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HISTORIC PRESERVATION
12:05 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Historic Mansion Returning to its Former Glory

The front of the Babcock-Shattuck House facing E. Genesee St.
Scott Willis WAER News

A vacant, boarded-up mansion that held a gloomy presence over the corner of East Genesee and Westcott streets for years now shines as an example of historic preservation.  The exterior of the former Babcock-Shattuck house is all but finished, and work has shifted inside.  Plumbing, electrical, and heating and cooling are mostly installed, and framing is ready for drywall.   The Queen Anne-style house was built in 1895, and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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F.O.C.U.S. Forum
4:16 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Housing in CNY Might Not Meet Needs of Aging Baby Boomers

Lake Sumter Landing in Florida is an example of one kind of communtiy designed to cater to aging baby boomers
Credit FOCUSSyracuse.org

Focus Greater Syracuse is looking to the community for ideas on improving housing in order to keep aging baby boomers in the area.

“We need their money.  We’ve been talking for a long time in Central New York about keeping our younger population, which is a huge challenge.  We need to keep our older population, if for no other reason, selfishly, they are the wealthiest part of our population.  We need their money,” says Realtor Don Radke

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"Lean Day" Concert
5:29 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

New Summer Event at Onondaga Lake Brings Christmas Early to Local Children

County Exec Joanie Mahoney helped announce a new event at Onondaga Lake for this summer
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

Just a day after finding out details of this summer's Jazzfest, Onondaga County and Galaxy Communications announced on Tuesday a new festival for Central New York families to attend.

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Hillside Work-Scholarship
10:44 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Syr Program to Keep Kids in School and Get Jobs Gets Boost from Corporate Challenge Race

Hillside's Work Scholarship Connection will get proceeds from the 2014 Corporate Challenge Race.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

  A Syracuse program to help kids in school and in their futures is getting a big helping hand this year.  The Chase Corporate Challenge this June will give proceeds to Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection.  

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Girls Inc. Career Summit
5:11 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Girls Inc. and YWCA Open Eyes to Science and Tech Career Options

Syracuse University Adjunct Art Professor Andrea Buckvold shares experiement with students at Career Summit.
Credit Hannah Warren/WAER News

We’ve all been asked the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”  Over the weekend, middle- and high-school aged girls got the chance to explore their options. The Girls Summit Career Conference, which is organized through the YWCA, took over the Hillside Agency Center on Salt Springs Road to shine some light on career possibilities that girls may never have considered for their own futures.

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