Travel / Tourism

Historic Saranac Lake Hires Public Programs Coordinator

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Historic Saranac Lake says thay’ve hired Chessie Monks who is going to serve as the new Public Programs Coordinator for the Saranac Laboratory Museum. Monks is a trained archivist, and brings experience working with collections and museums..  The organization plans to use her experience to make Saranac Lake history accessible to school groups, local organizations,…

Plattsburgh Council Considers More Regulations for Public Transportation

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The City of Plattsburgh has begun looking at the system of public transportation in and around their local neighborhoods.. and as Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon says.. Taxis are a big part of the puzzle.. but not as well managed, as they could be..  Most of their regulations, for example revolve around the drivers, and there…

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K&J – The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Parade

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Today we’re going to look back on the Gala Winter Carnival Parade, one of the major events during the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival which highlights the second weekend of the celebration. Every year, the parade lineup begins under the Mobil sign on Broadway in Saranac Lake. The Chairman of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is…

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K&J – Lake Flower Lodge Developer Chris LeBarge

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Another Public Hearing is now just ten days away for the public to air their feelings about a proposed 93 room Destination Resort Hotel known as the Lake Flower Lodge… Chris Lebarge is one of the developers of the project and joins us today in the K&J Show here on WNBZ.. On Monday, The Village Board…

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Plattsburgh’s City Council says “Think Summer”

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Since it’s going to be so cold this weekend, we thought it might be appropriate to think about summer for a moment..  Especially since Plattsburgh’s City Council Thursday evening agreed that the Parade on the Fourth of July might be well served to stay with the new route they designed last year to accommodate the…

K&J – Winter Carnival Rotary Show

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The Director of this year’s Winter Carnival Rotary Variety Show Dancers may be a little under the weather come Tomorrow Night…  But the show must go on, so to speak. And it will. In fact tickets are still on sale and available at Post Office Pharmacy and Ampersound just to name a few of the…

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K&J – Winter Carnival’s Grand Marshall Jack LaDuke

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We spoke with the King and the Queen at the Grand Marshall’s reception on Tuesday evening…   The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Grand Marshall Jack LaDuke was also at the Red Fox for the reception followed by the Royalty Dinner. Both are a tradition of Winter Carnival where all of the Winter Carnival Royalty and…

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Public Hearing Set for Lake Flower Lodge

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The Village of Saranac Lake is holding a second public hearing to discuss adjustments to the Zoning Laws which would allow the Lake Flower Lodge Project to move forward…  The developers, given the go ahead by the village would begin working with the Planning Board and other permitting agencies in hopes of receiving a final…

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K&J – Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Coronation

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Today we’re going to look back at an event that kicks off the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival every year.. It’s the Coronation of Winter Carnival Court sponsored by the Women’s Civic Chamber..  Coronation is the event every year where we find out the names of the Winter Carnival King and Queen… but before we get…

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The Ladies Fry Pan Toss

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If there’s one event that has made headlines ever since it became a part of the first weekend of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.. It’s the Ladies Fry Pan Toss.. and over the years, there have been several different styles of throw and many different winners in each of the classes.. This year is no…

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The Petrova Winter Carnival

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival provides opportunities for organizations in the community to add their own touches to the larger whole and on Saturday one of those organizations is the Petrova Parents Club.. The Petrova Winter Carnival is held on the first Saturday of Winter Carnival.. with a book sale, and fun activities in the Cafeteria…

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Winter Carnival Coronation Exceeds Expectations

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is now underway and so far the theme of the Groovy 60s hasn’t disappointed. Coronation began with a beautiful rendition of the Star Spangled Banner by Olivia Hunt and the invocation by the reverend Joann White. Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau proclaimed that Winter Carnival should begin and Sara the…

From Winter Carnival Coronation Friday Night to Snowballs on Sunday..

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The Coronation of Carnival Royalty Marks the official start of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.. Doors will open at 6:45 and the coronation itself begins at 7:30pm..  We’ll be there keeping an eye on the proceedings and will be sure to tweet the announcement of this year’s King and Queen..  You can find us on…

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ESWG Torch Run Moves into Lake Placid / Opening Ceremonies

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Three days of torch running, starting Tuesday this week are serving as an appropriate opening for the annual Empire State Winter Games (ESWG). The event is set for Feb. 5-8 at venues in Lake Placid, Wilmington, Saranac Lake and Paul Smiths.  The torch run has been sponsored for the past five years by Stewart’s Shops. Runners and…

K&J – Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau

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Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau spoke with us on Tuesday afternoon at the Village Offices in the Harrietstown Town Hall and with The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival just around the corner, Mayor Rabideau and I began by previewing the Mayor’s Snowball Toss event, which is scheduled to begin at 1pm, Sunday February 8th. Registration for…

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Hotel Saranac Sponsors Winter Carnival Gala Parade

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee announced Tuesday Morning that the Gala Parade now has a new sponsor. The Hotel Saranac is sponsoring the Gala Parade which will be held on February 14 at 1 p.m.  The parade will take place on Broadway and Main Street from Hyde’s Mobil to the Lapan Highway. The Winter Carnival Court,…

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Schedule

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This abridged schedule for the 2015 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival includes all of the activities and events during Winter Carnival February 6th through the 15th, along with some additional dates for the slide show encore and volunteer diner. We’ve highlighted some of the key elements of the 2015 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.. Some of those…

The Hotel Saranac Gets a New Home for Winter Carnival

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It appears as though The Hotel Saranac will be moving to a new location for the Duration of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival… That’s because with 20 inches of ice in each block.. This year’s Ice Palace has taken shape rather quickly and it’s been designed in honor of the Rodell Family and their decision…

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CIty of Plattsburgh Hires Sandra Geddes as Special Events Coordinator

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The City of Plattsburgh announced today that Sandra Geddes has accepted the position of Promotions and Special Events Coordinator, effective January 29, 2015.  Mrs. Geddes comes with over ten years of experience in regional fundraising and friend-raising, having spent her career with the American Cancer Society as a Relay Coordinator; with SUNY Plattsburgh as the…

No Word Yet From Independent Consultant on Lake Flower Lodge

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There’s no word yet from an independent consultant helping to provide an expert’s look at the proposed Lake Flower Lodge Project in Saranac Lake…  Village Trustee Barb Rice asked for this extra review to be sure the have all of the information they can before making a final decision as to whether or not to…

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