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First Weekends Marks First Anniversary

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The weekend marked The first anniversary of “First Weekends” in Downtown Plattsburgh and one of the event coordinators, Tim McCormick says it continues to grow.. and in a press conference this afternoon, the group announced their plans to take over planning fort the Fourth of July Parade..  For now, though, back to the First Weekend…

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BETA at Mt Pisgah for National Trails Day

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On Saturday, June 7th The Barkeater Trails Alliance celebrates National Trails Day at Mount Pisgah.  How exactly does one celebrate National Trails Day you ask?  Well…it’s easy, you get out there and you build some trail!!  The Alliance says they’ve been making “Some really great progress with a flow trail over at Mt. Pisgah and…

Saranac River Trail Cleanup – June 9th, 2014

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Organizers have picked a perfectly georgeous day to invite residents to get together to help with cleanup of the Saranac River Trail. Participants will meet at Pine Street and the Saranac Street Bridge from 9 am – noon to help with a cleanup of Saranac River Trail. In addition to the cleanup, get together with…

The First Anniversary of “First Weekends” in Downtown Plattsburgh

This weekend marks the first anniversary of the first “First Weekend”  and activities are planned to celebrate the event and invite residents into downtown.. First Weekends in Plattsburgh will be closing City Hall Place, and lower court Saturday at 11:00 AM.  And due to the closure all parking places including the city parking lot on Lower…

A Musical Interlude from The 70s Girls

During the interviews with LP Quinn Students, Jim LaValley had the opportunity to hear from a group of girls dressed in black wigs from the 70s and bright red outfits and during their discussion, they did a routine which they had presented during a talent show…  We bring you a rendition of that with the…

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Dewey Lodge Demolition Begins

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Dewey Mountain Recreation Center is breaking ground on new lodge with Site prep to begin in June.. and the focus turns to equipping the new lodge….  The Volunteer group Dewey Mountain Friends says more than 550 households and businesses have contributed $350,000 to the successful capital campaign to construct their new base lodge. And they’re currently…

History Matters – Arts and Crafts in New York State

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Thursdays in May means it’s time for the History Matters Seminar Series –Tonight Historic Saranac Lake in collaboration with the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society will host their third annual “History Matters” free speaker series four Thursdays in May. Amy Catania is the Executive Director for Historic Saranac Lake. “It makes since to collaborate with the…

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K&J – Skateboard Park is One Step Closer to Reality

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It’s been more than 10 years since the concept of a Skateboard Park in the Village of Saranac Lake was perceived and since then, different village boards have found their way to approving different locations for a skate park and then different visions of what a skate park should look like..  Right now, for example,…

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K&J – Memorial Day Ceremonies in Saranac Lake

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The Memorial Day weekend has past and the unofficial start of summer is upon us…  On Monday we found ourselves at the Memorial Day Ceremony in Saranac Lake which began with a Parade down Main Street led by the Saranac Lake High School Marching Band followed by a Memorial Day service.. in this case, inside…

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Mayors Cup Committee Honoring “The Spirit of Ianelli”

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The 37th Annual Mayor’s Cup Regatta and Festival Committee is once again going to honor an individual who exemplifies the Spirit of Ianelli… The Award honors the late Mayor John Ianelli, who was not only a former Mayor of the City of Plattsburgh but also a co-founder of the Mayor’s Cup Regatta in 1973. The…

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Lake Placid 2014 Volunteers of the Year

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The Lake Placid North Elba National Volunteer Week Committee has selected both the Adult and Youth Distinguished Volunteers of the Year for 2014. Dean Dietrich, of Lake Placid, is the 2014 adult volunteer honoree. The two youth volunteer honorees, Julianna Matos and Tony Miller, are both seniors at Lake PlacidCentralSchool. Dean Dietrich, a recently retired…

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The Lake Placid Volunteer Week Committee has named Dean Dietrich as this year’s Volunteer of the Year..   Both the Adult and Youth Distinguished Volunteers of the Year have been chosen in fact for 2014. The two youth volunteer honorees are Julianna Matos and Tony Miller… They’re both seniors at Lake PlacidCentralSchool.  Dean recently retired from…

History Matters – Images of America

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Historic Saranac Lake will host the second talk of the spring “History Matters” speaker series, a presentation by Neil Surprenant of photographs from his new Arcadia book, Images of America: Saranac Lake. Mr. Surprenant will give an all-new presentation, showing photos not yet seen from the book. “Images of America: Saranac Lake” chronicles the development of the village from…

K&J – Builders Club – Plunging for a Cause in Lake Placid

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The 7th Annual Plunge for a Cause into Mirror Lake is a little warmer in 2014 than last year’s event.. In 2013, the Ice in Mirror Lake had only just gone out less than a day or so before the event plus it was snowing… and the same weekend this year brings 65 degrees and…

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Battle of Plattsburgh Celebrates Bicentennial

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2014 Marks the Bicentennial Commemoration of the Battle of Plattsburgh.. An event of historic proportions.. In September of 1814, More than 10,000 British Soldiers invaded Northern New York from Canada while their Royal Navy advanced along Lake Champlain.. The goal was to reach New York City and perhaps divide an infant nation in two.. But…

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Another “First Weekend” in Plattsburgh

The First Weekends Guest Bartender event will be held at Chefy’s Bar and Grill 124 Margaret St. Plattsburgh from 5pm to 8pm Friday. Local musicians Jay Lesage and Haley McGivney will perform plus there will be an art show by local artist Donna Austin. On Saturday May 4th City Hall Place opens to Family friendly…

ADKYP Welcomes Erin Duprey

The Adirondack Young Professionals (ADK YP), a nonprofit organization focusing on attracting and retaining young professionals in the area, is proud to introduce its new board member and treasurer, Erin Duprey. Erin is a native of Peru, New York. She received her MBA in accounting from SUNY Oswego in 2009. Erin currently is a staff…

K&J – The 20th Annual Adirondack Humane Society Pet Walk

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This weekend, the Adirondack Humane Society hosts their 20th annual Pet Walk this Sunday at the Melissa Penfield Park on Boynton Avenue in Plattsburgh.. The Pet Walks runs from Noon through 3 pm and is one of the shelter’s largest fundraisers of the year… In honor of the Pet Walk’s 20th anniversary, we took the…

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Searching for the Centennial Quilt

The search for the Centennial Quilt is taking a new turn this week as the Village Board has put their weight behind a resolution calling for the return of the quilt to its rightful owners… The Centennial Quilt is a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the village of Saranac Lake from 1992 depicting various…

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Plattsburgh Community Garden Group Adds a Second Location

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The Plattsburgh community Garden Group says their community garden is built with the goal of creating a safe and open space for people in the community to grow their own vegetables, flowers and fruits.. and to give them an opportunity to participate where they could learn the habits and skills of successful gardening.. Doug Butdorf is…

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