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"Old, full of history, but still young at heart," is how Saratoga is summed up in a story featured in National Geographic Traveler. The June/July issue is home to a nine-page spread on Saratoga Springs. The author, Andrew Nelson, provides a view of the city through rose colored glasses during Saratoga's "perennial summertime explosion of animal spirits and high culture," where he highlights the contrast between the old traditions the city stems from and how they have been adapted today. 

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Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our selected roundup of activities and events ranging from story-time for the tots to an elegant and magical start to the Saratoga Season.


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Come see some of the most beautifully built homes in Saratoga! The 20th Annual Saratoga Showcase of Homes is boasting a spectacular line-up of 13 award winning builders for this year's event. 

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Want the chance to see endangered butterflies on a scenic walk? Head to the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park! There will be guided walks on the trails at the park every Wednesday from May 27th through the end of June at 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. where you hopefully be able to spot Karner blue butterflies along the way!

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International wines, great food, luxury cars and SPAC? Count me in! Make sure you get your tickets this Friday, May 15th for the three-day Saratoga Wine & Food Festival and Concours D'Elegance taking place the weekend of September 11th through the 13th. 

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Going on eleven years, Capital Region Living Magazine has asked readers to give their input as to what businesses and events they feel are the Best in the Capital Region. And, for the third year in a row, the people have spoken... the Saratoga County Fair continues to be the perennial favorite, winning the best County Fair within the Magazine's broader Culture category.

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While the warm weather and sunshine has brought most Saratogians out of hibernation and into the bars and patios of downtown, there is another event that is sure to make Saratoga seem noticeably busier over the next few days.

It's Skidmore's "Senior Week." (Congratulations, Class of 2015!) For those unsure with the term, it's students' last week before graduation and they will most definitely be taking advantage of their last week in Saratoga Springs, I mean, who wouldn't? 

Whether you want to be where the action is or you would rather steer clear of the large crowds, we've rounded up where the hot spots and the more low-key bars will be this week!

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It looks like the warm weather is finally here to stay for awhile and what better way to ring in the spring and the start of summer than by exploring through beautiful gardens filled with fountains, winding pathways and of course, perfect flowers? 

We've rounded up several great garden tours happening in Saratoga and around the Capital Region in the coming weeks and months for you to check out.

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On Wednesday, we wrote about the City's ban on craft beer, wine, and distilled spirit vendors at the Saratoga Farmers' Market. Thanks to some very passionate pleas to the Mayor's office, we're proud to spread the word that the City has reversed its decision and breweries, wineries, and distilleries will be at the Farmers' Market starting tomorrow, May 9!

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One of Saratoga Lake's most popular vacation destinations will be celebrating its revitalization with a Grand Opening on May 30! Brown's Beach Resort has a long history dating back to the late 1800s, but has recently been re-engineered and updated into a spot where memories can once again be created for visitors and locals of all ages.

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