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 […]

There’s Snow Place Like Syracuse!

We’re recognized positively and negatively for it.  Some of us embrace it, and some of us can’t put enough miles between it and a sandy beach.  Some say lake-effect is more about weight than volume, and others wouldn’t celebrate Halloween any other way than with a little bit of the white stuff. But one thing […]

February Fun to the Finish!

With the February break just about over – what else can you squeeze in before heading back to school?  If you haven’t gone for a skate yet in Clinton Square , then it’s high time.  Bundle up, break out the skates or rent them – there’s nothing like outdoor skating on a clear winter night […]

The Sounds of the Season

It’s beginning to sound a lot like – oh you know how the song really goes, but when’s the last time you really listened for the sounds of the season?  Of course we’re bombarded at the malls and department stores with holiday muzak. And if your radio is tuned just so, you will get 24/7 […]