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'Cuse Hot Spot for Canadian Tourists
1:10 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Syracuse Continues to be a Hot Spot for Canadian Tourists

The Everson Museum is one of the stops Canadians are making in Syracuse.
Credit Everson.org / Everson Museum

The Syracuse area has been experiencing a tourism boom lately, and we may have the Canadians to thank for that.  Destiny U-S-A Spokesperson David Aitken says that one out of four of their products are sold to “across-the-border” tourists.

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Recyling
4:10 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

LeMoyne Elementary Students Accept OCRRA Recycling Award

Students applaud and cheer, after finding out they'd won OCRRA's recycling award at LeMoyne Elementary School in Syracuse, NY on Thursday, June 20, 2013.
Credit Maximilian Eyle, WAER News

You might expect kids to “cheer” on the last day of school.  But when LeMoyne Elementary School students found out they'd won a recycling competition from Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency, they had another reason to smile. 

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Women's Equality & Health
4:26 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Mayor Miner and Local Supporters Rally Behind Governor's Women's Equality Acts

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner promotes women's equality and health issues at the Harriett-May-Mills House in Syracuse, NY on June 18, 2013.
Credit Max Brady, WAER News

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner is joining forces with local Women’s Rights and Health supporters to call on the State Legislature to pass the Women’s Equality Act.  The Mayor gathered with advocates today at the Harriett-May-Mills House in Syracuse to help push the bill along before the legislative session ends.  

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End of Slavery Remembered
2:04 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Juneteenth Cultural Celebration in Syracuse is This Weekend

Credit John Smith / WAER News

From its small beginnings at the South West Community Center, the Annual Syracuse Juneteenth Festival this weekend is estimated to attract a record 25-thousand people this year.


The event marks the date of the emancipation of a quarter million slaves in Galveston, Texas in 1865.  At Friday’s flag raising ceremony, Juneteenth committee board member Gale Barnes addressed the diverse significance of the festival.

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