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Thursday, April 16 2015
The Town of Glenville cordially invites you to attend their 4th annual "Let's Talk Business" Expo: A Glenville Revitalization and Economic Development Initiative (REDI) on Thursday, April 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Water's Edge Lighthouse in Glenville. Join the Town of Glenville and its Glenville Business and Professional Association (GBPA) for an evening of networking with ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, April 16 2015
New York BizLab wants you to join it for its official Grand Opening on Friday, April 24 at 11 a.m.NY BizLab accelorator is here to help tech companies grow smart and grow fast! On hand to join in the celebration includes such officials as: Start-Up NY executive vice president Leslie Whatley New York BizLab founder and president Antonio Civitella Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy Schenectady ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, April 16 2015
The YWCA NorthEastern NY has announced opening of the nomination process for the Katherine S. Rozendaal Award. The award will be presented at the YWCA NENY’s 127th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 7:30am to be held at the Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia. In 1978, the Human Services Planning Council (HSPC) established the Katherine S. Rozendaal Award to honor a person whose ...read more
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Thursday, April 16 2015
Please join Mallozzi's in the fight against cancer at Casino Night at Mallozzi's Restaurant, located at 1930 Curry Road in Schenectady on Sunday, April 26 from 5 to 9 p.m. The even will include cocktail hour station presentation, music, dancing, a cash bar, and casino fun! Registration is $50 per person. All proceeds go benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Please click here to ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Thursday, April 16 2015
The Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation has announced that area residents, businesses and organizations contributed $51,200 toward the “Taking Care of Business” fundraising campaign to benefit Downtown Schenectady businesses that were directly impacted by the March 6 fire at 100-102 and 104 Jay Street. Businesses benefiting from the fundraising effort are Bel Cibo (96 Jay ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, April 16 2015
On Saturday, April 18, approximately 200 students from 19 schools across the Capital District will gather at GE’s Renewable Energy headquarters to participate in the KidWind Challenge, a student-driven wind turbine design competition. With GE employees serving as mentors, local student teams have been heavily engaged in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in recent weeks as they ...read more
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Thursday, April 16 2015
The Capital Region Land Bank has issued a bid for 17 blighted properties in Schenectady and Montgomery County with nine buildings slated for demo, while eight others will be prepped for resale and renovation. The Land Bank continues to assist with neighborhood revitalization efforts in both Schenectady and Amsterdam. The goal is to improve neighborhoods by removing blighted properties that are ...read more
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Thursday, April 16 2015
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Blake Realtors will celebrate their new name and affiliation with a ribbon cutting this Friday, April 17 at 3 p.m. at their office, located at 2331 Troy Schenectady Road in Niskayuna.
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Thursday, April 16 2015
SEFCU recently promoted Edward Jennings to VP, Head of Commercial Banking. In his new role, Jennings is responsible for the oversight of the commercial banking department. This encompasses the supervision of commercial lending, including real estate and commercial, industrial, and business banking. Additionally, Jennings is responsible for the management of commercial credit and deposits and ...read more
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Thursday, April 16 2015
This complimentary informational breakfast will serve as the perfect place for area business leaders to come together and learn more about the Employer Resource Network (ERN). The event will take place on Thursday, April 23 from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. at Proctor's GE Theater, located at 432 State Street in Schenectady. Featured in the Albany Business Review in January 2015, the Employer Resource ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Tuesday, April 14 2015
The Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority announced that the Institute for Clinical Pharmacodynamics, Inc. (ICPD) will move its Capital Region office to 242 Broadway in downtown Schenectady. The company is currently located in Latham and also has an office in Buffalo. ICPD works with pharmaceutical and biotech companies to develop more effective and safer drugs. The company ...read more
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Monday, April 13 2015
Schenectady County Public Library (SCPL) serves this county with its Central Branch located in downtown Schenectady, along with eight satellite branches throughout. The Library's goal has always been to satisfy the community’s educational, informational, cultural and recreational needs by providing free and open access to a comprehensive range of materials, services and programs. The ...read more
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Monday, April 13 2015
