Schenectady Today -- In and Around the Capital Region
Filmed January 14, 2014 (Show #811)

Photographs by Dick Paterek -- Website by Gregg Millett

War Horse Gallops In! Michael Eck – Broadway Public Relation Liaison War Horse in the winner of five Tony Awards including Best Play. The New York Daily News describes the story as "spellbinding by turns epic and intimate". It is a remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship, filled with stirring music and songs and told with some of the most innovative stagecraft of our time. Video will be shown during the segment of the "horses". Organization: Proctors and Capital Repertory Theatre Event: War Horse at Proctors Location of event: Proctors in Schenectady Date/Time: Jan 15 – 19 (Wed-Sun) Also matinee performances on Thurs, Sat and Sun l Cost: Tickets start at $20 Contact Information: website and 346-6204 Facebook: yes Website: and

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Jewels of the Sea at Discovery Hall -- Ron Glasser –- Owner/Operator of Discovery Hall Ron and his wife, Kathy, opened Discovery Hall in 2009. They support programs and exhibits. Ron is approved as a BOCES Arts in Education & BSA classroom, and more. Organization: Discovery Hall in Troy Event: "Jewels of the Sea" Seashell Exhibition Location of event: Discovery Hall – 426 2nd Street, Troy Date/Time: Jan 18, 19 & 20. Additional dates monthly are posted on their website. 10-4 Sat and Mon and noon to 4 pm on Sunday Cost: Adults $5, Teens $2 and 12 and under are free. Contact Information: Ron Glasser 669-0043 Website:

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iPledge and Future City Competition -- Angelo Santabarbara – NYS Assemblyman iPledge is an initiative designed to promote safer driving habits; especially to promote safety while driving in regard to the use of mobile devices. Future Cities Competition was held on 1/11/14 where the Assemblyman hosted and judged. You can contact Assemblyman Santabarbara with issues of concern, legislation that you support or oppose, or ideas to make our community stronger, healthier and safer. Organization: NYS Assembly 11th District Event: Future City (a youth program) and iPledge Program (Safe Driving) Contact Information: Schenectady office – 382-2941; Albany office– 455-5197; Amsterdam office – 843-0227. Website:
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Financial Literacy & Getting Ready for the Tax Season! Thomas Morley – CA$H Program Director The purpose of the organization is to provide financial literacy training and education. Organization: CA$H Coalition of the Greater Capital Region Location of event: Capital Region Date/Time: Varies Cost: FREE service Website: www.CA$

Empire State Youth Orchestra – Coming Events -- Rebecca Calos – Exec Dir. ESYO has provided a high-quality music education and performance program to young musicians in the Capital Region and western New England for 35 years. Organization: Empire State Youth Orchestra Events: ESYO's Repertory Orchestra in Albany Pro Musica's Annual High School Choral Festival Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Fri. Jan 31 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10. David Beck is conducting. ESYO Annual Playathon Crossgates Mall near the Apple Store on Sat. Feb 8 from 11:15 am to 6:30 pm. Free event. Music all day, auctions and even a musical petting zoo. Sponsored by Northeastern Fine Jewelry. ESYO Concerts in Jan and Feb 2014 University at Albany Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Jan 26 at 3 pm. Tickets at the door $10 adults and $6 Seniors and students. Location of event: see above for details Facebook: Yes "Empire State Youth Orchestra, Inc" Website:

A Place for Steimetz and Edison in Schenectady -- Brian Merriam – Chairman, Statuary Sub-committee He'll discuss the "Innovation, History and Vision" project. It is a community project for the generations. (Photos and info on the project will be shared on the show) Organization: Schenectady County Chamber of Commerce Foundation Event: Erie Blvd Street Statuary project Location of event: Erie Boulevard Cost: Donations accepted Contact Information: Charles Steiner, Exec. Dir. Website: