Schenectady Today -- In and Around the Capital Region
Filmed July 19, 2016 (Show #942)

Photographs by Malcolm Kogut-- Website by Gregg Millett

Empire State Aerosciences Museum Event! – Segment on Schenectady Today In & Around the Capital Region with Guests: Kevin Millington, Vice. President and Peter Russo, Trustee The event will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the opening of GE's Schenectady Flight Test Center, current home of the Empire State Aerosciences Museum. The day will begin with a breakfast, followed by a variety of displays, programs, as well as the unveiling of a new museum exhibit on the GE Malta Rocket Test Center. The celebration will conclude with a hangar dance. The mission of ESAM is to interpret aviation through exhibits and educational program. Organization: Empire State Aerosciences Museum Event: 70th Anniversary of the General Electric Flight Test Center Location of event: ESAM on Rudy Chase Drive in Glenville (Schenectady Airport) Date/Time: Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 8:30 AM – 11:00 PM Cost: $5/car parking; $8 breakfast (optional); $50/couple hangar dance (optional) Contact Information: Website:

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Habitat for Humanity Fun Fundraiser! – Segment on Schenectady Today In & Around the Capital Region with Guests: Madelyn Thorne, Executive Director and Karen McLane, Community Relations Manager This is a different type of a fundraiser—Corporate tug-of-war, Hammerschlagen, games, food and fun. Their mission is to: provide a pathway for working class families to purchase safe, affordable housing. Check out their ReStore where you can shop, donate or volunteer at 115 North Broadway Organization: Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County Event: Build-a-Bash—Play it Forward Location of event: Schenectady Armory Date/Time: Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 5:30-8:30 pm. Cost: $65.00 per person/$55.00 early bird Contact Information: Karen Facebook: Yes "Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County" Website:

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Helderberg Theater Festival -- Segment on Schenectady Today In & Around the Capital Region with Guests: From the Cast of Treasure Island: Julie Jaster (Director) and Connor Smith, Charlie Moran, Molly Kantrowitz, Bridget Longden and From the Cast of Romeo and Juliet: George Fileau (Friar Lawrence), John Reheuser (Actor) 10th Annual summer theater festival. This year we will be presenting the children's classic Treasure Island directed and adapted by Julie Jaster from the book by Robert Louis Stevenson and Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, directed by Ed Bablin. Organization: Classic Theater Guild Event: Helderberg Theater Festival Location of event: Indian Ladder Farms, Altamont NY. Date/Time: July 22-July 31, 2016 Cost: Free Contact Information: Glenn Read, President at 518-248-2267 Facebook: Yes "Classic Theater Guild" Website:
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Class Afloat! -- Segment on Schenectady Today In & Around the Capital Region with Guests: Chris Trow, Chairman and Student Alumni 2015: Cody Nguyen, Megan Ray, Mikayla McLean This is a Semester abroad style education. One or two terms on a three mast sailing ship in the Atlantic Ocean. Four continents, 12 countries. School, leadership, life experience, adventure. Organization: Class Afloat Foundation - USA Website:

Widows in Action -- Segment on Schenectady Today In & Around the Capital Region with Guest: Betty A. Gilmore, CEO and Founder Organization: Widows in Action (WID) A not for profit organization with the Vision Statement: To bring awareness of widows (50 years or older), their needs and overall well-being, to government, church, community and business through an organized networking approach, ultimately resulting in Federally recognized Widows Day on the Gregorian calendar. Contact Information: Betty Gilmore 518-505-1600 or

B-FITT Program – Segment on Schenectady Today In & Around the Capital Region with Guest: Craig Boyarsky, Creator and Fitness Director B-FITT is a completely new concept in the Capital Region and beyond which uses a heart rate monitored full body training method in line with popular trends in the industry. This small group exercise program, supported by science, was designed by fitness directors at Best Fitness to cater to individuals who are inspired to take their fitness goals to the next level without the higher cost of hiring a personal trainer. B-FITT is in several facilities across the Northeast and has worked to develop the program over the past several years using both in-house expertise and external knowledge gained from top leaders in the field. Event: B-FITT Program (at Best Fitness) Location of event: Best Fitness Facilities in the Capital Region Date/Time: Ongoing Cost: First 7 days are free Facebook: yes "Best Fitness Schenectady" Website: