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South Side Residents turn out for Common Council Forum

Dozens of South Side residents attended the Common Council Candidate Forum at the Beauchamp Branch Library Tuesday, Oct. 13. The event, arranged by The Southside Coalition and Syracuse United Neighbors, gave community members a chance to hear the candidates answer questions related to the area.  It was also a chance for residents to speak up and have their voices heard. ... Read More »

Mary Nelson Calls for Help

Today I received an e-mail from Mary Nelson, who is well-known in the community for her annual Youth Day Barbecue and Backpack Giveaway and most recently for her youth center. She is in search of funding to keep her programs going. Read More »

Get ‘Fit’ in a Local Park

In an increasingly fast paced world, finding time to exercise and stay healthy is becoming harder and harder.  But FIT Parks!, a collaboration between Upstate Medical University, the City of Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs and Onondaga Community College, is trying to change this. Read More »

The Stand Joins Writing Workshop

Ashley Hanry, director of The Stand, will present two journalism sessions during the free community writing event to be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Dunbar Community Center, 1453 South State St., Syracuse. Read More »

Store-for-a-Day Shows Potential

On every third Saturday of the month, Antonisha Trapps, food cooperative manager for the South Side Community Coalition, opens the Store-for-a-Day, a produce stand that serves locally grown fruits and vegetables to residents on the South Side. Read More »

How Community Test Kitchen Spiced up NYS Fair

Kickin’ Chicken Riggie Sauce Newest Taste Coming Out of Test Kitchen Like many Central New Yorkers, Rachel Herrin was looking forward to the state fair this year. She was not looking forward to the concerts, exhibits and rides though. What had her excited was the food. Read More »

Roosevelt Dean

The man known as ‘The Voice of Syracuse’ His name was Roosevelt Dean but he became known as “The Voice of Syracuse.” Singer and guitarist, writer of that “down Home” kind of blues. Producer of 11 or 12 CDs, and if you go back far enough, a 45 RPM record or two and a cassette of his own special brand ... Read More »

Army Announcement

Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Douglas K. Crews Sr. has been mobilized and activated for deployment overseas to a forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Read More »

A Little Faith, Hope

Faith Hope Community Center struggling with funding John Jackson, the cook at Faith Hope Community Center, remembers a time when two young boys got into a fight a couple of blocks away from the center. One of the staff members somehow persuaded the boys to come to the center. Read More »