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South Carolina flooding: dams breached, more trouble ahead - CNN
Donald Trump vows to win: 'I'm not going anywhere' - CNN
US Allies See Trans-Pacific Partnership as a Check on China - New York Times
NATO rejects Russia explanation on Turkish air space - Reuters
Doctors Without Borders says its Afghan hospital 'was deliberately bombed' - Los Angeles Times
Huge retail, residential, office development proposed in downtown Albany - Albany Business Review
New York state regulator issues license to bitcoin exchange - The San Luis Obispo Tribune
NY Senate requiring proof for Albany travel expenses - Washington Times
Deadline looms for state money competition - Albany Business Review
POLITICO New York Playbook, presented by PhRMA: EARMARKS return to Albany ... - Politico
New Schenectady hotel vying for Colonie, Clifton Park market - Albany Business Review
Schenectady Hosts City's 1st MMA Fight Night Featuring Hometown Fighter and ... - TWC News
Sean O'Brien, Schenectady Resident, promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in New York ... - ReadMedia (press release)
Exclusive: GE considering direct route from Schenectady plant to Mohawk River - Albany Business Review
Transfinder expanding outside of New York this week - Albany Business Review
Tours show off Troy's Washington Place restoration - Albany Times Union
Troy Tulowitzki's Return Lifts Blue Jays Over the Rays - New York Times
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Documentary film planned on theme park pioneer from New York - The San Luis Obispo Tribune
Scott Shane's 'Objective Troy' - New York Times
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Albany JCC Kaleidescope

Date: Tue, Sep 1, 2015 - Thu, Jun 30, 2016
Time: 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center

Our on-site afterschool program

Aquatics Boot Camp

Date: Tue, Sep 8 - Wed, Oct 28, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Sidney Albert Albany JCC
Cost: $95 non-members/$65 members

Aquatic Boot Camp at the JCC

Sixty-Plus Dining

Date: Wed, Sep 16, 2015 - Wed, Sep 7, 2016
Time: 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center
Cost: $5 suggested donation

Sixty-Plus Dining

Karate Kidz

Date: Fri, Sep 18 - Sun, Oct 25, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center

Children's karate lessons with Sensei Lou Papa

WHIMSY ft. David Miller & Jill Fishon-Kovachick

Date: Fri, Sep 18 - Fri, Oct 9, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Where: Sorelle Gallery, 1475 Western Ave, Albany NY 12203

Opening Reception: Friday, September 18th, 2015 - 5 to 8pm / Artists' lectures begin at 6pm / Guitar music by Robert Capowski

On Display: September 18th - October 9th, 2015

Sorelle Gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition of artworks that showcase the combined talents of painter David Miller & ceramicist Jill Fishon-Kovachick. Please join us in celebrating artistic careers that have collectively spanned over several decades. Savor a glass of wine and get to know the artists you love while enjoying a performance by Sorelle's September feature musician, guitarist, singer, and songwriter, Robert Capowski.

Seating is limited to 50 guests. If you would like to attend the artists' lectures, please contact the gallery to reserve your seats. Standing room is available. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information about David Miller & Jill Fishon-Kovachick, by visiting our website at or call Patricia Lane-Mullins at (518) 482-2000.

Pre-School Sports Program

Date: Tue, Sep 22 - Thu, Nov 5, 2015
Time: 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Sidney Albert Albany JCC
Cost: $70

Afternoon sports activities fro pre-school aged kids

Build Your Leadership Skills-Leading Out Loud 5-Week Course

Date: Tue, Sep 22 - Tue, Oct 27, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Schenectady County Community College
Cost: $175.00

Join Kathleen McLean as she takes you on a journey of "Leading Out Loud". This course will give you new tools to become the leader you desire. Offering an in-depth study of "servant leadership" in the 21st Century, this course will revolutionize how you lead people.
You're worth the investment!

Topics include: emotional intelligence, embracing diversity, effective communication skills, redefining time management, resolving conflict effectively and change management.

Materials: Students are asked to purchase the book
Servant Leadership by James C. Hunter. 

