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Tuesday, September 30 2014
The Legends are proud to announce today that Scott Knapp '01 Siena College NY has been named the head coach of the Schenectady Legends for the 2014 winter season. Local college sports fans will recall that Scott Knapp, Siena College '01, is the school's all-time leader in three-point field goals with 293. He is also the program's all-time leader in free-throw percentage (89.6 ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community
Tuesday, September 30 2014
Grief is the natural response to loss, but not all losses are acknowledged, supported or shared. Share your sorrows at "Disenfranchized Grief," a monthly caregiver support group facilitated by Douglas Burleigh, Hospice Chaplain at The Community Hospice. The group will meet Tuesday, October 15 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Baptist Health Nursing & Rehab Center, located at 297 N. Ballston ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Tuesday, September 30 2014
Finding a gift during the holidays can be a difficult task, but Tough Traveler makes it easy! With more than 600 products available in-store or online, you're sure to find a high-quality gift for someone special this holiday season, made right here in Schenectady. And for the week of November 10 to 17, Tough Traveler is happy to offer all Chamber Members a 10 percent discount on all its ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, September 30 2014
You can help raise money for the Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region! All you need to do is go online and vote for Mrs. Saratoga County Nancy Katinas for Fabulous Face ! It's only $2 per vote, and all proceeds go to contestants' local charities. Mrs. Saratoga County has chosen the charities Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region and Nick's Fight to Be Healed . If she ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, September 30 2014
Give a gift to those you work with or that work for you by having a private sale event just for co-workers, employees and their friends and family! Here's how it works: Book your evening by calling Regency Jewelers at 518.393.4620 anytime from now until December 20. Name the evening, let your associates know, and that's it! Here's what you receive: ALL purchases on that night are only ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, September 30 2014
A Place for Jazz is excited to present vocalist Alexis Cole and her quartet, featuring pianist Harold Mabern, in concert on Friday October 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady, 1221 Wendell Avenue. For tickets and information, please visit www.aplaceforjazz.org or call at 518.393.4011.
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Tuesday, September 30 2014
La Moda Lisa, located at 160 Saratoga Road, Glenville, will host an Open House this Thursday, October 2, all day! The entire store will be on sale, and a new crystal bangle cuff will be given away with every $50 purchase! All full price items are 15 percent off; all clearance items are 50 percent off, and there will be complimentary chair massages from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, September 30 2014
Harvest season is here, and Schenectady Habitat will launch its HOPE Harvest campaign on Wednesday, October 1 to raise funds to build a new home for another hard-working family. Habitat needs your help to get this build started! If 100 people raise $100 each, the organization will meet its goal of $10,000 to start this build. Ask your friends, family, colleagues, neighbors, students, teachers -- ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, September 30 2014
The Schenectady County Historical Society will host an open house of its museum and library on Wednesday, October 1 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. All members of the public are invited to come to the open house at 32 Washington Avenue in Schenectady. The library portion of the open house will provide a rare look at the library's archival storage area, which is not normally open to the public. The ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, September 30 2014
Identity theft is a growing problem for consumers and Sunmark would like to help protect its members' confidential information by hosting a FREE Shred Day! On Saturday, October 11 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., Sunmark will be offering FREE document shredding at itsLatham branch, located at 1187 Troy Schenectady Road. This is a great opportunity to safely destroy any personal information, such as ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, September 30 2014
The Galesi Group and Rush Street gaming have developed a video outlining the proposed project to build Rivers Casino & Resort at Mohawk Harbor. The video, entitled “Schenectady is Ready,” makes a strong case for the need and potential rewards of the development of a casino in Schenectady. Click here to view it.
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, September 30 2014
KeyBank is proud to announce it will host Rebecca Halstead, a retired Brigadier General for its Key4Women Forum on Wednesday, October 8 starting at 8 a.m. at Wolforts Roost Country Club, 120 Van Rensselaer Blvd., Albany. Rebecca Halstead founded her own leader consultancy company, STEADFAST Leadership, following her 27 years of service in the U.S. Army. She has a proven record of leading change, ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Friday, September 26 2014
You still have a chance… We’ve had great reviews of our first two sessions.There is still room for you for the third and final session in our Internet seminar series, "How Are Consumers Searching for Your Products and Services?" Join us on Tuesday, September 30 at 7:30 a.m. at The Chamber of Schenectady County, 306 State Street, Schenectady in the third-floor conference ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, General News Article, Human Interest
Friday, September 26 2014
There's still time! Please join us for some fun and a joint networking event celebrating the 6th Annual Chamber Cup at the Edison Club! Come cheer on the winning teams of the Chamber of Schenectady County’s Harry Apkarian Memorial Golf Classic and the 2014 Chamber of Southern Saratoga County’s Annual Golf Tournament as they compete for the coveted cup! You don't have to be a ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
Friday, September 26 2014
Please join the Town of Glenville in celebrating its 5th Annual Glenville Oktoberfest, this Saturday, September 27 in Maalwyck Park. Doors open at 12 noon and close with a fantastic fireworks display at 9 p.m. There will be a delicious Food Court by Scotia-Glenville Businesses, authentic German foods, live bands, and, of course, a Biergarten. The event does not stop there! Bring the whole family ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
Friday, September 26 2014
On Saturday, September 27, Schenectady County will host one of the biggest nights of live, local music in Downtown Schenectady at Schenectady County’s Battle of the Bands . “Schenectady County invites you Downtown to experience the excitement of our inaugural Battle of the Bands ,” said Cathy Gatta, Chair of the Legislature’s Committee on Tourism, Arts and Special Events. ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Friday, September 26 2014
TransTech Systems proudly announces the addition of Michael Giacoma as Senior Project Engineer. “We are very excited to have Mike join our team. He brings a level of engineering and prototyping to help move our products to the next level,” said Jaret Morse, Chief Operating Officer at TransTech Systems. Mike comes to TransTech Systems from Anderson Instruments, where he was Product ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Friday, September 26 2014
Alaina Baldwin was recently promoted to Accounting Specialist for First New York Federal Credit Union. Baldwin joined the credit union in April 2011 as a Teller in the First New York Federal Credit Union Rotterdam Branch. She is a graduate of Mohonasen High School and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Hartwick College. First New York Federal Credit Union was founded in 1937 as ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Friday, September 26 2014
A Place for Jazz will present the George Garzone Quartet in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 26 at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady, 1221 Wendell Ave. For more information and tickets, please visit www.aplaceforjazz.org or call 518.393.4011.
Categories: Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Friday, September 26 2014
Marie DeBrocky, owner of Head to Tail Pet Wellness Center, has been re-elected chair of the Upper Union Street Business Improvement District. Peter Musler, owner of Musler’s Fine Women’s Wear, is the vice chair. Maureen Gebert, a community volunteer and founder of Stockade Walking Tours, is the secretary. Lisa F. Tamburello, a recently retired Trustco branch manager is the treasurer. ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Friday, September 26 2014
Two years ago, EYP made a move to become a leader in high-performance buildings. The firm — founded in Albany, N.Y., in 1972, and now encompassing 375 employees in 12 offices — had a history of energy efficiency, both with its portfolio and in its own offices. But the firm wanted to make that commitment global. “We decided that our vision would be for every building to become a ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Friday, September 26 2014
Proctors has just added 4 new shows to their 2014-2015 lineup. Get your tickets now! Steve Miller Band - Sunday, November 16 Robin Quivers - Saturday, November 29 Jay Leno - Friday, March 20 Paul Anka - Wednesday April 22 For more information, please go to proctors.org , visit Proctors' box office, or call 518.346.6204.
