Travel / Tourism

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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Stakeholders Lay Claim to Train Depot

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Village Trustee Allie Pelletieri says he’s looking forward to working with stakeholders to re-work the village’s lease of the train depot in Saranac Lake… The lease is expiring later this year and Pelletieri says it looks like there’s some interest from the Adirondack Scenic Railroad to take over that lease.. “I’d like to say that…

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Big Tupper Opens This Weekend

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We have word today from ARISE President Jim LaValley that Big Tupper Ski Area will be opening this weekend.. ARISE opening Big Tupper this weekend…  Lift tickets for Kids 18 and under are $10.00.. Children 6 and under ski free as do active military.. And all other adults are $25.00..  LaValley tells us Cunninghams Ski Barn…

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Jack LaDuke Named 2015 Grand Marshal

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee has chosen Jack LaDuke as its 2015 Grand Marshal for the Gala Parade on February 14th.. Jack LaDuke was born in Keeseville, NY to French Canadian parents with a family history dating back to Quebec in the mid-17th century. Mr. LaDuke is a graduate of Admiral Farragut Academy, Toms…

Winter Carnival Ice Palace Construction Under Way

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival kicks off with Coronation of Carnival Royalty on Friday February 6th..  But Construction of this year’s Groovy Ice Palace began on Thursday with ice blocks from Pontiac Bay that were thicker than they were expecting..Dean Baker is the Chairman of the Ice Palace Committee, he says the ice ice coming…

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Lake Champlain Salmon Restoration Shows Continued Gains

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Officials from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation today announced that 2014 assessment results show continued gains in the Lake Champlain landlocked Atlantic salmon fishery restoration program. “It’s extremely encouraging to see the collaborative efforts of New York, Vermont and federal…

New Terminal Opens at Adirondack Regional Airport

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The Adirondack Regional Airport has been undergoing some major upgrades recently.. and on Tuesday afternoon, airport officials along with the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) and the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce helped to celebrate the grand re-opening of the airport terminal with a larger.. modern version of what used to be just one…

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Clinton County Historical Society Features Town of Saranac in New Exhibit

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This weekend marks the opening of a brand new exhibit for the Clinton County Historical Association… The exhibit is called  “Saranac: Life and Times of an Adirondack Town.” And officially opens this Saturday…   The town of Saranac is being highlighted in this year’s series which focuses on the History of Towns in Clinton County.  In…

New Windows Arrive Next Week for the Hotel Saranac

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There are lots of new windows arriving in the Village of  Saranac Lake next week… That’s because all of the old windows in the Hotel Saranac are being replaced as part of the overall renovation of the Hotel over the next 7 or 8 months..  Jeremy Evans is the Community Development Director in Saranac Lake..…

2015 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Buttons Now Available

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“Doonesbury” cartoonist Garry Trudeau has released his button design for the 2015 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. Using the Winter Carnival’s designated theme “Groovy ‘60s,” Trudeau’s illustration shows “Doonesbury” character Zonker Harris wearing a peace sign necklace while crowd surfing at a music concert. Trudeau, who was raised in Saranac Lake, has been creating the Winter…

Dating Photos – Part One of Four in Historical Society Series

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Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society Presents “Dating Photos by Fashion” The Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society begins their winter lecture series later this month… The first program of the 2015 “Odds and Ends” Winter Lecture Series is called “Dating Photos by Fashion” and is presented by Margaret Bartley, a Trustee of the Essex County Historical…

Saranac Lake Train Depot; The Focus of Special Village Work-Session on Wednesday

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The Village of Saranac Lake is holding a special work-session to discuss the implications and whether or not to renew their lease of the Train Depot by the Village…   On Monday evening the board received several new items outlining different points of view from the Department of Transportation who owns the Building. When the topic…

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A Spaghetti Dinner for the Winter Carnival Court

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Saranac Lake is quickly headed back into the Groovy 60s.. That’s because the unofficial kick off to The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is held Monday night at the Belvedere Restaurant..  It’s the annual Spaghetti Dinner to Benefit the Winter Carnival Court..  Saranac Lakes School Board President Clyde Baker is also an adviser to the court.…

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Dewey Mountain Opens New Lodge

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After more than ten years of work by the community to build a new lodge for Dewey Mountain, A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Saturday to thank their supporters and to recognize so many of the people who’ve been influential in the lodge becoming a reality. The facility itself is designed with the public…

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Winter Carnival – Grand Marshal’s Reception Scheduled

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee invites the public to the Winter Carnival Grand Marshal Reception and Royalty Dinner on Tuesday, February 10 at the Red Fox Restaurant located at 5034 Route 3 in Saranac Lake. The Grand Marshal Reception will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and is a free event to…