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Thursday, May 28 2015
Area businesses and organizations are invited to participate in the “Sponsor-a-Camper” Challenge, part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady’s Campership Campaign (a campaign that raises funds to send deserving Schenectady kids to summer camp at Camp Lovejoy in the Helderberg Mountains of Altamont, NY). Camp Lovejoy is the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady’s very ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Thursday, May 28 2015
KeyBank announced that Kasim Razvi has joined the Key Private Bank team as an Insurance Advisor. His territory reaches from Albany to Buffalo and he is responsible for coordinating the delivery of consistent, professional insurance advice and solutions to clients. He works with clients’ financial plans to ensure individuals receive first-class insurance solutions customized for their ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, May 28 2015
Summer is almost here, and that means fun in the sun! AAA offers members discounted single-day and season passes to the Great Escape. Purchase your season pass with AAA and receive a season parking pass FREE. AAA also offers discounted meal tickets for $14! Please visit www.AAA.com/tickets for details or stop into 1626 Union Street today.
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Thursday, May 28 2015
The Open Door is excited to host Violet Lemay, author of 100 Pablo Picassos on Saturday, June 6 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at 128 Jay Street, Schenectady, PLUS a special art activity for kids! About 100 Pablo Picassos This delightful picture book for young children is a vividly illustrated, remarkable original and amusing introduction to the life and work of Pablo Picasso. "The brisk text and ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Thursday, May 28 2015
The Leadership Tech Valley (LTV) Class of 2015 is excited to announce the completion of its collaborative project with the Center for Disability Services to redevelop a waterfront recreation area at the Center’s Clover Patch Camp in Glenville. LTV and the Center are hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Clover Patch Camp (55 Helping Hand Lane, Schenectady, NY 12302) on June 2 at 4 p.m. EDT. ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Education
Thursday, May 28 2015
Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County invites you to join in a Home Dedication Ceremony for the Tapia Family on Saturday, May 30 at 2 p.m. at 2133 Van Vranken Avenue in Schenectady. Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County, Inc. (HFHSC) has completed the rehabilitation of a three-bedroom, two story home for the Tapia family! At the completion of construction or rehabilitation of each ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, May 28 2015
Join the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and sponsor Berkshire Bank as they fight blood cancers at Americade 2015. The event will be held Thursday, June 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. at King Neptune's Pub, located at 1 Kurosake Lane in Lake George. Enjoy a night filled with live music, a free buffet, great silent auction items, raffles, and plenty of drinks, all while helping a great cause. Tickets are $20 ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Thursday, May 28 2015
Brian D. Carr was recently published in the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) 2015 Spring Newsletter. His article “A Critical Need for Reform of the Compliance, Safety, Accountability Program and Options for Defense Counsel to Prevent the Admission of CSA Scores into Evidence” analyzes the need for reform of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)’s ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, May 28 2015
The Joan Nicole Prince Home is now offering caregiver training to the community as well as potential volunteers. Utilize the Home's experience and reputation to educate you in "hands-on" caregiving skills. Compassionate and caring individuals needed to assist with resident caregiver in a beautiful home-like environment. The Home is looking for individuals who wish to make a ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Thursday, May 28 2015
The Museum of Innovation and Science, miSci, announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day through ...read more
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Thursday, May 28 2015
The New York Department of Labor is looking for Vendors for its Veterans Job Fair on Wednesday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Albany Stratton VA Medical Center, located at 113 Holland Avenue in Albany. Participation is free! Please click here to download the vendor registration form.
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, May 28 2015
Darn Good Yarn would like to invite you to take a moment to be on the list for its latest and coolest new adventure: Three Little Crafts . Visit www.threelittlecrafts.com and get a free guide with 100 tips to make you a summer-time superhero with your kids or grandkids!
