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

A Glimpse of Summer Amid the Snow...at the CNY Boat Show

Credit cnyboatshow.com

  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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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
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.

 

ONONDAGA COUNTY WEIGHS IN

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Community
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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JOB MARKET
6:28 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Immediate Openings Greet CNY Job Seekers at Opportunity Fair

Job seekers crowd into a room at the Liverpool Holiday Inn Wednesday.
Credit Kaitlyn Richards / WAER News

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.

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MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY
4:09 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Dozens Honor MLK Jr's Legacy With Day of Service to Help the Needy

Volunteers sort clothes and pack boxes at the food and clothing drive.
Credit James Johnson / WAER News

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. 

 

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