In Black & White and Color
Syracuse New Times photographer Michael Davis captured the 2014 New York State Fair in black & white (with some sprinkles of color).
Diamond Catering is located at 4221 Fay Road
What's new at Diamond Catering? That's a good question.
Customer relationship management
Once upon a time there was the address book. Then came the rolodex. After that, Excel spreadsheets and then Access: a program that was about as efficient as a stampede of wildebeests during a fire drill.
It’s important to start the day off well
Good morning, you beautiful person. Regardless on how you look upon rolling out of bed -- the makeup you missed is smeared, you have linen lines (or carpet pattern) on your face, and/or your hair is sticking up in different directions -- you can fake whine all you want in front of that mirror, but you have to get moving and out that door.
Spoiler alert: it isn’t.
When I was a kid, I watched the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon every year. On the last Sunday night of summer vacation, my mom and I would curl up on the couch, my dad across the room in his La-Z-Boy, and we would watch celebrities raise money for (as I saw it) kids who walked funny. The show’s animated host told stories and jokes and thanked us for caring. He cried. He cared more than all of us. It was fun and inspirational. And plus, I got to stay up late!
(Review) He’s Peter, not James, and he’s back with his former gig, the CIA
It's no shock to the system to see Pierce Brosnan doing all that spy game stuff as main action figure Peter Devereaux in The November Man.
August 25 – 31
Each week, we tally the numbers to bring you the Top 5 Most Read Stories of the Week on SyracuseNewTimes.com.
A large orange cigar shaped object moving slowly from the north
On an October night long ago, when two young men observed an orange cigar shaped object, neither suspected that the sighting would affect one of them for decades.
Watches, tweets and shocks
Here are a few tidbits of what’s happening in the world of tech.
A third person perspective
"One night I woke up in a room in which a cage with a bird sleeping in it had been placed. A magnificent error caused me to see an egg in the cage instead of the vanished bird. I then grasped a new and astonishing poetic secret, for the shock which I experienced had been provoked precisely by the affinity of two objects -- the cage and the egg - to each other, whereas previously this shock had been caused by my bringing together two object that were unrelated."
And Oprah returns to the big screen
Say the name. Steve Carell.
(PHOTOS) Animals and Exhibitions
Michael Davis photo gallery from the New York State Fair (2014)
(PHOTOS) People watchers, perfume sellers, prize peddlers
Michael Davis photo gallery from the New York State Fair (2014)
The Syracuse Poster Project is accepting haiku submissions until Sept. 5
Artist Roger DeMuth recently went downtown to snap photos of buildings and to study the city’s architectural details.
A week-long music camp held recently at Syracuse University
The campers' shirts read “Redefining what it means to be GLAM.” It’s the mission statement of the Girls Leadership Academy for Music, GLAM, a week-long music camp held recently at Syracuse University that encourages young women to be leaders in an industry that is predominantly male.
A few highlights for fall 2014
Colder weather doesn’t mean a slowdown in shows. While outdoor festivals get traded for indoor seasons from groups such as Symphoria and the Legends of Jazz Series at Onondaga Community College, music fans have plenty of reasons to keep their coats handy for a night out.
James MacKillop previews the hefty stage calendar, with plenty of new productions to go with some classic chestnuts
There will be more area premieres than in any recent season, as well as four world premieres of completely original dramas. Expect a flush of Tony and Pulitzer winners, including Other Desert Cities and Clybourne Park, previously unseen musicals like The Book of Mormon, Young Frankenstein, A Man of No Importance and The Color Purple and two new plays on the life of Mary Todd Lincoln. All these plus The Vibrator Play.
“Education is embedded into everything we do”
Three years ago, Redhouse Education Director Marguerite Mitchell was approached by a social worker thrilled that Rock Camp was being offered. One of the social worker’s clients was interested in making music but was failing classes. Mitchell gave the difficult student a scholarship to attend the camp.
Week 4 of the Festival
The fourth week of the Skaneateles Festival features festival veterans East Coast Chamber Orchestra and Time for Three playing in an intimate and friendly environment.
Visual Art takes center stage
The autumn local art season is definitely a varied affair. There are restrospectives showcasing work by a painter, a sculptor and one of the influential photographers of the 20th century. Several shows will either depict scenes from nature or interpret humans' relationship with the natural world. And artworks will portray cloudscapes, Columbus Circle and 1930s Czechoslovakia, among many other subjects.
Labor day is near, but summer is far from over
For many of us, the state fair and back to school signal the start of a new season. But just a reminder: It's still summer! Through September 21, anyway. Pumpkin ales, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin Pop-Tarts and fall's first chill can wait. Let's squeeze every last ounce out of summer.
443 S. Warren St. overlooks Columbus Circle
Attorneys Tom and Julie Cerio believe densely built South Warren Street is the next step in downtown living.
Kramer on the Byways of France
Deep in the heart of French wine country, in the town of Chablis, there’s a restaurant called, Le Syracuse. Sorry. I tried to go there two Mondays ago, but much like France itself in August, it was closed.
Garage sales are all about random.
Kids ran and played with dogs. Adults parked their cars halfway on the lawn. Late 1970’s Stones tunes pumped out the windows. People who didn’t know exactly what they were doing hung out with people they didn’t know, for no good reason at all. There was rummaging, and browsing, and bargains to be had. It was one of those uniquely American events: the late summer garage sale.
Randi Bregman is the executive director of Vera House
Randi Bregman is the executive director of Vera House, in Syracuse, a human service agency focused on domestic abuse and sexual violence. She’s also co-chair of the Syracuse-area Domestic and Sexual Violence Coalition and serves on the policy committee of the state Coalition Against Sexual Assault.
Your weekly re-cap of weird and funny news from around the nation.
Curses, Foiled Again Michael Briggs, 38, was convicted of murdering an 82-year-old retired nun in Albany, N.Y., based on fingerprints found at the scene after police Sgt. Darryl Mallard noticed the toilet seat had been left up in the bathroom. Since the victim lived alone, Mallard guessed the killer was a man who had used the toilet. Fingerprints from the toilet’s handle matched those of Briggs, who was on parole for robbery. (Albany’s Times Union)
Astrology for the week of Aug. 27 – Sept. 2
ARIES (March 21-April 19) In the coming weeks it will be important for you to bestow blessings, disseminate gifts and dole out helpful feedback. Maybe you already do a pretty good job at all that, but I urge you to go even further. Through acts of will and surges of compassion, you can and should raise your levels of generosity. Why? Your allies and loved ones need more from you than usual. They have pressing issues that you have special power to address. Moreover, boosting your largesse will heal a little glitch in your mental health. It's just what the soul doctor ordered.
“Avoid clichés,” said every writing teacher I've ever had.
You’re not going to barf, are you?
The train of three four-person cars were at the top of the first RC-48 Coaster hill when the flashback hit. The perspective came from the smallest flying gnat that flew straight into my eye; and the insect was so small that the collision into my iris was never felt. This is when we explore the flashback, travelling back to my younger self in the family den, and I'm walking backwards while peeking through my fingers at a horror movie -- let's say Hellraiser -- that was playing on television. This was brought upon by myself. Let's flash forward a few years at Disney's The Haunted Mansion. Flash forward more years later to the first time riding [Six Flags] Darien Lake's Mind Eraser. As the years progressed, bravery developed, and the more intense rides were (eventually) conquered.
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