Stockade Station, Inc. is excited to present The Gravity of Love , an exhibit of the evocative works by Sarah Holub Schrom on Saturday, April 18 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at 1473 Erie Boulevard in Schenectady with Honorary Chair Leesa L. Perazzo. Sarah Schrom recently escaped an abusive marriage and has dedicated her talent and energy to the continuation of her art as example for her children and for ...read more
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Monday, April 13 2015
Maple Ski Ridge is excited to announce that registration is now available for Summer Day Camp Unplugged! Children will participate in safe, healthy outdoor games such as dodgeball, capture the flag, kickball, softball and soccer. They will also have the opportunity to participate in arts and crafts, game room tournaments, as well as a special event each week. For more information or to register, ...read more
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Monday, April 13 2015
Chuck Steiner, President and CEO of the Chamber of Schenectady County assists with a ribbon cutting along with Partners Tom Burdick and Gil Chase and Ed Piotrowski , Vice President of Business Development of Empire Financial Advisors. The firm celebrated its one-year anniversary with the grand opening of new offices located at 3 Lear Jet Lane in Latham. Empire Financial Services is a ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article
Monday, April 13 2015
Mazzone Hospitality unveiled the latest renovations just completed at the Parker Inn & Suites, 434 State Street in downtown Schenectady. Helping in the celebration and reopening of the Park Inn & Suites were Jim Salengo, Executive Director of the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation, Schenectady City Council President Peggy King, Schenectady City Councilwoman Leesa Perazzo, Mayor ...read more
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Monday, April 13 2015
New York businesses and residents affected by the apartment building fire on March 6 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet made the loans available in response to a letter from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on April 3, requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA. The declaration covers Schenectady County and ...read more
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Monday, April 13 2015
Lilananda Yoga is raffling off a 10 Class Pass to their studio as a fundraiser for Things of My Very Own (TOMVO). All proceeds will go directly to the not-for-profit organization, and the money will be presented to at TOMVO's Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, April 24. Jennifer Venditti, the owner of the studio, is happy to be doing something to benefit Things of My Very Own. “Without ...read more
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Monday, April 13 2015
Jaclyn Mancini, Director of Development for the City of Schenectady will be the featured guest speaker at Niskayuna Rotary’s breakfast meeting, Tuesday, April 21. The Department of Development is responsible for long-range planning for the City of Schenectady, as well as the day-to-day administration of various City, State and Federally-funded programs geared toward the physical and economic ...read more
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Monday, April 13 2015
The Open Door is excited to announce it will host a book signing for Patricia O'Gorman, author of Girly Thoughts 10-Day Detox Plan and Jane Collen, author of What More Can a Fairy Be? on Saturday, April 18 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. About Girly Thoughts 10-Day Detox Plan: The Resilient Woman's Guide to Saying NO to Negative Self-Talk and YES to Personal Power Patricia O'Gorman's ...read more
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Monday, April 13 2015
Your Chamber and the Summer Youth Employment Program are once again joining forces to offer an exciting opportunity for businesses this summer! Hire one part-time summer employee for 20 hours per week for six weeks, and get a second worker at no cost! That’s right – a $1000 donation to the Chamber of Schenectady County Foundation will provide summer jobs for two youth at your place of ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Friday, April 10 2015
The Center for Community Justice (CCJ) announces the launch of the Schenectady Community Accountability Board program, made possible by a $40,000 grant from the First Reformed Church of Schenectady’s Covenant Fund. The Covenant Fund provides grants to worthy charities serving the social good in Schenectady, and this grant may be renewed for a second year. This Covenant Fund grant will ...read more
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Thursday, April 09 2015
Celebrate spring and discover brilliantly colored native butterflies at miSci’s indoor butterfly house: Monarchs, Black Swallowtails, Buckeyes, Painted Ladies, Tiger Swallowtails and Spicebush Swallowtails flying about and possibly landing on you! Be sure to stop at the chrysalis chamber to see the butterflies as they emerge and learn about the exciting life cycles of the butterflies. The ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Community, Fun Facts
Thursday, April 09 2015
The Schenectady County Human Rights Commission is seeking nominees for its 32nd Annual Human Rights Awards. The winners will be honored at an Awards Breakfast to be held at the Glen Sanders Mansion, Scotia, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 14. The deadline for filing applications is Friday, April 17. No late applications will be accepted. The Human Rights Commission would also like to ...read more
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Thursday, April 09 2015
The Niskayuna Consumer Co-op's annual Earth Day Brown Bag art event will run from Monday, April 6 until Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22 at the Niskayuna Co-op, located at 2227 Nott Street in Niskayuna. All kindergarten to fifth grade students, from any school, are welcome to participate. Pick up a brown bag at the Co-op and decorate it in any medium. Return your decorated bag to the Co-Op to ...read more
