Uniforms from this past.

Five for Fighting at a hockey party seems so right

When my dear wife Karen texted from SMG on Friday afternoon with the news that she’d snagged a pair of free tickets for the AHL All-Star Classic weekend, I was all-in. The VIP Party on Day One brought rock band Five for Fighting to the Oncenter in downtown Syracuse, the convention center next door to…

Daughter Lindsey sings, dad Rick directs and plays trumpet in the top floor ballroom.

Four floors of jazz warms up the winter

From bottom to top, the CNY Jazz plan to keep the genre hopping at Mohegan Manor worked quite well. The Syracuse arts organization uses its winter one-day festival in the big, old brick building in quaint village of Baldwinsville, N.Y., to raise funds and awareness for America’s own brand of music. On the last day…

(From michaelconnelly.com)

Michael Connelly crosses Harry Bosch over the line

Harry Bosch is struggling with his conscience again. LA’s crime fighter that comes from the mind of Michael Connelly is deep into finding out if somebody did or did not commit the murder in The Crossing. Once again, the man whose familiar handle shortens his given name only the more sophisticated in his circles realize…

Discounts deep, they say.

Discount Nordstrom store, whoa!

A new store recently popped up on our radar at Syracuse mega shopping, dining and entertainment complex Destiny USA, so last Saturday my dear wife Karen and I stopped our stroll to drop in and take a look. Nordstrom Rack promised big deals on great brands. So said the sign out front. Hover over either…

What's going on in there, Ellie B?

Doggie daydreams at 5

Caught in a pensive mood, Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle is gazing upon the side yard in our Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood. So I wonder about our beloved rescue mutt as she approaches her fifth year with us … what is she thinking about as she looks out on the…