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Tuesday, June 30 2015
The Visiting Nurses Foundation of Schenectady and Saratoga Counties is excited to announce its 15th Annual Fore the Foundation Golf Tournament , to be held this year at a brand-new location ! The tournament will take place on Friday, September 18 at Fairways of Halfmoon, located at 17 Johnson Road in Mechanicville. The event's festivities kick off with 8 a.m. registration and breakfast with ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Tuesday, June 30 2015
Summer is almost here, and as your calendars fill up with all the events we look forward to each year, make sure you save the date for a delicious evening in Saratoga on Thursday, August 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Excelsior Springs (adjacent to the Marriott). If you crave the VIP treatment, tickets are available for the Honorary committee for $150. This includes an exclusive Happy Hour tasting starting ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Tuesday, June 30 2015
The Tri-City ValleyCats and the E. Stewart Jones, Hacker, Murphy Law Firm are once again teaming up to recognize community heroes from across the Capital Region. They are seeking nominations from organizations like yours and plan to select a “Starting Nine” of Community Heroes to be recognized at the ValleyCats August 12 game against the Auburn Doubledays. In the third year of the Home ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, June 30 2015
The Schenectady Public Library is holding its first comic book convention on Saturday, July 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Comic books have been a part of America’s reading experience for generations and the library is bringing together a full day of events to celebrate the artists who captivate our imaginations. This fantastic event is also helping to kick off our Summer Reading Program with ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Tuesday, June 30 2015
Family & Child Service of Schenectady is excited to host its 10th Anniversary Golf Ball Drop fundraising event on Friday, September 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Stadium Golf Club in Schenectady. Family & Child Services first dropped the golf balls on the 9th fairway at Stadium in 2005 as a May luncheon fundraiser. Ten years later, the golf ball drop is their unique and signature event that now ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, June 30 2015
A celebration of all things Erie Canal related, the Mabee Farm CanalFest on July 25 will offer a day of fun, FREE family activities, including free ice cream! Discover the tremendous impact the Erie Canal has had on our region’s culture and heritage, and explore the recreational opportunities along the Canal today. Mabee Farm CanalFest festivities will include storytelling with Alden ...read more
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Tuesday, June 30 2015
This year's Annual Golf Tournament to benefit the Joan Nicole Prince Home will be held on Monday, August 17 at the Mohawk Golf Club in Schenectady. Registration and breakfast will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. and lunch/awards at 3 p.m. Tickets are $175 per player, which includes a continental breakfast, golf car, and snacks. Lunch will be provided for an ...read more
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Tuesday, June 30 2015
Bag Sale!!! - Pay $5 and fill a bag with Clearance Clothing at La Moda Lisa on Thursday, July 2, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Book Sale!! - La Moda Lisa has an abundance of great books that they will be selling for only $1.00. This Open House will also feature 15% off all full price Jewelry. Take an additional 10% off all merchandise in the store. Even if the item has already been reduced 15%, 30% ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Tuesday, June 30 2015
On Thursday, July 30 and Thursday, August 20 at 6 p.m., Mazzone Hospitality will hold an All-American Clambake on the patio at the Glen Sanders Mansion overlooking the beautiful Mohawk River. Enjoy steamed clams, shrimp po boys, wood fired lobster pizza, New England clam chowder, peel & eat shrimp, roasted potatoes, corn on the cob, roasted chicken and strawberry shortcake. The event will also ...read more
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Tuesday, June 30 2015
The Schenectady County Public Library is excited to host Marilynne Robinson, Pulitzer Prize Award winner and author of the novels Home , Gilead , and Housekeeping. Marilynne will be discussing her latest book Lila at Schenectady County Community College's B. Taylor Auditorium in the Begley Building on Thursday, July 9 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. No ticket required. The Open Door ...read more
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Tuesday, June 30 2015
Is your goal to get your prospective client to call you? Why are you paying to send them to your website with a text ad when Google offers Call Only ads? Pick the right ad format to make your new client acquisition goals reality! Text Ads: traditional 4 line text ads are great to drive web traffic through to your virtual location. Call Only Ads: if you want the phone to ring, consider a Call Only ...read more
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Tuesday, June 30 2015
The Music Haven Concert Series is here! The next totally free concert will be on Sunday, July 26 at 7 p.m. at Central Park in Schenectady! This show will feature Mali's Bassekou Kouyate, a true master of the ngoni, an ancient West African lute. In addition to leading his own modern electrified band, he has sparkled alongside other musical luminaries such as Paul McCarney, Bela Fleck, Taj ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Friday, June 26 2015