Course times: September 22-October 27 , Tuesdays 6-8pm
Registration Deadline: September 11, 2015

Co-Ed Indoor Volleyball League @ the JCC

Date: Tue, Sep 29 - Tue, Dec 1, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center
Cost: $229

Co-ed Indoor Volleyball League @ the JCC

Hip Hop at the Albany JCC

Date: Wed, Sep 30 - Wed, Nov 18, 2015
Time: 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center
Cost: $105/$95 for members

Hip-Hop Dance @ Albany Jewish Community Center with Miss Kyle from Baker Dance School

Albany JCC Fall Dance Youth Program

Date: Wed, Sep 30 - Wed, Nov 18, 2015
Time: 3:45 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center
Cost: $105/$95 for members

Hip-Hop Dance Classes with Miss Kyle of the Baker School of Dance

Air, Fat, Sugar & CO2 Exhibition at The Arts Center of the Capital Region

Date: Sun, Oct 4 - 10, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Where: The Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River St., Troy, NY 12180

Please join us at The Arts Center of the Capital Region to experience an exclusive exhibit from Greg Skochko, titled "Air, Fat. Sugar & CO2." This group of unique sculptures function as fantastic mechanical objects, fused with plausible scenarios and characters. The interactive and playful art show will be on display from September 12 through October 10 at The Arts Center in Troy. To learn more about the exhibit, please visit www[dot]artscenteronline[dot]org or call 518-273-0552.

Diamond & Hearts for New York's Children

Date: Tue, Oct 6 - 6, 2015
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Glennpeter Jewelers Diamond Centre, 1544 Central Avenue, Albany, NY 12205

CASANY, the state organization that oversees a network of court-appointed volunteer advocates will host a Reception and Awards Ceremony Tuesday, October 6 at Glennpeter Jewelers Diamond Centre in Albany, Tuesday, October 6 at 5:30 p.m. The event will benefit programs serving foster children throughout New York State. The public is welcome to attend, but RSVPs are appreciated. More information available at

October Maximize Your Membership

Where: Capital Region Chamber Albany, 5 Computer Drive, South Albany, NY

You've made the investment in Chamber membership, now position yourself for results! Join our staff and volunteers as we provide you the tools to make connections, market your business, develop skills, advocate for yourself and ultimately grow your business.

This event is free and is open to all.

WERC's 11th Annual Awards Luncheon

Date: Tue, Oct 6, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: Hilton Garden Inn Troy
Cost: $60.00

The Capital District Women's Employment & Resource Center (WERC) will hold their 2015 Annual Awards Luncheon and honor community leaders who have made important contributions to the personal and professional growth of women, as well as to the region's economic vitality. Annmarie Lanesey, President/CEO, Greane Tree Technology, will be awarded the Harriet Rifkin Leadership Award in recognition of her leadership, volunteerism, professionalism, and her work in creating opportunities for women to achieve personal and financial independence. Lisa Wilson-Good, Founder/Director, Urban Grief, will receive the WERCing Woman of Achievement Award. This award is presented to a woman whose career path has been filled with unique transitions, unexpected challenges, opportunities to take risks, and who serves as an excellent role model for women served by WERC. Ellis Medicine will be recognized with the Advancement of Women in the WERCplace Award for its longstanding efforts to remove barriers that keep women from achieving financial independence and success. This year Lois Smith-Law will be awarded the WERC Lifetime Achievement Award to distinguish her as a woman who lived her life with passion and truly embraced WERC's mission to help others through her entire career. KeyBank is the title sponsor for the event

Diamond & Hearts for New York's Children

Date: Tue, Oct 6 - 6, 2015
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Glennpeter Jewelers Diamond Centre, 1544 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206
Cost: Free to the public, although RSVPs are appreciated

CASANY, the state organization that oversees a network of court-appointed volunteer advocates will host a Reception and Awards Ceremony Tuesday, October 6 at Glennpeter Jewelers Diamond Centre in Albany, Tuesday, October 6 at 5:30 p.m. The event will benefit programs serving foster children throughout New York State. The public is welcome to attend, but RSVPs are appreciated. More information available at

