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Talk of the Town Wednesday 7/10/13

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Craigwood Employees Recognized

AUDIO – 071013 – Town of North Elba Recognizes Craigwood Employees

Lynn Wilson is the Grounds Superintendent at Craigwood in Placid. He and the Craigwood employees were recognized for their efforts at Tuesday’s Town Board Meeting at Craigwood.

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North Elba Closer to a Decision on The Fate of Grimditch Boathouses on Lake Placid

AUDIO – 071013 – Grimditch Hearing Today

A hearing in Elizabethtown today will focus on the decision of whether or not the Grimditch boathouses on Lake Placid should be removed.

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Public Funding Questionable for Saranac Lake Adult Center

AUDIO – 071013 – North Elba Councilman Bob Miller on Saranac Lake Adult Center

The Saranac Lake Adult Center board meets again Thursday July 11th and The Town of North Elba and the Town of Harrietstown will be represented as each considers their responsibility to taxpayers.

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Talk of the Town Tuesday 7/9/13

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Village Authorizes “RFP” to Study Lake Flower Beach

Saranac Lake’s Village Board votes 3 to 1 in favor of authorizing a “Request For Proposals”

AUDIO – 070913 – Feasibility Study RFP for Lake Flower Beach Return

The Lake Flower Beach Return Group is close to their fundraising goal according to Village Trustee Paul Van Cott. Before moving forward with a study of the feasibility of returning a beach to somewhere on Lake Flower, the village board decided yesterday to issue an RFP asking for bids on such a project.

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Saranac Lake’s Downtown Revitalization Program

The Main Street Revitalization Program in Saranac Lake is designed to support redevelopment of commercial buildings in the downtown area in a way that maintains retail activities on the ground floor and creates or rehabilitates rental apartments on the upper floors of those structures.

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New York Schools Selected for Greek Yogurt Pilot Program

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Richard Hanna today announced that New York State schools have been chosen to participate in a Greek yogurt pilot program issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).  New York State was one of four states chosen for this program, and is a natural fit because of its burgeoning…

Can Egypt Emerge Stronger?

AUDIO – 070913 – EGYPT In Depth – Ericson Blakney interviews Daniel Kurtzer

In Egypt, more than 50 are dead after clashes between security forces and pro-Morsi protesters. Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel and Egypt Daniel Kurtzer speaks with CBS’ Erickson Blakney about the situation.

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The Lake Placid International Canoe Regatta

AUDIO – 070813 – USA Canoe Kayak – Lake Placid International Regatta

Mirror Lake is home to USA Canoe / Kayak’s Lake Placid International Regatta, a stepping stone to world championship racing. We speak with Race Director Terry Kent, Coach Jan Whitaker, and Kelly Allen about the regatta.

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The Runabout Rendezvous on Lake Flower

AUDIO – 070813 – Runabout Rendezvous and Spencer Boatworks

A gathering of classic boats – and new runabouts adorn the shore of Lake Flower in Saranac Lake for the Runabout Rendezvous sponsored by Spencer Boatworks.

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Saranac Lakes Still Above Normal Levels

AUDIO – 070813 – Saranac Lake and DEC working together on High Water Levels

The Village of Saranac Lake in conjunction with the DEC say flooding conditions continue in the vicinity of Saranac Lake due to abnormally high water. Mayor Clyde Rabideau says Saranac Lake and the DEC work closely to manage the flow of water over their respective spillways and continue to monitor water conditions around the Lake Flower Dam.

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Lake Clear Junction turns 102

AUDIO – 070813 – Lake Clear Day – Train Station and Paul Smith’s Stagecoach

Lake Clear Celebrated the 100th anniversary of the train station in 2011 and a centennial celebration which became the first annual Lake Clear Day and the event is now in it’s third year. We look back at the history of Lake Clear Junction..

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Bookstore Plus wins Horse Shows Window Contest

For the second consecutive year, The Bookstore Plus has been selected as the winner of the Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows’ Window Decorating Contest, and Kevin Babington wins the $100,000 Woodlea Farms Grand Prix. AUDIO – 070813 – Lake Placid Horse Show Wrap This marked the 26th year that the horse…

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The Mayor’s Cup 4th of July Paddle Races – Official Results

The drenching skies of the past weeks finally allowed precious rays of sunshine to shine upon Lake Flower this Independence Day as 63 paddlers in 22 watercraft gathered at the Riverside Park start and finish line for the third running of the Mayor’s Cup Paddle Race which saw Lars Linde take home the top honor. Linde…

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ILBBQF – Which “Q” is Your Favorite “Q”

Is It “Barry Q” ? They’re one of the teams who’ve been to every I Love Bar B Que Festival since it’s inception;

AUDIO – 070513 – ILBBQF Interviews – Barry Q and John Fremante

The ILBBQF Raises money for the Shipman Youth Center every year and this year it’s director celebrates his 10th anniversary at the helm.. Plus we’ll speak with The Krusher BMX bike team about their exhibition.

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Secret Tastes of The Lake Placid Horse Shows

AUDIO – 070413 – Lake Placid Horse Shows – Food

Join us as we get the inside scoop on where to going on the Horse Show Grounds for the best food.. We get the answers directly from the horses mouth.

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The 2013 International Canoe Regatta

AUDIO – 070413 – USA CANOE KAYAK in Lake Placid

Athletes are converging on Mirror Lake this weekend – USA Canoe/Kayak sponsors the International Canoe Regatta – a qualifier for World championship competition later in the summer.

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Saranac Lake – 4th of July Events

The Village of Saranac Lake is planning a full day of celebration on Independence Day -  Saranac Lake’s Mayor Clyde Rabideau says Riverside Park will be a busy spot..  The Women’s Civic Chamber is once again holding an old fashioned Fourth of July picnic, from 11 AM to 5 PM,  The Downtown Saranac Lake Committee’s Thursday Night…