New York Jets 2014 Training Camp Coverage by David Armelino
David Armelino covers the New York training camp in Cortland and what to expect from them this season.
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Paper becomes more through the manipulation of a poet, artist, typographer, painter, graphic designer—each a facet of the Paper Manipulator. Miranda Whitman, a local professional graphic designer, was recently recognized for her terrarium tryptic and paper sculpture “Faux Forest” and chosen as the People’s Choice in the SUNY Oswego On My Own Time gallery show. […]
The National Science Foundation presents “Evolution of Maize” at the Great Swamp Conservancy, 8375 North Main Street, Canastota NY.   July 1st through August 26th from 10 am to 3 pm , Monday through Saturday.  Produced by the “Museum of the Earth”, Ithaca, NY.   Eye-Popping graphics, creative fun, and interactives provide an understanding of the evolution […]
Voyage through time and space as you peruse this original artwork. Lue creates her art using spray- and poured-paint techniques. Her pieces will be on display throughout the month of July.
Every week this summer for ages 8 and older.  July 21-25, reg ends 7/19: Mind blowing Science Lab; July 28-Aug 1, reg ends 7/26: Game Week-Unplugged; Aug 4-8, reg ends 8/2: Outdoor Adventure; Aug 11-15, reg ends 8/9: Incredible Edibles.  All camps run from 9:30am-12:30pm.  Members $75/week, Non-Members $95/week.  Minimum 6 Max 12

Raising Cain in Syracuse

Chris Cain’s blues roots go back to his upbringing with a father who had an impressive record collection and love of live performances.

Chris Cain loves the Salt City. “Syracuse is one of my favorite places in the world,” he says from his phone at his California home. “I spilled beer on the mayor once. I was really popular for that. It was years ago. Guys were giving me high-fives and stuff.”

Listener Data Helped Drive WAER Programming Shift

On June 30, the Syracuse University-owned and operated station introduced changes to its weekday programming schedule.

Public radio isn’t all pledge drives and quirky human-interest narratives, they say at WAER-FM (88.3). Sometimes, it’s about shaking up the formula to better suit your audience.

Dear Mr. President

Part of the Problem? No, CNY Can Be Part of the Solutions

I like children ... to a point. I’ll even go a step further and say that anyone who lacks a soft spot for kids at risk needs help themselves.

Problems of a Neglected Region Cross U.S. Borders

Every once in a while, our cluelessness about our neighbors to the south erupts into full-scale engaged lunacy.

“The people of the United States will do anything for Latin America, except read about it.”

Can’t Spell Fundraiser Without F-U-N

Starting Wednesday, Aug. 6, the Unforgettable Comedy Challenge will take place at Funny Bone Comedy Club at Destiny USA.

Comedy is a fair medium. Given nothing but a stage and a microphone, it’s up to the performer to make the audience laugh however they can. And when a prize – and pride – are on the line, the stakes are sure to rise.

Jungle Fever at the Redhouse

This Tarzan is aimed at youthful audiences. Think of it as The Lion King’s mini-me.

Tarzan has been swinging on his own vine for a long, long time. When Edgar Rice Burroughs launched Tarzan of the Apes in 1914, the guy was an avatar of British imperialism with racist impulses. Since then he’s been all over the jungle: a swimming champ, a body builder and a soft-core stud. It took the Walt Disney company’s 1999 animated feature Tarzan to emphasize our hero’s identity in his adopted simian family. After Phil Collins’ score won an Oscar, Chinese-American playwright David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly, Chinglish) agreed to write the book for the 2006 Broadway musical, including more music from Collins. The Redhouse Arts Center production (running through Saturday, Aug. 2), with spirited direction from Stephen Svoboda, marks the show’s first appearance in these parts.

Three Dozen Bring Art To Syracuse Sidewalks

Mary Poppins, The Grateful Dead and a ballerina. These were just some of the themes that artists brought to life in the Sidewalk Art Contest on Saturday.

Mary Poppins, The Grateful Dead and a ballerina. These were just some of the themes that artists brought to life in the Sidewalk Art Contest on Saturday.