The City of Schenectady will host its annual HOMES (Home Ownership Made Easy in Schenectady) Fair on Sunday, June 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside of City Hall in conjunction with the Green Market. The goal of the fair is to facilitate homeownership in the City by giving prospective homebuyers an array of housing resources in one convenient location. Realtors, lending institutions and housing ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Friday, June 26 2015
Saratoga Casino and Raceway has announced it will be hosting a special celebrity harness race featuring members of the Saratoga Springs City Council. The “Centennial Celebration Pace” will take place during the evening card on Saturday, June 27 in recognition of the Saratoga Springs Centennial Celebration. The non-wagering exhibition race is set to go off at 6:15 p.m. City Council ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Friday, June 26 2015
Keith M. Goldstein has joined the Law Firm of McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C. as of counsel. He provides strategic business counseling in investments in privately held businesses, mergers and acquisitions, banking and tax credit matters. Goldstein has more than 15 years’ experience in business transactions in a variety of industry sectors, including renewable energy, biotech, ...read more
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Friday, June 26 2015
Bruce Beaudette, retired Sunmark President/CEO, of Clifton Park, has been named one of the two New York Credit Union Association’s (CUANY) 2015 New York Credit Union Hall of Fame inductees. “When Bruce retired as president/CEO, he left a legacy of 28 years of growth, community commitment, and industry excellence. He was also one of the Capital Region’s longest serving ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Friday, June 26 2015
Schenectady County Public Library is happy to announce its July 2015 Computer Class Schedule. All classes are FREE thanks to the Friends of the Library funding. They are held in the Swanker Board Room, located at the Central Library at 99 Clinton Street in Schenectady. The Library asks that all participants have an SCPL card and that they sign up for the classes they would like to attend by either ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Friday, June 26 2015
Horizon Bradco has acquired Burke Food Equipment, Inc., expanding its presence in the Southeast. The acquisition brings together two strategically aligned businesses to better support supermarkets and other customers in the region. The acquisition provides Horizon Bradco with a physical location in South Carolina and an expanded service network. “JD Burke has built a thriving business in the ...read more
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Friday, June 26 2015
SEFCU recently hired Gaetano Spatafora as Chief Operating Officer. In his new role, Spatafora is responsible for leading the execution and implementation of key strategies and initiatives, working with members of the executive team to make strategic recommendations about initiatives and processes. Most recently, Spatafora worked as Global Manager of Federal Reporting and America’s Manager ...read more
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Friday, June 26 2015
The Open Door Bookstore is excited to present a book signing with James Ziskin, author of Stone Cold Dead: An Ellie Stone Mystery on Thursday, July 2 from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. About Stone Cold Dead Newspaper reporter and amateur sleuth, Ellie Stone, is back fighting injustice and indifference in this third novel by James Ziskin. During the cold winter of 1961, Ellie Stone is on a chilling journey ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Friday, June 26 2015
If something seems a little different to you the next time you are near Wynwood Niskayuna, don’t be surprised. It recently celebrated its new name of Brookdale Niskayuna. An open house and ribbon cutting event will be held on Thursday, July 9 from 4 to 7 p.m., to reflect its connection to the Brookdale senior living family and the large network of services it provides for senior adults. ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Friday, June 26 2015
KeyBank today announced that Harjit Earnest has been named area leader, Retail Banking, for the Capital Region. She is based in Key's Capital Region headquarters office at 66 South Pearl Street and is responsible for branch administration and sales management for 12 branches within the Albany area. "Harjit brings a long record of high achievement and effective leadership to her new ...read more
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Friday, June 26 2015
Notre-Dame Bishop Gibbons is in desperate need of host families looking to open their homes to international students (stipend included). They have two Italian students who will need a loving home for the fall semester at Notre Dame – Bishop Gibbons School. These well-rounded, English-proficient students will attend the school from early September until Thanksgiving. If you can provide a ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Friday, June 26 2015
BlueShield of Northeastern New York is proud to honor 102 local high school seniors, including eight residents of Schenectady County, as the 2015 recipients of the 4th Annual BlueShield Scholars Award. Now in its fourth year, BlueShield has awarded over $100,000 in scholarships since the program’s inception. BlueShield Scholars is an annual program recognizing exceptional high school ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Tuesday, June 23 2015
