Newsletter: June 7, 2016

Producer and Host, Ann ParilloSchenectady Today Show Producer and Host, Ann Parillo

Schenectady Today

In & Around the Capital Region

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.

June 7, 2016 #936

Scheduled On-Air Guests

(Listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Information below has been provided by the Guests

Segment One

Kittens for Fostering – Share your home for 2 weeks!


RayLynn Bradigan
Animal Protective Foundation
Shelter Director
The mission of the Animal Protective Foundation of Schenectady is to address pet overpopulation and animal suffering through education and appropriate action, to enhance human/animal relationships, and to provide care to animals in need.
53 Maple Ave
Phone: 518-374-3944
with adorable kittens

This is the “kitten season”! You’ll learn about the many ways that the community can help. She’ll bring o few of those irresistible kittens to the show. Become a Foster Volunteer helping to save hundreds of animals each year. The average commitment is 2 weeks. You pick the kitten(s) and APF supplies everything. This is not only life-saving but fun as well.

Organization: Animal Protective Foundation

Event: Ongoing Kitten Fostering

Location: 53 Maple Ave. Glenville

Cost: None

Contact Information: 374-3944

Facebook: Yes


Segment Two

Celtic Heritage Celebration!


Mary Zawacki
Schenectady County Historical Society
Dave Connelly
Schenectady Ancient Order of the Hibernians

Join us for a day celebrating Schenectady County’s Celtic heritage!
Enjoy two stages of live music with Dublin Train Wreck, Washington County Line, Triskele, and the Keeners; traditional Irish step-dancing and Celtic pipe bands; food and drink; historic demonstrations and exhibitions, including sheep-shearing, blacksmithing, woodworking, Mohawk River bateaux; craft vendors, kids’ activities, tours of the 1705 Mabee farmhouse, and much, much more!

Organizations: Schenectady Historical Society and the Schenectady Ancient Order of the Hibernians

Event: Celtic Heritage Day Celebration

Location of event: Mabee Farm Historic Site in Rotterdam Junction – Route 5S

Date/Time: Saturday June 11 from noon to 6 pm

Cost: $10 per car

Facebook: Yes “Mabee Farm Historic Site”



Segment Three

Jazz on Jay – An Annual Summer Weekly Event!

Guests: Karen Johnson, Organizer and Tim Coakley, Pres. A Place for Jazz & Planning Committee Member

This annual event started on June 2 and will continue throughout the summer until Sept. 1. There will also be a performance at Schenectady SummerNight. Here’s the line up for this summer.

June 9: HaNG Trio

June 16: Jazz 4 U

June 23: Annie & the Hedonists

June 30: Adam Siegel Quartet

July 7: Ten 27

July 14: Steve Lambert Quintet

July 21: Heard

July 28: Brian Patneaude Quintet

August 4: Skip Parsons

August 11: Dave Fisk Quartet

August 18: Alex Slomka Trio

August 25: Scott Bassinson Quartet

September 1: The Gals Who Play Jazz

Organizations: Electric City Arts & Entertainment District & Schenectady Musical Union

Event: Jazz on Jay

Location of event: Jay Street in Schenectady (Pedestrian Walkway)

Date/Time: Thursdays at Noon until 1:30 pm

Cost: Free Event – Plenty of chairs, bring your lunch or purchase it there

Facebook: Yes “Jazz on Jay”

Segment Four

Great event for Non-Profit Organizations!

Guest: Lynne Gilgore, Director

Events are held to bring non-profit organizations together to share resources, experiences and networking.

(Information has not yet been provided for this event by the guest)

Organization: Lunn Resource Center

Segment Five

Search through your photos for Proctors!


Richard Lovrich
Proctors Historical Committee
Creative Director

            Proctors Historical Committee is looking for Old photos and memorabilia for their museum.

Organization: Proctors Historical Committee

Contact Information: Audrey Hughes at

Facebook: Yes


Segment Six

Strawberries and more Strawberries!


Madelyn Thorne
Upper Union Street Business District

Music, children’s activities and food, including strawberries fresh from the fields at the Gourmet Market Place and Farmer’s Market, and on the menus of over 20 eating establishments. Entertainment features a jazz fusion group headed by keyboardist Lecco Morris with Jeff Nania on saxophone and Rob Morrison on drums/Tabla at Phillips Hardware from 10 am – 1pm, Long Bow Trio in front of Hot Harry’s from 10am – 12noon, McIntosh from 11:30 – 1:30 at Gershon’s Deli, performances by the Dance Me Studio competition team and Voice of the Grove Drum Circle which invites visitor participation. Fashion Show at Ferri Formals at 2 PM, Flea Market by Home Furnishings, Tae Kwon Do demonstrations up and down the street and readings by psychic Inca at Head to Tail Pet Wellness Center, Pony Rides to benefit the Upper Union Street Scholarship fund and free bounce house at Home Style Pizza.

Organization: Upper Union Street Business District

Event: 11th Annual Upper Union Street – Strawberry Festival and Art Show

Location of event: Upper Union Street Shopping District – Schenectady

Date/Time: Saturday, June 18 from 10 am to 3 pm

Cost: Free event for the whole family




June 14, 2016 #937

Scheduled On-Air Guests

(Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Author “What’s Your Leadership Image”

  • Sharon Burstein

Growing Young vs Just Growing Old

  • Debra Gugig

Juneteenth Celebration (June 17-18 Event)

  • Miki Conn
  • Betty Harper

miSci (Museum of Innovation & Science) Dinosaurs!!!

  • Mac Sudduth PhD, President

Performance by John Hill on Guitar

  • John Hill

June 21, 2016 #938

Scheduled On-Air Guests

(Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Astronomy at miSci – National Asteroid Day (Jun 30)

  • Valerie Rapson, Astrophysicist

Hispanic Coalition NY – 40 under 40 Rising Star 2016

  • Monica Arias Miranda, Pres and CEO

Iroquois Indian Museum

  • Stephanie Schultes, Director

Maple Ski Ridge Event

Schenectady Inner City Ministry – Summer Lunch Program

  • Rev. Phil Grigsby, Director
  • Dave Taylor, Director of Summer Lunch Program

June 28, 2016 #939

Scheduled Topics on the Show with Guests

Join us in the audience to meet the guests in person!

Ann Lee History (Shaker Heritage)

  • Bruce Cornwell
  • Elizabeth Frishkoff “Ann Lee”

History Moment

  • Kyle Jenks

Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

Pat Finlayson

Night with Janice Joplin at theREP

Maggie Cahill

Schenectady Bridges

  • Donna Fragnoli

Two Pianos

  • Jim Burton
  • Guest?

Tuesdays at 10 am at Proctors Underground


Schenectady Today… In & Around the Capital Region

Ann Parillo – Producer/Host since 9/16/98

Now in our 18th year of serving the Capital Region

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