Category: Outdoors

Not one, but two 2016 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Buttons

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“Doonesbury” cartoonist Garry Trudeau has released his button design for the 2016 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, and the big surprise is there are two different buttons!  There is usually one button each year, so this double edition is a rarity. Using the Winter Carnival’s designated theme “Superheroes and Villains,” Trudeau’s illustrations show “Doonesbury” characters Zonker…

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…

K&J – Plattsburgh’s First Annual Holiday Parade

The City of Plattsburgh over the weekend inaugurated an event that based on  year one attendance will most likely become an annual event…  For the last few years, The Strand Center for the Arts and First Weekends have brought back the tree lighting and this year, Plattsburgh’s Events and Promotions Coordinator Sandra Geddes brought the…

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..

 

 

 

Polar Plunge Raises over $28,000 for Special Olympics

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On the colder and windier side of the news, Plattsburgh’s Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics was held on Saturday at noon. According to their website.. The Polar Plunge for Special Olympics raised just over $24,000 but that number may not include all of the funds raised on Saturday..  All of the money raised goes to benefit…

K&J – A Rally to Save the Rails

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There was a rally on Saturday at the Saranac Lake Train Depot…  Overall, it was an effort to convince Governor Cuomo to re-consider pulling up the rails from Lake Placid to Tupper Lake..  Amy Catania is the Executive Director of Historic Saranac Lake.. One of the sponsors of Saturday’s Rally..  We’ll speak with her, and…

Saranac Lake is “Pro Snow”

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There’s a group in Saranac Lake that has just returned from a summit on Climate Change in Miami…   And now they have one of the first municipal resolutions of support in the East Coast…  From the Saranac Lake Village Board.. The initiative these students are working on is called the I AM PRO SNOW initiative..  In…

K&J – Honoring 46er Number One Herb Clark

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The Site of the Saranac Lake 6er Bell has also become the next site on the Saranac Lake Walk of Fame…  A Plaque Honoring 46er number One Herb Clark was unveiled.. Join us as we hear from Franklin County Legislator and Saranac Lake Village Trustee Barb Rice, and Clark Family Member Jim Clark. It was…

K&J – Dedicating the Max Moore Memorial Tree House

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In Plattsburgh at the beginning of the Saranac River Trail over the weekend, Municipal leaders, City Planners, and a committee made up of a group of committed individuals celebrated the official grand opening of the Max Moore Memorial Tree House…  Councilor Paul O’Connell was one of those under an umbrella among the crowd of supporters…

Lake Placid Lacrosse Gets High Marks for Economic Impact

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A new report from the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism says Lake Placid’s Lacrosse tournament which started as a weekend event 26 years ago has now taken its place among Lake Placid’s annual leaders in economic impact. ROOST says it estimates $4.8 million in direct spending over the Aug. 3rd through 9th period in the region……

Plattsburgh City Beach Temporarily Closed

Several recent beach water samples have exceeded the standards for swimming and the beach has been temporarily closed.  The city has initiated a comprehensive investigation in conjunction with the Clinton County Health Department.  The general public should be informed on how the City tests for water quality, what is looked for, and how it affects…

A Day on the Farm

The Clinton County Farm Bureau is holding its third annual “Day on the Farm” tomorrow Saturday, August 29th at Maple Grand Farms, 135 Jarvis Rd, Peru, NY. Established in 1917, Maple Grand Farms is a 1,200 acres farm consisting of crop land, wood lots and an apple orchard. “A Day on the Farm” starts at…

Snow Removal Advisory Committee to Release their Findings

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Plattsburgh’s Snow Removal Advisory Committee (Charged with the task to research immediate and long range solutions for pedestrian access on City sidewalks and to summarize that research and present their findings and recommendations) announced on Friday that they will present their findings and recommendations at the Stafford Middle School Auditorium next week (… Click above to read more )

Battle of Plattsburgh Buttons Now Available

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The Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration Committee is September 10-13. The Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration (BOPC) Admission Button is available for $15 and is available at North Country Food Co-op, Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau, Cornerstone Bookshop, Plattsburgh City Marina, Kent-Delord House Museum, Battle of Plattsburgh Association, NBT Bank, Champlain Wine Company, Cook & Gardener, Aubuchon Hardware-Skyway Plaza, and Studley Printing.

The design of this year’s Commemoration Button is by Emily Ferdinandi of Mooers Elementary School. Ms. Ferdinandi submitted a poster as part of the BOPC Poster Contest, which invites area 4th graders to design a Battle of Plattsburgh poster. Ms. Ferdinandi’s poster was selected out of more than 200 poster submissions. (… Click above for more )

K&J – Revisits Lyme Disease Research at Trudeau Institute

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Today on the K&J Show, we’ll look back at a conversation about Lyme Disease, from the Summer of 2014, and the impact of tick born diseases on the North Country.. and the nation as a whole.. And we start by looking at a new focus on the issue at Trudeau Institute where Dr Timothy Sallati is creating a research center of excellence for the study of Lyme and other tick born diseases (… Click above to listen )

CCHA Presents Rouses Point & Champlain History Tour

The Clinton County Historical Association, as a continuation of its annual tours of historical venues and cemeteries in Clinton County, is pleased to announce an August 16th tour of Maple Hill Cemetery in Rouses Point and the former Frog Farm in Champlain. Hosted by Robert St. John, the tour will feature the history of Rouses Point’s earliest residents and Champlain’s unique history of frog farming. (… Click above for more )

K&J – Sandra Geddes on The Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration

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Today we’re going to look ahead just a few weeks to the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration… and this year, Mayor Calnon has tasked the City’s new Events Coordinator Sandra Geddes with helping to coordinate the logistics and the planning of all of the weekend’s activities… We sat down just outside of her office which for the summer is located on the waterfront at the City’s new Marina…. She is focused for the next few weeks on making sure the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration goes off without a hitch. (… Click on the link above to listen, and for a complete schedule of the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration Weekend )