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K&J – National Physician Assistant Week

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The Health Care Industry is Honoring Physician Assistants during  National Physician Assistant Week. We took the opportunity to speak with Dona Kilgore and her husband, Justin Kilgore, about their work with Adirondack Health. Both Are Physician Assistants but each has their own specialty. Dona’s focus is on primary care at the Saranac Lake and Tupper…

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Finally Someone Who Understands the Importance of Parking

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The Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce could conceptually have a new parking lot if all goes well for The Lake Flower Hotel Project… The planning for the new 6 story hotel across from NBT Bank on Lake Flower Avenue takes one more step towards becoming a reality following the conceptual approval for 24 parking spaces…

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K&J – Adirondack Public Observatory

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If you’ve ever looked at a picture of earth at night from far away, there’s one spot that’s quite a lot darker than the rest and it’s right in the middle of the Adirondack Park.. The Forest Preserve provides star gazers with nothing but darkness and a pristine view of the night sky.. Which is…

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Parking Screens May Be Getting a Facelift

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Some relief may be on the way for those of us who’ve tried to park in Lake Placid and to read directions on the meters..  The Village of Lake Placid is considering the purchase of new color display screens for the village’s parking meters..  Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randal says there were two proposals requested…

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K&J – Walking “Out of the Darkness”

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Every Fall, family members, friends and colleagues walk together in hundreds of communities across the nation to raise awareness and end the stigma surrounding depression and other mental disorders which could lead to suicide… In Lake Placid, It was the fifth Out of The Darkness Community Walk.. The event is sponsored by the American Foundation…

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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…

K&J – North Country Life Flight

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In the North Country, there’s an organization called Life Flight which quite literally bridges the gaps between community and tertiary care by minimizing the time it takes for patients to reach the most appropriate facility based on their profile of injury or illness. Saturday October 4th, 2013, North Country Life Flight, in conjunction with thte…

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Bringing Suicide Prevention “Out of the Darkness”

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Every Fall, family members, friends and colleagues walk together in hundreds of communities across the nation to raise awareness and end the stigma surrounding depression and other mental disorders which could lead to suicide…  On Sunday,  The Out of The Darkness Community Walk comes to Lake Placid for a stroll around Mirror Lake,  The event…

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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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Mt Van Hovenberg Combined Bobsled Luge Skeleton Track Opens

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The views in Lake Placid are beautiful, especially from the top of Mount Van Hoevenberg, site of the combined bobsled, luge and skeleton track. The course is now open for the 2013-2014 season. The national teams in those sports are on the refrigerated ice, as they begin to select athletes for the Sochi, Russia Winter Olympics…

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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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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Snowmobiling In Tupper Lake –

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The Tupper Lake Snowmobile Club is raising money for a new groomer and they’re selling raffle tickets through the beginning of the snowmobile season.. The Club was in attendance with several antique sleds and the sled being raffled; We took the opportunity to say hello, but also to talk about the clubs stake in the…

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OkTUPPERfest Returns

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The Fall Festival season begins with an annual event at Big Tupper Ski Area.. and this year, a new reason for the community to take part in OkTUPPERfest..  Join us for the conversation as we speak with volunteers, members of the community, the Mayor and others about Tupper Lake and Winter 2013.. AUDIO – 093013…

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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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Harrietstown Board Approves ARTA Resolution

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The  Harrietstown Town Board made it clear Thursday Evening – They’re in favor of removing the rails in the corridor..  The Board voted to approve a resolution to that effect and while Councilwoman Nicole Meyette was not present for the vote, it appeared the board members present were in agreement on the issue.. AUDIO –…

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