Explore the Gingerbread Gallery at the Erie Canal Museum
Consider this account and photo of the Nissequogue UFO incident.
It was late August 2011, Puerto Rico and the Great Antilles had been battered by a category three hurricane; that storm’s name was Hurricane Irene. Coastal areas up the eastern seaboard braced for the worst as the storm and it’s 120 mph winds made its way northward, causing significant storm surge and coastal flooding. On the north shore of Long Island, the Suffolk County bayside community of Nissequogue, NY (pronounced NISS-ə-kwog) was dealing with surge flooding.
High energy and intensity mark the latest release from Phantom Chemistry
Phantom Chemistry seems an apt name for this Syracuse band.
Saturday, December 20, Santa will be spending the day at the historic Barnes-Hiscock Mansion in Syracuse.
Santa Claus. Yeah, we know him. He makes an annual appearance in stores and malls around world, and it's a rare occasion that he gets to stay in one place for an extended period of time.
Everybody watches incredible plot twists and then SONY pulls ‘The Interview’ from theaters
Someday this plot might make a good movie.
Music writer Jessica Novak checks in with Dave Frisina as his Soundcheck program celebrates 35 years
When Dave Frisina landed his first professional radio gig in 1978 after graduating from SUNY Cortland in 1977, he had two main goals:
Waging Heavy Peace is exactly what you’d expect a Neil Young autobiography to be like.
Written at age 66, Waging Heavy Peace (Blue Rider Press, 502 pages) is exactly what you’d expect a Neil Young autobiography to be like. Wildly candid and disorienting in its jumps, much like a ping-pong ball across a table of time, the book doesn’t follow rhyme, reason or even a rhythm. Young talks about what he wants to talk about, and when he wants to talk about it, as chapters jarringly move from a story about a dying friend to a passage about his wife’s dog.
A list with a local twist
Looking for something special for a music lover? Here’s a little list (with local twists!) for the musical mate in your life.
Don’t be discouraged this holiday season if you’re on a gluten-free diet.
Life without gluten doesn't mean passing on the cookie plate at Christmastime. It might have, at one time, but not anymore.
Munjed’s has been a constant on Westcott Street for years.
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Don’t Pretend U.S. Doesn’t Torture
It’s great to have Dick Cheney back. I so enjoyed his brutal honesty and curled lip as he referred as a “bunch of crap” to the report on CIA torture issued by the Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee. That is much more pleasing than the voices of supposedly “reasonable” men and women who seek nuance and end up obscuring hideous truths.
Kramer dropped by the Rosamond Gifford Zoo last week to see what God’s creatures were saying about Pope Francis’ claim that animals go to heaven.
Pope Francis uncaged a global debate when he hinted that animals go to heaven. Whether he actually meant that sparked a secondary debate, but how curious that no media have consulted those at the center of this theological rumpus: animals themselves.
The Syracuse men’s basketball team (6-3) are not playing up to the standards they’ve set over the past six seasons.
As the Syracuse University men’s basketball team was about to start the 2014-15 season, this reporter said Orange fans who were worried about the team’s lack of experience should take a cue from Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who famously told Packers fans earlier this season to just R-E-L-A-X.
Dec. 17 – 23
ARIES (March 21-April 19) "Too much happiness can make you unhappy," reported journalist Marta Zaraska in The Washington Post. Citing research by psychologists, she concluded that being super-extra cheerful can make you selfish, gullible and more prone to stereotyped thinking. On the other hand, she said, maintaining merely moderate levels of happiness is pretty damn good for your mental and physical health. So here's the takeaway, Aries: The astrological omens suggest you're due for a surge of joy and pleasure. Just be careful it doesn't spill over into rash, delirious excess. Here's your watchword: well-grounded delight.
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Curses, Foiled Again Police accused Jeremiah Scales of selling synthetic marijuana from his girlfriend’s house in Bloomington, Ind., after a nearby sign announcing “Drugs This Way” alerted them. “Our detectives did some surveillance, as well as some buys,” police Sgt. Pam Gladish said, noting that comings and goings at all hours stood out in the otherwise quiet neighborhood. (Indianapolis’s WTHR-TV)
Syracuse Band Gains National Attention
Perfect Pussy has a national recording contract and is about to embark on a tour of New Zealand and Australia. Writer Patrick Hosken caught up with the band to talk about its rapid rise.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 New York State Fair
Applications are now being accepted to perform at the 2015 New York State Fair, according to Troy Waffner, Acting Director of the Fair.
(SocietyGurl) Celebrating the holidays at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino
TheSocietyGurl (Jamie Ann Owens) visits the Turning Stone Casino for a taste of Christmas and Cocktails!
Mother Nature is clearly one of the most original creative minds.
This article was started in a mound of snow, in the middle of a weekend of snowshoeing at Beaver Lake Nature Center in Baldwinsville and Baltimore Woods in Marcellus. As Henry David Thoreau suggests: "Write while the heat is in you." There was no distraction around me. Ten minutes prior, two white-tailed deer gracefully hopped and weaved around trees. At that moment, I was in a masterpiece. Mother Nature is clearly one of the most original creative minds.
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Looking for the perfect cocktail to impress your guests during the holidays?
With the holiday season upon us, add some extra spirit to your festivities. Here are seven unique cocktail recipes from days of yore, with a holiday twist.
Not sure what holiday classics are on TV and when? Sarah Hope breaks down the highlights of the final 10 days leading up to Christmas day.
It's a weird time of year for television.
(Review) Holy Moses, Ridley Scott can’t match Cecil B. De Mille
Sitting through Exodus: Gods and Kings was sort of like walking past those Syracuse street corners manned by the shouting Bible-clutchers who are most certain that their message of God's wrath and retribution for my wretched behavior must be shouted into my ear at the most pumped volume they can muster.
Dec. 8 – 14
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Publisher Bill Brod responds to your questions
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Consider for a moment 19th Century UFOs in New York State.
A month doesn’t go by that someone contacts me and pronounces that UFOs are hogwash and simply some sort of mass hysteria or urban legend propagated since about 1940s. These individuals usually go to great verbose lengths to assure me that UFOs sightings are a recent occurrence over the past seventy years or so.
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