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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

When was your last mammogram? Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer detected among women in the United States. African-American females experience higher death rates from breast cancer than any other racial or ethnic group. Read More »

Art Portfolio

Corcoran High School alum credits Talent Agency for her drawing skills Alexis Belt, SUNY Purchase freshman, sat in her drawing class as her professor walked around and looked over other students’ work. He seemed to find something wrong with every single one of them but when he made it to hers, something changed. “He said he can’t be too easy ... Read More »

HIV/AIDS Education

MENS Project puts its focus on keeping people safe and healthy A not-for-profit community health organization — whose mission, in part, is to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS among minority men — has been working to raise its local profile through events such as a recent entertainment extravaganza at the Landmark Theatre. The MENS Project, which focuses on educating African-American and ... Read More »

Meals on Wheels to Offer Flu Shot Clinic Today

Community also invited to Open House/Volunteer Recruitment Fair Meals on Wheels of Syracuse will hold a Flu Shot Clinic during an Open House and Volunteer Recruitment Fair  from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at its office located at 300 Burt Street in the Almus Olver Towers.  The entrance to Meals on Wheels is located off of Oakwood Ave, ... Read More »

Always Searching

Jon Speed: The Book Scout sells used, rare books As a child, Jon Speed was in awe of his uncle’s book collection. “There were bookshelves everywhere, in places you could not imagine,” Speed said. “There were books in every corner of the house. It was like a museum.” Read More »

Drum Line Leaders

Elks Pride 315 get new drum thanks to donations The sound of drums pulsates through the walls of the Elks Lodge as members of the Elks Pride 315 drum line practice for their next show. The drum line has been a part of the tradition of the Elks dating as far back as 1909. After a hiatus, the drum line ... Read More »

Current Issue

This summer, The Stand offered a new storytelling series — From Where We Stand — in which South Side and West Side residents shared their families’ summer stories through photos. The participants’ photos will continue to be on display through mid-October in the Link Gallery at Syracuse University’s Cantor Warehouse in downtown. The gallery is based on the ground floor ... Read More »

Oprah Visits

Writes 100K check to Mary Nelson Center Monday, Sept. 29, after attending the dedication ceremony at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Oprah Winfrey traveled to Syracuse’s South Side to visit the Mary Nelson Youth Center. She was invited by Nelson, who hoped Oprah would support her plan to add a basketball court to her center for local youth. ... Read More »

Music as Therapy

Jeff Houston plays, writes and hopes to record as he battles cancer Some people say music is healing. Jeffrey Houston of the Jeff Houston Experience believes that wholeheartedly. Jeff is a local guitarist and bandleader. He has been performing since his childhood in a number of local bands, including Strive, Fresh Air, Soft Spoken Band, Positive Attitude and the J ... Read More »

City's Aspiration True Question of I-81's Redesign

During third speaker series, keynote encourage Syracuse to have a wider vision William Shakespeare, Winston Churchill and Albert Einstein were present in spirit in the Onondaga County Civic Center on Sept. 24. Peter Park used phrases attributed or misattributed (in Einstein’s case) to these historical figures and others to buttress his arguments during his lecture titled “Remove a Highway, Improve ... Read More »