Mark Russell To Perform for Seward House Museum

by Staff

Mark Russell is on the road again.

Mark Russell is at it again.

Restaurant Draws Fans from Far and Wide

Marti Ebert-Wood reviews Dominick’s restaurant in Syracuse.

I was working in Utica at my other job and happened to mention that I would be dining at Dominick’s that night. Marie, the woman I was working with said, “Oh, I love that restaurant. I get the scallops every time I go. My nephew, fussy-Josh, loves the ravioli and never leaves anything behind, and that is unusual for fussy-Josh.”

Interview: State Senator David Valesky

Grant Reeher’s interview with Senator Dave Valesky.

State Sen. Dave Valesky represents the 53rd District, which contains most of Syracuse along with areas to the east. He is a member of the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC), a group of Democrats who broke from the Democratic Conference and joined in a coalition with State Senate Republicans to constitute a working majority. Recently, the IDC announced it plans to join with State Senate Democrats after the elections n November.

Classical Glass

James MacKillop takes in Carousel and Madame Butterfly, two popular operatic showcases at this summer’s Glimmerglass Festival

Francesca Zambello retains the common touch at Cooperstown’s Glimmerglass Festival. Determined that the artistic director of one of the nation’s only two world-class summer opera festivals (the other is Santa Fe) should not be seen as formidable, she wanders the pre-curtain crowd, bantering with whomever she can find.

News and Blues

Your weekly re-cap of weird and funny news from around the nation.

Curses, Foiled Again

Syracuse’s Iron Woman

Lectie Altman strives to be a world-class triathlete.

One if by land, Two if by sea… Three if by bike.

Pulling a 181

Our area is going through some transitioning

There is apologies in regard to this post and your weekly Thursday espresso shot. My bones were a bit rattled on Sunday morning, which eventually graduated from shaking my person in the physical sense to the mental sense. If my posts turn out to parallel a sidestep of a Luis Buñuel creation, it's because a haze of daze is still hovering around my head. Deciding to go with this route could lead to repercussions. Oftentimes there are serious consequences of car accidents, and it is fortunate to say that no one was injured the other day, just vehicles.

Technological Evolution

Technology has changed the way we do the most significant and mundane things in life. Here’s a quick snapshot of a few telling examples.

The Today Show in 1994 was a lot different than it is “today.” A short, infamous clip of three hosts baffled by everything having to do with “the internet” is extremely laughable now in the “age of online.” Back then, it was Greek to people; now, it’s a universal language.

Avocado in cookies? Meet Avocadough

Tracie Long, of Camillus, founder and “chief baking officer” at For the Health of It! Foods, uses a special ingredient in all of her baked goods: Avocado.

Some bakers have secret/special ingredients for making moist, irresistible cookies: sour cream, cream cheese and applesauce all come to mind.

Stage of Nations Blue Rain EcoFest (Photos)

(Photos) Stage of Nations Blue Rain EcoFest 2014

Syracuse New Times photographer Michael Davis captured some of the sights on Saturday July 26 during the Stage of Nations Blue Rain Eco Fest. See the photos below:

Street Painting 2014 | Chalk Drawing Photos

Syracuse New Times Street Painting Photos

See Michael Davis photos from the 2014 Syracuse New Times Street Painting Competition!

WGN’s Manhattan could be the best show of the summer

“Welcome to nowhere”

A disheveled man in a brown suit stands poised in the dark. He hits a golf ball into a field of fog or maybe a sandstorm, backlit by the headlights of his automobile. Pausing before teeing up a second ball, the man stops as if struck by an idea. He fingers the golf ball, rushes to his car and speeds away. The suit, the car and the lower thirds tell us it’s July 1943 - 766 days before Hiroshima.

Lucy turns out to be pretty smart

(Review) I guess my 10 percent brain power should have allowed me to expect it

How many times when you were growing up did one of your parents give you one of those looks and say, "Use your head," the statement with, you know, that tone?

New York Jets 2014 Training Camp Coverage

David Armelino covers the New York training camp in Cortland and what to expect from them this season.

