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Catholic Charities Announces Meal Sites for Older Adults

Catholic Charities of Onondaga County announces that adults ages 60 and over are invited to join the agency’s meal sites for a hot lunch in a congenial setting. The agency operates numerous lunch meal sites, Monday through Friday, throughout Onondaga County. Residents can call (315) 424-1800 for times and locations. A modest donation is requested, but no one is turned ... Read More »

Q&A with Band JustUs

JustUs, a local Syracuse band, performed June 16 at the Juneteenth Ancestral Recognition Celebration held in the City Hall Atrium. The Stand’s Community Correspondent Brenda Muhammad sat down with group members to learn more about them and their future plans. Read More »

Corcoran Seniors Move on to Next Journey

The 46th commencement ceremony for students of the Thomas J. Corcoran High School filled the Civic Center June 23. A new journey is about to begin for Syracuse’s young adults, a chance to take what they have learned and share it with our city. Read More »

Q&As From Juneteenth

The Dunbar court is chosen based on essays written by the students at the center, their attitude in class and how they treat others. The winners are then announced at the Gala in May. This year’s Mr. Dunbar, Jyair Crouch, and his mother, Tarea Crouch, along with other 2011 Juneteenth attendees, vendors and volunteers answered The Stand’s Q&As. Read More »

What a Beautiful Sunny Day to Celebrate Freedom

Cheryl Dixon-Hills shares her perspective of Juneteenth The sunshine, warm breeze and spirit of the day gave an awesome start to the annual celebration of Juneteenth. Juneteenth is held annually in Clinton Square and Jubilee Park to recognize the emancipation of slaves in Louisiana and Texas, who were the last American slaves freed. Read More »

The Emancipation Continues as African American’s Celebrate Juneteenth

A parade, music, food & healthcare highlight the 2011 Juneteenth Celebration “In order to move forward into the present, we have to know our past,” said organizer Barbara Mattison. The 2011 Juneteenth celebration almost did not happen because of financial difficulties, but the community and sponsors pulled together to make this year’s Juneteenth a reality. Read More »

Juneteenth a Family Affair

Coverage of this year’s Juneteenth Festival in Clinton Square held Saturday, June 18, was conducted by a team of The Stand’s Community Correspondents. Reporters included: Ruthnie Angrand, Miguel Balbuena, Katherine Hills, Jeremiah Howell and Brenda Muhammad Read More »

Winston Gaskin Community Walk for Wellness Kicks Off Juneteenth Event

With an early summer heat already enveloping Thornden Park, exuberant participants in the annual Winston Gaskin Community Walk for Wellness prepared to begin the honorary walk through one of Syracuse’s most picturesque parks. Read More »

Kitty Rice Awarded for Her Outstanding Civic Leadership

City Hall Commons Atrium Building was the setting for the Juneteenth Ancestral Recognition Celebration held Thursday, June 16, as the celebratory opening event for the 2011 Juneteenth African American Cultural Festival. Read More »

Common Council to Apply for Grant to Fund Anti-Gang Initiatives

Syracuse would hire coordinator, develop outreach programs to prevent gang violence Syracuse wants to gang up on gang violence. In April, the Common Council voted to apply for a $750,000 grant from the Justice Department to implement a program that develops anti-gang strategies. Read More »