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Taking the Waters

by Ann Morrow August 6, 2015


  Several years before Gideon Putnam was even born, an ailing French soldier from Fort Carillon was carried by litter by Native Americans to a sacred spring they called Serachtague, “place of swift waters”—later anglicized to ...


Thomas Dimopoulos

by The Staff June 18, 2015


  Longtime local journalist Thomas Dimopoulos will celebrate the publication of his new book, Saratoga Stories: Magic and Loss tonight at the Spring Street Gallery Two, where an exhibit of his photography is opening. In addition ...

Spring Street Gallery

At Home in Sacred Space

by Stephen Leon May 14, 2015

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  When Sarah Craig left her job running a nonprofit in Cambridge, Mass., to settle with her new husband in rural Washington County, N.Y., she was looking forward to the change. “I got up here, and I ...

Caffe Lena

Frankie Flores New Gallery

by The Staff June 6, 2013


  With his splashy gallery on Broadway and splashier client list (Dave Matthews, Springsteen, Donald Trump), artist-entrepreneur Frankie Flores has, over a decade, made himself a Saratoga fixture. In addition to his original gallery at 492 ...

Frankie Flores

Miami Spice

by Ann Morrow July 25, 2012


  It’s unlikely that pink flamingos were part of the set design for Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night during its Elizabethan run, but for this season’s production by Saratoga Shakespeare Company, flamingos, and panama hats and Salsa music, ...

Congress Park

Saratoga Calendar

by The Staff July 25, 2012

Pop Music Concerts 9 Maple Avenue (9 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs, 583-CLUB). 7/27: Marcus Benoit with Gabriel Groove. 7/28: Arch Stanton. Caffe Lena (47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 583-0222). 7/27: Ray Murray and the Bomb Squad. 7/28: Paul ...

An Earlier Last Call?

by Thomas Dimopoulos May 3, 2012

  A dozen bars and late-night eateries crowd the sidewalk of Caroline Street in Saratoga Springs. It is here, where live late-night music and the neon glow of taverns spill onto the narrow streets, where Christian ...

Spa City Goes Hollywood

by John Rodat August 10, 2011


What do you think of when you think of August in Saratoga Springs? Hey, us, too! Although, I think the plural is just “whores.” Wait . . . did you say horses? Never mind. Saratoga Springs is, of course, ...

Spectrum 8 Theatres

In Time

by The Staff August 3, 2011


The Spa City is in full summer swing, and Saratoga arts are no exception. Amid the bustle of hats and harness racing, the latest offering at the Arts Center Gallery examines “the loss and gain ...

SCAC Arts Center Gallery

Oven Lovin’

by B.A. Nilsson June 29, 2011


The oven is an arresting sight. It’s Le Panyol Model 120, if you want to get technical about it, from a French company that dates back to the 1840s and specializes in refractory earthenware products ...

Saratoga Brewfest

by The Staff June 15, 2011

It’s summertime on the farm—plus beer. This year’s Saratoga Brewfest invites festivalgoers to sample more than 100 different local, national and imported beers from 40 breweries, along with food from local eateries, all wahile enjoying ...

Ellms Family Farm


by The Staff February 9, 2011

Boston band Dopapod identify as an “experimental funk” act. We cross-referenced this in our musician-to-English dictionary and found that it translates to “jam band.” (Perhaps the absence of a vocalist should have been a tip.) ...

Putnam Den

Rough Mix

by John Brodeur February 2, 2011


AFRO-GRAM Saratoga Springs’ own Phantogram made their network-TV debut on Wednesday with a performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The duo, who are currently prepping a new EP for release this spring (we think), ...

Tao Seeger and Company

by The Staff January 12, 2011

So, this Tao guy was either conveniently born with the most prestigious last name in American folk music or . . . yup, he’s the grandson of legend Pete Seeger. Not only that, he’s been ...

Putham Den

Beaucoup Blue

by The Staff January 5, 2011

Beaucoup Blue don’t technically fit into the up-and-coming new artist category, but they’ll take it. The Philadelphia-based father-son duo of David and Adrian Mowry have been playing soul-infused acoustic blues since the younger was old ...

Cafe Lena

Part of the Club

by B.A. Nilsson August 18, 2010

Cuisine: sandwiches, wraps, gourmet coffee Entrée price range: $5 (quiche) to $13 (Ultimate Jitter, a huge sandwich) Ambiance: colorful café "I know this business is supposed to be about turning tables and making money,” says Gina Prince, “but ...

Jitters Cafe