Save the Rain planting program prevents pollution The South Side has gotten a little greener as a local environmental organization has planted about 700 trees throughout the neighborhood. Over the past two months, The Onondaga Earth Corps planted the trees to absorb and prevent storm water from carrying pollution into local bodies of water, said [...]
The South Side welcomes the Christmas season with a celebration This time of year, the PEACE Southside Family Resource Center Inc., is not just about programs. It’s about presents. The small, two-story building, which is located at 136 Dr. Martin Luther King West, houses two programs: an after-school care program, and Project Connection, a respite [...]
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 [...]
Event’s sole honoree Syracuse Police Chief Police Chief Frank Fowler was clearly infuriated. As one news account reported, Fowler’s voice was quivering in anger as he spoke during a press conference about the senseless, unprovoked beating death of a 70-year-old man outside a local convenience store. At his personal and emotional urging as well as [...]
Southside Charter Academy attracts children for a competitive game of chess The 2013 Onondaga City Scholastic Chess Championship brought together parents and children from schools throughout Syracuse and as far away as Buffalo on a recent rainy Sunday.
Seth Dollar hopes to transfer to SU to pursue his music career Nearly four years ago, aspiring hip-hop artist Seth Dollar talked about his career goals, hip-hop, and thoughts about high school, in an interview with The Stand. He was 16 then, a student at William Nottingham High School. “That kid doesn’t exist anymore,” Dollar [...]
Green Party gains support, pushes alternative third-party platform Even if they failed to capture decisive political ground in the November elections, local Green Party politicians are pledging to push for issues such as job creation that they say will help the South Side. “During the upcoming year, one way or another, we’re going to make [...]
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.
Christopher O. Graham graduates
Air Force Airman Christopher O. Graham graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Annual event spreads holiday cheer
The South Side Christmas Tree Lighting committee will hold its annual tree lighting from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at Beauchamp Branch Library.
Last year more than 150 neighbors poured into the upstairs auditorium and hallway in celebration of the tree lighting and community service awards. This year the ceremony will be led by Shante Harris El of the Southside Community Coalition.
Holiday Angel Emergency Appeal
ACR’s long-standing Holiday Angel Program spreads comfort and joy to individuals and families who otherwise would do without at holiday time. The program pairs members of the community (Angels) with a designated ACR client and their family. The “Angels” are supplied with a client’s first name, and a list of “needs” rather than the typical Christmas “wish” list. Because of a growth in our agency, ACR Health has been overwhelmed with requests for assistance.