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Microsoft Office 2010 free computer classes and many workshops: Professionalism, Self Confidence Building, Interviewing Strategies, Resume writing, Financial Literacy,  Myers Briggs Type Indicator July 20-August 28, 2015
Jay Hart large geographic compositions, June Szabo wood wall and standing sculpture reflecting earth patterns, Vicki Thaler fine jewelry, John Franklin turned vessels made of found Texan woods
10 SQUARED  Summer Art Awards Competition and Exhibition $100 cash award  CALL FOR ARTISTS What is this: Our Studio will hanging dozens of 10×10 canvases throughout the months of July and August.  Upon the end deadline ( August 27th),  a judge will choose one best of show- awarded $100 and 10 honorable mentions awarded $10 […]
Genji Sushi has unveiled an authentic Japanese breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu at the Columbus Circle Whole Foods Market. Each dining set comes complete with Miso Soup and Steamed Rice or a Spring Salad. Breakfast is available from 9 – 11 a.m. and includes seven dishes for $10.99. Lunch is available from 11 a.m. – 4 […]

Buffalo Bills Training Camp Photo Gallery

Buffalo Bills training camp in Rochester, NY

Digital editor David Armelino photographed the Buffalo Bills training camp this past weekend at St. John Fisher college in Rochester, NY. The full story will be out later this week.

Destiny… Onondaga?

At the very spot where Destiny USA stands today, a battle took place between Samuel de Champlain’s French military, coupled with their Indian allies, and an Onondaga village

Christopher Sinatra lives in Syracuse, NY, where he studies early American history at SUNY Oswego. He is working toward earning his MA in December ’15. Read Sinatra’s twice monthly blog,Sleepwalking Through History,on SyracuseNewTimes.com.

The Brooklyn, NY Orange Fireball UFO

Columnist Cheryl Costa shares the account of a party of Brooklyn, NY folks who witnessed an orange fireball UFO

Who knew a bright star seen at 4:30 a.m. would turn out to be an orange fireball UFO?

Startup Business Assistance in Central New York

by SBDC

The New York Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is here to assist your local startup

By: David Bull, Certified Business Advisor

18 Events to Get You Out of the House

The weekend is full of events to attend

Rain. Sun. Rain. Sun. That's the seesaw weather Central New York will be experiencing this weekend. But the rain is not an excuse to keep you inside. There are plenty of things to enjoy inside and even under a tent.

Street Painting 2015 Readers’ Photo Gallery

by Staff

Some of the best photos shot by readers of the Syracuse New Times of the 2015 Street Painting Fesival

The 2015 Street Painting Festival on July 25 illuminated Montgomery Street in downtown Syracuse with an array of colors and creativity. Below are photos submitted by our readers, showcasing their talent.

Heroin, Jail and Family Values

Photographer Ben Cleeton’s gallery, titled Green Eyes: El Viejo, displays the struggle of a convicted criminal to continue supporting his family

Photographer Ben Cleeton’s Green Eyes: El Viejo, on display at the Community Folk Art Center, deals with a time of crisis for a Syracuse family. Cleeton documents a six-month period when Luis Charlesman, also called Green Eyes, was out on bail and awaiting sentencing for felony possession of heroin. The exhibit moves beyond involvement with the courts to discussion of a family context, to Charlesman’s ties with his wife and two stepdaughters.

Passport Impasse Blocks Haudenosaunee Lacrosse Team

Haudenosaunee commitment to Native identity trumps chance to play in international lacrosse tournament

Haudenosaunee have traveled internationally on passports from their sovereign nation since 1977. But for the second time in five years, the United Kingdom has refused to admit a Haudenosaunee lacrosse team, preventing the players from competing in a game their ancestors created.

A Poetic Pitch for Bad Hair Days

Channeling his inner poet, Kramer pleads for support of Jeff Kramer Follicle Night at NBT Stadium

The outlook wasn’t brilliant for Jeff Kramer August Five. He’d be throwing out the first pitch, with few follicles still alive. The Syracuse Chiefs OK’ed this lark, because its GM knew That while the cause was dubious, he was a sufferer, too.

