Travel / Tourism

First Night and the Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir

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The New Year provides an opportunity for people of all ages to enjoy the celebrations.. We spoke with several revelers who had been out and about, including several who found their way to St Bernards Church which was the home of the Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir… The choir is famous for their rendition of The…

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Banners and Buttons in the New Year

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On Stage Inside the Harrietstown Town Hall on New Years Eve… besides The Lustre Kings and the River Rat Rhythm Project, are some additional first night banners which have moved from their home at the Library into the Town hall for the celebration… Holly Huber is in charge of the banners… Each year, one of…

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First Night Saranac Lake – Opening Ceremonies

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Not as cold as many were expecting in the Adirondacks for the first night celebrations.. And a new layer of snow kept the streets clean for the First Night Celebrations… Inside the Harrietstown Town Hall, we caught up with Sue Patterson, one of the Co-Chairs of First Night, now in it’s 8th year in Saranac…

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K&J – Robert Lewis Stevenson’s Songs of Travel

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As part of First Night we found ourselves in many different venues but we’ve decided to feature a presentation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Songs of Travel.. it’s Sung by Dr George Spicer Cook at the John Black Room at the Original Saranac Laboratory of Dr Edward Livingston Trudeau, and now home to Historic Saranac Lake……

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First Night 2014

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First Night Saranac Lake is shifting into high gear. It’s the 8th annual event is focused on an alcohol free, family oriented celebration of the arts to welcome in 2014…  On the K&J Show today, we’re speaking with Sue Patterson and Connie Langdon, co-chairs of the event, and First Night Saranac Lake Treasurer Nancy Labombard… …

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Cape Air Sponsors Opening Winter Carnival Fireworks

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The opening fireworks display on Feb. 1 will be sponsored by Cape Air, while long-time fireworks sponsor Guide Boat Realty returns to sponsor the closing fireworks ceremony on Feb. 9.  The fireworks displays are well attended and a crowd favorite during the Winter Carnival.  The displays are particularly dramatic since they take place behind the…

New Report Confirms Support for Adirondack Club and Resort

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The ADK Works campaign has released the results of its public opinion survey gauging the attitudes and opinions of Adirondack residents on the people and issues affecting their local communities, including the development of the Adirondack Club and Resort (ACR) project. Two key findings from the survey reveal: > 71 percent of Adirondack residents with a…

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K&J – Saranac Lake Ultra Winter 6ers

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In the Midst of a pending ice storm, The beginning of winter marked the official start of the Saranac Lake “Winter 6er” program. At 6am, no one knew who would be the first “Winter Sixer” but there were definitely a few contenders… In this program, Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau described the scene.. We’ll speak…

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ICE STORM 2013

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An Ice Storm Warning remains in effect until 7pm Sunday Evening for locations in the deeper valleys of the Adirondacks and the Champlain Valley. Freezing rain and sleet accumulation of 1 to 2 inches is expected in the region before tapering off to areas of drizzle and freezing drizzle this afternoon. Travel will be hazardous…

Plattsburgh Mooring Law Clarifies Boundaries – Sets Stage for City Marina

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The City of Plattsburgh Approves a new mooring law and plans to seek proposals for management of a new City Marina on Lake Champlain.. Interestingly, the biggest issue for two of the outgoing councilors was whether or not their board should be creating the law, or whether it should wait until the beginning of the…

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K&J – Two Firsts for Saranac Lake

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The first official public hearing for residents to voice their thoughts on the Lake Flower Lodging Project is held on Wednesday evening in the Harrietstown Town Hall…  It’s also a first of it’s kind joint meeting between the Village of Saranac Lake and the Planning Board. We go to Community Development Director Jeremy Evans for a…

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Tupper Lake’s New Recreation Guide

The Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce is developing an all season recreation guide for the area.. Events Coordinator Michelle Clement says the guides main focus will be to provide detailed information about the assortment of recreation trails and waterways available in and around TupperLake, including hiking, paddling, skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, swimming, mountain biking and fishing.…

Governor Visits North Country’s Downhill Grill

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Governor Cuomo made a stop in Saranac Lake on Sunday to highlight the work of the Regional Economic Development Council in the region…  He was in Dunkirk earlier in the day and stopped for a mid afternoon presentation at the Downhill Grill, on Main Street in Saranac Lake..   Ken Lawless is Co-Owner of the Downhill…

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Ten Regional Councils – $750 Million in Funding Announced Today

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Three Quarters of a Billion Dollars is up for grabs today in Albany as Governor Cuomo Announces the winners among ten Regional Economic Development Councils who are all competing for their share of the pie in round Three… The North Country Regional Economic Development Council has been extremely successful in positioning itself in one of…

K&J – Stroll through Lake Placid this Holiday

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The Lake Placid Business Association has been developing an event for the first weekend in December featuring holiday shopping, festive family fun, a skating show at the Olympic Center, arts and entertainment, Santa Claus, the lighting of the Christmas tree in Mid’s Park and a Jingle Bell Run Saturday Morning – a follow up to…

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Water Ski Championships Returning to Mirror Lake

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The Village Board in Lake Placid gives the green light to hold the Eastern Region Water Ski Championships on Mirror Lake July 31st through August 3rd.. John Wilkins is a competitor and also one of the organizers of this championship event. Competition will happen the same week as Rugby Weekend..  and should provide ample opportunity for spectators…

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Organizers Welcome 4th Locally Funded Empire State Winter Games

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Organizers of the 34th annual Empire State Winter Games (ESWG) will welcome the return of the annual competitions Feb. 6-9, 2014 in New York’s Adirondack region.  This is the fourth year the event has been hosted by a unique and diverse regional coalition, consisting of the Towns of North Elba, Harrietstown, Brighton, Wilmington, and Jay;…

Cuomo Gives Whiteface Highway $12 Million for Repairs

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Whiteface Mountain Veteran’s Memorial Highway now has $12 million in state funding to enable vital repairs. “The Whiteface Mountain Veterans’ Memorial Highway attracts tourists, bicyclists, hikers, and sightseers from around the globe to traverse the High Peak and take in the exquisite view,” Governor Cuomo said. “For too many years the Highway has been in…

Measuring the Visual Impact of a New Historic Icon

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If you’ve been wondering how the new Riverside Hotel might fit into the landscape on Lake Flower Avenue, there’s no need to wait any longer… That’s because four balloons are floating 60 feet and 90 feet above the ground on Lake Flower Avenue.. The Two Orange Balloons which are used only for digital mapping are…

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Whiteface Opens Friday

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The Wait is officially over today at 8:30am because WhitefaceMountain is open and the Facelift and the Gondola will be in full operation..  Mike LeBlanc is Operations Manager at Whiteface..  He oversees most of the activities happening at the Mountain.. He tells WNBZ “Today’s opening is the earliest Whiteface has ever opened.. Last year the…