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This summer, The Stand offered a new storytelling series — From Where We Stand — in which South Side and West Side residents shared their families’ summer stories through photos.
We invite you to view participants’ photos during a final gallery reception for the project being held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Link Gallery at the Nancy Cantor Warehouse downtown.
In the upcoming issue, our cover story is on Myah Lynell Baker, a soon-to-be teen mom living at the Salvation Army Parenting Center, who before April, was homeless.
Jon Speed: The Book Scout has an inventory of 15,000 books
Jon Speed held its grand opening this week. The business hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Owner Jon Speed brings 20 years of antiquarian bookselling experience to the Syracuse literary scene, and the store’s fields of specialty are: literature, modern first editions, Americana and theology.
Market set for first two Saturdays of each month
A soft rain is falling, coating a carton of Concord grapes in a fine layer of mist, as South Side residents pass by the Eat 2 Live Food Co-op.
The building’s doors are shut, but a group of community members are grouped on the sidewalk beneath a white tent, resilient to the damp weather. This is Store for a Day, an effort to provide fresh local produce to the neighborhood while the cooperative remains closed.
“We’re letting the community know that we’re still working on opening again,” said Howie Hawkins, co-op board member and South Side resident.
Expectant teen mom finds a new home and life at the Salvation Army’s Parenting Center
The distinct black-and-white sonogram is displayed proudly on door 223 on the second floor of the Salvation Army’s Transitional Apartments and Parenting Center, where soon-to-be-teen mom Myah Lynell Baker now lives.
Having arrived here at 17 when she was four months pregnant, Baker cannot imagine raising her daughter, due in mid-September, anywhere else.