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 [...]
On Saturday, July 26, 10 participants set out on The Stand’s Fifth annual Photo Walk. Photowalking is the act of walking with a camera for the main purpose of taking pictures of things that the photographer may find interesting. It is also a social event organized for the purpose of having fun, improving one’s photography [...]
Our Summer Print Issue features a profile on Sam Wright, a chef with Meals on Wheels of Syracuse. Also in the issue read a special guest column by Syracuse University students completing a course in Food Studies called “Feeding the City: Urban Food Systems.” Their work aided in the efforts in a new sustainability workshop [...]
Our April Print Issue features a profile on Patrice Williams, a Corcoran track start known as “The Silent Bullet.” The issue also reflects on the contributions of our late board member John A. Young, who passed away at the end of February. He joined the board shortly after our initial launch party in 2010 and [...]
March is National Reading Month, thus we encourage everyone on the South Side to read more. To start, dive into our March issue when it comes out March 1 or download the pdf here. And in celebration of National Reading Month, send us titles of your favorite books and quotes on Twitter @MySouthSide and tag [...]
Our February print issue features an in-depth look at the city’s Citizen Review Board and spotlights on the top six students at Corcoran High School. The issue also features updates about the vision that Common Councilor Khalid Bey and other city officials have to turn South Salina Street into a hub for small businesses and [...]
Our Winter print issue features a photo spread from the 2013 Onondaga City Scholastic Chess Championship. The event brought together parents and children from schools throughout Syracuse and as far away as Buffalo. The issue also spotlights the Syracuse Housing Authority’s accomplishments as the organization comes up on its 75th anniversary, we check back in with [...]
Our November cover story highlights the work of Vanessa Johnson — the founder of Syracuse Africa Bound, an organization that strives to educate youth about African culture.
This issue also features a piece on the South Side Innovation Center, which recently received a $75,000 grant from an international financial services company, a look at the Festival of Nations at Onondaga Free Library and a profile on the Rev. Regina Reese-Young, who is the new pastor at the Hopps Memorial C.M.E Church.
You can find copies of our free community paper distributed throughout the South Side, or feel free to contact Prof. Steve Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a stack or suggest a story idea.
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.