Outdoors

Village Requesting Bids for Wayfinding Signs

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The Community Development Office is requesting bids on their new way-finding signage project in the village of Saranac Lake.. Community Development Director Jeremy Evans told the Village Board on Monday night that they have about $18,000 set aside for signage from one of their grant programs as well as some money provided by the healthy heart network..…

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Gov. Cuomo Commends Rangers for Weekend Rescue

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Governor Cuomo is commending local forest rangers for their rescue of a family from Mt. Marcy….   DEC officers and the State Police were involved in a rescue Sunday of a mother and her two sons from the summit of Mt. Marcy after an overnight search for the family.. At About 11 a.m. on Sunday, a…

Summer Sports (Baseball / Softball) Registration Begins March 23rd

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The Town of Plattsburgh registration for all the programs offered by the towns recreation department throughout the summer and fall starts March 23rd, 2015. Programs include baseball/softball/t-ball, swimming, fall soccer, summer camps and many others. Registration for adult programs including kayaking and disc golf is also available online here (http://www.townofplattsburghrecreation.com/)  Summer brochures are being mailed to…

K&J – City Council Commits to Renovation of Marina Building

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Construction Bids to repair and re-furbish the building which is soon to become the City’s new Marina offices were opened earlier this week… As it turned out, even the lowest bid was about $67,000 higher than originally estimated…  That stirred up conversation from members of the council who initially felt they had been backed into…

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Mt Pisgah in Final Week of Season Before Spring Break

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The village of Saranac Lake is presenting a short course on “how to enjoy winter” for locals who may have forgotten and for newcomers to the region…  The “Introduction to Winter” kicks off at the Village-owned Mt. Pisgah Ski Area…  Which is Where we caught up with it’s General Manager Garrett Foster..  “It’s a free…

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Village Board Hears Update on Lake Flower Beach Proposal

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A report presented to the community Monday on the feasibility of returning the beach to Lake Flower in Saranac Lake says there are no major obstacles to pursuing the concept if that’s the way residents are inclined to go.. Jeremy Evans, Community Development Director in the Village of Saranac Lake says “The footprint of the…

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Veteran’s Ski Free at Big Tupper Saturday

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This weekend provides an opportunity for Big Tupper Ski Area to give back to the community. ARISE Chairman Jim LaValley says “It’s an opportunity for the community of Tupper Lake and the Adirondack Region to thank our servicemen. with a free day of skiing for veterans and their immediate family.We have ski instructors in place…

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Village to Honor two High School Teams

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At the start of Monday’s 5:30 PM regular Village Board Meeting in the Harrietstown Town Hall Auditorium, two high school teams hailing from Saranac Lake Central High School will be saluted The first is the Saranac Lake High School Girls Alpine Ski team, coached by Linda Brousseau, and led by individual Giant Slalom Champion Sheila…

13th Back Country Ski Festival in Keene Valley This Weekend

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The Mountaineer in Keene Valley, NY is again hosting the Thirteenth Annual Adirondack Backcountry Ski Festival this weekend. (March 7 & 8, 2015). Backcountry skiing combines all of the elements of touring, climbing and downhill skiing into a real winter mountaineering experience  “And this winter, the conditions have been great! We are excited to host…

Plattsburgh’s Sidewalk Committee to Meet Again March 11th

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For over a year, Plattsburgh City Council has held many discussions about keeping sidewalks clear of snow during the winter. Residents, the council, the mayor, the Building Inspector, and the DPW Supervisor have all weighed in concerning current local law, property owner responsibilities, and the operational constraints of dealing with complainants and the noncompliant.  Numerous…

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March 3rd is “Park Advocacy Day” in Albany

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New Yorkers from across the state are coming together at the State Capitol on March 3 for the 9th annual Park Advocacy Day to urge policymakers to protect and preserve New York’s state parks. Representatives from more than 30 park Friends groups, environmental organizations, local parks, and educational organizations will make the case for state…

Sunrise Rotary Winter Carnival at CVPH

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The weekend’s weather gave us a break from the cold.. In fact the sun came out for most of the Winter Carnival sponsored by Plattsburgh’s Sunrise Rotary Club.. It’s held every year on the front lawn at CVPH…  The event is a collaboration between the Rotary Club, and it’s partners, along with the town’s recreation…

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K&J – The Sunrise Rotary Winter Carnival at CVPH

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Today on the K&J show we’re speaking with Allison Hulbert Bruce, one of the co-chairs of the Sunrise Winter Carnival. The Weather is going to be very accommodating for Plattsburgh’s Sunrise Rotary Winter Carnival. The event is in it’s 6th year and admission is free. The club is asking for donations of non-perishable food donation for…

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Tupper Lake’s Fire and Ice Festival This Weekend

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The inaugural Fire and Ice Festival begins in Tupper Lake this weekend.. The event’s organizer is Christine Marquis… She says “They wanted to showcase all the great things there are to do in Tupper Lake in the winter,”  and she continues by saying “There were lots of other winter festivals in the area, and they…

Town of Plattsburgh Sponsors Indoor/Outdoor Vacation Activities

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The Cold weather may be keeping some of us indoors but there are plenty of recreational activities to keep us healthy this winter and many of them are indoors..  The Town of Plattsburgh’s recreation department for example has a big list of things to do for the rest of school vacation.. If you’re interested in…

Silver Medalist Lauryn Williams Retiring from Bobsled

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Lauryn Williams (Miami, Fla.), one of only five people to medal in different sports at the Summer and Winter Olympics, announced today that she is retiring from the sport of bobsled. Williams deliberated retirement following her silver medal performance at the Sochi Games in the women’s bobsled event with driver Elana Meyers Taylor, but she…

Plattsburgh’s City Council says “Think Summer”

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Since it’s going to be so cold this weekend, we thought it might be appropriate to think about summer for a moment..  Especially since Plattsburgh’s City Council Thursday evening agreed that the Parade on the Fourth of July might be well served to stay with the new route they designed last year to accommodate the…

The Need for Recreation in Plattsburgh is Overflowing

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A new report says residents in the City of Plattsburgh are always looking for more recreational activities… In fact.. the city commissioned the report and they’ve been looking carefully at recreational opportunities for their residents..  Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon says it’s something they’ve been paying a lot of attention to in fact both for the…

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Empire State Winter Games – Underway

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The 35th Empire State Winter Games is now underway in Lake Placid..  It begins every year with the torch run to the Opening Ceremonies at the Olympic Center and the lighting of the Games cauldron. And this year’s Keynote speaker Karen Courtland-Kelly, a 1994 Olympian in figure skating, addressed the athletes with a theme of…