An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt

Date: Tue, Oct 6 - 6, 2015
Time: 8:00 PM
Where: Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 2nd St, Troy
Cost: $38-78

An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt at the Music Hall is a rare opportunity to hear these two iconic musicians together on-stage in the intimate, acoustically brilliant Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of Americana, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Whether touring as a 'Duo' or with his 'Acoustic Group' or 'The Large Band', Lovett's live performances show not only the breadth of this Texas legend's deep talents, but also the diversity of his influences, making him one of the most infectious and fascinating musicians in popular music. Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lyle Lovett has evolved into one of music's most vibrant and iconic performers. His oeuvre, rich and eclectic, is one of the most beloved of any living artist working today.

John Hiatt's career as a performer and songwriter has spanned more than 30 years and everyone from Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, BB King, Bonnie Raitt, and Iggy Pop has covered his work. The Los Angeles Times calls him " of rock's most astute singer-songwriters of the last 40 years," after the release of his newest album Terms Of My Surrender, last summer via New West Records. Hiatt, a master lyricist and satirical storyteller, weaves hidden plot twists into fictional tales ranging in topics including redemption, relationships, growing older and surrendering, on his terms. This new record is musically rooted in acoustic blues, accentuated by Hiatt's soulful, gritty voice, which mirrors the gravity of his reflective lyrics.

2015 William F. Glaser '53 Rensselaer Entrepreneur of the Year

Date: Wed, Oct 7, 2015
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies Auditorium, Troy, NY

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute alumnus and chief executive officer of OptumLabs Paul A. Bleicher, M.D., Ph.D. (B.S. '76), has been selected as the 2015 William F. Glaser '53 Rensselaer Entrepreneur of the Year. Dr. Bleicher pioneered technology to bring data collection for clinical trials to the web and will be honored on the Rensselaer campus on October 7. The event is free and open to the public.

Small Business Albany Showcase

Date: Wed, Oct 7, 2015
Time: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Latham Holiday Inn Express

The Small Business Albany Showcase is Wednesday, October 7 at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center on Rt 9 at 400 Old Loudon Road, Latham New York. The SBA Showcase is underwritten by The Daily Gazette, Albany Broadcasting and SEO Web Mechanics. The event features Speed Networking from 7:30a-8:30a and a full line up of exciting speakers and presenters from 9a to 5p. Admission to the SBA Showcase and all Seminars is free.

The schedule kicks off with The SBA Showcase Breakfast Meetup from 7:30a-8:30a. The Speed Networking Event is free to attend. Come grab a cup of coffee and network with area business owners, marketing experts, social media managers and marketing executives. From 8:30a-9a there is open networking with exhibitors in the Atrium Ballroom, with a meet and greet with all exhibitors. Find that perfect business to start up, join, network with or create a new customer relationship!

The seminar schedule runs 9a-5p and Seminars will run simultaneously across 5 conference rooms: Teleconference Room, Executive Boardroom, and Conf Rooms C, D & E. Opening remarks by The Daily Gazette will kick off followed by Overit Media at 9am in the Teleconference Room. Google Presents the Google Partners Digital Breakfast at 10am followed by Adwords Best Practices by Darcy Knapp, MBA of SEO Web Mechanics. The seminar schedule offers a variety of topics from Social Media to Disaster Recovery, Copyright and Accounting to Business Funding and includes a panel discussion with The Franchise Forum. There are enough activities and interesting seminars to keep the SMB owner busy all day.

"It is very exciting have both Google and Constant Contact presenting at the SBA Showcase this year" said Darcy Knapp, Chair person of the event, "The goal of the SBA Showcase is to bring together area business and help them to build their knowledge base and offer an exciting platform for networking and recruiting."

Check out the full line up of seminars including a variety of topics help business succeed in the digital age. Including topics: Digital Advertising, Podcasting, App Development, Facebook & Facebook Advertising, LinkedIn and Youtube Marketing. Google Presents at 10a & Constant Contact presents at 1pm and there are businesses and recruiters ready to talk from their exhibit tables all day. Job seekers can find a variety of businesses recruiting at the show as well as seminars on choosing the right career path and interviewing skills.

