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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
Thursday, April 23 2015
Are your athletes on the winning team? The Warrior Project presents "A Holistic Approach to Achieving Peak Performance" on Tuesday April 28 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Niskayuna High School Auditorium. Parents, students, coaches, trainers, and community members are invited to attend. The keynote speaker will be Ken Bartolo, author of the autobiographical book There and Back , the ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Thursday, April 23 2015
At a recent bank wide staff meeting, Ballston Spa National Bank honored Kathy Herrington for her 40 years of service with the bank. She is the longest-employed individual currently working at the bank. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to remain working at BSNB where employees are valued and recognized,” Herrington said. “It’s rewarding to be a part of a great ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Thursday, April 23 2015
Although we live in a place that is often referred to as “Tech Valley”, many people are not aware of the amazing technological advances being made right in our own backyard. What exactly IS this “tech scene” in our region, and how can young professionals benefit from being aware of all that is happening here? Please click here to find out more!
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, April 23 2015
The Gazette is excited to announce the "A Taste of the Capital Region" event on Monday, April 27 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Rotterdam Boys & Girls Club, located at 721 Curry Road in Schenectady. To get your tickets and find out more information, please visit bgcschenectady.org .
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Thursday, April 23 2015
CareTeam Medical Supply is excited to present a free intro class on Essential Oils on Thursday April 23 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 25 at 4:30 p.m. Why Use Essential Oils Want to accelerate your journey to greater wellness? Find out how, by signing up for a class by clicking here . Presented by CareTeam Medical Supply, this introductory class will provide an overview of all the benefits that ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Thursday, April 23 2015
Rivers Casino & Resort at Mohawk Harbor will open a Schenectady office in coming weeks. The office will serve as an important resource and hub of activity during the development and construction of the casino. The office will be located on the first floor of the Center City building at 433 State Street. While no applications for employment are being accepted at this time, the public will be ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, April 23 2015
Living Resources and the Center for Advancement & Understanding of Social Enterprises (CAUSE) at the University at Albany School of Business have announced a partnership to host the inaugural Assistive Living Technologies (ALT) Conference on Monday, June 1. The ALT Conference will bring together Capital Region and national thought leaders for an in-depth discussion on new technologies, ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, April 23 2015
Starbucks is excited to announce it will run it's annual "Frappuccino Happy Hour" promotion! Customers will get half off any flavor or size Frappuccino blended beverage. This offer runs from Friday, May 1 through Monday, May 10, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. For "My Starbucks Rewards" members, the promotion lasts each day until 6 p.m.! This promotion coincides with Starbucks bringing ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Thursday, April 23 2015
Adine Viscusi, co-owner of Casa Visco, a rising national manufacturer of pizza and pasta sauces, will receive a prestigious award recognizing her leadership and work in the Capital Region community on Monday, April 27 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Riverstone Mannor, located at 1437 Amsterdam Road in Glenville. Viscusi was selected to receive a “Women of Distinction” award, created by ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, April 23 2015
Astria Solutions Group, LLC, doing business as docSTAR, Computer Professionals International and Star Advisors, LLC, recently became the newest partner of the Clean Technologies & Sustainable Industries Early College High School (Clean Tech ECHS), a NYS Pathways in Technology Early College High School (NYS P-TECH). Astria is offering Clean Tech ECHS seniors up to $4,000 in scholarships ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Thursday, April 23 2015
FAM Funds today announces that the FAM Small Cap Fund (FAMFX) marked its 3-Year Anniversary on March 1, 2015. The FAM Small Cap Fund seeks to maximize long-term return on capital with a concentrated portfolio of 20 to 30 holdings and focuses on quality companies in the smaller-end of the small-cap space. The FAM Small Cap Fund has earned a Morningstar 4-Star Rating, as of March 31, 2015, due to ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Thursday, April 23 2015
miSci, the Museum of Innovation and Science, kicks off Earth Day 2015 Week with the official unveiling of a ChargePoint electric vehicle charging station at the museum in downtown Schenectady. Part of ChargePoint’s initiative to provide an infrastructure of electric vehicle charging stations throughout New York State, many of which will be in the National Grid service area, the station ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Thursday, April 23 2015
Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons Catholic School of Academic Excellence is holding an Open House on Thursday, April 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, please visit www.nd-bg.org .
