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, [...]
Two groups met in the cathedral of a local church Thursday evening in the hopes that both could gain a better understanding of the relationship between them. “The Police and You” is a planned ongoing forum to join the Syracuse Police Department and South Side community in conversation and to be held monthly at various [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 and youth.
Also featured is coverage of the recently re-opened Meachem Ice Rink, news on how Corcoran has been removed from the priority schools list thanks to its rise in graduation rates and a newly opened salon specializing in African-American hair extensions.
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.
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 a white tent, resilient to the damp weather. This is Store for a Day, an effort to provide fresh local produce to the neighborhood while the cooperative remains closed.
“We’re letting the community know that we’re still working on opening again,” said Howie Hawkins, co-op board member and South Side resident.