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Podcast Tuesday 04/23/13

WNBZ News 7am Podcast – 042313

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Saranac Lake 6er Hiking Sticks Presented to Village Board

AUDIO – 042313 – Saranac Lake Sixer Hicking Sticks

The Saranac Lake Village Board now has 4 hand carved hiking sticks compliments of Rick Gonyea who carved the hiking sticks to be used as prizes for the first three hikers to finish in the Saranac Lake Sixer Program..  Gonyea jokingly says he carved one specifically for a member of the press, Chirs Knight,  who started his career as a forest ranger and remains an avid hiker.. The program begins May 25th with sign in at 7am at the Berkley Green, Hiking starts at 8am with a celebration later in the day at 3pm for the first group of hikers to complete all 6 of the mountains in the Saranac Lake area, including McKenzie, Ampersand, Scarface, Haystack, St Regis, and Mt Baker..

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Village Board Recognizes NCCC Student’s Accomplishment

AUDIO – 042313 – Mayor Honors NCCC Basketball team

Saranac Lake’s Mayor Clyde Rabideau honors the NCCC basketball team for their success..  The team’s Coach Chad LaDue and a few members of the team are on hand for the presentation..  Chad’s been coaching the basketball team for 11 years, he says one of the best things about this team is that 11 out of 14 on their roster were right in our backyard either from section ten or section seven..  There are 118 schools in their division and five athletes, including Steven Carder were selected to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) 1st Team All-American in basketball.  In honor of this accomplishment, Mayor Rabideau and the Village Board presented Steve with a special proclamation..

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Steven leaves NCCC as the All-time leading scorer with 1,246 points and All-time leading rebounder with 652.  He and his parents will head to Las Vegas with Coach LaDue next week where he will be recognized and will participate in the NJCAA National Men’s Basketball All-Star game in Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on May 11th.

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Public Hearing Tonight in Tupper

The Tupper Lake Emergency Services Building Committee holds their final public information meeting tonight and it appears as though additional taxes may be held to a reasonable Figure.

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Talk of the Town Tuesday 04/23/13

Talk of the Town 04-23-13

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K&J – Interviews Corey Hurwich – Adirondack Regional Airport

K&J – 042313 – Corey Hurwich – Adirondack Regional Airport

Flight delays pile up across the country as thousands of air traffic controllers begin taking unpaid days off due to federal budget cuts. Today local insight from Adirondack Regional Airport Manager Corey Hurwich.

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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders weighs in on Earth Day

AUDIO – 042213 – Sanders – Earth Day

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a member of the Senate environment and energy committees and the sponsor of legislation to curb greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming, issued the following statement on Monday’s observation of Earth Day:

“Unless we take bold action to reverse climate change, our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren are going to look back on this period in history and ask a very simple question: ‘Where were they? Why didn’t the United States of America lead the international community in cutting greenhouse gas emissions and preventing the devastating damage that the scientific community was sure would come?’

“The leading scientists in the world who study climate change now tell us that their earlier projections were wrong. The crisis facing our planet is much worse than they had thought only a few years ago. Twelve out of the last 15 years ranked as the warmest on record in the United States. Now, scientists say that our planet could be 8 degrees Fahrenheit warmer or more by the end of this century if we take no decisive action to transform our energy system and cut greenhouse gas emissions.

“Legislation that I introduced with the support of leading environmental organizations in the country can actually address the crisis and do what has to be done to protect the planet. Sen. Barbara Boxer of California, chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, co-sponsored the bill that would reverse greenhouse gas emissions in a significant way. It also would help create millions of jobs as we transform our energy system away from fossil fuel and into energy efficiency and such sustainably energies as wind, solar, geothermal and biomass.

“If we are serious about protecting the planet and improving our economy, America’s energy future must focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy. If we are successful in transforming our energy system to sustainable sources of energy, we can be a model for the world in addressing the great planetary crisis of global warming and ensure a safer future for children and grandchildren.”

To read more about the Sanders-Boxer bill, click here.

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Podcast Monday 04/22/13

WNBZ News 7am Podcast – 042213

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K&J – Earth Day

K&J – 042213 – re-air – Earth Day – Climate Change – Jerry Jenkins – Gail Brill – Zoe Smith

Today (Monday 04/22) is Earth Day – Which gives us the opportunity to look back at a conference held in 2012 on Climate Change. Author Jerry Jenkins is the lead speaker at that conference.

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Talk of the Town Monday 04/22/13

Talk of the Town 04-22-13

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Plunging for a Cause

AUDIO – 042213 – Plunge for a Cause – Lake Placid Kiwanis Annual Fundraiser

Sunday was the coldest in the six years residents have been plunging into Mirror Lake for a refreshing spring swim..  And by cold, we mean the ice had only gone out the day before and the wind was kind enough to help clear out the beach and push the remaining ice to the middle of the lake..  Plunge for a Cause is sponsored by the Lake Placid Kiwanis Club and hosted by the Lake Placid Middle/High School Builders Club. All of the funds raised will be donated in equal parts to the Lake Placid and Wilmington ecumenical food pantries and the Tri-Lakes Humane Society. We stopped in to check on the fundraising;

Join us this morning during “The Morning News” we’ll tell the story and let you hear from some of the participants..

