8:52 am
Wed February 26, 2014

A Fest to Celebrate Winter, then Hope for Spring

Hanover Square restaurants prepare for the Chili Cook-off
Mark Bialczak

A quick walk around Hanover Square at noontime Saturday found the downtown space getting ready for something special.

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8:51 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Through 40 years-plus, Teachers, Students Stay Connected about Morrisville Journalism

Teacher Neal Bandlow, right, with Mike Sorenson, journalism class of 1974
Credit Mark Bialczak

Neal Bandlow doesn't show up for lunch empty-handed.

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2014 CNY Boat Show
1:56 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

A Glimpse of Summer Amid the the CNY Boat Show


  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”

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6:26 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Excitement Builds Over Planned Destiny USA Hotel

This parking lot across Hiawatha Boulevard is the proposed site the Destiny USA hotel. The plan is to connect the pedestrian walkway to the hotel.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

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.



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8:21 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Somebody Asks You for Money. How Do You React?

Downtown Syracuse
Credit Mark Bialczak

I think the request startled me.

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