Some Central New Yorkers spent the cold and snowy weekend dreaming of sun, water and…boating. The CNY Boat Show wrapped up Sunday night at the State Fairgrounds, after five days of sales and expos. The show’s slogan was “Summer starts here!” Patrick Donahue of Baldwinsville had a simple reason for coming out with his family…
“We’re looking to get out of 10 feet of snow. We’re just getting new ideas. Our boat is about 30 years old and we came down here to see what they have and to dream a little bit”
Syracuse-area tourism officials say the proposed Destiny USA hotel is a great step for generating interest and economic growth in the area. Destiny officials sent a letter to the county executive and mayor expressing their intentions to build a $75 million, 252-room hotel as part of their master plan. Convention and Visitors Bureau President David Holder says Destiny as a destination appears to be coming to fruition, and there are still untapped markets. He says the area is ready for another hotel.
A packed room of job seekers had the chance to make the right connection in Liverpool Wednesday. That’s just what Congressmember Dan Maffei hoped for when he arranged the Job and Opportunity Fair. Inficon was among many companies that have immediate openings. Human Resources director Sue Magary has 10 to 12 openings because business is doing well.
Dozens of people packed into a Syracuse union hall Monday morning with the less fortunate on their minds. This year's Martin Luther King Junior holiday marks the 14th annual day of service food and clothing drive. Volunteers sorted donations, packed boxes, and loaded cars. Helen Hudson is the AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison with the United Way, which organize the drive.
One of the fraternities on hand was Omega Psi Phi. This is Brother Leroy Antoine's second year.
Volunteers like Antoine used their day off school or work to contribute to the cause.