Categories: Fun Facts, Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Friday, September 26 2014
Thursday, October 2 marks the 3rd Annual Wing Walk presented by Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corp. and Schenectady County Visitors Agency (SCVA). From 5 to 8 p.m. wing lovers will try samplings from sixteen downtown Schenectady restaurants and vote for their favorite. This year expect to taste more than just the classic hot wing. Competing restaurant The Bier Abbey, for example, will offer a ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Fun Facts, General News Article
Tuesday, September 23 2014
In honor of the Daily Gazette’s 120th anniversary this year, the newspaper plans to celebrate and promote its history and progress in our community! From October 1 to 19, during the run of "Newsies" at Proctors, you're invited to participate in "The Daily Gazette 120th Anniversary Vodka Martini" cocktail contest with other local bars/restaurants as well as DeCrescente ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Tuesday, September 23 2014
After 15 years performing around the world, Dralion will make its finale curtain call in January 2015. From October 2-5, Albany will have its final opportunity to experience this unique and colorful Cirque du Soleil signature production that has performed in more than 150 cities. Dralion will be presented at the Times Union Center for six performances only. Advance tickets for Dralion are ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, September 23 2014
The Albany Business Review will honor seven recipients for the contributions they have made to the growth of the Capital Region business community on Wednesday, November 5 from 5:45 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Troy, 235 Hoosick Street, Troy. The 2014 honorees are: Company of the Year: Autotask Executive of the Year: Dr. John Bennett, CEO, CDPHP Nonprofit of the Year: Capital District ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, September 23 2014
Helping Hands School, which serves children with special needs from ages 3 to 5, received a check this summer from Collision Experts for $7,500 today to go toward the construction of a playground at the site of its new home. Not wanting the school to open without a playground, Collision Experts oversaw the fundraising effort for the entire playground. Helping Hands is relocating after 31 years ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Tuesday, September 23 2014
A Brown School student, his family and some classmates recently participated in the Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) Walk for Food Allergy at The Crossings of Colonie. Blake Mahieu, a third-grade student, has a severe nut allergy. He works hard to raise awareness and funds for those affected by a food related allergy. FARE hosts events across the country where participants walk a few ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Fun Facts, General News Article
Tuesday, September 23 2014
CAP COM Federal Credit Union held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House Celebration for its new Financial Center in Colonie last Thursday evening. CAP COM President/CEO Paula A. Stopera was joined by Colonie Town Supervisor Paula Mahan and BBL President Steve Obermayer for the official ribbon cutting. Invited guests enjoyed tours, a wine tasting and entertainment by the New York Players ...read more
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Tuesday, September 23 2014
The Stockade Walkabout is just days on Saturday, September 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m, and there are lots of unique spaces on the tour this year. View gorgeous, restored, private homes in New York State's first historic district. For information and to purchase tickets, please click here .
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Tuesday, September 23 2014
The Memphis King BBQ, 1902 VanVranken Ave, Schenectady celebrated its first anniversary with a ribbon cutting on Friday, September 19 at 11 a.m. hosted by The Chamber of Schenectady County along with family, friends, Chamber Ambassadors and local dignitaries. Schenectady native and owner Bob Canton has been cooking food since he was 12 years old. “I learned how to BBQ the pure southern ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, September 23 2014
Almost 3,000 people attended the 109th Airlift Wing’s Family Day at Stratton Air National Guard Base. Chamber member TransTech Systems, along with members of the Chamber's Unified Military Affairs Council (UMAC), volunteered a group of employees and friends to cook and serve chicken wings at the event. “It’s a small way to say thank you to those that serve our country. We are ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Tuesday, September 23 2014
In honor of Disney’s NEWSIES , the Theatre Guild at Proctors hosts its annual Un-Gala, celebrating local media and the impact of newspapers on the arts. Spread the News: Stars & Stories will be held in Robb Alley at Proctors, Thursday, October 9 at 5:30 p.m. The night will feature a look back at the arts through the media eye and highlight NEWSIES , which launches its North American ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, September 23 2014
Local officials and Old Dominion Freight Line executives cut the ribbon to officially open a new facility in Glenville. Located in the Glenville Business and Technology Park, the new building has 40,000 square feet of space and features 33 bays. This facility is 40 percent larger than the company's former Albany location. The Glenville facility is a cross-dock center — a long, ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, September 23 2014
For two dates only, Mohawk Golf Club offers Chamber members the opportunity to play 18 holes of golf with a cart and a $10 lunch credit for the amazing price of $60 per person! The dates for this deal are: Friday, September 26 Tuesday, September 30 Mohawk boasts a spectacular 18-hole Parkland course with uniquely designed raised greens complexes, protected by strategically placed sand traps, and ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Tuesday, September 23 2014
The Small Business Albany Showcase will be taking place Wednesday, October 1 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m at the Holiday Inn Express & Conference Center, Route 9 in Latham. Admission is FREE! For more information and to register for your free admission tickets, please click here .
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, September 23 2014
The Fireplug 500 Walk for Animals has evolved over the last 20+ years, but the Animal Protective Foundation’s (AFP) goal is still the same: to raise money for its vital animal welfare programs. The AFP encourages everyone to help them reach their fundraising goal of $60,000 by collecting donations to help animals in our community.Want to do even more to help? Then please consider joining ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, September 23 2014
Schenectady law firm Higgins, Roberts & Suprunowicz, P.C. is proud to announce that its managing member, Michael R. Suprunowicz, Esq., has been selected to the 2014 Upstate New York State “Super Lawyers” list, and member Richard A. Fuerst, Esq. has been selected to the 2014 Upstate New York “Rising Stars” list. Each year, no more than 5% of the lawyers in the state ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, September 23 2014
Schenectady Symphony Orchestra (SSO) is proud to announce that registration is now open for its "Beat Beethoven" 5K run! Held in Central Park, Schenectady on Sunday, October 5 at 9:20 a.m., the 5k offers runners and walkers a great opportunity to support the SSO while also having a great time! Runners will race to a broadcast of the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra’s 2007 performance ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Tuesday, September 23 2014
Please join the Community Loan Fund for its annual celebration of 29 years of community-based economic development in the Capital Region on Wednesday, October 1 at Key Hall in Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady. The annual event is a wonderful mix of delightful music, delicious food and exceptional camaraderie. Funds raised help to underwrite the cost of their free business counseling and ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Friday, September 19 2014
Conrgatulations to miSci, the Museum of Innovation and Science, on being awarded $149,793.00 by The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)! miSci will use the grant funds to collaborate with member libraries of the Mohawk Valley Library System (MVLS) to engage youth and their families in learning about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). miSci will develop and ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Education, General News Article, Human Interest
Friday, September 19 2014
Family, friends, customers, and local and state dignitaries help Gershon’s owner Tony Lauria cut the ribbon to celebrate the 60th anniversary of this iconic Upper Union Street New York-style deli last Wednesday. Opened in 1954 across the street from the present location at 1600 Union Street, Gershon’s is believed to be the oldest deli in the Capital Region. The deli often pops up on ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Friday, September 19 2014
Please join the Musicians of Ma'alwyck, hosted by the Universalist Society in Albany, for a wonderful afternoon of delightful, funny songs with Byron Nilsson, Amy Prothro and Malcolom Kogut, paired with the spoof cantata Buxtehude's Daughter and then enjoy a delicious champagne dessert buffett generously prepared and donated by Randy Rosette. Songs of Flanders & Swann, Stephen ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Friday, September 19 2014
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University at Albany is proud to announce that it will be hosting its third annual FAST Tech Conference on Thursday, September 25 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m at the University at Albany School of Business. This conference is a local event designed to assist technology start-ups with the resources necessary to make the transition from research to ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest
Friday, September 19 2014
An alarming number of Schenectady’s children don’t get enough to eat during the weekend and are arriving hungry to school on Monday mornings. To make sure that our children are getting this most basic need met, a collaboration of nonprofit organizations and businesses have partnered with the schools to provide supplemental weekend food to more children who are suffering from food ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Friday, September 19 2014
Sunmark Federal Credit Union President/CEO Bruce Beaudette has announced his plans to retire at the end of the year after more than 28 years of service, capping his tenure as one of the Capital Region’s longest serving CEOs. “When I first started at Sunmark, I felt like I found my niche. Back then, it was known as GE Turbine FCU and I wore all of the hats, I did the accounting and ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Friday, September 19 2014
Carter Conboy is pleased to announce that five of its attorneys have been selected by Best Lawyers® as Best Lawyers in America for 2015. Best Lawyers®, the oldest and most prestigious peer-review publication in the legal profession, compiles its annual list of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review research in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Friday, September 19 2014
1st National Bank of Scotia proudly announces the addition of Louis Giammatteo as Assistant Vice President. Louis Giammatteo is currently assigned to the Niskayuna Office and will assist in the daily management of the office. In his new position, he looks forward to “working closely with the community and focusing on customer service to provide a satisfying and enjoyable banking experience ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Friday, September 19 2014
The Scotia Glenville Lions Club is happy to announce its 19th Annual "Falling Leaves" Golf Tournament, scheduled for Monday, September 29 at The Edison Club, 891 Riverview Road, Rexford. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 12:30 noon. All proceeds from this event benefit youth programs and community services across Scotia, Glenville, Ballston Lake ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Friday, September 19 2014
On Wednesday, September 3, Ellis Medicine opened the first phase of its new emergency department at Ellis Hospital. "It's a great milestone for Ellis and our community that has been a long time in coming," said Joanne McDonough, MD, chair of Emergency Care at Ellis Medicine about the opening of the new ER addition at Ellis Hospital. "The new space is beautiful, and will help ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Friday, September 19 2014
Don't wait any longer to be part of The Baptist Health System Foundation's 8th Annual Alfred Kahler Memorial Golf Tournament 18-Hole Team Scramble! Your participation as a sponsor, golfer or both will help us continue to provide the best quality of care for our residents and improve their quality of life. Not a golfer? Come later to enjoy the sumptuous Grand Buffet and Reception at the ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Friday, September 12 2014
Transfinder Corp. has hired Fusco Personnel to conduct a global search for top software developers, designers and software analysts. Fusco Personnel, the region’s leading executive recruitment agency according to the 2014 Albany Business Review’s “Book of Lists,” is conducting its first job fair at Transfinder’s headquarters at 440 State Street in Schenectady on ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Friday, September 12 2014
Well-known jazz artist Stefon Harris will perform a homecoming concert on September 25 at Proctors to benefit youth in the Schenectady area. Stefon Harris has his roots right here in our community. He graduated from Albany High School, attended SCCC and played in the Empire State Youth Orchestra. He has a large extended family in the region including Schenectady Ring of Hope boxing coach Vince ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Friday, September 12 2014
Capital Bank is moving its regional headquarters to Wellington Row, a group of historic, dilapidated buildings being renovated near the Capitol in Albany. The decision will bring at least 20 jobs from suburban Albany into downtown, filling one of five buildings and part of a second building that make up Wellington Row on State Street. The move will return a bank headquarters to the state ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Friday, September 12 2014
Previously known as "The Schenectady Kiwanis Ugly Car Contest," this event is precisely what it sounds like: A contest for ugliest car. People spend a lifetime investing in their vehicle to make it a model show piece. They do not consider their vehicle as ugly with time, energy and money spent to make it the best it can be. The "Ugly Car" category exists to inspire those who ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Friday, September 12 2014
The Joan Nicole Prince Home, located at 22 Glenview Drive, Scotia, is happy to announce that it will be hosting training and informational sessions for volunteers and community caregivers. An informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 23 at 6:30 a.m. The volunteer training sessions will be hosted Tuesday, October 7, Wednesday, October 8, and Thursday, October 9 at 6 p.m. The ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Human Interest
Friday, September 12 2014
The Chazen Companies are pleased to be recognized as a Gold-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite for 2014, after being recognized for the first time in 2013. The award recognizes companies encouraging improved health awareness and general wellness to their employees. Chazen’s support of employee wellness takes many forms and is an evolving journey for the Company and its employees. “Our ...read more
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Friday, September 12 2014
The administration and board of trustees of Ingersoll Place presented five-year service awards on Wednesday, September 10 to employees William Hawkins, transportation services; Kawlapatti (Rita) Sankhar, resident care unit manager and Michelle Wyman, business office manager. Honor roll acknowledgment will be given to long-tenured staff members Stephan Grabkowski, food service director, 13 years ...read more
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Friday, September 12 2014
Ellis Medicine is proud to announce that the 21st annual Women’s Night Out will be held on Tuesday, September 23 at the Albany Marriott. This year’s keynote speaker is Amy Robach, news anchor for Good Morning America. Amy, 40, had her first mammogram conducted on live television in October 2013, and soon after was diagnosed with breast cancer. All proceeds from Women’s Night Out ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Friday, September 12 2014
BlueShield of Northeastern New York members will now have more choices when it comes time to fill their standard prescriptions. BlueShield announced the addition of Walgreens locations to the health plan’s retail pharmacy network effective September 1. The agreement allows BlueShield members to fill their standard prescriptions at 17 Walgreens locations throughout Northeastern New York, and ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Friday, September 12 2014
Backstage Pub is happy to announce its lineup of free music Saturday performers. Please stop by for good food, live music, and a great time! Performance are scheduled 9:30 p.m. through 12:30 a.m. 9/6/14 - The Road Home 9/13/14 - The Carboys 9/20/14 - Karaoke with Bob Barber 9/27/14 - Tapestry 10/4/14 - Joe Nacco Duo 10/11/14 - Mike Thomas of Funk Evolution 10/18/14 - TBD 10/25/14 - Duane Gills ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Friday, September 12 2014
Maple Ski Ridge announces a sale on Ridge Kid, Ridge Rider, and After-School Programs starting the week of January 3. Save money on season passes and programs this winter by purchasing your tickets now! Please click here to find out more information and to sign up.
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Friday, September 12 2014
The Board of Directors of the Niskayuna Consumer Cooperative has selected Jennifer Felitte as the Co-Op's next General Manager. The Board made its selection after a five-month international search. Jennifer Felitte has more than 12 years of Co-Op leadership experience and is currently Operations Manager of the Honest Weight Food Co-Op, Albany, New York. Felitte will start at the Niskayuna ...read more
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Friday, September 12 2014
The Northeast Ballet Company, the resident company of Proctors, is excited to announce that it will hold open auditions for parts in its annual performance of "The Nutcracker." The auditions will take place on Saturday, September 20 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. on the Main Stage at Proctors, located at 432 State Street, Schenectady. For more information, please visit myersnortheast.org .
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Friday, September 12 2014
To celebrate five years in business, Buzz Media Solutions has awarded one area nonprofit organization a complete website package in their Great Summertime Website Giveaway. Registered 501(c)(3) organizations competed in an online contest during the entire month of August to secure votes on the Buzz Media Solutions campaign portion of their website. The Winners Kitten Angels of the Capital Region ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Tuesday, September 09 2014
Attend this free seminar on Wednesday, October 1 entitled "Know Your Options: Surgical Treatments for Breast Cancer and Breast Reconstruction" at The Desmond, 660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany. One woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes in the United States. For some, treatment requires full or partial mastectomy, but studies show many women are unaware of their surgical ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Human Interest
Tuesday, September 09 2014
Sunmark Federal Credit Union, in partnership with the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber, is proud to announce the return of the Sunmark Business Grant, a contest for first-time business owners and entrepreneurs. “’People helping people’ is at the very heart of what credit unions stand for,” said Frank DeGraw, Sunmark’s executive vice president. “This business ...read more
Categories: Economic, General News Article, Education
Tuesday, September 09 2014
Please join The Chamber and the Times Union for a workshop series to help small businesses create or improve their online marketing. You will also find out how to measure and understand the results of your efforts. September 23 | 7:30 - 9 a.m. "How Can You Reach Your Ideal Customer Online" The Chamber of Schenectady County, 306 State Street, Schenectady, Third-floor Conference Room ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, Economic, General News Article
Tuesday, September 09 2014
The YWCA NorthEastern NY has begun an exciting new campaign! It is collecting new and gently-used shoes which are sorted and delivered to vendors in countries like Haiti, Uganda and Bolivia. The goal of the program is for people in underprivileged nations to become employed setting up their own businesses, selling the shoes. The YWCA will receive $.40/pound for the shoes, the proceeds of which ...read more
Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, September 09 2014
Given the financial challenges of the past few years, your participation at Camp Finance 2014 offers a welcome opportunity for New York’s nonprofits to convene, access experts and connect with peers as we look to the future. Celebrating its 13th year, Camp Finance provides the very best in knowledge, skill and strategy sessions for your staff and volunteer leaders. This year´s ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Education
Thursday, September 04 2014
