Hometown News

Volunteer Works to Complete Veteran Build

Celebrating 26 years of providing service to Onondaga County, Habitat for Humanity has launched the first ever Veteran Build in New York State. The announcement to go forward with the premier project was made on Veterans Day 2010, and construction began in April 2011. The two homes currently inhabit Syracuse’s Southwest area on Fitch Street, and over A-OK Weekend, volunteer ... Read More »

Volunteers Further Efforts to Clean Up Kirk Park

This year’s Acts of Kindness Weekend kicked off a sunny Saturday morning with a cleanup of Kirk Park. Residents from local community organizations such as 100 Black Men, Tomorrow’s Neighborhoods Today, the Syracuse Parks Conservancy and Sunnycrest Parks Association, as well as local youth, donated their time in an act of kindness for the South Side neighborhood Sept. 10 and ... Read More »

Dunbar Goes to the Fair

Volunteers man Dunbar Cafe to raise funds for center’s youth A little N’awlins flavor has come to Syracuse by way of the Dunbar Association, Inc. The Dunbar Center is running a booth at The Great New York State Fair selling catfish po’ boys. Read More »

Permanent Plans

Syracuse Salt of the Earth Ministries raising money for its own place With one decade under his belt, Pastor Frankie Jackson and his congregation celebrated their first 10 years this summer with loud rejoicing … much in the same manner as how several describe the ministry’s beginning. Read More »

Corcoran Grad Completes Basic Combat Training

Army Pvt. Joel S. Davis has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land ... Read More »

10th Annual Youth Day Barbecue

Mary Nelson’s 10th annual Youth Day Barbecue was held Saturday, Aug. 20, and provided 19,000 students with free school supplies. Five hundred volunteers distributed items and helped at the barbecue held at the corner of South Salina Street and Wood Avenue. Read More »

South Side Photo Walk

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 invited photographers — at any and all levels — to participate and capture the scenes from the South Side to share with the community. Read More »

Artistic Expression

Community-based art project brings six sculptures to city neighborhoods The Community-Based Public Art Project was an effort to add artwork to local neighborhoods. With $25,000 from the city budget, the Syracuse Public Art Commission along with Tomorrow’s Neighborhoods Today made the installation of the six pieces of  art a reality. In the South Side, a piece, “Community As Family,” by ... 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 »

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 »