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Local Hotel Tops Conde Nast Awards

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It’s the survey that means the most: readers who rank a property by the experiences they have had at that hotel. Such is the nature of the Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, and for the second consecutive year, those discerning guests have placed Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid, N.Y. at the…

K&J – Learning to Curl in Saranac Lake

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Join us for the K&J show Friday Morning as we tour the newly designed “Sheets” of ice laid out end to end in the Saranac Lake Civic Center. 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.. This weekend, the…

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New Arhitectural Drawings for the Lake Flower Inn Project

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The Saranac Lake Planning Board Gets Their first look at an updated plan for the Lake Flower Inn on Wednesday evening… The Project’s Coordinator Chris Lebarge says they’ve taken a close look at some of the different historic hotels in the region and tried to pick out important design cues in the architecture.. Terence Fogarty owns…

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The Growth of Craft Brewing Comes to Saranac Lake

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Craft Brewing in the North Country, as well across New York ranac Lake into a Brew Pub and Restaurant…  Mark Gillis is Owner of Blue Line Brewery in Saranac Lake.. The plans for expansion of the current brewery include the addition of a commercial kitchen and a dining deck plus a dining area on the first…

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Regional Tourism Council Shows Growth for Saranac Lake Website

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The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism says businesses play a large part in the impact of social marketing and tourism in our region..   Saranac Lake Village Trustee Paul Van Cott says the relationship with ROOST is a powerful part of the village’s efforts to strengthen tourism.. The Presentation is followed today at 10am in the Cantwell…

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DEC Issues Draft UMP for Historic Fire Towers

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Comments Remain Open on Draft Unit Management Plans until November 15 The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released the draft unit management plans (UMPs) for the Hurricane Mountain Fire Tower Historic Area and the Saint Regis Mountain Fire Tower Historic Area, Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. The UMPs contain management proposals for…

Advances on Invasives and Renewable Energy Top Adirondack Council’s State of The Park Report

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     Many of the Adirondack Park’s environmental organizations and local governments stopped fighting one another and worked together in this year on issues of common concern, advancing agreements that better protect the park’s environment while also encouraging community development, according to the Adirondack Council’s 2013 State of the Park Report.             State of the…

Buffalo Business First Reports on North Country Schools

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Buffalo Business First Ranks 429 School Districts in Upstate New York. And Lake Placid’s Superintendent Roger Catania says their district ranks 2nd among Plattsburgh Area Schools in Academic Rank..  As for cost effectiveness – Catania says the numbers tend to reflect often the size of the districts..  Catania also congratulates two teachers in the district. Two…

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School Board Appreciation is Next Week

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The last week of October is School Board Appreciation Week..  Administrators in Lake Placid took a moment to honor each member of the board…  The certificate reads “For dedicated leadership in public education and continuing service to the children of the Lake Placid Central School District.. Each Board member was presented with their certificate and Catania…

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Vermontville’s Billy Demong Takes Ninth National Title in Lake Placid

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During the K&J Show at the Flaming Leaves Festival we spent some time with Hometown favorite Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) and he celebrated a weekend homecoming with his ninth national title at the U.S. Nordic Combined Championships in Lake Placid. Third after the morning jump, Demong posted the third fastest 10k cross country roller ski…

K&J – Ski Jumping and The Flaming Leaves Festival

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The Flaming Leaves Festival and Ski Jumping National Championships and Nordic Combined Ski Racing are all held at the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex with brews for the audience and music for the intermission. With the Olympics in Sochi Russia this winter means World Class athletes are in top shape as they prepare, including Nordic skier…

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Adirondack Council “State of the Park” to be Released Wednesday

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The Adirondack Council says it will release its 2013 State of the Park Report this Wednesday.  State of the Park is a 20-page, illustrated review of more than 100 actions taken by local, state and federal government officials, briefly explaining what they did to help or hurt the ecology and economy of the Adirondack Park over…

K&J – Lake Placid BREWFEST

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Columbus Day Weekend brings more than 30 craft brewers to the 1932 Rink at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid. Brewfest was held on Saturday from 3pm to 7pm Sponsored by Lake Placid Pub and Brewery and Adirondack Steak and Seafood. In this Extended K&J show we’ll speak with the sponsors, and find out who…

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Turnover on the Saranac Lake Adult Center Board

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The Votes are in and although somewhat hectic in the beginning, Members of the Saranac Lake Adult Center have chosen six out of the fourteen candidates for a three year term on the Center’s Board of Directors.. AUDIO – 101113 – Adult Center Board of Directors – Voting Five Board Members will remain including President…

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Govt Shutdown Impacts Adirondack Regional Airport

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The Government Shutdown is affecting more than just Washington… At the Adirondack Regional Airport, work has stopped abruptly on the repair and replacement of the VOR flight navigation system used by both Commercial Aircraft and General Aviation Flights in and out of Lake Clear.. The Unit is located in a building near the main runway…

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Congressman Owens Highlights Border Trade in Light of Shutdown

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While it seems like bipartisan cooperation is dead in Washington, there is a group of lawmakers working together to find balance between commercial and security interests on our border with Canada… Representative Bill Owens addressed the Canadian American Border Trade Alliance’s annual policy conference in Washington on Wednesday.. He says while there may be differences…

6 Seats Available on Adult Center Board

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Voting takes place today (Thursday 10/10/13) from 1pm until 2pm at the Saranac Lake Adult Center. Members of The Saranac Lake Adult Center have an opportunity to vote on their choices to fill 6 open positions on the Adult Center’s Board of Directors…  There are 14 people who have submitted their names to the membership…

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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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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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