Newsletter 3/20/18 Guests/Topics on 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 yourself1

March 20, 2018 #1025

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 ~~~

National Nutrition Month!

  • Lester Rosenzweig, MS, RD, CDN

Since 1918, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schenectady County (CCE-Schenectady) has responded to the needs of local residents with unbiased, research-based information, tools and education that people have come to depend on and trust. Our programs are developed in direct response to community input, and are based on the most current information available from Cornell and other Land Grant universities from across the nation.

CCE-Schenectady is a subordinate governmental agency with an educational mission that operates under a form of organization and administration approved by Cornell University as agent for the State of New York. It is tax-exempt under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The association is part of the national cooperative extension system, an educational partnership between County, State, and Federal governments. As New York’s land grant university Cornell administers the system in this state. Each Cornell Cooperative Extension association is an independent employer that is governed by an elected Board of Directors with general oversight from Cornell. All associations work to meet the needs of the counties in which they are located as well as state and national goals.

Mr. Rosenzweig is a Nutrition Educator and Registered Dietitian

  • Organization: Cornell Cooperative Extension Schenectady County
  • Mission: The mission of Cooperative Extension is to enable people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work. Extension staff and trained volunteers deliver education programs, conduct applied research, and encourage community collaborations. Our educators connect people with the information they need on topics such as commercial and consumer agriculture; nutrition and health; youth and families; finances; energy efficiency; economic and community development; and sustainable natural resources. Our ability to match university resources with community needs helps us play a vital role in the lives of individuals, families, businesses, and communities throughout Schenectady County.
  • Event: National Nutrition Month
  • Location: 107 Nott Terrace, Suite 301, Sch’dy 12308
  • Contact Information:
  • Facebook: Yes “CCESchenectady”
  • Twitter: @CCESchenectady
  • Website:

~~~ Segment TWO ~~~

Importance of Wills & Estate Planning

  • Brian S. Lyda, JD, MBA

            Mr. Lyda is also a Real Estate Broker

  • Organization: Lyda Law Firm
  • Facebook: Yes “The Lyda Law Firm PLLC”
  • Twitter: @BrianScottLyda
  • Instagram: @thelydalaw
  • Website:

~~~ Segment THREE ~~~

One Walk for Diabetes at Great Escape

  • Ray Kimmelblatt, Executive Director JDRF
  • Spencer Kimmelblatt, One Walk Participant

JDRF One Walk has one goal: to create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). We know you want to make a cure a reality too—and we can’t wait for you to join us!

When you participate in your local JDRF One Walk, the money you raise supports life–changing breakthroughs that give hope to everyone impacted by this disease. And, you’ll have a great time doing it! That’s because you’ll walk with a committed community that is passionate about doing whatever it takes to help turn Type One into Type None.

The JDRF One Walk will be held on Saturday, May 12 at Six Flags Great Escape in Lake George. The event is the result of the merger of the chapter’s Albany and Saratoga Springs events into one mega-event.

  • Organization: JDRF
  • Event: JDRF’s One Walk Great Escape
  • Location of event: Six Flags Great Escape in Lake George NY
  • Date/Time: Saturday, May 12 Registration at 10 a.m. Walk starts at 11 a.m.
  • Website:

~~~ Segment FOUR ~~~

22 Shades of Gray – Clothing Designer

  • Peggy Gray, Designer/ Owner
  • Mary Hamilton, Model

            From the website: Find out how your personality influences your style of dress. While nothing is written in stone, all Astrological signs have their own signature style that says something about who they think they are or want to be.

  • Organization: 22 Shades of Gray
  • Mission: To help women dress in a way that makes them feel beautiful and confident in themselves.
  • Contact Information: or 518-686-4195
  • Facebook: Yes “22 Shades of Gray”
  • Website:

~~~ Segment FIVE ~~~

Valley Artisans market

  • Bliss McIntosh, Member
  • Mary Lou Strode, Co-Business Manager

Valley Artisans Market is a year-round fine art and fine crafts gallery that offers work in a variety of mediums for sale: paintings, sculpture, pottery, baskets, glass, clothing for both adults and young children, cards, batik and fabric creations, bird carvings, woodenware, jewelry, embroidery, wooden toys, photography, wicker work, paper sculpture, collage and mixed media and stained glass.  All work is original and done by local and regional artists.

From the website: Located in historic Hubbard Hall in Cambridge, NY, and amidst the rolling hills of Washington County in upstate New York, Valley Artisans Market is one of the oldest arts cooperatives in the country. Local fine artists and craftsmen work in a variety of hand-crafted media including glass, paper, cloth, photography, oil paintings, pastels, wood, mosaic, sculpture, metal, jewelry, ceramics and more. The Small Gallery features rotating shows by members and guest artists, and the market is always staffed by one of its artisan members

  • Organization: Valley Artisans Market
  • Location: 25 Main Street, Cambridge, NY 12816
  • Facebook: Yes “Valley Artisans Market”
  • Website:


~~~~~~~~~~  Upcoming Shows ~~~~~~~~~~

March 27, 2018 – #1026

 (Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)


Angelo Santabarbara

Capital Repertory Theatre’s Blithe Spirit

  •             Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill
  •             Others?

Italian Easter Traditions

  •             Prof. Philip DiNovo

Repair Café at the Library

  •             Dave West
  •             Leah LaFera

She’s Awaken – Empowering Women

  •             Julia Banks

Thursday Music Group

  •             Cindy Kelly
  •             Others?

April 3, 2018 – #1027

Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change

Amazing Cakes – Treatie Beatie Cakes by Evelyn

  •             Evelyn Keplinger, Cake Decorator
  •             Mr. Keplinger, Assistant

The Art d’echo Trio Performing

  •             Mike Lawrence
  •             Others TBA

Proctors Historical Committee – Topic TBA

  •             Janice Walz

Taxes! Final Update – (Deadline April 17)

  •             Joanne Passineau, IRS Stakeholder
  •             Tracy Randle, Director

April 10, 2018 – #1028

Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change

Confetti Stage’s King Lear (Opens April 27)

  •                Jason LaSusa
  •                Others?

Empty Bowls at Union

  •                Angela Tatem
  •                Others?

Gospel Jubilee

  •                Sara Hill, Organizer
  •                Others?

miSci- Museum of Innovation and Science

  •                Chris Hunter, VP of Collections and Exhibitions
  •                Tara Burnham, VP marketing & Communications

Saratoga Tour DeCure (Event Jun 10)

  •                Guests TBA

Schenectady Senior Center

  •                Susan Beth Olsen, Program Manager
  •                Jean Baroski, Volunteer
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