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 […]

‘Cuse Goes Green for Earth Day!

With the world around us turning greener every day, what a wonderful time to celebrate Earth Day 2013.  The official celebration of Earth Day is April 22, 2013, but here in Syracuse where we tend to be a little more desperate for all things green, getting a head start on clearing the detritus of winter […]


George Weiss, the founder of Say Yes to Education was a sophomore in college when his University of Pennsylvania fraternity held a Christmas party for some inner-city 12 year olds.  Struck by their struggles and determination, Weiss went on to organize a program built to “combine an early incentive of college education with high quality […]

Syracuse University Neighborhood

The Syracuse University neighborhood is similar to Lemongrass Restaurant’s famous banana creme brulee. This fine dessert has many flavors, rolled into one delectable dish: creme brulee, sponge cake, mousse, and banana fritters. The “Hill,” as the neighborhood surrounding SU is dubbed, consists of residential streets filled with owner-occupied owners, some student neighbors on others, multiple parks (Barry, Sherman and Thornden), and distinctive architecture.

Fayetteville, Best of the Old and New

Fayetteville home buyers can certainly enjoy the best of the old and new. The town of Fayetteville offers unique glimpses into the past-for example, the famous Eric Canal (currently used as hiking and jogging trails) and Fayetteville’s fine historic district and homes. There are also contemporary conveniences such as trendy shops and eateries as well […]