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Thursday, April 09 2015
Carter Conboy’s Michael J. Catalfimo will moderate the keynote session of ALFN + NARCA Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, April 14. The ALFN (American Legal and Financial Network) and NARCA (National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys) hold a joint annual conference focused on regulatory issues facing the mortgage banking industry and legislative affairs. Mr. ...read more
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Thursday, April 09 2015
Tri City Rentals is teaming up with local nonprofit Capital Roots for their 5th annual Electronic Waste Collection event in the Capital Region. This event provides residents and the entire Capital Region the opportunity to recycle electronic waste free of charge and close to home. Residents and the public can rest easy knowing that any personal data on hard drives or similar data storage devices ...read more
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Thursday, April 09 2015
The Schenectady JCC’s will offer “Pajama Puppet Party” for kids on Sunday, April 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. Children are invited to come to the Schenectady JCC dressed in pajamas and enjoy “Tales from Bubbe’s Kitchen,” a performance by Caravan Puppets. Then the kids will have an opportunity to make their own puppets and have a delicious snack. Reservation is required ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, General News Article, Community, Fun Facts
Tuesday, April 07 2015
More than 400 community supporters filled Key Hall at Proctors on Wednesday, April 1 from 5 - 8 p.m. during the “Taking Care of Business” fundraising event for the Downtown Schenectady businesses that have been lost, damaged, or closed since the devastating Jay Street fire on March 6. The event featured food, live music, a 50/50 raffle, and more. Hosted by the Downtown Schenectady ...read more
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Tuesday, April 07 2015
Schenectady County Public Library is proud to announce it will be hosting a great 6 week-long program at their Central Branch on Clinton Street in Schenectady along with STRONG FAMILIES Schenectady, to help our community’s young families who might be finding parenting difficult in today’s world. This program will be held at the Schenectady County Public Library's Swanker Board Room ...read more
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Tuesday, April 07 2015
Puzzles Bakery and Café, 515 State Street in downtown Schenectady celebrated their grand opening on Thursday, April 2 with a ribbon cutting. This was also World Wide Autism Awareness Day. Assisting Puzzles owner Sara Mae Hickey with cutting the ribbon were family members and supporters, Puzzles staff, elected officials, and customers. Puzzles Bakery & Café is committed to ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, April 07 2015
In response to the public grief over the loss of animals in the recent Jay St. fire in Schenectady, the Animal Protective Foundation will begin a Pet Bereavement Support Group on Wednesday, April 15 at 6 p.m. Available to anyone in the community, the group will meet at APF, 53 Maple Avenue in Scotia, on the third Wednesday of each month. “As we organized the March 28 Jay St. Animal ...read more
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Tuesday, April 07 2015
The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) will receive an additional $1,798,000 in State Operating Assistance (STOA) as part of the 2015-16 New York State Budget. The addition brings CDTA’s STOA funding package to $33.93 million. An additional $2,697,022 will be provided to support Capital needs in FY2016, bringing the total new funding to $4,495,022. “We applaud the efforts ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, April 07 2015
Mazzone Hospitality is excited to announce it will be hosting two job fairs. The first is Thursday, April 16 at 90 State Events, located at 90 State Street in Albany from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The second will be held on Monday, April 20 at the Hilton Garden Inn Clifton Park, located at 30 Clifton Country Road in Clifton Park from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mazzone ...read more
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Tuesday, April 07 2015
SICM’s Emergency Food Pantry will host a series of events as part of its “Healthy Foods Week,” scheduled for April 13 - 17. Events include food sampling, nutrition education, food demonstrations, and informative talks such as “Just Say Yes to Fruits & Vegetables.” SICM is collaborating with Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Regional Food Bank, students studying ...read more
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Tuesday, April 07 2015
Girls Incorporated of the Greater Capital Region's Annual Dinner & Auction takes place Thursday, April 23 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia with Honorary Chair, Betty Apkarian. Betty has been a strong supporter of Girls Inc. for decades. She led the Project Rebuild Committee from 1984-85 after an explosion and fire destroyed our original center, which stood at 962 ...read more
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Wednesday, April 01 2015
Viscusi's Aluminum Products would like to send a congratulations to the Scotia-Glenville Boys Basketball team on winning back-to-back New York State Championships! They are the first ever team from section two to be repeat champions and currently maintain a 53 game winning streak and a record of 75-2 in the last three years. Congratulations boys; you earned it!
