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Refugees watching the Iraqi divide from afar
Middle Eastern refugees in Syracuse worry about Iraqi relatives living in the violence back home.
Baking together, one croissant at a time
The co-owners of Picasso’s Pastries and Cafe partner to offer from-scratch goods for the Westcott community.
Meet your motivated neighbor
UP Start Syracuse is helping make dreams come true for seven local entrepreneurs. Discover why their business ideas are passions, not just plans.
Finding his own way
Scotty Fura and his family are determined to move forward after a tragic accident to the Camillus boy.
Tapping into the sweet legacy of maple syrup
Every spring, Howard LaFever faithfully harvests sap from 400 sugar maple trees in Morrisville.
Funk N' Waffles to get new location in Armory Square
New downtown location looks to book bigger bands and add alcohol to the menu alongside famous waffles.
Hopeprint gives refugees a fighting chance
Sean Haley's Hopeprint provides Syracuse refugees English classes, job training and tutoring.
Pay it forward
Student-run credit unions bring hands-on experience to local high schools in poor economic conditions.
Making the best of a snowy situation
At a time of year when we most need it, sledding at Greyrock Farm gives us a reason to get some fresh air and reminds us of why winter in CNY can be great by combining the best of what this long, snowy season has to offer.
CNY Brewfest spreads good beer and good cheer in Syracuse
This year's CNY Brewfest brought 1,500 drinkers and 103 breweries together under one roof at The State Fair Exhibit Center.
Smothering With Love
Mary Alice Smothers, the Queen Bee of the West Side, makes a difference in the community one child at a time.
Fire erases a home but not a family's spirit
Cherie Williams and her family continue to persevere after having their Chatham, N.Y., home destroyed last spring.
An Infinite Faith
Struggling to support himself and his family, Don Uyaguari crafts guitars in his small town of San Bartolomé, Ecuador.
Does the punishment match the crime? Legislators debate New York drug policies
As other state legislatures adopt more lenient marijuana policies, New York lawmakers consider policies concerning drugs, stop-and-frisk and more controversial topics.
Smock’s Annual Sip and Shop brings holiday cheer and philanthropy to Syracuse
With the holiday season in full effect, one local company spreads the joy with an event this week that raises awareness for a greater cause.
Caring for Doug
A Liverpool couple's love and commitment endure six years after a stroke changes their lives forever.
Miss America Nina Davuluri returns to Syracuse
The former Miss New York attended a Bollywood-inspired homecoming reception party at The Oncenter on Nov. 16 bringing with her a new beacon of hope for Syracuse’s Indian community.
Local authors gather in Liverpool to tell their stories
Central New York authors kicked off NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) this past Saturday at the Liverpool Public Library as they gathered to talk about their different perspectives on writing.
Scenes from Election Day 2013
The Democracy in Action project delivers dozens of accounts Tuesday from across the Syracuse community.
The front yard economy
When the Great Recession hit, economic desperation drove many Americans to slap price stickers on anything they could — bringing an extra poignancy to the process of letting go.
The 2013 Tully Free Speech Award Winner is firsthand reminder of the value of free speech
Independent journalist Idrak Abbasov spoke to students and faculty at the Herg Auditorium Thursday about issues facing the press in Azerbaijan and the work he's doing there.
SU student receives makeover on hit TV series 'Project Runway'
Art history junior Stephanie Breed was chosen as a 'super fan,' and received a makeover from a 'Project Runway' designer for an episode that aired in mid-September.
Local women pursue dream of creating inspirational magazine
Victoria Coit and Vanessa Campbell hope to launch "Salt of the Earth," or "S.O.T.E. Magazine," in a full website by the end of 2013.
Apple-picking season is ripe in Central New York
With fall in full swing, some CNY apple growers suggest that consumers plan apple-picking visits based on his or her favorite apple.
Syracuse artists show off style at the Westcott Street Cultural Fair
Thousands turned out to experience the multi-cultural offerings of the Westcott Street Cultural Fair, which is celebrating its 22nd year.
