Battle of Plattsburgh

City Council Renames Bridge Street Bridge “Veterans Bridge”

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The Bridge Street Bridge in Plattsburgh has a new name this morning… It’s now going to be called Veterans Bridge..  Councilor Paul O’Connell says he was approached by Lenny LaValley several months ago about the idea and thought it would be a great opportunity to honor and thank Veterans in the city. The City Council…

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Plattsburgh’s Councilors May Rename Bridge Street Bridge

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The Bridge Street Bridge in Plattsburgh may have a new name in coming weeks..  Lanny LaValley has been leading a movement to rename the bridge to the “Veterans Memorial Bridge” Lanny himself is a veteran of the Vietnam war. He’s been speaking with the councilors about the possibility and he’s been feeling as though the…

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Booth, Vancour Recognized for their Service

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On Saturday, Congressman Bill Owens presented flags and Congressional Record prints to Sara Louise Stevens Booth, Christopher “Kit” Booth and Gary Ralph VanCour for the remarkable growth and success of the Battle of Plattsburgh celebration during their many years of leadership. In recognition of their efforts, Rep. Owens awarded the organizers with American flags that…

K&J – Revisiting the Battle of Plattsburgh Gala Parade

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It was a weekend in Plattsburgh filled with activities, re-enactments, and the bi-centennial commemoration of the Battle of Plattsburgh… One of the best ways to get a feel for the pulse of a community is to attend the parade.. In Plattsburgh on Saturday, it was a little windy and a little wet but that didn’t…

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American Legion Welcome & Fireworks

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The American Legion Post 1619, in conjunction with the Battle of Plattsburgh on Thursday Night sponsored a very special welcome and Bi Centennial memorial ceremony at Clinton Community College, followed by a concert from the Adirondack Jazz Orchestra, made up of local professional musicians and music teachers.. if you have students in music programs around…

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K&J – Canada’s View of the Battle of Plattsburgh

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Today on the K&J Show we’re going to take a look at the Battle of Plattsburgh from the Canadian Point of View. On our program today, we’ve found the skipper of the ship which will become the Confiance in the re-enactment of the Battle of Plattsburgh on Sunday. His name is Paul Wilcott. The re-enactment…

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Riverside Ceremony Highlights National Friendships

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A memorial at the Riverside Cemetery in Plattsburgh highlights the importance of a friendship among neighbors who fought long ago..  and remembers those who died and are buried in the cemetery from all sides of the war of 1812..  This memorial at Riverside Cemetery is just one of many events of course and there’s no…

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Remembering the Unknown at the Old Post Cemetery

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A Memorial at the Old Post Cemetery on Wednesday evening honors the Unknowns.. The event is sponsored by the Lake Champlain Chapter of the American Military Retirees Association.. Kathy Bombgard is President of the Lake Champlain Chapter of the American Military Retirees.. She’s joined at the ceremony by the Group’s Vice President Steven Wood and…

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K&J – Clinton Community College Marks the Battle of Plattsburgh Bi-Centennial

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Today is September 11th.. and while we take time to remember those who died in the 9-11 terror attacks 13 years ago, we’re also looking back at September 11th, 1814.. Which marks the 200th Anniversary of The Battle of Plattsburgh… The Battle which ended the final invasion of the northern states during the War of…

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Re-Enacting the Battle of Plattsburgh

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2014 Marks the Bicentennial Commemoration of the Battle of Plattsburgh.. An event of historic proportions.. In September of 1814, More than 10,000 British Soldiers invaded Northern New York from Canada while their Royal Navy advanced along Lake Champlain.. The goal was to reach New York City and perhaps divide an infant nation in two.. But…

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War of 1812 Quilts on display during Battle of Plattsburgh

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The Centennial Celebration of the Battle of Plattsburgh is headed into the weekend of parades and re-enactments with activities through the entire week… One of those activities is the War of 1812 Quilt Exhibit in the City Hall Rotunda.. The War of 1812 Quilt Exhibit will be on display at City hall every day from 10am…

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K&J – Touring The War of 1812 Museum (PART TWO)

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In part two of our tour of the War of 1812 Museum we head into The Allan S. Everest Interpretive Center, a permanent exhibit located within the War of 1812 Museum on Washington Rd on the Museum Campus. The exhibits chronologically recount the events of the battles at Plattsburgh within the context of the War…

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Shawna Armstrong wins Battle of Plattsburgh ARTWays Project

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Friday evening the Strand Center for the Arts and the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau unveiled the winner of the fourth round, “Battle of Plattsburgh Bicentennial” in its Adirondack Coast ARTWays Project. Focused on the region’s unlikely defeat of the British on September 11, 1814, nine entries were submitted and one winner chosen. Shawna Armstrong took…

K&J – Touring the War of 1812 Museum in Plattsburgh

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We’re taking a tour of the War of 1812 Museum in Plattsbugh…  With special thanks to Dave Deno, the Museum’s new Manager, and the President of the Battle of Plattsburgh Association, Keith Herkalo..  While the K&J show usually isn’t limited in time, our tour of the museum and the ensuing conversation took us well over an…

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Commemorating The Battle of Plattsburgh

The Adirondack Coast along Lake Champlain hosts an annual series of reenactments, historic tours, family-friendly Adirondack events and performances to commemorate the Battle of Plattsburgh, the decisive battle in the War of 1812. A True Story of David and Goliath In September of 1814, more than 10,000 British regulars, many fresh from victories in the…

Battle of Plattsburgh Committee Co-Chairs Bid Farewell after 200th

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The two co-chairs of the Battle of Plattsburgh Committee, Kit Booth and Greg Vancour say they’ve decided to call it quits after the Bicentennial Commemoration. Both Co-Chairs will be stepping down following the completion of this year’s event which is turning out to be much larger than years past. At a press conference Thursday, the…

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A New Flag is Coming for City Hall

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The Battle of Plattsburgh will have one more event this year.. and that’s because Mayor Calnon has replaced the old flagpole at City Hall with a new more modern version in a different location closer to the building and away from the trees.. Mayor Calnon says he hopes to dedicate the new flag and the new…

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Ianelli Award Recipient Discusses Battle of Plattsburgh

With Mayor’s Cup now behind us the recipient of the Ianelli Award Kit Booth begins final preparations for the Bi-Centennial Commemoration of the Battle of Plattsburgh which gets underway August 30th with more than two weeks of events leading up to live re-enactments on September 13th and 14th.. Kit and Sally Booth were the recipients of…

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K&J – Plattsburgh’s 4th of July Parade

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On the K&J Show today we’re helping to extend the holiday weekend and if you didn’t get enough of the Fourth of July over the weekend.. We decided to spend some time at the City Docks in Plattsburgh as floats in the fourth of July Parade were getting ready to make their way into downtown… Our…

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A Full Week of Activities for the Battle of Plattsburgh Bicentennial

The Adirondack Coast along Lake Champlain hosts an annual series of reenactments, historic tours, family-friendly Adirondack events and performances to commemorate the Battle of Plattsburgh, the decisive battle in the War of 1812. A True Story of David and Goliath In September of 1814, more than 10,000 British regulars, many fresh from victories in the…