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Tuesday, May 26 2015
POTRATZ is excited to announce it will be hosting Drive: A Benefit to Support the Schenectady City Mission on Thursday, May 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at POTRATZ, located at 31 Lafayette Street in Schenectady. The local community is invited to attend for an evening of hors d'oeuvres, live music, art, and raffles to support the City Mission of Schenectady's Drive to Success Program . Price of ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Fun Facts
Tuesday, May 26 2015
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Categories: Economic, General News Article
Tuesday, May 26 2015
The Upper Union Street Business Improvement District (BID) has named the recipients of its three $1000 scholarships. The awardees are Jonathan Fields, Schenectady High School; Patrick Holmes, Niskayuna High School and Victoria Maddalone, Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons High School. The BID’s scholarship is offered annually to a Schenectady, Niskayuna High School, and Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, Education, General News Article
Tuesday, May 26 2015
Representatives of the Tech Valley Young Professionals Network (YPN), local and state elected officials, Rotterdam Boys & Girls Club staff and teens and Chamber Ambassadors, help celebrate the dedication of the newly remodeled Teen Room at the Rotterdam Boys & Girls Club, 721 Curry Road, Schenectady. “The Tech Valley Young Professionals Network group decided to take on this room as ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, General News Article
Tuesday, May 26 2015
The Center for Economic Growth (CEG) has announced its 2015 Technology Innovation Award Winners, including a special tribute to CEG Executive Vice President Jeffrey A. Lawrence, who passed away earlier this year: 1st Playable Productions Annese & Associates, Inc. Clean Technologies and Sustainable Industries Early College High School Eastern NY Angels, LLC (ENYA) GreyCastle Security Hong ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Economic
Tuesday, May 26 2015
Musicians of Ma'alwyck presents its final program of the 2014-15 season with a free preview on Thursday, May 28 at 12 noon at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Albany and the full program on Friday, May 29 at 7 p.m. at the historic First Reformed Church in the Schenectady Stockade. The program features the charming Suite for Two Violins and Piano, op. 71 by Moritz Moszkowski, a selection of ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, May 26 2015
The Schenectady Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2015 college Scholarships: Lillian Herrmann (Schenectady High School), Emily Casey-Wagemaker (Niskayuna High School), Jena Sagendorf (Mohonasen High School), and Megan Hillis (Scotia-Glenville). Lillian Herrmann, who will be attending Colby College, was named the 2015 recipient of the Schenectady STEM Scholarship (the Clarence ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Tuesday, May 26 2015
You won’t want to miss all the fun as Schenectady County celebrates the Games of Summer and welcomes Yankee great and Grammy Award nominee Bernie Williams and his All Star Band to headline this year’s Schenectady County SummerNight. Schenectady County will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Schenectady County SummerNight on Friday, July 10, 2015 from 5 until 10 p.m. along State Street ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Fun Facts
Tuesday, May 26 2015
The Hamilton Hill Arts Center proudly invites your participation in the 15th annual celebration of Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. It celebrates culture, community, history and most of all, freedom. Juneteenth is now a legally recognized State holiday in 42 states and there is a movement to declare it a national holiday. The Hamilton ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Thursday, May 21 2015
The Schenectady County Metroplex Authority approved funding this week to help Schenectady compete for meetings and conferences. The Metroplex Board also approved funding for renovations to the Legere Armory and a land transfer needed for the new $15 million train station in downtown Schenectady. Metroplex will provide a grant of $23,500 to the Schenectady County Visitors Agency (SCVA) to develop ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, May 21 2015
Two heads are better than one! That’s the thinking when the Upper Union Street (Schenectady) Board of Directors decided to contract with two former BID board members to fill their vacant Executive Director spot. Maureen Gebert and Madelyn Thorne, both Upper Union Street neighborhood residents with long time experience in professional and volunteer service will share the leadership role as ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, May 21 2015
The Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation (DSIC) is pleased to announce that Esmeralda Jewelry, which was located at 100 Jay Street, will reopen at 127 Jay Street on the popular Jay Street Marketplace pedestrian walkway. Benjamin Morales, owner of Esmeralda Jewelry, said, “I am extremely happy to have a found a new home that is so close to my original shop’s location. This ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, May 21 2015
The Music Haven Concert Series kicks off its second quarter century of free open-air concerts with an impressive line-up of world-class performances in Schenectady’s Central Park. “This summer, ‘traveling the world one concert at a time’ will include visits to Peru, Mali, England, Ireland and the Punjab region of India, as well as New York City, by way of Bali and good old ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, May 21 2015
Brown School, an independent nursery through grade eight school in Schenectady, has been working hard over the last several months to raise money for the Jay Street fire victims. The fire, which happened in March, displaced dozens from their homes. Students at Brown School have held fundraisers over the last few months to be able to donate money to those affected.They raised $600 through root beer ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, May 21 2015
The Schenectady County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) and City IDA received solid rankings in the annual IDA performance report issued by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli yesterday. Both IDAs are administered by Metroplex as part of Schenectady County’s unified economic development team. Among 55 counties that were scored in the report, the Schenectady County IDA ranked: #5 for ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, May 21 2015
Originally from the New Jersey, Nik Roschko moved to the Capital Region in August of 2014 and started working with Printz & Patternz "P&P" in early 2015 as a Graphic Designer. This month Nik transitioned into role of Creative Director, overseeing and facilitating all creative initiatives coming in and out of P&P. As part of the team, Nik brings branding; digital imaging; ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, May 21 2015
Towne, Ryan & Partners, P.C., Upstate New York’s largest New York State certified Women Business Enterprise (“WBE”) law firm, is pleased to announce that Robert H. Coughlin, Jr. is now Of Counsel to the firm. Mr. Coughlin brings nearly 30 years of civil litigation experience to the litigation team. Mr. Coughlin joins Towne, Ryan & Partners, P.C. from Flink Smith Law LLC ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, May 21 2015
