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. Advertisements

Martinfest enjoys the short February thaw

A late February day in downtown Syracuse with the high temperature hitting 68º F? Martinfest really does see it all. This gathering of great friends started four years ago by the Martins, of course, has weathered deep snow blown around by gusting winds and bone-deep cold that made one wonder if the coffee would freeze…

Baseball, please, Hot Stove style

The Syracuse Chiefs Hot Stove Dinner warmed me up for the 2017 baseball season last Friday night. When my dear wife Karen asked me if I’d like her to say yes to two tickets offered to her at her job at Syracuse Media Group, I said yes in a flash. This baseball fan was ready…

A sign of the times in downtown Syracuse

Seen on a work stroll from car to the Central branch of the Onondaga County Public Library on South Salina Street in downtown Syracuse was a sign on top of an otherwise nondescript general merchandise store. This, my friends, is a sign of our times. No run-of-the-mill 5 and 10 store this, those of you…

Shine on, almost Harvest Moon

I was hit with this startling sight in downtown Syracuse when my dear wife Karen and I stepped out of the Landmark Theatre after seeing Jersey Boys Friday night. I believe we were one night past the official Harvest Moon here in the Northern Hemisphere. I know it was a beautiful nearly full moon over…