Outdoors

Council Reviews Plattsburgh’s Sidewalk Clearing Policy

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Snow is melting this weekend but the topic of slippery sidewalks isn’t going away..  Especially in Plattsburgh where the City Council is deliberating on the question of how to deal with residents who are required to clear their sidewalks..  The discussion begins with Councilwoman Becky Kasper referring to the code itself as a starting point…

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Volunteers Open Big Tupper’s Summit Chair this Weekend

It’s going to be a comfortable weekend – perhaps even a virtual heat-wave which could fare well for local ski areas..  In Tupper Lake Big Tupper opens Chair Three this weekend.. In addition to the Summit Chair, Volunteers will open Chair 2 and the Mitey Mite with 15 trails on a groomed natural snow base…

Lake Colby Classic Celebrates 30 Years

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 Bob Brown is a life time member and a past President of the Saranac Lake Fish and Game Club has been one of the organizers involved in The Lake Colby Classic since it’s beginning 30 years ago. Although you do not have to be a member of the fish and game club to partake in the…

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Downtown Advisory Board Honors Ice Palace Chair Dean Baker

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The Village of Saranac Lake Downtown Advisory Board has presented a Certificate of Appreciation to the Ice Palace Workers Local 101 – the group of volunteers who contribute time and talents to the building of Saranac Lake’s annual Winter Carnival Ice Palace on the shores of Lake Flower. Each February, the Ice Palace is the…

K&J – Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Parade

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Spectators at the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Parade on Saturday are in high spirits.. and it’s no wonder with the weather accommodating and the participants going all out to impress this year’s winter carnival court.. Lynn Heidi is one of the Parade Judges, She was chosen to present the awards following the parade.. The Saranac…

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A Snowy Beginning to the Torch Run – This Morning in Tupper Lake

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With the Empire State Winter Games only a day away, The Official Torch will make it’s way from Tupper Lake through Saranac Lake and then into the Community of Lake Placid for the Opening Ceremonies of the Games which will be held in the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena at the Olympic Center.. Michel Clement is…

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The Max Moore Memorial Tree House

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If you’ve ever wondered about building a tree house in your backyard, There’s a plan in the works on the SaranacRiver in Plattsburgh to build a Universally Accessible tree house for all to enjoy… It’s named after local pediatrician Dr Heidi Moore’s late wheelchair bound son Max who always wanted to play in a tree…

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K&J – Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Coronation

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Kicks off with a special event sponsored every year by the Women’s Civic Chamber – It’s the Coronation of the Carnival Royalty and this year we arrived a little early and spoke with a few of the women in charge of this year’s festivities.. In the K&J show today, we’re…

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Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Schedule

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 30 3 p.m. – North Country Community College Training for Fry Pan and Snow Ball Toss* (NCCC Soccer Field (across from Sparks Athletic Facility) 5:30 p.m. – 15th Annual Past Royalty Mixer and Dinner (Red Fox Restaurant, $, call 518-891-1286 for reservations) FRIDAY, JANUARY 31 4 p.m. – High Tea* (Left Bank Café,…

Petrova Winter Carnival

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The Petrova Winter Carnival is sponsored every year by the Petrova Parents Club – Zoe Smith is the President of the club and to coin a phrase this year’s event turned out to be a cake walk..The event itself takes place at Petrova Elementary School every year in the Gym and in the Elementary Cafeteria..…

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Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Royalty –

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King Jeffrey Branch Jeffrey (Jeff) Branch-Member Of Elks Lodge• Knights of Columbus• Served on Government Restructuring Committee• Serving on Comprehensive Plan Committee• Village Trustee 8 years• Deputy Mayor 2 years• Work with Tri-lakes Humane Society during yearly fund raising events.• Coach little league baseball• Coach Pal-Football• Commissioner of the Saranac Lake Youth Baseball & Softball league.•…

Keep Off The Ice

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A water main breaks on Park Street and A fire at the Number One Chinese Restaurant in Saranac Lake and a large crowd for the fireworks during weekend number one of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival..  Saranac Lake Village Trustee Tom Catillaz Directed traffic Saturday Afternoon along with Mayor Clyde Rabideau…Trustee Catillaz says it’s not…

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The Ladies Fry Pan Toss Has a New Champion

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Dianna Trummer won the Ladies Fry Pan Toss in 2013 and during this year’s Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, She won again in her age bracket but a slip of the handle cost her the championship..  Trish Wictwire is the new Champion of the Ladies Fry Pan toss with a distance of just over 34 feet..…

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Plattsburgh City Marina Plans Stalled

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Councilors in The City of Plattsburgh are slowing down on the question of developing a City Marina by the Spring of 2014…    Two resolutions both failed to get a majority of the votes, one in favor of retaining Nav marine to manage the facility and the other in favor of  Plattsburgh Boat Basin, which manages…

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A Movie and the Rotary Show

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A staple of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is the Rotary Show which ends each year with a special dance number by members of the rotary club of Saranac Lake.. This year, Village Trustee Barb Rice Says the village is adding an outdoor movie to the schedule..  Rice says the movie will start right at dusk…

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K&J – Grooming the Rails

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There’s a Snowmobile Trail system in the North Country that will take you just about anywhere you need to go.. From Lake Placid, however, the only way to get where you want to go, with a few exceptions, is to ride out to Lake Clear on the Adirondack Rail Corridor and it’s the responsibility of…

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K&J – Winter Carnival Chairman Eric Foster

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is now less than a week away and the committee has named Ursula Trudeau the Grand Marshal of the 2014 Gala Parade on February 8th. In the K&J show today, we’re speaking with the new Chairman of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, Eric Foster, about the parade, and the band…

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Fishing for the Mission – Ice Fishing Benefits North Country Mission of Hope.

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It looks like the weather is going to be perfect for The 6th Annual North Country Mission of Hope Fishing for the Mission ice Fishing Derby.. The event is being held today on Chazy Lake and on Chateguay Lake until 3pm with registration at the Chazy Lake Boat Launch. Plattsburgh City Councilman Paul OConnell has been helping to organize this event since it’s inception. “Everyone can participate, there are entries for all levels and we have door prizes for everyone who enters including a four hour fishing trip with one of the pros on Lake Champlain.” all of the proceeds from the event will benefit the North Country Mission of Hope..

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Parade Registration Deadline Approaches

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Application submission deadlines are nearing for those desiring to participate in the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Gala Parade on February 8 and those participating in sporting events during Winter Carnival which require pre-registration. Parade and sporting event applications are available online at www.saranaclakewintercarnival.com/contact/registration-forms.  Parade applications can also be picked up at the Saranac Lake Area…

Arctic Golf New to 2014 Winter Carnival

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee has introduced a new event called Arctic Golf.  The event will be held on Sunday, February 2 from 12 to 3 p.m. at the Village Park next to the State Boat Launch on River Street, which is nearby the Ice Palace. Arctic Golf is a non-competitive miniature golf event…