St. Baldrick's Kitty Hoynes

The driving force behind St. Baldrick’s success in Syracuse

Originally posted on Irish Investigations:
Chow Downey, master of ceremonies at Syracuse’s St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser for pediatric cancer research, readies an encouraging fist-bump to a young “shavee” about to go bald for a good cause. It takes thousands of volunteers and donors to raise almost $500,000 for pediatric cancer research at one event. It also takes one…

(From syracusenewtimes.com)

Don’t judge so quickly, coach

When the coach played by Kevin Costner in “McFarland, USA” takes one look at the the situation he’s gotten he and his family into, he’s an unhappy fellow. But then Jim White learns he shouldn’t just assume stuff, a pretty good lesson for a man who’s a teacher. And by the time the Disney movie…

Bring something, eat and drink what you wish.

Martinfest generates another year of fun

Year three of Martinfest was not bigger in the numbers sense. The oh-so-cold and you-gotta-be-kidding-me snow just may have kept some folks away from the private get-together in the Syracuse city parking lot across the street from the official Winterfest. But the Martins — sister Michelle, brothers Scott and Kevin and cousin Jason — were…

Ellie B has a nose for snow.

Snow four dogs high

Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle’s got to walk. No matter how high the snow gets in our Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood. On this weekend morning, the extreme cold of this February being a bit less crushing, my dear wife Karen joined us on the two-block loop to nearby Norwood Park. I asked her to…