Frank Dunne of FRANNET, the franchise opportunity experts said, "Participating in the SBA Showcase puts FRANNET in front of new potential franchise owners and helps to grow the FRANNET family of franchisors." According to Dunne, "Many entrepreneurs find the fast track to franchise ownership through FRANNET and bringing a panel of franchisees to the event helps the potential new franchiser to make a better informed decision when starting up a business."

The SBA Showcase features seminars for business owners and managers, all seminars are educational and information based. The conference offers a full day of sessions for business and job seekers across 5 rooms.

Free Public Admission
Go to Eventbrite for Google Seminar Pre-Registration (Seating is limited)

Small Business Exhibitors & Recruiter Tables and Seminar Space is available on a first in, first choice for placement on the floor plan and agenda.

The SBA Showcase features over Small Business 100 exhibitors, five seminar presenters every hour from 9a through 5p and the event is open to the public. Admission is free. Network and Help grow your local Small Businesses at the SBA Showcase.


Academy Spotlight on STEM

Date: Wed, Oct 7, 2015
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: The Albany Academies, 140 Academy Road, Albany, NY 12208
Cost: $150/individual $225/two individuals

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education is directly tied to the nationwide initiative toward innovation and global competitiveness. Preparing today's young leaders for tomorrow's technology and careers in STEM requires not just top-flight educators and cutting-edge curriculum, but also demands a concerted effort to think in a creative and collaborative way.

The Albany Academies have brought together a group of highly successful and talented professionals in the fields of STEM for an evening to discuss current trends in science, technology and engineering, and their implications for the future. These individuals all have a strong connection to The Albany Academy and Albany Academy for Girls and many will travel from across the country to share their perspectives.

This event is for parents, alumni, alumnae and community leaders who work in STEM fields and anyone interested in learning more about this vital issue. Proceeds from this event will benefit STEM initiatives at The Albany Academies.

Visit for more information or call 518-429-2414.

Shania Twain

Date: Wed, Oct 7, 2015
Time: 7:30 PM
Where: Times Union Center, 51 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12207

Shania - Rock This Country Tour

The Deadbeats at The Low Beat

Date: Wed, Oct 7 - 7, 2015
Time: 10:00 PM
Where: The Low Beat, 335 Central Avenue, Albany

The Deadbeats LIVE at the Low Beat!

$30 worth of food for $20

Date: Wed, Oct 7 - 7, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: The Barrel Saloon & Texas BBQ
Cost: $20

Join us on October 7th and enjoy dinner for two along with a shuttle bus ride to Shania Twain from The Barrel Saloon to the Times Union Center. We have ample parking so you don't have to worry about finding a parking spot before the concert.

Secret Schenectady - A Historic Tour and Lunch

Date: Wed, Oct 7 - 7, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Cost: $20

Schenectady's Stockade is a national jewel, boasting the highest concentration of historic period homes in the nation. For over 300 years Schenectadians have called the Stockade home, and the streets are alive today with the stories and legends of Schenectady's past.

Cybersecurity: Key Defenses for Your Organization

Date: Thu, Oct 8 - 8, 2015
Time: 7:30 AM
Cost: $30

As with any business ? large or small ? the key to better cybersecurity is to strengthen its people, processes and technology. This presentation will discuss the most dangerous threats to your business from network worms, Trojan malware and other digital infiltrations to the more personal, including social engineering and rogue insiders.

Join us to learn how to identify, train and build in the necessary processes to prevent cyber-breaches in an age when seemingly everything ? from cars and security systems to microwave ovens and air conditioning systems ? are connected to the intent and thus vulnerable to attack.

Karaoke Night at International Bar and Restaurant

Date: Thu, Oct 8, 2015
Time: 8:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Where: International Bar & Restaurant (90 Central Avenue)

Doors open at 8 PM with FREE admission all night.
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