The History of the Carousel

Written by Camille Hord In my last blog, I mentioned a few of the interesting and sentimental things I drive past on the way to work. One of them being the Carousel in Congress Park. In 1910, Marcus Illions, one the greatest horse carvers in the world, carved 28 horses, all known for their dazzling

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Preservation Matters: Julia Stokes: Building the foundation

By Samantha Bosshart, For The Saratogian Can you imagine our downtown with unattractive and vacant storefronts, empty upper floors, and few year-round restaurants and businesses? Can you imagine the beautiful building that is home to Universal Preservation Hall and its lively performances not existing? Can you imagine Union Avenue without its wonderfully preserved mansions? Many

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SNAPSHOT OF A DRIVE TO WORK

Written by Camille Hord It’s finally a bright and sunny day after the gloominess of the past four days.  I think spring is in the air.  As I was driving to work this morning from one of the “President’s” streets that I live on, I pass  Congress Park where I can see the Katrina Trask

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Staging for a Cozy, Minimalist Look

While decluttering a listing before putting it on the market will help sellers keep their homes cleaner and get a head start on packing, this practice also helps the product that’s for sale shine through more clearly. “Staging isn’t about decorating, but putting a room and its architecture in the best light,” says Chicago-area designer

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