Author Archives: Ashley Kang

Reconnecting to the Land

Contributed by the Syracuse Urban Food Forest Project West Side resident Antonisha Owens is proud to say she is a farmer. She is also a licensed cosmetologist, beauty product artisan and self-proclaimed forager. If her name rings a bell, it may be on account of her previous Stand article detailing the many connections between urban foraging and entrepreneurship. Jointly written ... Read More »

Annual CNY Bike Giveaway Held

By Herm Card For the 25th time, Jan Maloff and his legion of volunteers brought some year-round joy to Central New York through the annual CNY Bike Giveaway. As Maloff looked on, hundreds of parents and children wove their way among some 2,000 donated, refurbished bicycles in the Fowler High School gymnasium, looking for just the right one. Volunteers circulated to ... Read More »

A Friendly Five

Syracuse Opera staged ‘The Ballad of the Brown King’ at South Side church Read More »

Latinx Leader

How Fanny Villarreal perseveres to advocate for others By Adrianna Adame Leaning over to insert a merengue mixtape into the DJ mixer, she makes her way back down to her seat, bringing the built-in microphone within an inch of her lips, then presses a switch that makes a sign above the door in the sound-proof room brightly glow the words ... Read More »

Families Speak Up

Advocates gather to raise concerns on potential lead exposure from I-81 reconstruction By Moriah Humiston  Darlene Medley-Williams first experienced the impact of lead when her twins were poisoned in 2018 by lead dust at the age of 2.  Now, she and her family are one of many residents in Syracuse concerned about the impact of lead poisoning due to the ... Read More »

Winter Basketball

Syracuse PAL Provides Sports and Mentorship Through New Basketball League By Thad Green The Winter Basketball League is a new initiative by the Syracuse Police Athletic/Activities League (PAL) designed to provide a safe environment for local youth to stay active and learn life lessons. “Our goal is to build relationships between law enforcement and the community. (This league) is another ... Read More »

Syracuse Native Hired as Lead Program Administrator

Jessica Vinciguerra fills spot more than a year after city passed the Lead Abatement and Control Ordinance By Sydney Gold In the city’s most recent step in its ongoing battle to address childhood lead poisoning, Mayor Ben Walsh’s office announced Jessica Vinciguerra will join the city’s Department of Neighborhood and Business Development as Lead Program administrator. In this position, Vinciguerra ... Read More »

Field of Service

Varsity football players help deliver Thanksgiving cheer By Ashley Kang Read More »