Schenectady Day Nursery (SDN) will be holding a free block party, “Summer Sizzle,” Saturday, June 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. featuring live music by one of the region’s top party bands, The Refrigerators. The event will take place in front of the 113 year old daycare facility at 25 Lafayette St. in Downtown Schenectady. Food, beverages, entertainment and children's games and ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, June 23 2015
Local elected officials, family, friends, staff and Chamber Ambassadors help Sondra's Fine Jewelry owner Sondra Stephens and her son, Anthony Kaczmarek, cut the ribbon to dedicate the opening of their recently remodeled store at 1624 Union Street in Schenectady. The updated interior has a new modern look with additional displays to showcase their expanded jewelry offerings. In addition, they ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, June 23 2015
The University at Albany will be holding an info session for their Weekend MBA on Tuesday, June 30 at 6 p.m. at The University at Albany Executive Education Center. To find out more, please click here . About the Weekend MBA Program How do you choose the best executive-level MBA program for your needs? The School of Business recommends that you conduct a hard-nosed cost-benefit analysis as you ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, June 23 2015
DePalma's Screen Pringing & Embroidery is excited to announce it will be offering a Fourth of July T-Shirt Special from now until July 4. 144 Tees, 1-sided print - $3.90 each 72 Tees, 1 sided print - $4.90 each 144 Tees, 2-sided print - $4.80 each 72 Tees, 2-sided print - $5.80 each Sweatshirts - Polo shirts - $10.00 each Hoodies - $15.00 each To contact Depalma's to get your ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, June 23 2015
Jo-Ann Mingo, owner of Flowers By Jo-Ann, 1613 Union Street, Schenectady celebrated the recent opening of her flower shop with a ribbon cutting attended by local elected officials, representatives of the Upper Union Street Business Improvement District, family, friends and Chamber Ambassadors. Prior to opening up her new shop in Schenectady, Jo Ann owned a retail garden center and flower shop in ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Chamber, Community
Tuesday, June 23 2015
School is out for the summer, and many Schenectady kids will be eating lunch, well, not at school. For 80+percent of students in the Schenectady City School District — those who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches — lunch will not be eaten in the school cafeteria. Thanks to the District’s opting for the Community Eligibility Option, all who attend the City Schools get free ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Community, Fun Facts
Tuesday, June 23 2015
Tickets for four shows in Proctors 2015-2016 Key Private Bank Broadway Series (as well as Irving Berlin’s White Christmas) go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 25. Tickets for A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder (September 19-26, 2015); Motown The Musical (November 17-22, 2015); Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (December 22-27, 2015); Rodgers + ...read more
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Tuesday, June 23 2015
Adil Fala cuts the ribbon to officially open his Farmers Insurance Agency, 2527 Albany Street, Schenectady. This is the first Farmers Insurance Agency to open in Schenectady County. Joining Adil are representatives from Farmers Insurance, local elected officials, friends and Chamber Ambassadors. “ I have lived in the Capital Region area for many years. The City of Schenectady has witnessed ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, June 23 2015
Employees at BlueShield of Northeastern New York donated $8,000 total to eight local charities ($1,000 each) today at the company’s corporate headquarters. The health plan’s workforce raises funds throughout the year for the Charity Fund. Building off traditional fundraising efforts led by the company’s volunteer committee, “The Blue Crew”, the largest contribution to ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, June 23 2015
Kathy Holtz, owner of Dance Me, 1619 Union Street, celebrated the grand opening of her business with a ribbon cutting along with the help of local elected officials, family, friends and fellow merchants from Upper Union Street and Chamber Ambassadors last Friday. “Upper Union Street is exactly the type of place for my studio. I moved to Niskayuna a year ago and immediately realized I wanted ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, June 23 2015
It’s time to dump the pump and catch a ride with CDTA! The Capital District Transportation Authority has joined nearly 160 public transportation systems nationwide to participate in the 10th Annual Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 18. Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), in partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), this national public ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, June 23 2015
Owner Jackie Chen is joined by local elected officials, staff, friends, and Chamber Ambassadors as they celebrate the grand opening of his newest restaurant Ninja, at 11 North Broadway in downtown Schenectady, with a ribbon cutting hosted by the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation and the Chamber of Schenectady County. Ninja is an Asian Fusion restaurant featuring Thai, Chinese and ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, June 18 2015
Stop into Sondra's Fine Jewelry at 1624 Union Street during Strawberry Fest this Saturday, June 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The store will be starting its grand reopening sale and celebration with 25 percent off the entire store, including repairs done in the on-premise studio (some exclusions apply) through July 20. Come see the beautiful new patio and the addition of a wine/refreshment bar! ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Wednesday, June 17 2015
Join Schenectady County Historical Society for an evening of fashion and fun as it unveils its newest exhibit, A Night on the Town in Schenectady 1850-1950: One Hundred Years of Fashion and Frivolity . The exhibit will open on Friday, June 26 at 6 p.m. at Schenectady County Historical Society. Refreshments will be served. About the Exhibit: From the Victorian Age through World War II, Schenectady ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Wednesday, June 17 2015
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady are excited to announce they will be hosting the 8th Annual James T. Cullen Memorial Golf Classic on Friday, August 21 at the Mohawk Golf Club. There will be a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. All proceeds go to the Boys & Girls Club of Schenectady. To register, please visit bgcschenectady.org . If you would like to find out about sponsorship opportunities, ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Wednesday, June 17 2015
On Sunday, March 8, Attorney Claudia A. Ryan, Principal at Towne, Ryan & Partners, P.C., the largest New York State certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) law firm in Upstate New York, sat on a stage at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs for an informal discussion entitled “Dreams to Action” at the One Woman. One World. event celebrating International Women’s Day. ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Wednesday, June 17 2015
Family & Child Services of Schenectady will host the special event "Faith Communities Keeping Seniors Connected and Engaged" on Wednesday, July 22 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m at the Carondelet Hospitality Center in Latham. Learn about regional faith models for involving senior members in the community at large. Help your congregation continue to provide a welcoming, life-giving community ...read more
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Wednesday, June 17 2015
M/E Engineering, P.C. is pleased to announce that Michael Sullivan has become a shareholder in the Firm and has been promoted to the position of Associate. Mr. Michael K. Sullivan, P.E. is a Project Manager and Senior Engineer in our Schenectady Office. Mr. Sullivan is responsible for Project Management as well as expanding the company's client base throughout Eastern New York State. Mr. ...read more
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Wednesday, June 17 2015
The Music Haven Concert Series has released a special e-preview of its 2015 line-up! First up on June 28 is Novalina! The Andes meet electronica in the pioneering Afro-Peruvian fusion of Novalima. This dazzling collective, which began with the sharing of files across the globe, has evolved into a groove-laden sound-system that melds authentic South American music with infectious dance beats. ...read more
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Wednesday, June 17 2015
The New York State Bridge to Success Loan Program was created to address the challenges many NYS certified MWBEs face in securing short term working capital. Under the terms of the Bridge to Success program, ESD will provide up to $2.73 million in loan loss reserves to support the $20 million in short-term mobilization loans provided by participating lenders. The mobilization loans will typically ...read more
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Wednesday, June 17 2015
The Forum with Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan will be held on Wednesday, June 24 at 4:45 p.m. at the Albany Academy for Girls, located at 140 Academy Road in Albany. Mayor Kathy Sheehan will discuss key projects and initiatives in the Capital City such as the Upstate Revitalization Initiative, Impact Downtown and the Albany County Land Bank, and how these and other opportunities are affecting and ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article
Wednesday, June 17 2015
Step back into the past on Saturday, June 27 as the Mabee Farm Historic Site presents its “Civil War Living History Day” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Living history educators, historians, and musicians from across New York and beyond will transport visitors back 150 years to one of the most tumultuous moments in American history. Paul Supley, the event organizer and a living history ...read more
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Wednesday, June 17 2015
The Internal Revenue Service will host a Virtual Small Business Forum on Thursday, June 25 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and will feature guest presenters from the Taxpayer Advocate Service, the Social Security Administration, and the U.S. Department lof Labor. This is a free web conference for organizations that serve small businesses, so you can participate from your home or office! Get tips on how to ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, June 17 2015
Meet "Top Chef" Fan Favorite Chef Fabio Viviani when he visits Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center to share some of his culinary wisdom and good humor with the staff and residents! Chef Fabio will be at Baptist Health Systems, located at 297 North Ballston Avenue in Scotia, on Friday, June 26 from 2 to 3 p.m. Don't miss this great opportunity to meet this charismatic ...read more
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Tuesday, June 16 2015
A fresh shipment of crawfish will be flown in from Louisiana to Cafe NOLA, 617 Union Street, Schenectady, on Friday just in time for Father's Day weekend! Enjoy happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. every Tuesday through Friday! Get $2 off drafts, house wine or homemade sangria. Upcoming live music includes Completely Different on Thursday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m.; From the Heartland on Friday, June 19 at ...read more
