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Tuesday, December 16 2014
The lights just got brighter and more efficient at Scotia-Glenville Central School District with the assistance of a grant from National Grid. The utility and MCW Custom Energy Solutions LLC of Saratoga Springs have completed an energy efficiency project for the district. With the assistance of a $145,000 grant from National Grid, the school district was able to offset improvement costs and is ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, December 16 2014
The Schenectady JCC will host Cycle for Good event on Sunday, December 21, Hanukkah! In the view of helping others, the Schenectady JCC is partnering with other JCCs around the United States and Canada—to raise money to benefit Etgarim. Etgarim promotes outdoor activities and educational programs for youth with special needs, with special emphasis on socializing within a group. It also ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Fun Facts, General News Article
Tuesday, December 16 2014
Vince Kittle, founder of Schenectady Ring of Hope Boxing Club gets ready to cut the ribbon to officially open the club under its new name, which will better reflect the mission and goals of the club's programs. Joining Vince are local dignitaries and elected officials as well as staff. Originally founded by Vince as Schenectady Youth Boxing and Fitness in response to the increasing number of ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, December 16 2014
Jeff Bisaillon cuts the ribbon to celebrate the grand opening of his new art gallery, Jbis Contemporary, at 200 State Street in downtown Schenectady. Joining Jeff are family, friends, local officials and Chamber Ambassadors. The Gallery resides on the first floor in the former Spenser Business School building that was converted into apartments by Maddalone and Associates. Jeff is a self-taught, ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, December 16 2014
Join the chefs of Angelo's Tavolo for a bountiful buffet brunch with Santa at the Glen Sanders Mansion on Sunday, December 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost for adults is $28.95, children ages 5-10 are $17.95, and children under 5 are free. Reservations are required, so please call 518.374.7212 to make your reservation.
Categories: Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, December 16 2014
AAA Northway on Union Street in Schenectady offers Chamber member-only discounts on a number of different stocking stuffers sure to please anyone on your gift list. AAA gift memberships Fee-free Visa gift cards Great Escape season passes (with free parking): $52.86 Discounted movie passes to Regal and Bowtie Cinemas starting at $7.75 Albany’s Capital Holiday Lights in Washington Park for ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, December 16 2014
Community Solar NY is a new effort under NY-Sun to make solar easier and more affordable through community-driven initiatives. NYSERDA is supporting these initiatives by providing technical assistance, marketing materials, and funding. You can learn more about these campaigns by visiting ny-sun.ny.gov/community-solar . Local governments, schools, and community organizations are excellent groups ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Economic, Human Interest
Tuesday, December 16 2014
H & R Block last week celebrated the grand opening of its new, larger office in Hannaford Plaza, 1448 Altamont Avenue in Rotterdam. Pictured are H & R Block employees Jeff Simon, Tax Associate; John Sewell, Tax Associate; Cassandra Bowman, Office Manager; and Donna Chow, District General Manager. Joining them in the celebration are James Dick, Chamber Ambassador with Merriam Insurance ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, December 16 2014
Frank and Kathleen Martin are joined by family, friends, employees, local officials and Chamber Ambassadors to cut the ribbon to officially reopen Morrette’s on Erie Boulevard in Schenectady. Frank and Kathleen could not imagine Schenectady losing the 60-year-old Schenectady landmark, so they bought Morrette’s and are keeping the “king” of steak sandwiches alive for all to ...read more
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Thursday, December 11 2014
Albany-based EP&M International earned the top prize for Best Permanent Corporate/Retail Installation of 2014 in the Event Design Awards from Event Marketer magazine for GE’s Technology Solutions Center in Stavanger, Norway.
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, December 11 2014
Increase your understanding of International Trade Finance to boost sales globally, access low-cost working capital, improve your banking relationships, and increase your confidence to offer credit to your customers. Speakers will include Ralph Bocchino, Vice President International Trade Finance of First Niagara Bank, and Evan Dutch, Director or Northeast Region at Trade Risk Group, LLC. ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, December 11 2014
A new on-the-job training grant program has been announced. This program will make $1.3 million available to businesses in upstate counties to provide occupational training to dislocated workers, with emphasis on long-term unemployed, to enable them to obtain employment. Total awards cannot exceed $50,000. Training cannot exceed six months and the maximum training cost per person for each type of ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, December 11 2014
Congressman Paul Tonko highlighted today the inclusion of $15.78 million in critical federal funds in the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act (H.R. 83), aimed at cleaning up the former Scotia Navy Depot in Glenville, New York. In April, Tonko joined Senator Schumer in urging both the House and Senate to fulfill the President’s original funding request for this proposal, ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Political
Thursday, December 11 2014
Umbrella of the Capital District has received a $15,000 grant from Home Instead Senior Care Foundation. Grant monies will be used to provide free home safety inspections and subsidized handy person services and home repairs to low-income seniors in Schenectady, Albany, Rensselaer and Saratoga counties. According to Umbrella director Ron Byrne, one of the biggest threats to the well-being of ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, December 11 2014
The Curtis Lumber family of employees invite you and your family to join them on Saturday, December 13 from 7 to 10 a.m. at their headquarters store on Route 67 in Ballston Spa for a delicious breakfast from Panza's Restaurant! 810 WGY will be hosting a LIVE radio broadcast and they will have pictures with Santa for the kids and young at heart for a $5 donation to the WGY Christmas Wish. ...read more
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Thursday, December 11 2014
Zen, located at 469 State Street in Schenectady, is having a New Year's Eve Party! The party will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31. Tickets are $55 in advance and $75 at the door. Your ticket includes: First cocktail on the house Champagne toast Butlered hors d'oeuvres Cocktail specials Cognac tastings
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, December 11 2014
Lilananda Yoga, located at 585 Saratoga Road in Glenville, is celebrating its one-year anniversary and having an open house this Saturday, December 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. The open house will be followed by a free yoga class from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Lilananda will be giving away a few free yoga classes and a one-month unlimited pass for the studio. Hope to see you there!
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, December 11 2014
On Monday, December 15 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon attend this three hour intense breakthrough workshop designed to catapult your business with explosive growth in 2015. This workshop will be held at 120 Mansion Square in Niskayuna. To register, please click here . Learn seven proven steps to propel business growth: Perfecting your Elevator Speech Social Media Tweet it out Ya'll! Communication ...read more
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Thursday, December 11 2014
On Sunday, December 14 Peaceful Acres Horses is having a Breakfast with the White Hall Horses from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Peaceful acres is located at 3740 Pattersonville-Rynex Corners Road in Pattersonville. Stop by and meet the horses- Strawberry, Rhiannon, Spirit, and Patty! To learn more about Peaceful Acres Horses, please visit www.peacefulacreshorses.com or call 518.887.3187.
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, December 11 2014
KeyBank customers banking in New York have access to more surcharge-free ATMs as a result of a new partnership between KeyBank and Cardtronics. Cardtronics, one of the world's largest managers of self-service financial kiosks, operates ATMs in a variety of retail business such as pharmacies. As a result of KeyBank's agreement with Cardtronics, there are now 25 KeyBank branded ATMs in Rite ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, December 11 2014
NBT Bank North Country/Saratoga Regional President Dan Burke announced that Regional Commercial Banking Manager Jerome Mastrianni has been promoted to senior vice president. Mastrianni manages NBT Bank’s commercial banking team and loan portfolio in the North Country and Saratoga regions, and also manages customer relationships in the bank’s Capital Region. He is based at the NBT Bank ...read more
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Thursday, December 11 2014
Brown School will again be represented at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, December 14 at the Punt, Pass and Kick competition. Ashley Woodry (third grade) and Arnav Akula (2nd grade) came in first place in their division at Brown School and then went on to compete in Rotterdam in October, winning first place again. We wish them luck as they represent not only Brown School but the entire Capital Region. ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, December 11 2014
Visit Mabee Farm Historic site this Saturday, December 13 at 2 p.m. for a presentation by Dr. Ellen McHale on the dynamics of cultural equity and how does a community encourage its own cultural arts. Mabee Farm Historic Site is located at 1100 Main Street in Rotterdam Junction. Admission is $5 (free to members of the Schenectady Historical Society). About the speaker- Dr. Ellen McHale, Executive ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, December 11 2014
It's here: Opening weekend! This Saturday, December 13 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, December 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Maple Ski Ridge will be open for skiing. Maple Ski Ridge is located at 2725 Mariaville Road in Rotterdam.