Schenectady ARC is pleased to announce that CFO Brian Dwyer recently received the honor of Member of Distinction from the Financial Managers Association. Brian was honored nominated by the Executive management team at Schenectady ARC for his exemplary service to the non-profit financial management profession. Brian was selected and recognized by his peers for his leadership efforts in the ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, May 21 2015
On Tuesday, April 28 Claudia Ryan and Susan Bartkowski, two principals of Towne, Ryan & Partners, P.C. – the largest New York State certified Women Business Enterprise (“WBE”) law firm in Upstate New York, presented at the 11th annual National Association of Dealer Counsel (NADC) Member Conference in Laguna Beach, Calif. Ms. Ryan and Ms. Bartkowski were among the 10 total ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, May 21 2015
The Chief Executives Network for Manufacturing (CEN) is excited to host the CEN Annual Golf Outing, the sole fundraiser for the CEN Manufacturing Scholarship! CEN's annual golf outing is Monday, June 15 at the Edison Club in Rexford. Proceeds from the golf outing fund several $1,000 scholarships presented to high school seniors or current college students majoring in a field related to ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, May 21 2015
Too often helping starts to hurt and compassion fatigue starts to settle in. The Schenectady Foundation and Samaritan Counseling Center present "Compassion Fatigue," a workshop that focuses on both understanding the causes of compassion fatigue as well as practical strategies for thriving in the helping professions. This workshop will feature presenters David Olsen, PhD and Erin ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, May 19 2015
The Associated Press (5/15, Fahey) reports that three decades of work along “a tortured path of fluctuating research funding and disappointments” by General Electric researcher Krishan Luthra have produced a new “lightweight, strong” ceramic that can withstand extreme temperatures. It is being incorporated into “jet engines and promises to save billions of gallons of ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, May 19 2015
Ferri Formals & Bridal, located at 1608 Union Street in Schenectady, is excited to present the 2015 Enzoani Trunk Show from Friday, May 29 to Sunday, June 14! Come view the 2015 Enzoani and Blue by Enzoani collection and find the dress of your dreams! Space is limited, so please call 518.374.3464 to book your appointment. Get a 10 percent discount on MSRP on all Enzoani gowns ordered during ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Tuesday, May 19 2015
The Daily Gazette is excited to present "Meet the Digital Expert," a talk with Todd Swickard, on Wednesday, May 27 at 9 a.m. at Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia. The presentation will cover current digital marketing trends for SMBs and will finish with a question and answer. To RSVP, please contact your Gazette account executive at 518.395.3088. About the Speaker Todd Swickard, The Daily ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, May 19 2015
The Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation (DSIC) and City of Schenectady unveiled the new Hometown Heroes banner program today during a ceremony in downtown’s Veterans Park. The banner program honors veterans and active duty servicepersons from the City; each banner features an individual’s photo, name, and branch of service. Sponsored by companies, organizations, and families, ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, May 19 2015
Jazz on Jay is a free afternoon summer concert series held in the middle of downtown Schenectady’s Jay Street arcade. Each Thursday from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m., top artists perform in a variety of jazz styles. Rain location is Robb Alley at Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady. The presenter of the concerts is the ElectriCity Arts District, a group dedicated to bringing arts to the streets ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, May 19 2015
The Second Annual “Swinging for Blu” Golf Classic Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, June 6 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Briar Creek Golf Course, 2347 Pangburn Road, Princetown. The event, presented by Trudey and Paul Chojecki, will benefit two-and-a-half-year-old Sophia LeClaire, who has Cerebral Palsy and is legally blind. She was also recently diagnosed with the extremely rare GCD ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, May 19 2015
Katie O'Byrne's is excited to present the Katie O'Byrne's Golf Outing to Support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on Saturday, June 6 at Schenectady Municipal Golf Course, located at 400 Oregon Avenue in Schenectady. Check-in starts at 8 a.m. followed by a 9 a.m. shotgun start for a 4 person scramble. Tickets are $125 per person or $500 per foursome and include golf, a cart, ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Tuesday, May 19 2015
The 24th Annual Kingsway Golf Tournament to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation NENY will be held Monday, June 1 at Mohawk Golf Club, located at 1849 Union Street in Niskayuna. The cost per player is $175 which includes, lunch, golf, cart, beverages, dinner and a chance to win one of the many door prizes. Lunch begins at 12 noon with scramble format, shotgun start at 1 p.m. Honorary Chair of the ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Tuesday, May 19 2015
Recently, Proctors unveiled a historic Key Private Bank Broadway Series. Now the region’s premiere performing arts center reveals the rest of its incredible 2015-2016 calendar, truly a season with something for everyone. Topped by offerings like Mythbusters Jamie & Adam UNLEASHED (November 24), Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (October 6), The Princess Bride: An ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, May 19 2015
Kicking things off this season at the Mabee Farm Historic Site is the "Sixth Schenectady Celtic Heritage Day," presented in partnership with the Schenectady Ancient Order of Hibernians on Saturday, June 6, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Schenectady's popular Celtic Faire is back as Celtic Heritage Day, and will be presented for the first time at Mabee Farm Historic Site in Rotterdam ...read more
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Tuesday, May 19 2015
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region invites you to attend a very special Networking Event on Friday, May 29 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Tailored Tea, 1010 Troy Schenectady Road in Latham. Help celebrate our local mothers by listening to their stories and supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters' goal of matching five more Littles for Mother's Day Month! Tickets are $35 and ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Tuesday, May 19 2015
Leadership Tech Valley is an interactive program that provides skills development and community immersion experiences that enable participants to grow personally and professionally as they explore issues and opportunities in the Capital Region through a series of nine thought-provoking session days. Leadership Tech Valley develops the leadership potential of participants and builds a solid ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article