The city of Cortland is once again filled with excitement with the arrival of the New York Jets for their annual training camp at SUNY Cortland.

New York Jets 2014 Training Camp Photos

David Armelino’s photo gallery from the 2014 New York Jets training camp in Cortland, NY.

See David Armelino's photos from the New York Jets training camp in Cortland.

Top 5 Stories of the Week

July 21 – 27

Each week, we tally the numbers to bring you the Top 5 Most Read Stories of the Week on As tastes and interests change, so do the Top 5. Whether it’s a story about local festivals, Open Farm Day or a photo gallery, Syracuse New Times readers click and read the stories that are meaningful to you.

#takeatour of ArtsWeek

What happening at ArtsWeek?

Christi Smith of NOexcuses Tours talks about ArtsWeek in Downtown Syracuse!

UFO Sighting 1999 – A Cluster of Twenty Lights

While driving she noticed some moving lights in the southeastern sky

It was an October surprise for a young couple to witness a UFO Cluster of Twenty Lights.

The Blacklites Kicked It Off

The Blacklites Kicked off The Nationals Celebrations in Washington Park

The party like atmosphere that is shared at The Syracuse Nationals, was welcomed in a night early on Wednesday, July 16th, as The Blacklites held a free open air concert at the gazebo for the public at Washington Park in Liverpool, NY. The fun and family friendly event was sponsored by Dinosaur Radio and was used as a fundraiser for the Wander’s Rest Humane Association, in Canastota. Classic car enthusiasts were invited to bring their vehicles to show off as part of the radio station’s weekly Car Cruz at the Park. The Blacklites provide classic Rhythm and Blues tunes as the soundscape to the visual feast of classic vehicles’ craftsmanship and beauty.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Rap

No, Vanilla Ice is not back for an encore

The original fans of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles already are howling long and hard about how their childhood memories are ruined by the new version.

The Tech RoundUp

This week in tech.

Real Life Jetsons Still dreaming of the days when you will never have to change your clothes? (Urg! Why?) According to the wearable tech industry is set to explode 1,000% over the next 2 years! The forecast includes light up clothing for when no one looks at you in the night club, Google contact lenses so you can freak people out with your “knowledge” like a Bond super-villain, man bras that cost an arm and a leg and calculate how fast your heart is beating (right?), jackets with GPSs that zap you if you make a wrong turn and tell everyone which dumpster your jacket is in after you’ve been kidnapped, and printed make-up for when going to the store or ordering it online is just out of the question.

The Espresso Shot (#012)

Architecture is captivating.

There is uncertainty with the sudden infatuation with The Hotel Syracuse. There is no personal attachment to it, but the familiarity that seems to be lingering in the background begs to differ. There is a history behind those walls. There is an elegance that no one will be able to understand.

Syracuse Pops Chorus to Premier Musical in Colorado

How Green Was My Valley

A Pulitzer Prize-nominated composer has invited local amateur singers from the Syracuse Pops Chorus (Syracuse Symphony Pops Chorus) to premiere his new musical next month in Colorado Springs.


Sarah Hope reviews HBO’s new series, The Leftovers, from the creators of Lost.

Owner of many classics wants scaries to come together

Jessica Novak covers this year’s impressive Jazz Fest highlights, from budding talented songbirds to seasoned blues legend B.B. King

Though the story is problematic at best, the production is something to be seen.

Damn Yankees remains popular for many good reasons.


He pledged to change campaign finance rules, but he’s the biggest beneficiary of the status quo.


Athleticism on display

The seventh annual Open Farm Day, presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County, is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (July 26).

Money as a motivator is a very temporary thing at best.

(Local Flavor) The Gem offers a true diner menu and experience.

News & Opinion

Your weekly re-cap of weird and funny news from around the nation.

See photos from the 2014 Syracuse Nationals

Coastal Maine was the perfect place to decompress from the rigors of family life.

Lorenzo does sport and pleasure like no other event. Set on the jewel-box grounds of the Lorenzo State Historic site, the competition takes full advantage of the lush surroundings.

Campbell Conversations