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Visit the Harness Track Saturday Evening for Its Largest Annual Race

Editor’s Note: Due to the excessive heat, Saratoga Raceway track officials and representatives of the New York State Gaming Commission have moved post time from 7:05pm to 8:05pm for the Saturday, July 20 card that features the $260,000 Joe Gerrity Memorial Pace. This article has been updated accordingly. On Saturday, July 20, the Saratoga Casino […]

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Healing, Health & Wellness for the Body, Mind & Spirit with Dr. Sarah

A Health & Wellness Blog by Dr. Sarah LoBisco

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Essential Oils for Overall Brain Functioning, Calming, and Better Memory

This is the concluding post within my series on holistic methods to support psychiatric disorders. Previous articles on various topics, including highlights on essential oils to support mental health, can be accessed here. Essential oils have been shown in many human and experimental trials to calm psychological distress. Aromatherapy is known for soothing the mind […]

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Week 2 at Saratoga Race Course Is Full of Exciting Races & Special Events: July 17-21

Editor’s Note (7/18/2019): On Thursday, July 18th, the New York Racing Association announced that the racing card for Saturday, July 20th, will be cancelled. If you have any additional questions, you’ll want to contact NYRA, which manages the Race Course, by calling their Saratoga Switchboard at 518-584-6200 or submitting a message through their contact form […]

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Last Lull Before the Saratoga Summer

  The Lull Before and After the Storm in Saratoga Springs… I’m driving back from the Saratoga Spa State Park near midnight, after an early evening downpour and storm had drenched the city and knocked down trees and power lines in nearby towns.  That didn’t seem to have mattered to the Avenue of Pines, which […]

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Garden Goddess Sense and Sustainability

A Saratoga Garden Blog

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Celebrate Pollinator Gardens

This week is National Pollinator Week.  So get out to a garden and see what birds, bees, butterflies and other garden creatures do to provide us food and beauty.   The National Pollinator Project  reports that somewhere between 75% and 95% of all flowering plants on the earth need help with pollination.   They need pollinators. […]

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Mom’s Gone Wild!

Editors Note: The Seventh Annual Saratoga Mom Prom occurred last Saturday, April 13, at The Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs. Since your intrepid editor is blessed with a “Y” chromosome, Planet Arthur extends thanks to Paige McCarthy for these photos, and to Nancy Miles for this dispatch from inside this free-flowing estrogen extravaganza. – AG SARATOGA […]

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Living Well In Saratoga Springs NY

Saratoga's Holistic Health Forum Blog

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Announcing My New Featured Blog on!

Last week, you may have come to this page and found no new content!? The tragedy!! You may be wondering, “Where Oh Where Has Dr. Sarah Gone?” Don’t worry, I haven’t left you. I’ve just been prepping for an exciting and new direction for my articles, along with my amazing administrators at! Today, I’m […]

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Frozen Moments In & Around Saratoga

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Checking THIS Item Off My Bucket List!

Bucket list item: Go on a hot air balloon ride. Status: Done! For anyone who may not be aware, this weekend is the annual Saratoga Balloon and Craft Festival, held at the Saratoga Co. Fairgrounds. Rather than “launching” into the many, many crafters and vendors who are participating all weekend, I would just suggest you […]

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Saratoga Horse Racing Blog: f!llies 'n mares

By The Alpha Mare Marion Altieri

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Take Your Kids (and Yourself) to the Rail: the Key to Caring about the Welfare of Horses

I was reminded recently of the single reason why I insist that horse racing administrators have it all backwards, and their apparent intent to turn race tracks into amusement parks is silly (ridiculous, even). The vehicle through which (whom) to turn potential…

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