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Diane Turner Provides Access to Fresh Produce

Farm Fresh Moble Market works to bring healthy food and education to communities When you walk through the doors of a small side room of the Villa Scalabrini Apartment complex, you’re welcomed with a double surprise: a table filled with colorful fruits and vegetables and a warm and welcoming smile. Virginia Diane Turner holds her arms open wide to greet ... Read More »

Become a Board Member

The Stand currently has two openings for community members to join our Board of Directors. Board members meet every other month for two hours on a Saturday morning. Members discuss story suggestions, events, advertising opportunities, workshop offerings and any questions or concerns. Read More »

Photographers Snap Their Way through the South Side

The Stand’s Fourth annual Photo Walk was held this summer with a group of 14 participants, three photo walk leaders and beautiful weather. Participants were warmly welcomed by the community during the walk held Saturday, July 13. The day’s event opened at the South Side Innovation Center with a photo lesson taught by photo instructor and former director of photography ... Read More »

South Side Achiever

Through his writing, Dale Harp is on a mission to educate youth on making the right choices When you meet Dale Harp you can’t help but want to pull up a chair and listen to his life story. His demeanor is so warm and inviting you feel you’ve known him your entire life. Having gone through some rather difficult times ... Read More »

Street Literature Book Club Forming

A book club is forming at Beauchamp Branch Library for black adolescent girls to discuss online street literature. The book club will run for 12 weeks starting the first week in September, and four street literature texts will be read. The book club will meet both online as well as face-to-face. The group is open to black adolescent girls between ... Read More »

Thousands Attend annual Youth Day Barbecue

Mary Nelson’s 12th annual Youth Day Barbecue brought together volunteers and businesses to continue the tradition of working together to give away backpacks filled with school supplies to local youth. The event gathered thousands of families for not only free supplies but entertainment, food and screenings donated by area organizations that see an opportunity for outreach and lending. The event ... Read More »

Art Initiative Adds Flair to South Salina Street

The Syracuse Poster Project celebrated the completion of an innovative art project: the group offered posters from its archives to businesses and public venues along the South Salina Street business corridor Thursday, Aug. 15. The Syracuse Poster Project pairs student artists from Syracuse University with haiku submissions from the city each year to create 16 collaborative posters to be displayed ... Read More »

Annual Giveaway Prepares Students for School Year

The 12th annual School Supply Giveaway by Mary Nelson will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. The Mary Nelson’s Youth Day Foundation has come a long way since 2002 when more than 850 children in need were given backpacks, school supplies and other items to help them start the year off right. Each year, the ... Read More »

Don't Miss The Bus

Make sure back to school shots are up-to-date August is National Immunization Awareness Month. As you get the backpacks and new clothes ready to go back to school, don’t forget to make sure your children are up-to-date on their shots (immunizations).  Children entering kindergarten and 6th grade are due for more shots before attending school this fall.  Read More »