Monthly Archives: September 2012

Tasting the Adirondacks – This weekend at the Union Depot

  Chefs & Farmers: Taste the Adirondacks Chefs & Farmers: Taste the Adirondacks is an event sponsored by Adirondack Green Circle. The event celebrates the pairing of talented local chefs and the harvest of local farms.This year’s Chef & Farmers Event is scheduled for September 8th from 5-8 at the Union Depot in Saranac Lake,…

Fifth Generation Guggenheim speaks at Saranac Laboratory

Trudeau Institute and HistoricSaranacLakewelcome Peter Lawson-Johnston, a fifth-generation member of the Guggenheim family, who will be discussing his memoir, “Growing Up Guggenheim: A Personal History of a Family Enterprise,” on Wednesday, September 12, in the John Black Room of theSaranacLaboratoryMuseum. The event will begin with a reception at 5:30 pm and Lawson-Johnston will give a…

A Meeting of the Minds – Two School Boards Talk about Collaboration

Is this really the right time? That’s the question from Deb Lennon, President of theSaranacLakeCentralSchoolBoard.. She’s sitting to the Right of Mary Deitrich, who recently became President of the Lake Placid School Board. The two are flanked by Clyde Baker to Mary’s left and Janet Smith to the Right of Deb Lennon.. AUDIO – 090612…

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DNC Highlights Women in Politics

Women’s Issues and Health Care are Front and Center at Democratic Convention CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Women’s issues are in the forefront of the Democratic National Convention. On Tuesday, Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Shultz, D-Fla., chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, told the crowd of women delegates from New York and around the nation to be proud of…

“All Farm Products” Index Up 2 points in August

Prices received by New York producers for milk sold during August were up from a month earlier, That’s according to King Whetstone, Director of USDA’s New York Field Office. The price of corn and hay as expected showed an increased during the month of August. Many previous month prices were revised due to more complete…

The Adirondack Canoe Classic (90 Miler) kicks off this weekend

Adirondack Canoe Classic Friday through Sunday, September 7 - 9 Old Forge, Long Lake, Saranac Lake, 90 miles This three-day, 90-mile flat water race follows the original highways of the Adirondacks from Old Forge to Saranac Lake. The course offers a mix of lake and river flat water paddling with several carries. Participants receive a T-shirt, mileage pins,…

K&J Show – Tom Catillaz Candidate for Town of Harrietstown Supervisor

AUDIO – 090512 – K&J SHOW – Harrietstown Supervisor Candidate Tom Catillaz   There are two candidates running for the open Supervisor position in the Town of Harrietstown – Tom Catillaz and Bob Bevelacqua. Today we speak with Tom Catillaz on the K&J Show..

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Integrating Library Technology into Lake Placid’s Schools

There are more wires on the floor to the back of the administrative board room at the Lake Placid Middle / High School – In fact one of those roll around carts is sitting in the middle of the aisle during Tuesday’s Lake Placid School Board Meeting… The roll around cart  is designed to help…

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Saranac Lake Youth Center brings a circus to Riverside Park

On Monday, an event is held inSaranacLake’sRiversidePark– It’s a fundraiser, an awareness builder, for youth at the Saranac Lake Youth Center.. We arrived mid afternoon and spoke first with the President of the Youth Center Board Doug Zobel. The Board consists of volunteers in the community interested in helping to support the Youth Center. Diane Roberts…

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Village Trustee asking Town Board to put Farmers Market in Town Hall

Saranac Lake Village Trustee Tom Catillaz is one of two candidates running for the recently vacated Town ofHarrietstown Supervisor’s position. He’s announced he will be asking the Town ofHarrietstown Boardto allow the Saturday Farmers Market into the Town Hall during the winter months.  Catillaz says “The Farmers’ Market is a big attraction and traffic generator…

Senator Schumer inspects Adirondack Regional Airport

Senator Schumer inspects theAdirondackRegionalAirporton his visit to the region last week..  The Senator was inSaranacLaketouring the newWoundCareCenterat theAdirondackMedicalCenterpushing legislation to extend a Medicare payment program critical to rural hospitals. During his visit, Schumer’s plane lands at the Airport in Lake Clear and he spent time with project inspector, Peter Rase of Passero Associates and Airport…

New York’s Big Business is in Small Family Farms

A New Report Says New York State continues to be a leading agricultural state with 36,300 farms producing $4.7 billion in products annually. The Report – released by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli putsNew Yorkamong the largest producers in the nation for some goods, including ranking second in wine production. DiNapoli says “Farming inNew…

Bobby Rahal to Spearhead new USBSF Foundation

Rahal was one of open wheel racing’s most consistent drivers during his 18-year career. He notched three CART championships, including a win at the 1986 Indy 500, along with wins at the 1981 24 Hours of Daytona and the 1987 12 Hours of Sebring endurance races. Rahal is a principal in Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing,…

New Database Hopes to End Prescription Abuse and Insurance Fraud

A newly authorized patient tracking database will stop the epidemic of prescription abuse and the practice of Doctor Shopping for prescription drugs…  The New York Alliance Against Insurance Fraud says oxycodone prescriptions rose by 82 percent from 2007 to 2010 inNew YorkStateAlone.. Jack Houston is Chairman of the Alliance – He Says “Prescription abuse brings…

Climate Change Makes its Presence Known this Summer

Report: Summer’s Signs of Things to Come – With the long weekend marking summer’s unofficial end, New York’s weather this summer is telling us a lot about climate change and where we’re headed, according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). Federation senior scientist Doug Inkley says heat waves we’ve been experiencing, such as…

Local Skier Marries over the Labor Day Weekend

 - The wedding of Denja Rand and Andrew Weibrecht, both of Lake Placid, took place Sunday at the Whiteface Club and Resort on the shores of Lake Placid. The couple exchanged vows in the presence of nearly 200 family and friends. Weibrecht, the 2010 Olympic bronze medalist in Super G, and Rand, a current graduate…

Olympic Car Show sets records – Celebrates 30 years

148 Classic Cars converge on the Olympic Oval Sunday for the 30th annual Lake Placid Olympic Car Show to benefit the Lake Placid Ski Club… “The organization is 90 Years old” Said Carol Hoffman, Ski Club President, “It started out as a recreational / competitive organization, and then when NYSEF came in we now administer…

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K&J – Esther Arlan talks about Education in New York State

The New York Education Reform Commission holds a public hearing here in Lake Placid and they’re plans are to hold a dozen of this type of meeting designed to gather information and comment from local educators and stakeholders on the system of education in New York. The 20 member Commission was recently appointed by Governor…

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Schumer Visits AMC Wound Care Center

Schumer: This Proposal Will Keep Adirondack Medical Center on the Frontlines of Quality Health Care AUDIO – Click Here to Listen – 083112 – Schumer Visits Saranac Lake US Senator Charles Schumer tours the new Wound Care Center behind Adirondack Medical Center and pushes legislation extending a Medicare payment program critical to rural hospitals. Adirondack…

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Adcock wins Adirondack Open –

Veterans dominate Adirondack Senior Open as Mitch Adcock and Danny Edwards capture the event’s 2 divisions – Mitch Adcock, six shots behind at the start of play, closed the final round of the Adirondack Senior Open golf tournament Friday with four birdies in the last five holes en route to a 5-under-par 66 and claimed…