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Upcoming Black History Month Events

In honor of Black History Month, Onondaga Historical Association will present a 45-minute play, “Salt City Abolitionists,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, in the auditorium at OHA. Audience members can participate with actors playing two of the Salt City’s most famous abolitionists, the Rev. Samuel May (Scott Peal) and Caroline Loguen (Toni Jones) as they organize a meeting in ... Read More »

Black History Month Calendar

BLACK HISTORY ART SHOW 1409 N. Salina St. Artwork by students in Adam Felleman’s class will be featured during all of February at the following South Side cultural shop in celebration of Black History Month: Rivers Of Shashamani Read More »

The Art of History

Students at two South Side schools channel their artistic talents for Black History Month Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and first lady Michelle Obama are among the many prominent figures whose images line the walls and desktops in Adam Felleman’s classroom at Clary Magnet Middle School. Read More »

Local Jazz Company Inspires a Night of Dance

If you walked into the doors of the Sitrus at the Sheraton Hotel on Friday, Feb. 3, it would be difficult not to notice Mike and Sharon Colabufo, a couple in their 60s, dancing to the live performance of the CNY Jazz Trio featuring Lorenzo. The audience was intent as their eyes bounced between the couple and the jazz musicians. ... Read More »

Startup Success

Business Incubator helps aspiring entrepreneurs put ideas to action Bennie McDonald says he runs his company the way he was trained to act in the military — with structure and discipline. “The difference between myself and Bill Gates is that he makes more money than me, but I have to have the same structure set up,” said McDonald, president of ... Read More »

Brianna Vassar's Scholarship Winning Essay

The complete, unedited version of the essay that won Fowler High School senior, Brianna Vassar, a $500 Charles Dozier III Memorial Scholarship: My name is Brianna K. Vassar, I am seventeen years old and I am a senior at Fowler High School. I’ve obtained an 83 grade point average throughout my high school career. I am determined, outgoing, dedicated, respectful and hardworking. ... Read More »

South Side Achiever

Inspired by Olivia on ‘Law & Order,’ Fowler senior plans to become a detective Brianna Vassar sat in the front row during the 14th annual South Side Christmas Tree Lighting held Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, in anticipation. The Fowler High School senior waited for her name to be called, and then she graced the stage at the Beauchamp Branch Library as ... Read More »

Deeply Rooted

Gospel background helps band establish style, gain loyal following For five years now, the Brownskin Band has pounded the local circuit while establishing itself as a household name. The band’s music is a blend of funky soul with a twist, according to Nate Brown (drummer) and Joe Cummings (keyboardist). Members perform at bars, clubs, festivals and private functions such as ... Read More »

Students Learn About Women and Minorities in Science

On an average Saturday Morning one may expect to see kids waking up to early morning cartoons. But on Saturday Jan. 21, some 30 students and their parents sat listening attentively to business executive Monica D. Johns speak at the Junior Cafe Scientifique lecture series at the MOST museum. The lecture series is sponsored by the Technology Alliance of Central ... Read More »

Epilepsy Explained

The regional Epilepsy Foundation works to raise awareness and understanding Any time, any place and for any length of time — there is nothing predictable about when a seizure can strike. For South Side resident Tajuana Jones, 36, who has epilepsy, the sudden and unpredictable nature of the condition she has lived with since she was 2 years old does ... Read More »