Street Painting Chalks Up Another Winner

The 2015 Street Painting Festival unleashed a barrage of colors on Montgomery Street in Syracuse

Artists of all ages painted the town every color one could imagine at the 25th annual Syracuse New Times and Family Times Street Painting Festival, which took place on July 25 in front of City Hall.

Jazz in the City Takes Sides

The traveling music series Jazz in the City returns to Syracuse in August

A reinvigorated Jazz in the City returns on Thursday, Aug. 6, for its first stop at Syracuse’s South Side. The traveling music series, which features national and local jazz artists, is designed to reach urban residents by placing the free shows in their backyards. The four separate music programs will take place on Thursday nights in different parts of the Salt City.

Greens Out Early for 2nd District Council Seat

Green party candidate Frank Cetera looks to take over the 2nd District seat in the Syracuse Common Council

Green Party activist Ursula Rozum doesn’t remember when she first heard it. Sometime during the two and a half campaigns she managed for Green perennial candidate Howie Hawkins, or her own congressional run in 2012, someone passed on word of the mythical prohibition on politics before Labor Day. But it has no reality for her this year as she serves as campaign manager for Frank Cetera, the Greens’ 2nd District Common Council candidate.

News and Blues

Your weekly dose of weird and funny news

Curses, Foiled Again

Free Will Astrology

Astrology for July 29 – August 4

ARIES (March 21-April 19): "I am very much in love with no one in particular," says actor Ezra Miller. His statement would make sense coming out of your mouth right about now. So would this one: "I am very much in love with almost everyone I encounter." Or this one: "I am very much in love with the wind and moon and hills and rain and rivers." Is this going to be a problem? How will you deal with your overwhelming urge to overflow? Will you break people's hearts and provoke uproars everywhere you go, or will you rouse delight and bestow blessings? As long as you take yourself lightly, I foresee delight and blessings.

Foodie with Flair

Writer Margaret McCormick chats with Tom Kiernan, named Chef of the Year for his kitchen cuisine

For Tom Kiernan, 2015 has been a year of accomplishments, achievements and experiences to savor and remember and build on. And the year is still young.

AmeriCU Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival Photo Gallery

Michael Davis’ photo gallery of the AmeriCU Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival

Michael Davis photographed the AmeriCU Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival this past weekend as a part of Artsweek in Syracuse.

Northeast Jazz and Wine Festival Photo Gallery

Michael Davis’ photo gallery of the Northeast Jazz and Wine Festival.

Michael Davis photographed the Northeast Jazz and Wine Festival this past weekend as a part of Artsweek in Syracuse.

Stage of Nations Blue Rain ECOFest Photo Gallery

Michael Davis’ photo gallery of the Stage of Nations Blue Rain ECOFest

Michael Davis photographed the Stage of Nations Blue Rain ECOFest this past weekend as a part of Artsweek in Syracuse.

Return to Camp Firewood: Netflix’s “Wet Hot American Summer”

Sarah Hope previews Netflix’s mini-series follow up to 2001′s “Wet Hot American Summer”

The summer is about to get wetter, hotter and American-er. Cult comedy fans are already mixing up the bug juice and practicing their arts and crafts while posted up in front of their TVs, waiting impatiently for the big day. This Friday on Netflix, the full cast of Wet Hot American Summer will return for an eight-episode prequel titled Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.

Street Painting 2015 Photo Gallery

Michael Davis’ photo gallery of the 2015 Street Painting Festival

Michael Davis took to Montgomery Street in downtown Syracuse on Saturday, July 25 for the annual Street Painting Festival, hosted by the Syracuse New Times.

Strawberry Shortcake, Italian Style

Joe Borio shares a simple and easy strawberry shortcake recipe, Italian style

Join Joe Borio, host of Cooking Italian with Joe, as he shares a simple and easy strawberry shortcake recipe, Italian style! You will love this fresh and delicious way to make your next strawberry shortcake dessert, with the tastes of Italy.

The Evolution of Mixtapes

What is a mixtape? How have they evolved?

Before smart devices, music streaming services, and even MP3s and CDs, there were cassette tapes.

UFO 1979: The Herkimer Black Triangle UFO

Columnist Cheryl Costa shares the story of a snowmobiler’s encounter with a black triangle UFO

Who knew that a simple winter's night snowmobile ride would result in the sighting of a black triangle UFO?

22 Enjoyable Weekend Events in Syracuse, Upstate New York

Twenty-two events to fill your calendar this weekend

It's ArtsWeek in Syracuse. You'd better bring your walking shoes, because you'll want to accomplish a lot. (Plus, parking might be a little iffy with all the Downtown events.)

Retro Games: What’s the Appeal?

Though retro games are a thing of the past for many, fans continue to reach for them when a craving for nostalgia hits

Video games developers are constantly taking advantage of improving technology, resulting in today’s multitude of technologically impressive games. However, many gaming enthusiasts look to the past for their entertainment, enjoying the games of decades gone by just as much as (if not more than) present day gaming. The question is, what gives these games their appeal when so many of them are unpolished compared to today’s software?

Jazz Fest Case Scenario

A roundup of the lineup featured at this year’s Jazz Festival which took place at Onondaga Community College last weekend

Midway through his climactic set during the Friday, July 17, portion of the Syracuse M&T Jazz Fest, trumpeter Wynton Marsalis launched his solo on Duke Ellington’s “Braggin’ in Brass,” a frenetic post-bop big band number. Sitting — not standing, as is the conventional deportment, Marsalis raced over the spiky contours with a wild, notey ride, a dense, accelerated filigree of minute detail, as if there was barely enough space for all he had in mind.

Planning for a Crude Awakening

Emergency management responders appear when disaster strikes, and some are stepping up their game

Dan Wears was in his first week on the job as head of emergency services for Syracuse University when two train cars overturned within walking distance of the Carrier Dome. One car was loaded with propane. The Dome was about to open its doors to tens of thousands of fans attending a football game against South Florida.

Pavement to Paint

The Syracuse New Times street painting festival will take place on Saturday, July 25

The Syracuse New Times and Family Times' annual Street Painting Festival marks its silver anniversary on Saturday, July 25, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The action takes place in front of downtown Syracuse’s City Hall on Montgomery Street.

A Crafty Celebration

The AmeriCU Arts and Crafts Festival will take place Friday, July 24 through Sunday, July 26

The 45th annual AmeriCU Arts and Crafts Festival returns this weekend to downtown Syracuse’s Columbus Circle and surrounding streets. Artists, live performers and food vendors from across the area and beyond will convene from Friday, July 24, through Sunday, July 26.

Honoring the Haudenosaunee Heritage

The Stage of Nations Blue Rain ECOfest will take place Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25 as part of Artsweek in Syracuse

The ecological-themed Stage of Nations Blue Rain ECOfest returns to Hanover Square, at the intersection of East Water and South Warren streets, on Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25, as part of the ArtsWeek festivities.

Arts

Photographer Ben Cleeton’s gallery, titled Green Eyes: El Viejo, displays the struggle of a convicted criminal to continue supporting his family

The 2015 Street Painting Festival unleashed a barrage of colors on Montgomery Street in Syracuse

The traveling music series Jazz in the City returns to Syracuse in August

Sarah Hope previews Netflix’s mini-series follow up to 2001′s “Wet Hot American Summer”

What is a mixtape? How have they evolved?


 

Writer Margaret McCormick chats with Tom Kiernan, named Chef of the Year for his kitchen cuisine


Lifestyle

Channeling his inner poet, Kramer pleads for support of Jeff Kramer Follicle Night at NBT Stadium

Astrology for July 29 – August 4

Michael Davis’ photo gallery of the Northeast Jazz and Wine Festival.

Michael Davis’ photo gallery of the Stage of Nations Blue Rain ECOFest

Joe Borio shares a simple and easy strawberry shortcake recipe, Italian style


News & Opinion

Photographer Ben Cleeton’s gallery, titled Green Eyes: El Viejo, displays the struggle of a convicted criminal to continue supporting his family

Haudenosaunee commitment to Native identity trumps chance to play in international lacrosse tournament

Green party candidate Frank Cetera looks to take over the 2nd District seat in the Syracuse Common Council

Writer Margaret McCormick chats with Tom Kiernan, named Chef of the Year for his kitchen cuisine

Michael Davis’ photo gallery of the 2015 Street Painting Festival