The Galesi Group, BBL Hospitality, and Rockgate Hospitality Group are proud to announce plans to build and operate a new $15 million, 124-room Courtyard by Marriott Hotel at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady. Lawrence Gates, President of the Rockgate Hospitality Group said, “While we have been involved with hospitality projects from New York to Kansas and from North Carolina to Canada, this is ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, September 04 2014
September doesn't just mean back to school for your kids . . . it's a great time for you to work on developing and refining your skill sets, too. Here is a great opportunity from the Community Loan Fund to help you do just that. Beginning on Saturday, September 13 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at The College of Saint Rose, come learn what you need to know to start and run a successful ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Thursday, September 04 2014
Supervisor Chris Koetzle and the Glenville Town Board will host the 2015 Budget Forum on Wednesday, September 10 at Town Hall. The forum will include a formal presentation of budget issues that are currently facing the town and will have a question and answer period. This forum is part of the town’s annual budgeting process and is designed to engage residents in the process. The Supervisor ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Political
Thursday, September 04 2014
Please join Peaceful Acres Horses, 3740 Rynex Corners Road, Pattersonville, on Saturday, September 13 for "Kick Cancer's A..." Wellness and Music Festival. There will be: Wellness exhibitors Nutritious food vendors Craft vendors Yoga Meditation Live entertainment by 18 Strings of Trouble, Shane and Brandon Guerrette, Where's Alex and From the Heartland For tickets or more ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Wednesday, September 03 2014
A Place for Jazz announced its Fall Concert Series featuring five evenings of world-class jazz in the Capital Region. The series begins on Friday, September 12 and continues every other Friday through November 7. All concerts begin at 7:30 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady, 1221 Wendell Avenue, Schenectady. Tickets are $15. To order, please call 518.393.4011, e-mail Tim ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, September 03 2014
The Stakeholders firmly believe that volunteerism in NYS is still being under-reported and that is negatively effecting all nonprofits. There is no current central repository for actual volunteer numbers to indicate how our region fares, especially in contributing to civic engagement and emergency response & recovery in New York. The linked survey attempts to establish both the service ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Community
Wednesday, September 03 2014
Be a part of local history! Tell your friends, “I saw it here, first!” Cassandra, The Musical will be presented as a limited-engagement concert performance by UPAYA Partners at Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady on Saturday, September 13 at 2 and 8 p.m. Written, composed and produced by Schenectady native Patrick Longo, this sung-through musical will be filmed and presented to ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Fun Facts, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, September 03 2014
Things of My Very Own, Inc. (TOMVO) Founder and CEO Rayn Boncie received a scholarship from The National Diaper Bank Network to attend the 2014 National Diaper Banks in America Conference in Kansas City, MO, from Wednesday, October 8 through Saturday, October 11. Rayn will be representing TOMVO and diaper banks across New York State in their efforts. “It is an honor to be chosen as this ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, General News Article, Community
Wednesday, September 03 2014
The YWCA NorthEastern NY is proud to present the "Purple Purse Challenge,” which began on Tuesday, September 2. The purpose of this challenge is to raise funds to provide services to victims of Domestic Violence. This challenge is through the YWCA’s Economic Solutions (YES) program…providing knowledge and skills to Domestic Violence victims to make lasting financial ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Wednesday, September 03 2014
Ask anyone for directions on Upper Union Street and they are likely to reference the distance from Gershon’s, the iconic New York style deli and catering business owned and operated by Tony Lauria. Gershon’s, believed to be the oldest deli in the Capital Region, will celebrate its 60th anniversary on Wednesday, September 10 with an 11 a.m. ribbon cutting. The festivities continue all ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Wednesday, September 03 2014
Please join Schenectady County Community College, 78 Washington Avenue, Stockade 102, Schenectady on Tuesday, September 16 from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. to hear details about the new Mohawk River Watershed Management Plan, how it will impact your community, and provide your input. Learn about grant opportunities and how to apply. For more information, please contact Dave Mosher at 518.399.6980 or e-mail ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, September 02 2014
Please join Capital Region New York JSEC, Inc. for Just in Time for Open Enrollment: Employer Health Plans Compliance Update on Friday, September 26 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Sunmark Federal Credit Union, 1187 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham. In this session, JSEC will discuss recent guidance on: The Affordable Care Act Who must be offered enrollment How do we set employee premium contributions When ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Human Interest
Tuesday, September 02 2014
Decision time is fast approaching. Make sure you understand your responsibilities—and get the information you need to avoid common mistakes and surprises this open enrollment season. Who has to pay penalties for not offering health coverage? Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), employers with 100 or more full-time equivalent (FTE) employees may be subject to the Employer Shared ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Tuesday, September 02 2014
Mark your calendar and Save the Date! The Small Business Albany Showcase is Wednesday, October 1, and will be hosted by The Daily Gazette, Albany Broadcasting and SEO Web Mechanics. Come early for the Networking Breakfast Event Coffee and Connections, from 7 to 9 a.m. You can meet presenters, exhibitors and business professionals before the show gets started! Network with area business owners and ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Tuesday, September 02 2014
The Daily Gazette is hoping to recruit members of past delivery staffs for a one-day return to glory. To help celebrate The Gazette’s 120th year in business, the newspaper’s Old Newsboys’ Day will be held Wednesday, October 1, the actual anniversary date. The Daily Gazette hopes some veteran news slingers will pitch in for a charitable cause. Veteran carriers will be paired with ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, September 02 2014
Please join United Way on Tuesday, September 9 to learn how to be a Champion for our Community from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at NYSUT Headquarters, 800 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham. Workshops included: United Way employee campaign managers Local volunteers and business leaders Anyone willing to be a strong champion for our community Featuring Union College Men's Ice Hockey Head Coach Rick Bennett, ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, September 02 2014
A taste of Italy right in the heart of Schenectady! Introducing the 9th Annual Schenectady Little Italy Street Fest: A Taste of Italy! Featuring some of Schenectady's most well-known Italian bakeries, restaurants, pastry and spumoni shops; the fest is set for Saturday September 6, 2014 from 12 noon to 9 p.m. These legends of North Jay Street will be featuring classic Italian favorites that our ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, September 02 2014
The Erie Canalway Heritage Corridor will be releasing applications for this year's round of the Erie Canalway grants on Monday, September 8. Grants are targeted to fund projects or programs that directly relate to the goals, strategies, and priority projects identified in the Erie Canalway Preservation and Management Plan. A full list of the various requirements and qualifications will be ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Tuesday, September 02 2014
Please join The Greater Capital Association of Realtors for Realtor Day 2014 on Wednesday, September 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady. Attendees can expect an incredible day of new features: Free parking at the Broadway Parking Garage The first 300 attendees receive a gift portfolio Apple IPAD registration prize, donated by Prudential Manor Homes, REALTORS ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article
Tuesday, September 02 2014
The Musicians of Ma'alwyck season opens with a flourish as they present The Matador's Prayer: A Celebration of Spanish Music & Culture on Saturday, September 13 at 3 p.m. at the First Reformed Church in Schenectady. Works of de Falla (including his own chamber arrangement of the Pantomime and Ritual Fire Dance from "El Amor Brujo"), Albeniz, Rodrigo and Turina for voice and ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Tuesday, September 02 2014
Please join La Moda Lisa at 160 Saratoga Road, Glenville this Thursday, September 4 for a monthly open house where everything will be on sale. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Tuesday, September 02 2014
MasterChef is now casting Season 6! The Masterchef judges are once again looking for the best home cooks in America! Come attend an open call from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 4 at Doubletree Suites Times Square, 1568 Broadway, New York, NY. Come meet MasterChef judge Joe Bastianich! To apply please visit, www.masterchefcasting.com .
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, September 02 2014
The Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber and The Chamber of Schenectady County are now accepting applications for the 2015 Executive Mentorship Program. The Executive Mentorship Program - presented by the Tech Valley Young Professionals Network (YPN) - connect ambitious young professionals with seasoned, high-level business leaders to support their professional and personal development. What are the ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest