Monthly Archives: March 2014
Written by Mary Beth Schwartzwalder • March 27, 2014
The Northeast Hawley Development Association (NEHDA) is partnering with Home HeadQuarters, Inc. to administer a limited number of Syracuse Homeowner Assistance Repair Program (SHARP) applications for Northside residents. The SHARP program assists homeowners with minor repairs and/or minor code violations. The funding for each project cannot exceed $1,000 and homeowners must provide a $100 contribution of their own funds to participate.
For specific guidelines and application details, click here. Applications will be viewed and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact Sarah Cowles, Program Director at NEHDA, with any questions: 315-425-1032.
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Clean Up ‘Cuse is an annual community beautification initiative that coincides with Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency’s (OCRRA) countywide Earth Day clean up.
On April 12th, we’re organizing efforts to align with the 2014 effort! From 9:00 AM-1:00 PM, we’ll facilitate clean-up activities along the N. Salina Street corridor between the 300 and 900 blocks, including green spaces, triangle parks, and parking lots with special emphasis on sidewalks, litter removal, and weeding. Various property and business owners, Greater North Salina Business Association (GNSBA) board members, and community organizations will take charge of an individual block or area along North Salina Street.
All volunteers will be provided gloves, trash bags, snacks, and t-shirts. To volunteer with Northside UP’s effort, sign up HERE. Questions? Please call 315-299-8228 ext. 11 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you there!
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The Hiscock Legal Aid Society (HLAS) has been promoting “justice for all” since 1949. They’re an organization dedicated to providing high quality legal assistance to individuals and families in need in Onondaga County and the surrounding region. Tomorrow, they’ll be in our Northside neighborhood, encouraging people to patronize the 83 & Company cake shop and cafe in a collaborative fundraising effort. During business hours, 30% of all sales will support the mission of HLAS. They will also hold two different events at the cafe: a one-hour presentation open to the public that explains their mission and services, plus a law student networking event later in the evening.
To learn more about the day’s events, visit HLAS’s Facebook invite.
Local artist, Theresa Barry, will install a paper structure as part of the “In Da Window” exhibit at Echo. With color and whimsy, the sculpture will celebrate spring’s return to North Salina Street. The opening reception is a chance to see the Echo space, meet Theresa, and purchase cookies from her Girl Scout Troop made up of a diverse group of young girls who live on the Northside.
To learn more, check out Echo’s Facebook invite.
Theresa’s art will be on display in the Echo windows until May 1.
Written by Mary Beth Schwartzwalder • March 17, 2014
NOexcusesSYR and SyracuseFirst have teamed-up to create bracket predictions and a contest, called #SYRlocalmadness, to see which business is the ‘Local Champ of Syracuse’. There are 64 local businesses throughout our city who will compete in three elimination rounds and advance to a series of finals. Businesses advance each round depending on the amount of social media buzz each receives during the time of that round. Each tweet or Facebook post must tag NOexcusesSYR and SyracuseFirst in order to qualify. All bracket predictions need to be filled out and shared via social media by noon on March 18th. To create a bracket, sign in here and begin. For complete details, including the time periods for each round, click here.
All of the 64 businesses were chosen by a selection committee, who took into account social media interaction, reviews, regional hospitality, local popularity, and customer appreciation. We’re excited that 6 of our Northside Business Partnership members are included (Sparkytown, Laci’s Tapas Bar, ArtRage Gallery, Attilio’s Restaurant & Bar, Rocky’s News and Cigar, and Ra-Lin), as well as our friends at Daylight Blue Media. The winner gets a custom-created event where hundreds of localists will enjoy the offerings of the winning business in a TBA event this spring. Follow the #SYRlocalmadness happenings via Facebook: NOexcusesSYR and SyracuseFirst.
Written by Mary Beth Schwartzwalder • March 13, 2014
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The Syracuse Northeast Community Center (SNCC) is a partner in our community dedicated to promoting and maintaining stability of the city’s Northside and Northeast neighborhoods. They offer a variety of programs that aim to improve the quality of life for area residents. Currently, they’re looking for a full-time Executive Director who will compliment their staff of dedicated team members. The ideal candidate must posses strong leadership skills, the ability to address changing community and organizational needs, and a vision for the neighborhood.
If you’re interested in leading SNCC into the future and fostering their growth, please submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com by March 19. More information can be found on the following PDF: ED Job Announcement March 2014.