Mirror.
Lisa H. Hall
Associate Publisher
Lisa Hammerquist Hall’s Huegenot ancestors migrated from West Chazy to Saranac Lake before the Civil War. Some now lie buried in the Harrietstown Cemetery, others moved to Massachusetts and married Swedish Lutherans, which is how she was raised, in Brockton. (Skol!) Lisa studied apparel design at the Rhode Island School of Design and moved to New York where, among other things, Vogue magazine named her one of the top young American Couturiers of 1990 and she found herself the cover girl of a Vintage paperback edition of Leonard Cohen’s Beautiful Losers. (Photo by Lee Friedman, at left) Her clothing and home furnishings have been featured in Martha Stewart Living, the New York Times Magazine, Town and Country and many other publications. These days, though, her work as a couturier is confined to making wedding gowns for family and friends and conserving the costumes of opera singer Marcella Sembrich at the museum in Bolton Landing dedicated to that diva’s memory. She also serves as the museum’s vice-president and as a director of the town’s historical society.
Collin Badger
Creative Director
Collin Badger is a native of South Glens Falls whose interest in the arts has been among the constants of his life. He studied ceramics in high school and began working at a public relations firm and on the layout desk at the Lake George Mirror even before he began studying for a BFA in graphic design at SUNY College at Oswego. After enduring that frigid climate, he returned to Lake George to teach graphic design, become the Lake George Mirror’s creative director and to start a new venture. In 2005, Badger started Sub-Bombin Records which, within no time at all, became the center of the emerging upstate music scene. (One of Sub-Bombin’s first bands was signed to a major label in 2009). Badger and his label-mates perform throughout the northeast and abroad. When not collecting old vinyl or spinning records, Collin hikes and kayaks throughout the Adirondacks.
Buzz Lamb
Senior Correspondent
Buzz Lamb has lived in Bolton Landing all his life, although since 1975 he and his wife, Cheryl, have spent winters in sunny (and warm) South Florida. Buzz attended Bolton Central School and Syracuse University where he had a dual enrollment in education and liberal arts. After college he spent 10 years in retail with Montgomery Ward and International Harvester Company. Buzz and Cheryl owned and operated Norowal Marina in Bolton Landing for 31 years until they sold the business in 2005 and retired. A member of the Board of Directors of the Lake George Land Conservancy, Buzz’s other interests include collecting and restoring antique boats and outboard motors.
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