Outdoors

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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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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First “Cycle Adirondacks” Planned for August 2015

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In the shadow of the 90 Mile Adirondack Canoe Classic this weekend, A group of cyclists is traveling from community to community in the Adirondacks to prepare for a week long event for what they expect will include close to 600 bikers..  “There are a lot of rides out there that we call tours for…

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Stretch Your Summer at the City Beach Saturday

The Plattsburgh Recreation Department is helping residents stretch out their summer at the City Beach..  The City taking the opportunity to provide a preview of the proposed development plans for the Lake Champlain waterfront and is looking for input from stakeholders..  In order to accomplish their goals..  The Recreation Department is inviting everyone to spend…

Cycle Adirondacks Plans fun “Test Ride” Tonight at 6pm

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The Wildlife Conservation Society is building an event called Cycle Adirondacks and inviting community members and their families to join its organizational team on a fun bicycle ride through Saranac Lake this evening… The community bike ride will begin at 6pm at the Berkeley Green in downtown Saranac Lake and circle Moody Pond before returning to the…

Wild Center Announces Major Property Acquisition

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The Wild Center has announced the acquisition of 50 acres of Raquette River front property made possible by a group of supporters. The new acquisition adjoins the Center’s current 31-acre site and includes significant river-frontage on the Raquette River, a seasonal building and wetland habitat. “This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for The Wild Center,” said…

Cuomo; “Whiteface Highway an International Attraction”

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The Whiteface Memorial Highway is getting a face-lift, so to speak… No, not the “Facelift” that carries skiers up to mid station… The kind that improves the retention walls, repairs frost heaves and ultimately gives this national tourist attraction new pavement from start to finish…   Phillip Eng is the Executive Deputy Commissioner for the New…

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Village Trustee Rowing for the LDC

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The Saranac Lake Local Development Corporation (SLLDC) is putting an oar in the water to build its revitalization fund with the solo guideboat entry into the 90-miler by  its chairman, Paul Van Cott.  “We sent out an appeal letter to 300 members of the Saranac Lake community in July and have raised nearly $7,000 so…

Searching for “Sliders” in Plattsburgh

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The First Weekend’s Committee in Plattsburgh is wrapping up their summer of events with an art walk on Friday September 5th and instead of up on City Hall Place, Saturday’s activities during the first weekend of September will be held at the Macdonough Monument Park.. with a free concert by the band Lucid..   At the…

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K&J Show – The Adirondack Canoe Classic – 30 years of 90 milers

ADIRONDACK CANOE CLASSIC CELEBRATES 30TH YEAR Join us as we speak with Brian McDonnell from the Adirondack Watershed Alliance! K&J – RE-AIR – 090412 – Brian McDonnell – Adirondack Canoe Classic – 90 Miler  The Adirondack Canoe Classic, better know as “The 90 Miler,” starts in Old Forge every September… In 2012 we spoke with…

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Plattsburgh’s “Most Dedicated” Youngsters Receive Awards

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Several participants in the Town of Plattsburgh’s Summer Youth Baseball and Softball program are recognized for their outstanding commitment and sportsmanship during the season.. Erin Pangborn is The Town’s Recreation Program Coordinator… “These players are leaders by their example and that is why the recreation department recognizes them for their dedication to the sport through…

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Mold Remediation Begins at City Waterfront

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If Plattsburgh’s Mayor has his way, there WILL be a marina at the City docks come spring 2015..  Until then, there’s still work to be done, however slowly it’s getting out of the starting gate…  and so the next step in the process.. getting rid of the mold in the building..  Plattsburgh’s City Engineer is…

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Disk Golf at Cadyville Park

The Adirondack Disc Golf Association is hosting Chains for Charity III this coming Saturday.. at the Cadyville Disc Golf Course.  The tournament will support Sierra Reynolds, who is from Altona, New York.  Sierra has been battling kidney disease since she contracted e-coli at the age of 2.  She has been through numerous surgeries, but most…

K&J – DEC Wilderness Technician Ben Tabor on Nusiance Bears

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The number of reports of nuisance bears targeting more populated areas in July increases noticeably over May and June.. and Today in the K&J Show, we’re speaking with Ben Tabor who is a Wildlife Technician at the DEC in Raybrook…  We caught up with Ben at “Colby Camp” which is a weekly summer camp for…

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K&J – 500 Acres of Bison.. In Vermontville

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If you’re looking for a home where the Buffalo Roam, You may want to head to Vermontville because there are a growing number of Buffalo Roaming wild on the Norman Ridge Road at the Edgley Farm… Which is where we found ourselves on Monday during a visit by Congressman Bill Owens with owners Ron and…

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Skate Park Construction Delayed by Two Weeks

It appears breaking ground on the new Skate Park behind community Bank in Saranac Lake will be delayed another week pending a final review of insurance documents which the contract requires…   Right now, the Skate Park Committee has met all of the requirements of the contract with one exception, they have bids out to insurance…

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EVP Volleyball at City Beach

The City of Plattsburgh welcomes The EVP Beach Volleyball Tour, to the City Beach on Lake Champlain for the 2014 Adirondack Coast Pro-Am. This Beach Volleyball Tour has been hosting vents since 1994.. Tomorrow is a culmination of Volley Kids Camps which took place through the past week and workshops for older athletes looking to…

Cuomo, Shumlin Tie in Adirondack Whitewater Challenge

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo held the 2014 Adirondack Challenge over the weekend, an exciting afternoon to highlight the summer tourism opportunities in the region, including outdoor activities such as rafting and fly fishing. The event, held in Indian Lake, attracted elected officials, tourism industry leaders and summer enthusiasts to Upstate New York. In today’s award…

Plattsburgh “Ward Walks” Begin Monday Morning

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The Plattsburgh Renewal Project and the Plattsburgh City School District’s Health Committee are sponsoring “WARD WALKS” through the City of Plattsburgh and This morning’s “WARD WALK” kicked off at 6am in Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong’s Ward… It will continue in Ward One this week and then move on through each Ward for Six Weeks of walking…

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Wake Up to A Weekend of Wooden Canoes

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Sunrise brings the final weekend of the 35th anniversary of the The Wooden Canoe Heritage Association, a non-profit membership organization devoted to preserving, studying, building, restoring, and using wooden and bark canoes, and to disseminating information about canoeing heritage throughout the world. Each year, the association’s annual heritage festival is held at Paul Smith’s College which…