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This Week is National Physician Assistant Week.

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Whether it’s a routine check up or emergency care, patients want to be treated by a skilled and caring medical staff.  These days, in addition to physicians and other healthcare providers, Certified Physician Assistants (PAs) are often key members of strong medical teams. That’s certainly true at Adirondack Health, where Dr. Anthony Dowidowicz, medical director of…

Taking Aktion at Dewey Mountain

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Five members of the Adirondack Aktion Club (in bright T-shirts) recently presented a check to members of Dewey Mountain Friends and the Harrietstown Town Board at Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, in Saranac Lake. The Aktion Club, part of Kiwanis International, staged community dances to raise funds toward the effort to replace the dilapidated base lodge…

School Board Welcomes Student Representation

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The Saranac Lake School Board has two new members as of Wednesday Evening’s Regular   Meeting.. That’s because they’ll be joined regularly now by two student representatives from the High School.. Bailey Hendricks and Elexis will rotate their participation on the Board and will provide their input from the students perspective..  One of the issues that comes…

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Spanish Club Heads to Ecuador

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The Saranac Lake High School Spanish Department takes students on a trip to Ecuador every other year… This year it looks like 13 students are interested and following the board’s approval Wednesday evening, plans will move forward on heading out for Spring Break..Some of the students will participate in fundraising efforts leading up to Spring…

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K&J – Cape Air Considers Flight to White Plains

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Representatives from Cape Air met with The Harrietstown Board Wednesday afternoon at the Adirondack Regiona lAirport. Andrew Bonney is Vice President of Planning for Cape Air which has been providing Essential Air Service for 6 years in Saranac Lake. He says the relationship has been a good one and they’re planning on re-submitting the RFP…

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AMC Expands Pain Management

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Expanded pain management services are now available to residents and visitors of the Adirondacks and northern New York. Board certified and fellowship trained anesthesiologist Dr. Byung Ho Lee now offers procedure oriented pain management services three days a week at Adirondack Medical  Center in Saranac Lake.  Dr. Lee cares for patients who have chronic and acute…

K&J – Touring St Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Center

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A Tour of St Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Center in Saranac Lake.. There are several Outpatient facilities throughout the region, but we’re focusing on the the 63 Bed Inpatient facility, and we start with a little history of the original building from Communications Director Jim Grant..  One of the important locations in the facility…

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Four Olympic Athletes Receive Funds From Uihlein-Ironman Sports Fund

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Eleven organizations and four aspiring athletes from the Lake Placid region were awarded a combined total of $41,500 in grants from the Uihlein-Ironman Sports Fund at an awards ceremony at Heaven Hill Farm on Sunday, Sept. 29. The Uihlein-Ironman Sports Fund of Lake Placid makes awards to local athletes competing at the regional, national, and…

K&J – New Visions for Health Care at AMC Saranac Lake

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While Congress is in gridlock over teh future of the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) The landmark law moves forward today in a big way. Health Insurance Marketplaces (Exchanges) are open for business today. Here in the Adirondacks we take the opportunity to talk about the future of health care in our region by learning about a program in the local high schools which allows students to learn first hand about the health care profession. Today on the K&J show we’re speaking with instructor Allison Riley-Clark about the program.

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K&J – 25 Years with Mark Kurtz

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If you go to MarkKurtzPhotography.com the first thing you see is a slide show with panoramic views of the region, which immediately capture your attention and pull you into the experience..  And this of course, is why so many clients over the years have contracted with Mark to find the picture perfect moment in time…

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WNBZ Transmitter Update

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Monday Morning (September 30th, 2013) We spent about two hours on Sunday Afternoon installing a new (sort of) RF Driver Board which allowed us to then pull the Transmitter back up to full power. Over the weekend, we had been operating at low power and this board allowed us to bring the transmitter again to…

A Reason to Live in the Adirondacks

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There’s no question that many of us choose to live in the Adirondacks for it’s pristine nature and the beautiful landscapes. Here’s another reason; A Sunset over Lake Colby on Monday Evening turned the clouds a color of pale orange which attracted the attention of almost everyone driving by the hospital just then.. In fact…

Dispatching Emergency Services in Franklin County

Emergency Dispatch Services are moving to the County Level in Franklin County and Saranac Lake Village Trustee Paul Van Cott says they’re open to another meeting and would welcome the opportunity to have discussions and to hear ideas that would lessen the tax burden on local residents.. Van Cott pointing to an email he had…

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Village Board hears UMP Voices from Both Sides of the Tracks

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Voices from both sides of the Rail Corridor are speaking out about pending agency recommendations to commissioners on whether or not to re-open the Corridor’s Unit Management Plan. And in SaranacLake it is the Village Board’s turn to hear from stakeholders… Wayne Tucker is a board member of the Adirondack Carousel.. He asked the board…

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Curling Club Moves to Saranac Lake

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The Sport of Curling is coming back to Saranac Lake this winter..  Amber McKiernan is the Curling Club’s President.. She Announced the return of the club to the Saranac Lake civic center after a 70 year hiatus.. The Club opens their season on Sunday October 20th and then October 27th with a learn to curl…

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K&J – What Do this Pickup Truck and Lands End Have in Common?

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The Tri Lakes Cruisers meet every Tuesday in Ray Brook but yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, September 25th, 2013) there were more vehicles and plenty of elected officials from the Town of Harrietstown on hand at a special location at the Saranac Lake Civic Center. The event wasn’t focused on Politics, but it gave everyone an opportunity…

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Egglefield & Ford Donate $12,000 to Local Health

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The staff at Adirondack Health certainly has a lot of drive. And Thanks to Egglefield Ford and Ford’s Drive 4 UR Community Event, $6,000 was raised to enhance patient and resident programs for Adirondack Health. Egglefield Ford recently invited Adirondack Health staff to test drive one of four popular Ford models.  In return, Ford donated…

Flyers Land at Mt Pisgah

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25 players from the Philadelphia Flyers Ice Hockey Team of the National Hockey League took over Mt. Pisgah here today for team-building exercises. Elite Leadership Training, LLC, based in Phoenix, Arizona, which organized and conducted the programs, rented the village-owned facility last month, finding the ski slope, lodge and adjoining ponds very conducive for the…

Mercy Care Friendship Picnic

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Mercy Care for the Adirondacks hosted more than 50 elders, Friendship Volunteers, Parish Nurses, and Board Members at Guggenheim Center on Lower Saranac Lake for its annual Friendship Picnic. The gathering is held each …….

Settling in at Saranac Lake’s Middle School

Now that we’re a few weeks into the Fall Semester, Students in the local Schools are  getting back into a regular routine..  That was the case at the School Board Meeting in Saranac Lake Wednesday evening.. Which is where we caught up with Middle School Principal Bruce VanWeelden where I asked him to talk about…

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