Tuesday, May 19 2015
The region’s science center is expanding its offerings again – adding missions to space – as miSci, the Museum of Innovation and Science, opens the Challenger Learning Center, a hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) experience, in a completely renovated wing of the science center. “We are excited to see the opening of the Challenger Learning Center at ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Sunday, May 17 2015
How much do you look like Sawyer Fredericks? Look enough like the local singing sensation, who competes in the finals of NBC's "The Voice" Monday and Tuesday, and you could win $500! The Daily Gazette and Proctors are sponsoring a Sawyer Fredericks look-alike contest from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 18, at Robb Alley at Proctors. The contest is part of a larger event celebrating ...read more
Wednesday, May 13 2015
Thomas Edison’s spirit of invention is alive and flourishing in schools throughout the Capital Region. For Invention Convention 2015, 1,174 students engaged in creative problem solving modeled after Edison’s concept of the invention factory. The top 100 student inventors were invited to create a model of their invention, which will be on exhibit during May at miSci, the museum of ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest, General News Article
Wednesday, May 13 2015
MVP Health Care and Downtown Schenectady businesses are helping the American Cancer Society "Paint the Town Purple" in support of Relay For Life. Come downtown and support these fundraisers: Villa Italia - purple cupcakes, partial proceeds to benefit ACS Puzzles - purple cupcakes with partial proceeds to benefit ACS Aperitivo Bistro - purple martini, partial proceeds to ACS Johnny's ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Wednesday, May 13 2015
The YWCA of Northeastern New York is excited to host its 5th Annual Golf Tournament benefiting the YWC Breast Cancer & Domestic Violence Programs on Friday, May 29 at Mohawk Golf Club in Schenectady! Registration and breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. with a 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, followed by lunch and awards presentation at 2 p.m. The tournament includes a Hole in One Contest, prizes, taco and ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest, General News Article
Wednesday, May 13 2015
The League of the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce that the Anthony R. Stefan Scholarship winners will perform at the Jewish Community Center, 2565 Balltown Road, Niskayuna on Thursday, May 21 at 7 p.m. The competition is held in honor of former SSO Conductor and concertmaster Anthony R. Stefan, who became the director of the orchestra in 1940 and remained conductor until ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Community
Wednesday, May 13 2015
SCORE, Counselors to American's Small Business are excited to present "Ask the Experts!" on Thursday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the William K. Sanford Town Library in Colonie. Sign up for FREE answers to your small business questions including legal, financing, insurance, planning, and more! Panel includes: Eric M. Leander, Esq. (Business Attorney) Sid Ramotar, SBA, Lender Relations ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Wednesday, May 13 2015
The Animal Protective Foundation’s Annual Gala, "Tails by Twilight: Under the Tuscan Moon," is set for Thursday, May 21 at the Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia. The event will support the organization’s community Spay/Neuter Clinic that provides low-cost procedures. The evening starts at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception. Dinner kicks off at 7 p.m. with music by Grand Central ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
Wednesday, May 13 2015
KeyBank announced that Michael E. Muldoon has been named Vice President, KeyBank Mortgage Regional Sales Manager for the 10-county Capital Region area. รข??Muldoon joined KeyBank Mortgage as a mortgage loan officer in the Hudson Valley Region in 2011 and was assigned to support the Private Bank shortly thereafter. Most recently, he fulfilled branch manager roles at Rhinebeck Bank and T.E.G. ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Wednesday, May 13 2015
docSTAR, an award-winning developer of cloud and on-premises enterprise content management software and automated AP solutions, and Healthcare Executives Network, the world's largest online community for healthcare executives, announced today they have entered into a joint marketing agreement to promote the benefits and utilization of the docSTAR eclipseEnterprise Content Management and AP ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Wednesday, May 13 2015
Soul Shop is a training aimed at helping people find their best minds in times of personal crisis by addressing suicidal thinking in a comfortable, conversational approach. Open to professional clinicians, clergy, pastoral counselors, and interested public. Soul Shop will be held on Tuesday, May 19 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon af First Reformed church of Scotia, located at 224 North Ballston Ave in ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Wednesday, May 13 2015
Applebee's Grill & bar would like to invite you to a "Very Important Neighbor Event" at your Glenville Applebee's, located at 268 Saratoga Road in Glenville! You and up to three guests are invited to a special preview featuring a sampling of their menu on Saturday, May 16! Come for the lunch menu between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. or for dinner between 4:30 and 7 p.m. Please RSVP ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Community
Tuesday, May 12 2015
The Open Door Bookstore is proud to announce it will be hosting Jessica Loy, author of Weird & Wild Animal Facts , on Saturday, May 16 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. About Weird & Wild Animal Facts This accessible book for children is full of amazing photographs and easy-to-digest factoids. It is perfect for animal lovers of all ages. "An entertaining beginning photo essay that appeals to ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, May 12 2015
Carter Conboy is pleased to announce that John T. Maloney will be honored by the Capital District Trial Lawyers Association (CDTLA) as recipient of the prestigious Daniel Mahoney Memorial Award at its annual gala event on Thursday, June 11 in Albany. The award is presented annually in memory of the founder of the CDTLA, Daniel Mahoney, to an attorney who demonstrates outstanding commitment and ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, May 12 2015
Chamber members that need to place ads for recruitment of employees will receive special discounts for display ads and column ads. This will also include online ads at Capregionjobs.com for 30 days. For more information, please contact Cyndi Robinson, Daily Gazette Recruitment Specialist, at 518.395.3032 or email rrobinson@dailygazette.net . *This is for new employment/recruitment ads only; ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, May 12 2015
On Thursday, May 14, Kingsway Community will host an Open House at the senior residential campus located at 323 Kings Road in Schenectady. The public is invited from 1 to 5 p.m. to visit the different levels of care on the 25-acre campus. Guided tours and refreshments will be provided at each building. Open House is an opportunity to see Kingsway's complete continuum of care and services: ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, May 12 2015
