Travel / Tourism

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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K&J – A New Historical App for the Saranac River Trail

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If you’ve ever wondered about the history of the sites nearby when you’re walking on the Saranac River Trail, fear not.. The Mayor’s Office, in Conjunction with the Kent Delorde House, is out with a new App for your phone which brings all of the landscapes on the trail into perspective..  Don Wickman is the…

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K&J – CTP Presents “The Wizard of Oz” This Weekend

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The Wizard of Oz.. At the Harrietstown Town Hall in Saranac Lake Tonight, Tomorrow Night and Saturday Night at 7pm..  with another show on Saturday at 11am and a Matinee on Sunday at 2pm…..  Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors and $10 for children under 12…  Today on the K&J show…

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K&J – Waterfront Bulding Project Stalls again at the City Docks

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Students from Plattsburgh High School in Mrs Fren’s Government class who attended the City Council Meeting on Thursday evening may have had a unique look at how a relatively new and  inexperienced  municipal council struggles through oversight of simple day to day operational decisions.. Taylor Weitzel is one of those students.. she’s graduating this year…

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FAA Funding Comes Through for Plattsburgh and Lake Placid Airports

Congressman Owens announces two Federal Aviation Administration grants totaling $1,159,700 awarded for rehabilitation and upgrades to airports in Plattsburgh and Lake Placid. In an Email to WNBZ, Congressman Owens says “These airports make travel easier and more convenient for local business leaders, residents and visitors,” “Investing in these facilities will help ensure their long-term viability…

Three Lake Placid Trolleys Looking for New Life in Private Sector

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The Village of Lake Placid continues a regular rotation of their trolley’s for public transportation..  This year, they’ve asked the county to declare three of their trolleys as surplus.. Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall says there’s a process they go through with Essex County to replenish their inventory of Trolley’s for the village..  Last year, Lake…

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K&J – CIty Council Re-Considers Plattsburgh Waterfront Building

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Plattsburgh’s City Council is taking a second look at their building on the waterfront at the city docks..  but before we take a step forward on this project, it seems like the council needs to take three steps back…  At their last meeting, Councilors, with the Exception of Paul O’Connell voted to hold off on…

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Cleaning Up Plattsburgh

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The Plattsburgh Beautification Committee is sponsoring a cleanup on the rails this weekend… Councilor Becky Kasper says cleaning up the rails is really about giving travelers a better view of the city from the train..”It will get underway tomorrow morning at 8:30 at the Smithweed Bridge.. If you go from Weed Street and follow the…

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Road Work on Route 73 Taking a Memorial Weekend Break

It looks like Route 73 from Lisa G’s to the top of the hill by Lamb Lumber will be paved today and  if all goes well, the road will be completely open to traffic by the end of day..  but only for the weekend.. and then on Tuesday morning.. we understand the road will close…

Lake Placid Bridgework Delayed

It’s going to be a few more weeks before construction is complete on Route 73 in The Village of Lake Placid.. Village Trustee Art Devlin Says the portion of the project focused on the Trunk Sewer Line is still finishing on time.. “Right now it looks like the road will re-open on Friday for Memorial…

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Holding Back Invasive Species in the Adirondacks

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A new report—Boat Inspection and Decontamination for Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention: Recommendations for the Adirondack Region—is now available to help guide decisions on where to prioritize actions to prevent the spread of harmful aquatic invasive species (AIS). This first-time analysis for the Adirondack region summarizes the best available science, analyzes current AIS distribution and boater…

DEC Recreational Facilities Opening

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Region 5 Director Robert Stegemann says the Second Pond Boat Launch Site, Saranac Lakes Island Campgrounds and the Lower Locks on the Saranac Lakes Chain will be open and staffed beginning Friday, May 23rd. *We are pleased to have these popular recreational facilities open for Memorial Day weekend,*…

Battle of Plattsburgh Celebrates Bicentennial

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2014 Marks the Bicentennial Commemoration of the Battle of Plattsburgh.. An event of historic proportions.. In September of 1814, More than 10,000 British Soldiers invaded Northern New York from Canada while their Royal Navy advanced along Lake Champlain.. The goal was to reach New York City and perhaps divide an infant nation in two.. But…

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