In our November issue, our cover story is on the recent Cardboard Challenge held at Beauchamp Branch Library where youth got to use their imaginations to turn the library into a cardboard arcade. Another feature article looks at the South Side’s unique Harlow Park founded by Carmen Harlow as an athletic space to honor athletes [...]
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. The participants’ photos will continue to be on display through mid-October in the Link Gallery at Syracuse University’s Cantor Warehouse in downtown. The gallery is [...]
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 [...]
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 how the Rescue Mission’s Thrifty Shopper stores will receive makeovers. Plus the issue is jam-packed with upcoming events and community meetings, including a spread on celebrations planned for Black History Month.
Find copies of our free community paper distributed throughout the South Side, or feel free to contact The Stand’s Director Ashley Kang at ashley@mysouthsidestand to request a stack or suggest a story idea.
McKinley Park Supporters invite the community to join them to make decorations for the McKinley Park annual wildlife tree.
The group will use natural items such as peanut butter and birdseed rolled onto pine cones along with other treats for woodland creatures to decorate a tree for resident squirrels and other critters to enjoy during the winter months. The tree will also serve to spread seasonal cheer.
Thanksgiving Week assistance needed for 3,670 meals
Meals on Wheels of Syracuse needs more volunteers during the holidays and winter season. Thanksgiving week staffing is falling short compared to previous years and many regular volunteers are headed south for the winter.
“We’re normally fully staffed with volunteers for Thanksgiving week by now,” said Mason Kaufman, executive director of Meals on Wheels of Syracuse,” but we still have openings. We’re going to need help preparing and delivering 3,670 meals over just four days Thanksgiving week!”