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Kendrick Lamar
Hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar (center) brings his Pulitzer Prize-winning rhymes to SPAC on June 9. (Kendrick Lamar/YouTube)

Newly Minted Pulitzer Prize Winner Kendrick Lamar To Appear At SPAC This Summer

On April 17, the hip-hop artist was awarded the coveted music prize, a historic win and first for his genre.

Up until yesterday, Saturday, June 9, was just another would-be enjoyable date on Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s upcoming summer schedule. Now, it’ll be showcasing American history. That’s because hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar,…

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Whiteface Mountain
At 4,867 feet above sea level, Whiteface Mountain is the fifth highest mountain in the Adirondacks. (Chelsea Moore)

A Beginner’s Guide To Hiking In Upstate New York: Part II

Five more mountains in the Adirondack High Peaks that will get you hooked on hiking.

Regardless of what the headline of this story might suggest, by this point—assuming you’ve already completed all the hikes in my first “guide to hiking“—you’re no longer a beginner hiker: You’re in…

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Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar about to meet his bloody end. (Sue Kessler)

Exclusive: Skidmore Professor Discusses His Contemporary Spin On ‘Julius Caesar’

Lary Opitz is directing a 90-minute student production of the Shakespeare classic, which is being performed on campus through April 22.

Julius Caesar once crossed the Rubicon to conquer Rome—but this time, he’s doing it across the Hudson with an updated wardrobe on the Skidmore College campus. The college’s theater department is staging…

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Hall's Boat
In a lake brimming with fiberglass vessels, Hall's is keeping wooden boats afloat. (Lawrence White)

Hall’s Boat: Lake George Company Is Elevating Wooden Boat-Making Into An Art Form

'saratoga living' stops by the boat-maker's headquarters to talk about what it takes to make a classic.

Growing up on the California coast, I was around boats for most of my life. I volunteered for four years in the Coast Guard, where I dealt with merchant, pleasure and fishing…

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FROM THE EDITOR
'saratoga living' Editor in Chief Richard Pérez Feria.

‘saratoga living’ Editor In Chief, Richard Pérez-Feria: When Your House Is A Home

Our editor adds Saratoga Springs to his list of amazing cities he's called home.

As I write this, I realize it’s the anniversary of the day when I bought my first home, and I’m taken back to the surreal feeling I had then, not only because…

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT
TOGA HERITAGE
A sample of TOGA HERITAGE's wonderful, Saratoga-centric products. (TOGA HERITAGE)

Business Spotlight: TOGA HERITAGE

Learn about your new favorite Saratoga lifestyle brand.

TOGA HERITAGE is a true labor of love. “It’s something that I’ve wanted to do my entire life,” says owner Deborah DePasquale. Born and raised in Upstate New York, Deborah fell hard…

MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR

Chris Morrow, Co-Owner Of Northshire Bookstore

Flip through the pages of his past and present.

I recently had the chance to interview Chris Morrow, the co-owner of Northshire Bookstore, a much-loved, two-story storefront on Broadway in Saratoga Springs that sells—of course—loads of great books, as well as…