Home & Garden


Plowshares crafts fair celebrates peace, justice this weekend at Nottingham High

For thousands of years, this special season has promised peace, and for the past four decades the Syracuse Peace Council has risen to the occasion by hosting the annual Plowshares Craftsfair and Peace Festival.

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Camillus family’s story inspires home makeover

Dave Peek and his wife, Michelle, bought their home on Kastor Avenue in the village of Camillus with plans to fix it up. They couldn’t have planned for what happened next. “The second we had our daughter, Sarah, there were a lot of medical complications, and life just changed,” Dave Peek said. “All of our priorities changed.”

Make a quick $30 with free fridge pick-up program

A new refrigerator-recycling program offers residents are paid $30 for each fridge or freezer scheduled for free pick-up.

CNY is proud apple country

Apples have a rich history in New York. The first known apple tree in New York State was planted by Governor Peter Stuyvesant in 1647.

Syracuse Garden Club to celebrate 80-year mark

As part of its 80th year celebration, the Syracuse Garden Club will host a luncheon Monday, Oct. 24, at the Crowne Plaza Convention Center in downtown Syracuse.

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Daffodils sweeten Skunk City

The Skunk City Initiative 3,000 Daffodil & Tulip Bulb free giveaway is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Mundy Branch Library, 1204 S. Geddes St., corner of Rowland St. There will also be crafts for kids.

Free pet clinic for West Side residents

Second free pet clinic for Near West and South West side residents scheduled for Oct. 9.

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Westcott neighbors: pick up your bulbs Saturday, Oct. 1

Annual Bulb Give Away Day offers plenty for non-neighborhood residents, too

The 9th annual Bulb Give Away is set for Saturday, Oct. 1, but the four-hour event features much more than the 5,400 perennial daffodil bulbs set aside for Westcott neighbors.

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Home-roasted tomatoes beat store-bought sundried

Cherry tomatoes can range from as small as a salad crouton to as large as an egg.

Save the Rain monthly update

Each month, we’ll list upcoming Save the Rain events and feature an update on a noteworthy project.

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DIY, or don't even try?

Some Syracuse homeowners are skipping the real estate agent in favor of sell-it-yourself sites, with mixed results

Websites like Zillow and For Sale By Owner make selling a home without the help of a licensed real estate agent a tempting prospect, allowing sellers more control over their listings and the opportunity to keep the 6-percent sales commission they’d traditionally have to fork over to an agent. But how likely are houses to sell without the guidance of a full-time real estate expert?