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Hiring: Community Engagement Manager

Written by admin  • September 15, 2014

Work Train seeks to hire a Community Engagement Manager who can work collaboratively and is comfortable in a dynamic and evolving environment. Check out the Idealist posting for more information.

Work Train Hire Community Manager JPEG

UP Start Entrepreneurs at Open Hand Festival

Written by admin  • September 12, 2014

In addition to giant puppets, live music, arts and crafts, and a puppet circus, tomorrow’s International Arts and Puppet Festival offers our UP Start Syracuse entrepreneurs an opportunity to test our their business ideas:

-Curtis Washington will be on site with his food truck, That’s What’s Up, serving savory, kid-friendly snacks.
-Aaron Metthe will be pouring cups of Salt City Coffee and tea, while also selling bags of freshly ground coffee.
-Fesseha Kahsay will lead a free gardening workshop and demonstration for families.
-Hari Bangaley Adhikari will sell a dessert pairing of Puri and Jelabi, a popular street food in his native Bhutan.

We’re very proud of these four and look forward to experiencing their businesses with you tomorrow! And check out the great coverage they received today on Syracuse.com.


Photo Credit: Ethan Backer

Photo Friday: Open Hand’s International Arts and Puppet Festival

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Photo Friday_Open Hand Tomorrow!

The event is tomorrow! Join in the festivities and read up on the schedule and details on Syracuse.com.

5th Northside Showcase at St. Joseph’s Hospital

Written by admin  • September 11, 2014

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Small, independently owned businesses have been the backbone of the Northside for generations. Supporting these businesses not only benefits our local economy, but strengthens our neighborhood.  The Northside Showcase is a collaboration between the Northside Business Partnership and St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, which aims to promote buying local by encouraging hospital employees to learn more about the rich and diverse business community that is “Just a Walk Away”. On average, over 350 hospital employees attend the event, which will be the fourth showcase hosted by Northside UP.

Today from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, food, fun and giveaways will be available to SJHHC staff as sixteen Northside businesses set up shop inside the hospital. Vendors will display local goods and services, provide helpful business information, and offer free samples. Check out the list of participating vendors:

Cooperative Federal

Small Business Development Center at Onondaga Community College

Open Hand Theater

Thanos Import Market

Syracuse Northeast Community Center

The Laundry Room

Laci’s Tapas Bar

Ra-Lin Discount


Sauro’s Photographic Art Studio

Salt City Coffee

Attilio’s Restaurant & Bar

Adagio Salon

83 & Company


Sparky Town

Global Meets Local at Syracuse Grows Farm-to-Table Benefit Dinner

Written by admin  • September 10, 2014

On September 20th, support Syracuse Grows while feasting on a multicultural meal prepared by the New American chefs of My Lucky Tummy. Produce will be sourced from local growers, including the farm that will host the event, the Salt City Harvest Farm — a Syracuse Grows member farm cultivated by and for New Americans located just 12 miles east of Downtown Syracuse. All proceeds will benefit the network of Syracuse Grows community gardens, including the three we have on the Northside! Tickets can be purchased at http://sg-harvestdinner.eventbrite.com/ and cost $50. Questions? Email  syracusegrows@gmail.com or call (315)443-4890.

Syr Grows Ticket

Syr Grows Collage


Photo Friday: Celebrations at St. Joe’s

Written by admin  • September 5, 2014

The groundbreaking took place nearly two and a half years ago and this week St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center celebrated the opening of the Christina M. Nappi Surgical Tower. Inside are 110 private rooms, a brand new intensive care unit, a 4,000 sq. ft. surgical waiting room, a “Main Street” Corridor featuring a large-scale mural by Michael Barletta and benches and tables by Salt Works!


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Photo Friday: Lilac Street Demolition

Written by admin  • August 29, 2014

This week, a home heavily damaged by fire and neglect was demolished through the Greater Syracuse Land Bank. Before it came down, all salvageable materials such as doors and moldings were removed for reuse. Eventually, a playground will be installed in its place by Hopeprint.


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Photo Friday: Continued Restoration at 507-513 North Salina Street.

Written by admin  • August 15, 2014

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OHA Seeks Items for Exhibit about Italian-Americans

Written by admin  • August 14, 2014

The Onondaga Historical Association will run an exhibit in the gallery starting September 12th that will “explore the Italian experience in Syracuse”. They’re looking for a number of items to borrow or have donated for the exhibit, including any images of stores or businesses owned by Italian immigrants on the Northside, copies of the newspaper Risveglio Coloniale, photos of Italian-American students and any artifacts associated with home wine-making, among other items. Check the syracuse.com article for more information.


My Lucky Tummy’s New Website

Written by admin  • August 11, 2014

Adam Sudmann, creator of the My Lucky Tummy pop-up food court, just launched a new website for his effort. New features include a list of future and past menu items to get your mouth watering. Check it out for yourself at myluckytummy.com.

My Lucky Tummy Website