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Saratogian George Crum, Inventor of the Potato Chip

Black History Month: George Crum, Inventor of the Potato Chip
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A Beloved Snack, Created in our own Backyard How George Crum Created the Potato Chip February is Black History Month, the roots of which were established in 1920 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the second black person to graduate from Harvard University and the son of former slaves. Woodson had co-founded the Association for the [...]

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Summer Ain’t Over Yet: Upcoming Events in August

The Adirondack Museum’s Antiques Show and Sale
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Capital Region and Adirondack Events, August 2012 Some Stuff and Things Going on in August As the summer still rages on, there are plenty of fun stuff and things going on throughout the area, including film, antiques, music, sports, tributes to Ella Fitzgerald and Totie Fields and even a cutthroat cardboard boat race. ALBANY COUNTY [...]

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Boomin’ Beekman: A Look at the Beekman Street Arts District in Saratoga

The Beekman Street Fine Arts Gallery
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Beekman Street: Saratoga’s Thriving Arts District History of Beekman Street: An Artistic and Cultural Renaissance in the Heart of Saratoga Springs Not too long ago, Beekman Street had fallen victim to widespread dilapidation and underuse. Posted at the beginning of Beekman’s three block stretch is a historical marker, nicknaming it the “Dublin neighborhood” – a [...]

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An Interactive Way to Ring in 2012: First Night Saratoga

In Bb 2.0
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First Night Saratoga 2012 Saratoga’s New Year’s Eve Celebration–First Night: Art Unleashed 20 days. 3 hours. 10 minutes. 40 seconds. The countdown to First Night Saratoga 2012 has begun! For just $12-$15 per person (children under 5 are free), you can enjoy six hours of entertainment by attending 70 performances in 35 different venues, on [...]

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Top 10 Things to Do in Saratoga for the Holidays

Saratoga Festival of Trees
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Top 10 Things to Do in Saratoga for the Holidays Saratoga Holiday Events: Puppets, Trees, Food, Wine, Santa and Some Great Holiday Shopping A lot of the holiday happenings around Saratoga are age-old traditions. It’s only natural that a city full of history would celebrate the holiday season in such a way. Whether time-honored or [...]

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Saratoga Restaurant Week Kicks Off on December 2nd

Sushi Thai Garden
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Saratoga Restaurant Week 2011 $18.19 for a 3 Course Meal at Participating Saratoga Restaurants this December So you want to go out to dinner but you don’t want to spend a lot. No problem, right? Except as soon as you open the menu, you realize you have to get an appetizer. I mean, they look [...]

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The Top 10 Coolest Stores in Saratoga

G. Willikers
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Top 10 Coolest Stores and Shops in Saratoga Springs, NY Best Shopping in Saratoga: Toys, Records, Boutiques, Olive Oil, Fun and More Await You Saratoga has a lot to offer both visitors and residents alike – the springs, the race course, a rich history, and some of the best shopping in the upstate NY area. [...]

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Fourth Annual Winter Sports and Healthy Living Expo Coming Soon to Saratoga Springs

WF Glade Skiing Pic - Nov 11 (300x200)
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Adirondack Sports & Fitness Winter Sports and Healthy Living Expo 2011 Adk Sports & Fitness Winter Expo Coming Soon to Saratoga Springs If you’re an athlete, sports enthusiast, a recreational sports person, or someone who just wants to get a little healthier in life, this may be an event you want to check out. The [...]

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A Hearty Feast of Food and Wine: The Pride of New York Harvest Festival

The Pride of New York Harvest Festival
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Pride of New York Harvest Fest, Saratoga Springs Pride of NY Harvest Fest at the Saratoga City Center: Get Your Fill of Fine Food & Wine According to the ever-reliable Wikipedia, a harvest festival is defined as “an annual celebration, which occurs around the time of the main harvest in a given region.” Harvests usually [...]

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A F’ing Riot: Local Actors Guild of Saratoga’s The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Review

Local Actors Guild of Saratoga
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Local Actors Guild of Saratoga, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Review One of the Year’s Best: The Great American Trailer Park Musical at Saratoga Art Center’s Dee Sarno Theater As I settled into Saratoga Art Center’s Dee Sarno Theater for The Great American Trailer Park Musical’s last curtain call, the woman sitting to my [...]

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