GE recently retained the services of Tripp Umbach, a private research organization, to conduct a study on the economic, community, and social benefits of GE operations in the NY Capital District. GE is committed to the long-term success of both its company and the workers it employs, and the information in this study is critical to that future. This study puts on paper the full value of a GE job, ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, May 12 2015
miSci President Dr. Mac Sudduth accepts a $65,000 sponsorship check for the upcoming EARTH Exposed: Discover Our Planet’s Hidden Secrets from National Grid Manager of Community and Customer Service Management Thomas Wind at miSci on May 7. EARTH EXPOSED: Discover Our Planet’s Hidden Secrets explores the tumultuous forces of our planet: earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, volcanoes & ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Community, Fun Facts
Tuesday, May 12 2015
Sandye's Cafe, located at 1316 Nott Street in Schenectady, is celebrating it's three-year anniversary on Tuesday May 19 from 6 to 8 p.m.! The celebration will include a variety of events, vendors, and light refreshments. For more information, please visit www.sandyescafe.com or call 518.280.2599.
Categories: General News Article, Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Tuesday, May 12 2015
Kim Rainey, Branch Officer of Berkshire Bank, 120 Mansion Boulevard in Niskayuna, is pictured with Nicole Parisi, Capital District Payroll, and Chair of the Chamber Ambassadors Council, during the Chamber Ambassadors May meeting held at Café NOLA, where Kim was recognized as Ambassador of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2015. “The Chamber of Schenectady County’s Ambassador ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, May 12 2015
Ellis Medicine celebrated the expansion of its emergency room with a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, May 6. The expansion project, started in 2012, has doubled the size of Ellis' previous Emergency Room. The ER now has more patient beds, greater privacy for patients, a bigger ambulance bay, more equipment and a high efficiency layout. The expansion marks another great step in the decade-long ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, May 12 2015
Talking to the animals isn’t just Dr. Doolittle’s realm. The Animal Protective Foundation presents animal communicator, David Louis’, program entitled “Talk to Your Animals: Intro to Animal Communication.” The program last three weeks and begins on May 14 at 6:30 p.m. The three hour classes end of June 4. Registration is $95. The course is designed to help attendees ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, May 12 2015
In celebration of National Small Business Week, the Community Loan Fund is offering three opportunities to help you "dream big while starting small." The Small Business Planning Course begins Saturday, May 16. Learn what you need to know to start and run a successful small business with this intensive eight session training course offered by the Community Loan Fund of the Capital ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, May 12 2015
Schenectady County Community College is excited to announce it has chosen a Steady Moono as its new president! Moono currently serves as the vice president and chief administrative officer of the West Campus of Montgomery County Community College in Pennsylvania. According to SCCC's Board of Trustees, he brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm to the College and they are very ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, May 12 2015
The Capital Region Chamber will sponsor a trip to China from October 20 through 28, 2015. Highlights of the trip include visiting Beijing, Tian An Men Square, Forbidden City, the Great Wall of China, Shanghai, Suzhou, Hanzhou and more. In addition, travelers may book optional tours, such a visit to Xi'an to see the Terra-Cotta Warriors, a 200-year-old tomb discovered by a farmer in 1974. ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, May 12 2015
You are cordially invited to join the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation and City of Schenectady for the official launch of our Hometown Heroes Banner Program during a ceremony at Veterans Park. Banners will be displayed on downtown light poles from mid-May through mid-November; each will honor a specific City of Schenectady veteran or active duty service person and will feature his or ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, May 12 2015
The merger of Union Graduate College into Clarkson University has received unanimous approval from the boards of trustees of each institution this week. These board actions represent a merger of strengths as well as a national model for delivering world-class higher education to serve a new generation of students, businesses and industries. The affirmative votes keep the process moving toward a ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, May 12 2015
Marvin and Company, P.C., a Capital Region-based firm offering services in accounting, auditing, taxation and management consulting, is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed a rigorous peer review of its accounting and auditing practice and received a rating of pass with no deficiencies or comments by the peer review team, the highest possible rating, from the CPA firm of Flahery ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Community
Tuesday, May 12 2015
The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters in New York of the deadline to submit disaster loan applications for damages caused by the apartment fire in Schenectady County that occurred on March 6, 2015 . T he deadline to apply for a physical damage disaster loan is June 8, 2015. Low-interest disaster loans are ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Sunday, May 10 2015
Internationally-recognized sculptor, Patrick Morelli -- the creator of the ten-foot, “Roots”-inspired father-and-infant, bronze “Behold” monument to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. overlooking Dr. King’s tomb at the King National Historic Site in Atlanta -- will visit the Historic Site, Monday, May18-Friday, May 22. A memorable and unique opportunity to meet the artist ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, General News Article
Thursday, May 07 2015
Scotia Wines & Spirits will hold a special wine tasting event to benefit the campaign to cure Multiple Sclerosis on Friday, May 8 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 221 Mohawk Avenue, Scotia. For every featured bottle of wine sold between now and Friday, May 8, $3 will be donated to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. In addition, a one liter bottle of Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select Tennessee ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Thursday, May 07 2015
The Schenectady County Chamber Foundation cordially invites you to attend the unveiling of the statues of Schenectady's "two wizards," Thomas Edison and Charles Steinmetz! The Edison-Steinmetz Statuary Project unveiling will take place on Friday, May 22 at 11 a.m. The park is located at the intersection of Erie Boulevard and South Ferry Street in Downtown Schenectady.
