Newsletter 10/24/17 Guests & Topics Sch’dy Today Show

 Schenectady Today

In & Around the Capital Region

Now In Our 20th Year!

Guest Line Up for the next four weeks of filming. (May be subject to change)

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 at Proctors Underground 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 24, 2017 #1005

Scheduled Topics on the Show with Guests

(Listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Information below has been provided by the Guests or from their websites

~~~ Segment ONE ~~~

Leadership Summit America – Albany

Sharon Burstein, CEO

            Leadership Summit America – Albany, November 2-3 is the MEGA Leadership event that builds futures. Filling in the missing piece to your leadership, Leadership Summit America – Albany connects attendees directly to respected global World-renowned speakers and to the other amazing attendees who come from coast to coast and off shore spanning every industry. This is THE life changing fun-filled, jam packed interactive event filled with innovation to build attendee success

  • Organization: Leadership Summit America – Albany
  • Event: Leadership Summit America – Albany
  • Location of event: The Desmond Hotel
  • Date/Time: November 2-3, 2017 — November 2 – 8:30am-6:00pm, November 3 – 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Cost: $297 General Registration – $427 VIP
  • Contact Information: Website
  • Facebook: Yes “Sharon Burstein International”
  • Website:

~~~ Segment TWO ~~~

Tina’s Wings & Buffalo Style Sauce

Tina Coons, Creator/Owner

            Tina will tell us how she developed her recipe and got started in business. From Tina: “Currently I have my sauce in 26 Mom and Pop stores located throughout the Capital region.  I am in the process of working on getting into the larger stores.  I frequently attend craft fairs in which we get to sample my sauce to the public.  It has become very popular and is loved by everyone that tastes it.”

  • Organization: Tina’s Wing’n It
  • Mission: Her goal is to distribute my sauce across the country.
  • Contact Information: see website
  • Facebook: Yes “Tina’s Wing’n It”
  • Website:

~~~ Segment THREE ~~~

Local Harvest Dinner

Leesa Perazzo

            (All information below obtained from website)

Schenectady Greenmarket will be hosting its annual Local Harvest Dinner November 2nd at River Stone Manor in Glenville. The evening will include delicious food, music and silent auction. All proceeds will help the market increase its outreach efforts in 2017, connecting our community with the fabulous farmers and producers who make the market great.

  • Cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres and music by Rusticator
  • Buffet dinner featuring market vendor products
  • Silent auction featuring local makers
  • Guest speaker Aneesa Waheed from Tara Kitchen
  • Organization: Schenectady Greenmarket
  • Event: Sch’dy Greenmarket Harvest Dinner
  • Location of event: Riverstone Manor at 1437 Amsterdam Road, Glenville, NY 12302
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Nov 2 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Cost: $60
  • Contact Information: see website
  • Website:

~~~ Segment FOUR ~~~

Swimming Programs at Sch’dy JCC

Mark Weintraub, CEO

Pablo Olivares, Head Swim Coach

          Our staff is committed to providing members and guests with high quality programs and customer service. Included in a membership is the use of the fitness center, over 75 group and water fitness classes each week, lap and family swims, open gym use, adult swim lessons, family art and gym activities, a relaxation center complete with whirlpool, sauna and steam room, and discounts on fitness, social, and enrichment classes and programs.

The JCC provides programming for:

Wellness & Fitness for all ages

Early Childhood Education & After School

Youth/Teen Camps

Culture for all ages

Jewish Culture and Holiday Programs

Contemporary Adult Programming

  • Organization: Schenectady Jewish Community Center
  • Mission: The JCC is a thriving non-profit community center that welcomes the diverse populations of Schenectady, Albany and Saratoga Counties. Since 1921 the JCC’s role has changed and expanded to reflect the times.
  • Event: Swimming Program
  • Location of event: Balltown Road Sch’dy
  • Contact Information: 518-377-8803
  • Website:

~~~ Segment FIVE ~~~

Haunted Albany

Maeve McEneny, Program Coordinator

            The ACCVB has been working with various organizations and heritage sites to create a calendar of events to satisfy any Halloween enthusiast.

Many of their other activities:

  • To actively solicit conventions, group tours, and individual travel to the county through retention of a full-time professional staff.
  • To sponsor aggressive programs of work and stimulate activities which will provide for increased economic development and employment in the county through increased conventions and tourism.
  • To provide business leadership and effective coordination of all interested parties in solving problems related to the area visitor industry and in initiating constructive action.
  • To create a broad understanding and appreciation of the great opportunities for development in the convention and tourism industry while promoting the advantages and assets of the community within the area as well as in the state, region and nation.


  • Organization: Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Mission: To offer convention and tour planners information and assistance in organizing conventions and tours including accommodations, meeting and banquet facilities, attractions and tours, transportation, registration, and other services as needed, including all related brochures and materials.
  • Event: Haunted Albany
  • Location of event: Albany County
  • Date/Time: Various
  • Cost: Various
  • Contact Information: 518-434-0405
  • Facebook: Yes. “Albanycvb”
  • Instagram: @discoveralbany
  • Twitter: @discoveralbany
  • Website:

~~~ Segment SIX~~~

DePalma’s Printing and Embroidery

Frank DePalma, Jr. President

From their website:

Since 1977 DePalma’s has given personalized service you just won’t find most places anymore.    When you come into our store you won’t find pushy, fast sales people that rush you, or shopping online with robots that can’t help after a problem occurs.   Here you’ll be dealing direct with the owner Frank DePalma Jr.
We encourage customers to come in and browse samples to ensure satisfaction with your choices and go over designs in person to make your purchase complete.
DePalma’s can help with any custom printed Promotional Item as well from Pens to Mugs and much more, use our links to browse thousands of items.   All work is done on the premises so great prices and timely delivery are two things you can count on!  We will meet your deadline at a fair price!

  • Organization: DePalma’s Screen Printing and Embroidery
  • Location of event: 2044 Hamburg St. Sch’dy
  • Contact Information: 518-374-0530
  • Website:


October 31, 2017 #1006 “Halloween”

Scheduled Topics on the Show with Guests

100 Women Who Care – Events

  •             Eileen Howe Bird, Member and Director of To Life

Albany Civic Theater “Dead Man’s Cell Phone”

  •             Katie Weinberg, Director
  •             Other Guests TBA


  •             Mario Farina

Filmmaker ‘Darcy”

  •             Jon Russell Cring

Sch’dy Inner City Ministries

  •             Rev. Phil Grigsby
  •             Laurie Bacheldor

Spina Bifida Assn

  •             Karen Wentworth, Executive Director

November 7, 2017 #1007

Scheduled Topics on the Show with Guests

Concerned for the Hungry

  •             Peter Jones

Proctors Historical Society

  •             Janice Walz, Committee Member

Recycling and Composting

  •             Angelina Peone, Educator

Science Festival at miSci

  •             Roshni Bhambhwani (Send email address)
  •             Tara Burnham
  •             Others?

SLOC – West Side Story

  •             Susan Rayome, Director
  •             Others?

Story Circle at Proctors

  •             Kate Dudding, Storyteller

November 14, 2017 #1008

Scheduled Topics on the Show with Guests

Capital Repertory Theatre “She Loves Me” (Event 11/24 to 12/24)

  •           Maggie Mancinelli Cahill, Artistic Director
  •            Others TBA

Holiday Lights – Albany PAL

  •             Lenny Ricchiuti

Center for Women in Gov’t & Civil Society – Fellowship

  •             Dr. Dina Refki, D.A., Executive Director

Sch’dy Saratoga Jr. League Holiday House Tour

  •             Denise McGraw

Troy Turkey Trot

  •             George Regan, Event Director

Waterford Museum (Concert Event Dec 2)

  •             Kevin Millington
  •             Anastasia Garceau
  •             Performance Guest – TBA

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