Syracuse still gives out a holiday glow

My hands were cold, sure, but I kept my phone out while walking from the Onondaga County Public Library Central branch to my car. OK, I’d strategically parked it waaaaay down Salina Street by Clinton Square, so I could make the most of my iPhone 8 photo moments on Salina Street at holiday time. I…

Is it still a really pretty tree?

So the City of Syracuse switched out to an artificial Christmas tree for the traditional spot on downtown’s Clinton Square for the first time this year. Lots has been discussed in local media spots regarding costs, the saving of one really big live tree that won’t be cut down each year, this and that. I…

Pierogi make us dance, too

So what would put George Three, my terrific daughter Elisabeth and my dear wife Karen in such a good mood in downtown Syracuse’s Clinton Square? We had just eaten our annual Polish Fest meal cooked up by the folks from the food-makers who travel to the event from Rome, N.Y., that’s what. Their pierogi make…

Is there a hole in this cool-looking donut shop’s aura?

The custom donut shop practically screamed our names as my dear wife Karen and I headed down Clinton Street in downtown Syracuse. Glazed and Confused. We’d heard so much about it. We had to go in and look around. Their product smelled great and looked interesting. Hover over a gallery photo for a description. Click…

Chip away at the Winterfest spirit

I knot of us took a stroll from Martinfest on Saturday, wandering from the downtown Syracuse parking lot to Clinton Square to take in the Winterfest ice sculptures. The sculptor with the saw was still creating. Hover over a gallery photo for a description. Click on an image for an enlarged slide show. We returned…