Travel / Tourism

K&J – Looking Back At a Musical First Night

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If you’re wondering what your music teachers do when they’re not teaching…  They’re probably somewhere singing, or playing in this case..  In the K&J show today, we found ourselves in St Bernard’s Church on New Year’s Even. The Adirondack Wind Ensemble is just one of the groups ringing in the new year during First Night…

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First Night Saranac Lake Continues

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The venues are all filled to capacity, whether Country, Classical, Comedy or Celtic. All different types of entertainment are attracting a wide variety of revelers and First Night Saranac Lake is in full swing, the weather is holding up, at least for now, and each of the venues is overflowing with people enjoying the artists.…

Free Rides Home for New Years Eve

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The Franklin County Traffic Safety Board (TSB) along with the law firm of Fischer, Bessette, Muldowney & Hunter, are making it possible for people to call for a free ride home on New Year’s Eve this year.  The program is being called “Operation Get Home Safe” and is available to people in the areas of…

First Night Saranac Lake – Happy New Year

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On behalf of all of us at WNBZ “Happy New Year” and so far so good in Saranac Lake.. The First Night Celebrations are underway and the entertainers are hard at work helping to ring in the new year for revelers throughout the town. Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau says it’s brings out the best…

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Winter Carnival Committee asks for King and Queen Nominations

2014 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival King Jeff Branch and Queen Dorothy Metz

The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee is currently seeking nominations from the public for the 2015 Winter Carnival king and queen. The king and queen selection is based upon volunteerism within the community. Candidates should demonstrate a long-term and broad-based commitment to making life more livable, pleasant, and enjoyable – both for the people who…

Empire State Winter Games Returns with Even Higher Numbers

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The New Year will bring another Empire State Winter Games to the Olympic Region.. Jim McKenna is the President of the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism… he says the numbers have grown from 858 athletes in 2011, to 977 in 2012, 1167 in 2013 and in 2014 the numbers continued their upward trend.. “We’re already…

Happy Holidays

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Just in case you forgot what snow looked like on the trees, we decided to save a few pictures from the big “Dumping” a few weeks ago that helped reign in winter a little early this year.. Needless to say there’s more to come. Until then, enjoy these views of the snow and Happy Holidays…

Plattsburgh’s 2015 Budget Includes Activities Coordinator

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Whether or not to Hire an Activities Coordinator is one of the final items for discussion as Plattsburgh’s City Council approves their budget for 2015..   The final resolution to approve the budget also locks in the tax levy for 2015 with a rate of $10.78 for each $100,000 of assessed property value in the city..…

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Community Bank Donates $25,000 to Tupper Wild Walk

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Another Large grant for a local organization.. This time from Community Bank.. Community Bank is recognizing the regional significance of Wild Walk Project at the Wild Center by donating $25,000 towards completion of the project.. Craig Stevens is Vice President of Commercial Banking at Community Bank.. He says “Aside from its innovative design, The Wild…

Adirondack Scenic Railroad Benefits from NY Capital Grants Program

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NY Governor Andrew Cuomo announced earlier this week that the Adirondack Railway Preservation Society (ARPS), the nonprofit operator of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad will receive $791,000 in state funding. Through the Governor’s Aviation Capital Grants Program $26.8 million was allocated to 38 rail and aviation safety programs. Since the Adirondack Scenic Railroad lost its lease agreement…

Governor Cuomo Signs Dark Skies Bill

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The Adirondack Park’s largest and most influential environmental organization today praised the Gov. Andrew Cuomo for signing into law a bill designed to preserve dark night skies in the Adirondack Park and other rural areas. The new law will protect sensitive wildlife and save taxpayers money, while offering economic opportunities to Adirondack communities and businesses,…

Chamber Sponsors Snowman Building Contest

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The village of Saranac Lake will have some extra snowmen tomorrow afternoon.. That’s because the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a community snowman building contest to welcome friends family and visitors to the community…  The snowman building contest begins Saturday at noon and runs until 3pm along River Street Park starting across the…

A Very Merry Christmas for Tupper – PROTECT Appeal Denied

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After more than ten years The Adirondack Club and Resort Project in Tupper Lake has been given the  green light to move forward with development in Tupper Lake..  On Wednesday afternoon, The New York State Court of Appeals Denied another motion to appeal by the extreme environmental group PROTECT The Adirondacks and in doing so,…

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Ward 6 Community Forum – Half a Degree of Separation

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Plattsburgh Councilor Josh Kretser conducted a community forum on Wednesday evening which he called “Half a Degree of Separation”  Kretser says the forum was designed to look at the concept of how closely related downtown residents, businesses, community action groups and others are in the collaborative process of improving downtown Plattsburgh. One of the members…

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Champlain National Bank Leads The Way for Strand Upgrades

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Champlain National Bank has made a new $10,000 pledge to the Strand Theatre Restoration. This is the second donation Champlain National Bank has made to the Strand Theatre for a total donation of $30,000. Champlain National Bank President and CEO Joseph Shaw said, “The Strand Center for the Arts is a key component of the…

K&J – Court Of Appeals May Give Tupper Lake a Very Merry Christmas

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Today we’re talking with ARISE Chariman Jim LaValley and one of the Developers of the Adirondack Club and Resort, Tom Lawson… Our Conversation from one of the new businesses in Tupper Lake on Park Street – Well Dressed Foods and we begin our conversation by asking Jim LaValley about the progress at the Court of…

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K&J – Holiday Cheer in Plattsburgh

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It had rained most of the day in Plattsburgh and while there was snow in the mountains on Saturday, temperatures were above freezing along Lake Champlain which meant there was no snow on the ground for the tree lighting, but the rain held off for the lighting of the tree on Brinkerhoff Street. The road…

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K&J – Former APA Chair Curt Stiles on Lake Flower Lodge PUDD

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Today in the K&J show we’re speaking with Curt Stiles, a former Chariman of the Adirondack Park Agency, and a Veteran. Stiles is also active on many boards, including the Adirondack Council, The Upper Saranac Lake Association and other community groups in and around the Adirondack Park… (Click on the Play button below, or download the…

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K&J – Saranac Lake Village Trustee Paul VanCott

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Saranac Lake Village Trustee Paul VanCott is spearheading several initiatives in the village. We spoke with him on Monday afternoon at the WNBZ Studios about some of those projects. (Click on the PLAY button below to listen online or right click on the link to download and listen to our conversation with Trustee VanCott inside the…

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