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, December 09 2014
Pictured from left: Amanda Schermerhorn helps Darn Good Yarn owner Nicole Snow cut the ribbon to celebrate the grand opening of Darn Good Yarn, 22-26 North College Street in the Stockade section of Schenectady. Joining in the celebration are City Councilwoman Leesa Perazzo, Assemblyman Jim Tedisco and Chamber Ambassadors James Dick of Merriam Insurance and Maya McNulty of Up In Your Business. ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, December 09 2014
Members of the regional community are invited to gather family and friends and head to Schenectady’s spectacular City Hall in the heart of downtown for a fun-filled afternoon of music, crafts, demonstrations, performances and more at the newly-named “Downtown Schenectady’s City Hall-iday” on Saturday, December 13 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Presented by the Downtown Schenectady ...read more
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Tuesday, December 09 2014
Did you know the federal government buys nearly $100 billion worth of goods and services from small businesses each year? Government contracts can offer significant opportunities for small businesses, but selling to the government requires a very different approach than selling to the commercial sector. SBA has created a series of free online contracting courses designed to help prospective and ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Political, Education, Human Interest
Tuesday, December 09 2014
The Horses Lounge, located at 912 McClellan Street, Schenectady is hosting a Toys for Tots Christmas Party and Ugly Sweater contest on Friday, December 12 starting at 9 p.m. Bring an unwrapped new toy, and you'll be entered into a gift drawing raffle. In addition, wear your ugliest Christmas sweater and enjoy specials all evening with a live DJ!
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Tuesday, December 09 2014
Buzz Media Solutions is proud to announce the launch of the newly redesigned website KittenAngels.org . The local nonprofit organization, Kitten Angels, won the website package through Buzz Media Solutions’ Great Summertime Website Giveaway, a contest for 501(c)(3) organizations. The contest was created to celebrate Buzz Media’s fifth anniversary with the purpose of giving back to the ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, December 09 2014
Please join The Chamber of Schenectady County as to celebrate the grand opening of Jbis Contemporary at 200 State Street, Schenectady, with a ribbon cutting on Friday, December 12 at 11 a.m. Jbis is an art gallery featuring the art of gallery owner Jeff Bisaillon. It will also feature works by other contemporary artists in the capital region.
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Tuesday, December 09 2014
The Business Review recently reported that an Italian treat made at the Mallozzi Family's Villa Italia Bakery in downtown Schenectady, New York is now being sold in gourmet markets across the United States. The Villa Italia Torrone, all-natural almond nougat, is the first product the bakery is selling nationally. "It's exciting for us," says Bobby Mallozzi, owner of the bakery. ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Monday, December 08 2014
Mayor Gary McCarthy has announced that the City of Schenectady will provide funding to Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County to demolish three blighted homes on Carrie Street. Habitat for Humanity will build two new homes on the site. “We are pleased to work with Habitat for Humanity to continue efforts to rebuild the City’s Northside neighborhood,” said Mayor McCarthy. ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Political, Economic, Human Interest
Monday, December 08 2014
The 10-0 IBA league leading and undefeated Schenectady Legends, "Rim-Rocking Pro Ball with Community Purpose," remained true to its slogan during the 2014 Mohawk Valley home season tour! The Legends raised over $5000 by working together with deserving youth and community organizations. Head Coach and former Siena Saints great Scott Knapp said, "Not only has this been a tremendous ...read more
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Thursday, December 04 2014
Automated Dynamics recently celebrated four years without an OSHA reported injury. Joining in the celebration were Congressman Paul Tonko, Assemblyman Phil Steck, Automated Dynamics Director of Quality Melissa Sargent, Automated Dynamics President Robert Langone and Mike Mansion from Senator Hugh Farley’s office. “Going four years without an injury among the company’s 30 ...read more
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Thursday, December 04 2014
Cafe NOLA, located at 617 Union Street in Schenectady, will host "Brass & Brunch: Combo for a Cause" on Sunday, December 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The combo is a small group of Schenectady High School musicians who have come together to perform for a cause. They all have a love for playing music, so they got together some friends and are using their talents to raise funds for ...read more
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Thursday, December 04 2014
Visit Felthousen's Florist, located at 1537 Van Antwerp Road in Niskayuna, on Sunday, December 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for its Holiday Open House. Admission is free, and you'll enjoy prizes, raffles, giveaways and a vendor event. Wine tasting, food, holiday gifts and decor will also be available. Choose from hundreds of pointsettia plants as well!