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Tuesday, June 16 2015
Metroland Business Machines, a leader in office automation, has been awarded two prestigious awards, by Neopost, a global leader in document and mail solutions. Award winners were announced during Neopost’s President’s Conference at The Breakers Palm Beach, Florida, May 10-13, 2015. Metroland’s outstanding performance earned them the honored place among Neopost’s top sales ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Economic
Tuesday, June 16 2015
The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) announced that the popular Summer Fun Pass is back! The pass offers Capital Region youth, 17 and under, unlimited rides on CDTA regular route buses from July 1 – August 31, 2015 for just $40.00. The cost of the pass is a significant savings (more than 65 percent off) from the cost of two monthly Swiper passes. Area kids can use the Summer ...read more
Categories: Economic, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, June 16 2015
Matt Robbins, an owner of Happy Cappuccino in Schenectady, will open a coffee shop at Crossgates Mall later this summer. Robbins says he expects to be open by mid-August. He wasn't actively looking for a second location when management at the suburban Albany mall called earlier this year to guage his interest. "It just became a good idea and we need a local coffee shop in that ...read more
Categories: Economic, General News Article, Community
Tuesday, June 16 2015
Mark your calendars for this Saturday, June 20, and come celebrate Upper Union Street's 10th Annual Strawberry Fest & Art Show at One HUGE Savings, 1703 Union Street, Schenectady. This Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., everyone gets a free gift, and the store will have free face paintaing and cotton candy for the kids. In addition, every purchasing customer will receive a $50 gift ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Economic
Tuesday, June 16 2015
Astria Solutions Group, the parent company for docSTAR, an award-winning developer of automated Accounts Payable and enterprise content management software, announced that it has awarded the first Clean Tech ECHS scholarship to ECHS/Saratoga Springs High School senior Jacob Fortin. Astria’s scholarship will offer Clean Tech ECHS seniors up to $4,000 in scholarships throughout their four ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Community
Tuesday, June 16 2015
Tom Swyer, author of Saving Babe Ruth , will visit the Open Door Bookstore at 128 Jay Street, Schenectady, on Saturday, June 20 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. In the book, protagonist David Thompson is faced with increasingly difficult choices on behalf of his baseball league, his town and his family, and rises to the occasion. “A compelling, realistic novel based on true events…a page turner ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, June 16 2015
The Upper Union Street Business Improvement District in Schenectady will host its 10th Annual Strawberry Fest & Art Show this Saturday, June 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with music, food, art, children's activities, a psychic reader, gourmet marketplace, pet caricatures, farmers’ market, wine tasting, strolling fashion show and strawberries galore. Further information is available by ...read more
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Tuesday, June 16 2015
Celebrate the start of summer and explore Cygnus, the swan, a constellation visible in the summer night sky at this fun and informative live exploration of the planets, stars and constellations in the summer night sky. All shows at the Suits-Bueche Planetarium at miSci are powered by the GOTO Chronos Star Machine and include a look at the current night sky and the latest astronomy news. This show ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Education, Human Interest
Tuesday, June 16 2015
Two years since the Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority (SMHA) implemented a smoke-free policy for its senior developments, the Capital District Tobacco-Free Coalition (CDTFC) announced that a recent survey shows that the policy is helping residents smoke less and is well-liked by a majority of residents. The survey of senior and disabled residents residing at Ten Eyck, Shonowee Village and ...read more
Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Education, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, June 16 2015
On, Sunday, June 21 at 3 p.m., Musicians of Ma'alwyck will perform Magnifico! Wonderful Italian Chamber Music on the prestigious Friends of Music series in Stamford, NY. Some of the other ensembles which have been featured on this respected series include the American String Quartet and the Dorian Wind Quintet. Musicians of Ma'alwyck is honored to have been asked to be part of the series. ...read more
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Thursday, June 11 2015
Ballston Spa National Bank, in partnership with Tech Valley Recycling (TVR) and 3N Document Destruction, will be hosting an electronics recycling and document shredding event on Saturday, June 20. The event, which will run from 9 a.m. to noon, will take place at the BSNB Corporate Plaza, 990 State Route 67 in Ballston Spa. A group of BSNB Volunteers in Action will be working the event to help ...read more
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Thursday, June 11 2015
