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…

Another year of Martinfest brings more innovation

I never know what my dear wife Karen and I will find at Martinfest. The family that brings the big party to the little parking lot in downtown Syracuse for a winter break of friends and fun never stops coming up with new wrinkles. This year’s newbie was a portable pizza oven. I did enjoy…

If this place had been open …

Once upon a time, Syracuse had two newspapers. The Herald-Journal came out in the afternoon. The Post-Standard came out in the morning. The news was digested, reported and printed from an area called Herald Square. For a bunch of decades, I worked for the morning daily. And so it was with some interest that I…

I didn’t turn into a pumpkin

My dear wife Karen really, really wanted to see Cinderella The Musical. She asked quite nicely if I’d accompany here to the beautiful Landmark Theatre in downtown Syracuse, two day’s after Valentine’s Day. Date! I told her I might even break out in song. “Oklahoma!” I started in the living room of A Bitty Better.…

Prime territory

The red logo sign sure is appealing set as it is in this Hanover Square scene in downtown Syracuse. I went home for dinner with my dear wife Karen, standard weekday date.