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 [...]
This Summer Issue features four profiles of community members. We take this opportunity each year to offer this special profile series, which expands on The Stand’s regular “Achiever” feature. The Stand is all about people who are contributing to the South Side community. If you have a nomination for our regular “Achiever” profile, please let [...]
This week, The Stand will offer its final General Interest Meeting. This free event will be offered at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the South Side Communication Center located at 2331 S. Salina St. The session will allow residents interested in the paper to meet with The Stand to learn ways you can get [...]
In our February issue, meet our latest South Side Achiever Jameel Shareef who is succeeding at Syracuse University. The print issue is out now or you can download a full pdf here. Also read about a recently released book — “A Place We Call Home: Gender, Race, and Justice in Syracuse” — that chronicles the [...]
Eat to Live board says working on business plan
The Eat to Live Food Cooperative on South Salina Street closed its doors due to a lack of funding after being open less than three months, but its board is addressing the issues that caused its closing in hopes of reopening it this spring.
“We didn’t make the money we needed to stay open,” said Howie Hawkins, board treasurer for the cooperative. “We are currently in the process of rebuilding our business strategy, and once we take it to the bank and get it approved, we will be able to reopen our doors.”
Our Winter issue, which came out Dec. 1, shares many stories of people in our community working to make a lasting impression. If you want a sneak peek, click on the cover to download a full pdf.
Staff reporter Natalie Caceres worked with Paul Grace, known as Corcoran High School‘s historian, to discuss her next Strolling the South Side story. Grace helped provide research on the origins of the school, which in January, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its groundbreaking.
Our cover features middle school teacher Gwendolyn Maturo-Grasso who mentors the Lincoln Middle School’s STEM Club. In her role with the club, she cultivates passions for science and technology in her students.
A senior-lead cast at Corcoran High School put on their final musical with “Bye Bye Birdie” Friday and Saturday night in the Corcoran Auditorium. Anywhere from 100 to 150 people were in attendance opening night according to Mrs. Liles, the ticket keeper.
“Bye Bye Birdie”is a 1960 musical that circulates around a famous musical sensation, Conrad Birdie, who is drafted into the Army. His management arranges for him to sing his “One Last Kiss” and deliver a kiss to a lucky girl from his fan club before departing. The events leading up to his “one last kiss” sets about a headache of events for his manager, for a family in Sweet Apple, Ohio and mourning in the hearts of teenage girls everywhere.
The nicer weather of spring and summer brings along an increased risk for childhood lead poisoning. The most common source of lead poisoning is lead paint and/or lead dust. Childhood lead poisoning remains a concern for families living in older homes. Lead dust is created when lead paint becomes damaged, starts to chip or peel, or during home repairs. You cannot see lead dust.
Many parents are unaware that their children may have been in contact with lead paint or lead dust. Young children are especially at risk because they put their hands and nonfood items into their mouth.