Schenectady Today -- In and Around the Capital Region
Filmed September 9, 2014 (Show #845)

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

Celebrating Albany, Dutch Heritage and Fort Nassau! -- Segment on Schenectady Today in & Around the Capital Region with Guest: Vince Forte, Jr., Fine Art Oil Painter. Original oil paintings by Vince Forte, Jr. will be displayed and sold at the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center September 9th through November 2nd. These high quality fine art paintings depict Fort Nassau and other local scenes such as Washington Park and the USS Slater. Additional paintings depict Dutch themes. Vince has over 30 years of experience in painting. He is an engineer and in technical management by profession. He has also completed bronze sculptures including a full figure bronze of Mayor Erastus Corning II. Event: Celebrating Albany, its Dutch Heritage and the 400th Anniversary of Fort Nassau Location of event: Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center, 25 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY 12207 (corner of Broadway and Clinton Ave.) Date/Time: Tuesday, September 9 through November 2 inclusive. The center is open M-F from 8 to 4 pm; Sat from 10 to 3 and Sun from 11 to 3. Cost: The show is free. The paintings are available for purchase. Website:

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The Golden Oldies Classic Car Show is Coming to Castleton! -- Segment on Schenectady Today in & Around the Capital Region with Guests: Bill Schroeder (Classic Car Enthusiast) an Roy Kantrowitz (PR). This show includes entertainment, judging contests and prizes, wine tasting, food, beverages, trivia prizes, apple picking, bounce house, cider donuts and more. Motorcycles are welcome as well. Event: Big Car Show at Goold Orchards Location of event: 1297 Brookview Station Road in Castleton at Goold Orchards Date/Time: Sept 20 from 11 am to 3 pm Cost: Free admission to spectators ($15 to show a car – pre 1930s cars enter free) Contact Information: see website or Website: and

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Exciting New Exhibits at miSci! -- Segment on Schenectady Today in & Around the Capital Region with Guest: Mac Sudduth, Executive Director. There's always something new at miSci. They have a new Planetarium Show and are gearing up for some new exhibits. Their Chemistry and cocktails event features a night of mixology and molecular gastronomy with specialty drinks. Live Music and more. Organization: miSci – The Museum of Innovation and Science) Location: 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Sch'dy Events: Chemistry and Cocktails Location of event: miSci Date/Time: Thursday Oct 23 from 6 – 8 pm. Cost: Members $30 for food and more. Science Festival Location: miSci Date/Time: Nov 7-9. This is a hands-on Fun Wall to Wall Science Festival. Trains & Toys Holiday Exhibit opens on November 28 Website:

Harmony and Discord! -- Segment on Schenectady Today in & Around the Capital Region with Guest: Kate Dudding (Producer and Storyteller). The Story Circle of the Capital District of NYS was established in 1983. Their purpose is to provide an opportunity for members to tell stories before a live audience; to hear stories told; collect a roster of active storytellers; bring the art of storytelling to the public eye and ear and to encourage beginning storytellers. Organization: Story Circle of the Capital District of NYS Events: Word Play: Harmony and Discord at Fenimore Gallery at Proctors. Sept 14 at 2 pm $12. These tellers are sharing stories about people, in fact, folktale and fiction, trying to find a balance between harmony and discord: Betty Cassidy, Claire Beetlestone, Eliud Nieves, Kate Dudding, Margaret French, Marni Gillard, Mary Murphy, Merideth Nieves, Nancy Marie Payne. Word Play at the Cabaret" Harmony and Discord at the Fort Salem Theater in Salem, NY on Sunday, Sept 21 at 2 pm. $10 (see above for description) Story Sunday: Julia Child and Other Remarkable People at the Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia on Sunday Sept 28 at 5 pm. $35 includes dinner (and save $3 if you bring someone new). Two captivating storytellers, Betty Cassidy and Kate Dudding, share tales of bold, loving women, like Julia Child, and other people who you'll wish you had met. Four courses of stories interwoven with three courses of food. SPECIAL JULIA CHILD MENU this month. Contact Information: Kate: 383-4620 and Website: and and

Learning from History! What Shaped our Nation? -- Segment on Schenectady Today in & Around the Capital Region with Guest: Beth Hill (President and CEO). Their mission is to ensure that present and future generations learn from the struggles, sacrifices and victories that shaped the nations of North America and changed World History. Fort Ticonderoga is a Museum, Educational Organization and a Historical Place! Organization: – Fort Ticonderoga Event: Coming up "Living History Weekend on Sept 13-14". Ongoing Heroic Corn Maze. Location of event: Fort Ticonderoga is located at 100 Fort Ti Road in Ticonderoga, New York, 12883 Date/Time: They are open for this season until Nov. 2. Cost: Museum admission $17.50 adults; Seniors $15; Children (5-12) $8 and ages 4 and under have free admission/ Contact Information: 518-585-2821 Facebook: Yes "Fort Ticonderoga" Website:

Looking for Employment? Check out the Job Fair. -- Segment on Schenectady Today in & Around the Capital Region with Guest: Peter Jones (President). The Group is dedicated solely to improving workforce and job development for the public and private sectors of the greater capital region of New York State and beyond. "Our goal and vision is to be a leader in promoting workforce development such as job fairs, job search training, career counseling, employer training, and related workforce development programs. This vision includes small businesses, the bastion of our economy." Organization: Capital Job Development Group (CJDG) Event: Schenectady Job Fair Location of event: Proctors and Key Hall (Proctors Banquet Facility) Date/Time: Wednesday, Sept 17 from 10 am to 4 pm Cost: Free Event Website: