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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Laura Serway on Leadership

Written by admin  • February 27, 2018

Laura Serway and her partner, Cindy Seymour, opened Laci’s Tapas Bar in 2010. Since then, we’ve seen them invest passionately in relationships and community. Today Syracuse.com is featuring Laura’s perspective on leadership:

“Their influence and leadership extends into the Hawley-Green District, where they nurture entrepreneurs, rehab properties, and have become an anchor for a place where Victorian architecture, walkability, and neighborhood spirit are celebrated.

(Laura) …My pop (John Serway) is my mentor. As a child, I would walk through the factories with him, holding his hand and watching what he did. He would stop and talk to every person in the shop every day – and with a smile. He may say to them: This piece of wood looks right. Or you need to put the planer to this one more time. Whatever it was, he always spoke to people in a calm, easy way. He always felt that he worked for his people. He knew he was the boss, the owner, but he was always showing, teaching, coaching, praising. “

Read the full article at Syracuse.com.

Relaunch of Iconic Northside Beer

Written by admin  • February 22, 2018

Onondaga Historical Association and Willow Rock Brewing Company are partnering to re-launch one of the iconic beers of the Northside:

“Congress, once brewed by the Haberle Brewery on Syracuse’s North Side, was the last of the “old school” pre-craft era beers made in Syracuse…The Haberle brewery, last located at Butternut and North McBride streets, first opened in the late 1800s, when it was one of almost  a dozen breweries operating on the city’s North Side or along the Erie Canal. It reopened in 1933 after Prohibition and closed in 1962.”

Read the full article on Syracuse.com.

Onondaga Historical Association

Which reminds us of this post by Joe a few years back – The King of Beer Lives on the Northside: “A larger than life statue of the good king protruded from the outer wall of the Haberle Brewing Company… Empowered by the thrill of getting away with something we waited for the closest workman to turn his back toward us. Then in Keystone Cops fashion we tripped and stumbled over each other while lunging for the beer.”

Read up on Joe’s adventure at the brewery here.

Overcoming the Language Barrier

Written by admin  • February 21, 2018

“Struggling to find a good paying job and being able to pay your bills at times is a significant challenge. Now imagine that you do not speak the language native to your home. How would you find work? Where would you turn to for assistance? City Limits: A Poverty Project‘s Brian Moore attempts to answer these question in this latest report.”

Though this piece focuses on the Near Westside neighborhood, the same questions are relevant to many residents on the Northside of Syracuse… and have been for generations. Listen in on the City Limits website.


Hopeprint wins DISHES micro-grant

Written by admin  • February 20, 2018

Huge congrats to Hopeprint, who won a $2,000 micro-grant this past Sunday at Salt City Dishes. We look forward to seeing their project – Navigating Syracuse – brought to life!

Donze’s Demolition

Written by admin  • February 15, 2018

After nearly a decade, 618 N. Townsend St. (originally home to Sam Donze’s Meats) is coming down. In its place will be a three story mixed-use structure with retail space on the first floor and apartments on the second and third floor.

Free Tax Prep Returns this Weekend

Written by admin  • February 12, 2018

Cooperative FederalNortheast Hawley Development Association, Inc. – NEHDA, Inc. and the Madden School of Business at Le Moyne College are partnering together again to provide free tax prep to the community. First opportunity to participate begins this Saturday.



Photo Friday: Neighbors

Written by admin  • February 9, 2018

Slowly, but surely, the home of Yeshua Restoration Ministries has been transforming. From blighted property to neighborhood hub, from vacant lot to soccer field, from yellow to blue – we can’t wait to spend time on this expanded front porch drinking tea with Lou and Anne.

With Love, Savannah

Written by admin  • February 8, 2018

If you’re looking for a place to eat dinner and warm up on this cold evening, you should head to the With Love Restaurant.


Written by admin  • February 3, 2018

Rose, Kim and Marmalade have been busy prepping ArtRage Gallery for WE ALL FALL DOWN: The Art of Donalee Peden Wesley- Opening Night, which opens this evening at 7 p.m. The exhibit is on view through March 24th.

Photo Friday: Thanks Joe!

Written by admin  • February 2, 2018

Joe’s Instagram takeover this week featured photographs and memories from the Old Nortside. Check out all of his photos: www.instagram.com/northsideup.