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Tag: Saratoga Springs

‘Anomaly’ Puts the Capital Region’s Film Scene in the Spotlight

Move over, Hollywood. Many filmmakers have a new cinema hotspot they’re hitting up these days: Saratoga Springs. “I’ve found that the Capital Region public really values art and wants to see it thrive,” says Spencer Sherry, a local filmmaker and producer from Laurens (near Cooperstown). “The generosity and excitement for the work is invaluable, and it’s the sort of support that doesn’t really exist...

MVP: Lorna Chavez is Enjoying the Ride

If you’ve never had the pleasure of meeting exercise rider Lorna Chavez, chances are you haven’t spent much time on the Saratoga backstretch.  “She knows everybody and everybody knows who she is,” says fellow rider Caroline Nally. “Even the spectators know her.” Part of the reason for Chavez’s celebrity is that she never misses an opportunity to tell someone “Good morning” or ask “How are you,...
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Capital Region Gives Back: Michele Jennings, Executive Director, H.O.P.E.

Michele Jennings has always known she’s a cat lady. After volunteering for her local SPCA in high school, Jennings worked for an animal rescue and...

Capital Region Gives Back: Isabelle Franco, Volunteer Actor, Home Made Theater

Isabelle Franco has experienced the power of the performing arts firsthand. And she wants to make sure the next generation reaps the same benefits. Earlier...

Saratoga’s Ultimate Food & Drink Guide

From buzzy nightcaps and yummy vegan dishes to the inside dirt on each of Saratoga's coffee shops, no local food or drink was left...

The State of Saratoga’s Food Scene

The 2023 Saratoga racing season passed by in much the same fashion as track seasons of the last 150 years. Popular restaurants (*cough* Panza’s)...

Lucy’s Unveils Decked-Out Mobile Bar

Lucy’s Bar, with its bounteous décor, has been a recognizable Caroline Street fixture since it opened in the fall of 2021. But as word...

Milton Tavern Opens for Business on Geyser Road

Launching any business in the middle of track season in and around Saratoga Springs can be a sink-or-swim situation. For Milton Tavern on Geyser...

Howdy, Partner: Racing Syndicates Take Center Stage

These days, the Sport of Kings is no longer limited to royalty. Thanks to the recent rise of partnerships, also known as syndicates, we commoners...

Who Knew Blue Canoe: The Story Behind Saratoga Race Course’s Infield Oddity

It’s the question asked by most Saratoga Race Course first-timers who peer past the horses thundering down the stretch: Why is there a canoe...

Styling Summer at Encounter Boutique

I don’t know who decided that watching horses run around a track was an activity best done while wearing a fancy dress and fascinator,...

Bocage Unveils To-go Caviar Kits in Time for Track Season

Elevating your day at the track—or any summertime gathering—is now possible via one tidy to-go package. The centerpiece of these five-star picnic kits? A...

When Secretariat Lost at Saratoga

This year, the racing world is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Secretariat’s Triple Crown victory. But here in Saratoga, we remember the superstar horse...

Complexions’ New Brunch is Easy Like Sunday Morning

In the midst of a whirlwind Saratoga summer, it can be tough to carve out an hour or two to hit the spa for...