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Thursday, April 23 2015
Schenectady County Public Library is excited to announce it will be hosting Read 'n' Greet Book Club on Tuesday, April 28 at 7 p.m. at Mexican Radio, located at 325 State Street in Schenectady. Great food, great drink, even better company. Join some great people in this new book club discussing the collection of short stories about the longing and weakness of the human heart in This Is How ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Thursday, April 23 2015
SEFCU, one of the largest credit unions in upstate New York, recently launched two auto-buying programs in an effort to make car-buying easier for its members. AutoPREMIER is SEFCU’s concierge-like program that takes the stress out of purchasing a vehicle. SEFCU’s Auto Concierge team will connect members with a premier dealer that has agreed to offer low, no haggle SEFCU-member pricing ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Monday, April 20 2015
Brent Pierce's work-based learning program of Capital Region BOCES at Mohonasen High School is a program which attempts to prepare students for employment. From filling out job applications to practicing skills needed in most entry level positions, Pierce's program seeks to aid students in the process of applying for and succeeding in future employment. To learn more about the program, ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Monday, April 20 2015
Join the Chamber of Schenectady County and Schenectady ARC for a Business After Hours Open House to celebrate 20 Years of Service to Schenectady on Monday April 27 at Schenectady ARC, 214 State Street in Schenectady from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. A ribbon cutting ceremony and rededication will be held at 5 p.m. There will be a cash bar and food provided by River Stone Manor. This event is sponsored by ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Monday, April 20 2015
Jim Connolly, Board Chair of the Chamber of Schenectady County, presents Margie Miller of Curtis Lumber a plaque recognizing her as the Chamber’s Ambassador of The Year for 2014 at the Chamber's Annual Meeting on April 14 held at the Schenectady Armory. “The Chamber Ambassadors play a crucial role to the success of the Chamber’s new member development and retention ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article
Monday, April 20 2015
One of New York State's leading energy consulting firms is scaling up to meet the needs of its growing business, municipal, and not-for-profit customer base, assuring that new group-buying programs and choices are available, especially in renewable energy and community choise. Gordon Boyd and Gener Salerni, both founding partners of EnergyNext, Inc., announced today a strategic partnership ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Monday, April 20 2015
The Horses Lounge, located at 912 McClellan Street in Schenectady, now features $2 Burgers on Mondays from 5 to 11 p.m.! For more information, please call 518.382.0239 or visit them online at www.thehourseslounge.com . Each week, they will also be offering a selected craft beer special, as well as Monday Margarita Madness! $4 Margaritas, a Late Night Happy Hour from 10 p.m. to 12 midnight and ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Monday, April 20 2015
The Joan Nicole Prince Home will host a 5k Run and One-Mile Walk event on Saturday, April 25 at Central Park in Schenectady. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Central Park Pavilion. The run begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:05 a.m. Water will be waiting at the halfway point and post-race refreshments will be provided at the Awards ceremony. To register, please click here . Forms are ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Monday, April 20 2015
The League of the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra will hold its annual Spring Fashion Show & Luncheon, "Symphony of Fashion" on Monday, April 27 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Glen Sanders Mansion, One Glen Avenue in Scotia. Fashions are courtesy of Casual Set of Stuyvesant Plaza. The cost is $35 per person. All proceeds will benefit the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra. For reservations, ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Monday, April 20 2015
The New York State Assembly has passed A. 5102 that would create a state-level chemical regulatory program that would unnecessarily target specific chemicals for bans or other restrictions. “New York Businesses United for Product Safety is disappointed that the New York State Assembly passed A. 5102 today. All of our coalition members, which includes 30 state and federal organizations that ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Monday, April 20 2015
Dine Out. Fight AIDS. Make a difference! Join the Alliance for Positive Health for its 12th Annual Dining Out For Life. If you're looking for a good excuse to treat yourself, make your reservations today to ensure that you have a seat at your favorite restaurant next Thursday, April 23! Reservations at participating locations are filling up quickly. Choose from one of 70 restaurants, gather ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Monday, April 20 2015
The birthstone for April is diamond, so Regency Jewelers is offering a diamond ring this week! You can save big with these super bargain diamond rings in stock. Come on into 1540 Altamont Avenue, Schenectady and save on diamond rings!
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Monday, April 20 2015
.The Schenectady County Historical Society is excited to announce is will host Dr. Lisa Kannenberg as she presents From the "Art" to the "Science" of Management at General Electric on Saturday, April 15 at 2 p.m. at Schenectady County Historical Society, located at 32 Washington Avenue in Schenectady. Ralph Cordiner became President of General Electric in 1950 and proceeded to ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Monday, April 20 2015
Glenville Supervisor Christopher A. Koetzle and the Glenville Town Board is seeking grant applications for its new Business Enhancement Grant Program. Applications are due to the Town’s Economic Development & Planning Department by 5 p.m. on May 15, 2015. The Town has set aside $25,000 in 2015 for this matching grant program from its REDI (Revitalization and Economic Development ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Monday, April 20 2015
They say “many hands make light work,” and that’s the idea behind Schenectady Inner City Ministry’s (SICM’s) Fifth Annual Day of Service, planned for Saturday, April 26. Once again, the focus is on City Parks that SICM uses to host its Summer Lunch Program, and SICM is lining up many volunteers to make light of the work. Last year over 150 volunteers participated, and ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
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: Chamber, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
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
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
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: 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: Human Interest, Community, General News Article
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
Categories: Human Interest, Community, General News Article
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
Categories: Human Interest, Community, General News Article
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: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
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
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
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
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
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
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
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
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
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
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
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
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
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: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article
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
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article
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
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
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
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, General News Article, Community
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
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
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
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
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
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
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, Fun Facts, Community
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
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
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
Categories: Fun Facts, Community, General News Article, Human Interest
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, Fun Facts, Community
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
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
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
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
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
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
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
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
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
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
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
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
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
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
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
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
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
Categories: Community, 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
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
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
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
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
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
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
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
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
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
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
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
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
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 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
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
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
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
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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
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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
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest