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If you haven't been to the re-branded Saratoga Casino Hotel, then you should make a trip soon. Anyone who has played a game on the casino floor with a Saratoga Club card through August 20, 2016 will have a chance to win a brand new Maserati GHIBLI!

Photo Credit: Saratoga Casino Hotel
If you've ever spent half an hour or more looking for parking in Saratoga, you're not alone. 

While the idea of paying for parking in Saratoga probably doesn't sound appealing, it may be a way to handle the ongoing parking problem, according to an advisory committee appointed to deal with this exact issue.

Most locals know Saratoga is famous in part for its naturally carbonated springs. But did you know that many have been lost and forgotten over the years?

At one time, there were as many as a hundred or more springs in Saratoga - now, there are fewer than two dozen functioning springs

Thanks to the dedicated efforts of a local nonprofit group, a long neglected and forgotten spring has just been restored, with hopefully more on the way!

Saratoga Springs is full of hotspots and things to do, but that also means it can get extremely busy and crowded. To address this issue, Saratoga Springs has introduced a draft for a Complete Streets program, which has been designed to make the city's roads and sidewalks accessible for everyone -- including pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.

#1 New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Weiner is renowned for her contributions to the popular chick lit genre. However, her upcoming book, titled Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing (October 2016), is her first official move into nonfiction. Soon after its release this year, Weiner will participate in an on-stage interview and Q&A session in Saratoga Springs on October 16!

Photo Courtesy of Northshire Bookstore: Jennifer Weiner author photo © Maarten de Boer
Due to recent shortages of blood supplies across the country, the Saratoga Casino Hotel is teaming up with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive on Monday, July 25th. Read on to find out how your donation will help those in need, and how Saratoga Casino Hotel will thank those who contribute.

In celebration of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center's (SPAC) 50th Anniversary, acclaimed composer Michael Torke was commissioned by the venue, the Wait Family, and The Adirondack Trust Company to create an original orchestral piece. On Sunday, July 31, Torke will give a talk at Spa State Park's Victoria Pool Complex about the inspiration behind his new composition, "Unconquered," in preparation for its world premiere.

(Photo: ©2016 SaratogaPhotographer.com)

A ribbon cutting ceremony, parade, and performance along with a major donation have just been announced for the Saratoga County Fair.

Axe Women Loggers of Maine, photo provided  
The community booth lineup has been announced by NYRA for the 2016 Saratoga Race Track season, with more than 40 area nonprofits and school organizations participating. 

For over a year, the re-branded Saratoga Casino Hotel has been under construction as part of a project to unify Vapor, its casino, harness track, dining outlets, and new luxury hotel. On July 6, there was a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of the 117-room hotel and the wide variety of amenities it has to offer. 

Photo Courtesy of the Saratoga Casino Hotel

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