Top 5 Stories of the Week
by Ty Marshal - Sunday, May 18th, 2014

05/12/14 – 05/18/14

On Sundays, we tally the numbers to bring you the Top 5 Most Read Stories of the Week on The stories, articles and columns listed here vary depending on the interests of readers like you from week to week.

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Starting with number five – click on the picture or the title below to read the full story.

#5) Downtown Living Tour Sneak Peek

Downtown Living Tour Sneak PeekThe 8th Annual Downtown Living Tour took place on Saturday May 17th. Featured here in the number five spot is a glimpse of four properties from the popular downtown tours.




#4) A Day as a Receptionist-In-Training

A day as a Receptionist-in-trainingHumor columnist Jeff Kramer took the time to celebrate Receptionist’s Day at the Syracuse New Times offices. Read Jeff’s account of becoming a “receptionist for a day.”




#3) The Home my VW Van Built

The Home My VW Van BuiltThis week’s cover story follows a VW’s trip halfway around the world to help a family in Kenya.





#2) Sharing the Stage with Springsteen

Sharing the stage with springsteenKait Franey (the next Courtney Cox?), a senior at Fayetteville-Manlius High School got pulled onstage by the Boss during his concert in Albany. Ed Griffin-Nolan reports on the number two story of the week.




#1) 1965 UFO – The Lindley Flying Saucer

UFO-177104860After a few weeks of mysteriously disappearing from our weekly Top 5 list, New York Skies UFO Blog hovers back to the top spot with an account of a UFO sighting in Lindley, NY in 1965 (plus, recent sightings around the state).






Who cares about Number 6?

Christopher MaloneChristopher Malone’s Blog The Inevitable Coffee Ring has been a few numbers shy of reaching the weekly Top 5 list. Landing in the number six spot for a third week in a row warrants a nod because it’s an unusual statistic.

Call it an “honorable mention”, the “triple 6′er” award, the “close but no cigar” syndrome or “flying under the radar” – The Inevitable Coffee Ring may not be in the Top 5 exactly, but it’s certainly getting comfortable in the number six spot.

You can read Chris’s blog every Tuesday on and his shorter, slightly more caffeinated follow up, The Espresso Shot, each Thursday.

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