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Just Add Lights for a Chemical Reaction

A dash of the light of divine inspiration with a heady dose of perseverance, when combined the elements of the reaction bubble fervently. The mixture boils, the heat of this reaction nearly melting the paint from the walls. The house lights of the Palace Theater drop down cloaking the space leaving only a focused beam of light, completing the reaction ... Read More »

SCSD High School Students Urged to Submit Work for Publication and Prize

Students currently attending ninth through 12th grades in the Syracuse City School District are eligible to submit entries in the categories of poetry, fiction, nonfiction and visual arts to the Stone Canoe, A Journal of Arts, Literature and Social Commentary published by University College of Syracuse University and sponsored by the Gifford Foundation. Read More »

Drums in the Library

Syracuse’s Congolese Community Performs at Beauchamp The air bends, reflecting the cauldron heat back from dry particulate earth. Following the well-trodden path to a cooled sanctuary, the echoes of long felled fauna are found, a rediscovery. Ancient rhythms, curled and entwined with modern voice are carried gracefully on the slightest breeze. Despite the illusion of a distant country, the heartbeat ... Read More »

Advertisers Welcome

The Stand will accept requests to advertise in the upcoming print issue until Aug. 5. The next issue will be released in September. Advertising rates, deadlines and size specs are available in our Advertising section here. The Stand is a full-color community paper published eight times a year. It is distributed for free at more than 50 locations. Contact Ashley ... Read More »

The Joy of Online Marketing

Count It All Joy was able to grow from an at-home business into a full-fledged brand Over the past year, Joyce Boahene, the founder of Count It All Joy, Inspirational Products, LLC, has embraced social media in every way. “I do a Twitter every day. My blog I update on a weekly or monthly basis, usually with an inspirational message,” ... Read More »

Reformed Presbyterian Church Host Community Block Party

Column by Glory Thomas, The Stand community correspondent The Reformed Presbyterian Church, located at 2517 S. Salina St., with Pastor Andrew Schep presiding, sponsored a Summer Block Party, Saturday, July 9. The event was held as a get to know you event for our community. Read More »

Dollar Tree and Deal$ Stores Accepting Donations for Operation Homefront’s Back-to-School Brigade

Operation Homefront announced its 2011 Back-to-School Brigade program to provide backpacks full of school supplies to local military kids in need. Donations can be made from July 8 through 25 at New York Dollar Tree and Deal$ stores or online at Read More »

South Side Photo Walk

Photographers to Spend Day Snapping Photos of South Side Community A Photo Walk is a social photography event where photographers get together to explore a neighborhood, shoot photos and practice their skills. The Stand’s South Side Photo Walk invites photographers — at any and all levels — to participate and capture the scenes from the South Side to share with ... Read More »

Life Back on Track

Vision and hearing tests are the first step for people who want to maintain independence Carolyn Stanley has been losing her hearing for years. She is at the point where communicating with her family is getting too difficult. When she learned that Aurora of Central New York Inc. was offering free vision and hearing tests, she hurried to the Mary ... Read More »

Laugh Until It Hurt

When Lisa Holloman first had the idea to organize a Christian Comedy Night for the community, she started looking around for comedians. There was a bit of a selection process for “Laugh Until it Hurt.” As a Christian Comedy Night, all the jokes had to be clean and free of curse words. But Holloman, who has lived on the South ... Read More »