Pharoahtoga: Royalty in Residence

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Childhood Cancer Research Grant Given in Honor of Wilton Child

WILTON – Last June, residents of Wilton and surrounding towns pulled together to raise funds for Cla...

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Everyone in Saratoga, from locals and other upstate New Yorkers to international race fans who are in town for the entire race meet, have held their collective breath since 7:05 p.m. on Saturday, June 6. The instant that American Pharoah crossed the finish line, far-and-away the Belmont Stakes victor and thereby the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, shouts of, “He won!” rang out, up the Hudson River, through the hills and valleys between Elmont, New…
Despite Attendance Cap, 100k Anticipated for Travers Day SARATOGA SPRINGS – Any municipality preparing to host a major event such as baseball’s World Series, a World Fair, or a visiting monarch would do well to reach out to the public and private leadership in the City of Saratoga Springs for a bit of advice. Every year, without fail, the City hosts hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world during Saratoga racing season, a feat requiring constant communication…
WILTON – Last June, residents of Wilton and surrounding towns pulled together to raise funds for Clarkie Carroll, a 13-year-old lacrosse player who had been diagnosed in 2013 with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer that only affects 250 people a year. Nearly 350 people gathered at McGregor Links Country Club in support of Clarkie and participated in “The Clarkie Cup,” raising nearly $40,000 as a community. Due to those funds and other donations raised in honor of…
SARATOGA SPRINGS – When Matt Cummings, 32, and his graphic design business partner, Mike Miakisz, 31, put together a logo for American Pharoah this spring; the 3-year old colt had just dominated the Arkansas Derby, a key prep race for the Kentucky Derby. Little did they know they were designing what would become one of the most popular t-shirts of the summer racing season. “He was one of the best 2-year olds last year,” said Cummings, co-owner of Ascot Creative…
BALLSTON SPA — Veterans returning from service often experience a multitude of emotions as they re-acclimate to civilian life, including a sense of loneliness and isolation, even when surrounded by loved ones. The Saratoga County Veterans Peer to Peer Mentoring Program has recently added a new program, expanding upon the existing services they provide, to meet the needs of returning military. Earlier this year, Program Coordinator Amy Hughes began exploring companion animals for veterans, and naturally thought to work in…
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Local governments around the nation are increasingly seeking ways to curb energy costs, and finally – between improved technologies and federal and state incentives – the reduction of a municipality’s carbon footprint has become both affordable and fiscally appealing. This is very good news for taxpayers, especially in a city like Saratoga Springs, with residents who are committed to lower energy costs without sacrificing environmental conservation and beauty. The Saratoga Springs City Council has launched two initiatives…
How Locals Build a Fantasy Fasig-Tipton Stable By Marilyn Lane for Saratoga TODAY Editor’s Note: The results are in and once again the numbers are staggering. The annual Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale saw 145 horses sold for a whopping $46.8 million dollars, a 40 percent increase over last year; and the highest sales total since the 2009 sales, which served as proof to many that the horse racing industry has rebounded strongly from the economic downturn. One colt sired by Tapit…
Saratoga Regional YMCA Celebrates LIVESTRONG Program By Arthur Gonick Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS – The skies had been gloomy all day, but the sun burst through just in time, sending shining rays of optimism down on all who were at the Union Gables Bed and Breakfast on the afternoon of Tuesday, August 11. The sunshine was welcome, but hardly necessary, as the attendees brought enough good cheer to brighten and enlighten anything. The occasion was a luncheon gathering of well-wishers…
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  • CONVICTIONS Shawn P. Smith, 41, of Corinth, pled to the charges of felony grand larceny in the fourth degree, and…
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  • CONVICTIONS Andrew A. Tyler, 44, of Galway, was sentenced to 1 year in Saratoga County Jail on August 3, on…
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