Regional Events

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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K&J – Rugby Weekend – Sunday’s Finals in Bloomingdale

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Rugby Weekend comes to a close with the division finals in Bloomingdale on Sunday and that’s where we caught up with several of the teams and their coaches, in fact, we’re talking to Members of the Committee, Players, Families, and Spectators all here for the final matches of the weekend.. K&J – 080414 – Rugby…

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K&J – Rugby Weekend extra – Team Photos

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A big day on Sunday behind the Bloomingdale Fire Department.. The baseball fields converted into one Rugby field with several hundred spectators.. as the championship matches are played in each division. These photos are some additional pictures taken during the course of the day and during our interviews of teams and their coaches..

2nd Annual Quad Rugby Comes to NCCC Gym Today

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The CanAm Rugby Tournament is hosting the 2nd Annual Quad Rugby Tournament for Thursday, July 31st and Friday, August 1st at the 41st Annual CanAm Rugby Tournament in Saranac Lake. Quad rugby, aka Wheelchair Rugby, features paralympic athletes who deliver the intensity, determination, and physical exertion/entertainment rugby is legendary for. It is the very game…

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Investigating the “IRONMAN Experience

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As IRONMAN weekend approaches, we focus today on The Ironman Experience Committee.. under the umbrella of the Lake Placid Business Association, which has been working to enhance the event experience for attendees and locals by raising awareness of the benefits this event brings to the region. “The economic impact of this event does not end…

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K&J – Can Am Rugby & The Mountaineers

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IRONMAN Weekend is kicking into high gear and over 2,500 athletes will take to the course in Lake Placid on Sunday… and then Can Am Rugby takes over as more than 100 teams converge on the Adirondacks… We caught up with two of the teams getting ready for the event.. The Men’s and Women’s Mountaineers.. Practicing…

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CVPH Foundation – Mayor’s Cup Bike Ride Raises $2,500

The Foundation of CVPH Medical Center’s Mayor’s Cup Bike Ride held Sunday, July 13, raised $2,500 for the CVPH Travel Fund. The fund assists income eligible North Country residents who need to travel outside the area for care not provided at CVPH Medical Center. We’ve Posted more on our website at WNBZ.com Thank you to…

K&J – IRONMAN Weekend Approaches

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Every year, IRONMAN volunteer captains gather at the annual Captain’s Dinner. In 2013, they gathered in the Armstrong Room at High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid. We caught up with many of them and asked about their units.. and we hear some great stories about past IRONMAN events. We’ll also speak with Race Director Greg…

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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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Laura Chapot wins the $100,000 Woodlea Farms Adirondack Grand Prix

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Lake Placid, New York-July 12, 2014-Laura Chapot of Neshanic Station, NJ, and Quointreau Un Prince won the $100,000 Woodlea Farms Adirondack Grand Prix Saturday to culminate the inaugural Adirondack Horse Show, Presented by Sea Shore Stables. Chapot was one of four entries from the starting field of 19 to reach the jump-off by riding without…

K&J – The 37th Annual Mayor’s Cup Regatta & Festival

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A busy weekend for Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon, back and forth between the Mayor’s Cup Regatta and the festival downtown.. and inside Today’s K&J show, we’ll talk about the event and we’ll find out whether or not he’s going to have to travel to Burlington for their Mid Winter Dip in Lake Champlain if the…

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Mayor’s Cup 2014 – Mayor Calnon’s Boat Wins Mayor’s Cup

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The Battle between Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon and Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger during berger is heating up on the water today during the Mayor’s Cup.. Each has chosen their respective boat, one from Burlington and one from Plattsburgh.. about halfway through the race, Plattsburgh was ahead by a boat length.. It could be close at…

Strand adds to Mayors Cup Weekend

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Plattsburgh’s Mayor’s Cup is once again becoming a multi faceted event, Today for example, The Schedule includes Mayor’s Cup Kayak Day at the City Docks, live music through the day at the McDonough Monument.. which is open by the way, for self guided tours and the Strand Theater has become an active participant in the…

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K&J – The 8th Annual Mayor’s Cup Boat Parade of Lights

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Today on the K&J show we’re going to tell the story of a somewhat unique event called the Mayor’s Cup Boat Parade of Lights which is now in it’s 8th year and the brainchild of the Sunrise Rotary.. This year, The Strand Theater adds Live Music on their Lawn and Plattsbrugh’s Mayor Jim Calnon has…

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37th Mayor’s Cup Festival Gets Underway Tonight

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Mayor’s Cup events kick off this afternoon at 5:30pm on Brinkerhoff Street in Plattsburgh with an outdoor concert on the lawn at the North Country Cultural Center For the Arts.. That’s Followed by The Stowaways on the Waterfront at the City Docks and then by the 8th Annual Boat Parade of Lights at dusk.. Jake…

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