Hometown News

Dollar Tree and Deal$ Stores Accepting Donations for Operation Homefront’s Back-to-School Brigade

Operation Homefront announced its 2011 Back-to-School Brigade program to provide backpacks full of school supplies to local military kids in need. Donations can be made from July 8 through 25 at New York Dollar Tree and Deal$ stores or online at OperationHomefront.net. Read More »

South Side Photo Walk

Photographers to Spend Day Snapping Photos of South Side Community 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 invites photographers — at any and all levels — to participate and capture the scenes from the South Side to share with ... Read More »

Laugh Until It Hurt

When Lisa Holloman first had the idea to organize a Christian Comedy Night for the community, she started looking around for comedians. There was a bit of a selection process for “Laugh Until it Hurt.” As a Christian Comedy Night, all the jokes had to be clean and free of curse words. But Holloman, who has lived on the South ... Read More »

Catholic Charities Announces Meal Sites for Older Adults

Catholic Charities of Onondaga County announces that adults ages 60 and over are invited to join the agency’s meal sites for a hot lunch in a congenial setting. The agency operates numerous lunch meal sites, Monday through Friday, throughout Onondaga County. Residents can call (315) 424-1800 for times and locations. A modest donation is requested, but no one is turned ... Read More »

What a Beautiful Sunny Day to Celebrate Freedom

Cheryl Dixon-Hills shares her perspective of Juneteenth The sunshine, warm breeze and spirit of the day gave an awesome start to the annual celebration of Juneteenth. Juneteenth is held annually in Clinton Square and Jubilee Park to recognize the emancipation of slaves in Louisiana and Texas, who were the last American slaves freed. Read More »

Juneteenth a Family Affair

Coverage of this year’s Juneteenth Festival in Clinton Square held Saturday, June 18, was conducted by a team of The Stand’s Community Correspondents. Reporters included: Ruthnie Angrand, Miguel Balbuena, Katherine Hills, Jeremiah Howell and Brenda Muhammad Read More »

Kitty Rice Awarded for Her Outstanding Civic Leadership

City Hall Commons Atrium Building was the setting for the Juneteenth Ancestral Recognition Celebration held Thursday, June 16, as the celebratory opening event for the 2011 Juneteenth African American Cultural Festival. Read More »

Common Council to Apply for Grant to Fund Anti-Gang Initiatives

Syracuse would hire coordinator, develop outreach programs to prevent gang violence Syracuse wants to gang up on gang violence. In April, the Common Council voted to apply for a $750,000 grant from the Justice Department to implement a program that develops anti-gang strategies. Read More »

What's New in Our Community

Article by Glory Thomas, who owns Thomas’ Kitchen with her husband and recently published a book, “My Big Little Book of Spiritual Experiences.” Contact Glory at tglory47@yahoo.com I greet you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. First let me say that the inspiration for writing this article is greatly influenced by the people within our community. Read More »

First I-81 Public Workshops Produce Ideas and Discussion

Public learns deciding the highway’s future is more complex than it first appears Nearly 700 Central New Yorkers attended the I-81 Challenge Public Workshops held May 3, 4 and 7 at the OnCenter to learn about the interstate highway, its condition, how it’s being used and by whom. Citizens took the opportunity to give extensive and meaningful input about their ... Read More »