Winter Carnival

K&J – Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Court

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Eric Foster is the new Chairman of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. He takes over from Jeff Dixon who lead as Chariman for the previous 4 years. Foster was kind enough to speak with us about this year’s event and today we preview that conversation before we visit with The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Court…

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Winter Carnival Button Set on Sale

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Winter Carnival Committee selling full set of Trudeau buttons on eBay The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee Friday, Jan. 10 listed a full set of Garry Trudeau-designed Winter Carnival buttons on the eBay auction website to raise money for the annual event. The highly collectible set includes all buttons from 1981 to 2014, plus a…

Winter Carnival Buttons Available

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The 2014 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival button is available at merchants throughout the Village of Saranac Lake, and also in Bloomingdale.  The button costs $4. The merchants selling buttons in Saranac Lake are Ace Hardware, Adirondack Bank, Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Adirondack Liquor, Amanda’s Village Motel, Ampersound, Bear Essentials Apparel, Belvedere Restaurant, Blue Line Sports, Blue…

Winter Carnival Gets a Princess and a Button

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North Country Community College has announced that Briana Muñoz was elected by fellow NCCC students attending the Saranac Lake campus to be the next Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Princess. Briana is actively engaged with the college community and the community at large. On campus, she tutors in the Learning Assistance Center and is the Secretary…

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Seeks King and Queen Nominations

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee opens public nominations for the 2014 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival king and queen. Coleen O’Neil is winter carnival publicity chair..  She says The king and queen selection is based upon volunteerism within the community.. and she says,  past kings and queens will gather at an assembly to select the…

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…

Some New Color for Saranac Lake’s Winter Carnival

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Members of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee Tuesday, Oct. 15 unveiled a new logo during their monthly meeting at the Saranac Lake High School. The logo – now in color – was designed by Saranac Lake artist-designer Kathy Ford and will be used as a keystone in the design for the new Winter Carnival website,…

K&J – Andy Flynn – Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Memories

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On the K&J show Thursday we’re speaking with Andy Flynn, whose new book “Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Memories” is out and Flynn will present an audio tour of the interviews and events which he includes in the book at Saranac Village at Will Rogers on Thursday September 12th at 7:30pm. It’s also an opportunity for…

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Committee Auctions Complete Winter Carnival Button Collection

WINTER CARNIVAL COMMITTEE SELLING FULL SET OF TRUDEAU BUTTONS ON EBAY – AUCTION ENDS FEB. 11 SARANAC LAKE – The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee Monday, Feb. 4 listed a full set of Garry Trudeau-designed Winter Carnival buttons on the eBay auction website to raise money for the annual event. The highly collectible set includes…

Exploring the Business of Winter Carnival

There’s something about the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival that brings out the best in people, and this year, many in the community tell us there’s a sense the first weekend of Winter Carnival has been well attended.. In this extended look at the Business of Winter Carnival, we’ll speak with visitors, volunteers and business owners.…

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K&J Interviews Mary Brown – Winter Carnival Rotary Show

K&J – 020513 – Mary Brown – Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Rotary Show We speak with Mary about the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Rotary Show,  plus we look back at a few other Rotary Shows..

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Saranac Lake’s Winter Carnival Coronation / Weekend #1

The Winter Carnival celebration begins with the coronation of the King and Queen of the Winter Carnival: Local citizens who have been chosen for their substantial contributions to the well-being of the Saranac Lake community through their volunteer work. Joining the King and Queen are a Prince and Princess (elected at the two local colleges)…

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The Mayor’s Snowball Toss – A Tradition in it’s First Year

On Sunday at 1pm, Saranac Lake’s Winter Carnival Inagurates a new event on Sunday Afternoon… The Mayor’s Snowball Toss…    Kayla and her Partner in the Snowball Toss Austin Eckert took the Young Adult Division..  In the Open Division – Lisa Yankitis and Jay Annis came in Second spot and Craig and Kathy Norris win…

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Winter Carnival Headquarters open

 The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Headquarters opened for the season on Sunday, Jan. 27 and will remain open until the last day of Carnival, Sunday, Feb. 10. Located at 141 River St., the Headquarters offers information about the various events of the 10-day festival, which runs from Feb. 1 to 10. The Carnival kicks off…

Winter Carnival Rotary Show Planned

The Saranac Lake Rotary Club will present its annual Winter Carnival Rotary Show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 at the Harrietstown Town Hall, celebrating this year’s theme of “Under the Sea.”  Steve Borst and Sue Grimm Hanley will provide pre-show entertainment. The Saranac Lake High School Vocal Ensembles will perform under the direction of…

Winter Carnval Icicle Contest Sunday

Rumors of the great Tupperware harvest in Tupper Lake have been greatly exaggerated, but the great icicle harvest in Saranac Lake is no myth.  Jackie Foster coordinates the Annual Spike of the Ice Icicle Contest for the Winter Carnival Committee and she’ll be at the Ice Palace on Sunday to help find the longest Naturally…

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Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Ice Palace Turns Green

The South Wall of the IcePalace in SaranacLake has turned green…  Or at least some of the tarps are green..  A one day thaw has prompted officials in charge of the Ice Palace Construction to cover the throne room and the rear wall of the building in an attempt to protect it from the elements,…

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Chris Covert Named Grand Marshal

The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee has chosen local real estate professional Chris Covert as its 2013 grand marshal for the Feb. 9 Gala Parade. “We chose Chris because of his endless supply of energy for community projects and events and for his longtime support of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival,” said Winter Carnival Committee…

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival – A Preview of Friday’s Coronation

The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Court will be on hand for the Coronation of Royalty this Friday sponsored every year by the Women’s Civic Chamber.. We caught up with Katie VanAnden and Sarah Posidich who’ve been working with the court on their routines since November..  Sarah was on the Court in 2004, Katie in 2002…

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