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, December 04 2014
A new WeatherBug station installed by National Grid at miSci, the Museum of Innovation and Science, allows visitors to explore real-time weather with a lobby console and a website link. The WeatherBug console installed in the main lobby at miSci lets visitors scroll through multiple screens of real-time weather information for the area. A link to the same real-time information is on the home page ...read more
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Thursday, December 04 2014
Rotterdam Sunrise Rotary will sponsor a FREE Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 13 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Rotterdam Boys and Girls Club, located at 721 Curry Road. Stop by for good food and good cheer!
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Thursday, December 04 2014
SEFCU, one of the largest credit unions in upstate New York, recently hired Ellen McCaughin as a Commercial Loan Officer. In her new role, McCaughin is responsible for managing a diverse portfolio of commercial clients, which includes deepening relationships as well as new client acquisition. She brings more than 30 years of experience to her position, most recently as a relationship manager for ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Thursday, December 04 2014
The Nonprofit Revitalization Act, unanimously passed by New York’s legislature last June, was signed into law by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on December 18, 2013. The Act is the first major revision to New York’s nonprofit laws in over 40 years. Its provisions apply to nonprofits that are incorporated in New York, but one significant section – related to financial audits and ...read more
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Thursday, December 04 2014
John A. Balli, Chief Executive Officer of Kinderhook Bank, announced that Timothy M. Ross, former Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Northfield Savings Bank in Northfield, Vermont has joined Kinderhook Bank as Chief Financial Officer. “During his nearly 15 years at Northfield Savings Bank, Tim not only led the finance team, but served in the commercial and credit ...read more
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Thursday, December 04 2014
Computer Professionals International is proud to welcome two new members to its team. David Wilbur of Niskayuna joined the Schenectady based Technology firm of Computer Professionals International as a Client Business Manager. David is a dynamic leader with more than 30 years of IT experience who formerly worked for TW Telecom as an Account Executive for the Albany sales team. Kerwin Lovell of ...read more
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Thursday, December 04 2014
The Van Dyck Restaurant and The Stockade Inn are excited to announce the "New Year's Eve In the District" event! On New Year's Eve from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The Van Dyck will have a live performance from bands Up All Night and The Stockade Kids, while The Stockade Inn will host The Peg Delaney Quartet and DJ J. Scott! The event will include butler-passed hors d'oeuvres and ...read more
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Thursday, December 04 2014
Big Ang, star of "Mob Wives" on VH-1, will be making an appearance at Regency Jewelers, 1540 Altamont Avenue in Rotterdam, on Saturday, December 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This free event is a great opportunity for "Mob Wives" fans to meet and greet Big Ang and to sample some of her exclusive wines. Photo opportunities are also available. Big Ang will also be working with the ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, December 04 2014
Sondra's Fine Jewelry is excited to announce that it will host its annual spectacular Ladies' Night Out on Thursday, December 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Sondra's Fine Jewelry, 1624 Union Street in Schenectady! Bring your girlfriends to relax and enjoy wine and chocolates while you make out your wish list. Enter to win a "STACK" of the latest Swarovski Crystal Bangles! There will ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Tuesday, December 02 2014
Don't worry if you missed our first Huge Purse Party, you'll get a secnd chance this Thursday, December 4 at 7 p.m.! In addition to purses, there will also be the latest wallets, jackets, shoes, boots and jewelry! This is a great opportunity whether you're starting up or finishing up for Christmas or just shopping for yourself. There will be one HUGE selection to choose from and sizes ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, December 02 2014
Mayor Gary McCarthy has announced that the City of Schenectady will sell 11 properties, collecting 226,500 for the city while supporting more owner-occupied housing in the city. The property sales continue the Mayor’s Home Ownership Made Easy in Schenectady (HOMES) program. “We are taking city-owned buildings and getting them back in the hands of new owner occupants who will renovate ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic, Human Interest
Tuesday, December 02 2014
The Empire State Aeroscieneces Museum (ESAM) is excited to present a holiday festival on Saturday, December 13 at 250 Rudy Chase Drive in Glenville. Santa arrives at 11 a.m. by helicopter, but stop by anytime for these fun events: Photos and visit with Santa Crafts including stick rockets Museum tours (included with admission) Simulated Reality Vehicle rides Storytelling of "The Candy ...read more
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Tuesday, December 02 2014
Celebrate the holiday season with the Schenectady County Historical Society and the YWCA of Northeastern NY at the 8th Annual Festival of Trees! Visit now through Sunday, December 14 for an enchanting display of lit trees decorated by local organizations, businesses, and families. This year’s Festival of Trees includes: A tree contest – Visitors will vote for their favorite trees in ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Tuesday, December 02 2014
Flooring America/Flooring Canada, a division of CCA Global Partners, the nation’s largest floor covering cooperative, recently formed a “30 Under 30” Committee with members from its network of 500 independent retailers in North America. The new committee of thirty individuals who possess an entrepreneurial and creative spirit and who fit a similar profile to the millennial ...read more