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BOSTON-LP Tribute Walk/Run in Lake Placid

AUDIO – 042213 – BOSTON LP – Lake Placid Beach 6pm Tribute

The Lake Placid Community holds a special event this evening to support victims of the Boston Marathon Explosions..   The Event’s Organizer, Greg Borzilleri, says it’s also to recognize the first responders, both here and there.. The Tribute Run is called Boston Strong L P –  It’s Scheduled for tonight (Monday 04/22/13) at 6pm at the Public Beach..

Borzilleri says they plan to do the first half mile in silence for those who died and were injured in the bombings and People are invited to take their dogs along, push babies in strollers or participate however they choose. While the event is focused on solidarity, any proceeds will go to the One Fund Boston, which was formed this week to assist those most affected by the bombings.

Learn more about One Fund or donate online at http://onefundboston.org.

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Business Meets Education in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID, NY (April 17) – The Lake Placid Business Association, Lake Placid-Wilmington Connecting Youth and Communities Coalition (CYC) and the Lake Placid Central School District are pleased to announce the launch of an innovative new program - CU2C, Connecting You to the Community - designed to strengthen relationships between our teens and their community.

AUDIO – 041913 – Lake Placid Wilmington CYC – CU2 Program – Mary Deitrich

The program, beginning the week of April 25 will integrate High School Juniors and Seniors with local businesses in order for teens to get a sense of how our local economy works. It also provides the business an opportunity to interact with students in order to gain an understanding of what they are looking for in our community.

“We are very excited to introduce our new program CU2C,” said CYC Coordinator Tina Clark. “We hope all Lake Placid and Wilmington Juniors and Seniors will utilize the opportunity to learn more about what makes our community operate.”   Click here to read More

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Business Meets Education in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID, NY (April 17) – The Lake Placid Business Association, Lake Placid-Wilmington Connecting Youth and Communities Coalition (CYC) and the Lake Placid Central School District are pleased to announce the launch of an innovative new program - CU2C, Connecting You to the Community - designed to strengthen relationships between our teens and their community.

AUDIO – 041913 – Lake Placid Wilmington CYC – CU2 Program – Mary Deitrich

CYCTree Draft 1 copyThe program, beginning the week of April 25 will integrate High School Juniors and Seniors with local businesses in order for teens to get a sense of how our local economy works. It also provides the business an opportunity to interact with students in order to gain an understanding of what they are looking for in our community.

“We are very excited to introduce our new program CU2C,” said CYC Coordinator Tina Clark. “We hope all Lake Placid and Wilmington Juniors and Seniors will utilize the opportunity to learn more about what makes our community operate.”

The interactive program is also supported through funding from the Stewart’s Foundation/Holiday Match program, which has benefited community youth organizations since 1986.

 

 

Mission
This program is designed to improve the relationship with the teens in our community by directly engage them with local businesses in order to increase the sense of community.  By nurturing this relationship we are planting the seeds for the future; a healthy and vibrant community.

Problem
A recent survey shows a disconnect between the business community and local teens. 79% of students said their community did not notice when they did a good job. 59% of students said they do not feel the community is proud when they do well. 60% of students said their community does not encourage them to do their best. These numbers are from the April 2012 Prevention Needs Assessment survey at the Lake Placid Central School.

Goals
Build teen ambassadors for our community. Help teens discover the uniqueness and all the opportunities of this community for summer jobs, jobs after they graduate/college breaks and to grow roots here. Everyone, (businesses, families, teens) need to better understand the community and nourish it so that it can thrive.  Better understand our teens and what teens are looking for in this community. Receive input from teens on how to improve community.

Schedule
April 25th – Program introduction during school classes

May 2nd – School Auditorium 2 -3 pm (The influence of tourism in our community; Customer service, delivering the experience; Personal Presentation and Sign up for Making the Connection)

May 13-27 – Making the Connection (Teens visit the business they chose to partner with)

May 30th – Wrap up party at Mr. Mike’s Pizza, 5:30 pm. (Pizza party for teens, businesses and parents to celebrate completion of program; Incentive prizes given to each teen participant; and Awarding of Ambassador Award prizes.)

For more information, contact CYC Coordinator Tina Clark at tinateam@roadrunner.comor 518-524-5739.

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K&J – Saranac Lake Parent Teacher Association / Race to Nowhere

K&J – 041913 – SL Parent Teachers Association – Race To Nowhere

The Saranac Lake Parent Faculty Alliance screens a documentary “Race to Nowhere” at Petrova. We hear parents and teachers opinions on the state’s focus on standardized testing.

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Talk of the Town Friday 04/19/13

Talk of the Town 04-19-13

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Podcast Friday 04/19/13

WNBZ News 7am Podcast – 041913

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Talk of the Town Thursday 04/18/13

Talk of the Town 04-18-13

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K&J – Interviews Village Manager John Sweeney and Treasurer Paul Ellis

K&J – 041813 – Saranac Lake Village Manager John Sweeney and Treasurer Paul Ellis

A 3.81% increase in Saranac Lake’s General Fund allocation. Overall $11.555 per $1,000 of assessed value for all residents. We talk risk and reward in many aspects of today’s K&J show.

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Questions of Beach Feasibility in Tupper Lake? and Planning for Waterfront Revitalization

AUDIO – 041813 – Tupper Lake Waterfront Revitalization Update

Tupper Lake Village Trustee Rick Donah updates progress on waterfront planning, beach feasibility and a park master plan.

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