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An international wedding and fashion photographer, Lisa Miller, is also the artist behind the lens of some of Saratoga's most stunning and unique horse photography, recently recognized with distinctions from ESPN and Bloodhorse.com.

This summer, the new Equine Gallery at Studio di Luce spotlights her acclaimed photography in a place of its own.

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With photographs that evoke such emotion, it's no secret that horses hold a very special place in Miller's heart. That's why her sales profit more than just her own bottom line.

You may remember starting back in February when Mingle offered their "Attitude of Gratitude" promotion where 15% of breakfast, lunch and dinner proceeds were offered to a different local organization every Monday. This past Thursday, Mingle invited the 12 organization beneficiaries to take part in the "Giving Back Event" and the results were outstanding

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Help get Irish 2000 Fest back on its feet after to the torrential downpour of 2014. The  organizers are hosting a fun fundraiser (fun-raiser, get it?) on June 6th from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds.

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SPAC's Rock & Run 10k and 5K fundraiser is the perfect, high-energy kick off to summer and is a great way to support opportunities for local children to experience the performing arts.
It will take place on May 17th at SPAC beginning at 9:00 A.M. with a 1K Kids' Run followed by the 5K and 10K races at 9:30 A.M. There will also be over 20 Capital Region bands performing along the running routes and at the free post-race party! 

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Photo Credit: Lawrence White

Beginning Thursday, April 30th, 2014, the two week Saratoga Springs Horse Show will celebrate its 55th consecutive show. Since 1960, the show has been the first outdoor USEF Premier (AA) Rating and USEF Jumper 4 Rating show in the Northeast. Last year, nearly 500 horses and riders of all ages arrived in Saratoga Springs to compete in this prestigious event.

The holiday season is a time of cheer, holiday spirit and giving. It is this time of year when everyone's hearts seem a little bigger and people reach a little deeper into their pockets to help others. Charities see the most contributions around the Christmas season.

If you have been wanting to get your children into the giving spirit but unsure which charity would be a good fit, we have found just the thing... let them give a teddy bear to brighten a child's day in the hospital!

While the holiday shopping season constantly bombards us with advertisements and big store sales, more and more shoppers have begun to buy locally and simplify their holiday experience. In turn, the local shopping trend has reinforced the importance of local giving. 
When The Burners U.K. went on hiatus in 2006, many of the local rock cover band's fans thought they would never again see all seven original members perform together. An opportunity for die-hard followers and new music lovers alike, The Burners U.K. will perform a benefit concert this September at Vapor Night Club in the Saratoga Casino and Raceway. 

The McCarthy family will host their 4th Annual Alex's Lemonade Stand on Travers Eve, Friday August 23. In their continuing efforts to raise funds and awareness for the fight against kids' cancer, Peter, Paige, Brian and Matt McCarthy have set their goal to raise $2,000 this year!

A recent visit to the Saratoga Automobile Museum made a lasting impression on Robert Moskovits, an executive at the national charity Kars4Kids, headquartered in Lakewood, NJ.

Somewhat of a car enthusiast, Moskovits was amazed at how the Auto Museum opened his eyes to new pieces of automotive history he had yet to learn. He couldn't stop talking about his Auto Museum trip to his coworkers, and they got in touch with us here at Saratoga.com to share his experience and photos.

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The following is a first-hand account of Moskovits' visit:

"Being part of Kars4Kids for a while now has given me a real appreciation for cars.

It was an appreciation that developed over time; at first I was just familiar with cars nearing their end-of-life, and grew to learn how every car no matter how rusted, dented, or what mechanical issues it may have can still make a huge impact . Every car has some value and that value can put a smile on the face of a child.

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