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Tuesday, December 02 2014
This FREE one-hour webinar is for: Tax Professionals and Organizations Small Businesses and Organizations Topics include: Introduction to the Office of Appeals History of the Appeals Judicial Approach and Culture Project Recent Policy Changes for Exam and Collection Reinforcing Independence Importance of Taxpayer Cooperation with Compliance Plus a live Q&A session! Earn 1 Continuing ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, December 02 2014
Please come to Cafe NOLA this week to enjoy great food and great LIVE music! Stop by on Thursday, December 4 at 6:30 p.m. for an open jam session and send-off party for Dan! On Friday, December 5 at 6:30 p.m., enjoy The Carboys. On Saturday, December 6 at 6:30, NOLA will host the band Gordon Street. Remember to cast your vote for "Best of the Capital Region Awards," so if you enjoy Cafe ...read more
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Tuesday, December 02 2014
The Northeast Ballet Company is proud to announce that it will present its annual performance of "The Nutcracker" at Proctors on Saturday, December 6 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 7 at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Proctors Box Office. Also, the Ballet Company will be hosting its annual Gala at Key Hall in Proctors on Friday, December 5. Dine and dance with New York City Ballet ...read more
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Tuesday, December 02 2014
The Open Door, located at 128 Jay Street in Schenectady, will host Eric Devine, author of Press Play and Hollis Seamon, author of Somebody Up There Hates You for book signings on Saturday, December 6 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Press Play asks “Is revealing the truth worth the cost?” “A tough, smart look at weight issues, self-respect, and our intrinsic desire to belong at all ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, December 02 2014
On Thursday, December 4 at 3 p.m., the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the U.S. Postal Service will present "The Power of Direct Mail." Think direct mail is dead? Think again: According to a 2012 study by Exact Target magazine, 65 percent of consumers have made a purchase as the result of a direct mail piece. Direct mail also helps your business rise above the digital clutter ...read more
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Tuesday, December 02 2014
Schenectady County Public Library, located at 99 Clinton Street, Schenectady, will be holding the following "Handmade Holidays" programs for teenagers and adults. Space is limited, so please call 518.388.4511 to register. All programs begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, December 4: Kumihimo Necklaces Attendees will learn the Japanese art of braiding to create a necklace and pendant. Thursday, ...read more
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Tuesday, December 02 2014
The holiday book wrap project to benefit the AIDS Council kicked off at the Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza on Friday, November 28 and will run through Christmas Eve. Customers make a donation to have their purchases wrapped by volunteers, and the proceeds benefit people with HIV/AIDS served by the AIDS Council of Northeastern New York. The good news is that the Council filled about 70 volunteer ...read more
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Tuesday, December 02 2014
The annual Upper Union Street Tree Lighting is set for tonight, December 2 at 6 p.m. The 40-foot tree is located at Trustco, 1620 Union Street, Schenectady. The event includes light refreshments and carols by the Calvary Tabernacle Choir. It is free and open to the public. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras, as Santa will meet individually with children following the tree lighting. For ...read more
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Tuesday, December 02 2014
Empire State Development (ESD) will expand access to short-term Loans for NYS Certified Minority and Women-Owned firms doing business with New York State. The “Bridge To Success” loan program will invest at least $20 million to expand access to short term bridge loans for Minority and Women owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs). The program will provide them with short-term resources they ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article
Tuesday, November 25 2014
Sondra's Fine Jewelry is excited to announce its holiday season events and specials! On Saturday, November 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of LT's Grill in Shoprite Square on Balltown Rd, bring a new, unwrapped toy to the 6th Annual USMC Toys for Tots Stuff the Niskayuna District 1 Fire Truck! Enter to win a Diamond Star Pendant from Sondra's. Also, meet Lee from Broadway Choppers as ...read more
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Tuesday, November 25 2014
Starting this Wednesday, November 26 and running through Saturday, November 29, save 30% off store wide at CareTeam Medical Supply, located at 9 Saratoga Rd in Glenville! Regular store hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. CareTeam Medical will be closed on Thursday, November 27, but open on Friday, November 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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Tuesday, November 25 2014
Socha Management President Bill Socha proudly held the grand opening of his new mixed-use building on Route 50 in Glenville on Thursday, November 20. The event was a celebration of the building's completion and its profoundly positive impact on the community. Socha thanked the many people that played an important role in the building's development and officially welcomed tenants Sunnyview ...read more
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Thursday, November 20 2014
The Schenectady Legends Men's Basketball team will be playing games in our area soon! On Saturday, November 29 at 7 p.m., the Legends will take the court at the Schenectady YMCA, located at 433 State Street. Get your tickets now! For a full schedule, ticket and sponsor information, please visit www.schenectadylegends.com .
