Looks cool to me

At the corner of Clinton Square stands a new joint. New to me, anyway. It’s been awhile since I’ve closely looked around the great spot in downtown Syracuse. Polish Fest gave us that opportunity. And a new storefront welcomed folks for cones, sundaes and more. Hover over a gallery photo for a description. Click on…

Now we can picture where George works

We took an added stroll from our visit to Polish Fest to take a good, long look at the new place where George Three has started to work. It’s just up Erie Boulevard West from Clinton Square. My terrific daughter Elisabeth’s sensational significant has been explaining to me that his great new job is in…

The Polish Fest tradition continues to make us happy

We won’t miss Polish Fest at downtown Syracuse’s Clinton Square. Hover over a gallery photo for a description. Click on an image for an enlarged slide show. We start with our lunch. Our go-to place has become the tent from Utica’s finest Polish Community Home. Of course, after eating, we walk to take in the…

New construction, old ???

My great friend Michelle and I looked at the renovation going on across the street from this year’s Martinfest, and we wondered. What had been in that building before the supermarket and boutique coffee shop on the bottom floor and newly restored apartments to come upstairs? Even though we’d worked for decades at the big…

A sort-of-warm year for Martinfest

I had to attend Martinfest solo this year. Bah! My dear wife Karen had her Saturday shift at the library and couldn’t make it to the annual better-than-Winterfest Bash in the downtown Syracuse parking lot thrown by our great friend Michelle and many other Martin siblings and cousins. I took the early shift, leaving to…

Hanover Tree holds a familiar swirl

Walking through downtown Syracuse this holiday season, the decorated trees in Hanover Square caught my eye. Like our lawn at A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville, they’re working with non-evergreen-style trees to decorate. I agree with that.