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
Wednesday, April 01 2015
The Tri-City ValleyCats, Class-A affiliate of the Houston Astros, have revealed their 2015 lineup of summer promotions at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, highlighted by a Bernie Williams bobblehead giveaway, Jose Altuve bat giveaway, four specialty themed jerseys, 14 extravagant fireworks displays, and exciting new theme nights. The ValleyCats will pay tribute to the long & storied history of ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
Wednesday, April 01 2015
Every HR professional will inevitably be called upon to conduct or oversee at least one – and likely several – workplace investigations during the course of his or her career. In many cases, the HR professional will be the only member of management trained to recognize when an investigation must be conducted, on the proper steps of a legally defensible investigation, how to interview ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Wednesday, April 01 2015
Bethany Everest, RN, has been named resident care director at Ingersoll Place Assisted Living in Niskayuna. She will be responsible for the ongoing assessment and evaluation of residents’ needs, development and oversight of care plans and the training and supervision of resident care staff including nurses and assistants. As a member of the leadership team, Everest will play an integral ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Wednesday, April 01 2015
The New York State Department of Labor cordially invites your business to participate in an exciting Virtual Career Fair event on Tuesday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is geared towards the hiring of Capital Region Students and Alumni of Hudson Valley Community College, Schenectady County Community College, and Siena College. They are seeking businesses that are hiring and interested ...read more
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Wednesday, April 01 2015
Every year, thousands of brave men, women, and children have joined the St. Baldrick’s Foundation and shed their locks in support of childhood cancer research. A child is diagnosed every 3 minutes worldwide and less than 4% of research funding goes to pediatrics. Last year St. Baldrick’s at Proctors shaved 226 heads and raised over $100,000. St. Baldrick's would like to get the ...read more
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Tuesday, March 31 2015
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region is proud to present the Bowl for Kids' Sake 2015 on Tuesday, April 21 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Spare Time in Latham and Saratoga Strike Zone in Saratoga Springs! Join the organization's efforts to end the wait for more than 200 local Littles who are waiting to be matched with a Big! For more information, please click here . Lanes are going fast, ...read more
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Tuesday, March 31 2015
La Moda Lisa is excited to announce it will hold an open house on Thursday, April 2! Specials will include buy-one-get-one-free on all clearance clothing and 15 percent off all full price items including jewelry! There will also be 20 eggs hidden throughout the store. Each egg will have a number, and at check-out, you will see if that number is good for $1, $5, $10 or $25 off your purchase for the ...read more
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Tuesday, March 31 2015
This upcoming complimentary Employer Breakfast and Informational Event, to be held on Thursday, April 16 from 8 to 10 a.m., is a collaborative project of The Center for Community Justice, the Schenectady County Re-entry Force, and the Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady. It will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Society's building at 1221 Wendell Ave in Schenectady. Enjoy a ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, March 31 2015
The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce and the Regional Alliance for a Creative Economy (RACE; convened by the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region and the Center for Economic Growth) are teaming up to present nationally-recognized nonprofit advocate Dan Pallotta in Saratoga Springs on Tuesday, April 21. Dan will discuss the ways in which our society can change our thinking about ...read more
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Tuesday, March 31 2015
Family, friends, local elected officials and staff celebrate the grand opening of Orangetheory Fitness with a ribbon cutting last week. Orangetheory Fitness is the energizing group interval fitness concept that is sweeping the nation. Orangetheory Fitness is located at 3333 Consaul Road at Hannaford Plaza in Niskayuna. By design, the Orangetheory workout uses heart-rate-monitored interval ...read more
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Tuesday, March 31 2015
The Open Door Bookstore will host Don Liebich on Tuesday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. signing his book, Fault Lines: The Layman's Guide to Understanding America's Role in the Ever-Changing Middle East. This even will be held at Schenectady County Public Library. About Fault Lines Fault Lines is the story of one man's journey to understanding America's role in the Middle East. The book is ...read more
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Tuesday, March 31 2015
Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady is looking for community professionals to mentor Schenectady students. If you are a professional looking to lend a hand in our community and empower youth, please click here . By committing to one hour a week or four hours a month to help with homework, cooking/baking with students, having fun learning new skills or just hanging out, you can help change the ...read more
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Tuesday, March 31 2015
Groff Networks will host an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, April 8 at 11 a.m. to celebrate its new headquarters at 81 Fourth Street in historic downtown Troy. "We're excited to be together all under one roof, collaborate together, and showcase this space," said Lauren Groff, founder and CEO of Groff Networks. Groff and his team of nine employees are settling ...read more
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Tuesday, March 31 2015
The Schenectady County Historical Society is excited to announce it will host "Accidents in a Very Busy Place: Kurt Vonnegut in Schenectady" presented by Dr. K.A. Laity on Saturday, April 11 at 2 p.m. at Mabee Farm Historic Site as part of its It Came From Schenectady: Science Fiction in the Capital Region exhibit series. About the Event Kurt Vonnegut, the renowned and beloved author of ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, March 31 2015
The Center for Community Justice will hold a free breakfast roundtable on Thursday, April 16 from 8 to 10 a.m. Join business leaders from across the Capital Region to find out from industry experts and employers how hiring ex-offenders can significantly improve your business bottom line. The event will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady, 1221 Wendell Avenue, Schenectady. ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, March 31 2015
Inspired by the community fundraising efforts for the Downtown Schenectady businesses that have been lost, damaged, or closed since the devastating Jay Street fire on March 6, today Neil & Jane Golub pledged to match all in-person and online donations to the TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS fundraiser up to a total of $25,000 through Friday, April 10. The Golubs noted a desire to encourage individuals, ...read more
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Thursday, March 26 2015
The Stack Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Siena College (Stack Center) today announced the selection of Michael J. Barranca ’87, co-founder of the Rowlands+Barranca Agency of Albany, as the recipient of its 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The honor will be presented during a ceremony on Tuesday, March 31 at 5 p.m. in the Sarazen Student Union. The Entrepreneur of the Year ...read more
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Thursday, March 26 2015
The Schenectady County Legislature today announced the 2015 Schenectady County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Program. The program allows County residents to bring unwanted hazardous chemicals from around their homes to the Schenectady County Yard Waste Composting Facility and Resident Recycling Center at 24 Hetcheltown Rd. or the Schenectady County Public Works Facility at 100 Keller ...read more
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Thursday, March 26 2015
Natasha A. Yates, an attorney who serves as corporate counsel with the Golub Corporation, has become the President of the Board of Directors of Schenectady Day Nursery (SDN). Natasha is a graduate of the Howard University School of Law (HUSL) and has been admitted into the NYS Bar Association. “Natasha’s role as President is wonderful news for SDN,” said Jane Golub, a long time ...read more
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Thursday, March 26 2015
Ray Vega, one of the innovators of the international Jazz and Latin music scenes, will join the award-winning Empire Jazz Orchestra as the featured Jazz Master during the ensemble’s spring performance. Vega and the EJO will take the stage on Tuesday, April 14, at 8 p.m. in the Carl B. Taylor Auditorium on the Schenectady County Community College campus. Vega will perform music of Dizzy ...read more
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Thursday, March 26 2015
Tough Teens, Real Solutions is a group for parenting adolescents. The group's goal is to identify the negative patterns and obstacles that prevent you from having a positive relationship with your teen and to develop strategies for positive change in your parenting style. Parents can learn and practice implementing the "3 C's" of effective parenting - Clear, Concise, & ...read more
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Thursday, March 26 2015
Baptist Health System Foundation is proud to sponsor the 13th annual Alfred Kahler Scholarship Program. The Foundation will award two (2) $2500.00 academic scholarships to students in healthcare-related programs: One $2500.00 scholarship for a high school senior One $2500.00 scholarship for a continuing education candidate not currently in high school Application deadline is Monday, April 6. ...read more
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Thursday, March 26 2015
Empire State Youth Orchestras (ESYO) recently received a $1,000 grant from Stewart’s Holiday Match. The grant will support ESYO’s City Instruments Training, an 18-year old program of providing free music lessons for students in Albany and Schenectady middle schools. ESYO has been very fortunate to receive a Stewart’s Holiday Match to support this program for many years. City ...read more
