Outdoors

Mayor’s Cup Artist’s Market Moves to Monument

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You probably know that every year The Strand Center for the Arts holds their annual Mayor’s Cup Artist Market during Mayor’s Cup weekend…  What you might not know is that This Year…  it’s moving…   Christina Elliot is the Curator of the Arts Gallery at the Strand and we caught up with her Thursday afternoon to…

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Work on Hawkins Hall Pond Resumes at SUNY Plattsburgh

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Work on Hawkins Hall Pond has resumed after a winter hiatus that left folks asking when the fence would be down and the beauty of the area restored.The answer, according to Rick Larche, capital project manager at SUNY Plattsburgh, is by the start of the fall 2015 semester. “Crews have remobilized back to the site…

DEC’s Free Boating Course May 30th, 31st

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The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is offering a free two-day boater safety course at its Region 5 headquarters in Ray Brook on May 30 and 31. Anyone born after May 1, 1996 must pass an approved boater safety course to legally operate a motor boat. The Safe Boating Course teaches the fundamentals of safe…

Strand Puts out Call for Mayor’s Cup Artist Market

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The Strand Center for the Arts is planning the Mayor’s Cup 2015 Artist Market, where local artists and crafters may display and sell their fine-art work. Registration for vendors is now open for this event, which will take place Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm during Mayor’s Cup Weekend on the front…

K&J – Touring Plattsburgh’s Vibrant New Marina

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Members of Plattsburgh’s City Council and Department Heads toured the new City Marina Building on Thursday afternoon..  Councilman Mike Kelly says the Marina is just one more statement about the community. “I am so impressed by what we’ve done here,” Kelly commented, “I would be so nice to be able to dock your boat here…

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Saranac Lake’s Skate Park Begins to Takes Shape

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In Saranac Lake, Work on the Skate Park behind Community Bank in the center of town continues..  and Rich Shapiro, who has been helping to organize the work until the completed project is handed over to the village, says the skate park is beginning to take shape… and much of the finishing work will begin…

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Cuomo Extends Ban on Residential Burning Through May 21st

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State has extended the ban on residential brush burning until May 21 due to continued dry conditions across the state. Open burning of debris is the largest single cause of spring wildfires in the state. In addition, the high fire danger burn ban prohibits outdoor fires, such…

Plattsburgh Kayaking Class Registration Now Open

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The Town of Plattsburgh has opened pre-registration for kayak lessons which will be available to all active adults and seniors who are residents in the Town of Plattsburgh..  The first Kayak trip will be on Thursday June 4 from 5:30 – 7 PM.  Kayaking will begin at the Cadyville Beach and instruction will be provided…

Kiwanis Club to Kick Off Cycle Adirondacks

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For the past several years, the Saranac Lake Kiwanis Club has been running the Pat Stratton Memorial Ride, a 15-year tradition honoring the “bicycling plumber,” a beloved member of the community. And this year it happens on Saturday, August 22, just as Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Cycle Adirondacks riders are gathering in Saranac Lake for an August 23-29 road…

Official Lake Placid Ice Out Results

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We have the official winners of the Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service’s Ice Out.. Ice Meisters Tom Mason… Ben, Marty and Mary Shubert and Brian Bliss have declared Lake Placid’s ice officially out as of Friday, May 1st, 2015 at 3:21 PM as they could navigate around the lake and thru the straights. Lake Placid…

ROOST bidding for 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships

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The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism in Lake Placid says the community has placed a bid to host the 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Championships.. A half Ironman distance competition that welcomes more than 4,500 athletes and their family and friends from over 90 countries. Lake Placid is one of 40 potential North American Host Region representatives…

City Council Considers Possible Expansion of Farmers Market

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Plattsburgh’s City Council continues to look at ways to support an expanded Farmers Market in Downtown…   Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong says she’s had a lot of feedback concerning how the farmers market might expand..  and she’s hoping to spark a discussion about the contract and some of the issues related to the market, including the limitations…

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K&J – The Fifth Annual DAFFEST is This Weekend

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The DAFFEST Derby is fast approaching.. In fact DAFFEST seems to have arrived very quickly this year.. It begins Friday night in the Harrietstown Town Hall and today on the K&J show, we’ll be talking with two of the organizers..  Bob Bevilacqua. He’s in charge of the Derby itself which happens on Saturday. And Cherrie…

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Skateboard Park May Finally Become a Reality

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Spring in the North Country finally brings the potential completion of the Skate Park in Saranac Lake..  The project began more than 10 years ago and if the DPW can find time to finish the foundation it looks like there may be a new place for skateboarders come early summer..  Rich Shapiro is one of…

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New Kayak / Canoe Storage Racks Coming to Cadyville Beach

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The Town of Plattsburgh is exploring new ways to offer access to the town’s waterways.. And   New this year,  Parks and Recreation Director Melanie Defayette says they’ve installed a kayak and canoe storage rack at the Cadyville Beach on Route 3. The concept is for users to provide their own method of locking their boat…

Lake Placid Horse Shows Confirm Three Week Summer Schedule

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The Lake Place Horse Shows announce that Sea Shore Stables, LLC will once again be title sponsor of three weeks of action-packed hunter-jumper competition, with Devoucoux, Equine Insurance Services/Great American and Woodlea Farms all stepping up to sponsor Lake Placid’s three featured Grand Prix classes! With the support of the horse shows’ sponsors, the 2015…

Council Adopting Bass Fishing Conservation Plan for Tournaments

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The City of Plattsburgh has decided to implement a conservation plan focused on Bass fishing Tournaments on Lake Champlain. In a resolution The City says ACVB and the City annually host the largest number of professional bass tournaments on the lake all of which are catch and release tournaments..  They also acknowledge the importance of…

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Happy Easter Egg Hunting

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It was a little cold this year for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt at CVPH but despite the cold weather and the snow.. nearly 350 children waited on the sidewalk above the Front Lawn at CVPH until 10am sharp… Hal Merrill is an employee at CVPH, in fact He’s been at CVPH for 32 years. “We…

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CVPH Foundation Special Events Coordinator Michelle Senecal

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The CVPH Annual Easter Egg Hunt takes place tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. sharp.. It happens every year on the front lawn at CVPH and is sponsored by the Foundation of CVPH..  The event is free and open to children in second grade and younger. AUDIO – 040315 – CVPH Annual Easter Egg Hunt is…

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Lake Placid Ambulance Ice Out Extended to April 15th

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The Deadline for Purchasing Tickets for the 24th annual Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service Ice Out Benefit has been extended… It was originally set for April 1st, but because of the substantial amount of ice this year they’ve extended the deadline to April 15th.. The criteria for marking the ice out on Mirror Lake is…