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Saratoga Festival of Trees

SARATOGA FESTIVAL OF TREES A benefit for Catholic Charities at Saratoga City Center Preview Reception, November 30 6-8pm Festival of Trees December 1st-4th Downtown Saratoga will soon begin to look a lot like Christmas!  Next week the Saratoga Springs City Center will be transformed into a magical land, kicking off the holiday season with over 250 decorated trees, wreaths and other holiday decor on display.  Trees, available for viewing and purchase, will be exhibited for…

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Guest Vendor: Reverend Joy Burke

Reverend Joy Burke is a full-time interfaith minister who specializes in personalized wedding ceremonies. She shares her thoughts on the ministry she has provided to several hundred couples that have become like family to her. Describe your style and what distinguishes you from others? When a couple hires me, we begin a dialog that will evolve over the months leading up to their wedding and culminate in a wedding ceremony that will be sacred and…

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Head of the Fish, Saratoga Rowing Association

One scull, eight people, oars cutting through the water, gliding across its top.  Simply magical.  Ten lanes of these synchronized sculls propelling across the water is mesmerizing.  This weekend, over 170 teams will embark on Fish Creek for the Head of the Fish Regatta.  About twenty years ago, Chris Chase, Regatta Director and Freshman Coach for Saratoga Rowing Association, was approached by a group of Saratoga High School students about starting a rowing program.  He…

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Girlfriends Helping Girlfriends-A Girl’s Night Out

  Girlfriends Helping Girlfriends – A Girl’s Night Out to benefit Wellspring   Thursday Oct 27 6-9 pm at Longfellows Imagine an evening out with your friends that’s filled with fashion, food, drinks, chair massages, music, and a silent auction.  That’s exactly what Girlfriends Helping Girlfriends, A Girl’s Night Out is!  This event started several years ago when female entrepreneurs from the Saratoga Downtown Business Association wanted an enjoyable way to help promote the mission…

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Touched By an Angel

Touched by an Angel Celebration A Special Benefit for Community Hospice October 20th 6-8:30 pm at the National Museum of Dance On the evening of October 20th, the 21st annual ‘Touched by an Angel’ celebration will be held at the National Museum of Dance.  The venue will be transformed into an elegant gathering of residents, local business people and politicians to support the mission of Community Hospice.  Providing end-of-life health care, palliative care and support…

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An Evening of Autumn of Giving

Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund 4th Annual “An Evening of Autumn of Giving” Wednesday, October 19 from 6-8:30pm at Longfellows The Community Fund was developed in 2009 to serve as a perpetual philanthropic avenue in Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties.  The “Autumn of Giving Campaign” occurs during October and the Adirondack Trust Company matches all donations made, with 100% of the funds donated benefiting local charities.  In 2013, the Advisory Committee decided to host an…

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Guest Vendor: Dave Bigler Photography

Enthusiasm and passion exudes from Dave Bigler, owner of Bigler Photography and Saratoga Portrait Studio.  We sat down in his studio to discuss what it takes to be a top-notch wedding photographer and videographer. What makes a great wedding photographer? A servant heart, meaning the bridal party and everyone else is first.  They are not there for my photos nor are they my subjects for the day.  They are there for an awesome party and…

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Photo Blog: Wedding Barn at Lakota’s Farm

Mixing it up a little with a photo blog this week, photos courtesy of Daniel Rahal!  These beautiful shots are from an early September Friday evening wedding at the Wedding Barn at Lakota’s Farm in Cambridge. This off-site wedding was catered by the dedicated staff at Longfellows.  Planning a wedding?  Call one of our planners at 518-587-0108 or visit http://www.longfellows.com/weddings/  

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Blog Guest: Mike Garrasi from Music Man Entertainment

Energy and excitement oozed from Mike Garrasi over the phone.  He is the sole owner of Music Man Entertainment and clearly loves what he does.  Mike is this week’s blog guest vendor and here are his thoughts on providing DJ services to weddings: What makes a great wedding DJ? Somebody fun, exciting and motivational who brings the life of the party to the party! Describe your style: My style is fun, classy, cool, exciting, energetic,…

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Featured Blog Guest: Cake by Alissa

Today we begin our weekly highlight of the many wonderful vendors we work with and recommend to our wedding couples.  Our featured blog guest this week is Alissa Woods.  She has owned Cake by Alissa in Schuylerville for 5 years and prior to that was the Pastry Chef at Putnam Market for 8 years.  Her degree is in Baking & Pastry Arts from Paul Smith’s.  Here’s what she had to say about her business and…

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