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11th annual Youth Day Barbecue

Mary Nelson and dozens of volunteers coordinated supplies and backpacks this weekend during the 11th Annual Youth Day Barbecue. Some volunteers had been onsite for as long as 12 hours with registrations totaling 21,639, according to Mary Nelson. Staff from the Mary Nelson Center and first time volunteers echoed this year’s theme of “Wake Up, Everybody” by cooking, supervising games, ... Read More »

Energy-from-Waste Facility Awarded Top Honors

Onondaga facility chosen for outstanding operations and commitment to environmentally and economically sound solid waste management Covanta Onondaga, L.P., a subsidiary of Covanta Energy Corporation and operator of the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Facility has been awarded the 2012 Gold Excellence Award from the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). The facility serves Onondaga County and the greater Syracuse ... Read More »

No Such Thing as a Free Lunch?

Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch? Lunch was not the only thing that was free Saturday, Aug. 4, at Masjid Abdullah Muslim, located at 127 W. Brighton Ave. The community received the gift of a Ramadan Act of Giving sponsored by the International League of Muslim Women in conjunction with Focusing Our Resources for Community Enlightenment, ... Read More »

Young volunteers learn about business at Tucker Church

Eight workers at the Kidz Cafe each Sunday master customer service Good manners is good business. It starts with a smile at Tucker Missionary Baptist Church, where parishioners entering the Kidz Cafe any Sunday are greeted by young volunteers with an enthusiasm that rivals the voice of the pastor booming on the loudspeaker. Friendliness is one of the main qualities ... Read More »

Jim Reith Show Appearance

Mike Greenlar, photographer with The Syracuse Post-Standard and volunteer with this year’s Photo Walk, and Ashley Kang appeared on WCNY’s Jim Reith Show Friday, July 27, to talk about the Third annual Photo Walk and upcoming plans for The South Side Newspaper Project. If you missed the segment, you can watch it online here. Read More »

Silencing ‘The Silent Killer’

Protecting Your Family from the Threat of CO Poisoning You can’t see it, taste it or smell it. It lurks in the shadows waiting to pounce on its unsuspecting victim. It can kill before you know it’s there. Carbon Monoxide poisoning (CO) – “The Silent Killer” – claims 500 victims annually in the United States. LeVoy D. “Wayne” Davis of ... Read More »

Beautiful Day for a Photo Walk

The Stand’s Third annual Photo Walk opened with a photo lesson taught by staff photographer for The Syracuse Post-Standard Mike Greenlar, who volunteered his time to provide pointers and guidance throughout the day’s event held Saturday, July 21, at the South Side Innovation Center. Read More »

Local Youth Compete at National ACT-SO Competition

Most people haven’t been able to pursue their dreams on a national scale, but two teenagers from Syracuse’s South Side have done just that. Corcoran High School junior Tevin Johnson and graduated senior Tracee Jennings participated in the annual national ACT-SO competition earlier this month. Johnson competed in the category of dance; Jennings, in the category of entrepreneurship. They were ... Read More »

South Side Achiever

Nurse Barbara Yancey educates about kidney disease, serves as community advocate It’s all in the smile for Barbara Yancey, a registered nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center. “A lot of people say that when I smile it gives them hope,” she said. “And I think that my smile is the beacon of hope that lets people know everything will ... Read More »