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Life’s A Beach

Posted by on May 22, 2015 in Slideshow, Summer 2015 | Comments Off

Life’s A Beach

With its private shores and sparse public access points, Saratoga Lake is often overlooked among the recreational assets of the region. The last public beach closed in 2007, leaving the state boat launch in the town of Saratoga as the lone public access point around the roughly six-square mile lake. As a result, the lake is seldom mentioned as a destination for the greater Saratoga Springs area. “When people think of Saratoga, they think of the race track, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, or downtown,” says Alan Richer, the president of the Saratoga Lake Association. “They never...

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Saratoga on the Silver Screen III

Posted by on May 22, 2015 in Slideshow, Summer 2015 | Comments Off

Saratoga on the Silver Screen III

Watching the local premier of the neo-thriller Aftermath at Bow Tie Criterion Cinema in Saratoga in March with writer-director Thomas Farone, his father Thomas Farone, a longtime Saratoga home builder, and several extras was a unique event. Sitting in the audience were Saratoga realtor Scott Varley, who is seen perusing a home in the 2010 film, and Kirk Starczewski of Empire State College, who was surprised to see himself firing multiple rounds of a gun in the shooting range scene. Mayor Joanne Yepsen—who later seemed a bit ruffled by the violence as she munched on popcorn—welcomed the...

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Staycation

Posted by on May 22, 2015 in Slideshow, Summer 2015 | Comments Off

Staycation

By June, residents of the Saratoga-Capital Region probably have finalized plans for their summer vacations. However, by vacationing elsewhere they might be missing out on some unique and fun things to do right here. Many of us are well aware of the large number of vacationers who come to the region every summer. The experience ofthe fortunate residents who own a house on one of the many lakes is telling. Summer typically brings about an influx of seasonal neighbors and a stream of out-of-town houseguests. For them, Saratoga is not the area’s only August place to be. Not all of us live in...

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Summer Arts Preview 2015

Posted by on May 22, 2015 in Slideshow, Summer 2015 | Comments Off

Summer Arts Preview 2015

  Flowers bloom. Sidewalk café tables reappear. The streets and Congress Park fill with people. And the city’s arts scene undergoes a similar resurgence, with no shortage of cultural happenings. In fact, it seems impossible to do and see it all. But we’ve selected some of the arts and cultural highlights of the season— get out and enjoy. - Kirsten Ferguson     Opera Saratoga Summer Festival Promises Enchantment for All Ages Summer in Saratoga Springs offers a multitude of possibilities for fans of the arts. Opera enthusiasts in particular will be gratified to learn that...

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Fall Essentials

Posted by on Oct 11, 2014 in Fall 2014, General, Slideshow | Comments Off

Fall Essentials

From ghost tours to fall festivals, don’t miss these exciting events happening in and around Saratoga Springs this fall. Ride the Rails to North Creek The town of North Creek will be bustling on the weekend of October 11 and 12 with the Gore Mountain Harvest Fest and the North Creek Fall Festival. Both are free to the public and will include food, music and shopping. Gore Mountain activities include gondola rides, downhill mountain biking, a climbing wall and much more. Festivities run from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on both days. After getting your fill of the mountain life, stroll along...

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On the Edge of Innovation

Posted by on Oct 11, 2014 in Fall 2014, Slideshow | Comments Off

On the Edge of Innovation

Discovery Degree students from Russell Sage College study the ecology of the Hudson River at Dennings Point in Beacon. Michael J. Hickey, executive director of Siena College’s Stack Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, reviews a student’s work. Ashley Johnston and the adjustable limb she created with the help of Union College’s Objet500 Connex Multi- Material 3D printer. Dr. John Rieffel with Union College’s Objet500 Connex Multi-Material 3D printer, which was purchased with a National Science Foundation grant. Photo by Matt Milless,...

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