At the 2015 Albany Matchmaker scheduled for June 23, small business owners can discuss potential contracting opportunities face-to-face with representatives from large corporations and federal, state and local agencies. This annual conference has grown into one of the largest SBA contracting and networking events in New York State with dozens of participating buyers. Sole-proprietor Colleen ...read more
Categories: Economic, Community, Chamber, General News Article
Thursday, June 11 2015
Win a $1000 spending spree at this Capitaland 3D Archery event, scheduled for Sunday, June 28 from 7 a.m. until 12 noon at the Woodlawn Sportsmen's Club, 3367 East Lydius Street, Schenectady. Highlights include: Raffle tickets are $10 (2pp max); only 100 tickets sold Drawing is the same day 50 percent off any new Hoyt bow Free hot lunch Demo the latest bows/crossbows from Bear, Hoyt, ...read more
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Thursday, June 11 2015
Schenectady County officials were joined today by Schenectady County Public Library Board of Trustees President Cheryl Cufari, members of the Library Board, and community members to officially unveil the newly renovated Library Plaza and re-dedicate the Sculpture “Ishmael” at the Central Library Branch. The Library Plaza project, the final phase of the County’s Library Expansion ...read more
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Thursday, June 11 2015
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today presented Darn Good Yarn with its annual Community Excellence Award. The Schenectady company, selected through online public voting, received significant support for its outstanding commitment to community leadership and public service. “Through creativity, leadership, and the entrepreneurial spirit, Darn Good Yarn is creating an incredible product while ...read more
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Thursday, June 11 2015
Kingsway Manor Assisted Living has been recognized as a 2015 recipient of the Bronze Commitment to Quality Award for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through quality care. The award is the first of three distinctions possible through the National Quality Award Program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL. The ...read more
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Thursday, June 11 2015
ViaPort USA announced today significant plans for Rotterdam Square Mall, a property that it recently acquired. The company will invest $10 million, which will include the brand new, 25,000-square-foot Rotterdam Aquarium, an almost 30,000-square-foot Family Entertainment Zone and a complete facelift to update the visual appeal of the mall. “We are very enthusiastic about investing in ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Economic
Thursday, June 11 2015
This month, Premiere Transportation will celebrate 25 years of providing safe, reliable chauffeur-driven transportation in New York’s Capital District. Dedicated to providing timely, professional and safe transportation in clean, well-maintained vehicles, Premiere has distinguished itself among Upstate NY transportation companies by meeting and exceeding the expectations of clients in a ...read more
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Thursday, June 11 2015
Libby Coreno, attorney and director at Carter Conboy in Saratoga, was inducted as President of the Saratoga County Bar Association at its annual Board Meeting and Installation Dinner on June 4, 2015. The induction ceremony was performed by the Hon. Thomas D. Nolan, Jr. who administered the oath to Ms. Coreno, as well as Mathew Coseo, Esq. as Vice-President; Joseph C. Berger, Esq. as Treasurer; and ...read more
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Thursday, June 11 2015
Goldilocks wasn’t the only one searching for something that’s “just right.” When looking for a place to live, many Americans want a location that isn’t too big or too small. If urban centers such as New York and Los Angeles are overwhelming and rural towns are too sleepy, there are many small cities across the U.S. that could be the perfect fit. NerdWallet crunched ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Economic, Community
Thursday, June 11 2015
Casa Visco would like to extend a personal invitation to the community in celebration of its 70th year to enjoy a complimentary pasta dinner at the Glen Sanders Mansion on June 30, 2015 at 6 p.m. Donations will be given to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. A full house is expected, so RSVPs are requested by June 20, 2015 in order to properly account for attendance. Please call ...read more
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Thursday, June 11 2015
During April, TBC expanded the role of Pamela D. Wickes, CPA, CFE, CFF, ABV, Director of Forensic Accounting to include the oversight of the Business Advisory Services team. In speaking about this structural shift, Managing Partner James Drislane said, “Elevating Pam to coordinate both the forensic and valuation work is a strategic move, especially because having these divisions led by a ...read more
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Thursday, June 11 2015
Casper Wells, a native of Schenectady and graduate of Schenectady High School, who played for various major league baseball teams such as the Seattle Mariners and Detroit Tigers during his career, is partnering with the Schenectady JCC this summer for sessions of sports performance training and one-on-one on baseball training. Sessions will begin June 29 and will continue until September 3. ...read more
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Thursday, June 11 2015
Choose from a variety of a la carte classes to expand your culinary skills! Topics include: Hands-On Pasta Making - August 6 Sushi & Sake - August 11 Italian Favorites - October 20 All classes are held at 743 Pierce Road, Clifton Park and begin at 6 p.m. Click here to register.
