Tag Archives: Syracuse

Halloween Events

Halloween is all about fun and fantasy, and you’ll find all of that in these special events WHAT: Zoo BooWHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27WHERE: Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Burnet Park One Conservation PlaceDETAILS: Enjoy Halloween fun in the daytime sun at a Halloween party at the zoo. Come in costume and Read More Read More »

Planting Roots

How farms across the U.S. are helping refugees connect with their new soil Read More »

Syracuse i-Team Seeks Feedback

Ideation Session focuses on housing stability The city of Syracuse’s Innovation Team’s second Ideation Session brought residents together Monday, July 16, at the Southwest Community Center to share personal stories on the housing challenges they face. The session focused on three different aspects of housing stability: housing quality, housing costs and housing information. “We understand that we’re not going to Read More Read More »

How to Spot a Code Violation

City to offer first guided tour to educate on home safety In order to better inform the public, the City of Syracuse’s Division of Code Enforcement is offering a Healthy Housing 101 training by showing just what a code violation looks like. To do this, two code inspectors will offer guided tours through a Greater Syracuse Land Bank property in Read More Read More »

Former Parolees Lead Re-entry Efforts

Charles Rivers and Karen Loftin oversee $95,000 grant to reunite families By lunch time one day last year, Charles Rivers had gone from being a supervised parolee to a welcomed professional in the same office building where hours before one individual held the power to revoke his freedom. “As a parolee, you look at parole as an adversary,” Rivers said. Read More Read More »

Creating HOPE

Nonprofit fights poverty on three fronts: policy, perception and people Greater Syracuse H.O.P.E. is an anti-poverty initiative standing for Healing Opportunity Prosperity Empowerment. Syracuse is one of 16 cities chosen to participate in the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative or ESPRI. H.O.P.E. originally was created to model the Rochester Anti-Poverty Task Force to bring the community together to fight poverty. Read More Read More »

A Place For Art

Beauchamp library hosts local art exhibitions to inspire creative minds Ever since philanthropist Andrew Carnegie built more than 2,500 of them a century ago, libraries — especially public libraries — have served as vital community centers, where children can go for help with schoolwork and adults can seek information to find jobs. Beauchamp Branch Library, a South Side stalwart at Read More Read More »

A Wild Education

Local mother starts outdoor preschool to foster creativity Asoft rain fell over Manlius one October morning. Under the cover of cedar trees, Casey Johnson sat around the Sacred Circle shielded from the precipitation and wind. Preschool students sat on flat rocks on the forest floor, tearing through their afternoon snacks in what other schools might call “circle time.” At Creatures Read More Read More »