Schenectady Today -- In and Around the Capital Region
Filmed September 22, 2015 (Show #899)

Photographs by Malcolm Kogut-- Website by Gregg Millett

Northern Rivers Family Services – On Track NY – Segment on Schenectady Today In & Around the Capital Region with Guests: David Rossetti (Chief Officer of Behavioral Health Services) and Lauren Utter, Psy D (Team Leader OnTrackNY @ Parsons) OnTrackNY @ Parsons is an innovative, evidenced-based treatment service for young adults who have recently began experiencing symptoms of psychosis. We believe that, with the right help, at the right time, individuals can and will continue on their journey through life, enjoying relationships and meaningful school/work experiences. Our mission is carried out by a recovery-oriented multidisciplinary team, made up of a psychiatrist, social worker, psychologist, nurse, and supported education and employment specialist. Organization: Northern Rivers Family Services Project: OnTrackNY@Parsons Contact Information: Lauren Utter, Psy.D at 292-5451 Website:

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Haiku North America 2015 in Sch'dy – Segment on Schenectady Today In & Around the Capital Region with Guests: Hilary Tann and John Stevenson, Co-Chairs Haiku North America 2015. The Haiku North America conference has taken place at two year intervals since 1991. Previous venues have included the Canadian National Library in Ottawa, the Space Needle in Seattle, and the Queen Mary in Long Beach. For Haiku North America 2015 we will be bringing haiku poets, editors, and interested academics to Union College from October 15 through 17. They are coming from Canada and the US, also from Australia, Japan, and India. Haiku North America is the largest gathering of English-language haiku poets in the world. We'll be opening HNA 2015 at the Town Hall of the Desmond Hotel Wednesday evening, October 14; hold presentations, workshops, performances and more at the Union College campus; and close the Conference at The Desmond, with our banquet Saturday evening, October 17, and Sunday morning activities Organization: Haiku North America 2015 (a non-profit organization) Event: Haiku North America 2015 (Conference) Location of event: Union College & Desmond Date/Time: October 14-18 (15-17 at Union; 14 and 18 at The Desmond) Thursday, Oct 15: Ion Codrescu: Haiga (haiku and image) Painting (Nott Memorial) 5:00-6:30; Thursday, Oct 15: Red Pine (Bill Porter): The Search for Solitude: China's Hermit Tradition (Old Chapel) 7:30 – 9:00 pm.; Haiku Book Fair, Oct 15-17 (Nott Memorial) 10:00-6:00; Special ongoing event: Haiga Painting exhibition, August 29 – November 29 (Nott Memorial) Cost: Full Registration $200. Day Rates and Optional events rates. Contact Information: see website Facebook: Yes "Haiku North America" Website:

Broadway Tour: Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder – Segment on Schenectady Today In & Around the Capital Region with Guest: Michael Eck, Publicist This Musical was a 2014 Tony Award Winner. Gentleman's Guide tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession, by any means necessary. All the while, he's got to juggle his mistress (she's after more than love), his fiancée (she's his cousin but who's keeping track?), and the constant threat or landing behind bars! Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance…. And be done in time for tea. Organization: Proctors Event: A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder Location of event: Proctors (432 State Street) Date/Time: Sept 19-26 Cost: Varies by date and seat Contact Information: see website Facebook: Yes Website:

Upper Union Street Harvest Fest & Art Show– Segment on Schenectady Today In & Around the Capital Region with Guest: Madelyn Thorne. An outdoor walking shopping experience in the beautiful Upper Union Street area. Many gourmet food vendors, crafters, artists, music, pony rides, face painting, farmer's markets and more The Upper Union Street Business District's mission is to promote business and build community within the Upper Union Street Business District. Proceeds help fund our scholarships to local high school seniors. Organization: Upper Union Street Business District Event: Upper Union Street Harvest Gourmet Food and Art Fest Location of event: Upper Union Street between Woodlake to Ashmore Date/Time: Sat. Oct 3 from 10-3 pm Cost: Free Event Contact Information: 727-6689 Facebook: Yes "Upper Union Street BID" Website:

Battle of the Bands! – Segment on Schenectady Today In & Around the Capital Region with Guests: Cathy Gatta, Sch'dy County Legislature (Tourism) and Jason Lecuyer, Dir. of Special Events. On Saturday, September 26, 2015, Schenectady County will host one of the biggest nights of live, local music in Downtown Schenectady at Schenectady County's Battle of the Bands. The competition will feature 4 incredible bands competing for local performance dates and the opener position at next year's Schenectady County's Battle of the Bands & SummerNight events. The event is free and open to all ages. Great food and beverage specials will be offered. Presented by Saratoga Eagle and Times Union. Partnership with 20 North Pub, Centre Street Pub and Pinhead Susan's and Sponsored by Proctors, Poland Spring, Red Bull, City of Sch'dy, Metroplex and Drone Sound Music Store Organization: Schenectady County Event: Battle of the Bands Location of event: Sch'dy Municipal Parking Lot (Corner of Liberty and Broadway) Date/Time: Sat. Sept 26 Cost: Free Event – open to all ages Contact Information: see website Website:

Samaritan Counseling of the Capital Region – Segment on Schenectady Today In & Around the Capital Region with Guest: David Olsen, Executive Director. Samaritan Counseling Center is the largest non-profit mental health practice in the Capital Region, offering professional and compassionate counseling services to the community. In 2014 alone, Samaritan's therapists provided nearly 20,000 counseling sessions to people in varying financial circumstances. The Center currently has locations in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady Counties. We provide a wide range of quality services including individual counseling, couples counseling, and family counseling in addition to business consulting, professional development for clinicians, and services to meet the unique needs of clergy and congregations. We invite you to learn more about our services and to consider contacting us to schedule an appointment with one of our licensed therapists. Our therapists are trained in the disciplines of clinical social work in a variety of specialties including marriage and family therapy, anxiety, and depression. They have been strengthening relationships and providing mental health services for 30 Years! Organization: Samaritan Counseling Center of the Capital Region Locations: Brunswick, Clifton Park, Delmar, Malta, Newtonville, Saratoga Springs, North Greenbush and Scotia. Contact Information: 374-4514 Website: www.SamaritanCounselingCenter.Org