7/23/19 Newsletter – Topics and Guests

 Schenectady Today In & Around the Capital Region

Now in our 21st Year!


Below you will find listings for our interesting on-air guests for the next four weeks.  Check out the lists below for our great variety of topics.  We start filming at 10 am in THE ADDY THEATRE on Tuesday. A live audience is always welcome and there are plenty of seats. You can meet the guests in person and learn more about their projects or even get involved yourself.

July 23, 2019 – Show #1094

Segment ONE

Summer Meals Program

Rev. Phil Grigsby, Director & Jo Anne Rafalik. Summer Meals Director

            Free breakfast and lunch provided to children up to age 18, at 37 fixed and mobile sites. Each site is visited Monday to Friday, providing food, books and games. Staff is available, rotating among the sites, to answer questions regarding referrals.

  • Organization: Schenectady Community Ministries
  • Mission: Relating the resources of the congregations to the needs of the community. Event: Summer Meals Program
  • Location of event: Throughout the city of Schenectady and Collins Park
  • Date/Time: See schedules on website — June 26 to August 30th 
  • Cost: No charge
  • Contact Information: Laura Pinkney at lpinkney@sicm.us
  • Facebook: Yes – Schenectady Community Ministries
  • Website: www.sicm.us

Segment TWO

Travels with Rich

Richard Lovrich

            From his website: I was born in New York City, attended Parsons School of Design and prior to moving to the capital region of New York, worked as an independent photographer, designer and producer with clients in manufacturing, banking, publishing, pharmaceuticals, fashion and for clients in the U.S., and abroad. Currently a creative director for theatricals where I also served as a marketing director, I also held the position of art director at a major daily. Portrait and food photography remain passions and I thank you for visiting my site.

            Richard is an accomplished photographer and has had a number of exhibitions in the area. He is also involved in the Alpha 1 Organization (medical). 

Segment THREE

Waterford Historical Museum & Cultural Center

Anastasia Garceau, Director

            A fun way to explore the Town and Village of Waterford, NY! Wander to various porches to hear a little from the owners about their history and the community. It’s a relaxed crawl between locations at your own pace. Registration will be at the museum from 1pm-3pm. Admission and maps available at the museum only during this time, but porch locations will continue to be open to gusts until 4pm. Restrooms and parking located at the museum, Hurst Visitor Center, and Community/Senior Center only.

            (1) The museum is very much in need of community support. It is a small organization composed of 1 part-time staff and volunteers to make its programs/events possible for the public. There are currently 5 seats open on our volunteer board. We are actively looking for anyone interested in this engaging and fulfilling position to continue the museum’s mission of preserving and sharing Waterford history.
            (2) Additional events: Friday, Sept. 13th 7-9pm, $7 admission, reservation-required event at WHMCC “Hops in Upstate NY” lecture presentation by Roger Savoy, co-owner of Homebrew Emporium and Emporium Farm Brewery (not a beer tasting). Monday, Sept. 16th starts 2pm at Van Schaick Island Country Club “3rd Annual SAL OPEN”, a shot-gun start, scramble 9-hole game with great prizes (tickets to the Masters) and a clambake $75 golf tickets $35 clambake-only tickets (non-alcoholic beverages). Reservation required prior to the event.

  • Organization: Waterford Historical Museum & Cultural Center
  • Mission: As a pivotal gateway for New York’s immigration and commerce, Waterford and its neighboring communities reflect an interrelated history of innovation, industry and ingenuity.  Using traditional and new technologies, WHMCC stirs the imagination, interest and involvement of residents and visitors alike in this unfolding local story of history and culture.
  • Event: Waterford Porch Crawl
  • Location of event: Town & Village of Waterford, NY
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Sept. 14  Rain date Sunday, Sept. 15  from 1pm – 4pm
  • Cost: $5 per person
  • Contact Information: 518-238-0809
  • Facebook: Yes – Waterford Historical Museum & Cultural Center
  • Instagram: @Waterford_museum
  • Website: www.waterfordmuseum.com

Segment FOUR

Creative Money Ideas

Leo Quinn, Jr

Leo is in the midst of his “Summer of A Thousand Nos”. Find out what he is learning from rejection. 

Segment FIVE

Selecting Senior Care

Rich Curry, Senior Care Consultant

          Rich is focused on serving seniors and their families as they navigate the oftentimes challenging process of finding the best possible senior living options. He listens carefully to all of his client’s needs, concerns and preferences before recommending appropriate levels of care such as; Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care or In-Home Care.

Upcoming Shows            

July 30, 2019 Show #1095

(Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Dance Crazy – Appraiser’s Roadshow

            Rita Russell

            Additional guests?

Filmmaker “Cradle”

            Prince Sprauve, Director

Life Coaching

            Kim Perone

Museum of Innovation and Science – Family Day

          Dan Beck

Saratoga Auto Museum

            Guests TBA

Singles Outreach Services, Inc.

            Dave Freeman, Board Member

August 6, 2019 Show #1096

(Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Animal Protective Foundation

            Molly Shaw

            Even Cavert

Forever Young Performing

            David Gerard

            Ashley Cross

            Peter Warren

Legal Corner

            John Musacchio, Esq

Scottish Games at Altamont Fairgrounds

            Bill Munro

August 13, 2019 Show #1097

(Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)


            Janene Bouck, Photographer/Artist

Conversation with:

            Byron Nillson, Musician and More


            Pamela Carlisle Frank, PhD – President

            Joshua M. Frank, PhD – Executive Director

Additional Guests in process

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