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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 »

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 »

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 »

Housing Visions Opens Satellite Office on Syracuse’s North Side

New location to serve as main rental office for South Side residents Housing Visions is pleased to announce the opening of its sixth satellite office on Dec. 27, 2011. This office serves as the main rental office for its North Side and South Side residents in the city of Syracuse, as well as the residents of Auburn, and represents another ... Read More »

Strolling the South Side

Beauchamp Library houses little-known nook for African-American works Ajiyah Coleman doesn’t know what a Sankofa bird is or that her local library has a room named after it. All she knows is that she likes to read about African-American history and “all that kind of stuff.” The 9-year-old Ajiyah, who lives across the street from the South Side’s Beauchamp Branch ... Read More »

First Graders of McKinley–Brighton Magnet School Spread Holiday Cheer

The first-grade class of McKinley–Brighton Magnet School performed two rocking Christmas performances Thursday and Friday, Dec. 15 and 16, recently. The performance was a first time experience for them, and it was wonderful to see the parents and family members in attendance clapping and cheering with great support of the children on stage. Read More »

After-School Home

Center gives South Side children a place for reading, computer work The Southside Family Resource Center — a community center based in the P.E.A.C.E, Inc. building on West Castle Street — is more than a place for children to go after school. It has become a safe haven for children across the South Side to play with friends, do their ... Read More »

Full Speed Ahead

Dedication fuels Corcoran High School girls cross-country team to achieve A chilly wind whipped the grounds outside Corcoran High School recently as the girls cross-country team members ran speed workouts. Their season, coming to an end, had been an exciting one, said their coach, Joseph Serrao. Serrao, 42, has served as the team’s coach for 17 years. This year his ... Read More »

14th Annual South Side Tree Lighting Ceremony

The light drizzle was secondary to sipping hot chocolate and eating sugar cookies as South Side residents collected outside of Beauchamp Branch Library for the 14th annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony held on the evening of Monday, Dec. 5. Read More »