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Thursday, March 26 2015
There will be a rather large cat on the prowl at Duanesburg Elementary School on Friday, March 27, but there’s no cause for worry: SouthPaw, the kid-friendly mascot of the Tri-City ValleyCats Minor League Baseball team, will be reading to kindergarten students and encouraging students’ love of learning. SouthPaw and his friends from the ValleyCats staff will bring a variety of books ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, March 26 2015
Baptist Health System is proud to announce its 9th Annual Alfred Kahler Memorial Golf Tournament to be held on Thursday, May 21 at Mohawk River Country Club and Chateau, 847 Riverview Road in Rexford. This 18 Hole Scramble starts at 11 a.m., with a Shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. A cash bar starts at 5 p.m., along with a grand buffet reception, raffles, silent auctions and awards. Your participation ...read more
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Tuesday, March 24 2015
The Schenectady County Community College (SCCC) Board of Trustees has announced three finalists in its presidential search. The College’s Presidential Search Committee received nationwide interest from dozens of highly qualified candidates. The finalists are Dr. Peggy Bradford, Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs at Westchester Community College in Valhalla, New York; Dr. Steady H. ...read more
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Tuesday, March 24 2015
Fundabilities.com is raising money to provide support for victims of the Jay Street Fire. This devastating fire has displaced 70 residents and they are in need of food, clothing, shelter and long-term support to rebuild their lives. On April 2, between 5 and 7 p.m., Fundabilities will hold a Special Mixer at Johnny's Restaurant, located at 433 State street in Schenectady. Tickets are $10 and ...read more
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Tuesday, March 24 2015
Bianca Sciocchetti, a senior at Niskayuna High School, was named New York State Youth Advocate of the Year at a Kick Butts Day ceremony on March 18 at the Empire State Plaza. Kick Butts Day is a national day of youth activism to raise awareness about the impact of tobacco marketing on youth and promote community changes that support tobacco-free living. As an active member of Capital District ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Education, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, March 24 2015
On Wednesday, April 1 from 5 -8 p.m. at Key Hall at Proctor's please join the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation and Mazzone Hospitality for a fundraiser to support the businesses that have been lost, damaged, or closed since the devastating Jay Street fire on March 6. There will be food, a cash bar and music. The minimum suggested donation is $25. For more information, please click ...read more
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Tuesday, March 24 2015
Ballston Spa National Bank recently recognized 10 employees with Community Support Awards and donated $6,500 to area nonprofits in appreciation of employee volunteer efforts. Through the bank’s Volunteers in Action program, all bank employees are encouraged to support the community by volunteering their time. Of the more than 8,000 volunteer hours worked by all BSNB staff members during ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, March 24 2015
The Schenectady County Public Library is extremely proud to announce FREE Computer Classes for the month of April, thanks to the Friends of SCPL for funding these. All of SCPL’s Computer Classes are held in the Swanker Board Room at the Central Branch Library located at 99 Clinton Street in Downtown Schenectady. Patrons must register for each class that they would like to attend. In order ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, General News Article, Community, Education, Human Interest
Tuesday, March 24 2015
Direct from Florence, Italy, internationally acclaimed tenor David Righeschi will perform a concert to benefit the Italia-America Cultural Foundation and the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York. “An Afternoon with David Righeschi and Friends” will be held Sunday, April 12 on the mainstage of Proctors in Schenectady. Showtime is 2 p.m. Mr. Righeschi will be joined in performing ...read more
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Tuesday, March 24 2015
Attendees at Niskayuna Rotary's meeting on Tuesday, March 31 will be discussing ideas for building a better Niskayuna. Topics will include the Adopt-a-Classroom initiative at Lincoln Elementary School, the Paul Harris Fellowships dinner planned for Tuesday evening April 21, exchange students, international initiatives including basic school supplies for Limbe, Malawi, review of available ...read more
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Tuesday, March 24 2015
The CapRegionJobs.com Albany Job Fair is a FREE event to attend. The event will take place on April 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in Latham. Please visit albanyjobfair.com to learn more about this event. You can view participating recruiters, view a list of speakers and workshops or sign up to have a table at the job fair.