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Thursday, November 20 2014
The photo to the left is of Justus Belfield, the 98-year-old Army veteran in uniform giving his final salue on his last Veterans Day on Earth in the room he shared with Lillian, his beloved wife of 72 years at Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Scotia. The original photo, which went viral on Facebook, was taken by Maketing Associate Nancy McKiernan, capturing what was then only ...read more
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Thursday, November 20 2014
The Open Door, located at 128 Jay Street in Schenectady, will host Josh Kilmer-Purcell & brent Ridge, authors of The Beekman 1802 Cookbook Series , for a book signing on Saturday, November 29 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. About The Fabulous Beekman Boys Josh Kilmer-Purcell and brent Ridge are the founders of Beekman 1802, the lifestyle company centered are their farm in Sharon springs, NY and ...read more
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Thursday, November 20 2014
The Scotia-Glenville Junior Tartans Football and Cheer is a non-for-profit organization that stresses physical fitness in youth ages 5-13 years of age, in either football or cheerleading in the Scotia and Glenville communities. This past weekend, the cheerleaders competed at the AYC Big East Regional Cheer Competition in Trenton, NJ. The Senior Squad finished in third place, which earned the team ...read more
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Thursday, November 20 2014
All Aboard! The Trains & Toys Holiday Show opens Thanksgiving Friday, November 28 at miSci, the Museum of Innovation and Science. The popular model trains are back at miSci! This year’s exhibit featuring running model trains, and science toys you don’t have at home opens just in time for Capital Region residents to take advantage the Thanksgiving Friday day off from school and work ...read more
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Thursday, November 20 2014
TrustCo Bank Corp NY is renovating local area parks. Quackenbush Park in Schenectady, located by Mont Pleasant Elementary School, was the first. Trustco paved and lined the basketball courts and supplied trash cans and new park benches for people to enjoy while watching games. The bank also paid for signage so locals will know the park area. Trustco will hold an unveiling at the Quackenbush Park ...read more
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Thursday, November 20 2014
United Way of the Greater Capital Region has committed $807,608 in grants to 34 programs and services in Schenectady County aimed at helping individuals and families meet their basic needs for food, shelter, and safety, and improve their education, income, and health. “We’re able to make these investments thanks to the generous support of our community,” said United Way of the ...read more
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Thursday, November 20 2014
Old Saint Nick will press the button to light an more than 40-foot evergreen tree at Trustco, 1620 Union Street (corner of Upper Union Street and Woodland Avenue) in Schenectady on Tuesday, December 2 at 6 p.m. The event includes light refreshments and carols by the Calvary Tabernacle Choir. It is free and open to the public. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras as Santa will meet ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Thursday, November 20 2014
Chamber Ambassador Mike Horelick, promotional consultant with Creative Marketing Concepts, was recognized by Chamber staff and his fellow ambassadors at their November meeting as Ambassador of the third quarter of 2014. “Mike is a pleasure to work with, and we are very fortunate that he continues to represent us as a Chamber Ambassador,” stated Scott Osswald, Membership Development ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, Human Interest, General News Article
Wednesday, November 19 2014
WMHT-TV (PBS) has announced the scheduling of two new documentaries that capture our region’s history and heritage. “One More Ride: The Hoffman’s Playland Story” will premiere on Saturday, November 29 at 9 p.m. “The Neighborhood That Disappeared” will premiere on Friday, December 12 at 8 p.m. Each will receive multiple airings following the premiere broadcasts. ...read more
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Wednesday, November 19 2014
Anna Zarrillo, left, joins the Merriam Agency as a Customer Service Representative in our Health and Benefits Department. She brings with her experience in benefits enrollment with a concentration in Flexible Spending Account processing and administration. Shannon McMeel, right, joins the Merriam Agency as Manager of TPA Services in our Health and Benefits Department. She brings with her many ...read more
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Wednesday, November 19 2014
Bridges to Youths views our community through the lens of young people — teens and young adults — to help us better understand how they see their lives and prospective futures. The goal of the conference is for participants to coalesce around a vision for how we can engage and support our young people to success. The conference sounds a “Call to Action” for us to work more ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, November 19 2014
