Category: Saranac Lake

K&J – Saranac Lake Village Trustee Candidate Rich Shapiro

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There are four candidates vying for two opens trustees seats in the Village of Saranac Lake and today we continue our four part series speaking with each of the candidates..  Yesterday we spoke with Bob Bayruns.. You can find that conversation here And Today we’re speaking with Trustee candidate Rich Shapiro. The Village elections will be held…

Adirondack Health Demos New Operating Room Suites

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Adirondack Health says plans to break ground on a transformational restructuring of the surgical department at AMC in Saranac Lake are well under way..  Communications Director Joe Riccio tells us the udated facilities will offer new and expanded services for residents and visitors. But first, he says… AMC wants to make sure all their ‘ducks’…

Saranac Lake School Board Considers Vacation Policy

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The Saranac Lake Central School Board met Wednesday at 6:30pm in the Middle School Library..  On their agenda is a discussion about next year’s school calendar.. This type of process would be fairly routine normally.. But in Saranac Lake this is the first year the district has split the two week spring vacation into two one…

K&J – The Winter Carnival Parade

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Join us for our extended K&J show podcast.. Today we’re talking with all of the participants in the Winter Carnival Parade along with the King & the Queen of Winter Carnival Brendan Keough and Kathy Ford.. This is Part One; This is Part Two; The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Gala Parade results are as follows;…

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…