Veteran Vernon Downs announcer calls it a career
The 61st season of harness racing at Vernon Downs began with a twinge of sadness on April 11, the night that announcer Jim Moran called his final race after 50 years behind the microphone. The broadcast booth atop the grandstand felt more like a phone booth: Aside from Moran, 10 other people, a mix of area media reporters and family members, jammed the teensy space to capture this moment in the track’s history.
Meet the innovators behind Centscere
Just when you thought liking your friend’s video of a drunk baboon on Facebook was a total waste of time, a local Syracuse tech company steps in and makes it possible for every social action to have real, tangible, transcendent meaning.
(WOMAN TIMES) This TEDx event was frightening for me. I wouldn’t have my podium to hide behind. I wouldn’t have my security blanket.
Woman Times is a weekly blog series devoted to giving voice to the women of the Central New York community.
A four part documentary with the Redhouse Arts Center.
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)
bettyElm Records, has a vision to foster a music scene in Syracuse that is a thriving and diverse.
Local label, bettyElm Records, has a vision to foster a music scene in Syracuse that is a thriving and diverse. To accomplish this, label founders Jen and James Bort, are putting efforts behind their words and demonstrating their commitment with the acts they are signing. Saturday, April 5th, the Bull and Bear Pub at 125 E. Water Street in Syracuse, played host to the first bettyElm Records showcase, one part of the label’s strategy to get local bands the attention they deserve.
A letter by Dr. Cynthia Morrow
By Dr. Cynthia Morrow
Rejected by Supreme Court, Onondaga Nation pursues land claim in an international forum
Tadodaho Sid Hill isn’t hopeful that filing a petition against the United States in an international forum will return land to the Onondaga people. But he hopes it will remind the world that indigenous peoples have rights and deserve to be heard.
Central New York needs to take action on climate change now.
While hundreds of Earth Day volunteers will be looking at the ground in search of trash this month, a Fayetteville retiree is hoping to get commuters to look up to the sky to see his message about the perils of a changing climate. Peter Wirth, an activist with Greening USA, has raised more than $4,500 from 90 people to buy billboard space across town to inform commuters of the need to reduce fossil fuel consumption.
Spanking relaxed me…
Here’s a thought for all you High and Mighty types with your rules and your judgment: When it comes to slapping anesthetized patients on the buttocks and insulting them before surgery, don’t knock it 'til you’ve tried it.
Models stomped the stages during Syracuse Fashion Week April 9 – 12.
Models stomped the stages during Syracuse Fashion Week April 9 - 12. The events had work from local designers, burlesque dancers, standup comedy, food and even a naked lady on a sushi table - truly something for everyone.
(Music) Helping bands reach the next level.
Ulf Oesterle was working toward his Ph.D. at Syracuse University in 2003. His dissertation would focus on the impact independent labels had on the music of their artists. Oesterle envisioned working for a bigger major label down the road; after all, he had already studied media management, mass communications, music and marketing and worked extensively in radio.
See photos from Blowout 2014 – Circus Freak!
Blowout 2014, a fantasy hair show where professional salons compete to create fantasy hairstyles took place at the Landmark Theatre on Sunday April 13th. This year's event, themed "Circus Freak" benefited the Q Center, a a safe place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth and their allies.
(Campbell Conversations) Grant Reeher speaks with whistle-blowers Tom Drake and Susan Wood
In a continuation of last week’s Campbell Conversation, Grant Reeher speaks with whistle-blowers Tom Drake, a former senior executive with the National Security Agency who was prosecuted after blowing the whistle on an NSA data collection program, and Susan Wood, a former assistant commissioner for women’s health for the Food and Drug Administration who resigned in 2005 in protest when the FDA postponed approval for the morning-after birth control pill.
“The culture of dominance, the culture of violence is pervasive across cultures.”
