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Written by admin  • October 27, 2010

St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center honored three with the institution’s Sister Patricia Ann Award for Excellence at a special ceremony Oct. 26, at the hospital.

This year’s recipients are all Syracuse residents – Ann Field, RN, manager of pre-admission testing; Holly Saya, who works in medical imaging and James Tucker, MD, director of the family medicine residency at St. Joseph’s.

This is the 23rd anniversary of the awards, which were established in memory of Sister Patricia Ann Mulherin, a hospital administrator from 1969 to 1987.

“The Sister Patricia Ann Award for Excellence is one of the most prestigious awards that St. Joseph’s offers,” said Deborah Welch, director of mental health services and chairperson for the awards committee. “Sister Patricia Ann devoted 41 years to St. Joseph’s and was referred to as the ’heart and soul’ of the Hospital.  She was a brilliant and generous person who was honored by everyone and this award recognizes people who represent the ideals espoused by Sister Patricia Ann.”

All awardees received plaques, and all nominees were named at the ceremony.

St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center (www.sjhsyr.org) is a non-profit, 431-bed hospital and health care network providing services to patients from Onondaga and 15 surrounding counties. Through prevention programs and the latest diagnostic treatment procedures, St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center works with patients to achieve optimum long-term health. A 10-time winner of the National Research Corporation Consumer Choice award, St. Joseph’s is designated a Magnet Hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the highest honor bestowed on a hospital for nursing care. Affiliated with Franciscan Management Services, Inc., St. Joseph’s is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis. For more information on St. Joseph’s programs and services, call the Resource Line at 315-703-2138 or 1-888-STJOES1.

Following the unveiling of the new identity, those attending were invited to tour the new offices of the newly christened Northside UP, as well as convene across the street on North Salina at Craft Chemistry(C2), where tastes of the Northside could be found, art of the business inhabitants of C2 could be viewed, and sounds of the Boston band The David Wax Museum could be enjoyed.

To view photos of the event please follow this link to the Northside UP facebook page, and while you’re there don’t forget to “like” us because we certainly like YOU!

Volunteers Needed to Spruce Up Butternut Circle Garden

Written by admin  • October 19, 2010

TNT-7 (aka the Northside) Parks subcommittee is looking for a few good volunteers to help clean and mulch the garden at Butternut Circle on Saturday morning, October 23rd at 10am. The City Parks Departments will provide the tools and the mulch. All the committee needs is you and some of your closest friends to assist with this effort.

It shouldn’t take too long provided there are enough volunteers to help rake, weed and mulch!

Please contact Nick DeMartino, Parks Subcommittee Chair at njdemartino@hotmail.com.

Cathedral Academy at Pompei Engages in Environmental Field Day

Written by admin  • October 18, 2010

On October 5, the sixth graders from Cathedral Academy at Pompei attended the 2010 Environmental Field Day presented by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historical Presentation.  It was held at Green Lakes State Park.  The Environmental Field Day program has been ongoing at Green Lakes State Park for a number of years now and has been incredibly important in the lives of the children of Onondaga County, as well as to the health of the planet.  The presenters and volunteers are experts and enthusiasts in various fields from many different environmental and conservation agencies, organizations and academia.  There were 14 different schools participating with approximately 850 sixth graders attending over two days.  The CAP sixth graders attended presentations in Tree ID / Habitat, Wildlife Rehabilitation, Forest Recycling, Zoo to You, Astronomy, Environmental Games, Aquatic Inverts and Fish ID/Ecology.  Mrs. Kuno and Brother Jonathan Beech chaperoned the event.  Mrs. Kuno made everyone tasty lunches and drove the Brady Faith Center van to the event.  A fine day was had by all.

New Pearl Street Business

Written by admin  • October 13, 2010

Don Cazentre featured a new business on Pearl Street in a recent article for The Post-Standard:

Syracuse, NY — Pearl Street — the little strip northeast of downtown Syracuse that already hosts the Vinomania wine store, the original Freedom of Espresso and the venerable Columbus Bakery — has a new food-oriented tenant.

It’s Fralli’s Italian Kitchen, 418 Pearl St., serving pizzas whole or by the slice, plus lunch entrees such as ziti and meatballs or Italian subs, and dinner entrees such as chicken Parm, stuffed shells or lasagna. Each item on the menu is less than $9.

There are also specials — a recent lunch special was lemon pepper chicken with ziti or roasted potatoes.

Fralli’s has a few tables and offers takeout service and delivery — free to downtown and the North Side but with a $20 minimum elsewhere.

Like the other occupants of Pearl Street, it’s ideally located for commuters hopping on Interstate 81 north from downtown. Call 425-2525.

Click here to read the article on Syracuse.com

10th Annual Northside Hall of Fame

Written by admin  • October 7, 2010

Congressman Dan Maffei will serve as the MC for the 10th Annual Northside Hall of Fame, being held on Monday, October 18th from 5:30 to 7:30 in the evening at the Corinthian Club at 930 James Street in Syracuse. Former County Executive Nick Pirro is the Chair of the event which will celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of all 9 previous classes inducted into the Hall of Fame and spotlight the programs of the Syracuse Northeast Community Center. Tickets for the event are $60 each, or $100 per couple, and may be obtained by calling 472-6343 or emailing info@snccsyr.org.

The Syracuse Northeast Community Center is located on Hawley Avenue next to Dr. Weeks Elementary School and provides myriad services to the North and Northeast quadrants of the City of Syracuse, including, an after-school program, a senior center, a teen center, food pantry, facilitated enrollment in government programs and much, much more.

When:  10/18/2010, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
Where: Corinthian Club, 930 James Street, Syracuse, NY 13203


Cooking Together for Family Meals

Written by admin  • October 6, 2010

Cooking Together is a FREE, six- session, 2 hours/class cooking program, designed to get parent AND kids working together to prepare quick and healthy meals!
• Make and sample recipes that focus on vegetables- great taste and good for you too!
• Share your cooking skills with your kids- learn how to modify recipes and make healthy food choices as a family

Join us for a FUN night out…parents and kids together!

WEDNESDAYS beginning October 6th
(Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, 10)

McChesney Recreation Center (Pond St and Grant Blvd)

Who Can Participate?:
One Parent or guardian with up to two children from the household; Children must be between 8 and 15 yrs of age

For more information check out the City Parks website by clicking here.

ArtRage Tells the Truth

Written by admin  • October 5, 2010

The current exhibition at ArtRage Gallery combined with a series of speaker presentations is intended to encourage a dialogue that will help each of us figure out which truths we value most as citizens in a threatened democracy. Two Truth Tellers will engage the community this week at 505 Hawley Avenue where the gallery is located, they are:

CYNTHIA BANAS & KATHLEEN RUMPF — Two long-time CNY peace activists, Cynthia Banas & Kathleen Rumpf, will speak at ArtRage in another in a series of Truth Telling sessions during our Americans Who Tell The Truth exhibition. Their work has extended over 40 years individually and has brought to light the injustices of many wars (from Vietnam through Afghanistan), the role the USA has played in world domination and the way those practices have manifested themselves in domestic policy.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010    7- 9pm    FREE to the public

KATHY KELLY — an American peace activist, pacifist and author, a three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, one of the founding members of Voices in the Wilderness, and currently a co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence.
Saturday, October 9, 2010    7- 9pm    FREE to the public

For more information check out the ArtRage website by clicking here.