Category: Saranac Lake

K&J – Torchlight Skiing at Mt Pisgah

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We’re heading into weekend number two of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival and one thing everyone agrees on is that it’s going to be cold… Eric Foster is the Chairman of the Winter Carnival Committee, and not only will you hear his updates on WNBZ but he’s also keeping an eye on all of the…

K&J – Winter Carnival Coronation

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Every year the Saranac Lake kicks off with the Coronation of Carnival royalty who include The High School Court, the pages, Prince and Princess, the Chamberlain and the Arch Bishop. In addition It’s at Coronation when we find out who will be the King & Queen.. Members of the community who have been nominated for…

Doing it Themselves will save $600,000

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You know all of those projects you have around the house that you’ve decided to do yourself because it would be too expensive to hire a contractor to come in and get it done…..  Well in Saranac Lake… The Department of Public Works has taken this concept to the next level and could save as…

Bike Snow Cross & Enduro Comes to Mt Pisgah

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Organizers say the 2016 Empire State Winter Games are promising to provide as riveting an experience for spectators as for the athletes themselves..  Opportunities include a number of new contemporary action sports and new venues including Mt Pisgah in Saranac Lake.. Topping off the always-inspirational final leg of the torch run and parade of athletes…

Winter Carnival Headquarters Opens Friday

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Headquarters opens for the season on February 5 at a new location, the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 193 River Street.  The headquarters offers maps and information about the various events of the 10-day festival and serves as a central planning resource for visitors and residents.  The headquarters…

37 Locations Now Selling Winter Carnival Buttons

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival buttons are now available for sale.  Doonsbury Cartoonist Garry Trudeau, who was raised in Saranac Lake has been creating the Winter Carnival button design since 1981.  This year he created two buttons in honor of the carnival’s theme… “Superheroes & Villains.” The buttons are $4 each and you can find…

K&J – Saranac Lake Republicans Caucus on Tuesday

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There are now officially four candidates in the race for two village trustee seats in the Village of Saranac Lake..  Republicans overflowed into the main hallway just outside of the Town Board Room on the first floor of the Harrietstown Town Hall on Tuesday evening.. Click on the play bar below to listen to our…

K&J – Democrats Caucus in Saranac Lake

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Democrats in the Village of Saranac Lake held their caucus on Monday evening in the village offices on the second floor of the Harrietstown Town Hall…  The caucus was chaired by Trustee Tom Catillaz. The group of about 30 Democrats nominated Current Village Trustee Paul VanCott and Chamber President Rich Shapiro to represent them as…

Ice Palace Construction Begins

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405 Blocks of Ice came out of Lake Flower on Monday and construction of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Ice Palace is underway.. The overall design began to take shape early in the day and by 1pm volunteers had already begun on row number 3 of the foundation which over the next several days will…

2016 Winter Carnival Grand Marshal: Jimmy Law

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee chose Jimmy Law as its 2016 Grand Marshal for the Gala Parade on February 13. Jimmy Law was born and raised in Saranac Lake and graduated from Saranac Lake High School in 1985. He is married to Robin Hogan and they reside in nearby Rainbow Lake. He is a…

Jason Ashley / Grateful Toad Banned from Selling Designer Drugs

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has secured a temporary order barring Jason Ashley and his head shop, “The Grateful Toad” on Broadway in Saranac Lake, from selling improperly labeled designer drugs.  Schneiderman also filed papers seeking a permanent injunction against Ashley and thousands of dollars in penalties and costs. The order was signed by State…

Cuomo: New York is “Stronger than Any Point in History”

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Governor Cuomo says the State of the State is stronger than at any point in recent history…   Albeit about an hour behind schedule on Wednesday afternoon. The Governor says with all that they’ve done however, The state is not immune to the problems vexing our nation.. Crumbling infrastructure, a slow economic recovery, the unambiguous reality…

Helping the Homeless Hits Zoning Roadblock

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There are as many as 50 or 60 homeless in Saranac Lake at any one particular moment in time…  That’s according to national studies which show 1% of the population is homeless…  The Ecumenical Council in Saranac Lake is working to help reduce those numbers in the village but they’ve run into an interesting snag…

K&J – First Night Saranac Lake

In Today’s Podcast, we’re talking with members of the Committee in charge of organizing First Night in Saranac Lake…  The committee was gathered for their final working meeting Tuesday night at the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce offices at the North Elba Townhouse in Saranac Lake..  First Night Saranac Lake kicks off at 6pm Thursday…

Dr. Ronald H. Goldfarb departs Trudeau Institute

  Board Chair Patricia Y. Tsien has announced  the departure of Dr. Ronald H. Goldfarb, President, Director and CEO of the Trudeau Institute effective November 30, 2015  to pursue other opportunities.  Ron has made critical contributions during his tenure at Trudeau.  Since the last quarter of 2012, Ron’s leadership resulted in the signing of an…

K&J – World Cup Luge Athletes Head to Weekend Competition in Lake Placid

The Viessmann Luge World Cup returns to Lake Placid this weekend… The competition consists of four events… Men’s singles, Women’s singles, Doubles and the team relay event.. The Doubles competition starts at 9:30 tomorrow and the Mens singles will follow at noon…  And then on Saturday, Women’s singles competition begins at 10:40 followed by the team relay at 2pm… You can find ticket information online at Whiteface Lake Placid dot com..

EmilySweeny150x250In today’s K&J show podcast we’re talking with Luge athletes on the finish platform at the Mt VanHovenberg sliding track in Lake Placid about the track, their success in Austria and about their focus on the weekend..  We’ll talk with Saranac Lake’s Chris Mazder. He finished tied for 8th in Singles in Austria last week and is hoping to do well this weekend on his home track in Lake Placid… Tucker West, is another men’s singles luger… He Finished 7th in Igles..  Plus our conversation continues with international athletes from Canada and Austria and we’ll head back to the home team for a conversation with Emily Sweeney..