Terry Gallo stepped quickly over the maroon and gray bricks at the Waters Edge Lighthouse. “Hope you have your roller skates on,” she said to a visitor, as she prepared to talk to people sitting on the spacious, semicircular outdoor deck of the Glenville restaurant. Like other waitresses, Gallo steps lively, talks cordially and serves quickly.
Terry Gallo, a waitress and manager at Waters Edge Lighthouse in Glenville clears some dishes as she waits tables at the riverside restaurant.
Gallo waits on Bruce and Marty Holden of Schenectady. “This is our most popular spot,” Gallo said of the exterior. “People feel closer to the water, they want to be able to see the river, see the boats.”
Gallo's shadow is cast on her serving tray and order notebook at the Water's Edge Lighthouse.
Water is dispensed at a drink station for customers.
Gallo checks on an order inside the kitchen. She has been working at the Water’s Edge since 2005.
Terry pauses for a moment in the kitchen.
Gallo rushes out of the kitchen with hot food for a table of customers.
Gallo brings dinner to a table overlooking the Mohawk River. Carrying the food looks harder than it really is. “It’s balance,” Gallo said, placing her hand in the center of the platter. “And you make sure the food is balanced on the tray.”