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Thursday, May 07 2015
The Animal Protective Foundation has brought on two new key staff members. Colleen Keating is now the Foundation’s Director of Development, and RayLynn Bradigan is the new Shelter Director. Deb Balliet, Executive Director of the Animal Protective Foundation, said, "Colleen and RayLynn are both strong, passionate advocates for animals. I am pleased that we are able to attract such ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Thursday, May 07 2015
Join the Niskayuna Community Action Program for "Niska-Day 34 Under the Big Top" on Saturday, May 16! Events start at 8 a.m. with Fun Run Registration behind Van Antwerp School, the parade at 10 a.m., and many other fun activities. For more information, including parking and shuttle buses, please visit www.niskaday.org .
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Thursday, May 07 2015
National Grid is working with its commercial customers across upstate New York to help reduce energy use. This month National Grid presented special awards to the top performing Energy Solutions Partners (ESP) from across upstate New York, who delivered record levels of energy savings to National Grid customers in 2014. The partners used energy efficiency initiatives to save customers 44,000 ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, May 07 2015
After a long winter, spring has finally sprung! Palmer's Press wants to help you save on banners and displays that make your business look great! For the month of May, receive up to 15 percent off on certain large format items from posters to vinyl banners, window perfs to yard signs, all are discounted this month. Call Palmer's today, and they can take your design or create one and make ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Thursday, May 07 2015
The Job Service Employer Committee (JSEC) is excited to present "Lead the Change You Want to See" with guest speaker Dr. Laura Schweitzer on Friday, May 15 at 8 p.m. at Sunmark Federal Credit Union, 1187 Troy-Schenectady Road in Latham. Dr. Schweitzer became president of Union Graduate College in January, 2009, where she also directs a development institute for non-profit leaders. Just ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Thursday, May 07 2015
SEFCU, one of the largest credit unions in upstate New York, recently announced to members that their debit cards will be upgraded from Visa ® to MasterCard ® beginning this spring. As part of this, members will enjoy improved security through the addition of chip technology which makes it difficult for the card to be copied or counterfeited because the information is encrypted. On Cinco ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, May 07 2015
It’s that time of year again: Golf tournament time! The Baptist Health System Foundation is planning its Annual Alfred Kahler Memorial Golf Tournament 18-Hole Team Scramble, to be held Thursday, May 21 at Mohawk River Country Club and Chateau in Rexford. All proceeds from this event will directly support The Baptist Health System Foundation, the mission of which is to raise funds that ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, May 07 2015
The Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation (DSIC) said goodbye to a brutal winter and hello to spring and summer today with a Cinco de Mayo celebration that kicked off the outdoor dining, strolling, and event season in Downtown Schenectady. In keeping with the theme of the day, the celebratory event took place on the patio at Mexican Radio Schenectady, located at 325 State Street. Said Jim ...read more
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Thursday, May 07 2015
Cafe NOLA is excited to announce that, just in time for this beautiful spring weather, it will be bringing back happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday! Happy hour specials include $3 drafts and $5 homemade sangria. Stop by Cafe NOLA after work to relax and have a good time!
