Schenectady Today -- In and Around the Capital Region
Filmed September 1, 2015 (Show #896)

Photographs by Malcolm Kogut-- Website by Gregg Millett

Edd Clifford - The Human Jukebox Performs – Segment on Schenectady Today In and Around the Capital Region with Guest: Edd Clifford Edd is the Human Jukebox. He can perform many of our popular vocalists such as Frank Sinatra, Kenny Rogers, Engelbert Humperdinck, Dean Martin and Tony Bennett. He performs in the area and will be performing at the Little Italy StreetFest. This is a great way to sample the fabulous foods offered in the area and to hear some great music; there is even a wine tasting competition. Plenty of vendors. Fun for the whole family! Edd will be performing throughout the show. Edd will perform Friday Sept. 18 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at Marotta's Bar-risto on Union Street in Schenectady. Event: Little Italy StreetFest Location of event: Jay St. Schenectady Date/Time: Sept. 12 from noon to 9 pm. Cost: Free Event Facebook: Yes "Little Italy Street Fest"

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Therapeutic Riding Center Performs – Segment on Schenectady Today In and Around the Capital Region with Guest: Christine Lehman, Riding Instructor and Linda Masullo, Volunteer Coordinator From their website: We are certified through Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH), meeting standards for excellence. Christine ("Chris") Lehman, our Certified Riding Instructor, holds current advanced certification in physical and cognitive disabilities and has over 34 years of experience working in therapeutic riding. ATRC is a registered 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the amount allowed by law. We operate on a modest budget, supported by personal and corporate donations and funding allocations. We charge a nominal fee for lessons. In this era of rising costs, we have an increased need for donations and fundraisers. Our personnel, including our Certified Riding Instructor, are volunteers. Our only paid employee is a part-time stable hand. This enables us to focus our resources on our programs, students, and horses. Lessons are held year-round, weather permitting. Our retired therapy horses receive a permanent home at ATRC. While this adds to our costs, we believe this is the right thing to do. In addition to the horses, we have sheep, chickens, and other animals with which our students enjoy interacting. Please join our Facebook community at "Friends of Albany Therapeutic Riding Center" and spread the word about our work. Organization: Albany Therapeutic Riding Center Inc. Location: Off Picard Road in Voorheesville, NY (Town of New Scotland), at the base of the Helderberg Escarpment. Mailing address is ATRC 182 Martin Road Extension Voorheesville, NY 12186. Website:

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Getting in Shape at the JCC Performs – Segment on Schenectady Today In and Around the Capital Region with Guests: Mark Weintraub, Executive Director and Terry Santoro, Fitness Director Terry came to the JCC from Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires and has transformed our fitness area to one of the most popular in Schenectady County. Terry will describe her unique fitness philosophy is that anyone of any age and physical shape can participate in. She is part of the transformation of the JCC's fitness area to one of the most popular in town. Terry will be giving a short "balance demonstration" and will ask Ann and Mark Weintraub to participate. (It is simple & easy!). Terry's demonstration will highlight a JCC membership promotion starting on September 1. Gear up for the Jewish New Year with this family oriented fair that will demonstrate the diversity of the Jewish Community. A ram horn (Shofar) blowing session will be led by Neil Golub, Executive Chairman of Golub Corporation, Challah Baking by Rabbi Jonathan Rubenstein of Temple Sinai in Saratoga and "Jewish Pictionary" with local community Rabbis in the Schenectady area. Local synagogue gift shops will sell Judaica. Plus, apple and honey tasting for a Sweet Jewish New Year! Our mission is to build a vibrant, welcoming, and inclusive community that embraces our Jewish values, culture, identity and connections to Israel, engages the local community, and enhances the body, mind and spirit of our members. Our staff is committed to providing high quality programs and customer service. Included in a membership is the use of the fitness center, over 75 group and water fitness classes each week, lap and family swims, open gym use, adult swim lessons, family art and gym activities, a relaxation center complete with whirlpool, sauna and steam room, and discounts on fitness, social, and enrichment classes and programs. The Schenectady JCC has been offering programming designed to meet the needs and the interests of the Jewish Community for 94 years. Participation in all JCC programs is open to the entire community, Organization: Schenectady Jewish Community Center Event: Pre Rosh Hashanah Family Fun Event (Jewish New Year) Location of event: 2565 Balltown Road, Niskayuna 12309 Date/Time: Tuesday, Sept 8 from 5-8 pm Cost: Free event Website:
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Carol Bradshaw's Brevities -- A Matinee of Vaudeville's Vignettes Performs – Segment on Schenectady Today In and Around the Capital Region with Guest: Carol Bradshaw, Producer and Janice Walz, Committee Member. What is Vaudeville? According to the M-W dictionary: A light often comic theatrical piece frequently combining pantomime, dialogue, dancing and song. A nostalgic tribute to the masters of those glimmering days of yesteryear. The afternoon will feature special guests who will perform live sketches, routines, and songs. The performance will also feature original filmed interviews and compilations with the era's luminaries telling their stories of American entertainment past. Organization: Proctors Historical Committee Event: Carol Bradshaw's Production of Brevities (A Matinee of Vaudeville's Vignettes) Location of event: Proctors Mainstage Date/Time: Sunday, Oct 11 at 3 pm (120 minutes) Cost: Free event – Free-will donations to benefit the Historical Committee Ages: 9 and up Contact Information: Audrey Hughes at Facebook: Yes Website:
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The Stockade Soiree Performs – Segment on Schenectady Today In and Around the Capital Region with Guest: Joe Fava (Co-chair) For one night only, the entire Stockade Inn will be transformed into a classic Hotel Ballroom where the greatest Big Bands performed to the young at heart. Dance, Romance your Partner, or just enjoy the fabulous eighteen piece orchestras performed by the Joe Thomas Big Band. Enjoy delicious Cuisine provided by the Stockade Inn. Evening attire. Black tie and 30s or 40s attire optional. The event will benefit the Schenectady Civic Players Elevator and the playground enhancements at Riverside Park. Organization: Schenectady Civic Players and Stockade Event: The Stockade Soiree "A Night from the Big Band Era" Location of event: The Stockade Inn at 1 North Church St. in the Stockade Date/Time: Sunday, Sept 20 from 5 pm to 9 pm Cost: $75 pp Contact Information: 334-3687 Website: