Monthly Archives: February 2014
Written by admin • February 28, 2014
Demolition work started last week on Butternut Street, marking the beginning of the Butternut Commons project. Congratulations to developer, Giovanni LaFace, who is rebuilding the blocks between North McBride and North Townsend Streets to include both retail and residential components, including a pharmacy, a Thai restaurant, a coffee shop, and four townhouses. We’re happy to play a small part in this and look forward to seeing the project take shape!
Written by Mary Beth Schwartzwalder • February 26, 2014
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One of our Northside restaurants was honored during the Winterfest’s Wing Walk. Louie’s Family Restaurant on North State Street placed third for best wings this past Sunday. Owned by the Parolin family, Louie’s wings are made by their son, Matt, and delicious on their own or accompanied by pizza. Stop in during happy hour (4:00 PM – 7:00 PM) to get special prices on bar items, including the wings!
Over 40 people joined us at Open Hand Theater last Friday for the Northside Networking Event. Stakeholders from our community met and mingled with peers and elected officials among the giant puppets and marionettes that decorate the Puppet Museum and enjoyed the elegant spread of finger foods provided by Cathy’s Corner Cafe. Open Hand’s Artistic Director, Geoff Navias, gave a brief speech and showed a short video about the International Art and Puppet Festival that will take place on the Northside this fall. Networking events like this continue to be a successful way for business and property owners to connect and share their visions for the future of our neighborhood.
This spring, the Onondaga Earth Corps (OEC) will be looking for both Young Adult (ages 19-25) and Youth (ages 15-18) Crew members to work on various projects in green infrastructure, urban forestry and community outreach. Applications are accepted at any time, and interviews will begin in March.
For specific information about the different positions, visit OEC’s jobs page here. Click the flyer below to enlarge.
This Friday, business and property owners throughout the Northside will gather for a Networking Event at Open Hand Theater. The event is a great opportunity for stakeholders in our neighborhood to meet and mingle with each other and our federal, state, and local elected officials who are invited to attend. Cathy’s Corner Cafe will provide a spread of finger foods and a cash bar for the event. In addition, Open Hand Theater will present a brief introduction to their plans for this year’s International Arts and Puppet Festival, to be held on the Northside in September. For more details, check out the flier below.
This event is hosted by the Northside Business Partnership (NBP), a collaboration between Northside UP, the Greater North Salina Business Association, and CenterState CEO that work to promote, support, and engage Northside businesses.
Deadline: March 24
Artists of all ages and skill levels are invited to compete in a design contest for the poster that will promote the 2014 International Arts and Puppet Festival. For details about the contest, visit Open Hand Theater’s website.
Deadline: May 1
Interested artists who work in two- and three-dimensional media as well as video are asked to submit their work for a juried exhibition to be held this fall. Submissions must relate to the mission of ArtRage Gallery. Download the full prospectus here.
Written by Mary Beth Schwartzwalder • February 13, 2014
Earlier this year, Northside UP began a collaboration with Steve Davis and Jon Glass of the Samuel I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. The class they’re teaching this semester, Web Journalism & Innovation, has become a resource for the six entrepreneurs currently in incubation through our UP Start Syracuse program. These entrepreneurs have distinct stories to tell about their lives, their business ideas, and their hopes for the future. Their stories are the fabric for a major class project involving 15 print and broadcast journalism students who are interested in developing their multimedia storytelling skills for digital platforms. Overall, the course teaches students with a print ethos about visual storytelling (and vice-versa) and explores how the digital environment expands storytelling forms, allowing for more interactive pieces that engage an audience. “The Northside UP project is ideal in many ways,” Steve Davis explains. “It provides an interesting venue for our work and for students to learn, but most important of all, this is an inspiring story to tell and we are lucky to be a part of it.”
As the project develops over the semester, we’ll share some of the progress via our blog and Facebook.
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“When I first started, the only thing I knew about bread was eating it. My father-in-law taught me everything I know now.” -Paul Waverchak, owner of Di Lauro’s Bakery.
Earlier this month we stopped by Di Lauro’s Bakery, one of our Northside Business Partnership (NBP) members. The owner, Paul, gave us a tour of the bakery and answered questions about the business and making good, crusty bread. Stay tuned for a more in-depth article.