On Saturday, December 6, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady will escort 30 club members to partake in a very special “Give-Back” event hosted and sponsored by Dr. Jeffrey Backer and the Scotia Glenville Dental Center. Thirty children of the community’s most needy children will receive a wide range of dental services free of charge. Scotia Glenville Dental Center invites ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, November 19 2014
SI Group Inc., a manufacturer of specialty resins and adhesives used in packaging, electronics and tires, will expand production capacity at its plant in Newport, Tennessee. SI Group, headquartered in Niskayuna, New York, announced the expansion plan Friday. The 108-year-old company produces Biphenol, a raw material used in advanced engineering plastics including polyesters and polycarbonates, in ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Wednesday, November 19 2014
1st National Bank of Scotia President and CEO John Buhrmaster was one of seven speakers who presented yesterday at the 25th Special Seminar on International Banking and Finance in Tokyo, Japan. Buhrmaster, who currently serves as chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), the nation’s voice for more than 7,000 community banks of all sizes and charter types, spoke about ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Wednesday, November 19 2014
Christopher R. Dowd, president and CEO of Ballston Spa National Bank (BSNB), has been elected chairman of the Independent Bankers Association of New York State (IBANYS). Dowd, who previously served as vice chairman and as treasurer, was elected to the new position earlier this year during the IBANYS Annual Convention. His one-year term begins immediately. Dowd has more than 25 years of experience ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Wednesday, November 19 2014
Effective December 3 , emergency services will no longer be offered at the Ellis campus on McClellan Street, Schenectady. All emergency services in Schenectady will be provided at Ellis Hospital on Nott Street. Please note that the other services offered at Ellis' McClellan Street Health Center campus are still open. To find out more, please click here .
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Wednesday, November 19 2014
The Hudson Valley Writers Guild, in conjunction with Schenectady County Public Library, will hold its annual Community of Writers reading on Sunday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m. in the McChesney Room. The event will be held at Schenectady County Public Library, 99 Clinton St. and is free and open to the public! The series presents local writers in various genres to highlight the writing talent in our ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Wednesday, November 19 2014
Lorenzo’s Café, 1500 State Street, Schenectady is now open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. “Our customers asked us to stay open longer so they could also come in for dinner,” stated owner Matt Restifo. Lorenzo’s also offers full service catering for your holiday parties. For details, give Matt a call at 518.372.2219.
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Wednesday, November 19 2014
Mexican Radio, located at 325 State Street in Schenectady, will be selling pumpkin brownies and cookies on its patio during the 47th Annual Gazette Holiday Parade on Saturday November 22 at 5 p.m. Brownies and cookies are $3 each, and 100 percent of the profits will be donated to Peppertree Rescue. The restaurant will also be collecting for Peppertree Rescue during the entire month of December. ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Wednesday, November 19 2014
Mayor Gary McCarthy this week announced that nine more blighted buildings in Schenectady will be demolished. Mayor McCarthy said, “We have put together $7 million in State grants, federal loans, local assistance and private resources to help rebuild our neighborhoods. Today, I am pleased to say that we are moving forward with the demolition of nine more buildings.” The nine buildings ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Wednesday, November 19 2014
SaxBST is pleased to announce the following new hires: Carol Kenyon , CPA, left, joins the firm’s Business Advisory Group as a Manager. She previously worked for another local CPA firm. She is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University and resides in Schenectady. Chelsey Wei, right, joins the accounting and auditing team as a Senior Associate. She previously worked for another local CPA ...read more
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Tuesday, October 28 2014
John R. Dunne, Senior Counsel with Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, was recently honored with the New York Law Journal’s Lifetime Achievement Award at a reception held in New York City on Tuesday, October 14. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes lawyers each year who have built stellar reputations as advocates and used their positions ...read more
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