Tag Archives: Syracuse

Birthday of a Century

Literacy pioneer’s 100th birthday celebration to fundraise for adult literacy Read More »

Observations from an English Language Learners Class

“Seriously, I’m not lying to you,” adult literacy instructor for LiteracyCNY Kevin Lucas said repeatedly to his English Language Learners (ELL) class. He was trying to explain the punctuation to end a sentence is known as a period. “Online and websites — that’s a dot.” LiteracyCNY enrolled more than 450 students last year. Funding is provided by a mix of ... Read More »

Common Interests

Citizens wish Council meetings happened when they could attend At the Southwest Community Center, a man in a blue janitor shirt sweeps the floors and takes down tables. In his down time, James Cotton talks to kids who run through the halls. He gives them advice, teaches them manners and aims to makes them feel their voices are heard. But ... Read More »

Common Council to Vote on an Anti-Discrimination Bill This Month

At the Skyline Apartments on James Street last Spring, Laura Kelly gathered bright, multicolored bins and packed up all of her belongings. They are stacked neatly, one atop the other, like building blocks in a game of Tetris, just barely brushing the ceiling. What didn’t fit in the boxes, Laura stuffed into black garbage bags that are shoved underneath her ... Read More »

Nottingham Football Players Receive Support for Fighting Injustice

As the sun began to set on the football field behind Nottingham High School, the Friday night lights illuminated the field. The football team lined up along the sideline, facing the American flag next to the scoreboard reading 0-0. As the national anthem began to play, the first four players in line – 6, 51, 40 and 20 – suddenly ... Read More »

Q&A with Erin Smith

Nominated by both Victoria Coit and his wife, Simangaliso Smith, for being a supportive father to a blended family Q: What did it feel like when you became a father? A: I always knew that I wanted to be a father. When my son was born, I felt in that moment like I had become a man. I knew that ... Read More »

Paint to Remember

Upstate students spent their ‘Day of Service’ revamping three family bedrooms For years, local medical students have honored the memories of men and women who died in the Twin Towers terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, by engaging in a special “Day of Service” to Syracuse. The solemn 15th anniversary last month prompted students from State University of New York ... Read More »

Halloween Events

Family-friendly offerings for ghouls and goblins of all ages WHAT: Pirate Dave’s Halloween Magic Show WHEN: 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 WHERE: Beauchamp Branch Library,2111 S. Salina St. COST: Free to attend DETAILS: Join Pirate Dave (aka magician David Moreland) for his family-friendly, not-at-all-spooky 45-minute Halloween magic show. Audience members, young and old, will shiver their timbers laughing at the ... Read More »

Q&A with Deyquan Bowens

Nominated by fellow musician Reggie Seigler, band leader of Soft Spoken Band and The Stand’s music columnist Q: What did it feel like when you first became a father? A: I felt like I suddenly had to become an adult. I wasn’t just living for myself anymore. I had a responsibility to take care of another human being. It’s a ... Read More »