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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.

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
Fresh produce isn't just for farmers - backyard gardeners are welcome to enter their vegetables and more at the Saratoga County Fair this year.

From downtown hotspots to the popular Race Course, there's a lot to love about Saratoga Springs. While stressful days are inescapable, when you consider everything the area has to offer, life in Saratoga isn't too bad. In a recent study by career resource website Zippia, out of 170 places in New York State that were examined, Saratoga Springs was ranked as one of the least stressed!

Death Wish Coffee is renowned for its entertaining Viking commercial, strong coffee, and being a local company. Next month, the recognizable brand will be a major sponsor for the Markets at Round Lake, an indie craft, food, and drink marketplace on August 13 &14!

Photo Credit: ©2015 Saratoga Photographer.com via Saratoga Business Journal
According to BestColleges.com, Skidmore is among the top 10 list of private colleges in New York State.

If you've been to the Tang Teaching Museum in the past year, then you've likely noticed the ongoing installation named "Energy Field," which has transformed the mezzanine into a colorful lounge and community space. On July 2, a new piece titled "Perpetual Motion" was added to the installation, which was created by artist E.V. Day in response to the recent tragedy in Orlando.

Photo Courtesy of the Tang Teaching Museum: Installation view, Liz Collins -- Energy Field, Tang Teaching Museum, photograph by Arthur Evans.

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