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, March 24 2015
Two Small Pieces of Glass , a new planetarium show about the history of the telescope and how it has impacted astronomy, opens at 2 p.m. April 1 at miSci, the Museum of Innovation and Science. Powered by the recently installed high definition, full-dome, computerized projector in the Suits-Bueche Planetarium, this show will take visitors on a space exploration adventure and immersive experience ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Fun Facts, General News Article
Tuesday, March 24 2015
Do you really know enough to ask pertinent questions? Educate yourself with the FREE 45-minute webcast…Tuesday, March 31 at 2 p.m. Highlights of What's Covered This webcast provides small business owners with: The basics for effective conversations with their accountants, Three important questions to ask before hiring an accountant, and Seven common business deductions that may be ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Human Interest
Tuesday, March 24 2015
The Schenectady Business and Professional Women's Club presents a one-day conference on Saturday, April 11 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia. Registration for members is $85 and $105 for non-members. If you register before March 25, take $20 off of pricing! Ask about eligibility for our scholarships. For more information, please contact Elena Alvarez at 518.377.3632 or ...read more
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Tuesday, March 24 2015
The Upper Union Street Business Improvement District (BID) has announced the addition of Notre Dame Bishop Gibbons High School to its annual scholarship program. Applications for three $1000 scholarships are now available for June 2015 graduation candidates from Schenectady High School. Niskayuna High School and ND-BG. Eligible candidates must possess a GPA of 3.0 or above and write an essay on ...read more
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Tuesday, March 24 2015
Kerry Ann Mendez will be at the Open Door Bookstore on Saturday, March 28 from 2 - 3:30 p.m. signing her book, The Right-Size Flower Garden. The Right-Size Flower Garden offers timesaving design tips and exceptional plants for achieving balance between your love of gardening and time and ability to do so. Kerry Ann Mendez is a Garden Columnist and freelance writer. She has been featured on HGTV as ...read more
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Tuesday, March 24 2015
The Tri-City ValleyCats 5th Annual National Anthem tryouts will take place on Saturday, April 11 from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Crossgates Mall in Guilderland. The top performance will have the opportunity to perform the National Anthem at a premium fireworks night at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, in front of an average of 5,000+ fans. Registration will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. in the Apple court on ...read more
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Tuesday, March 24 2015
Four new works by Northeast Ballet will premiere on April 11 at 8 p.m.at the GE Theatre at Proctors. Tickets are on sale at Proctors box office. The dance program is for mature audiences only and highlights contemporary movement by Northeast Ballet Co. Ensemble Dancers. Choreographers are Ruben Graicini, Matt Pardo, Alexandra Lindsay and founder and Artistic Director - Darlene Myers in ...read more
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Tuesday, March 24 2015
The Singer Family Music Recital Fund will present singer, songwriter, musician and Grammy Award-winning composer Doug Cotler on Sunday, April 12 at 2 p.m. The concert will take place at Congregation Gates of Heaven, located at the corner of Eastern and Ashmore Avenues, Schenectady. Admission is free, but your donation of a non-perishable food item for a local food bank would be greatly ...read more
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Friday, March 20 2015
miSci is excited to announce the Monarchs and Moonshine After-Hours event! Enjoy signature drinks and eats along with miSci's indoor butterfly house, Summit NY's Kymar Farm Distillery, music, demos, planetarium shows and more! Tickets include food and one free drink ticket. Door prizes and a cash bar available. This event will be held at miSci, 15 Nott Terrace Heights in Schenectady. ...read more
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Friday, March 20 2015
The SCPL Rotterdam Branch, located at the Rotterdam Branch Library at 1100 N. Westcott Rd in Rotterdam, is happy to announce it will host TWO great and FREE classes to help you get the most our of your iPad! Class #1 - Get to Know Your iPad: Thursday, April 9 at 10:30 a.m. What is all the fuss about iPads? What is iOS8? Do you have an iPad and want to feel more comfortable using it? Bring your ...read more
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Friday, March 20 2015
miSci , the Museum of Innovation and Science, has been awarded a grant of $5,000 from the J. M. McDonald Foundation to support the participation of low income students from throughout upstate New York in miSci’s educational programs, either through free or discounted admissions for school field trips, or reduced or waived tuition fees for school break or summer classes. The targeted counties ...read more