Categories: General News Article, Community
Tuesday, June 09 2015
How do you choose the best executive-level MBA program for your needs? The UAlbany School of Business recommends that you conduct a hard-nosed cost-benefit analysis as you would for any business investment. When you do, you’ll soon realize that our Weekend MBA Program is the value leader -- the only New York executive-level MBA program that delivers, in one affordable package. Learn more at ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, June 09 2015
Do you or someone you know have children who want to avail themselves of the superb academic and extracurricular programs that Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons School in Schenectady offers but live too far away to travel on public school buses? Starting September of 2015, ND-BG will provide busing for Albany and Amsterdam/Galway families! To inquire about transportation, please contact Peter Fusco by ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, June 09 2015
WMHT is excited to present SID the Science Kidon Sunday, June 14 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Schenectady County Public Library McChesney Room. Join WMHT Public Television and Barbara Lukas for hands-on craft activities, a Rolie Polie clip on screen, and meet Sid the Science Kid! Open to kids in Pre-K through 2nd Grade with a parent! Please call 518.388.4540 to register. There is only space for 25 ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, June 09 2015
The Open Door Bookstore is excited to announce that it will host Carolyn Huston, author of James Goes to Hippotherapy, James Learns Sports, Jame's Journey to the Farm, and James' Journey to the Museum on Saturday, June 13 from 1 to 2:30 p.m., and Bruce Dearstyne , author of The Spirit of New York: Defining Events int he Empire State's History on Sunday, June 14 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, June 09 2015
docSTAR, an award-winning developer of automated accounts payable and enterprise content management software, announced that they will be hosting a live webinar with PayStream Advisors on Thursday, June 11 at 2 p.m. Available either on-premises or as a cloud hosted service, docSTAR solutions allow enterprises to gain control over documents, improve the P2P process and increase operational ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Tuesday, June 09 2015
The development team behind Rivers Casino at Mohawk Harbor recently released updated renderings and floor plans of the property. The updates provide more detail on the layout and appearance of the casino and its amenities. “Our team has been working diligently to finalize the plans for the new Rivers Casino. I am confident the new layout, design and finishes will make this a premier gaming ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Community
Tuesday, June 09 2015
KeyBank announced last week that Benita Zahn of WNYT News Channel 13 has been presented the first-ever Key4Women Inspire Award at the 14th Annual Key4Women Forum at the Glen Sanders Mansion in Schenectady. KeyBank donated $7,500 in Zahn's name to Siena College and an additional $5,000 to the Women's Fund of the Capital Region. The Key4Women Inspire Award is given to an individual who has ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Tuesday, June 09 2015
Orangetheory Fitness in Niskayuna is now running a special offering for TWO FREE sessions for non-members. To sign up for this great offer, please click here and submit your information!
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, June 09 2015
Schenectady Inner City Ministry (SICM) is in need of volunteers! SICM's Summer Lunch program has grown quite a bit in the last few years, and they are now up to 23 fixed sites, and 14 sites visited by two new mobile units. Last summer they averaged over 1,500 lunches served each day! As you may know, SICM relies heavily on volunteers to help them out with the serving of the lunches. Because of ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Community
Tuesday, June 09 2015
Brown School, a nursery through grade eight independent school, located in Schenectady, recently participated in "Invention Convention 2015". Eight students were chosen as semifinalists and three became finalists out of over one-thousand entries. The eight students included: Charles Barnett, Bryan Burke, Ellie Gallagher, Samantha Humphrey, Frances Marino, Mack Morley, Henry Smith and Eva ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, June 09 2015
The air was electric Sunday night at the GE Theatre at Proctors as a crowd of over 100 watched An American in Paris win four of its twelve Tony Award® nominations, including Best Choreography for Christopher Wheeldon’s incredible dance sequences. Proctors annual Tony Awards Screening Party featured a full broadcast of the 69th Annual Tony Awards on the GIANT screen, along with prizes, ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, June 09 2015
CareTeam Medical Supply is excited to offer a FREE Intro to Essential Oils Class on Tuesday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m. at CareTeam Medical Supply in Glenville. Come to learn what essentials are and how to use them to enhance your wellness and life! For more information or to register, please click here .