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Thursday, May 07 2015
All Chamber members that need to place ads for recruitment of employees will receive 25 percent off display ads, which will also include an online ad at CapRegionJobs.com for 30 days! In addition, buy a day, get a day for column line ads! To take advantage of this great Chamber Member discount, please contact Cyndi Robinson, Daily Gazette Recruitment Specialist, by calling 518.395.3032 or email ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Thursday, May 07 2015
EP&M International welcomes Audrey Parker as its newest Project Manager. Ms. Parker has more than 10 years of varied business experience, including brand management, trade show management and retail merchandising. In her new role she will be involved in helping clients realize their face-to-face marketing objectives – from coordinating portable exhibit sales and rentals from our Albany ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Thursday, May 07 2015
Carter Conboy ( www.carterconboy.com ) is pleased to announce that the firm has been named a “Top Workplace” by the Times Union for 2015. This is the fourth consecutive year that Carter Conboy has received a “Top Workplace” award. The firm joins only eight other area companies who have been named a “Top Workplace” all four years the awards have been given. ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, May 07 2015
The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) announced today it will provide complimentary shuttle service as part of the 67th annual Albany Tulip Festival, which will be held on Saturday, May 9 & Sunday, May 10 in Washington Park. “CDTA is pleased to once again provide this free service for such a great community event,” said CDTA Board Chairman David M. Stackrow. ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Thursday, May 07 2015
Schenectady Jewish Community Center will hold open interviews for all positions on Wednesday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 3 to 5 p.m. Please bring a current resume and be prepared to fill out an application. The JCC is seeking Camp & Child Care Staff, Lifeguards & Swim Instructors, Office Staff, Fitness Instructors & Floor Staff, Maintenance Workers & more! Positions include ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, May 07 2015
SaxBST LLP and William C. Freitag, leader of the firm’s Governmental and Municipal Services Group, were recently presented with the Corporate Member of the Year Award by the Municipal Electric Utilities Association (MEUA) of New York State. The award honors corporate MEUA members for their commitment and service to the association, its members and the municipal utilities industry as a whole. ...read more
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Thursday, May 07 2015
Latham-based Institute for Clinical Pharmacodynamics, which recently announced the relocation of its Capital Region office to downtown Schenectady, is planning to increase its staff of pharmacists, doctors, researchers and lab technicians to over 20 employees in the next few years. According to Mayor Gary McCarthy, “The new $8 million mixed-use office and residential complex at 242 Broadway ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Tuesday, May 05 2015
La Moda Lisa is excited to host another open house this Thursday, May 7. Take the next price down on all items! For example: If an item is full price, you'll get 15 percent off. If the item is already 15 percent off, you'll get the next price of 30 percent off, and if they item is 30 percent off, you will get the 50 percent off price. All full-price jewelry will be 15 percent off! ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Monday, May 04 2015
The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) has announced the following service changes will go into effect on Sunday, May 24. The changes include the start of trolley service in Saratoga Springs and service to Grafton State Park. Some of the changes will make schedules more reliable, while areas with low ridership will see reductions. Seasonal Service Route 875 (Saratoga Summer Trolley) ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Monday, May 04 2015
Jade Bistro, located at 120 Mohawk Avenue in Scotia, is excited to announce that its patio is NOW OPEN and available for lunch and dinner outdoor seating. Stop by and enjoy this spring weather!
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Monday, May 04 2015
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History is the landmark PBS series from Ken Burns that chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics. The series premiered in September 2014 to rave reviews and huge audiences. The Roosevelts will be rebroadcast in its entirety on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. beginning on ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Monday, May 04 2015
This may be hard to believe, but you can hire two teenagers for six weeks this summer, and New York State will pay for one of the teen’s wages! Better yet, payroll, workers’ compensation, disability, taxes and hiring will be provided by the Schenectady County Job Training Agency (SJTA). The Schenectady County Summer Youth Employment Program provides youth ages 14-20 with the ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Monday, May 04 2015
Darcy Knapp Consulting is excited to announce it will host a Google Partners Connect Event on Wednesday, May 13 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at Darcy Knapp Consulting, located at Manfred RELC, 920 Albany Shaker Road in Latham. This is a great opportunity to learn about how to grow your business from Google experts! Please RSVP as soon as possible by clicking here .
