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Plowshares Craftsfair is a perfect introduction to Syracuse Peace Council
The Plowshares Craftsfair and Peace Festival, held Dec. 1, allowed community members to get a glimpse of the full mission of the Syracuse Peace Council.
Record number of women in Congress still not enough
After Congress broke the record with over 100 female representatives, women state that there is still much needed improvement.
Refugee entrepreneurs thrive on Syracuse's Northside
Many refugees own small businesses, such as marketplaces, restaurants, and clothing stores, on the city's Northside.
Solace in song
William Gorman finds freedom in his music and from the support of his church after the loss of his father.
After life-changing moment, man discovers passion for cooking and a way to help others
For 35 years, Bob Barker has cooked hot dogs in his red food truck, becoming more than just a friendly face, but also a positive force in the community.
New study finds unfair housing, discrimination in University neighborhood
CNY Fair Housing conducted targeted investigations to verify complaints about denied housing in the SU neighborhood area.
Community members experience night of homelessness in Syracuse Sleep-Out
Over 40 people slept outside as part of the Syracuse Homeless Challenge in an effort to raise awareness of hunger and homelessness in Central New York.
Civic hackathon brings awareness, solutions to hunger and homelessness
Hackers from Syracuse to Rochester and Ithaca gathered together to create apps and web services aimed at helping those experiencing homelessness.
Syracuse area dance company offers classes to underrepresented youth
The Young and Talented Dance Company allows students from low-income areas to perform all across Syracuse.
New SU student group strives to bring students to the heart of downtown
The Connective Corridor staff and students are working together to bridge the gap between campus and downtown Syracuse.
Educating young voters: America's next generation stresses importance of voting
While many young adults are ambivalent about voting, those at the polls discuss the impact and importance of Election Day.
SALT Makerspace brings maker culture to Syracuse
Syracuse alum creates a natural space for creative thinkers to collaborate on and build original and imaginative projects.
Before the votes are tallied, Election Day 2014
Democracy in Action students cover local, state and national races for the mid-term elections in Onondaga County.
Artist grapples with life challenges through therapeutic art
A schoolteacher, landscape designer and painter, Brett Rewakowski creates art that help others cope with loss.
Refocused SCSD programs aim for career readiness
Syracuse inner-city high schools strengthen programs to help students graduate with more than just a diploma.
Talking to the dead: Artist's exhibit explores afterlife
Fernando Orellana's interactive artwork at the Everson Museum draws from ghost folklore.
iSchool entrepreneur to expand local tech startup to West Coast
After creating a successful tech startup in Syracuse, Andrew Farah aims to bring his company’s innovative technology to businesses in San Francisco.
Bill Clinton speaks at Syracuse airport in support of Dan Maffei
The 42nd President of the United States landed in Syracuse Friday to campaign for Maffei, who's up for re-election in New York's 24th congressional district.
Living dead invade Tipperary Hill for Zombie Crawl
The nightlong event was structured like a bar crawl, except most of the attendees dressed as the undead.
Hashtag Lunchbag combines activism and social media
Syracuse students inspire others to give back by sharing their community service experience via social media.
Coast To Cuse: An alum's cross-country journey
SU grad Josh Keefe biked across the country, recruiting potential law students along the way.
Childhood literacy program expands citywide
All Syracuse young children to receive books every month.
Getting scared for a good cause
A local high school senior creates a haunted attraction to raise money for a charitable organization.
Tax Collection or Tax Seizure?
Common Council passes local law to collect back taxes on delinquent properties.
New SU startup aims to make college more affordable
Cuselight is an eCommerce platform that lets students share books and resources across campus.
Spanish play covers racial issues in childhood
The Spanish Action League hopes to shed light on social issues at the Community Folk Art Center.
Hack Upstate participants solve real-world problems with technology
CNY technologists and designers collaborated to create new apps and technologies to aid their communities.
DeWitt community shares lessons in love, life through poetry
A free workshop on writing love poetry at the DeWitt Community Library brings quirky and touching moments from community members.
Panhandlers driving away business
A new housing initiative aims to get homeless off Syracuse's downtown streets.
Brooklyn on Tech: SU alums build a platform for future leaders
The new nonprofit organization provides students with resources to succeed in today's technology-centered society.
Ukrainian-Americans feel effects of Ukraine turmoil in everyday lives
Ukrainian-Americans in the U.S. reflect on the conflict and political turmoil back home.
Believe In Syracuse: Westcott edition
Community organization Believe In Syracuse aims to raise morale and awareness of the neighborhoods in Syracuse.
Students represent local issues at People's Climate March
Hundreds of SU and SUNY-ESF students marched alongside more than 300,000 other demonstrators in New York City at the largest climate change march ever.
23rd Westcott Street Cultural Fair celebrates historic neighborhood
A lack of sunshine couldn't dampen the storied Westcott neighborhood's unique offering of food, art and culture.
Syracuse's International Arts and Puppet Festival continues despite rain
A last-minute rain schedule allowed families to have a good time at the Open Hand Theater's festival even in dreary weather.
Two individuals, 46 mountains, one week: A climb to fight depression
Two Clarkson University students hike all 46 Adirondack High Peaks to raise awareness for suicide prevention.
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.
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