I-81 Challenge Public Meeting

The SMTC and NYSDOT will host its third public meeting for The I-81 Challenge from 3:30 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the OnCenter Ballroom. Interested attendees may drop in any time that is convenient. Read More »

Don’t Close the Doors on Them Just Yet

Saturday, Feb. 16, in collaboration with D.R.E.A.M. Freedom Revival, the Ida Benderson Seniors Action League put on a jovial, quirky and message-heavy performance at the Grace Episcopal Church on Madison Avenue. The event was a way for the seniors, still reeling from the closure of the popular Ida Benderson Center back in October 2011, to musically and theatrically voice their ... Read More »

Preserving and inspiring the community memory of the late Dr. King

In honor of the legendary civil right activist, Syracuse University will host events this Saturday and next, that not only bring the Board Chairman of the NAACP—but also offer various activities and workshops to continue to spread the message of “community” Dr. King was so passionate about. SU will host its 28th annual Martin Luther King celebration “Yesterday’s Dream, Tomorrow’s ... Read More »

Hip Hop Artist, Activist Boots Riley to Perform Dec. 4

On Nov. 16 the city of Syracuse got an highly unusual taste of aristocracy when His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud visited the Salt City to receive Syracuse University’s Chancellor’s Medal for Outstanding Achievement. Prince Sultan is the second son of Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, head of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Defense ... Read More »

Annual South Side Tree Lighting set for Dec. 3

The passing of Thanksgiving marks the beginning of winter festivities and holiday traditions. With first snowflakes in tow, volunteers are already prepping at Beauchamp Branch Library for the 15th annual Christmas Tree Lighting set to be held Monday, Dec. 3, at 5:45 p.m. “The community has come to look forward to the event and will stop in the bank to ... Read More »

Play Time on Stage

Community theater provides family-friendly atmosphere for audience CJ Young, who returned in September as artistic director of Appleseed Productions, said the South Side theater company he helped found 19 years ago has gotten bigger and more ambitious. “It has changed a lot and grown considerably — the number of productions in production, the volunteer artists that act and design,” he ... Read More »

Practicing the Great Escape

Families Urged to “Have Two Ways Out” in Case of Fire If you woke up to a fire in your home, how much time do you think you would have to get to safety?  According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), one-third of American households who made an estimate thought they would have at least 6 minutes before the ... Read More »

Remembering a Local Musical Icon

A large blue tarp shrouds in mystery what everyone is anticipating — a bronze statue commemorating and celebrating the life of the late Libba Cotten. Cotten, a South Side resident and all-around “friendly” woman, as many spoke of her, was not your average neighbor. A mother and grandmother by day, this extraordinary figure was a revolutionary inspiration within the music ... Read More »

The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League to Hold Reunion

Women who served as true story behind the Hollywood motion picture “A League of Their Own” will reunite, possibly for the last time, this Saturday in Syracuse This year marks the 20th anniversary of the movie “A League of Their Own,” a story about how women’s baseball surged during the 1940s while men were fighting over in World War II. ... Read More »

Celebrating 125 Years of Creating a More United Community

Syracuse Rescue Mission holds prayer breakfast to commemorate historic efforts Sept. 4, 2012 marked the 125th anniversary of the Syracuse Rescue Mission and its commitment to helping community members in need. As part of a string of celebrations, this morning the Rescue Mission held a prayer breakfast for various members, volunteers and donors—along with pastors and other church figures from ... Read More »