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Branding Business

Leather store provides tools to craft own pieces Tandy Leather Factory, a branch of a national chain and a South Side fixture for 26 years, is the only branch in the entire state. “There used to be one in Rochester, Albany, Binghamton and New York City, but they kept the Syracuse one,” said Donald Sell, 29, Tandy Leather’s new manager. ... Read More »

Police Chief Pens Forward to Book on Local Police History

The newest book from the “Images of America” series highlights the history of Syracuse’s Police Department and will be widely available starting Monday, Dec. 12. “Syracuse Police” is written by local authors and members of the Syracuse Police Department, Daniel F. Walsh, Thomas L. Derby and Russell W. Gates. The forward is written by the city’s current Police Chief Frank ... Read More »

Praising in Song

Local legends share their secrets to staying on top of the music scene Over the years, Syracuse has enjoyed its share of traditional quartet-style gospel singing groups, including the Davis Sisters, Five to Life, The Flying Eagles and Foundation. But none has endured the test of time like The Bells of Harmony or the Pilgrim Gospel Singers. Read More »

South Side Achiever

Pedal to Possibilities offers bikes, bonding and beverages for the homeless It’s barely dawn on a Monday morning, and Andrew Lunetta is already up and working. The senior peace and global studies major at Le Moyne College is busy fine-tuning a bicycle for one of his riders. It’s all part of a routine he follows every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Read More »

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 »

Past Issues

Click on each cover to download a full pdf issue of The Stand.   Read More »

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 »

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 »