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South Side Church Deacon Gives Back to His Home Community

Bobby Hudgins hasn’t lived on the South Side since 1997. But it’s still home. “Home” is New Hope Missionary Baptist Church on West Lafayette Avenue, a church he’s attended since 1973. “We’ve got roots here,” he said of himself and his wife, Mary, “so we keep coming here every Sunday morning.” Read More »

South Sider Shares Positive Outlook on Life with Those Around Her

There are few age lines on her face and there is a brightness in her eyes that makes you feel warm and comfortable.  She wears a silver necklace with a cross. And when the words “breast cancer” are brought up, she looks up and thanks God for allowing her to live. At 73 years old, Emma McDonald is a recent ... Read More »

Strolling the South Side

New Kirk Park Association unites to improve park’s appearance Kirk Park stands out among recreational parks in Syracuse because of its rich history, and people in the neighborhood have set out to rehabilitate the park from the ground up. Read More »

Against the Wall

Underground rapper Real Talk opens up about his craft — grindin’ Justin Makarushka, also known as battle rapper “Real Talk” and “Justin The Lyricist,” has been called one of the most intricate writers in upstate New York’s battle rap movement. Justin is best known for battling in Grind Time Now, the World’s Largest Hip Hop Battle League. He is one ... Read More »

Bystanders Respond to Sudden Collapse, Hailed as Heroes

Imagine you are in downtown Syracuse on your way to an event when you see a man staggering along the sidewalk. He walks unsteadily towards the intersection, falls over the hood of a car and collapses onto the sidewalk. You ask if he is OK, but he does not respond. What should you do? Read More »

11th annual Youth Day Barbecue

Mary Nelson and dozens of volunteers coordinated supplies and backpacks this weekend during the 11th Annual Youth Day Barbecue. Some volunteers had been onsite for as long as 12 hours with registrations totaling 21,639, according to Mary Nelson. Staff from the Mary Nelson Center and first time volunteers echoed this year’s theme of “Wake Up, Everybody” by cooking, supervising games, ... Read More »

Young volunteers learn about business at Tucker Church

Eight workers at the Kidz Cafe each Sunday master customer service Good manners is good business. It starts with a smile at Tucker Missionary Baptist Church, where parishioners entering the Kidz Cafe any Sunday are greeted by young volunteers with an enthusiasm that rivals the voice of the pastor booming on the loudspeaker. Friendliness is one of the main qualities ... Read More »

Silencing ‘The Silent Killer’

Protecting Your Family from the Threat of CO Poisoning You can’t see it, taste it or smell it. It lurks in the shadows waiting to pounce on its unsuspecting victim. It can kill before you know it’s there. Carbon Monoxide poisoning (CO) – “The Silent Killer” – claims 500 victims annually in the United States. LeVoy D. “Wayne” Davis of ... Read More »

Beautiful Day for a Photo Walk

The Stand’s Third annual Photo Walk opened with a photo lesson taught by staff photographer for The Syracuse Post-Standard Mike Greenlar, who volunteered his time to provide pointers and guidance throughout the day’s event held Saturday, July 21, at the South Side Innovation Center. Read More »