Travel / Tourism

PIB Airport – Inaugural Flight to Atlantic City Today

The Plattsburgh International Airport says today marks the Caesars Entertainment inaugural flight from Plattsburgh to Atlantic City on Total Rewards Airlines. The Airport itself was created from the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base. The Airport is actually one of the first private sector redevelopment success stories among the military base closures in the 1990s. It’s…

City of Plattsburgh Approves Outdoor Restaurant Seating

It may be a little to cold today to think about outdoor dining in Downtown Plattsburgh, but the City Council is once again allowing local restaurants to add to their seating by creating what Councilwoman Becky Casper calls “Parklets” outside of their establishments.. “Concrete barriers may not be the best looking way to separate the…

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APA’s Excellence Award Goes to Saranac Lake 6er Program

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The Adirondack Park Agency gives the Village of Saranac Lake an Award for excellence for the Village’s “6er” initiative.. The Award comes as part of Local Government Day at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Lake Placid… Mayor Rabideau says The Saranac Lake 6er Program was created to spur local tourism.. The Program began last year…

Tom Semeraro – NCCCA Featured Artist

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There’s a new featured artist at the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts…His name is Tom Semeraro. The opening reception was Friday and his works will be on display until May in the Arts Center’s Gallery.. Tom’s photography services the Plattsburgh, Saratoga & Albany, New York areas. His new studio space is located at 376…

K&J – Broadway Reconstruction Project

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Construction on a major roadway in Saranac Lake is set to begin on Monday (April 7th, 2014) and the work is expected to continue for 10 to 12 weeks. The stretch of Broadway from Bloomingdale Avenue to the River (Past the Post Office, The Adirondack Daily Enterprise, First Niagara Bank) will be torn up to…

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K&J – Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon

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Today in the K&J Show, we sit down with Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon as he settles into his new office..  literally…  The walls are somewhat bare as he considers a new paint scheme and the historic pictures he’d like to include in the new decor. We’ll talk about the waterfront and some of the possibilities…

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Basin Program Seeks Boat Launch Stewards

The Lake Champlain Basin program is going into their 8th year of the boat launch steward program and Meg Modley, Aquatic Species Management Coordinator says she is looking for help. Modely says last year they had ten stewards working boat launch sites around Lake Champlain between Memorial Day and Labor Day. They collect survey information about…

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Hotels Going Green at Paul Smith’s College

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The Paul Smith’s College Hospitality Club is hosting a panel discussion, with four hotel and resort operators who will talk about green and sustainable practices in the hospitality field. Each of the panelists’ properties is certified by Audubon International’s Green Lodging Program, which accredits green hotels and resorts.  ”Audubon International has been invaluable to them…

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K&J – Maple Weekend & The Parker Maple Farm in West Chazy

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March 22-23 & 29-30, 2014 10 am-4 pm each day We all knew that Maple Weekend was a fun event for the entire family.  Now scientific research shows there’s something more to the taste of sweet, delicious maple syrup – it might just keep you healthy.  Recent studies have uncovered some significant health benefits. A University of Rhode…

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Cuomo Highlights Snowmobiling in Franklin County

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Snowmobiling in the North Country is on the Map this week following Governor Cuomo’s Visit to the region..  Our look at the activity begins with Jim McCulley who is one of the snowmobilers on hand for Governor Cuomo’s Arrival.. Governor Cuomo Arrived at the Adirondack Peak Experience and spoke with the media before he left for…

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The Adirondack Winter Challenge – A Focus on the North Country

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Governor Cuomo is Touring the North Country on a snowmobile on Sunday..  and for the second time this year he’s working to highlight the region as a destination for tourism and winter activity..  Today in the K&J show, we’re going to look into the value of a visit by the Governor to the Adirondacks and…

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Alyssa Felio Joins North Country Chamber of Commerce

Peru native, Alyssa Felio is now a member of the North Country Chamber of Commerce..  Alyssa becomes the Group Marketing Specialist for the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau in fact, and in addition to assisting in day to day marketing activities, Alyssa will lead the Visitors Bureau’s efforts in attracting groups, motorcoaches and meetings to the…

FILLING IN THE POTHOLES

It seems as though there’s a direct correlation between a winter thaw and the amount of potholes drivers have to deal with on the roads… and in the North Country, especially following a cycle of warm and then very cold, it’s as though someone purposely dug a four inch trench right in our tire tracks…

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K&J – The Big Band Bash Comes to Lake Placid Friday at 8pm

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The Lake Placid Sinfonietta is hosting a Big Band Bash Friday (February 28th) to support their free summer park concert series beginning on the Fourth of July and the following five Wednesday evenings in Mid’s Park in downtown Lake Placid. The proceeds will help close the gap between the expense of putting on these concerts…

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Plattsburgh Consolidates Comprehensive Planning

When it comes to a community vision, the City of Plattsburgh may be farther ahead on the road to success than it realizes… That’s Councilwoman Becky Kasper… She’s regularly expressed an interest in strengthening the overall vision of the city but has also been concerned about the expense which can sometimes be involved in identifying…

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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 – A Changing Paradigm for Plattsburgh’s City Council

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The City of Plattsburgh is reinventing their vision for the Dock Street Landing site and the rest of the city owned waterfront on Lake Champlain. Counselor Josh Kretzer Explains in Thursday Evening’s Work session.. “We’re hoping to join with other leaders in the region to help coordinate planning for the waterfront.” Bob Smith from Vision2Action and…

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K&J – Tupper Lake Chamber President Adam Budreau

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The Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce has been through a changing of the guard in the last 8 months and their work is focused on re-defining Destination Marketing and Tourism for the region and strengthening their mission of advocacy and support of local business…  Today on the K&J show we’ll speak with the Chamber’s new…

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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,…