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K&J – The History of Winter Carnival

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It goes without saying that the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival has become a traditional mid winter event in the Adirondacks that many local residents and tourists alike count on year after year to provide a respite from the doldrums of the winter. The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival began as just such an opportunity and in…

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K&J – Empire State Winter Games

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Today on the K&J show, we’re talking with Jim McKenna who is the President and CEO of the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, he’s also the president of the Lake Placid Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and on the committee in charge of planning for the Empire State Winter Games which runs February 6th Through the…

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K&J – Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Court

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Eric Foster is the new Chairman of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. He takes over from Jeff Dixon who lead as Chariman for the previous 4 years. Foster was kind enough to speak with us about this year’s event and today we preview that conversation before we visit with The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Court…

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K&J – Saranac Lake Water and Sewer Project on Broadway

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The Village of Saranac Lake is finalizing plans for a major infrastructure project in April that could change the flow of traffic through the village, not only at night when the road will be closed completely and most of the work is planned, but also during the day when Broadway will become one way heading…

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K&J – Recreation in Plattsburgh

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One of the first major decisions for Plattsburgh’s new councilors came Thursday Evening as the board locked in the tax rate for the city, approving the 2014 Budget. During the discussion, Councilman Mike Kelly complimented the previous administration for their diligence in preparing a budget that they as incoming members of the council would in fact…

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K&J – Lake Placid Central School Board Facilitates Strategic Plan

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The Lake Placid Central School Board is in the midst of developing a new long term strategic plan with the help of a 40 member advisory group led by Bill Rusak who himself has 40 years of combined experience as a union representative, Human Resources Executive, Consultant, Business Owner and Corporate Executive with businesses including…

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K&J – The “State of Saranac Lake”

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Today on the K&J show, we’re speaking with Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau about the “State of the Village” of Saranac Lake. The Mayor’s published State of the Village is headed to the paper for publication and our conversation begins with a look back at 2013. Mayor Rabideau says 2013 will go down as a…

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K&J – Robert Lewis Stevenson’s Songs of Travel

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As part of First Night we found ourselves in many different venues but we’ve decided to feature a presentation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Songs of Travel.. it’s Sung by Dr George Spicer Cook at the John Black Room at the Original Saranac Laboratory of Dr Edward Livingston Trudeau, and now home to Historic Saranac Lake……

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First Night 2014

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First Night Saranac Lake is shifting into high gear. It’s the 8th annual event is focused on an alcohol free, family oriented celebration of the arts to welcome in 2014…  On the K&J Show today, we’re speaking with Sue Patterson and Connie Langdon, co-chairs of the event, and First Night Saranac Lake Treasurer Nancy Labombard… …

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K&J – Northern Adirondack Vocal Ensemble

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(NOTE: Due to the inclement weather – this event has been re-scheduled to December 28th in Plattsburgh and December 29th in Lake Placid)   The Northern Adirondack Vocal Ensemble is conducted by Drew Benware. The Choir consists of approximately 20 members consisting of Professionals and amateurs, all of whom bring extensive previous choral experience to…

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K&J – Two Firsts for Saranac Lake

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The first official public hearing for residents to voice their thoughts on the Lake Flower Lodging Project is held on Wednesday evening in the Harrietstown Town Hall…  It’s also a first of it’s kind joint meeting between the Village of Saranac Lake and the Planning Board. We go to Community Development Director Jeremy Evans for a…

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K&J – Touring The Strand Theatre

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A post on the Strand Theater Facebook page from October 29th says listening to the Wurlitzer organ was fantastic.. The sold out presentation was the first opportunity for the public to see and hear this famous organ which has been donated to the Strand by Mrs Louise Johnson and her husband Leonard. The theatre was…

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K&J – Stroll through Lake Placid this Holiday

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The Lake Placid Business Association has been developing an event for the first weekend in December featuring holiday shopping, festive family fun, a skating show at the Olympic Center, arts and entertainment, Santa Claus, the lighting of the Christmas tree in Mid’s Park and a Jingle Bell Run Saturday Morning – a follow up to…

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K&J – Grooming the Rail Corridor

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During our regular program, Talk of the Town, we heard from several listeners on the concept of what should happen to the corridor. In one case there were comments about the issues facing regular users of a recreational trail such as the issues relating to snowmobiles sharing with cross country skiers. The question of the…

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K&J – Snow Sports and Aaron Dewey at Whiteface

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The Whiteface Mountain Snow School Clinic is coming November 30th (Saturday) for anyone who can ski, snowboard or telemark ski and might be interested in becoming a Ski School instructor… Today on the K&J show we’re speaking with the Director of the Snow Sports School, Mr Aaron Dewey in a newly re-built facility at the…

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K&J – The Music Spreads the News – NYSSMA All State Concert

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The Mission of the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) is to advocate for and improve music education across New York State by promoting and producing appropriate activities and programs for its membership and students in member school music programs. NYSSMA divides New York State into 15 zones.  Zone 6 is comprised of Clinton, Franklin…

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K&J – The Power and Promise of Non Profits

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The Adirondack Non Profit Summit – Thursday November 21st at the WIld Center A daylong summit will examine the impact of our region’s nonprofit organizations. This event will also serve as the unveiling of a study that analyzes the regional impact of 36 nonprofits. All those involved in nonprofit organizations — board members, staff, donors…

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K&J – Trudeau’s Original Manuscript Unveiled

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Towards the end of his life, Dr Edward Livingston Trudeau received a package from his publisher.. It was the original transcript of his autobiography and until Friday, November 15th, it had never been opened…   Finally in 2013, The package was laid out on a special table at Trudeau Institute and with the exception of several…

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K&J – North Country Alliance Forum on Public Education

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The North Country Alliance for Public Education brings over 300 parents, teachers and administrators to a Summit at Plattsburgh State University Thursday Night.. The format of the forum on education included statements from a panel made up of teachers, administrators, and students, all with a unique perspective on the impact of new federal and state requirements…

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K&J – Lions Auction is Saturday

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Every year just before Thanksgiving, The Lake Placid Lions Club gathers in the media center at the Olympic Ski Jumps in Lake Placid for the annual Lake Placid Lion’s Club Radio Auction on ROCK105. Before the station was purchased by Mountain Communications, the Lions aired their auction on AM 920 WIRD but it was changed…

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