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Syracuse Food Truck Association Thinking Spring by Margaret McCormick
Weekly food truck round-ups starting April 22
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The Next Best Thing
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Family Times’ Summer Fun and Camp Fair returns to the State Fairgrounds in Geddes on Saturday, April 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parents get a chance to plan their summer in just one day by talking with representatives from area day camps, summer programs, attractions and day-trip destinations. In addition, families can get […]
Associated Artists of CNY presents “50 Shades of Green”, a members theme exhibit. A reception open to the public will be held Sunday March 29, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the gallery at the Manlius Library.
Local photographer Tom Dwyer will open his exhibit with a collection of photographs focusing on nature at Baltimore Woods.  Admission and parking are free.  The gallery is open from Mon-Fri from 9am-4pm and on Saturdays from 10am-4pm. All art work is for sale.
Join us for Nature’s Little Explorers Mini Adventures! This fun-filled six-week series will engage your preschooler through nature crafts and hands-on exploration that will awaken their senses to the wonders of the natural world. Ages 3-5, participants must register for the full series and be accompanied by an adult. $35 for members, $50 for nonmembers. […]

How to Make Fig Pastry with Fontina Cheese

(Cooking Italian with Joe) A delicious and simple dessert

Joe Borio of Cooking Italian with Joe shares a wonderful recipe from San Servo Italy made with figs, fontina cheese, and pastry. This is a delicious and simple dessert to make with the family and will certainly be a favorite.

‘Get Hard’ offends, in a smart and funny way

(Review) Ferrell and Hart forge a chemistry

Your assumption is right.

Top 5 Stories of the Week

March 23 – 29

Top 5 Most Read Stories of the Week Every Sunday, we tally our analytics to give you the Top 5 most read stories of the week on Syracusenewtimes.com.

Monuments (Part 5)

#takeatour of the Benjamin Franklin monument

#takeatour Join Christi Smith of NOexcuses as she explores the Benjamin Franklin monument in Syracuse’s Franklin Square.

Art and Suicide in ‘The Static Speaks My Name’

(Gaming) A brief, mystifying horror experience.

Horror video games are currently experiencing something of a renaissance. The astounding popularity of the recent “Amnesia” and “Five Nights at Freddy’s” series are proof  of that. Even so, the current popularity of the genre has led to quite a few empty cash-grab games that rely on cheap jump-scares to cause fear. However, a recent creation, “The Static Speaks My Name” by independent developer Jesse Barksdale, proves to be something of an antithesis to the typical modern horror game, but it is no less of a surreal, unnerving experience.

Hideo Kojima to leave Konami and Metal Gear Solid series

Konami will retain the rights to the Metal Gear franchise.

Hideo Kojima, best known as the creator of the beloved Metal Gear franchise, is set to officially leave his longtime position at Japanese game developer Konami Digital Entertainment. Konami will retain the rights to the Metal Gear franchise.

2014 – A Formation of UFOs over CNY

Thomas stayed up to watch the 11 O’clock news; he never expected to witness a formation of UFOs instead.

It was early October 2014 in Mexico, NY. Thomas was getting ready to watch the 11 o’clock news before heading to bed. Suddenly the apartment he lives in began to shake with a rumbling sound. The sound was familiar to him; it was the sound of a military helicopter.

Fresh Music Friday: ONUKA

Listen to ONUKA

Presenting various musical styles from around the globe, Fresh Music Friday finds and shares new music with our readers in an ever changing sonic landscape.

Take the New Times Survey and WIN!

by Staff

Enter to WIN 4 tickets to see the Syracuse Chiefs, 4 tickets to Funny Bone Comedy Club and a $100 gift certificate to Phoebe’s!

The Syracuse New Times wants to hear from you! Take our reader survey and be automatically entered to WIN a New Times Prize Pack:

‘A Star is Born’ Gets Bradley Cooper’s Attention

Time-tested story of experience could be right for directorial debut

You know Hollywood can't keep its hands off a good storyline.

EPISODE 004: Mitchell Patterson, Hack Upstate

(Podcast) An Interview with Mitchell Patterson of Hack Upstate

The Next Best Thing Stories about Innovation This week we have Mitchell Patterson, co-founder of Hack Upstate. Special thanks to Sarah Roche and Tony Kershaw for hosting the program this week! For more info on Hack Upstate and how to sign up for the upcoming April 11-12th event, visit their website at www.hackupstate.com.

Friday-Night Brass-Kickin’ at OCC with The Rebirth Brass Band

Rebirth Brass Band performs Friday, March 27

Bringing NoLa North Since 1983, The Rebirth Brass Band has been delivering traditional New Orleans brass band music, complete with second line, funk, jazz, soul and hip-hop. They released their first album on Arhoolie Records in 1984 and were signed to Rounder Records in 1989. Since then, they’ve released more than a dozen albums, tour North America and Europe consistently and won a Grammy Award (for Best Regional Roots Music in 2012).

Syracuse Food Truck Association Thinking Spring

Weekly food truck round-ups starting April 22

George Shattuck, owner and operator of Shattuck's Paddy Wagon, pronounced the first food truck "rodeo" of the season in Syracuse a success -- and despite the lingering winter is looking forward to weekly round-ups starting April 22 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m..

The Cider Mill: Closed Until Further Notice

Owners Dan and Teresa Seeley plan to repair/rebuild restaurant damaged by ice

The winter of 2015 has been long and cruel. Dan Seeley, his wife, Teresa and their children escaped it for a few days of warmth and sun earlier this month, then received the news that an ice dam had "let loose" and caused part of the roof to collapse at The Cider Mill, causing extensive damages to their recently renovated restaurant on Fay Road, in Onondaga.

Laughs and Tears Drive Neil Simon’s Memoir

(Review) Neil Simon’s Broadway Bound

Although set chronologically in the middle of the trio of Neil Simon’s “BB” autobiographical plays, Broadway Bound was written and produced last. The playwright tells us why in the first scene: dirty laundry.

Time to play MARCH BADNESS

Whoever picks the winning bracket wins $25

Yes, Syracuse, there is an NCAA tournament. Sensing a void in the calendar, I’ve assembled a bracket featuring the best of the worst misconduct spotlighted in the NCAA Infractions Report. Just like the real Selection Committee, I agonized over the seedings. Where, for example, to place violations related to the phony internship — in the YMCA or in Academic Shenanigans regional?

War on Teachers is Old School

Many teachers say it has never been this bad before.

For a long time, I have been quite certain that I would be an excellent teacher. For about 45 minutes. After that, I would be a felon.

NCAA East Regional Marches Its Madness to the Dome

The Sweet 16 and Elite 8 will be played at the Carrier Dome

We all know by now that the Syracuse University men’s basketball team didn’t go to this year’s NCAA Tournament. But the tournament is coming to us this weekend.

Plucky Charmer Bridgid Bibbens

Weedsport-bred violinist Bridgid Bibbens displays her music gifts during her homecoming week

Bridgid Bibbens is one of the most sought-after violinists in the United States. She plays a bright pink, seven-string, fretted electric violin,  yet is also completely proficient in classical music. She’s been written about in Guitar World, is in high demand as a studio musician and has performed with artists spanning Christina Aguilera to Mary J. Blige to Jay-Z.

News and Blues

Your weekly recap of weird and funny news

Curses, Foiled Again Police thought Luis Moreno Jr., 26, was driving solo in a carpool lane in Fort Lee. N.J., but when they stopped him, he showed he was legal by pointing out two men in the back of the SUV. The men said they were kidnap victims. Moreno tried to flee, but rush-hour traffic stalled his getaway, and he was arrested. (New York Daily News)

Free Will Astrology

Astrology for March 25 – 31

ARIES (March 21-April 19) The term "jumped the shark" often refers to a TV show that was once great but gradually grew stale, and then resorted to implausible plot twists in a desperate attempt to revive its creative verve. I'm a little worried that you may do the equivalent of jumping the shark in your own sphere. APRIL FOOL! I lied. I'm not at all worried that you'll jump the shark. It's true that you did go through a stagnant, meandering phase there for a short time. But you responded by getting fierce and fertile rather than stuck and contrived. Am I right? And now you're on the verge of breaking out in a surge of just-the-right-kind-of-craziness.

