Author Archives: Ashley Kang

Uniting Around Jazz

Local trombonist creates Unity Street Band If you close your eyes on any lazy Sunday afternoon while taking in the live performances of local and guest jazz musicians at Funk ‘N Waffles downtown, it’s not difficult to imagine yourself in New Orleans — even if only until a door opens and the bitter cold wind whips through your daydream of ... Read More »

Food for Families

New food pantry offers healthy options every Thursday When the P.E.A.C.E. Inc, South Side Family Resource Center opened its new food pantry a month ago, emphasizing nutritious food, the longtime South Side institution drew one of its biggest crowds ever. Located on Dr. Martin Luther King West, the resource center has been a safe haven for many local residents by providing ... Read More »

Neighborly Love

College students ensure others are fed as they recover leftover food from campus, restaurants Read More »

By Design

Michael Jones creates art in the form of fashion Q: What is the name of your fashion line?   A: Michael L. Jones Q: When did you begin fashion design and why? A: More than 30 years ago. I always had an interest in the art world. Theater, cartooning, architecture, painting and all facets of fashion and design. After I ... Read More »

South Side Revamp

Student designers create a new logo, website template and more South Side residents partnered with a Syracuse University design workshop last month to complete a rebrand of the neighborhood in 48 hours. The logo and rebrand unveiling served as the culmination of Pixels & Print, an annual design workshop coordinated by the graphic design department of the S.I. Newhouse School ... Read More »

Q&A with Father Ed Perry

Nominated by David L. Chaplin II Q: What did it feel like when you became a father? A: It was a mix of emotions. Happy, excited, enthused, nervous, scared, unsure, doubtful. We knew it was going to be a boy. With the first, we wanted to know. I was there for the birth, and I was strong. It was amazing ... Read More »

Current Issue

In our March print issue meet Syracuse University Muslim student Shewa Shwani who runs the Food Recovery Network, which delivers leftover food from university dining halls, restaurants and cafes to charities that distribute it directly to the hungry. Our cover features father Ed Perry, owner of E-clipz Barbershop, and a teacher with Syracuse City School District who teaches students how ... Read More »

Youth Advisory Council Forming

City seeks local teens who want firsthand government experience The city of Syracuse has its sights set on the future, as it is about to select members of its first Youth Advisory Council to aid the Syracuse Common Council. A council of this type has not been tried before in Syracuse. The group of young people is meant to establish ... Read More »

Price Rite South Avenue Location Preparing to Open

Chain has nearly 100 jobs to fill The Price Rite Supermarkets announced Feb. 21 that it is accepting job applications for its 35,000-square-foot South Avenue location. The supermarket chain, known for its everyday low prices, is scheduled to open in April and is looking to hire nearly 100 employees for positions including cashiers, stocking clerks, produce, deli and meat department ... Read More »