K&J – The 2015 NYSSMA Zone 6 All State Area Music Festival

November 23, 2015

In today’s WNBZ Podcast… A musical program. That’s because we spent the day at the New York State School Music Association 2015 Zone 6 Area All State Music Festival in Peru. The music festival is attended by some of the best high school musical performers in the state. The program begins with a mixed chorus, and continues with the Area All State Concert Band followed by the women’s chorus, and the Jazz Ensemble.

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K&J – Horror High (Presented by the Beekmantown Drama Club) Opens Friday Night

November 13, 2015
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The Beekmantown High School Drama Club Presents “Horror High” this weekend..  In fact the play opens tonight at 7pm… Friday the 13th… At the Beekmantown High School Auditorium…  Mike Nystoriak is the Pit Conductor, The Musical Director is Mrs Kathy April… “Horror High” is Co Directed by Choreographer Mrs Piper Bruce and by the club’s […]

K&J – Good Grades for the One to One Digital Literacy Initiative at Beekmantown

November 12, 2015
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The Beekmantown Central School District is one of only a handful of school districts implementing a one to one policy for digital literacy…  That means once they’ve completed the roll out… every student in the school will have a Dell Chromebook..   Gary Lambert is Director of 21st Century Learning at Beekmantown, he says the work […]

Veteran’s Day Ceremonies in Saranac Lake

November 12, 2015

Wednesday was a day to Honor Veterans and talk about issues they face.. At the Harrietstown Town Hall.. A ceremony for Veteran’s..  Master Sergeant Joseph Fischer was the guest speaker.. He chose the opportunity to reflect on two issues… One – Post Traumatic Stress and Two – The increasing suicide rate among Veterans.. Fischer says […]

K&J – A Traditional Ceremony in Bloomingdale for Veterans

November 11, 2015
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Kids in Bloomingdale have the day off today for Veterans Day but on Tuesday they were given the chance to recognize veterans they’ve been talking to and learning about with posters that will hang in the schools hallways as a reminder of their service to our country…  Bloomingdale Principal Trish Kenyon says the Blooomingdale Veterans […]

K&J – A Forum on Campus Sexual Assault, Title IX and Affirmative Consent

November 6, 2015
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Affirmative Consent is the topic of a gender and women’s studies forum at SUNY Plattsburgh on Thursday… Panel members on hand to discuss the issue included attorney Susan Patnode, who provided an opening commentary and acted as the moderator of the discussion.  Butterfly Blaise is the campus Title IX coordinator and adjunct lecturer, she joined […]

K&J – Combatting Bullying and The Tupper Lake Aging in Place Task Force

November 5, 2015

Members of the Tupper Lake Adult Center and Tupper Lake Students gathered together on Wednesday for a luncheon designed to bring them both together to talk about some of the issues kids run into.. not only in a school setting, but also in the community.. and to look at what may have changed over the years..   We’ll start with the kids..  The inter-generational event begins with a presentation by the kids about their group called Friends of Rachel….

Rachael’s Challenge is a national non profit organization dedicated to creating safe connected school environments.. the organization motivates and equips students to start and sustain a chain reaction of kindness and compassion that transforms schools in their communities..

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K&J – Education Alliance Introduces Regent Beverly Ouderkirk

October 30, 2015

Click on today’s program and hear from our new Regent Beverly Ouderkirk. Today we’re at a forum sponsored by the North Country Alliance for Quality Education… On the Panel, New York Senator Betty Little. The new Regent for our region Beverly Ourderkirk.. And Assemblywoman Janet Duprey.. Through the discussion, we’ve been learning that students have […]

Saranac Lake is “Pro Snow”

October 28, 2015

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 […]

Saranac Lake Area Resident Calls for Regulation of Local Head Shops

October 27, 2015

A group of concerned local residents attended the Saranac Lake Village Board Meeting Monday evening, October 26, 2015, to talk about the potential impact that two new head shops located in the Downtown area will have on the community’s health.  Spokesperson, Ann Morgan, presented her concerns and asked the Village Board to provide guidance and […]

