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Saratoga’s Social Scene Kicks into High Gear

Posted by on Jul 11, 2014 in Essential Events, Slideshow, Summer 2014 | Comments Off

Saratoga’s Social Scene Kicks into High Gear

Gary and Jennifer Contessa attending the Saratoga Warhouse Benefit at the Fasig-Tipton Harry Bucciferro, Marcia Miller, Maria Bucciferro and Bob Miller at the Dance Museum Gala Maylou Whitney and Suzee Baily at the Fashionable Fillies Luncheon Rick Violette with Jack and Dorothy Knowlton at the Equine Advocates Benefit Michele Riggi with Sally Hill at the Fashionable Fillies Luncheon Margie and Michael Rotchford attending the Medical Mission for Children Gala Saratoga is a happening place to be, especially during track season. From July 18 to...

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Polo Passport

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in General, Slideshow | Comments Off

Polo Passport

Download Your Polo Passport APP today for your phone or tablet To enter… Visit the Polo Passport Parties throughout Downtown Saratoga Springs  Scan the QR code at every participating venue  Take a SELFIE in front of the Polo Passport Medallion  Party on! You can win polo tickets, subscriptions to Saratoga Living magazine and the Ultimate Party for four at the finals of the Veuve Clicquot Women’s challenge on August 31, 2014. Participating restaurants and bars: Maestro’s Dango’s Prime at Saratoga National Seven Horse Pub One Caroline Street Bistro The Merry...

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Summer Arts Preview 2014

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in Featured, Featured Post, Slideshow, Summer 2014 | Comments Off

Summer Arts Preview 2014

AFTER WHAT OFTEN FEELS LIKE a slumbering winter, when icy sidewalks and blustery days conspire to keep people indoors, summer is upon us with a riot of outdoor fun and cultural activities. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) launches its season of Live Nation pop concerts and esteemed classical events at the end of May, while other local cultural institutions come alive with a whole range of dynamic programming. The following is our guide to this summer’s arts happenings. Classical & Dance Last year, SPAC reduced the summer residency of the venerable New York...

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Downtown Troy

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in General, Road Trip, Slideshow, Summer 2014 | Comments Off

Downtown Troy

  Troy, N.Y. is better than you realize” is the title of one social media site that sings the praises of Troy, the Capital Region city once maligned for its struggling economy and urban decay. The girders of a great city were always there: In the 19th century, Troy was an industrial powerhouse in shipping, steel and textiles, including the detachable shirt collars that gave the city its nickname “Collar City.”  After World War II, Troy’s manufacturing industry declined quickly and its economy remained in the doldrums for decades, while many...

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From Lake House to Horse Room

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014 in Slideshow, Summer 2014 | Comments Off

From Lake House to Horse Room

For a teenager growing up in Saratoga in the 1940s, the lake house casinos were alluring— and not always out of reach—when roulette wheels were spinning and racing was in full swing in August. The horse rooms, in contrast, stayed open all year, and were just fixtures in the neighborhoods where men hung out, and teens could poke their heads in the back room to glimpse horse names being chalked on the board as race results came over the wire.  “When I was almost 16, we were allowed in Smith’s Interlaken casino during the afternoon,” recalls Fred Ryan, who grew up in...

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Healthcare Highway

Posted by on May 3, 2014 in Featured, Slideshow, Spring 2014 | Comments Off

Healthcare Highway

Joining forces with a focus on outpatient care, Schenetady’s Ellis hospital, St. Peter’s Healthcare, Albany Medical Center, Saratoga Hospital and Glens Falls Hospital have expanded into the fast-growing towns of Southern and Northern Saratoga County. Nationally, the healthcare conversation of late centers on Obamacare. In the Saratoga- Capital Region, our attention is also focused on recent mergers and joint ventures that realigned our healthcare choices. The 2011 merger of St. Peter’s Hospital with Seton Health and Northeast Health created the...

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