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Filet Mignon, Ribeye, Prime New York Strip - if those names make your mouth water, then you should visit the newly opened Morton's® The Steakhouse, located right inside the Saratoga Casino Hotel.

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Although the 175th Saratoga County Fair is less than three weeks away, the fair's organizers are still interested in more exhibitors, including children, to help make this year's event bigger and better than ever!

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Photo Courtesy of the Saratoga County Fair
Can you believe the 175th anniversary of the annual Saratoga County Fair is only a month away? To celebrate this accomplishment and the long-lasting impact the fair has had on the local community, Ballston Spa Mayor John Romano has officially proclaimed July 2016 "Saratoga County Fair Month!"

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Both houses of the New York State Legislature have adopted a resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC). The resolution recognizes SPAC's remarkable five-decade history, as well as the role New York State played in founding the venue in the 1960s.

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Photo provided by SPAC
To coincide with our presidential election year, the Tang Teaching Museum will feature a new exhibition, titled "A More Perfect Union," and set up a political convention room in the gallery. Highlighted by a nationwide flag exchange project, the exhibition will be displayed from July 2, 2016 - January 1, 2017.

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Photo courtesy of Mel Ziegler

Are you a fan of the recent craft beer boom? If so, you'll be excited to hear that a new craft brewery specializing in Belgian-style beers will be coming to Saratoga Springs later this summer!

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The emerald ash borer (EAB) has been confirmed for the first time in Saratoga County in the towns of Waterford and Ballston Lake. 

This invasive insect destroys ash trees and has already killed 50 million trees since it arrived in the states from Asia in the mid-1990s. More than 900 million ash trees in the state are at risk.

The DEC needs your help to combat the catastrophic consequences of this insect's presence in our region. 

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EAB larvae galleries behind the bark, photo provided by DEC   
The Saratoga Music Hall - currently used for events like dances and children's theater - could be converted into a courtroom and council chambers as early as next year.

Thanks to local arts groups, a movement is currently underway to save the Music Hall.

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Swing dancers at the Music Hall, photo provided by Spa City Swingers    
The next time you feel like relaxing on one of Saratoga Springs' sidewalks, think again! In a recent vote, Saratoga Springs approved of a ban against sitting and lying on any sidewalk in the city.

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Thanks to the Timber Framers Guild, an important visitors center will be constructed in Schuylerville during August and September of this year.

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Image provided, credit to Saratoga Associates   

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