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FREE Volume 7 • Issue 22 Culinary The Doctor Is In Combat Saratoga Hospital Opening Downtown Community Health Center by Daniel Schechtman Saratoga TODAY Cast Iron Invitational Looks to Crown Champion by Andrew Marshall Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS – This summer, area cooks and restaurateurs will have a chance to engage in some culinary-combat to find out which one of them will reign supreme. The Adirondack Appliance Cast Iron Chef Invitational will pit the top chefs from the Capital Region’s best restaurants head-to-head to see who has what it takes to be named “Cast Iron Chef.” Beginning June 1 during the annual Parade of Homes: Chefs on Parade event, Saratoga Springs restaurants such as Max London’s, The Local, Mouzon House, Elizabeth’s Table and Lake See Competition page 6 © SARATOGA SPRINGS – Saratoga Hospital is bringing doctors to downtown Saratoga Springs, opening up a brand-new facility in the heart of the city to care for those who lack health insurance and are otherwise forced to wait in the hospital’s busy emergency room facility. See Downtown page 10 Home of the new Community Health Resource Center Inside TODAY... End of an Era BEST OF Winners Community Mourns Loss of Philly Dake by Christina James Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS - Local philanthropist and community leader Phyllis “Philly” Edmunds Dake passed away in her home Wednesday, May 30, from complications of Huntington’s disease. The matriarch of the prominent Dake family, Phyllis was the executive vice president of what is now the Stewart’s Shops Corp. in Saratoga Springs, and was the creator of the shop’s now famous “Make Your Own Sundae” in 1948. With a visible role in virtually every sector of Saratoga Springs, Phyllis’ positive influence in the community was staggering. “She taught us a lot of things, from how to serve ice cream to how to serve our communities,” said Stewart’s spokesman Tom Mailey. One of Phyllis’ shining contributions to the arts, and the Saratoga community, can be found in the form See Dake page 7 Located one block west of Broadway and Congress Street at 24 Hamilton, the new 14,000 square foot, two-story facility is set to open January 1, 2013. The facility, known as the Community Health Resource Center, will focus on primary care, mental health, dentistry and house rotating specialists. The center is primarily designed to, “offer a far more efficient, costeffective option for patients who Special Supplement Sustainable Seafood pg 5 Saratoga Nissan pg 7 Meningitis Info. pg 10 photo provided Phyllis Edmunds Dake Smoking Editorial pg 11 10,000 copies distributed weekly • Call To Advertise • (518) 581-2480

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