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Next Offering by The Stand

The Stand will host a free Full-Day Multimedia Workshop using the program Soundslides. The program can be downloaded online for free and is used by top newspapers to create multimedia presentations combining sound recordings and photos. Attendees will be taught by instructor Stephen Mahan on how to utilize this program and create their own presentation. Mahan runs the Photography and ... Read More »

USIA to be Held Nov. 6

In its fourth year, the Upper State Independent Awards (USIA), scheduled Saturday, Nov. 6, acknowledges independent musicians, poets, models, comedians, photographers, choreographers and more. Votes from the community were accepted online up until Oct. 31 to select winners in each of the 30 awards categories. Read More »

A Tribute to Sensei Vinson Grace

At the Southwest Community Center, Saturday, Oct. 23, were family and friends of Vinson Grace, gathered together to remember and celebrate his life-long achieved accomplishments. The tribute began with a prayer by Min. Mark Muhammad, after which, Keith and Brenda Muhammad welcomed family, students, colleagues neighbors and all-around friends. Read More »

Nationwide program places ‘Grandparents’ in 30 Syracuse sites

Bill Zimmer, 56, helps out at a Van Duyn Elementary School third-grade class every day. The students call him “Grandpa.” He is part of a national program called Foster Grandparents that places senior citizens who are older than 55 in classrooms or day care centers as assistants. Read More »

From the Street to the Classroom

A former gang member turned first-generation college student wants to lead by example David Trapps can’t be stopped. His motivation is his time spent in prison. Trapps is 31 years old and the first person in his family to go to college. Though his journey toward becoming a first-generation college student is not a picture-perfect success story, he recalls it ... Read More »

Featured Story

All they want is fresh food. More than a year has passed since the local P&C has closed, turning the South Side into a food wasteland. Some residents drive out to the suburbs, others take the bus to buy their food. Until now. In August, Onondaga County made a $100,000 contribution to the Jubilee Homes of Syracuse Inc. grocery store ... Read More »

Halloween Treats on the South Side

Carve your pumpkin, grab your candy bag and put on your favorite costume, it’s Halloween time! Here are some upcoming Halloween events for the South Side community: Read More »

Fit Kids Clubs in Session

Syracuse Wellness Program Aims to Combat Childhood Obesity Funding was approved for the After School Expanded Fitness and Wellness Program, known as the Fit Kids Clubs, at the Common Council meeting last month. The program started Oct. 13 and will run through Dec. 17. The main focus of the program is to combat childhood obesity. Read More »

Expected State Grant Could be Used to Clean Up South Side Streets

If secured, money to be spent on trash cans, repainting and fixing street lights Frank Galloway sits at the back corner of the Midland Discount Market, perched on a stack of milk crates. His job at the market is simple: keep people from loitering. Galloway, 32, who’s lived on the South Side of Syracuse his entire life, said he routinely ... Read More »