Hometown News

Next Journalsim Workshop Aug. 14

The next Journalism Workshop will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 14, at the South Side Innovation Center, 2610 S. Salina St. It will be taught by Maureen Sieh, who has more than 20 years of newspaper experience and has covered Syracuse’s South Side for The Post-Standard as the former Urban Affairs Editor. The session is free ... 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 »

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 »

More than a Barber's Chair

Barber shops, salons in the South Side cultivate friendships and a sense of community Thirty years ago Lionel Milliken went looking for a barber and found a friend. That friend, John Murray, not only cuts Lionel’s hair, but now cuts the hair of Lionel’s wife, Carol. On a recent day in the barber shop, the three friends chatted about Murray’s ... Read More »

Mentoring Program Seeks Volunteers

The Center for Community Alternatives seeks to help ‘at risk’ youth change their future through support and friendship. Jason Torreano, 24, works as the mentor recruiter at the Center for Community Alternatives located at 115 E. Jefferson St., Suite 300, in Syracuse. The Stand’s community correspondent Ame Donkor conducted a Q&A with Jason to learn more. Read More »

Mazaroddi's Music

Mentor helps South Side youth make music in his home studio Harold Jerrod Blackmon’s home is more than just a music studio. It is a place for local youth to escape the dangers of the streets and hone their musical creativity. Blackmon, CEO of the South Side music group called Crime Street, is an award-winning producer known in the music ... Read More »

Branch's Driving School Celebrates 47 Years

One of the South Side Innovation Center’s first members celebrated its 47th anniversary Saturday, April 24. Branch’s Driving School, headquartered on West Genesee Street downtown, had offices at the SSIC when the center first opened on South Salina Street. The SSIC offers local businesses business counseling and a place to start. Deraux Branch, the president of the driving school, said ... Read More »

New Gospel Show to Launch in May

Cora Thomas, a WAER and Power 106.9 radio announcer, will host her own new segment on Power 106.9 showcasing local gospel artists, pastors, churches and national recording artists, starting in May. Read More »