Travel / Tourism

Happy 4th of July

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Congressman Bill Owens invites residents of the 21st district to enjoy Independence Day Celebrations “This 4th of July is a great chance to spend time with important people in our lives and to reflect on the sacrifices of those first patriots who forged our great nation. Their legacy challenges us not to rest until all…

K&J – The Lake Placid Horse Shows

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On the K&J Show today we’re at the Horse Show Grounds in Lake Placid for a peek at the upcoming Grand Prix weekend… Week number two brings many different levels of competition through the week and one rider whose got her eye on the big prize..  Laura Chapot has been very successful in the I…

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Lake Placid’s I Love BBQ Festival This Weekend..

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The Olympic Speed Skating Oval will once again become home to the I Love Bar B Que Festival in Lake Placid this weekend July 4th through the 6th..  The event is now in it’s 9th year and benefits the Thomas Shipman Youth Center in Lake Placid, just down the street from the skating oval. The…

Mountaineer Supports Nature Conservancy

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KEENE VALLEY, NEW YORK – The Mountaineer, in partnership with Patagonia, Inc., today made a $1,000 donation to The Nature Conservancy’s Adirondack Chapter to support the nonprofit organization’s work with state and local transportation agencies to upgrade bridges and culverts with structures that simulate natural stream conditions. Replacing substandard culverts with properly sized, fish-friendly structures…

K&J – Invasive Species Week Follows July 4th Holiday

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Activities Set for NY’s First Statewide Invasive Species Awareness Week, July 6–12 KEENE VALLEY, NY This year marks the first Invasive Species Awareness Week in New York State and the Adirondack region is poised and ready with a lineup of great activities and events to mark the occasion. Some of the greatest harm to our…

Laura Chapot Wins Thursday Feature at 45th Annual Lake Placid Horse Show

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Lake Placid, New York–June 26, 2014–Laura Chapot of Neshanic Station, NJ, swept the top two places in the Adirondack Flying Service 1.40meter Speed Class, Thursday’s featured event at the 45th annual Lake Placid Horse Show, Presented by Sea Shore Stables. Adam Prudent of Middleburg, VA, took an early lead in the class when he completed…

Three New Trolleys on Lake Placid’s Streets this Summer

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Three New Trolley’s made their way to the lake Placid Elementary School Parking Lot on Friday Morning.. That’s where Kindergarten Classes were able to have their pictures taken next to the Trolleys. Each of the Classes helped to name the Trolleys… and Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randal says that’s been happening since the inception of…

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30th Four Diamond Award for Mirror Lake Inn

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At a presentation Thursday afternoon (June 19), AAA Northway President and CEO James Phelps presented Ed and Lisa Weibrecht, owners of Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa, with the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award for the 30th year in a row. The time-honored property dates back to the 1920s. It is the second longest running…

A Monumental Idea for the Bi-Centennial of Plattsburgh

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One advantage of Public Sessions at City Council Meetings is that from time to time, someone actually brings good ideas to the podium and in this case it’s all about commemorating the Bi-Centennial Celebration of the City of Plattsburgh.. Danielle says she understands that the Battle of Plattsburgh is something that happens on an annual…

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Olympic Speed Skating Oval May Get New Fence

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The Lake Placid School Board is moving forward on a project which could give the Olympic Oval a brand new look from the outside.. In October last year, Connie Devlin Cross gave a presentation to the School Board proposing to replace the Fencing.. She proposed having the community raise money for a new fence around…

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No More Funnel Cakes For Mayor’s Cup

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If you’re a fan of funnel cakes, you may have to find them somewhere besides Trinity Park during The Mayor’s Cup.. that’s because the City just refunded Gramps $35 Vendor Fee because after applying for the permit Gramps decided they didn’t want to sell funnel cakes during Mayors Cup Weekend and backed out of the…

K&J – An Interview with Marty Bowman – Lake Placid Horse Show

The Lake Placid Horse Show Association is now just 5 days away from week number one.. The Lake Placid Horse Show which begins Tuesday June 24th..  and in preparation for the event we’re checking in regularly with Horse Show Expert Marty Bowman join us for the conversation today about the third week, top competitors, the new…

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Saranac Lake Winter Carnival – Summer Gala

The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee would like to remind the community that the RSVP date for its upcoming fundraiser, the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Summer Gala, is approaching on June 24. The Gala will be held at Harrietstown Town Hall at 39 Main Street on Friday, July 11 at 6:30-10:00p.m. Gala attendees will adorn…

Summer Brings the Third Thursday Art Walks Back to Saranac Lake

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Thursday, June 19th, kicks off the 16th annual Saranac Lake’s Third Thursday Art Walks. The village, downtown businesses, nonprofits and galleries will host the talents of regional and local artists and musicians of various genres from 5:00 to 7:30pm. Beginning a self-guided tour through downtown Saranac Lake, Art Walkers can go to any participating venue,…

New Names for LP Trolleys

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If you’re having trouble naming your trolleys, The Lake Placid Village Board suggests turning to the Kindergarten Students at Lake Placid Elementary School..  Trustee Jason Leon Explains “The Kinergarten Class at Lake Placid Elementary has previously named the trolleys and they’ve named three this year…”   The Red and Green Trolley will be named “Sprinkles.”…

K&J – Preparing for the Lake Placid Horse Show

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The Lake Placid Horse Show kicks off June 24th and work is being completed on the new footings being installed in all of the major rings at the North Elba Show Grounds. Today in the K&J Show we’re speaking with Lori Martin who is the Executive Director of the Lake Placid Horse Show Association. The…

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DOT Grants Pen Air two year contract for Plattsburgh Airport

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The Department of Transportation has renewed its selection of PenAir to provide Essential Air Service to Plattsburgh International Airport. Congressman Bill Owens announced the continuation of funding on Wednesday..  PenAir will receive $5,428,148 in funding support over two years and provide 12 weekly nonstop round trip flights to Boston Logan International Airport. Congressman Owens says…

Lake Flower Water Levels Back to Normal by Friday

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Saranac Lake DPW Superintendent Jeff Dora tells WNBZ the water levels on Lake Flower should be back to normal by Friday if all goes well and the weather cooperates. The current water level at the Lake Flower Dam is at 13.5” below spillway and work continues on the installation of @ 460 feet of sewer…

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K&J – Plattsburgh Air Force Museum – A Grand Reunion

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Museum Day in Plattsburgh over the weekend also reigns in the Grand Opening of the Plattsburgh Air Force Base Museum.. The Museum takes a look back at the history of the Plattsburgh Air force Base and provides an opportunity to remember what it was like for service men stationed at the only nuclear missile base…

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Local Development Corporation Writing New Main Street Grant

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If you own commercial rental property in the village you may have another way to market your space…  That’s because The Saranac Lake Local Development Corporation is reaching out to local residents with a survey which they hope to include in the mailing of the water bills before July 1st..  Village Trustee Paul VanCott is…

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