Yearly Archives: 2011

A Job-Minded Focus

Syracuse native Khalid Bey ready to make a difference in 4th District Khalid Bey, the Democratic candidate who narrowly prevailed in a race for the Common Council’s 4th District seat, said he knew all along it would be a very close contest. Bey defeated Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins, 1,154 votes to 1,072. “A win is a win, but I Read More Read More »

Past Issues

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Housing Visions Inducted into the Institute of Real Estate Management

Housing Visions was officially inducted into the prestigious Institute of Real Estate Management as an Accredited Management Organization (AMO) on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011. The event, held at Syracuse’s Dinosaur Barbecue, included recently accredited Certified Property Manager Rebecca Newman, Housing Visions Vice President, pledging to uphold the ethics and commitments of IREM.  Read More »

Taye Diggs Reads His New Book to SCSD Youth

‘Chocolate Me’ inspired by incident in Diggs’ Youth Approximately 40 Syracuse City School District elementary students sat together to listen to Taye Diggs read them his new book, “Chocolate Me,” while Shane Evans, the book’s illustrator, accompanied him on the guitar Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Greater Evangelical Church, located at 4325 S. Salina St. Read More »

Job Construction

Local nonprofit builds job opportunities by deconstructing old homes The people who run Concerned Citizens Action Program like to say they keep an open door policy, meaning anyone looking for job training or better communication skills can walk in and apply for one of its programs. The 22-year-old nonprofit, located at 2309 S. Salina St., provides training programs in environmentally Read More Read More »

Letter to the Editor

Note to readers: The “South Side Achiever” feature about Linda Green of The Newland Center, as published in the November issue of The Stand, includes an error as well as information that should be clarified. The error has to do with the origin of the R.E.A.D. program; the other information has to do with “therapy pets” used in the program. Read More Read More »

Five Produce Places & Tips for Keeping Fresh Food in Winter

Residents of Syracuse’s South Side have been going green in urban farms with lush tomatoes, ripe radishes, succulent lemon cucumbers and enough fruits and vegetables to fill your salad bowls and bellies. But what happens in the winter, when frost ices over the soil and the biting cold makes it a harsh environment for anything to grow? Read More »

Remembering Families in Need

Recently, Charles Cannon, lead singer of the gospel group The Bells of Harmony, took time to remember the less fortunate. On Saturday, Nov. 12, a fall gospel singing and fundraiser took place at the Living Water Church on Huron Street to collect can goods and other donations for food baskets for anyone in need in lieu of the holidays coming Read More Read More »

Building a Community

Home HeadQuarters helps buyers afford home financing one property at a time A widow in her 80s once wrote to Kerry Quaglia, thanking him for fixing her roof. Now, she told him, she wouldn’t have to lug heavy trash cans upstairs to catch the rainwater leaking through the cracks, and she could sleep peacefully at night, gratefully. Quaglia, executive director Read More Read More »

Thanksgiving Musical

Sonimar Molina, the recipient of the 2011 Outreach/Scholarship Program, was one of many students who performed Sunday, Nov. 13 in “Many Thanks, Many Thanks,” a musical featuring Syracuse students and musicians at the Rockefeller United Methodist Church. The two-hour event presented by the church and The Professional Woman’s League of Syracuse, which also sponsors the scholarship program, featured 13 performances Read More Read More »