Category: Travel / Tourism

Kevin Babington Wins $75,000 Devoucoux Grand Prix

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Irish Olympic veteran Kevin Babington rode Shorapur to the only clean round to claim victory in the $75,000 Devoucoux Grand Prix of Lake Placid to culminate the 47th annual Lake Placid Horse Show, presented by Sea Shore Stables LLC. Thirty horses tried to master the 15-jump course designed by Olaf Petersen, Jr. of Germany and…

Lake Placid Horse Show Opens with Win for Laura Chapot

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Lake Placid, NY – June 28, 2016 – The 47th annual Lake Placid Horse Shows, presented by Sea Shore Stables LLC, opened their two-week stay in the Adirondacks Tuesday with a limited schedule that featured a win by Laura Chapot in the Sidelines 1.30-meter Speed Class. Chapot picked up right where she left off last…

City Considers Possibilities for Regulating Taxis

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Plattsburgh Police Chief Desmond Rassicoit says police will be out in force this weekend so buckle up, put your phone away and don’t drink and drive! Ward One Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong asks the council to look closely at the City’s approach to regulating taxis and their drivers, Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon says the City’s responsibility…

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…

North Country Honor Flight Sends 14 Vets to DC

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14 Veterans were given the opportunity to visit their Memorials in Washington DC on Saturday..   Barrie Finnigan is the Director of North Country Honor Flight…  He says they’ve moved the ceremony indoors at the Plattsburgh Recreation Center and it seems like they’ve got a good crowd for the ceremony. Saturday’s Honor Flight was the first…

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…

Tupper Lake Road Construction Update

Blasting began on East Park Street Monday… Holbert Explosives is a sub-Contractor for Kubricky Construction and is in charge of blasting for the Sewer.. Water and Drainage lines in the roadway.  This work is anticipated to take 3-4 weeks. Reconstruction of the roadway on Park St. from Wawbeek to Cliff Avenue began yesterday as well.. …

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…

ANZAC Day Brings Australia to Saranac Lake

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The Village of Saranac Lake, Australian students from NCCC and a delegation from the Australian Embassy in Washington, DC were on hand Monday to commemorate ANZAC Day for PTS Awareness. The commemoration was held at the World War One Veterans Memorial Park. ANZAC Day, celebrated on April 25th of each year, is a day of…

Tupper Lake Road Construction Update.

In Tupper Lake the road work continues…  This week Region 7 DOT Construction Engineer Thomas Maroun says Kubricky Construction will be working on Installing sewer services to each building on Park St. Connecting to the new 8” sewer main installed last week. Connections will be made just outside each building… They’ll be Installing new Drainage Storm…

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 – 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…