Onondaga Lake proves to be friendly to many eagles

The word is out that the shore of our lake that adjoins the major shopping, dining and entertainment complex has turned into a robust home for an American icon. Outdoors writer David Figura spread the story online for newyorkupstate.com. I’ve seen a majestic bird or two the mile or so along the shore toward the…

Now that’s a punch

I will admit that I drink plenty of morning coffee. One at home in my cup the size of my head. One from Nichols to bring into work. One from Dunkin’ Donuts at break. And yet still I make a face at the thought of a brew strong enough to earn the name Joe Nitro.…

A model place for hats and sunglasses

A new joint at Syracuse mega entertainment, dining and shopping complex Destiny USA caught my attention on the latest shopping stroll for my dear wife Karen and I. How could I not stick my head in to check out a place called Panama Jack? OK, more than just my head. They sell hats and sunglasses.…

Beverage wars?

On a recent trip to Syracuse mega shopping, dining and entertainment complex Destiny USA with my dear wife Karen, I couldn’t help but notice the side-by-side business of Kung Fu Tea and Finger Lakes Coffee Masters. On this Sunday afternoon, the aroma of coffee brewing far beat out any tea scents. We didn’t stop at…

Now this is a big screen

I thought I’d seen big video screens before. You know, at outdoor stadiums and indoor arenas. Yet the new addition in the Atrium area of Syracuse mega shopping, dining and entertainment complex Destiny USA still managed to drop my jaw. It hangs in the circle of space at the center of the old wing of…

We’re really grown-ups now, art-wise

My dear wife Karen and I took our time in the numerous art aisles at the grand At Home store in Syracuse mega shopping, dining and entertainment complex Destiny USA. We had two spots on the living room walls of A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville that we wanted to fill. We…

OK, let’s get picky

You never know what you’ll run into at mega shopping, dining and entertainment complex Destiny USA. And you never know what some folks will choose as their hobby. Put two-plus-two together and you get … Yankee Stadium constructed from toothpicks! And the star of the show, the world’s largest toothpick bridge. Hover over a gallery…