Outdoors

K&J – Mountain Biking Trails in the North Country

On July 1st, 2013, Dewey Mountain officially opened it’s mountain biking trails with a different kind of Ribbon Cutting.. Adrian Heyden and his friend Jasper rode through the ribbon at the end of the Mountain Biking Trails at Dewey Mountain.. And the next phase of the trail project for The Village of Saranac Lake is to…

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K&J – CIty Council Re-Considers Plattsburgh Waterfront Building

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Plattsburgh’s City Council is taking a second look at their building on the waterfront at the city docks..  but before we take a step forward on this project, it seems like the council needs to take three steps back…  At their last meeting, Councilors, with the Exception of Paul O’Connell voted to hold off on…

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Dewey Lodge Demolition Begins

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Dewey Mountain Recreation Center is breaking ground on new lodge with Site prep to begin in June.. and the focus turns to equipping the new lodge….  The Volunteer group Dewey Mountain Friends says more than 550 households and businesses have contributed $350,000 to the successful capital campaign to construct their new base lodge. And they’re currently…

Today: Spreading the Word About Bicycle Safety

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The SAFE Kids Adirondack F.U.N. Ride is Today… Volunteers are biking throughout the North Country and making stops at  Northern Adirondack,  Mooers, Rouses Point, Chazy and Cumberland Head elementary schools. While there, Officer Bob Light from SUNY Plattsburgh will talk about bike safety and students will be fitted for a free helmet.  The Event is sponsored by…

K&J – Skateboard Park is One Step Closer to Reality

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It’s been more than 10 years since the concept of a Skateboard Park in the Village of Saranac Lake was perceived and since then, different village boards have found their way to approving different locations for a skate park and then different visions of what a skate park should look like..  Right now, for example,…

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Mayors Cup Committee Honoring “The Spirit of Ianelli”

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The 37th Annual Mayor’s Cup Regatta and Festival Committee is once again going to honor an individual who exemplifies the Spirit of Ianelli… The Award honors the late Mayor John Ianelli, who was not only a former Mayor of the City of Plattsburgh but also a co-founder of the Mayor’s Cup Regatta in 1973. The…

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Plattsburgh Council Says “$30,000 is Too Much”

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Plattsburgh’s City Council sends City Engineer Kevin Farrington back to the drawing board, literally, to look for a lower cost alternative to designing and planning for mold abatement and new bathrooms on the city’s waterfront…   The proposal by AES Consulting to just create the plans for Mold removal and the construction of Bathrooms is $30,000.00.…

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CYC to Hang “I Matter” Banners in Lake Placid

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The Village of Lake Placid gives their blessing to hang flags created by Students at the Lake Placid Middle, High School…  The Banners are sponsored every year by the Lake Placid Wilmington Connecting Youth and Communities Coalition..  Mary Dietrich, who is also the School Board President, is an active member of the CYC.. “There are…

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New Programs for Plattsburgh Recreation

The Town of Plattsburgh Parks & Recreation Department is sponsoring two new programs this summer. First the Recreation Department says they’ll be hosting Soccer Skills Nights on June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, & July 7 from 6-7 PM at the May Currier Park.  Refine foot skills or learn new moves this summer.  Participants will…

Adirondack Park Population Declining

A newly published report identifies four dominant trends shaping life inside the Adirondack Park: • The Park’s population is declining at a steadily increasing pace; • The median age in the Park is eight years older than in the rest of New York State and, more strikingly, five years older than in the communities outside…

DEC Recreational Facilities Opening

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Region 5 Director Robert Stegemann says the Second Pond Boat Launch Site, Saranac Lakes Island Campgrounds and the Lower Locks on the Saranac Lakes Chain will be open and staffed beginning Friday, May 23rd. *We are pleased to have these popular recreational facilities open for Memorial Day weekend,*…

St Armand Renovating Veterans Memorial Park

The Town of ST Armand has received a grant along with numerous local donations to breathe new life into an understated monument in Bloomingdale and its looks like its only costing tax payers about fifteen bucks. With many large projects in que for the town of St Armand, town clerk and historian, Davina Thurston had to…

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K&J – The 20th Annual Adirondack Humane Society Pet Walk

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This weekend, the Adirondack Humane Society hosts their 20th annual Pet Walk this Sunday at the Melissa Penfield Park on Boynton Avenue in Plattsburgh.. The Pet Walks runs from Noon through 3 pm and is one of the shelter’s largest fundraisers of the year… In honor of the Pet Walk’s 20th anniversary, we took the…

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Saranac Lake Approves Construction of Skateboard Park

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Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau is the deciding vote on whether or not to build a Skateboard Park in The Village of Saranac Lake this summer.. The vote was split down the middle with Trustees Allie Pellitieri and Barb Rice Voting in favor of the resolution to begin the construction and Trustee Tom Catillaz and Trustee…

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CVPH Easter Egg Hunt Saturday 10:00am

The Annual Easter Egg Hung on the Front Lawn at CVPH is once again planned for Saturday Morning… Organizers say this year’s hunt will include 10,000 Eggs, 310 pounds of Chocolate and “Hundreds of Little Hunters” and we’re told The Easter Bunny as always will be on hand for some great photo opportunities..  The Easter…

Town Wide Garage Sale in Lake PLacid

Leading up to Earth Day on April 22, Lake Placid and the Adirondacks’ green lodging property, the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, will host a Community Wide Garage Sale and Earth Day celebration this Saturday, April 19, 2014.This annual community event returns with a new spin, offering residents the opportunity to spring clean during a Community…

Boaters Safety Course Schedule Announced

Members of the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a certified on the following dates at the Clinton County Sheriff’s office from 8:30 – 4:30 PM. To sign up, please call Denise Sample at (518) 565-4338 April 26th, May 3rd, May 10th, May 31st, June 7th, June 21st, June 28th

Dewey Receives Zoning Support from Village of Saranac Lake

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The Village of Saranac Lake says yes to the new Dewey Mountain Ski Lodge.. The Board on Monday evening votes to approve the necessary changes to zoning to accommodate the new plans.. John Banta is with the Saranac Lake Rotary Foundation. He says they’re meeting with the Town of Harrietstown today to begin to look at…

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APA’s Excellence Award Goes to Saranac Lake 6er Program

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The Adirondack Park Agency gives the Village of Saranac Lake an Award for excellence for the Village’s “6er” initiative.. The Award comes as part of Local Government Day at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Lake Placid… Mayor Rabideau says The Saranac Lake 6er Program was created to spur local tourism.. The Program began last year…

Winter Carnival is Groovin’ in the 60s

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The 2015 Winter Carnival Theme is the “Groovy 60’s” The theme was chosen from the top five ideas generated at the Committee’s March meeting which had been gathered from the public: Adirondack Fiesta, Beach Party, Groovy 60’s, Haunted Adirondacks and Prehistoric Park. Colleen O’Neill, is the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee Publicity Chair “The Committee also…

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