Travel / Tourism

A Special First Weekend for Plattsburgh in June

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Spring has sprung, and that means the start of another season for First Weekends in Plattsburgh!  The first weekend of every month, from June until September, First Weekends in Plattsburgh hosts a series of family oriented events Fridays and Saturdays. The First Weekends Art Walk continues Friday night, June 5th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm…

Veterans Bridge to be Dedicated Saturday

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The City of Plattsburgh is going to officially rename The Bridge Street bridge tomorrow at 11am with a special dedication ceremony in honor of Veterans throughout Clinton County… In December last year…The City Council approved a resolution to rename the bridge to the Veteran’s Bridge…  Ward 4 Councilor Paul O’Connell has been spearheading the effort and…

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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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Plattsburgh’s Veteran’s Bridge Dedication this Weekend

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The City of Plattsburgh will hold the dedication of the Bridge Street bridge on Saturday, May 23 at 11a.m. The dedication will take place at the Bridge Street bridge.  The dedication program includes local Veteran groups, Post 912, Post 20, US Air Force and musical performances by Police Pipes & Drums of Plattsburgh, Mitch Willette…

Songs At Mirror Lake Ready for 10th Anniversary

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The Songs at Mirror Lake Music Series is held at 7:00PM on seven Tuesdays throughout the summer at Mid’s Park on Main Street, Lake Placid.  This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Songs at Mirror Lake Music Series.  As a celebration of some of the great music that has been offered through this free…

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…

“Parklet” Fees in Plattsburgh Going Back to Downtown

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You may have noticed that Outdoor Parklets are in full operation in Downtown Plattsburgh..  Those are the concrete barriers that quarden off one or two parking spaces.. Typically used by the downtown restaurants for outdoor dining..  This year, the City Council charged a nominal fee for those parking spaces and Mayor Calnon recently announced that…

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DEC Finalizing Plans for Meacham Lake Boat Launch

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DEC Regional Director Robert Stegemann says The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has released a draft unit management plan (UMP) amendment for the Meacham Lake Campground that would enhance lake access for fishing and boating. “Consistent with Governor Cuomo’s NY Open for Fishing and Hunting initiative, DEC is working to create and…

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DEC Proposes Upgrade to Meacham Lake Boat Launch

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DEC Regional Director Robert Stegemann says The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has released a draft unit management plan (UMP) amendment for the Meacham Lake Campground that would enhance lake access for fishing and boating. “Consistent with Governor Cuomo’s NY Open for Fishing and Hunting initiative, DEC is working to create and…

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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North Country Honor Flight Heads to Washington on Saturday

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Veterans of World War II and the Korean war will be flying to Washington this weekend to visit their respective war memorials… The trip is sponsored by North Country Honor Flight.. North Country Honor Flight is continuously reaching out to veterans, especially World War Two Veterans who are interested in visiting their memorial in Washington..  if…

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K&J – Sunrise Rotary Updates Plans for 2015 Mayor’s Cup

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With Spring…. and Summer in the air… Boaters are itching to get back on the water and one of the bigger events on Lake Champlain is Plattsburgh’s Mayor’s Cup… And July 9th is not too far away at this point….  In anticipation of this year’s Mayor’s Cup Regatta and Festival, The Sunrise Rotary Club continues…

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There are Two Sides to Every Beach Proposal

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There’s still work to be done on the question of returning the beach to Lake Flower in Saranac Lake… Village Trustee Paul VanCott says they’ve been working on one specific project that will become part of the final application to the Department of Health…  One of the organizers of the Lake Flower Beach Return is…

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Adirondack Coast Chair Tour Starts in Beekmantown Today

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The Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau is excited to announce the return of the #AdirondackCoastChair. The chair, decorated with an Adirondack Coast theme, was painted by local artist Lynn Lecuyer and features a basket of fun Adirondack Coast props. The #AdirondackCoastChair will be traveling throughout the area to various attractions and events from May to October.…

Trustee Paul Van Cott; “Bed Tax Good for Saranac Lake”

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Bed Tax Legislation that passed the Assembly on Tuesday is now headed to the state Senate.. The Legislation if passed, would give Franklin County the authority to enact a tax for hotel/motel visitors so that it can fund county-wide tourism promotion efforts.. Saranac Lake Village Trustee Paul VanCott thanked Assemblywoman Janet Duprey for helping to…

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…

Save A Life Tour Arrives Friday at Lake Placid High School

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This week is Arrive Alive Week at Lake Placid High School.  The week highlights the negatives of drunk driving leading up to the Lake Placid High School prom. This year a major focus will be the Save A Life Tour on Friday, May 8th. The Save A Life Tour is a comprehensive high impact safe…

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…

Saturday – Jean Arthur Day in Plattsburgh

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Tomorrow is a special day for a prominent resident of Plattsburgh… Jean Arthur was born in the Lake City October 17th, in 1900… And Saturday is Jean Arthur Day in Plattsburgh.. Jean was a successful actress and film star in the 1930s and 40s with feature roles in three Frank Capra films: “Mr. Deeds Goes…

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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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