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Winter Carnival Coronation Exceeds Expectations

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is now underway and so far the theme of the Groovy 60s hasn’t disappointed. Coronation began with a beautiful rendition of the Star Spangled Banner by Olivia Hunt and the invocation by the reverend Joann White. Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau proclaimed that Winter Carnival should begin and Sara the…

The 2015 Winter Carnival King and Queen

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The 2015 Winter Carnival Queen, Linda Jackson was born and raised in New Jersey. She attended Morris Hills High School in Rockaway, NJ. She Graduated from Radford University in Virginia with a degree in Primary and Elementary Education. She arrived in Saranac Lake in 1972 and has been volunteering ever since. She is a past…

From Winter Carnival Coronation Friday Night to Snowballs on Sunday..

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The Coronation of Carnival Royalty Marks the official start of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.. Doors will open at 6:45 and the coronation itself begins at 7:30pm..  We’ll be there keeping an eye on the proceedings and will be sure to tweet the announcement of this year’s King and Queen..  You can find us on…

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K&J – Previewing Winter Carnival Coronation

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Kicks off on Friday with the Coronation of Winter Carnival Royalty and it’s presented every year by the Women’s Civic Chamber. The dress rehearsal was held Wednesday night at the Harrietstown Town Hall, which is where we found the Saranac Lake WInter Carnival Court and their advisers. They were putting…

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K&J – Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau

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Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau spoke with us on Tuesday afternoon at the Village Offices in the Harrietstown Town Hall and with The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival just around the corner, Mayor Rabideau and I began by previewing the Mayor’s Snowball Toss event, which is scheduled to begin at 1pm, Sunday February 8th. Registration for…

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Hotel Saranac Sponsors Winter Carnival Gala Parade

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee announced Tuesday Morning that the Gala Parade now has a new sponsor. The Hotel Saranac is sponsoring the Gala Parade which will be held on February 14 at 1 p.m.  The parade will take place on Broadway and Main Street from Hyde’s Mobil to the Lapan Highway. The Winter Carnival Court,…

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Schedule

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This abridged schedule for the 2015 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival includes all of the activities and events during Winter Carnival February 6th through the 15th, along with some additional dates for the slide show encore and volunteer diner. We’ve highlighted some of the key elements of the 2015 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.. Some of those…

The Hotel Saranac Gets a New Home for Winter Carnival

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It appears as though The Hotel Saranac will be moving to a new location for the Duration of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival… That’s because with 20 inches of ice in each block.. This year’s Ice Palace has taken shape rather quickly and it’s been designed in honor of the Rodell Family and their decision…

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CIty of Plattsburgh Hires Sandra Geddes as Special Events Coordinator

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The City of Plattsburgh announced today that Sandra Geddes has accepted the position of Promotions and Special Events Coordinator, effective January 29, 2015.  Mrs. Geddes comes with over ten years of experience in regional fundraising and friend-raising, having spent her career with the American Cancer Society as a Relay Coordinator; with SUNY Plattsburgh as the…

Jack LaDuke Named 2015 Grand Marshal

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee has chosen Jack LaDuke as its 2015 Grand Marshal for the Gala Parade on February 14th.. Jack LaDuke was born in Keeseville, NY to French Canadian parents with a family history dating back to Quebec in the mid-17th century. Mr. LaDuke is a graduate of Admiral Farragut Academy, Toms…

Winter Carnival Ice Palace Construction Under Way

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival kicks off with Coronation of Carnival Royalty on Friday February 6th..  But Construction of this year’s Groovy Ice Palace began on Thursday with ice blocks from Pontiac Bay that were thicker than they were expecting..Dean Baker is the Chairman of the Ice Palace Committee, he says the ice ice coming…

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Ice Palace Construction Starts Thursday

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We have word from the Winter Carnival Committee that the Ice Palace Workers will begin their work on the Groovy new Ice Palace in Pontiac Bay on Thursday this week… For those of you who’ve never seen an Ice Palace under Construction.. It’s a pretty cool process.. Literally…  First Volunteers harvest ice from Pontiac Bay…

2015 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Buttons Now Available

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“Doonesbury” cartoonist Garry Trudeau has released his button design for the 2015 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. Using the Winter Carnival’s designated theme “Groovy ‘60s,” Trudeau’s illustration shows “Doonesbury” character Zonker Harris wearing a peace sign necklace while crowd surfing at a music concert. Trudeau, who was raised in Saranac Lake, has been creating the Winter…

A Spaghetti Dinner for the Winter Carnival Court

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Saranac Lake is quickly headed back into the Groovy 60s.. That’s because the unofficial kick off to The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is held Monday night at the Belvedere Restaurant..  It’s the annual Spaghetti Dinner to Benefit the Winter Carnival Court..  Saranac Lakes School Board President Clyde Baker is also an adviser to the court.…

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Winter Carnival – Grand Marshal’s Reception Scheduled

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee invites the public to the Winter Carnival Grand Marshal Reception and Royalty Dinner on Tuesday, February 10 at the Red Fox Restaurant located at 5034 Route 3 in Saranac Lake. The Grand Marshal Reception will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and is a free event to…

Winter Carnival Committee asks for King and Queen Nominations

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee is currently seeking nominations from the public for the 2015 Winter Carnival king and queen. The king and queen selection is based upon volunteerism within the community. Candidates should demonstrate a long-term and broad-based commitment to making life more livable, pleasant, and enjoyable – both for the people who…

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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The Polar Plunge… Into Lake Champlain for Special Olympics

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The Polar Plunge at the City Beach raises more than $50,000 for the cause. Join WNBZ on Monday for the K&J show. We’ll be speaking with Burlington’s Mayor Miro Weinberger about the Mayor’s Cup Challenge. We also hear from organizers of the event who are also working on new initiatives with our trading partners across the country.…

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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…