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Best of Syracuse Selfie Contest

by Staff

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What is your favorite NYS Fair Food? Do you want to see a special someone win Best Localist or Best CNY Ambassador? Who serves the Best Coffee? Where is your favorite park?



Midway Drive-In Makeover in Progress

Two more Midway benefits go on this weekend.

During the first week of July, Mark Sherman, owner of Letters, Signs and Specialties in Fulton, was supposed to bring back the newly restored neon-lit portion of the Midway Drive-In marquee to the theater. The July 8 tornado that wiped out the Minetto venue’s 40-by-80-foot wood screen delayed those plans, however, until ozoner owner John Nagelschmidt started piecing together a comeback strategy. Thanks to fundraisers from T-shirt sales and other contributions, construction of the drive-in’s new steel screen is on the horizon.



Fair Thee Well

Concerts and surprises aplenty highlight the 12-day run of the New York State Fair, as previewed by Bill DeLapp

You never know who will show up at the annual New York State Fair, running Thursday, Aug. 21, through Labor Day Monday, Sept. 1. Since it’s an election year, it’s a safe bet that Gov. Andrew Cuomo should be hanging out on Governor’s Day, which takes place on opening day. (Fairgoers with long memories will recall the many times that Nelson Rockefeller was a perennial no-show.) Yet even though Hillary Clinton has a new book to promote, and possible presidential aspirations down the road, nobody knows yet whether she’ll be dropping by for a sausage sandwich.



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County Plans Training for Volatile Oil Shipments

Ed Griffin-Nolan covers Onondaga County’s Emergency Management Office plan of a full-scale exercise with local firefighters early next year simulating a derailment of a freight train carrying volatile crude oil.

Onondaga County’s Emergency Management Office will plan a full-scale exercise with local firefighters early next year simulating a derailment of a freight train carrying volatile crude oil.



Media Unit, Interfaith Works Host Dialogue on Race

The crowd may have been small, but the ideas were big.

Race was on the top of everyone’s mind the evening of Friday, Aug. 1, at Syracuse Stage’s Storch Theater, where The Media Unit performed its NAACP award-winning play, From the Back of the Bus.



Dollar Store Makes a Buck on Growing Poverty

Business is booming at Family Dollar and keeps on selling in the toughest of places in the toughest of times.

It’s been tough going for those trying to get food stores to operate in the city of Syracuse.



73rd Scottish Games Comes to Liverpool

The 73rd CNY Scottish Games will bring culture and festivities to Long Branch Park, in Liverpool, Aug. 9.

The 73rd annual Central New York Scottish Games and Celtic Festival will bring culture and festivities to Long Branch Park, in Liverpool, on Saturday, Aug. 9.



Listener Data Helped Drive WAER Programming Shift

On June 30, the Syracuse University-owned and operated station introduced changes to its weekday programming schedule.

Public radio isn’t all pledge drives and quirky human-interest narratives, they say at WAER-FM (88.3). Sometimes, it’s about shaking up the formula to better suit your audience.



Sumo Wrestling Comes to Turning Stone

There will be 45 matches at the event at Turning Stone.

A sumo seven league of nations will descend on Turning Stone Resort and Casino for a round-robin All-Star sumo wrestling event on Saturday, July 19. Contestants from Japan, Mongolia, Russia, Poland, New Zealand, Egypt and the U.S. will compete to win an All-Star title.