Mural artist brings life back to a piece of Syracuse history
Kelly Curry restores the Columbus Circle painting with energy, spirit and artistic ability discovered later in life.
Fair's Dairy Birthing Center offers unique learning experience
The newly-installed Dairy Birthing Center at the New York State Fair saw a crowd of over 5,000 people on its busiest day.
Obama promotes higher education reform in speech at Henninger High School
President spoke to Syracuse residents Thursday about his proposal to make college education more affordable for the middle class.
The legendary bakery on Syracuse's Northside
For 116 years, Syracuse's Columbus Bakery has tried to remain true to the traditions of making Italian bread.
Guerrilla acts of kindness on the streets of Syracuse
The American Bear project encouraged locals to share random acts of kindness with strangers on the streets.
Connective Corridor sets sights on expansion
A $45 million phase of the initiative to connect SU's campus with downtown Syracuse starts this summer with a target Fall 2015 completion date.
From classroom to lakefront: the story of Onondaga Lake
Students at Syracuse University and SUNY-ESF recount the history of Onondaga Lake through puppets, poetry, music and art.
SUNY-ESF taxidermy collection brings animal specimens back to life
In a SUNY-ESF classroom lies the Roosevelt Wildlife Collection, an assortment of 10,000 stuffed animal specimens that educate and inspire students to add their own finds to the collection.
The Adventures of Jessica DiCicco
DJ, actress, music video director and voice of Flame Princess on the hit animated TV series, 'Adventure Time': Jessica DiCicco is doing it all, and she's only getting started.
Community members recount love tales for oral history initiative
During the final event for the Black Syracuse Project's "Your Story!" series, members of the Syracuse community spoke about their experiences with love in its many forms.
Gangs of Central New York
Thirty years since former gang leader General Davis ruled the streets, Syracuse is home to 22 gangs and 1,300 gang members, and the violent crime rate remains above the national average.
'Tap into the MOST' tickles taste buds while raising money for science education
The food and drink tasting event drew large crowds to the Museum of Science and Technology even during the SU Final Four game against Michigan.
Auto show spotlights classic car collectors from the community
Automobiles, motorcycles and bicycles were on display this past weekend at Syracuse Motorama, the largest indoor custom and classic car show in New York.
SU alumni explore the impact of 9/11 with documentary
In 'We Were Quiet Once,' a community grapples with the aftershocks of a tragedy that unfolded right in their backyard.
Crime reporter tracks down mystery bus company
Finding leads and following clues? Just a day in the life for journalist Douglass Dowty.
Salsa dance classes heat up wintry Syracuse
La Familia de la Salsa's lessons bring people together and lift their spirits, even in the depths of winter.
Out-of-state visitors and local businesses alike enjoy Winterfest
Syracuse's annual winter festival is underway with ice skating and drink mix-offs, and the fun will continue until Feb. 24.
SU art professor's video premieres at dusk on Everson Museum's wall
in Court (Basketball), an Urban Video Project exhibition, debuted Feb. 14 and will continue until March 31.
Film festival explores issues, celebrates culture of the Caribbean
The second annual Caribbean Cinematic Festival takes place at the Community Folk Art Center, February 6 through 10.
Celebrating the season with Winterfest in Syracuse
The community comes together to celebrate Syracuse's longest season with 9 days filled with cook-offs, ice skating, music, games and fireworks.
Making the cut: SU students search for the perfect barber
Finding the right barber can be difficult and tedious, but some Syracuse students have found the right fit at local shops.
The Marshall Street appeal
Students weigh in on which Marshall Street establishments they like and what they want to see added.
Liverpool boy's wait for a heart
A Liverpool family experiences a miraculous change of heart as it cares for six adopted children with special needs.
SUNY-ESF duo celebrate the success of blight-resistant trees
Charles Maynard and William Powell have developed a fungus-resistant American chestnut that may bring back the trees from the brink of extinction.
See Sam run
Dynamic Democrat Sam Roberts earns a second term as Syracuse's New York state assemblyman.
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