Monthly Archives: December 2012

K&J Interviews Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau

The final day of 2012 gives us an opportunity to speak with Saranac Lake’s Mayor Clyde Rabideau. We speak about 2012, the Biotech Cluster, Signs in French, Saranac Lake’s Winter Carnival and more topics. K&J – 123112 – Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau

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Mt Pisgah Opens Thursday

More than a foot and a half of new snow has fallen at the Olympic Mountain and it’s Ski Day 38 for  Whiteface now with lots of new powder on a packed powder base. Santa’s Workshop brings Characters to Kid’s Campus – in two sessions every day now through the 30th, the first from 9am…

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Ampersand Bay to become a designated Private Resort Property

There are very few commercial waterfront locations in the Adirondacks, and one of those locations is Ampersand Bay on Lower Saranac Lake. If you haven’t been there in a while, there’s a huge difference between how the facility is cared for now and before their purchase and the owners have asked for permission to re-classify…

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Unemployment in Essex County one of the Highest in State

Essex County has the 4th highest unemployment rate in the State. That’s according to November unemployment reports released today by the State Department of Labor Statistics. According to the report, the state’s private sector job count increased by 88,000 from November 2011 to November 2012. Tomkins County has the lowest unemployment in New York at…

Volunteers Needed – Pisgah to Old Lake Colby Road Trail

SARANAC LAKE, NY—Dec 27—Saranac Lake’s mayor and trustees are organizing volunteers to clear the Hoyt-Rabideau recreational trail from Mt. Pisgah to Old Lake Colby Road for this Sunday, December 30th, at noon, with volunteers meeting on Cedar Ridge Drive. Village board members and volunteers will install permanent trail markers along the 7 tenths of a…

WNBZ Interviews Jeff Dora – Saranac Lake Public Works Superintendent

A Winter Storm drops about an inch of snow per hour overnight and now hovering over the North Country with another 4 to 8 inches expected through the day today, we’ve taken the opportunity to ask Saranac Lake’s new Public Works Superintendent about what it takes to deal with a snow event like this. Interestingly,…

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Alumni Hockey in Lake Placid

An Alumni Hockey game forLake Placid’s Blue Bombers is well attended in the 1932 Rink at the Olympic Center on Wednesday…  It’s organizer is Lake Placid Senior Ryan Grady who created the concept for his senior project..  He’s been the manager of the Hockey Team inLake Placidfor his entire middle high school career and Coach…

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K&J – Fire and Ice at the Waterhole

We’re talking about the Women’s Civic Chamber with Janet Simkins who chairs the committee in charge of the winter fundraiser. K&J – 122412 – Janet Simkins – Women’s Civic Chamber Gala This year, the fundraising heads to the Waterhole Upstairs as the women take over the venue and turn it into a “Ballroom” for the…

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K&J – Craigwood Clubhouse Gets an Upgrade

There’s something about the Holidays and Golf that go together, so we thought we would take a few moments and visit the new clubhouse at Craigwood Golf Course in the Town of North Elba. If you’re not a golfer, and you’ve never been there to visit, you may want to re-consider.. if only for the…

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K&J – First Night Saranac Lake

Presenting the FIRST NIGHT® SARANAC LAKE 2013 Button The 2013 button for this year’s New Year’s Eve celebration was created by Janet Simkins on behalf of the Women’s Civic Chamber incorporating their organization’s logo “Lake of the Clustered Stars” in her December 2009 design. K&J – 122112 – First Night Saranac Lake 2013 First Night invites…

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T.O.T. – Wednesday 12/26/12

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Christmas Tree Sales Trending Towards Record Territory

A new report says Christmas tree sales are trending towards a record year in 2012, perhaps the highest on record since 2008. Jami Warner is Executive director of The American Christmas Tree Association. She says   “Their members are encouraged by early sales figures that are currently higher than last season by double-digits” The Second weekend…

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K&J Interviews Drew Benware

At Wednesday’s regular meeting of the Saranac Lake Central School Board, Saranac Lake School Superintendent Gerald Goldman reported to the board the success of the Music Program in the School District which is run by Drew Benware who handles choral groups and Keith Cogut who is in charge of instrumental instruction. Today in the K&J…

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Uihlein residents chip in to help with Hurricane Sandy relief

SARANAC LAKE – Residents at Uihlein Living Center demonstrated their Thanksgiving gratitude by hosting a relief drive for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Prior to the holiday, they accepted basic items from generous community members for residents of Long Island, who were among the millions affected by of one of the most destructive storms to…

William M. Butterfield

William M. Butterfield died on December 3, 2012 in at the Franklin County Nursing Home in Malone, NY at the age of 90. Mr. Butterfield was born in New York City on February 10, 1922; the only child of B. V. and Betty Butterfield. Bill married Julianne Richards on May 16, 1944. Shortly thereafter, Bill…

T.O.T. Thursday 12/06/12

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Active Motiff Brings Global Biotech Research to Saranac Lake

Saranac Lake’s Mayor welcomes Active Motiff, the Village’s newest corporate citizen and biotech company with a special reception and ribbon-cutting ceremony at their new location in Saranac Lake. Employees moved into the new site in the former “water building” in Early November and the building itself has undergone extensive renovations over the last 6 months…

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K&J Interviews Kim Anderson – LPCA Program Director

Tuesday’s K&J Show gives us a preview of Thursday’s “Joy to the Children” fundraiser benefiting children’s program at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. We’re speaking with LPCA Program Director Kim Anderson about the event, it’s sponsors and the programming which this fundraiser supports. K&J – 120412 – LPCA Joy to the Children –…

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T.O.T. Tuesday 12/04/12

AUDIO – Tuesday’s TALK of the TOWN 12/04/12

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Water Main Break Closes Church Street

A water line break has closed Church Street from Woodruff Street to Bloomingdale Avenue. Saranac Lake Police have posted detour signs directing traffic onto Pine Street or Broadway as travel alternatives.