Newsletter 11/14/17 Topics & Guests on Sch’dy Today

 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.

November 14, 2017 #1008

Scheduled Topics on the Show with Guests

(Listed alphabetically – subject to change)

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

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She Loves Me at theREP

Maggie Mancinelli Cahill, Artistic director

This information was provided in a press release:

            She Loves Me is a Broadway classic, as evinced by its recent New York revival, which garnered six Tony Award nominations. The show, with book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock, makes its Capital Repertory Theatre debut Nov. 24–Dec. 24.

Helmed by theREP’s Producing Artistic Director Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, She Loves Me is based on the 1937 play by Hungarian writer Miklos Laszlo. And Laszlo was on to something, because his work has also been the basis for the classic 1940 film The Shop Around the Corner, the 1949 Hollywood musical In the Good Old Summertime and the 1998 Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan vehicle You’ve Got Mail.

  • Organization: Capital Repertory Theatre
  • Event: She Loves Me
  • Location of event: Pearl St. Albany
  • Date/Time: Nov 24 – Dec 24
  • Cost: Tickets range from $25 to $65. Students with valid ID: $16 all shows.
  • Website:

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Dashin’ & Dancin’ For the Waterford Museum

Anastasia Garceau, Executive director

Mike Dack, Trustee WHMCC,

Dave Cerrone with the Refrigerators

            First formed in 1992, THE REFRIGERATORS have become one of the most sought after bands to ever hit the Northeast music circuit! Consistently voted “Best Band” by our large regional following, including readers of the Times Union Preview and the Metroland Magazine, THE REFRIGERATORS in-fuse funk, rock, and R&B with a pumping rhythm section, powerhouse horn section and kinetic stage presence. The result is something you need to hear and see for yourself.

What will make Dashin’ & Dancin’ even more special is that the REFRIGERATORS, will be performing a selection of Holiday Music, as only they can, all to benefit the Waterford Historical Museum & Cultural Center.

The Refrigerators, the Cohoes Music Hall, a huge “Dancin” floor and a Dashin’ of Holiday Music, photo-booth, cash bar, and maybe a visit from a very special Mr. & Mrs., all to benefit the WHMCC, what could be better? This is guaranteed to be a memorable evening, so get your tickets early.

  • Organization: Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center (WHMCC)
  • Mission: The WHMCC serves as a hub for cultural, educational, and recreational programs throughout the community, and for visitors starting or continuing their canal adventure. Located in the 1830 Hugh White Homestead at 2 Museum Lane, just off Saratoga Avenue (Route 32) in the town of Waterford, it is situated at the end of the Champlain Canal tow-path walking trail. The WHMCC collaborates with the Town, Village, and other organizations to preserve and interpret our unique heritage as the Gateway to the Erie Canal. The museum’s permanent exhibit features the history of Waterford and the surrounding area, with additional temporary exhibit spaces, and the George and Annabel O’Connor Library/Archive for research. There are exciting programs continuously offered throughout the year, both on site and in various locations around the Town and Village.
  • Event: Dashin’ & Dancin’
  • Location of event: Cohoes Music Hall
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Dec 2 from 7-10 pm doors open at 6 pm
  • Cost: $25 per ticket – to purchase tickets
  • Contact Information: 518-238-0809
  • Facebook: Yes
  • Instagram: @waterford_museum
  • Website:  and

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2018 Fellowship on Women in Public Policy

Dr. Dina Refki, DA, Executive Director

Information was taken from a press release. No other information has been provided as of this posting.

            The Fellowship on Women & Public Policy is a 34 year-old program that uses evidence-based curriculum to provide a balanced and comprehensive approach to leadership development. The Fellowship on Women & Public Policy combines academic instruction and field placement with personal and professional development.

  • Organization: Center for Women in Gov’t & Civil Society – Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
  • Contact Information: 518-442-5127 or
  • Website:

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Troy Turkey Trot

George Regan, Event Director of Troy Turkey Trot

Patti Tullgren, Dir of Development of

Joseph’s House and Shelter

            Now celebrating its 70th running, the Troy Turkey Trot is the nation’s 11th largest turkey trot and 12th oldest road race, as well as the world’s 64th oldest road race. Drawing as many as 8,000 recreational runners and walkers from 37 states and featuring a 5K, 10K, Grade School Mile and Turkey Walk, the event is designed to celebrate fitness, families and tradition against a backdrop of some of Troy’s most historic neighborhoods. For more information, visit          

  • Organizations: Troy Turkey Trot and Joseph’s House and Shelter
  • Event: 70th Edition of the Troy Turkey Trot
  • Location of event: Fourth and Fulton Streets, Troy, NY
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017 (Thanksgiving Day) – Time Varies by event
  • Cost: Varies by event and sign up date
  • Contact Information: see webpage
  • Facebook: Yes “TroyTurkeyTrot”
  • Instagram: @TroyTurkeyTrot
  • Twitter: @TroyTurkeyTrot
  • Website:

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Capital Holiday Lights in the Park – Albany

Sgt. (Ret) Leonard Ricchiuti, Executive Director

            Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park is the Capital Region’s premier holiday event, featuring a drive through light show amid the winding carriage paths of Albany’s historic Washington Park.  At the end of the drive through, the Lakehouse comes alive with crafters, food, Santa & more!  All proceeds from the show benefit the youth programs of Albany PAL.

  • Organization: Albany Police Athletic League (PAL)
  • Mission: The Albany Police Athletic League (PAL), Inc. builds partnerships among youth, police and the community through collaborative programs designed to encourage and develop good citizenship and improve the quality of life in Albany, New York.
  • Event: Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park
  • Location of event: Albany’s Historic Washington Park
  • Date/Time: November 24-January 2 — nightly at 6 pm
  • Charge: Yes
  • Contact Information: (518) 435-0392 or website
  • Website:

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Holiday house Tour – Schenectady

Denise McGraw

No other information has yet been provided by guest at the time of this posting.

  • Organization: Sch’dy Saratoga Jr. League
  • Mission: From their website: Women Building Better Communities
  • Event: Holiday House Tour
  • Date/Time: Fri /Sat — Dec 1 – 2
  • Charge: Yes
  • Website:


November 21, 2017 #1009

Scheduled Topics on the Show with Guests

11th Annual Festival of Trees (Event 12/3 > 23)

  •             Kerrie Wolf-Piechota, Development/Communications Asst.
  •             Susanna Fout, Exhibitions/Collections Sch’dy Co. Historical Society

Conversation with:

  •             Ray Bleser, Owner Northeast Jewelry

JJ Lussier Everly Brothers Tribute Performers

  •             John Lussier, vocalist
  •             Jared Lussier, vocalist

Proctors Historical Committee – Gifts! Gifts! Gifts!

  •             Janice Walz, Committee Member

Schenectady Day Nursery Wonderful Night Holiday Event (Event Dec 7)

  •             Katelyn Galbraith, SDN Board Member & Fundraising Chair

Upper Union Street Tree Lighting (Event Nov 25)

  •             Representatives TBA

November 28, 2017 #1010

Scheduled Topics on the Show with Guests

Bagels! – A bit of local bagel history!

  •             Ceil Mack, The Bagel Baker’s Daughter

Circle Theatre Players “Annie” – (Event Dec 8 >17)

  •             Guests TBA

Classic Theater Guild “Miracle on 34th St” – (Event Dec 1 > 10)

  •             Donna Zobre Baxter
  •             Phil Bruns “Fred Gayley”
  •             Anna Starr “Doris Walker”
  •             Shaylee Hanshe “Young Susan Walker”

DePalma’s Screen Printing & Embroidery

  •             Frank DePalma, Jr., Owner

miSci – Museum of Innovation and Science (December Programs)

  •             Mac Sudduth, President

Schenectady Civic Players “As Bees in Honey Drown” – (Event Dec 1 > 10)

  •             Cristine Loffredo “Alexa Vere de Vere”

December 5, 2017 #1011

Scheduled Topics on the Show with Guests

Dance Fire Studio – Niskayuna

  •             Natalia O’Connor
  •             Florin Vlad

Filmmaker – “Ice Eagles: American Aviation in Antarctica”

  •             Tom Henderson

Mendelssohn Club of Albany – Class and Brass (Event Dec 15)

  •             Jeff Vreedenburgh

Proctors Historical Committee

  •             Janice Walz, Committee Member

Others TBA

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