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 [...]
Benediction Cafe, fully accredited culinary training program to replace deteriorating church
The historic 104-year-old church at 711 E. Fayette St., the former home to People’s African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, will be renovated and turned into a cafe and culinary school. The project organizers said they hope this is a good way to serve the community and the economy, while also saving the deteriorating building from destruction.
The Rev. Daren Jaime, the pastor of A.M.E. Zion Church, said that the congregation agreed to sell the building and move to a new location at 2306 S. Salina St., but that many people and groups did not want to see the building go.
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 us know.
Our reporters also spoke with HOPE for Bereaved, a center offering support to individuals and families suffering through the loss of a loved one; explain the newly developed Land Bank, and highlight some of the winners of the Afro-Academic Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics.
The Corcoran High School Class of 2014 received their diplomas Sunday, June 29, at the John H. Mulroy Civic Center.
Mosquito season has arrived, so make sure you are on guard this summer. Diseases like West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis are spread by infected mosquitoes. These diseases can cause serious illness and even death (in rare cases). It is worth taking the time to apply insect repellent.
Drug users have been and are littering our city with used needles, which have been found along sidewalks, in churchyards and playgrounds, in yards, in piles of raked leaves and under porches of homes where children live. Syringes have been found to carry viruses causing AIDS and hepatitis C. Discarded needles pose a significant health hazard to anyone picking them up, because these viruses can still be active for up to six weeks on a used needle.