The Central Library looks smart indeed

They threw an open house on South Salina Street this week. The Onondaga County Public Library’s Central Branch has been working on its three floors of grand stuff in the Galleries of Syracuse since I’ve been working at the Liverpool Public Library. Our brethren did good. Real good. The Children’s Room on the second floor…

It’s time for the new Great New York State Fair

Things will be different when the New York State Fair opens the gates today. Starting with the gates. From the close last Labor Day, the sprawling fairgrounds in Geddes received a facelift to the tune of $50 million, the folks right there a couple of miles west of Syracuse city proper who hosted our monthly…

The real payoff: Meeting Beth in person

I feel as if I’ve known Beth from I Didn’t Have My Glasses On forever. She’s been my friend in BloggyVille forever, one of the first people I met on WordPress, a writer of special note, a photographer of fine image, a person of great wit, a person fun and smart and easy to be…

A show of power by the Syracuse Chiefs on Star Wars Night

Here’s one more reason to be all-in on Star Wars even though I’m a late-joiner. The Syracuse Chiefs know how to throw a night to celebrate the funk, fun and finery of the (inter)stellar movie franchise. The Saturday night at NBT Bank Stadium my dear wife Karen, who wonderful daughter Elisabeth and tremendous significant George…

Fine fireworks from the Chiefs at Star Wars Night

It took until mid-August for my dear wife Karen and I to take in our fireworks this summer. Terrific daughter Elisabeth and tremendous significant George Three invited us to Star Wars night at the Syracuse Chiefs game Saturday night at NBT Bank Stadium. The spectacle was, well, spectacular, and the Chiefs won in one of…