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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.

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.

Local fashion leader opens new designer-focused shop in downtown Saratoga that will feature luxury consignment at off Broadway prices!

Craving more free time? Does your busy lifestyle make it difficult to get daily tasks done and still have time to enjoy your family and leisure time? If so, then this is one business you will surely want to take advantage of.

Google photographers are able to create a revolutionary "street view" of a venue that actually takes the user on a 360-degree tour inside the venue. They recently visited Crafters Gallery of Saratoga Springs, NY. Check out the result!

A few months back, in Wilton Mall, The Comic Depot packed up 3500 square feet of thousands of back-issued comics, boxes of graphic novels, manga, paperback books and comic supplies, piles of action figures, busts, posters and Japanese snacks, and thousands of MTG singles and binders full of YuGiOh singles, and moved to their dream location on Broadway in downtown Saratoga Springs.

There are two types of Holiday shoppers: those who love the gift-buying rush, plan out their shopping in advance, and relish the thrill of a good deal. Then there's the rest of us, wandering through stores with a Scrooge-like attitude, uninspired list, and tight budget.

That's why Saratoga.com rounded up their huge giveaway of $1,500 in gift certificates to Saratoga restaurants, stores, and spas! 

Tucked away on a quiet country road seemingly in the middle of nowhere yet somehow close to it all, there lies a hidden gem that is every bit worth discovering as a cool glass of water in the midst of the desert.

This unpretentious venue with glossy wooden tables and more bottles of beer on the wall than you can sing may soon become your favorite place to grab a quick breakfast or lunch... or possibly even dinner as the Route 67 Country Store and Cafe considers adding a dinner menu to their roster of fresh-from-the-farm selections.

From the humble beginnings of a tired old Harmony Corners X-Tra Mart in 2008, Route 67 Country Store and Cafe first opened in 2009, offering a fully renovated, clean, contemporary community meeting place for residents looking to fill their tanks or tummies in the Charlton area, southwest of Saratoga between Ballston Spa and Amsterdam.

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The Food

Regulars agree, the specialty breakfast and lunch selections are beyond amazing, featuring honest, fresh ingredients that offer fullness in flavor with every bite, including vegetarian and gluten-free options. Get your meal to go, or slow down and sit down with a glass of their homemade lemonade and take it all in.

Shopping at the racetrack? Who would have thought? Now you can at the "Boutiques at the Grandstand!" The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) recently announced an all-new retail area for track patrons. The "Boutiques at the Grandstand" will feature an array of fashion and art vendors.

cycling contest.jpgHaving trouble keeping up with your New Year's Resolution to stay in shape this year? This is your chance to stay in shape without having to spend anything! Enter the contest now to win 10 classes ($110 value) to the Saratoga Cycling Studio


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Spinning is a great way to improve your cardio and burn calories no matter how fit you are. Anyone can benefit from a class where you can burn up to 800 calories per hour! All you have to do is enter the contest today for your chance to win 10 free spinning classes. Remember, you can improve your chances of winning by entering once per day. 

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