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If Saratoga County Won the Lottery, What Would We Do?

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Just imagine, for a moment, everyone in Saratoga County put in one buck and won a mega lottery!

This blog will ask you a lot of questions. Put your thinking cap on, my friends.

What would we buy, collectively?

How does Saratoga County view itself and share that view with the rest of the world? 

Of course, this won't happen, but let's just think: what does Saratoga County need?

We have so much. And, I know from talking to a lot of people, we're a pretty content group. But, what would you want to see come to Saratoga County, especially for our children?

More of the arts? 

More theater?

More recreation? 

More unique shopping? 

More indoor activities for the winter months? 

More outdoor venues for the summer months? 

More daytime, family oriented fun?

More nightlife?

More restaurants?

More homemade ice cream parlors?

More equestrian themed possibilities?

Or, less of all the above?

What do we want to be Saratoga? 

My older son says he wants a New York City style deli.

My younger son wants a year-round indoor skate board and bike park like the one he used in New Hampshire.

Another friend thinks we need a dinner theater; another wants movie theaters that show the more artsy films you cannot see here but have to go to Albany or New York City to see.

I ask this question all the time of Saratogians. And, I get plenty of answers. I want to hear from you, Saratoga!

One acquaintance wants a zoo for her children to enjoy; and, I know a lot of adults, would, too.

Another wishes for a seaquarium since we're relatively landlocked and cannot see cool saltwater fish and mammals.

Dr. Seus had the right idea when he wrote the book "If I Ran the Zoo".

What would do? What can be our next step? What would YOU do if YOU ran the zoo?

What new idea will make the region even more unique and grow our community? How best to bring investors to the table to draw major attention to create a more enticing county? What would you want Saratoga County to invest in next? What would bring more jobs? What would bring more visitors? What would you do if you could? How would you find out what people want? 

I ask everyone I meet.

Send your ideas and let's explore together, Saratoga!

Let's follow through and find a way to get the community to agree on what would make this county even more unique, interesting and wonderful to live, raise our children and invite loved ones, family as well as friends to visit, year round.

I will post the top three ideas. I am super curious to know what you are thinking!

And, then, during the next major lottery mania, think big.

EHPVillaSaratoga@aol.com

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Elaine Hume Peake

Elaine Hume Peake has vast experience covering news, lifestyle and entertainment since 1976. As an award-winning media executive, senior producer and show runner for a variety of multimedia, Elaine has a deep sense of curiosity and enjoys digging deep to find not only the serious side of life but also the immense joys. Elaine's proven expertise on the national and the local level while working in Washington, DC for Post Newsweek stations, WPLG in Miami, WABC in New York City, WCBS in New York City and WTEN in the Capitol region, she has found a wonderful home in Saratoga. Elaine has extensive experience on the editorial and the creative production side. She has developed several news and talk shows, documentaries, non-fiction television series, major live events and specials has taken her on a fantastic journey she will share with her audience of A LITTLE ABOUT A LOT. Elaine's perspective after covering riots, Princess Di's death, Pope John Paul II funeral and others such as the search and recovery of the body of John F. Kennedy, Jr, numerous political campaigns, major crime stories to the amazingly life changing days of 9/11 created her level of news gravitas. Elaine has been the driver of numerous newsrooms in the nonstop 24/7 news cycle of New York City, Miami, Washington, DC and now this region. She is well as traveled and enjoyed her globe trotting in search of great tales to share. Elaine loves to communicate the story in an interesting, compelling and enjoyable way. She is a passionate idea generator and program innovator with a news metabolism for innovation, change and a focus on the future while a perspective from over the past 35 years of news. Elaine maintains a keen awareness on delivering enjoyment to her readers whether it be a major news happening or a compelling, memorable moment in time. Elaine is on board with Saratoga.com for a fun ride deeper into the world of this region and wants her readers of A LITTLE ABOUT A LOT to be a part of the journey but also a major participate in the ongoing conversation. Readers can e-mail me with comments, suggestions, ideas, stories at