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Independence, with authentic 18th century toasts reflecting the insightful wit of the document signers. Enjoy free lemonade to share in the toasts, followed by celebratory musket and cannon firings. Saratoga Monument in Victory and the General Philip Schuyler House in Schuylerville (located eight miles north of the battlefield) will both be open from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. The Battlefield is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 518-664-9821 or visit

n Ticonderoga Rides, games, food and lots of history The “Best 4th in The ‘North’” will be held in Ticonderoga from Friday, July 1 to Monday, July 4, and features a number of activities and special events. Held in Bicentennial Park, the carnival like atmosphere features games and rides from Amy’s World Amusement Rides every day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ride bracelets will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 5 to 9 p.m. on Sunday. There will also be a number of entertainers, food and a variety of vendors throughout the park. Special events included “Ti Idol,” based on the hit television show. The opening round of the event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday and 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday. Those who deliver the best performance will compete in Sunday’s finals

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