Newsletter 10/15/19 – Topics and Guests on TV show

  Schenectady / Capital Region Today

Now in our 22nd 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.

October 15, 2019 – Show #1106

Segment ONE

Fall Spooktacular!

Vanessa Pellegrino, NY Goat Yoga and Amy Sonder, Promotions Coordinator for DSIC

            Come out to Gateway Plaza on Saturday October 19 for the first Fall Spooktacular! The new Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation Fall Spooktacular features an awesome autumn afternoon of fall-themed fun!
            The great lawn at Gateway Plaza will be filled with art, music, merchandise, food & drink vendors, and much more. A Jack o’ Lantern bounce house and hay rides will add to the enjoyment. 
            NY Goat Yoga will be running the FIRST goat yoga class in Downtown Schenectady from 3-4pm during the event! You’ll enjoy 45 minutes of yoga and spend 15 minutes playing with the goats. Tickets are available by visiting and are just $25 if purchased in advance.
            The event will conclude with an outdoor screening of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” followed by a spooky display of lighted Jack o’ Lanterns created by community members and businesses that will be judged in categories including scariest, funniest and most creative. Winners in the Jack O’Lantern Contest will walk away with FREE tickets to see Frozen at Proctors.

  • Organization: Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation
  • Event: Downtown Schenectady Fall Spooktacular
  • Location of event: Gateway Plaza, 12 State St.
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Oct. 19 (Rain Date Oct. 20) from 2-7 pm
  • Cost: Free event
  • Contact Information: info@downtownschenectady.oorg
  • Facebook: Yes. Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation
  • Instagram: @downtown_schenectady
  • Twitter: @DSICschenectady
  • Website:

Segment TWO

Leadership Summit America

Sharon Burstein, Presenter & CEO

            Leadership Summit America 2019 is THE Leadership event to propel you, your career and life to the next level. If you are looking to achieve greater success, you will be amazed how much you will achieve and expand your Leadership on every level in just 2 days. Learn and be inspired by the top global respected leaders and speakers in the industry. This is the fun filled, jam-packed, interactive event to make life changing career and life connections.

  • Organization: Sharon Burstein
  • Event: Leadership Summit America
  • Location of event: Desmond Conference Center, Albany
  • Date/Time: Nov 7 (8:30 am to 9:30 pm) & Nov. 8 (8:30 am to 1 pm)
  • Cost: $347. Standard and $497. VIP all inclusive
  • Website:

Segment THREE

The New Media Zone TV Show

Ed Rodriguez, Co-Host

          THE NEW MEDIA ZONE the TV show that airs on OSM…What we do on the show – Look at the new films coming out that week, the new DVD/Blu ray releases. And the Poster Pairs Game where viewers have a chance to win Free movie Tickets. Email us at to join.  Check out the web series we are working on Monster of the Week.  Dave Ragone is also a co-host.

           Albany, Troy, Clifton Park – Tuesday 7 PM CH. 1301;  Schenectady Tuesday 9:30, Wednesday 11 PM, Thursday 9 PM CH. 1301 (Also city of Albany). Bringing Video to the Show.

Segment FOUR

Niskayuna Craft Fair

Pauline Doudoukjian, PR

            This 33rd annual Niskayuna High School PTO-organized Craft Fair features more than 130 local area crafters and vendors (direct sales).  Being your holiday shopping early by browsing the wide-variety of items.  Plan to stay for the duration and enjoy concession food and items from the delicious Bake Sale area.  Plus… raffles!

  • Organization: Niskayuna High School PTO
  • Mission: This PTO-organized event is the only fundraiser held by the PTO throughout the entire school year. Proceeds raised help to offset students and teacher activities and events.
  • Event: 33rd Annual Niskayuna Craft Fair
  • Location of event: Niskayuna High School (1626 Balltown Rd)
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Oct 26 from 10 am to 3 pm.
  • Cost: Free admission
  • Website:

Segment FIVE

Schenectady Trading Company

Caroline Bardwell, Owner

            My business endeavors to provide consumers more consistent access to items created in this community. The Schenectady Trading Company sells fresh coffee, food and beverage items, souvenirs, handmade and manufactured goods, art, books, music albums, college merchandise, and seasonal produce. There is also available seating, public wifi, a kids playroom, and indoor and outdoor space for small groups, workshops, and events.

  • Organization: The Schenectady Trading Company
  • Mission: To create a marketplace for locals and visitors that specifically celebrates and promotes the city of Schenectady and the surrounding county. Tagline “Commerce that Builds Community”
  • Event: New Business
  • Location: 609 Union St. Sch’dy
  • Contact Information: Email or 518-280-3036
  • Facebook: Yes. “The Schenectady Trading Company”
  • Instagram: @schdytradingco
  • Website: none

Segment SIX

Homebrew Emporium!

Roger Savoy, Founder

Information has not been provided as of this publication.

  • Organization: Homebrew Emporium
  • Website:

Upcoming Shows

October 22, 2019 Show #1107

(Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Calmare Therapy (for pain)

               Laura Brown, Practitioner

Haunted Hotel at Via Port Mall (Event Dates: Oct 18, 19, 20)

               Julia Jaster, Actor Sch’dy Theater for Children

               Additional Guests?

Schenectady Greenmarket – Harvest Dinner (Event Nov. 7)

               Leesa Perazzo, City Council Member

               Additional Guest?

Spina Bifida Fundraiser (Dare to Dream Event Nov. 23)

               Julia Duff, Executive Director, Spina Bifida Assoc. of NENY

               Additional Guests?

Treatie Beatie Cakes by Evelyn

               Evelyn Keplinger, Creator of these amazing cakes

October 29, 2019 Show #1108

(Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Albany Civic Theater – Alabama Story (Event Nov 1 -17)

            Barbara Davis Dickman, Director

            Additional Guests?

            (Additional Contact Person: Juliet King)

Classic Theater Guild – Diary of Anne Frank

            Steve Suriano, Director

            Additional Guest?

            (Additional Contact Person: Glenn Read)

Frog Alley Brewing – Charity Contribution Program

            Jessica Leavitt

            (Additional Contact Person: Amy Sonder)

Halloween Teaser

            Maia Immediato, Halloween Aficionado

            Carol Ramanowski, Paranormal Research

Legal Corner – Updates

            John A. Musacchio, Esq.

Schenectady Light Opera Company – Mary Poppins (Event Nov 8-17)

            Guests TBA

            Suzanne Rayome, Director

            Amy Clark & Michael Camelo, Producers

            (Additional Contact: Audrey Carlton)

November 5, 2019 Show #1109

(Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Author/Sports Figure

            Willie Deane

Concern for the Hungry – Thanksgiving Event

            Peter Jones, Organizer

Dudley Observatory at miSci

            Guest TBA

Hill City Cloggers – Performing

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