Way to go NCAA

Starting Point is a note from our publisher

Jeff Kramer is at it again on page 9 with his own version of March Madness.  In his tongue and cheek way he has assembled the most egregious accusations against the Syracuse Athletic Programs into a concise bracket of competitively seeded “Violations." Reading them all together it is easy to see why compiling this list took 8 years to assemble (from data and information voluntarily submitted by Syracuse University). Way to go NCAA, you demonstrated the ability to graduate from Detective Dick’s School of Criminology with honors, I hope you didn’t have to ask a professor for a review of any of the grades to improve your class standing.

Society Gurl: A Thirst For Spring

Stay Fabulous with The Society Gurl

Blogger, vintage lover and cocktail shaker, The Society Gurl (Jamie Ann Owens), gets into the swing of spring with a video visit to Syracuse First's "Local Thirst," Maeflowers Vintage and Hope for Heather's "Breakfast at Tiffany's Fashion Show.

ONICS: The Intelligent Car System

An Interview with CNY native Aaron Speach, founder & CEO of ONICS, the intelligent car system.

77% of Americans admit to texting and driving, which is also the number one killer of American teens.

Filming for a Cause: Blue Chips and Hoosiers Screening at The Palace

Proceeds will benefit the City of Syracuse youth basketball league

Central New York fans from around the globe may be disappointed by the recent developments regarding Syracuse University men's basketball. Although Syracuse and Duke are not playing each other, The Palace Theatre will still be showing some hoops on the big screen.

Take Kimmy Schmidt 10 Seconds at a Time

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a refreshing burst of energy and positivity

Kimmy Schmidt is optimistic. Despite having been kept in an underground bunker in Indiana for fifteen years by an abusive cult leader, Kimmy approaches life with nothing but positivity. While all the best shows on TV right now are all about corrupt politicians, corrupt lawyers and racism in the justice system, and when the early spring in Syracuse still looks a lot like winter, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a refreshing burst of energy and positivity.

Homemade Gnocchi with Vodka Sauce

How to make Gnocchi with Vodka Sauce

Joe Borio, host of Cooking Italian with Joe, shares how to make homemade gnocchi drizzled with vodka sauce. This is an old family recipe, that he is excited to share with you and your family.

‘Insurgent’ Deals in Dystopian Fantasy

(Review) Robert Schwentke directs ‘Insurgent’

I don't know about you, but I'd be perfectly content if Dystopian Days took a break from the cinematic screens.

Top 5 Stories of the Week

March 16 – 22

Every Sunday, we tally our analytics to give you the Top 5 most read stories of the week on Syracusenewtimes.com.

Creating a City of Art

Testing boundaries and expanding creative limits

The Connective Corridor is teaming with Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) on an exciting $650,000 call for public art along the Corridor.

Arts

Rebirth Brass Band performs Friday, March 27

Testing boundaries and expanding creative limits

Hip-hop has deep roots in Syracuse

“Winter Recipe” now at the Tech Garden

Meet Steve Nyland, the new curator/artist-in-residence at Syracuse Tech Garden


 

Sports writer Matt Michael on the SU men’s basketball’s checkered season, which prematurely ended


Lifestyle

Stay Fabulous with The Society Gurl

#takeatour of the Sniper Monument

(Blog) Have you ever considered leaving a significant tip?

Maple syrup is much more than something to pour on pancakes.

Unico Re’ Clothing line draws on passion


News & Opinion

An Interview with CNY native Aaron Speach, founder & CEO of ONICS, the intelligent car system.

Vera House leads the local White Ribbon Campaign.

Photos from the Boeheim press conference

Which saint is doing the better job this year?

If trimming government waste is the goal, why not start by abolishing the state Senate?