George Kilpatrick, a longtime Central New York media personality, co-chaired Vera House’s White Ribbon Campaign in 2009. In 2012, he was named the agency’s men’s outreach coordinator. After a 20-year-run, George Kilpatrick broadcast his final show on WSYR-AM (570) on March 30. His syndicated show, “New Inspiration for the Nation," continues on WHEN-AM (620) and in nine other markets. Stay tuned: Kilpatrick expects to announce a new role with Clear Channel, which owns WSYR.
2014-15 Season at Syracuse Stage.
2012, 2011, 2009, 2002, 1987 and 1972.
(Rant & Rave) Should you lose your job for a thought crime? Why can’t I enjoy the greatness of Wegmans?
WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH By Bob Herz
(Living Space) “The roof is metal, so when it rains, it makes a beautiful sound’’
When Beth Egan was a student at Syracuse University, downtown redevelopment was just beginning.
(Auto) The iconic Ford Mustang turns 50 this week.
The iconic Ford Mustang turns 50 this week, and Ford’s planning plenty of buck wild celebrations.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) It's Compensation Week. If you have in the past suffered from injustice, it's an excellent time to go in quest of restitution. If you have been deprived of the beauty you need to thrive, now is the time to get filled up. Wherever your life has been out of balance, you have the power to create more harmony. Don't be shy about seeking redress. Ask people to make amends. Pursue restorations. But don't, under any circumstances, lust for revenge.
Hard News: The federal government overpaid by $86.4 million to provide penis pumps to Medicare patients.
Curses, Foiled Again Denver police arrested four burglary suspects who tried to sell stolen goods back to their victim. Lacinda Robinson, 24, said that after discovering the crime, she went to a nearby McDonald’s parking lot, where two young men offered her a PlayStation 3 video game similar to the one she lost. She declined, but when another youth approached her wearing a distinctive Washington Redskins jacket “that I believe belonged to me” she realized the men were selling her stuff. She reported the incident to two off-duty police. (Denver’s KMGH-TV)
(Parting Shots) Help raise money for pancreatic cancer research, more Plantagon and the Two Row Wampum
Every week in this space, the Syracuse New Times will give you a piece of our mind. For what it’s worth.
Memoir of SU rape written in hopes recovery will be easier for other victims
The stories of survivors of rape are often told only through news reports on court proceedings. Their names aren't usually included, and neither are their stories of recovery. In her memoir, Laura Gray Rosendale writes her own story of her rape while she was a student at Syracuse University.
Jessica Novak reports on headliners B.B. King and Trombone Shorty at this summer’s M&T Jazz Fest
The M&T Jazz Fest 2014 is all about the big and the new. Over the two-day festival to be held Friday, July 11, and Saturday, July 12, two 18-piece bands, two 11-piece bands and one 10-piece band will cross the busy stage. And with gigantic names like guitar legend B.B. King and New Orleans favorite Trombone Shorty headlining the free summer festival favorite, “mega” -- a word festival founder and producer Frank Malfitano uses often -- might be a more appropriate term.
(Blog: Inevitable Coffee Ring) Sometimes we put ourselves in roles, others/friends put us into roles.
Expectations. Roles. We all have them. We can sometimes fall into them.
#trending in internet-land
In between blow-drying your hair, flossing your teeth, “tweezering” your nose hair, and taking out the trash, it’s important every morning to keep up on what’s going on in social media. Don’t worry, that’s why I’m here. I stayed up late last night to save you the hassle.
Big egos, powerful players and potential for disaster keep you guessing
"Draft Day" begins with Kevin Costner's serious character, Sonny Weaver Jr., facing the current biggest dilemma in his life.
April 7th – 13th
Each Sunday we tally the numbers and bring you the Top 5 Stories of the Week for the Syracuse New Times digital edition. This week: readers clicked on stories about downtown parking and social media to crossfit and, of course, UFO's. Starting with Number 5, click on the title or the photo to read the full story! You can find a fresh print edition on stands every Wednesday and new content (almost) daily here online.
It was a saucer shaped object, perhaps two or three football fields in diameter
Who knew a simple shopping trip would involve a flying saucer?
Have a business idea or a dream?
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)
Models stomped the stages during Syracuse Fashion Week April 9 – 12.