When Stephanie Heath Higgins met Grace, she could barely hold up her head. The pit bull, at 7 or 8 years old, should have weighed around 60 pounds. But Grace weighed about 30. She was emaciated, dehydrated, suffering from an eye infection. She couldn’t walk. Her organs were shutting down. But Higgins loved her anyway.
A clean canvas; The future of Onondaga Lake's shoreline will be determined by the Syracuse community
“There is an alignment, I guess, of the stars right now to try to keep the monitoring programs working together and to reduce redundancy,” said Ed Michalenko, president of the Onondaga Environmental Institute.
Rumors circulated earlier this month that changes in Green Hills Farms’ management would result in an overall change in the store’s emphasis on local produce and foods. But Green Hills owner Keith Hawkins said last week that while he was aware of the rumors, he did not know how they started.
Seven different roasters were marketing their beans in the Salt City, and the Near West Side, East Side, Eastwood, Downtown and North Side neighborhoods all boast their own roasteries (more than one, in some areas), each with their own personalities and defining characteristics.
For all intents and purposes, if elected, you’re allowed to be a county legislator and a mayor. You’re allowed, and capable, of holding two positions at the same time. State law says that. Numerous attorneys agree. The law is the law. But is the law what’s best for the community?
Many Central New York CSA farms offer the opportunity to come onto the farm and pick your own flowers and herbs. Did you know many of the flowers you’ll find on the farm, and in your back yard, are edible?
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?
The Syracuse Peace Council is seeking submissions of original and traditional songs to be compiled into “PeaceSongs CNY” a CD that will commemorate the SPC’s 75th Anniversary and highlight local talent and activist spirit.
The Onondaga County Sheriff's Office has announced that unsolved crimes will now be added to its Facebook page and website.
The Eagle's Ami Olson of The Eagle interviews Amanda Gormley.
Downtown After Dark
Like many newspaper reporters, Joan Vadeboncoeur met plenty of famous people. When her estate was auctioned off last weekend, autographs inscribed by entertainers such as Judy Garland and Erroll Flynn were among the items sold.
Recognizing the new hires, promotions and honors of local businesses and professionals.
The Syracuse Poster Project is trying something a little different for its 2012 collection.
Elbridge mom raises money, awareness for Liverpool walk in memory of her father
Tara Olmstead Kinsella has happy memories of her father from her childhood. “My dad was truly a great guy,” she said. “He had a huge heart and would do anything for anyone.” Though her parents were divorced and she lived with her mother, Kinsella described Wayne Olmstead as “a wonderful father.” “He would take me for a week every summer and plan something for the two of us every day,” she said. “I remember him taking me to the Alpine Slide at Song Mountain as a kid, go-cart racing, putt-putt golfing, lunch cruises on Skaneateles Lake, he would plan something for every day. I’m an only child and he was always proud of me.” That didn’t change when Kinsella had children of her own.
Demetrios Tsimis had a plan: turn a vacant lot on the Near West Side into a gathering place every Friday and Sunday, where neighborhood residents could find food, music and vendors, for free.
Green Hills, for decades a beloved independent store, has emerged as a key player in launching the local movement here in Syracuse.
School Is In
Anyone driving in the vicinity of Syracuse’s Thornden Park on July 27 would have noticed an inordinate amount of traffic — hundreds of cars and trucks and dozens of school buses filling the parking lots and adjoining streets at 8:30 in the morning. The third annual Say Yes to Education’s Summer Camp Festival was under way.
'Follow the Wood' documentary would tell the story of Syracuse's hosting the United States Bowling Congress 2011 Women’s Championship tournament.
Cherry tomatoes can range from as small as a salad crouton to as large as an egg.