Yearly Archives: 2011

Parker the Pioneer

Ann Parker began her career in radio at a time when there were no spots on the air for women Ann Parker perches on the edge of the red couch in her living room, leaning close — inches from her visitor’s face. Her eyes narrow. She leans in, closer still. It seems their noses might touch. Her eyes water. Is Read More Read More »

School: Real Deal

Article by High School columnist Olivia Harrison   “Where I’m from people don’t go to school. You’re either selling drugs or playing sports or something, but people don’t go to school.” These are the words of Jeramie White, who grew up on the tough South Side area of Syracuse and had every circumstance lined up against him. Yet he prevailed Read More Read More »

South Side Communication Center Opens, Hopes to be a Technology Hub for Residents

After four years of hard work and the collaboration of multiple organizations including the South Side Initiative, the South Side Communication Center opened its doors Wednesday, Jan. 26, afternoon. Four years ago, 2331 South Salina St. was a vacant residential building. Today, it is a crisp, remodeled structure with wood floors and windows that let in plenty of natural light. Read More Read More »

School Board Motions to Close Two Syracuse City Schools

Including One on Syracuse’s South Side In an emotional meeting where tempers rose and tears fell, the school board passed a motion on Jan. 21 to close two SCSD schools – including one on the South Side, in a move that Superintendent Daniel Lowengard says will best save the district $3 million dollars and allow swing space for two other Read More Read More »

At Rest at Garland

Charles Garland found his calling as the manager of the family-run funeral home Charles Garland always wanted to be a doctor. He dreamt of the days he could perform surgeries and save lives. But when Garland was a child, his future profession was already planned out for him. Instead of going to summer camp like the average child his age, Read More Read More »

Grand Opening

Celebrate the Grand Opening of the South Side Communication Center and new home of The Stand When: 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 Where: 2331 S. Salina St., Syracuse Cost: Free and open to the public More Details: Come and receive information about the South Side Communication Center and a guided tour. Refreshments will be served. This event Read More Read More »

Seniors love 'NAP'

Program provides seniors with a chance to socialize, exercise and enjoy local activities Mary Jackson is dressed to the nines every time she steps out of her home. When she is with friends at the Dunbar Center three mornings a week, she always bedazzles in a comely outfit. Jaws drop when her age is revealed – 97. Not only does Read More Read More »