Schenectady Today -- In and Around the Capital Region
Filmed January 6, 2014 (Show #862)

Photographs by Thom O'Connor -- Website by Gregg Millett

Money, Money, Money! Find a Twenty! -- Segment on Schenectady Today In & Around the Capital Region with Guest: Leo Quinn, Money Motivator. If you have been watching TV or reading the local papers, you've heard or seen the story of the man who is giving away $20 bills throughout the Capital Region. He's here on our show to tell about his "giveaway" program and how you can find one of the $20 bills. From Leo's very informative financial website: That was after taking my 1990 BS in Finance from Siena College in Loudonville, NY and making my parents proud by starting a carpet cleaning business. I haven't cleaned any carpets since 1998 but I always remember the many people who said to me "I wished I'd done something like this at your age." Facebook: Yes "Find A Twenty" Website: and

To watch this segment CLICK HERE.

So, You Want to Become an Actor? – Acting Classes with Patrick White-- Segment on Schenectady Today In & Around the Capital Region with Guests: Patrick White (Teacher) along with students Mary Williams and Ed Miller. Patrick's mission is: To provide all those interested at any level of experience with the tools to create characters and behave credibly on stage under imagined circumstances with the use of exercises, monologue, scene study, audition preparation and script analysis work. You need to be seen. You need to be heard. You need to be believed. We meet for three hours every week and do a warm-up, an exercise related to ongoing character work and every member of class performs a monologue or scene every week Organization: Acting Class with Patrick White Location of event: Albany Masonic Hall 67 Corning Place Date/Time: Every Saturday morning thru May 2, 2015 -- 10:30 AM-1:30 PM Cost: $240. For 8 classes Contact Information: Facebook: Yes "Acting Class with Patrick White"

To watch this segment CLICK HERE.

How Water Behaves – Deliciously Funny! -- Segment on Schenectady Today In & Around the Capital Region with Guest: Maggie Cahill (Artistic Director), Matt Mueller "Steve" and Nisi Sturgis "Nan". What do wells in Africa, a sperm bank, figs and string theory have in common? They're all a part of the wonderfully zany world of Sherry Kramer's delightful comedy, How Water Behaves. It all begins when sweet Nan and her out-of-work webmaster hubby, Steve, realize they can't afford to keep up the extravagant gift giving that has become their family's tradition. In an effort to make everyone happy, they announce that they have made a gift to a charity in everyone's name. Except it's a fictitious charity. No problem — until the website that Steve creates to seal the deal becomes prey to cyberspace hijinks, with deliciously funny and unpredictable results. This favorite of last season's NEXT ACT! New Play Summit 2 is sure to be a laugh riot! They are the only resident professional theatre company in New York's Capital District. As members of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT), we proudly operate within agreements with the Actors Equity Association. Organization: Capital Repertory Theatre Event: theRep's "How Water Behaves" Location of event: 111 North Pearl St. Albany Date/Time: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 to Sunday, February 8, 2015 and Previews start on: Friday, January 16, 2015 Cost: Varies based on seating Contact Information: 445-7469 Facebook: Yes Website: tickets: and
To watch this segment CLICK HERE.

Zonta Honors Amelia Earhart! -- Segment on Schenectady Today In & Around the Capital Region with Guest: Susan Senecal (President). Founded in 1919, Zonta International is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. With more than 30,000 Zontians worldwide, volunteers donate their time, talents and support to local and international service projects, as well as scholarship programs aimed at fulfilling Zonta's mission and objectives, such as: To improve the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women at the global and local level through service and advocacy. To work for the advancement of understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of members. To promote justice and universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. To be united internationally to foster high ethical standards, to implement service programs, and To provide mutual support and fellowship for members who serve their communities, their nations and the world. The Schenectady Zonta Club was established in 1927. Volunteering, fundraising, service, and fellowship are atop the list of what is happening. We strive to reach that magic number of 40 members so that we can have two delegates sent to conferences and conventions. Amelia Earhart was inducted into Zonta International in 1928, first in Boston, then New York where she remained an active member until her untimely disappearance in 1937. An outstanding woman with a charismatic personality, Earhart was universally admired around the world for her "wildly daring" but "never reckless" courage. Over the years 1928 to 1937, she organized the Ninety-Nines, an organization for women pilots, and became the first woman to: Fly the Atlantic alone. Fly an autogiro. Receive the United States Distinguished Flying Cross. Fly from Hawaii to the mainland. Epitomizing the ideals of Zonta International by actively promoting women to take on non-traditional fields, she wrote articles about aviation for Cosmopolitan magazine as an associate editor, served as a career counselor to women university students, and lectured at Zonta club meetings, urging members to interest themselves in aviation. In these years, Zonta was the only non-aviation organization to which Earhart belonged, although she was besieged to join and to sponsor numerous organizations at the time. Organization: Zonta Club of Schenectady Event: Amelia Earhart Luncheon Location of event: Empire State Aerosciences Museum at the Sch'dy County Airport at 250 Rudy Chase Drive in Glenville Date/Time: Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at 11 am Cost: $35 Contact Information: Facebook: Yes "Zonta Club of Schenectady" Website: (club page)
To watch this segment CLICK HERE.

The ABCs of Performers at Proctors-- Segment on Schenectady Today In & Around the Capital Region with Guest: Janice Walz – Proctors Historical Committee Museum. Janice is beginning a series on the A-Z of entertainers who have appeared at Proctors though out the years. She even brought photos to show us! She'll begin with A and continue over 2015 along with other interesting historical topics. As an added part of the interview she will tell us about the Schenectady County Public Library's "Beat the Snow Concert Series". The purpose of the committee is to preserve and promote items related to the history of Proctors Theatre and to support and promote current activit6ies. Organization: Proctors Historical Committee Location of Museum: 2nd floor inside Proctors Theatre Date/Time: Open during major productions Contact Information: Audrey Hughes at Website:


Sylvia! A Play About a Dog and the Couple Who Adopts Her! -- Segment on Schenectady Today In & Around the Capital Region with Guests: Suzanne Baker "Sylvia" and Todd Hamilton (Husband/Lead Actor). Sylvia is A. R. Gurney's adult comedy which the New York Times Review describes as "delicious and dizzy" Nothing is as universal as loving your dog but when she eats a serious hole in a 22 year marriage, life at home becomes tense. Veteran Director, Joan Fuess, brings together talented actors from around the Capital Region and the Berkshires. Due to language and candid dog behavior, this really is a PG13. Sand Lake Center for the Arts/Circle Theatre Players Mission: To enrich community life through discovering, appreciating and creating excellence in theatre, the performing arts and the visual arts Organization: Sand Lake Center for the Arts/ Circle Theatre Players Event: Sylvia Location of event: Onstage at Sand Lake Center for Arts, 2800 NY 43, Averill Park, New York Date/Time: Fri/Sat 1/16 & 1/17; Thurs/Fri/ Sat 1/22-1/24 at 8 pm; Sun 1/18 & 1/25 at 2:30pm Cost: $16 Contact Information: Facebook: Yes "Sand Lake Center for the Arts/ Circle Theatre Players" Website: