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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

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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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Marylou Whitney Headlines a Winning Social Season at Saratoga

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Marylou Whitney Headlines a Winning Social Season at Saratoga

Track fans packed Siro’s like stylish sardines to kick off the racing meet, then returned en masse to the popular watering hole to drown their sorrows—or celebrate their winnings—after the 145th Travers Stakes on Aug. 23. V.E. Day, honoring the Allies’ victory in Europe, beat Wicked Strong, honoring the victims and survivors of the Boston Marathon, by a nose. (The name Boston Strong was taken, so Centennial Farms owner Don Little Jr. chose Wicked Strong instead.) Marylou Whitney Stables entered a long shot in the Travers—Viva Majorca, at 20-1—who finished sixth out of the field of...

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Country Joins City

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in Fall 2014, Featured, Featured Post, Slideshow | Comments Off

Country Joins City

When World War II ended and soldiers returned home to Saratoga Springs, they found a dilapidated city with many businesses on Broadway barely holding on.1 However, in the next few years, business opportunities began to revive and a postwar “baby boom” began to change the nation and the city. By the fall of 1945, high school enrollment had shrunk from 857 to 568 as young men enlisted in the armed services or left school early to take jobs in booming wartime businesses such as General Electric. At the same time, 50 unanticipated kindergartners appeared on the schools’ doorsteps and caused...

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Web Special Only

Posted by on Sep 5, 2014 in Slideshow, Summer 2014 | Comments Off

Web Special Only

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The Unsinkable Mollie Wilmot

Posted by on Aug 10, 2014 in Articles, Featured, Featured Post, General, Slideshow, Track 2014 | Comments Off

The Unsinkable Mollie Wilmot

Mollie’s house, 659 North Broadway in Saratoga. Photo by Lawrence White. An afternoon gathering at Mollie’s house, 659 North Broadway Mollie Wilmot at the Saratoga Race Course in August 1990. Photo by Joseph Levy Mollie Wilmot at the Saratoga Race Course in August 1990. Photo by Joseph Levy Mollie Wilmot at the Saratoga Race Course in August 1990. Photo by Joseph Levy Mollie Wilmot at the Saratoga Race Course in August 1990. Photo by Joseph Levy Mollie Wilmot at the Saratoga Race Course in August 1990. Photo by Joseph Levy The...

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