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Visiting Saratoga for the weekend and not sure where to stay? Take a look at The Westchester House Bed and Breakfast. I recently had the opportunity to speak with one of the owners, Stephanie Melvin, who provided me with the rich history of The Westchester House. From its beginnings nearly 130 years ago to Stephanie and her husband, Bob's, complete restoration project, the house is truly one of Saratoga's treasures.


Nearly 238 years later, an often overlooked hero of the Battle of Saratoga has become the subject of a new Revolutionary War biography.


The hype surrounding the long-awaited Winds of Winter continues. But could there be an end date in sight? 


Bruce Piasecki, president and founder of Ballston Spa's AHC Group, Inc. and best-selling author of Doing More With Less has published a memoir, Missing Persons: A Life of Unexpected Influences, that has been in the works for 17 years.   

Good Morning Magic!


His magic has made it to the big leagues! The Saratoga Magician, 23-year-old Steven Brundage, has made it big after landing a feature on Good Morning America this morning.

Whoever says they don't believe in magic... they haven't met Steven Brundage. The 23-year-old magician, who is known for his talents locally in and around Saratoga, has made it big. After a 3:00 am pull over by the cops on December 5th, Steven's magic has gone to a whole new level of awesomeness, and even some recent attention from Good Morning America!


Tom Durkin is retiring after a 24 year long career as Saratoga County's favorite race track announcer. Durkin thrills horse racing fans with his exciting and unique style. The last race he calls will be held on August 31, 2014.

The bluish-white words "The Wine Bar" are illuminated on the sidewalk in front of the picturesque Broadway restaurant that sits lofted above the sidewalk. The Wine Bar's 14-year tenure at this ideal location is getting a refreshing update under new Restaurant Manager Matt Campion and Executive Chef Cameron Nealey.


Although it's 2013 and not 1963, the halls of Skidmore College are abuzz with Beatlemania. Each fall before Thanksgiving, students, faculty, and the Skidmore community gear up for the annual Beatles tribute concert, Beatlemore Skidmania

We spoke with Professor Gordon Thompson, the man behind the student group that plans the event. We also got a chance to chat with student David Slitzky about his experience as a performer and an organizer of the incredibly popular concert.

On Friday, October 11, at 7:30am in the morning, Jeannette Liebers opened the doors to her much-anticipated Sweet Mimi's Cafe on Phila Street in downtown Saratoga.

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