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Photo Walk Winner Named

The South Side Photo Walk The Stand held in conjunction with Scott Kelby’s Third annual Worldwide Photo Walk Saturday July 24 welcomed several photographers into Syracuse’s South Side. As part of the Scott Kelby Walk, a winner is chosen by each team leader from the day’s walk. Winning photos are chosen from the ones uploaded to the Scott Kelby Web ... Read More »

SHA Tenant Assistance Program Achiever

The story you are about to read is a young man who grew up in Syracuse Housing Authority (SHA) that took advantage of the opportunities given to him from his mentors. We hear so often regarding the negativities that surround our young men who resides in housing. Successful stories are rarely written about those who have the persuasiveness or eagerness ... Read More »

HHQ Block Blitz Moves to South Side

Are you ready to work up a sweat for your neighborhood? Local nonprofit housing and community development agency Home HeadQuarters (HHQ) is hoping people are looking for an opportunity to work up a sweat by volunteering for its annual Neighborhood Block Blitz set to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, this year both on the ... Read More »

Cool Off With a Visit to The Valley for Ice Cream

When driving out of the parking lot of Arctic Island Ice Cream on West Seneca Turnpike, turn right. Drive straight for less than a minute. Turn right onto Valley Drive and enter the Gannon’s Isle parking lot. Not only are these two family-owned ice cream places less than a two-minute drive from each other, but they also bring non-Valley residents ... Read More »

Patent Promise

Woman who invented a pill counter works to put device on the market As a little girl growing up in Louisiana, Carolyn Barrett spent a lot of time waiting around the pharmacy with her mother. “I’d ask when we were going to be done, and she’d say, when they were done,” Barrett said. Read More »

Jeff Houston on the Obstacle He Overcame

The JProject Band and His Vision to Use Music for Change The JProject Band won’t be constricted to a genre but more so a feeling. “We play feel good songs; we’re just eclectic lovers of music,” said co-founder and guitarist Jeffery Houston. His band will perform Sunday, June 20, at the Southwest Showcase Sundays. Read More »

Final Friday for Film Festival

The Southside Community Coalition and Syracuse University’s South Side Initiative are sponsoring the fourth annual South Side Film Festival this month. A film will be shown each Friday beginning at 8:30 p.m. in the KeyBank parking lot, located on the corner of South Salina and Colvin streets. The final showing is “Good Hair.” The outdoor screenings are free and open ... Read More »

Students of Achievement

In encouraging scholarly pursuit, Xi Chapter of the Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, a national sisterhood organization whose mission is to provide community service and support, encourage scholarly pursuits and empower its members to address societal issues, held its 41th annual Youth Achievement Luncheon Saturday, June 12, at the Drumlins Country Club. The group will be highlight the achievement of high ... Read More »

The Soul Generation

Syracuse, NY (circa 1960s) Many of you reading this page weren’t even born when a rapidly growing group of black teens known as The Soul Generation were making their statements in Syracuse and indeed “around the world.” Read More »