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Room with a View

While Photo Walkers documented the area around I-81, reporters spoke with Toomey Abbot residents On a beautiful Saturday morning in July, a contingent of 20 photographers and community correspondents gathered to participate in The Stand’s 10th Annual Photo Walk’s I-81 Route. The group convened in the outdoor lobby of the Toomey Abbott Towers — a 24-story, 308 unit, affordable housing ... Read More »

Damn South Side, You Look Good

The Stand celebrated a milestone event this summer when our Annual South Side Photo Walk reached its 10th year. Mayor Ben Walsh recognized the day by declaring July 27 “Annual South Side Stand Photo Walk Day” in the city of Syracuse. We are honoring this event by dedicated 12 pages in September’s print issue to showcase photos taken by more ... Read More »

Block Party

Young mentees learn about lead hazards at annual event Read More »

Climate Crisis

Zen Center to host panel discussion on climate change A panel discussion featuring environmental leaders and climate activists will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at CNY Rise, 275 W. Seneca Turnpike. Representatives of local climate action groups will be available to provide information about how the public can work together to respond compassionately to the effects of climate ... Read More »

Community Gathers to Address Gun Violence

A group of Syracuse citizens organized a peaceful walk at McKinley Park on July 21 to demand justice for Jamire Gillard, who was shot and killed July 13. Chants of “stop the violence now” and “if you know something, say something” filled the streets, as the group became bigger by the block. The walk was attended by about 25 people of all ... Read More »

Syracuse Nonprofit Exists to Help Pets in Need

The Kia Foundation serves as city’s only pet food bank The Westcott Community Center in Syracuse was filled with a scent that pet owners know all too well recently — pet food. Volunteers from the Kia Foundation Inc. lugged in 2,000 pounds of food and supplies for their latest monthly giveaway since the company’s inception in September 2018. A line ... Read More »

Annual event set to march into its 10th year July 27 Read More »