Category: Outdoors

K&J – Tourism Marketing & Branding for Tupper Lake

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In today’s K&J show here on WNBZ we’re spending some time in the Visitor Information Center in Tupper Lake with Michelle Clement who is the Marketing Manager for Tupper Lake and Hamilton County in the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism. In a few weeks they’ll be hosting an open community discussion to continue their work identifying…

USA Luge Staying in Lake Placid

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced over the weekend that USA Luge will remain in Lake Placid. The announcement follows the association’s annual meeting, in Park City, Utah, in which the USA Luge board of directors voted unanimously to keep their headquarters in upstate New York for the next five years. Last year, USA Luge issued a…

City of Plattsburgh Seeks Proposals for Food Service at the Plattsburgh City Beach and Plattsburgh City Marina

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The City of Plattsburgh invites proposals from interested individuals and businesses to provide food service options at the Plattsburgh City Beach and the Plattsburgh City Marina.  RFP documents can be found on www.cityofplattsburgh-ny.gov and the City of Plattsburgh’s Recreation Department webpage, www.plattsburghrecreation.com.  The City of Plattsburgh is seeking energetic, innovative vendors who are interested in…

City Advances $34,000 for Saratoga Replica Project at City Beach

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The City of Plattsburgh is loaning itself enough money to cover construction of a replica of the Saratoga..  If you recall… The Saratoga was anchored in Plattsburgh Bay during the Battle of Plattsburgh in 1814 and it’s Victory helped solidify the American’s control of Lake Champlain at the time… Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon says they needed an…

K&J – Saranac River Trail Enters Phase Two

Saturday turned out to be a beautiful day and that was the case for the Saranac River trail as many residents in the region participated in a citywide cleanup.. One of the locations they chose this year was the river trail which is where we stopped first… Clean up Day Saturday wasn’t just about the…

K&J – 5k/10k this weekend Benefits Blood Cancer Research

Krista Tuthill

Krista Tuithill is a lifelong native of Vermontville.. Her parents are Bryon and Amy Tuthill, and she graduated from Saranac Lake High School in 2006… This weekend (Saturday April 9th) she’s the co-sponsor of a 5k/10k run to benefit blood cancer research. She’s been planning the event with the help of DJ Racette who also…

K&J – Hunting for Easter Eggs at CVPH

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Kerry Haley is the Executive Director, and Michelle Senecal is the Events Manager and Special Projects Coordinator at the Foundation of CVPH. The Easter Egg Hunt at CVPH is Saturday (3/26/16) and kids should be lined up and ready to go at 10 am because the hunt begins at 10am sharp on the front lawn…

K&J – Champlain Valley Boat & RV Show

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Join us today for the K&J show. We’re thinking about spring.. And Outdoor Recreation…  Over the weekend we had an opportunity to stop into the Champlain Valley Boat and RV Show at the Crete Civic Center…    And in addition to speaking with a few of the vendors, we’ll also speak with Scott Woodward who is the…

1st Annual Discover Plattsburgh Irish Festival is a Winner

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It was a gorgeous weekend in the North Country and that was good news for the first Annual Irish Festival in Plattsburgh…  The event was held in the Durkee Street parking lot where the Farmers Market building was turned into an Irish Tavern for the day. Plattsburgh Events and Promotions Coordinator Sandra Geddes says it couldn’t…

Third Annual Adirondack Winter Challenge

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the success of the third annual Adirondack Winter Challenge in Lake Placid, which highlights Upstate New York as a world-class tourism destination. Hundreds of State and local officials, community members and professional athletes joined Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and senior administration officials to participate in some of the region’s most…

City Council Considers Options for Farmers Market

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Plattsburgh’s City Council is evaluating the 2016 Farmers Market Season and it’s current location on Durkee Street downtown. Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon says the Council is assessing interest in alternate days of operation including other possible locations, and to determine if any other organizations would like to be considered as Farmers Market Operators; for other…

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…

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…