Travel / Tourism

Work Begins This Week on two I-87 Bridges in Clinton County

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Work starts this week on a $10.5 million project to replace four bridges on the Adirondack Northway –Interstate 87 – in Clinton County. The bridges are among the first under contract as part of New York State’s Scour Critical/Flood Prone Bridge Program. The Governor has requested $518 million in funding from the Federal Emergency Management…

Village Requesting Bids for Wayfinding Signs

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The Community Development Office is requesting bids on their new way-finding signage project in the village of Saranac Lake.. Community Development Director Jeremy Evans told the Village Board on Monday night that they have about $18,000 set aside for signage from one of their grant programs as well as some money provided by the healthy heart network..…

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City Presents “Most on the Coast”

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The City of Plattsburgh Presents The Most on the Coast, an Adirondack Coast Market Day on Saturday, May 2, 10a.m.-4p.m. at the Crete Civic Center.  The Most on the Coast is a diverse showcase of the best that our region has to offer, including handmade crafts, local artists, food vendors, beer and wine tasting, live…

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Pendragon Presents Rushad Eggleston

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Rushad Eggleston returns to Saranac Lake one year after selling out the Pendragon Theatre and electrifying the Rotary Show audience during last year’s winter carnival.  This zany minstrel is a virtuosic cellist who challenges the fundamental ideas about musical genres, rules, and boundaries by blending classical music with bluegrass, funk and jazz. The show is…

K&J – City Council Commits to Renovation of Marina Building

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Construction Bids to repair and re-furbish the building which is soon to become the City’s new Marina offices were opened earlier this week… As it turned out, even the lowest bid was about $67,000 higher than originally estimated…  That stirred up conversation from members of the council who initially felt they had been backed into…

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ECAC Hockey Championships Come to Lake Placid

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This weekend, the ECAC Hockey Men’s Championships return to Lake Placid. In addition to great college hockey, the Herb Brooks Arena will welcome special guests from the 1980 US Olympic Hockey Team; Buzz Schneider and John Harrington. During Hockey Weekend, the first five hundred fans per day will receive a free gift and the t-shirt…

Rabideau Reflects on Approval of Lake Flower Lodge PUDD

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The Lake Flower Lodge, a proposed destination resort hotel on the shores of Lake Flower in Saranac Lake is one step closer to reality this morning… That’s because The Village Board voted unanimously on Monday evening to approve passage of the zoning changes as part of a law creating a Planned Unit Development District for…

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Peru Named “Most Affordable Small Town in NY”

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Peru has been identified as the most affordable small town in New York State by Business Insider Magazine. The magazine  has released a list which identifies the most affordable small town in each of the fifty states, focusing on communities between 1,000 and 10,000 residents whose households spend no more than 30% of their annual income…

Mt Pisgah in Final Week of Season Before Spring Break

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The village of Saranac Lake is presenting a short course on “how to enjoy winter” for locals who may have forgotten and for newcomers to the region…  The “Introduction to Winter” kicks off at the Village-owned Mt. Pisgah Ski Area…  Which is Where we caught up with it’s General Manager Garrett Foster..  “It’s a free…

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Village Board Hears Update on Lake Flower Beach Proposal

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A report presented to the community Monday on the feasibility of returning the beach to Lake Flower in Saranac Lake says there are no major obstacles to pursuing the concept if that’s the way residents are inclined to go.. Jeremy Evans, Community Development Director in the Village of Saranac Lake says “The footprint of the…

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Veteran’s Ski Free at Big Tupper Saturday

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This weekend provides an opportunity for Big Tupper Ski Area to give back to the community. ARISE Chairman Jim LaValley says “It’s an opportunity for the community of Tupper Lake and the Adirondack Region to thank our servicemen. with a free day of skiing for veterans and their immediate family.We have ski instructors in place…

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Ice Palace Comes Down Tomorrow

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We have word from the Winter Carnival Committee in Saranac Lake that it’s time for the Ice Palace to come down…   The palace will be closed off to visitors this morning so that the lights and the rest of the electrical system can be removed from the walls and it will be taken down tomorrow……

13th Back Country Ski Festival in Keene Valley This Weekend

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The Mountaineer in Keene Valley, NY is again hosting the Thirteenth Annual Adirondack Backcountry Ski Festival this weekend. (March 7 & 8, 2015). Backcountry skiing combines all of the elements of touring, climbing and downhill skiing into a real winter mountaineering experience  “And this winter, the conditions have been great! We are excited to host…

Local Chef Paul Sourgule Unveils New Book

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Paul Sorgule of Saranac Lake, former chef of Mirror Lake Inn in Lake Placid and now culinary consultant and Paul Smiths College professor, unveiled his new book, The Event That Changed Everything, Saturday night in the hotel’s Taste Bistro and Bar. This is Chef Sorgule’s second novel.  In 2007 he published “In the Shadow of…

Village of Saranac Lake Anticipates Legal Troubles with Lake Flower Lodge PUDD

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The Saranac Lake Village Board met Thursday at 4pm in an emergency session in order to authorize Mayor Clyde Rabideau to enter into an agreement with the Law Firm Miller, Mannix, Schachner & Hafner, LLC. Following Monday’s public hearing, the board went into executive session to discuss pending litigation at which time Trustee Paul Van…

Clinton Community College has Flavors from Peru

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Clinton Community College welcomes Sodexo’s Global Chef Program back to it’s campus.. Chef Piero Orezzoli is preparing authentic food featuring the flavors of Perú. through its long history of cuisine featuring maize, spicy peppers, fresh seafood and fruits. The Global Chef Program is a month-long international chef residency that provides an opportunity for Sodexo’s top chefs worldwide…

K&J – 35 Years – Reliving the “Miracle on Ice”

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It was February 22nd, 1980 when the underdog U.S. hockey team led by Coach Herb Brooks Played their own game and beat the Soviet Union 4-3 in what became known as the “Miracle on Ice.” On Saturday Night, the 19 surviving members of the U.S. gold medal hockey team relived the experience in Lake Placid….  …

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Tupper Lake’s Fire and Ice Festival This Weekend

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The inaugural Fire and Ice Festival begins in Tupper Lake this weekend.. The event’s organizer is Christine Marquis… She says “They wanted to showcase all the great things there are to do in Tupper Lake in the winter,”  and she continues by saying “There were lots of other winter festivals in the area, and they…

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,…