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, June 09 2015
The 55th Stockade Walkabout is Saturday, September 26. The Walkabout is the signature event in Schenectady that brings visitors and residents to explore the streets and historic homes of New York State’s first Historic District. With the support of corporate and private sponsors, volunteers bring about this day of history, education and fun that shines a light on this unique urban ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, June 04 2015
American Red Cross heroes come in all shapes and sizes. They don’t wear capes or special suits, and their badge of honor is the bandage that shows they gave the “gift of life.” The Red Cross encourages eligible donors to become hometown heroes and answer the call of patients in need by donating blood. Donating blood is one of the simplest things a person can do to help save a ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, General News Article, Community
Thursday, June 04 2015
MVP Health Care presents Jazz on Jay, 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 organizer of the Jazz on Jay series is the ElectriCity Arts District, a group dedicated ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community
Thursday, June 04 2015
AAA Northway announced that Andrew Iannotti, CPA, has been promoted to Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Iannotti joined the organization in September 2014 as Vice President of Finance and Administration. In addition to overseeing a number of AAA Northway’s managing directors, he becomes the senior manager responsible for overseeing the financial affairs of the organization. ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, June 04 2015
Myers Dance Studio is excited to announce that it will be performing the Myers Annual Dance Concert on Saturday, June 6 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on the Main Stage at Proctors in Schenectady. Come and enjoy a wonderful night of dance with guest artists from Northeast Ballet Co.! For tickets, please visit the Proctors box office, call 518.346.6204, or visit proctors.org .
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Thursday, June 04 2015
Following the deadly April earthquake in Nepal, Darn Good Yarn, a Schenectady-based business that sources yarns from a supply chain employing impoverished women in India and Nepal, pledged to donate its profits earned from April 25 to May 4 to help the women who individually hand spin, dye and craft the yarns. Recently, a donation of $5,300 was sent to two co-ops in Nepal that directly distributed ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, June 04 2015
Ann Errichetti, MD, MBA, chief executive officer of St. Peter’s Hospital and Albany Memorial Hospital and vice president for Acute Care Albany of St. Peter’s Health Partners, will be presented the Key4Women Achieve Award at the Annual Key4Women Forum at the Glen Sanders Mansion in Albany. The Achieve Award honors a local woman business leader who has achieved a high level of success ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, June 04 2015
Robert Bylancik named Chair of The Schenectady Foundation Distribution Committee Robert Bylancik has been named Chair of TSF’s Distribution Committee. In that capacity, he will lead the Committee’s work to ensure that the Foundation continues to focus its resources on those programs and areas that can substantively demonstrate positive results for the people and communities of ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, June 04 2015
DePaul Properties, Inc., based in Rochester, NY, recently joined with the City of Schenectady, Schenectady County, the Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority and the Schenectady Community Action Program (SCAP) to announce a new $14 million investment on Albany Street in Schenectady’s Hamilton Hill neighborhood. DePaul will construct a new three-story, 52,500-square-foot building ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Thursday, June 04 2015
Soroptimist International of Schenectady is proud to announce that it will be holding its 12th Annual Garden Tour on Saturday, June 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour features 11 gardens in Schenectady County: One in Glenville, four in Niskayuna, one in Rotterdam, two in Schenectady and three in Scotia. Raffle tickets will also be sold at each garden, with many chances to win, including gift ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Thursday, June 04 2015
To ensure that they have a voice in Sunmark Federal Credit Union’s charitable efforts and in an effort to create a more formal structure for year-round community giving, staff members have come together to form the Sunmark Charitable Community Foundation. The Sunmark Charitable Community Foundation, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit partner to Sunmark Federal Credit Union that will be led by a Board ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Thursday, June 04 2015
UHY LLP is excited to announce the selection of Albany-based accountant Michael Zovistoski as President-elect of the board of the New York State Society of Public Accountants. Mike has nearly 30 years of comprehensive auditing experience in a variety of industries and over 20 years as a financial services professional. Mike is an active member of the firm’s National ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, June 04 2015
Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, proudly welcomes three new summer associates: Paul J. Buehler, III, Lacey Gehm and Richard White. Mr. Buehler, of Delmar, NY, graduated from Cornell University with a BS degree in Human Development in May 2013. He currently attends Albany Law School and is a member of the Albany Law Review. Mr. Buehler also serves as a ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest