Construction began today on a brand new home for Scott Brennen, a disabled veteran of the United States Army who will live in the third Veteran's Home built by Syracuse Habitat for Humanity. The process of raising the walls began Thursday, with an ultimate goal of completing the home in time for Christmas.
Brennen returned from service to a paycheck that was too small to support his family. He explained the process that led him to seek aid from Habitat for Humanity:
The Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University brought together five area children to take part in a week-long camp for kids who chat a bit differently. Everyone has a voice—some just use the touch of a screen.
Today was the final day of the first-ever CHAT camp, or also known as the camp of “communicative hope through assistive technology.” Speech and language pathologist Beth Tollar thinks kids with unique ways of speaking need to know they aren’t alone.
Getting around Downtown Syracuse seemed a little challenging this morning because of the Interstate 81 South closure at Harrison Street. A local group of business owners, elected officials and community members say it might be a vision of the future.
Nelson Mandela turned 95 today (Thursday), and as part of International Nelson Mandela day, people in Syracuse are joining a worldwide effort to serve their fellow man. One group of local Bhutanese refugees are using this day to make a difference.