K&J – Honoring 46er Number One Herb Clark

October 26, 2015
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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 […]

Project Based Learning at Beekmantown Central Schools

September 10, 2015

Students are beginning to settle into their new routines in schools throughout the North Country That’s the case in Beekmantown’s Middle School as well.. where Principal Amy Campbell tells the School Board Project Based learning for eight graders has gotten of to a good start..  Beekmantown School Superintendent Dan Mannix says Project Based Learning for […]

SUNY Plattsburgh Continues their Annual 9/11 Memorial Service

September 8, 2015

The annual SUNY Plattsburgh 9/11 memorial service will take place at noon, Sept. 11, at the newly renovated Hawkins Pond. The ceremony is coordinated by the Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society and will follow its traditional format of an emcee, guest speakers and live music. This year’s speakers include Dean of Education Michael Morgan, […]

Touring The Kent-Delorde House Museum

September 4, 2015

Next Tuesday, when we return to work from the Labor Day weekend there will only be a few days left until the start of the battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration Weekend which begins Thursday evening at Riverside Cemetery here in Plattsburgh..  One of the highlights of the weekend for re-enactors includes the encampment on the lawn at the Kent DeLord House Museum.. Which is where we caught up with the Museum’s Director, Don Wickman… Actually, we’re in a barn, which is on the property right behind the main house..

We spent some time with Don Wickman on Thursday and talked history, geneology, The kent DeLorde House Museum’s participation in the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration.. And he was kind enough to give us a tour of the Museum…  Join us Tuesday, after the Labor Day Weekend for the K&J show here on WNBZ and we’ll take a tour of the museum and talk more about the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration.

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K&J – Touring the Battle of Plattsburgh Museum

September 2, 2015

BOP 01The Allan S. Everest Interpretive Center is a permanent exhibit located within the War of 1812 Museum on Washington Rd on the Museum Campus. The exhibits chronologically recount the events of the battles at Plattsburgh within the context of the War of 1812: the political and economical causes of the war; the land and naval engagements at Plattsburgh; and the significant role that the battles here played in the final peace negotiations. It’s just a small portion of Part Two of our tour of the Museum ( Click the Play Bar to listen )

The exhibits are “anchored” by a 5’x15′ diorama and an interactive scale model of the village and surrounding area as it was in 1814. The diorama provides the visitor with an aerial view of the 30,000-acre battlefield, the British and American encampments, the forts and batteries, and the culminating land and naval battles of September 11th, 1814.


College Morns Loss of Evan Gillies

September 1, 2015

SUNY Plattsburgh’s VP for Student Affairs says the college’s Student Health and Counseling Center remains open and available to students needing to talk with a counselor following the death of the 21 year old Evan Gillies who was a Junior at the college..  He died Sunday afternoon while jumping off of the Oxbow Bridge in […]

SUNY Plattsburgh Named in Washington Monthly List

August 31, 2015

SUNY Plattsburgh is again on the list of Washington Monthly’s Top 100 colleges and universities providing the “Best Bang for the Buck” in the Northeast. The college was among 14 SUNY institutes to make the cut. The Washington Monthly list shows “which schools in the Northeast are the best value … based on ‘net’ (not […]

A Day on the Farm

August 28, 2015

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 […]

Ettling Welcomes SUNY Plattsbugh Faculty, Staff

August 24, 2015
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SUNY Plattsburgh President John Ettling Friday welcomed faculty and staff to the 2015-2016 academic year — his 12th fall welcome since arriving on campus in 2004. As he has in recent years, Ettling discussed enrollment figures, reporting that 994 freshmen will arrive on campus during opening weekend, Aug. 22 and 23. This represents an acceptance […]

K&J – Plattsburgh Police Chief Desmond Racicot – on Move in Weekend

August 21, 2015
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After more than 26 years of move in weekends, Plattsburgh’s Police Chief Desmond Racicot knows first hand what the added student population means for the City..  Chief Racicot was kind enough to spend some time talking with us about the importance of the relationship between SUNY Plattsburgh and the City’s Police Department.. It’s move in […]