Chili, chili, chili!

What more can we say?  With temperatures across the nation hitting all time lows, how else to beat back the chill than a chili cook-off?  With the Syracuse Winterfest, Feb.13 to Feb. 23, 2014 just around the corner, it’s time to show ol’ man winter that we’re made of stronger stuff around these parts.  Not […]

Thanksgiving – Syracuse Style

Hard to believe that Thanksgiving is upon us – but busy supermarket parking lots and frantic pie making remind us it is so. Whether serving dozens at home, or traveling dozens of miles, the pre-dinner bustle, the satiated completion of a shared meal, and the long weekend with family is what I’m thankful for. If […]

Syracuse Neighborhoods – Where Do You Live?

The city of Syracuse and surrounding area is known for its rich Haudenosaunee culture and the Onondagas, the Keepers of the Central Fire of the Haudenosaunee (“Iroquois Confederacy”).  And like any resource rich area, Syracuse became a thriving city drawing many cultures to mine the salt, dig the canal, build universities and start communities. With […]

Syracuse Bravest vs Finest Basketball Game 10/17/13

Every great city is made up of people that think beyond themselves, go beyond expectations and act on the belief that leaving the world better than they found it is the right thing to do.  Our city of Syracuse is filled with folks like this – and next week some of those bravest and finest […]

Westcott St. Cultural Fair Sunday 9/15 12-6:30 PM

September in Syracuse of course means the return of thousands of college students, resumption of local high school football games, the sudden appearance of colorful mums, and of course the Westcott St. Cultural Fair!   There’s no better place to be on Sunday, Sept. 15th from 12-6:30 if you are looking for great local music and […]