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Monthly Archives: March 2015

Financial Support for Northside Homeowners

Written by Mary Beth Schwartzwalder  • March 31, 2015

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The Northeast Hawley Development Association (NEHDA) is administering 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.

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 or sarah@nehda.org.

Photo Friday: Life and art correspond in quiet blue on Townsend

Written by Mary Beth Schwartzwalder  • March 27, 2015

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Get Involved with Clean Up ‘Cuse: Northside

Written by Mary Beth Schwartzwalder  • March 26, 2015

The snow is just starting to melt, but our team is already looking ahead to Clean Up ‘Cuse, an annual community beautification initiative that coincides with OCRRA’s Earth Day clean up. This year, the event will take place on April 25th from 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

During the last several years, Northside UP has joined forces with community leaders and business owners to focus on different areas of the Northside. For the 2015 effort, Northside UP is partnering with the Northeast Hawley Development Association (NEHDA) and the Northside Business Partnership (NBP) to cleanup the Hawley-Green triangle. Activities include litter removal and weeding of green spaces, parks, sidewalks, and parking lots.

If your interested in helping with Clean Up ‘Cuse: Northside, please contact Mike at nehda@nehda.org or 425-1032. For more details, click on the flier below.

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Wine, Chocolate, and Live Music at Vinomania

Written by Mary Beth Schwartzwalder  • March 25, 2015


Any trip to Vinomania is an adventure of sorts, made possible by a wide selection of wine and spirits and the fun, quirky decor. But when the VinoMan pairs a wine tasting with samples from Lune Chocolat and live music from Lovell & Davis, it’s a must-go: Friday, 4:30 – 6:30 PM.

On the Calendar: Civics on Tap at Laci’s Tapas Bar

Written by Mary Beth Schwartzwalder  • March 23, 2015

Civics on Tap Tomorrow evening, Laci’s Tapas Bar will host Civics on Tap, an event series sponsored by University College of Syracuse University to engage citizens in discussions about local public policy issues and programs. This month’s theme is Restoring Properties, Revitalizing Neighborhoods and will feature a presentation from Katelyn Wright, Executive Director of the Greater Syracuse Land Bank. The event begins at 5:30 PM with networking, snacks, and a cash bar. For more information about Civics on Tap, click HERE.

Photo Friday: Scenes of wonder with children and puppets

Written by Mary Beth Schwartzwalder  • March 20, 2015

Open Hand Theater’s performances have taught us that puppets have the potential to draw out the curiosity and delight in all of us. In honor of the National Day of Puppetry this Saturday, we’ve collected a few of our favorite moments from Open Hand.

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St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center Hosts Red Cross Blood Drive

Written by Mary Beth Schwartzwalder  • March 18, 2015

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80% of blood donations given to the American Red Cross are collected at mobile blood drives throughout the community, offering donors a convenient way to participate (redcross.org). This week, the Red Cross will be stationed on the Northside at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in the conference room behind the lobby elevators: Thursday from 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM and Friday from 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Walk-ins are welcome, but to avoid the wait, you can make an appointment by contacting the Hospital’s Volunteer Office (448-5168 or Volunteer1@sjhsyr.org).

Green Treats from Biscotti’s

Written by Mary Beth Schwartzwalder  • March 17, 2015

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, including Biscotti Cafe. We made sure to browse the selection of Irish-themed cookies, cupcakes, and cakes for an afternoon pick-me-up.

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An Update on Last Year’s DISHES Winner

Written by Mary Beth Schwartzwalder  • March 16, 2015

DISHES Forget-Me-Nots

“As a community, we must work together to conquer dementia. We must be the leaders and look at aging straight in the face, doing all we can to help our seniors be as productive as possible, for as many years as possible.”

It’s been a year since Francine was awarded a micro-grant for the Forget-Me-Nots Chorus at Salt City Dishes. Since then, she’s been busy leading adults with dementia and their caregivers in song during rehearsals and concerts in the community. To learn more about the Chorus and its successes over the last year, watch the video HERE.


Photo Friday: Evidence of our thaw in puddles on Lodi

Written by Mary Beth Schwartzwalder  • March 13, 2015

Evidence of our thaw in puddles on Lodi