Schenectady Today -- In and Around the Capital Region
Filmed September 23, 2014 (Show #847)

Photographs by Malcolm Kogut-- Website by Gregg Millett

De-Clutter Your Life! -- Segment on Schenectady Today In & Around the Capital Region with Guest: Helen Volk, Founder. Can't let clutter go? Don't know where to start? Clutter causes stress, but it's a stressor we can control. Learn what keeps you stuck in clutter and leave motivated to act, using the tips and techniques provided which will enable you to let go of clutter. Time permitting, we'll discuss clutter prevention strategies to keep clutter out of your life for good! Organization: "Beyond Clutter" De-clutter your life! Event: De-Clutter, De-Stress Your Life -- Workshop in Albany Location of event: Pastoral Center at 40 North Main Ave. in Albany Date/Time: Oct 6 from 6-8 pm Cost: $10 (payment after 9/29 is $12) Contact Information: call to register 489-4431 Website:

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120th Anniversary for the Gazette! -- Segment on Schenectady Today In & Around the Capital Region with Guest: Judy Patrick, Editor and Jeff Wilkin, Staff Writer. Our private, family-owned company is based in Schenectady, New York. We offer a full news report but we specialize in local news coverage, focusing on Schenectady, Saratoga, Fulton, Montgomery Schoharie and Albany counties. The Daily Gazette will celebrate its 120th anniversary with a number of events. Among the more interesting: Old newsboys, some in their 80s and 90s, will get back in action on Wednesday, Oct. 1, and help us hawk newspapers outside high-traffic restaurants and stores. Organization: The Daily Gazette Event: 120th Anniversary of the Daily Gazette Location of event: Celebrating throughout the region Date/Time: Especially on Oct. 1 in the morning Contact Information: web page Facebook: Yes. "Daily Gazette" Website:

3rd Annual Wing Walk --- Bring an empty stomach! -- Segment on Schenectady Today In & Around the Capital Region with Guests: Colleen Merays – DSIC & Wing Night (Oct 2) Talia Cass – Schenectady County Visitors Agency. Stoll around downtown Schenectady and sample unique chicken wing recipes at a variety of restaurants, then vote for your favorite! The night of the event, you must pick up your ballot thicket from the Box Office at Proctors before going to your first restaurant, Happy Walking and Tasting! Participating restaurants to date are: 20 North Broadway Tavern, Backstage Pub and Grill, Bel Cibo Fine Gourmet Foods and Spices, Bombers Burrito Bar, CAFE NOLA, Centre Street Pub, The Grog Shoppe, Isopo's Downtown Pizza, Katie O'Byrne's Restaurant & Bar, Mexican Radio Schenectady, Nico's Rooftop Tavern, Taj Mahal Restaurant, Thai Thai Bistro, The Van Dyck Restaurant and Lounge. Beer and wings? How about comedy and wings! After sampling wings from all your favorite downtown restaurants, head over to the Underground at Proctors at 8pm for Pretty Much The Best Comedy. Presented by Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation and Schenectady County Visitors Agency [SCVA] - Visit Schenectady. Sponsored by DeCrescente Distributing Company and Yuengling. Sponsoring Organizations: Schenectady Downtown Improvement Corporation & Schenectady County Visitors Agency Event: 3rd Annual Wing Walk Location of event: Various Downtown Schenectady Restaurants Date/Time: Thursday, Oct 2, 2014 from 5-8 pm Cost: $8 Adults, $5 Students (with ID, not available online), $20 Combo tickets for Wing Walk & Pretty Much The Best Comedy Show at Proctors (Only available at the Box Office) Facebook: Yes "Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation" Website: and

Low Vision Technology Fair – There are tools that can help! -- Segment on Schenectady Today In & Around the Capital Region with Guest: Cheryl Lawyer, Outreach and Community Education. The purpose of the Low Vision Technology Fair is to showcase the latest in technologies designed to assist visually impaired persons with reading and daily activities. Low vision technology and other companies will be showcasing state-of-the-art products that help with reading and everyday tasks. The NABA's vision rehabilitation and technology staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide assistance. Other related organizations will be available including the American Council of the Blind, NYS Commission for the Blind, NYS Talking Book and Braille Library, WMHT RISE radio, Guiding Eyes for the Blind, CDTA and other health service organizations. Dr. Thomas Federici of Retina Care Consultants will speak at 10:30 am and Dr. Hoa Wang of Capital Region Retina will speak at 1 pm. Their mission is to provide services to help blind and visually impaired to lead independent lives. Serving the Albany, Troy, Schenectady, Columbia, Greene, Schoharie; western Fulton & Montgomery, Southern Saratoga counties. · Low vision examinations · Vision rehabilitation · Orientation and mobility · Social Work · Vocational · Technology training · Youth and Teen Programs · Community Education · Blind Golf, Blind Bowling, Blind Artists Society Organization: Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany (NABA) Event: Low Vision Technology Fair 2014 Location of event: St. Sophia's Greek Orthodox Church Date/Time: 10/15/14 Cost: Free event Contact Information: Facebook: Yes - NABA's Low Vision Technology Fair 2014 Website: WWW.NABA-VISION.ORG