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Friday, March 20 2015
KeyBank N.A. announced that Ruth H. Mahoney has been named president of the bank’s Capital Region and regional leader for the Private Banking teams in the Capital Region and the Hudson Valley. "Ruth Mahoney is an exceptional leader who has spent nearly 20 of her 26 career years working in the Capital Region market, knows the market well and has proven that she understands what KeyBank ...read more
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Friday, March 20 2015
Enjoy a very special evening of music, ballroom dancing, food and fun on Sunday, March 29, from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Mohawk Golf Club in Schenectady, as we present our annual gala fundraiser. Join the Musicians of Ma'alwyck, teaming up with the professional dancers from the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Latham for an incredible show to the tunes of Oklahoma, Carousel, Sound of Music, South ...read more
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Friday, March 20 2015
In communities across the nation, food co-ops are improving how families eat and live. Downtown Schenectady needs a full-time cooperative market and they need your help. The sooner you become a member the sooner we can build a new co-op in Downtown Schenectad! Join the Food Co-op at Johnny's, located at 433 State Street in Downtown Schenectady, on Tuesday, April 7 to learn about the exciting ...read more
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Friday, March 20 2015
The weather is turning warmer so now it's time to get our of the house and get active once again. What better way than to spend time volunteering with Schenectady Habitat! They have a number of opportunities available for you to choose from, so come on out and help make a difference in the community! On Saturday, March 21 and 28, come out to help Habitat for Humanity to paint 2133 Van Vranken ...read more
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Friday, March 20 2015
The College of Saint Rose is proud to announce that it will host the Third Annual William Randolph Hearst Lecture on Innovation in Communications - Vital Statistics: How Information Affects the Quality and Cost of Health Care. This even will take place on Thursday, March 26 at 4 p.m. at the Touhey Forum, Lally School of Education at The College of Saint Rose, located at 1009 Madison Avenue in ...read more
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Friday, March 20 2015
The Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation (DSIC) and City of Schenectady are partnering with local families and businesses to present the new Downtown Schenectady Hometown Heroes Banner Program for 2015. The banner program is designed to recognize active duty and veteran servicepersons from the City. Each sponsored banner will include an individual’s photo, name, and branch of ...read more
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Friday, March 20 2015
Catholic Charities continues to help in our communities when disaster strikes, like with the recent fire in Schenectady. The Jay Street fire of March 6 displaced nearly 60 people living in downtown Schenectady. In the days following the fire Catholic Charities Housing Office and Catholic Charities Senior & Caregiver Support Services were on the scene, together with numerous other community ...read more
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Friday, March 20 2015
On Thursday, March 26 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jack Mayer , author of Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project , will be at the Open Door Book Store located at 128 Jay Street in Schenectady for a book signing and discussion. Life in a Jar is a work of creative non-fiction, recounting the story of Irena Sendler, a Polish social worker during World Ward II. She and her network rescued 2,500 Jewish ...read more
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Friday, March 20 2015
Come out and support the Scotia Glenville Boys Basketball team in the "Final Four" at the Glens Falls Civic Center on Saturday, March 21 at 10:45 a.m. The reigning New York State Class A Champions are riding a 51-game winning Streak, taking on Spring Valley. GO TARTANS!!!
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Friday, March 20 2015
Five gourmet food and beverage vendors will be at the Super Saturday Sampling this Saturday, March 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Niskayuna Co-Op, 2227 Nott Street in Niskayuna. Aidell's Sausage, Shmaltz Beer, Buddha Gluten Free Bread, Tierra Farm Organic nuts and chocolates and Danascara Sheep MIlk Cheeses will all be sampling on Saturday throughout the food market. "We are pleased to ...read more
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Friday, March 13 2015
Test your strength, stamina, and endurance at the Second Annual MVP Health Care Airplane Pull Corporate Challenge on Saturday, June 6 at the Empire State Aersociences Museum, 250 Rudy Chase Drive in Schenectady! The even will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. R egistration starts at 8 a.m. Really, you can do it! Well, you and 24 of your co-workers can! The Airplane Pull puts your team of up to 25 ...read more
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