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Fifth Annual Anime Convention
10:56 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Syracuse Anime Convention Hosts Record Number of Attendees

Attendees show their allegiance to stories and characters at Anime Syracuse 2013 Convention
Hannah Warren/WAER News

The usual fall expos at the New York State Fairgrounds took place this weekend alongside a crowd of costumed heroes and characters from Japanese television shows.

Fandom members from far and wide converged at the fairgrounds Art & Home Center for the fifth annual Syracuse Anime Convention, which has been extended to a two-day event for the first time in its history.

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Connective Corridor
4:20 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Local Foundation Asks Community To Help The Connective Corridor

"Who will care for me?" Connective Corridor construction on East Genesee Street
Credit ©2013 Chris Bolt/WAER News

Community leaders may have  an answer to the dilemma of funding maintenance costs for the Connective Corridor. 

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Valley Drive Attack
4:41 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Police Arrest 18-Year-Old Suspect in 7-11 Valley Drive Attack

Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler announced during a press conference earlier today that 18 year old Romeo Williams is now in custody in connection with the attack that took place over the weekend in a 7-11 parking lot on Valley Drive. He said James Gifford, 70, was attacked from the front without evident provocation,

“Williams lunged at him, striking him in the face so violently that it knocked him to the ground rendering him unconscious.”

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NATURE'S BOUNTY
6:50 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Local Farmers Promise Plentiful Fall Harvest

Regional Farmers Market
Credit John Smith / WAER

The fall harvest season has finally arrived, along with the Harvest Moon, and Central New Yorkers can look forward to a bountiful produce selection as cooler weather sets in.  

Farmers gathered at the Syracuse Regional Farmers’ Market on Thursday to sell fruits and vegetables with the familiar tastes of fall.  Wayne Haas, of Farmer Haas in Onondaga, worked for the Syracuse Fire Department for 30 years and decided to farm his land when he retired:

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Assisted Living Month
5:17 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

A Look Into Camillus Ridge Terrace During Assisted Living Month

Yesterday's Cafe at Camillus Ridge Terrace gives resident's a place to relax and socialize.

As you walk into the main lobby of Camillus Ridge Terrace, you’re immediately drawn to the view of a hallway with exterior facades of buildings. They have bright, pastel colored siding and windows.  A peek inside reveal’s a beauty and barber shop and an old-fashioned Ice Cream Parlor.  The neon lighting is reflected with a silver wall border.  It’s a home away from home atmosphere that Administrator Josh Santiago says they strive to create.  But the decision to live there or other facilities like it is not an easy one for residents or their families.

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