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Landing a Location

Small businesses must work hard to secure just the right office space Deborah Holloway sits with several accordion folders around her. Business is in full swing for the 2013 tax season. She peers over the mound of papers on her desk in her first-floor office and remarks how happy she is that the building has heat — and air conditioning. ... Read More »

Music Role Models

‘A lot of young girls don’t get the encouragement needed to pursue it’ As March of each year rolls around, we start to think about the impact of women on our world. Women have been leaders in just about all aspects of modern society, including politics, business and religion. Music is no different. For Women’s History Month, it is fitting ... Read More »

Just Getting By

Local employees share thoughts on proposed hourly wage increase For Kayla Corron, missing work is devastating. “I had kidney stones so I had to take work off all last week,” said Corron, 23, who works at the Dollar Tree on West Seneca Turnpike on the South Side. The day before Valentine’s Day she was back on the job, inflating hundreds ... Read More »

Strolling the South Side

Owners strive to make B&B Cocktail Lounge a bar patrons can call home When Bill Denham, 65, and Billy Ray McDonald, 70, opened up the B&B Cocktail Lounge on South Avenue nearly 23 years ago, they had one thought in mind: make it more than just a place to grab a drink. They wanted neighbors and friends on the South ... Read More »

Guard Duty

Sentry program works to protect students throughout district As the first lunch period at Clary Middle School approached, Aaron Wilson rose in preparation. Lunchtime is one of the biggest responsibilities for Wilson, the security officer in the building. He presides over two cafeterias of more than 50 students each. On this particular day, the school announced that the three lunch ... Read More »

Jobs for Life

Friends graduate from 16-week job training program together Late on a Monday night in January you could hear the laughter coming from inside the foyer of a church on South Salina Street. “I love my mommy!” shouted a 6-year-old with a smile from ear to ear. “She’s going to graduate and go to second grade!” All of the adults chuckled, ... Read More »

Mental Awareness

Teen with multiple personalities wants to help others even as she copes When a girl started to pick on Cora Smith her freshman year in high school in 2010, she responded with alarming rage. Cora, 14, pulled the sleeves of her sweatshirt down, put her hood up, and went to work. Cora grabbed the girl by the throat, dangling her ... Read More »

Scholastic Chess Championship Set for Sunday, March 10

  The 2013 Onondaga County Scholastic Chess Championship will be held Sunday, March 10, at the Southside Academy Charter School, located at 2200 Onondaga Creek Blvd., Syracuse. Read More »

South Side Achiever

Chief Executive Officer retiring in April from the Southwest Community Center Looking like an art museum, the office of Jesse Dowdell has a heavy African feel, fully decorated with wooden masks and delicate handcrafts. These record the places across Africa where he has traveled over the years. On the wall, pictures hang — full of happy faces. Downstairs, children run ... Read More »

'Eye See Me'

Corcoran art student’s self portrait wins highest honor with Gold Key art award Out of more than 4,500 pieces of artwork submitted in a competition from throughout the Central New York region, Rahmeik Bowen’s creation has been deemed special. Very special. He was chosen as a Gold Key recipient at the 2013 Scholastic Art Awards for his painting Eye See ... Read More »