Reader Photos from Parade Day!
Thank you to everyone who made the Syracuse St. Patrick's Parade a success - from marchers to spectators, organizers and volunteers - the Syracuse New Times had a great time with our "Lawn-ch Chair Brigade" announcing the re-design of our newspaper, launching on April 2nd!
Top 5 most read stories for the week of March 10 – March 16
Each Sunday we present the Top 5 Most Read Stories of the Week for the Syracuse New Times digital edition. This week our online readers clicked everything from a Salesman to the Donald Trump and some UFO’s in between! Starting with Number 5, click on the title or the photo to read the full story! You can find a fresh print edition free on stands every Wednesday and new content (almost) daily here online. And don't forget, on April 2nd, the New Times is getting a brand new look!
What is the WISE Women’s Business Center?
The WISE Women's Business Center (WBC) is a resource for women entrepreneurs at all stages of business development. If you have a business idea or a dream, if you are starting a business, or have an established business which you're growing, we can help. (Source: WISE Website)
It happened sometime between October 1953 and May 1954 in Mattydale, NY.
Most local people I've spoken to have never heard of New York State’s "Roswell", the Mattydale UFO Crash of the early 1950's.
Catch a humorous behind the scenes look at Redhouse’s ‘Macbeth’
Welcome to the weekly web video series: “Redhouse TV: All the Drama of Making Art, All the Heart of Changing People’s Lives.” (Every Thursday)
‘Need for Speed’ barrels toward redemption; ‘The Single Moms Club’ aims for collaboration
In trailer world, the antics in "Need for Speed" include the moment when a fast car driven to the edge of a cliff is snagged by a helicopter.
Prince’s breakfast-time specialty is actually the omelet. Also, Arsenio Hall is on television again. Throwback
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Test your knowlege of St. Patrick’s Day with this quiz!
St. Patrick's Day is upon us - and we've put together a little trivia quiz to test your knowledge about the holiday. Try it out by pressing "Start Quiz" below.
“32 Parades for 32 Counties”
The 32nd annual Syracuse St. Patrick's Parade kicks off on Saturday March 15th at 12 noon. The 2014 theme is "32 Parades for 32 Counties" and celebrates the 32nd anniversary of the annual march down "Nancy Duffy Lane" and salutes the 32 Counties of Ireland. This year's Grand Marshal is Kathleen Kelly, the local coordinator of Project Children, a non profit organization that brings children from the most desperate sections of Northern Ireland to Central New York for four weeks each summer.
Familial connections yoked the musical memories during the SAMMYS Hall of Fame ceremony
Everyone felt like part of one big family during the March 6 Hall of Fame festivities, which were part of last week’s Syracuse Area Music Awards (SAMMY). Even those not related by bloodline seemed connected to the various inductees and speakers throughout the night. And those that did share last names were the most emotional of all.
The awards bash for local musicians rocked, rolled and remembered
The red carpet was set up Friday, March 7, inside the Palace Theatre’s lobby, unfurled and available to anybody--musicians and music lovers alike--who wanted to step up next to the big, shiny replica of the SAMMY's trophy, its backdrop emblazoned with 11 event sponsor logos behind them, so photographer Jack O. Boccino could capture the moment.
Lost treasures from 20th Century Fox will be highlighted during Cinefest 34′s celluloid celebration
It’s always a challenge for modern-day film programmers to unearth hidden gems from Hollywood’s early years, and it doesn’t help when real-life disasters from nearly 80 years ago literally wiped out part of that history. That’s what happened in 1937 when a vault fire at 20th Century Fox destroyed the nitrate negatives of far too many pre-1935 studio features.
Alleged Hollywood producer ankles LA for a Collamer Crossings film hub
If you missed the thrice-weekly’s front-page photo showing Gov. Warbucks seated next to Joanie Mahoney at her State of the County address, it’s worth a look. The camera captures him practically leering at our flaxen-haired county exec, who in turn looks so enraptured by her expertly coiffed consort that you half expect the caption to read, “Every kiss begins with Kay.” (Check it out HERE)
Central New York Playhouse delivers the dramatic goods with Arthur Miller’s evergreen Death of a Salesman
In its short history, Central New York Playhouse, the little company in Shoppingtown Mall, has undertaken two mid-20th-century masterworks of American drama, Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire a year ago and now Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. Guided by the surprisingly steady hand of first-time director Kasey McHale, this Salesman, running through March 22, is well thought out, runs smoothly at a crisp pace, and includes several bracing scenes with an assortment of well-cast supporting players.
The company opened its doors November 2012.
Lights hanging from the ceiling. Two transformable stages that linger with the freshness of performing talent. Props and costumes strewn about on tables and floors. This is the Central New York Playhouse the night after a show. The spirit of the theater remains even after the show is done. And just to add an unusual touch, this all took place in a mall.
Does The Donald really represent the local GOP?
Money goes to money, they say, and county Republicans wanted to see if it’s true. On March 11, the Onondaga County Republican Party hosted a fundraiser headlined by the tycoon Donald Trump. It cost $100 per person to attend. Pony up an additional $500, and you could have your photo taken with “The Donald.”
Boeheim: “We turned it around last year with one game”
The Syracuse University men’s basketball team can only hope that history will continue its curious habit of repeating itself.
Hope Springs Eternal
It’s both the best of times and worst of times. It’s a tale of changing conditions. The good news is that there are fewer crowds, short or no lift lines, lower prices and some epic days left in the season. The bad news is that rain, fog, and just plain miserable conditions can cause sadness, depression and heartache.
The prize is for artists who speak for the less fortunate and serve as forces for social change, as Guthrie and Seeger did.
A few months ago, renowned banjo master and Syracuse native Tony Trischka received a call from Nora Guthrie, asking him to perform at a Feb. 22 event at New York City’s Symphony Space. Trischka’s good friend and mentor Pete Seeger would be honored with the first-ever Woody Guthrie Prize.
Curses, Foiled Again British police identified Afrasayab Khan, 18, as the suspect in an assault on a Staffordshire University student after he stole her phone and changed her profile picture on a phone app to his. Friends noticed and notified the victim, who gave police the photo. Officers investigating an unrelated matter in Hanley spotted Khan and recognized him from the photo. He pleaded guilty. (Stoke on Trent’s The Sentinel)
Local radio’s The Irish Power Hour has a global following of Gaelic-loving fans
The radio show starts with the crack of a beer and ends after plenty of laughter. The unlikely team of Sean Johnston and Cabrina Gilbert has become known worldwide thanks to The Irish Power Hour, a raucous 60-minute blast of humor and Celtic rock airing Sundays at 9 p.m. on WTKW-FM 99.5 (TK99). The program celebrates five years of weekly shenanigans this month.
For the week of 03-12-2014
ARIES (March 21-April 19) "There was another life that I might have had, but I am having this one." So says a character in Kazuo Ishiguro's novel The Unconsoled. At this juncture in your life story, Aries, it might be healing for you to make a similar declaration. Now is an excellent moment to say a final goodbye to plot twists that you wished would have happened but never did. To do so will free up stuck energy that will then become available for future projects. You may even awaken to exciting possibilities you haven't imagined yet.
New Times photographer Michael Davis captures the 2014 SAMMY Awards.
Since the inception of the SAMMY Awards (Syracuse Area Music Awards) in 1994 - musicians, fans, family and friends gather annually to celebrate the Syracuse music scene. Syracuse New Times photographer Michael Davis was on hand to capture the sights from the 2014 SAMMY Awards at the Palace Theater.
There’s a place to go on the West Side for a pour-over coffee or cappuccino
You might have stopped in European Specialties, a specialty import store in Westvale Plaza to pick up some kielbasa, liverwurst or crusty rye bread. Kava European Bistro, an extension of the shop, opened in plaza in the fall. It's official "grand opening" was Saturday, March 8.
Ascioti’s and Francesca’s – an italian feast on one spot!
The building at 207 Oswego St., Liverpool, was once a Ponderosa Steakhouse and more recently home to Juanita's Mexican Kitchen.
A dog and his boy bring the past into a modern family tale
A dog and his boy.
Top 5 most read stories for the week of March 3rd – March 9th
Each Sunday we present the Top 5 Most Read Stories of the Week for the Syracuse New Times digital edition. This week our online readers clicked everything from Cauliflower to the SAMMY Awards and some UFO's in between! Starting with Number 5, click on the title or the photo to read the full story! You can find a fresh print edition free on stands every Wednesday and new content (almost) daily here online.
In February 2014, I came across two NY Triangle UFO sightings, I thought they might interest you.
The Kid It was about 6:30 in the evening on February 22rd, 2014. In Walton, NY, Tommy, a young grade school student, was outside enjoying a precious few minutes on his swing before supper.
New Times photographer Michael Davis captures the 2014 SAMMY Awards.