Syracuse Libraries Host the Cardboard Challenge

Syracuse Libraries Host the Cardboard Challenge

A sea of brown cardboard boxes covered the second floor of Beauchamp Branch Library on a recent Saturday, decorated with cascading ribbons and hand-drawn logos. These weren’t ordinary packing containers. Every branch of the Syracuse City Library system hosted the Cardboard Challenge on Oct. 11, inviting children from across the city to showcase their own [...]

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Back on the Ice

Back on the Ice

Meachem Ice Rink opens after repairs just in time for new season After nearly four months of repairs, Meachem Ice Rink is back in business. According to Syracuse’s Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs Department, the repairs at 121 W. Seneca Turnpike had been a long time coming. “We’d known for a while that the rink [...]

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Dunbar Center Seeks Volunteers

Dunbar Center Seeks Volunteers

The Dunbar Center is gearing up to reopen. The center held a community meeting Tuesday, Oct. 21, to hear input from residents about what programs and events it could offer in the future. For now, the center is offering a few programs for seniors, a small after school program and weekly Zumba classes, which began [...]

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Temporary Market

Temporary Market

South Side residents find fresh produce under a tent at Store for a Day A chill hung in the air as a light rain fell on the South Side one recent Saturday morning. With his back to a white tent and several crates of fruit, Howie Hawkins fretted that the damp weather would scare off [...]

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Oprah Visits

Oprah Visits

Writes 100K check to Mary Nelson Center Monday, Sept. 29, after attending the dedication ceremony at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Oprah Winfrey traveled to Syracuse’s South Side to visit the Mary Nelson Youth Center. She was invited by Nelson, who hoped Oprah would support her plan to add a basketball court to [...]

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Store for a Day Offers Fresh Produce in Food Co-Op’s Absence

Store for a Day Offers Fresh Produce in Food Co-Op’s Absence

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 [...]

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Recent I-81 Meeting Focused on Impact on Housing

Recent I-81 Meeting Focused on Impact on Housing

Redesign discussion centered on three South Side locations The redesign of Interstate 81 as an opportunity for Syracuse neighbors was a recurring topic at a public forum put together by the Moving People Transportation Coalition on Aug. 19. “This opportunity could be a transformative time for our city,” said Bob Haley, co-director of the Urban [...]

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