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September is nearly here and college approaching fast, but before you hit the books, there's so much to do before classes start. The Fab Five awards were announced earlier this summer, and using those as a reference, I present to you the top 5 places to go in Saratoga before summer wraps up.

Travers Day has passed, your skin has absorbed all the UV rays you could possibly imagine, the bathing suit section at Target is almost now fully non-existent, and there seems to be a "back-to-school savings" flyer in your mailbox at least twice a week. What does that mean?...Sadly, the summer is drawing to a close.

The new Saratoga County Fair Pageant was held in the Talent Pavilion on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

This past Sunday was my first ever experience at Saratoga Racetrack and it was one to remember. Winning my first race was a highlight however, it was all downhill from there..

If you haven't done or seen these things, then you're not doing Saratoga right. I've compiled a list of things, i.e. places to go or eat and activities to do, that I, and most of Saratoga, consider a crime if you haven't at least tried. So grab a seat and read through this list. If you find something you haven't otherwise heard of, you're welcome, because I've just made your weekend plans for you.

The 2014 Saratoga County Fair is right around the corner and with that comes the ever-anticipated Talent Contest! If you or someone you know has a talent, now is the time to showcase it!

Saratoga: Health, History, Horses and...Having Fun!

Make Candle Collective your family's favorite new destination for fun this summer!

Flower children, gypsy queens, festie-heads, and bohemian goddesses have joined forces to create the foundation for this year's summer trends. Think lace, burn out tees, thrift-inspired frocks, destroyed denim, mix-match patterns, headbands galore, silky bell bottoms,and fringe- put it all together and what do you get? The cool-girls closet for Summer 2014.

Last week, Saratoga Spa State Park released a video of lightning striking a tree at the SPAC Box Office. This incredible video has been picking up some major steam across weather-related social channels throughout the nation.

Have a look at the video that is catching so much attention:

That poor tree...

Now here are 5 interesting facts you didn't know about lightning!

Brown's beach was a family favorite for many years for residents of Saratoga county, as it was one of the only public access swimming beaches with shallow water and a sandy bottom on Saratoga Lake. To everyone's dismay it was closed in 2007.

Luckily, Brown's beach was bought by the Town of Stillwater in May of last year. Since then they have been working feverishly to get the beach open and ready for visitors sometime this summer!

Swimming won't be the only attraction either! They have big plans to bring the beach back to its former glory and maybe even better!

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