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February 15, 2016 - 10:17am
The 12th Annual Downtown Dining Weeks takes on Syracuse from Feb. 15 to Feb. 29.

Downtown Syracuse Dining Weeks is almost here. Here's some need-to-know information to plan your night out at some of the city's finest restaurants. 

February 14, 2016 - 12:13am
The snow didn't stop those with a sweet tooth from going to A Taste of Chocolate at the Columbian Presbyterian Church in LaFayette on Saturday.

Chocolate is one of the few things that could get 100 people out to Columbian Presbyterian Church during a Saturday snowstorm.

Tom Redmore, an elder at Columbian Presbyterian Church in LaFayette, started A Taste of Chocolate six years ago after trying to come up with a new fundraising idea and seeing how much money people spent on Valentine’s Day every year.

January 30, 2016 - 3:59pm
Gabriela Ecalante has started three businesses, but she goes beyond these ventures to help others whenever she can.

It’s 6 a.m. on a Monday morning and Gabriela Escalante has been awake for an hour. There are no meetings, phone calls, or obligations to attend until 9 a.m., but Escalante likes to run around her rural neighborhood in Central New York – even on Monday mornings. She laces up her pink and white tennis shoes and begins a 30-minute run around her familiar course. The sun is still sleeping, but the morning’s darkness doesn’t stop Escalante from fulfilling the daily goal she has met for the past year.

December 22, 2015 - 7:39pm
La Casita Cultural Center hosts a party where people of all ages can sing, dance and enjoy a hearty meal.

Michelle Cáceres smiled, her bright purple skirt swirling around her waist. Her feet moved to the beat, the notes of drums and guitars echoing through the air. Cáceres, a member of Syracuse University’s Los Raices dance troupe, was full of energy, as she danced the night away.

December 10, 2015 - 8:53pm
Facing the forces of nature in style has never been easier with this makeup routine.

Although makeup horror stories are far too common, many of them involve battling the elements. Wintertime winds can often dry out skin, while the snow and rain can cause makeup to run. Vaniah Montanez, a makeup artist for the Italian-based Flormar cosmetic brand in Destiny USA, provides simple steps on how to secure makeup just in time to face the onslaught of holiday parties.

December 4, 2015 - 6:40am
Anti-sexual assault organization, The Girl Code Movement, hosted Create the Space, an open mic night where student performers shared their thoughts about social issues.

 The Girl Code Movement held their first open mic night called Create the Space on Thursday. In partnership with Syracuse University’s Intergroup Dialogue Program, the free event gave student singers, musicians, poets and performers an open platform to express and discuss social issues on the SU campus, particularly relating to race, gender and sexual assault.

November 29, 2015 - 7:01pm
La Femme Syracuse attracted residents to discover brands through vendors.

For the third consecutive year, the Central New York Women’s Expo, now rebranded as La Femme Syracuse, returned to the Oncenter Convention Center for a day of celebrating the uniqueness of the female experience on Sunday, Nov. 22.

November 23, 2015 - 10:04pm
The Everson Museum of Art hosted its first Girls Night Out.

Women of all ages stood in a line that went out the Everson Museum of Art’s front doors to get into their first Girls Night Out event on Thursday.

The building slowly began to fill with women looking for a fun night of pampering and shopping. More than 140 guests roamed around the museum during Girls Night Out, according to the Everson.

November 19, 2015 - 9:21am
Students clean out their closets and trade clothes at the Style Lottery Closet Swap.

Students recycled their wardrobes at the Style Lottery Closet Swap on Monday evening.

The closet swap is comparable to the thrifting experience, since the items gathered are gently used clothing, shoes and accessories from event participants. Junior psychology major Tauri Howard is a brand ambassador for Style Lottery, and she was part of the team who organized the event.

“I went with the idea that the swap would be a one-for-one kind of thing, but I ended up leaving with more than I brought in,” Howard said.

November 15, 2015 - 7:46pm
Syracuse in Print and Light Work hosted a zine swap at Light Work on Saturday. A zine (pronounced, "zeen") is a mini magazine.

People of all ages trickled into Light Work through gusty winds  for a rainy day Zine Swap on Saturday afternoon.