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Monday, May 04 2015
Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ Mamma Mia! , the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to Proctors for three shows, May 15 & 16. Seen by over 54 million people around the world, Mamma Mia! is celebrating 5,000 performances on Broadway and is the 10th longest running show in Broadway history. The original West End production of Mamma Mia! is now in its fifteenth ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Monday, May 04 2015
NY Works will host a Consolidated Funding Application Workshop on Wednesday, May 6 at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Meeting Room 2-4 in Albany. Doors will open at 9:15 a.m. and the program will run from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This workshop will cover an overview of the Round V competition, Upstate Revitalization Initiative and all programs in the CFA this year. To register online, ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Monday, May 04 2015
Schenectady-based GoatCloud Communications LLC and its local partners will host in coming weeks two seminars to help local small businesses, nonprofits and artists. On Tuesday, May 12 with the Berkshire Bank in Niskayuna, GoatCloud Owner and “Chief Executive Goat” Cliff Rohde will discuss how local enterprises can market their products and services online to a local audience. Rohde ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Monday, May 04 2015
“Imagination,” a fundraising event to benefit Schenectady Day Nursery (SDN), is set for Thursday, May 14 from 5 - 8:30 p.m. in Key Hall at Proctors, 432 State Street, in Schenectady. The evening will feature hors d’oeuvres and champagne served from 5 - 6 p.m., a seated dinner from 6 - 7 p.m., “incredible desserts,” a silent auction, brief awards program honoring Mary ...read more
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Monday, May 04 2015
Glens Falls based internet marketing company Mannix Marketing, Inc. just opened registration for their M2Con Digital Marketing Conference, which sold out in 2013 and has been highly requested to return. Geared toward local businesses who want to effectively connect with their market in an increasingly digital world, M2Con 2015 will be held at Fort William Henry in Lake George on Thursday, May 14, ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Friday, May 01 2015
The collective membership bodies of the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber and the Chamber of Schenectady County have voted to approve an integrated corporate structure. The memberships have created an umbrella organization named the Capital Region Chamber of Commerce, which will serve regional business interests and provide broad-based member services. The Chamber of Schenectady County and the ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article
Friday, May 01 2015
On Friday, May 8th at 4 p.m., the Schenectady Public Library's Mount Pleasant Branch will be hosting the Rise to the Occasion Poetry Slam hosted by Mr. Reid. This event is open to all ages. Poetry Slam is a competition at which poets read or recite original works, which are then judged by members of the audience. This poetic art form came about roughly 30 years ago in the mid-west, before ...read more
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Friday, May 01 2015
The Center for Economic Growth (CEG) Board of Directors has elected CEG Board Chairman Michael Hickey as the Interim President and CEO, beginning July 1, 2015. Hickey takes over for F. Michael Tucker, who announced his decision to step down after eight years leading CEG in January. “The Capital Region’s economic environment has been strengthened as a result of Michael Tucker’s ...read more
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Friday, May 01 2015
The Chazen Companies, is extremely pleased to announce that Kelsey Carr, Project Engineer, has been honored with the annual Women of Excellence Awards, presented by the Women’s Business Council and the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce. The seven award winners were all nominated by peers and colleagues, and selected by a board of past Women of Excellence award recipients. Ms. Carr ...read more
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Friday, May 01 2015
Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP announces its new partner, Nathaniel J. Dorfman. Mr. Dorfman joins Whiteman Osterman & Hanna’s Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation; Federal and State Taxation; and Compliance Investigations Practice Groups. Mr. Dorfman concentrates his practice on civil and criminal litigation and the resolution of federal, state and local tax controversies. Prior to ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Friday, May 01 2015
Congratulations to Synthesis Architects, celebrating 26 years of design excellence! The firm is known for its commitment to excellence and passion for quality. Synthesis Architects is an award-winning design firm providing architecture, urban planning, LEED Certification services, and space planning services for K-12 schools, automotive, civic/municipal, medical, commercial, corporate, and ...read more
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Friday, May 01 2015
Ballston Spa National Bank announced that Ashlynn Dunham, customer service representative at the Ballston Spa office, received the bank’s 2015 SUMMIT Employee of the Year award. At a recent employee meeting, BSNB President and CEO Christopher R. Dowd recognized Dunham for her exceptional dedication to customer service and the bank’s core values of teamwork, respect, accountability, ...read more
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Friday, May 01 2015
Hudson Valley Community College is proud to host the 2015 Capital District Local Spring Games, which will bring together more than 350 athletes and coaches from throughout the region to showcase their skills and compete for awards. All events are free and open to the public, and spectators are welcome to come out to cheer on our athletes and strike up the fire within them! The Games will be held ...read more
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Friday, May 01 2015
The Upper Union Street, Schenectady, BID is seeking artists for the 10 th Annual Strawberry Fest & Art Show on Saturday, June 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The individual artist fee is $30. The fee is waived for students. Registration forms are available online at www.upperunionstreet.com or by contacting Madelyn Thorne at 518.727.668 or mthorne53@gmail.com .
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, General News Article, Community
Thursday, April 30 2015
The Schenectady County Historical Society is excited to announce it will host a presentation entitled "Science Fiction, Hollywood, and the 1950s" on Saturday, May 9 at 2 p.m. at Mabee Farm, located at 1100 Main Street in Rotterdam. From Star Wars to E.T. to Avatar, science fiction films dominate the movie industry. However, it was during the 1950s-- or "The Golden Age of Science ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Thursday, April 30 2015
Highly-respected Saratoga County attorney, M. Elizabeth “Libby” Coreno, will be joining Carter Conboy as a Director on May 18. Ms. Coreno represents a wide-range of clients, from individuals to regional businesses to Fortune 500 companies. She has significant experience and specializes in zoning, planning and real property development; complex commercial and real estate transactions; ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, April 30 2015
Cafe NOLA is excited to announce it will offer a special four-course Mother's Day Dinner on Sunday, May 10 from 12 noon to 9 p.m. Vegan options are available. To make reservations, please call 518.357.8628.
Categories: Fun Facts, General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Monday, April 27 2015
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 27, 2015) – Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, announces a new partner: Nathaniel J. Dorfman. Mr. Dorfman joins Whiteman Osterman & Hanna’s Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation; Federal and State Taxation; and Compliance Investigations Practice Groups. Mr. Dorfman concentrates his practice on civil and criminal ...read more
Categories: Economic, Political, General News Article