Working hard to get it exactly right

Kimberly Schad will throw a big party Friday night in Syracuse, at The Palace Theater on James Street, where everybody can come and appreciate her performing her music for free. It’s a release celebration for her EP, The Mystic Kingdom. Schad started recording an album five years ago, and didn’t like the final result. She…

What might you say thanks for this holiday?

As we prepare for Thanksgiving tomorrow, I got to thinking about things I’ve taken in around the Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood in the last year that have made my life richer in some way. In fact, I picked a dozen such memories I’ve written about over the last year —…

They’re No. 1, they’re No. 1

The No. 1 college football team prevailed Saturday in the Carrier Dome. But the Syracuse Orange gave the Clemson Tigers a hard time. The final score was 37-27, and the game was wilder than that. Clemson went back to South Carolina undefeated, still hopeful of winning the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game, reaching the four-team…

Catching the Crunch with friends

Brenda and JoAnn offered tickets to Friday nights Syracuse Crunch game to my dear wife Karen and I, and we thought, Let the Season Begin. Our good friends handed me an envelope stuffed with six, coming to my bowling league play the night prior to the game to make sure I had them. So I…

Bob Halligan Jr. bridges the best of Syracuse again

Bob Halligan Jr. will sing with a couple of Syracuse’s favorite groups from the Wayback on Nov. 21. He can do it. When I met up with the singer, keyboardist, guitarist, songwriter, bandleader and all-around good person Tuesday for a bite to eat and catch-up chat, I knew he would have something interesting to tell…