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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Monuments (Part 4)

#takeatour of the Sniper Monument

#takeatour Join Christi Smith of NOexcuses as she explores the Sniper monument on Syracuse's North Side.

Stranger Leaves $100 Dollar Tip for Waitress, or Not

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

After a long three days of travel I landed at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport. I was not looking forward to the three hour layover and just wanted to get home to Fort Myers (my winter home). I was cold, tired and hungry. The Longhorn sign was a welcome sight. I parked myself in the booth of the familiar eatery. At least when you eat at a chain, you know what to expect, right? My waitress was pleasant and accommodating. I enjoyed a wonderful meal; my favorite, baked salmon, rice and fresh broccoli. I ate slowly and enjoyed every morsel.

1954 – V Formation of UFOs

Who knew that on a lazy summer’s evening, a Long Island family would witness the V Formation of UFOs.

Harry and his parents lived in Oakdale, NY in the Great Neck river valley area. It was about twilight in mid-July 1954 and Harry’s dad was finishing some yard chores. Young Harry’s mom had just called him in the house to get ready for bed. He tells us that he’d only been inside for a few minutes when his father “burst” into the house yelling, "Everyone come outside quick you have to see this!”