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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,…

Petrova Winter Carnival

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The Petrova Winter Carnival is sponsored every year by the Petrova Parents Club – Zoe Smith is the President of the club and to coin a phrase this year’s event turned out to be a cake walk..The event itself takes place at Petrova Elementary School every year in the Gym and in the Elementary Cafeteria..…

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Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Royalty –

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King Jeffrey Branch Jeffrey (Jeff) Branch-Member Of Elks Lodge• Knights of Columbus• Served on Government Restructuring Committee• Serving on Comprehensive Plan Committee• Village Trustee 8 years• Deputy Mayor 2 years• Work with Tri-lakes Humane Society during yearly fund raising events.• Coach little league baseball• Coach Pal-Football• Commissioner of the Saranac Lake Youth Baseball & Softball league.•…

Keep Off The Ice

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A water main breaks on Park Street and A fire at the Number One Chinese Restaurant in Saranac Lake and a large crowd for the fireworks during weekend number one of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival..  Saranac Lake Village Trustee Tom Catillaz Directed traffic Saturday Afternoon along with Mayor Clyde Rabideau…Trustee Catillaz says it’s not…

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The Ladies Fry Pan Toss Has a New Champion

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Dianna Trummer won the Ladies Fry Pan Toss in 2013 and during this year’s Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, She won again in her age bracket but a slip of the handle cost her the championship..  Trish Wictwire is the new Champion of the Ladies Fry Pan toss with a distance of just over 34 feet..…

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Plattsburgh City Marina Plans Stalled

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Councilors in The City of Plattsburgh are slowing down on the question of developing a City Marina by the Spring of 2014…    Two resolutions both failed to get a majority of the votes, one in favor of retaining Nav marine to manage the facility and the other in favor of  Plattsburgh Boat Basin, which manages…

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