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South Side Native Tackles Film Industry

Calmesha Givens raising funds to shoot her first film, ‘Fighting the Odds,’ here in Syracuse The evening of Sunday, Oct. 30, at the Hergenhan Auditorium at Syracuse University was just as much a fundraiser as it was a welcome home celebration. South Side native Calmesha Givens, known amongst friends and family as “Caly,” hosted an evening of elegance to raise ... Read More »

South Side Blues

Stevie Wolf and Carolyn Kelly have taken different career paths, but both currently perform locally When I decided to do a story about the Blues on the South Side, interviewing Syracuse’s “Bluesman” Little Stevie Wolf immediately came to mind. I also figured that while I was at it, I would finagle a guitar lesson from him as well. Wolf was ... Read More »

Place Your Bid for Mr. Habitat

Syracuse gentlemen will be sashaying down the catwalk in a man auction Nov. 4. Syracuse Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build will be hosting what they call, “the most fun event of the entire year.” Men from the community will be auctioning off goods and services — not themselves — for bidding at the sassy event for a good cause: the ... Read More »

Fresh Thinking

Food Cooperative’s mission to ease access to fresh produce and empower community The Southside Community Coalition is nearing the end of its design phase for the planned Food Cooperative to be constructed on the South Side, expecting to break ground in mid- to late April. Read More »

South Side Youth Get Lesson in Sustainability

South Side children got a taste of farm life and fresh pumpkin fritters as they frolicked through Tim’s Pumpkin Patch, Sunday, Oct. 23. As part of an effort to educate children about the food they eat, the Healthcare Education Project (HEPNY) hosted a field trip to the Marietta farm so that children could learn first-hand what goes into their diets. Read More »

Planned Kings Park Homes to Renovate 37 Vacant Buildings

Developers and private citizens alike have the opportunity to buy a house in Syracuse right now for as low as one dollar. By using its power to sell tax-delinquent properties, the Syracuse Common Council has been working to fight the city’s vacant housing problem. Read More »

Food Day Coming to Syracuse

We’ve been told we are what we eat—but do we really know what we are eating? Do we understand where our food comes from and how healthy it is? This year, as the first of what will become an annual national event, Food Day will attempt to educate Americans about the nature of their sustenance. The goal of Food Day ... Read More »

[hyphen] AMERICANS on Display through Friday

A few selected South Side residents were magically transported back to the 19th century, courtesy of Keliy Anderson-Staley. Anderson-Staley accomplished this feat by resurrecting an apparently outdated and obsolete photographic technology, called tintype, and embarking the residents on a mental trip to the past. They were among a group of 180 people who posed for Anderson-Staley during 2005, 2007 and ... Read More »

In Fear of Closure

South Side residents worry about the fate of their local post office With the United States Postal Service embroiled in well-publicized financial troubles, concerns have grown among some South Side residents that the neighborhood’s last local office — on the corner of Colvin and South Salina streets — could be closed. Regional Postal Service officials say they have made no ... Read More »