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Winter Carnival Committee asks for King and Queen Nominations

2014 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival King Jeff Branch and Queen Dorothy Metz

The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee is currently seeking nominations from the public for the 2015 Winter Carnival king and queen. The king and queen selection is based upon volunteerism within the community. Candidates should demonstrate a long-term and broad-based commitment to making life more livable, pleasant, and enjoyable – both for the people who…

Empire State Winter Games Returns with Even Higher Numbers

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The New Year will bring another Empire State Winter Games to the Olympic Region.. Jim McKenna is the President of the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism… he says the numbers have grown from 858 athletes in 2011, to 977 in 2012, 1167 in 2013 and in 2014 the numbers continued their upward trend.. “We’re already…

Happy Holidays

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Just in case you forgot what snow looked like on the trees, we decided to save a few pictures from the big “Dumping” a few weeks ago that helped reign in winter a little early this year.. Needless to say there’s more to come. Until then, enjoy these views of the snow and Happy Holidays…

Saranac Lake Planning Board Seeing Changes in Membership

The Village of Saranac Lake says goodbye to a member of the Planning Board whose been there since the start of the Lake Flower Lodge Project.. Scott Stoddard tendered his resignation as of December 15th to the Village Board and Trustee Allie Pelletiere said he is going to be missed.. Village Trustee Paul VanCott echoed the…

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Saranac Lake Mayor Honors Journalist Jack LaDuke

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Jack LaDuke is honored for his role in journalism in the North Country on Monday night by Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau.. LaDuke started reporting when he was 12 as a boy scout for the Essex County Republican.. and for those of us who may not have had to use hot Lead Typsets.. Being a…

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Religious leaders celebrate ministry at Adirondack Health

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An interfaith meeting of Adirondack regional clergy and pastoral care providers was held recently at Adirondack Medical Center.  Sponsored by Adirondack Health and hosted by Pastoral Care Director Rev. Steve Kovacevich, the annual event promotes knowledge and builds greater awareness around service, support and healing.  The gathering also offers pastors and pastoral care workers of…

Historic Saranac Lake Hosts “A Franklin Manor Winter Solstice”

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There are a few tickets left for Historic Saranac Lake’s upcoming event on Saturday, December 20. Executive Director Amy Catania says shes hopes everyone will join them for A Franklin Manor Winter Solstice. “What a great way to welcome in the winter season,” She said, “It’s a gathering at one of Saranac Lake’s most beautiful cure…

Adirondack Scenic Railroad Benefits from NY Capital Grants Program

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NY Governor Andrew Cuomo announced earlier this week that the Adirondack Railway Preservation Society (ARPS), the nonprofit operator of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad will receive $791,000 in state funding. Through the Governor’s Aviation Capital Grants Program $26.8 million was allocated to 38 rail and aviation safety programs. Since the Adirondack Scenic Railroad lost its lease agreement…

Chamber Sponsors Snowman Building Contest

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The village of Saranac Lake will have some extra snowmen tomorrow afternoon.. That’s because the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a community snowman building contest to welcome friends family and visitors to the community…  The snowman building contest begins Saturday at noon and runs until 3pm along River Street Park starting across the…

Fire Dept Parade Welcomes Santa’s Arrival in Saranac Lake at 6pm

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The Fire Department will be on full alert this afternoon in Saranac Lake…  That’s because Santa Claus will be paying a special visit to the village this afternoon and the entire Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department is helping to welcome him.. Dan Riley, owns HomEnergy Services in Saranac Lake. He’s also been helping to coordinate Santa’s…

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Mt Pisgah Opens This Weekend

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Mt Pisgah will be open Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm and next Saturday and Sunday and they plan to resume their holiday hours when the Christmas break starts for the School District. The mountain’s Manager, Garret Foster says there will be limited use of the lodge on Saturday, mostly because they’ve decided to…

Village Honors Olivia Hunt

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Today is Officially Olivia Hunt Appreciation Day in the Village of Saranac Lake…  Olivia is just returning from the New York State School Music Association Conference All State Women’s Chorus.. Olivia is a member of the Northern Lights Choir directed by Helen Demong, Drew Benware is the current Director of Choral Music at the Saranac Lake High…

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Pelletieri Clarifies PUDD Zoning Law

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It appears Trustee Allie Pelletieri isn’t quite ready to approve the Lake Flower PUDD, which would adjust the zoning laws in a specific area in and around the Lake Flower Lodge Project. In Saranac Lake, although it appeared he was “on board” with the project after the last meeting..   At their meeting Monday evening, Trustee…

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SLVFD to Stay in Place – Renovate Floor

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The Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department puts plans for a new facility on hold and will begin work on refurbishing the floor and making additional repairs in their current location..  Village Treasurer Paul Ellis says the Village Board need to approve a transfer of funds for this to happen.. AUDIO – 120914 – SLVFD Plans…

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The Saranac Lake Christmas Tree Lighting

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Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau introduced the Northern Lights Choir including Students from the Saranac Lake High School along with Choir Director Helen Demong and they sang Christmas Carols as the snow and sometimes a little ice began to fall at the Berkley green in Saranac Lake. Just after 5pm and the carols, Mayor Rabideau helped…

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More Breakthrough Research at Trudeau Institute

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Researchers led by Trudeau Institute assistant member Alexei Tumanov, M.D., Ph.D., have made an important breakthrough in their research to find improved therapies for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Their findings have just been published in the scientific journal Mucosal Immunology. IBD involves chronic inflammation of all or part of the digestive tract and includes such debilitating chronic ailments as ulcerative…

NCCC Womens Basketball in NJCAA Top Ten

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The National Junior College Athletics Association released the second 2014-15 Women’s Basketball Division III Top 10 Poll on Wednesday with North Country Community College ranked 7th in the nation. The Saints additionally rank second in the Region III Coaches Poll. The Saints (7-0, 6-0 Region III) reached the National rankings for the first time in…

K&J – Former APA Chair Curt Stiles on Lake Flower Lodge PUDD

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Today in the K&J show we’re speaking with Curt Stiles, a former Chariman of the Adirondack Park Agency, and a Veteran. Stiles is also active on many boards, including the Adirondack Council, The Upper Saranac Lake Association and other community groups in and around the Adirondack Park… (Click on the Play button below, or download the…

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Senator Little – A “Partner in Quality” for Seniors

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Adirondack Health, a leading provider of healthcare and services to older New Yorkers in the North Country, recognized Sen. Elizabeth Little with the prestigious “Partners in Quality” award for her work in securing and preserving high-quality services for New York’s seniors. “Sen. Little has provided exceptional support and leadership to protect and enhance long term…