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January 2012 Archives

Get ready to shake off the winter blues and put on your dancing shoes! The Dance Flurry returns to Saratoga February 17-19, 2012. Each year the Flurry brings over 5,000 people of all ages and dancing abilities together to celebrate. 

Now in its 25th year, Mayor Johnson has decided to honor the exceptional gathering and has proclaimed the week of February 12-19, 2012 to be "Celebrate Traditional Music and Dance Week" in the town of Saratoga Springs!

The art gallery "Mimosa's" has settled in to a new home at 489 Broadway, and is ready to celebrate with a grand opening!

MP900423004.JPGThe Saratoga & North Creek Railway's Snow Train is quite a hit so far this year. The train carries passengers from Saratoga Springs up to North Creek, dropping them off for a day of skiing at Gore Mountain before returning back to Saratoga in the afternoon.

If you ride coach, you already save $5 by buying your lift ticket through the railway, and you don't have to drive up there in the morning, or back in the afternoon when your legs feel like rubber and your eyelids are heavy.

Want to find out how you can save even more money on your Snow Train package? Read on..

There's nothing better than a spicy bowl of chili on a cold winter's day... except maybe this: the 1st Annual Chili Bowl at the Saratoga Clay Arts Center -- where five "Celebrity Chefs" cook up their best chili recipes, competing to win over your taste buds!

Actually, your sense of taste and sight are both invited to this party, and it's happening this weekend...

The Saratoga Springs High School Jazz Band is traveling to the most magical place in the world - Disney! These talented young jazz artists will perform and compete in a national jazz festival at Walt Disney World Resort in late February.

Out with the old and in with the new! Tips N Toes Nail Studio is kicking it up a notch and switching locations to downtown Saratoga Springs! Now located in the historical arcade building at 376 Broadway, suite 111, Tips N Toes Nail Studio will be in the perfect location to bring you everything you need to beautify!

MP900422182.JPGFor Earth's Sake, a new family owned and operated natural health food store and eco-friendly boutique is open for business on West Ave. in Saratoga Springs. Tina Bakkalapulo, the owner, took her healthy lifestyle to a whole new level when she opened her own store.

The store features healthy snacks, drinks, a grocery department, vitamins, makeup and more! Check out the gift section too; it's full of things that will surprise, delight and inspire, all while keeping environmental sustainability in mind.

Calling all sports fans! Do you need quality lacrosse gear? Look no further, Ralph's Lacrosse & Uniform Supplier can help you find exactly what you need! Whether you're looking for cleats, helmets, shin-guards, you name it, Ralph's has it all!

On February 25, SPAC's Junior Committee will be hosting The Winter Ball - BOND: Shaken Not Stirred! James Bond attire will be admired, but isn't required! The event will feature live music, dancing, and an open beer & wine bar.

This will surely be an awesome night with your special someone, and it could be even better with this great prize pack we're giving away at Saratoga.com!

Cold air outside keeping you inside? Escape your cabin fever on the Gore Mountain Ski Train, where the journey is just as exciting as the destination.

In its inaugural year, the Saratoga & North Creek Railway is awakening an excursion 70 years forgotten. The railway is offering a two-hour-long trip along the same train route that the last ski train in Saratoga took in 1942.

Saratoga Casino and Raceway anticipates the legalization of Governor Cuomo's proposal to enhance gaming in New York State because they have big ($40M big) plans for expansion, including adding more gaming space, a hotel and more.

Cuomo proposes allowing for Las Vegas style gambling in New York State. This means in addition to playing the slots and video gaming machines, patrons at the Saratoga Casino could also enjoy dealer-hosted gaming tables with card games and more (which I hear your odds are a lot better at the tables anyway).

I was hoping to break the news on this, but it looks like Al beat me to it! Gordon Ramsay, the English chef who is notorious for yelling in people's faces on Kitchen Nightmares, has another show coming up this spring on Fox, called Hotel Hell.

In Hotel Hell, Ramsay will "help fix struggling, privately owned hotels, inns and bed-and-breakfasts in destination towns across the U.S." And he's making one stop later this month in Cambridge, NY (Washington County) to take a look at the historic Cambridge Hotel.

It's so cool to have a local establishment on the show! My girlfriend is a server at the Cambridge Hotel, and she is pretty pumped to be featured on the new TV show. I can't wait to watch the show, and I look forward to following up with a first-hand opinion of Chef Ramsay!

Sports Physical Therapy of NY has been part of the Saratoga community for over 10 years and has just started a new blog on Saratoga.com! Their Care In Motion blog will include information on injuries, pain, wellness, and injury prevention.

Physical therapy isn't just about recovering from injury. The techniques are useful when it come to resolving aches, pains or any functional limitations you may be experiencing. If you have any pain that limits your function or affects your life, it should be addressed. Have questions? Ask the experts at Care In Motion!

Maura Bannon, local fashion guru, has started a blog on Saratoga.com to help you channel your inner fashionista! Maura's philosophy is simple: you don't need to obsess over the latest trends, you just need to find clothes that make you feel like a million bucks.

If you want to spice up your wardrobe, browse some outfits to wear to your next outing, or just find some fashion inspiration, check out Fashion Cents!


One of the best winter traditions in Saratoga, this year's Chowderfest is taking place on February 4th from 11am - 4pm. 

Winterfest runs from February 3-5th, and Chowderfest marks one of the most celebrated events of the year, making this an excellent weekend to be in Saratoga Springs! We're giving something away that will make it even better! Read on...

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