Thursday, March 09, 2006

Saratoga Springs Notes #1 Saratoga Springs Notes #1

This post will start a feature on Cambridge Buzz focusing on nearby Saratoga Springs.

On March 9, 1956, a storm dropped 367 inches of snow at the Ranier Paradise Ranger Station in Washington. The snow depth was a state record and the second highest total of record for the continental U.S.

The recent wind storm in upstate New York probably did not set any major records, but it will stand out in people's memories. Saratoga Springs was very hard hit by this storm, including one tragic death from a falling tree, on Avenue of the Pines in Saratoga Spa State Park. Now Saratoga residents and all who love the park must come to terms with the news that 18 pine trees have been cut down in the interests of safety. But just as in Cambridge, this wind storm and the resulting power outage resulted in a wonderful sense of neighborliness, people taking care of people.

Have you been to the Beekman Street Art District on Saratoga Springs' west side, near downtown? This wonderful new district includes shops, galleries, the wonderful Beekman Bistro, Gotchas Cafe, and the new pasta emporium, The Yawning Duck, offering pasta and classes in making pasta from chef Dominic Colose. The Beekman Street Art District has emerged over the past 5 years as a wonderful resource within the city. The Beekman Street Artists Co-op Flower Show takes place on Saturday, March 11, 2006 from 5 to 7 p.m. This is a flower show art party with live music. For more information: 518-461-4893.

For information about other events in Saratoga Springs and the surrounding area, check out Saratoga County Event Calendar


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