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May 2, 2014

Downtown community, visitors center planned

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PLATTSBURGH —

They continue to look for business sponsors, with a range of prices based on the number of employees and what level of exposure is desired.

BUSINESS MAP

The association continues to distribute the first version of its Downtown Plattsburgh business map and listing. 

Smooth Moves owner Joe Kovacs said he found out they could make the pamphlets available on all the boats on the Cumberland Head/Grand Isle ferry run for $250 a year, and he thinks they should look into that.

They are hoping to create a second version later this year, with listings available at $75, $25 and free, depending on the type of exposure desired.

Read suggested they form a subcommittee to liaison with City Councilors Rachelle Armstrong and Joshua Kretser, who have both been attending the Downtown Association meetings.

The next association meeting is tentatively scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday, May 19, at a location to be determined.

Email Dan Heath:dheath@pressrepublican.com

MAY FIRST WEEKENDS

Events are free, but people can buy $10 buttons to support First Weekends and receive discounts at downtown establishments.

TODAY

  • Guest Bartender Event. 5 to 8 p.m., Chefy's Bar and Grill, 124 Margaret St., Plattsburgh. Jay Lesage and Haley McGivney perform. Art show by Donna Austin.

SATURDAY, MAY 4

  • Fun at City Hall Place. 1 to 5 p.m., hands-on activities for kids.
  • City Fire Department and City Police Department equipment.
  • Champlain Valley Transportation Museum and Kids Station activities.
  • Gardening events from Grow Buddies Organic Gardening Supplies, Cornell Cooperative Extension master gardeners and Plattsburgh Community Gardens.
  • Performances by Liesa & the Masouda World Dance Ensemble, Jay Lesage, Haley McGiveney and children's musician the Dirty Diapers. Mambo Combo. 5 p.m., City Hall Place stage, concert presented by Champlain Wine Company.

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