Newsletter 4/17/18 Guests & Topics on Sch’d’y Today Capital Region

 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 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 yourself1

April 17, 2018 #1029

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~~~

Rambling Drifters Performing on our Stage

  • John Hill, Vocals/Guitar
  • Amy Biancolli, Violin
  • Dave Singer, Percussion
  • Matt Oremland, Bass

They’ll perform and tell us about their upcoming performances around the area such as Savoy Taproom in Albany on Saturday 4/28. “Our group is comprised of 4 lifelong musicians from various backgrounds including Standards, Jazz, Rock, and Folk music, who’ve blended to make an authentic American Sound.

From their website: The Rambling Drifters are a Folk-Rock, Country-Swing & Blues Band influenced by artists like Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead, among others.  The band is staffed by John Hill on Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals & Harmonica, Amy Biancolli on Fiddle / Violin, Matthew Oremland on Electric Bass and David Singer on Drums / Percussion.

  • Organization: The Rambling Drifters
  • Event: Appearance at the Savoy Taproom
  • Location of event: 301 Lark Street, Albany
  • Date/Time: Saturday April 28th
  • Website:

~~~ Segment TWO ~~~

Schenectady’s History – GE Realty Plot

  • Chris Leonard, Schenectady City Historian

Join Schenectady City Historian, Chris Leonard, on a walking tour of the historic GE Realty Plot neighborhood. Leonard will cover the dynamic events and unique cast of characters who have called “The Plot” their home. The tour includes stories and anecdotes about GE inventors and executives, Schenectady business and political leaders, entertainers, and incomparable individuals, as well as the formation of The Plot and the ongoing efforts to protect these stately homes.

Fundraiser for The GE Realty Plot Association, Schenectady County Historical Society and The Office of the City Historian

  • Organization: City of Schenectady History
  • Mission or Goals:
    • Raise awareness of Schenectady History
    • Promote history tourism in the City of Schenectady
    • Surface the lost or incomplete stories of Schenectady residents
    • Preserve the city’s history for future generations
  • Event:  GE Realty Plot Walking Tour
  • Location of event: Steinmetz Memorial Park next to the Unitarian Church at 1225 Wendell Ave.
  • Date/Time: May 19, 2018 from 10 am to 12 pm 
  • Cost:  $20
  • Contact Information: City Historian – City of Schenectady
    • City Archives/ Efner History Center,  105 Jay Street, Schenectady, NY 12305
    •  Office – 518 382-5199 x5088   or Cell – 518 225-2924
  • Twitter: @ChrisGEPlot
  • Website:  and

~~~ Segment THREE ~~~

2nd Annual Electric City Trucks, Taps, Corks & Forks

  • Kelly Dombrowski, Site Director, Maple Ridge Center
  • Luke Wilkinson, Senior Program Coordinator, Maple Ridge Center.

            “Electric City Trucks, Taps, Corks and Forks” is our primary fundraiser for 2018 and proceeds will fund renovations to our 21 residential homes throughout Schenectady County.  In addition to food trucks, craft brew, wine and spirits, the event will feature live music by Grand Central Station and Gordons St., a Kids Fun Zone with games, inflatables, face painting, Operation Safe Child ID program and more.  Admission is free to the event.

  • Organization: Schenectady ARC
  • Mission: Schenectady ARC is committed to helping people in the Capital Region of New York enjoy healthy, rewarding lives as members of their community.  Schenectady ARC brings staff, families, and the community together to encourage dreams and respond to each person’s life choices by offering high quality services, resources and supports.  Our Vision: Partnerships create the power for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities to live, learn, work and play as fulfilled members of society.
  • Event: 2nd Annual “Electric City Trucks, Taps, Corks and Forks”
  • Location of event: Parking Lot at Liberty and Broadway, Downtown Schenectady
  • Date/Time: Sat. May 19 from noon to 4 pm
  • Cost: Free admission
  • Contact Information: (518) 372-1160 or
  • Facebook: Yes – “Schenectady ARC”
  • Twitter: @SchenectadyARC
  • Website:

~~~ Segment FOUR ~~~

Culinary Arts Program at Steinmetz Career Center — Cooking Demonstration

  • Laura Macey, Instructor
  • Davindra Sukhu, Student
  • Nicole Devine, Student
  • Tanayrie Casiano, Student
  • Organization: Steinmetz Career and Leadership Academy/ Schenectady City Schools — Culinary Arts Program
  • Contact Information: Schenectady School District
  • Website: www.Schenectady.k12,

~~~ Segment FIVE ~~~

Rambling Drifters Performing on our Stage

Closing out the show


~~~~~~~~~~ Upcoming Shows ~~~~~~~~~~

April 24, 2018 – #1030

Filmed at THE ADDY THEATRE at Proctors

 (Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Albany Civic Theater’s Appropriate (Event May 4-20)

  •                Patrick White, Director

Conversation – Career Transition — with:

  •                Mary Kenney

miSci – Museum of Innovation & Science – Big Bang Gala! (Event May 4)

  •                Guests TBA

Schenectady Jewish Community Center – Topic TBA

  •                Mark Weintraub, Executive Director

Schenectady Light Opera’s Sister Act (Event May 4 – 13)

  •                Guests TBA

Temple Israel – Events

  •                Sierra Lynch

May 1, 2018 – #1031

Filmed at THE ADDY THEATRE at Proctors

 (Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Recycling & Composting

  •                Angelina Peone, Educator

Schenectady Civic Players “School for Lies”

  •                Chris Foster, Director
  •                Others?

Schenectady County’s “Pedal, Paddle, Run”

  •                Jason Lecuyer, Special Events

Squeeze Play Band — Performing

  •                Musicians

May 8, 2018 – #1032

Filmed at THE ADDY THEATRE at Proctors

 (Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Animal Protective Foundation

  •             Guests?

Brown School

  •             Guests?

Freihofer’s Run for Women

  •             Guests?

Mendelssohn Club of Albany

  •             Jeff Vredenberg

Proctors Historical Committee – Topic TBA

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