Community http://waer.org en College Students Working on Real Problems, Issues in Syracuse Intern Program http://waer.org/post/college-students-working-real-problems-issues-syracuse-intern-program <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>About 50 college students are spending part of their summer trying to make a difference on some real issues and problems facing Syracuse. &nbsp;<a href="http://vcsyracuse.wordpress.com/">Mercy Works</a> runs the Synergy program using the students' energy and ideas to help the city's most needy. &nbsp;Students hold five events Friday based on needs that came up in the United Way's annual report</p><p><strong>SCHEDULE OF EVENTS</strong></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:27:27 +0000 Chris Bolt 21611 at http://waer.org College Students Working on Real Problems, Issues in Syracuse Intern Program Lorenzo Driving Competition Brings Touch of History to Cazenovia http://waer.org/post/lorenzo-driving-competition-brings-touch-history-cazenovia <p>About 100 horses and their owners turned out this weekend for the Lorenzo Driving Competition. &nbsp;The annual Cazenovia event features horses and carriages that are judged. &nbsp;The event also shows off the grounds of the <a href="http://www.lorenzony.org/">Lorenzo State Historic Site</a>. &nbsp;The Lorenzo House was reopened after renovations. &nbsp;It was the 38th year of the competition.</p><p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:11:47 +0000 Chris Bolt & Hannah Warren 21398 at http://waer.org Lorenzo Driving Competition Brings Touch of History to Cazenovia Syracuse Mayor, Bishop Offer Refuge for Migrant Children http://waer.org/post/syracuse-mayor-bishop-offer-refuge-migrant-children <div style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: 'Segoe UI WPC', 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, 'Microsoft Sans Serif', Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Syracuse &nbsp;Mayor Stephanie Miner today sent a letter to President Barack Obama formally extending her offer to use the City of Syracuse as a site for relocating Latin American children who have crossed the Southern border.</span></font></span></font><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">&nbsp; In a release, she says t</span></font></span></font><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 1.5;">he City of Syracuse is known for welcoming new immigrants and it currently is home a large population of refugees from across the globe.</span></div><div style="margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</div><div style="margin: 0px;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Miner says the City of Syracuse has been visited by representatives from federal agencies seeking to review a site for possible placement of migrant children. &nbsp;She says Federal officials have made it clear that the Department of Health and Human Services will pay for and provide all services for children through its network of grantees. Miner says before the children would be placed in Syracuse, they would undergo a well-child exam, tuberculosis testing, and a mental health screening. &nbsp;The mayor says children stay an average of 35 days while awaiting a hearing before an immigration magistrate and do not attend local schools.&nbsp; More information on this can be found on a page on the City’s website,</span></font><a href="http://syrgov.net/unaccompaniedchildren"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">www.syrgov.net/unaccompaniedchildren</span></font></a><a href="http://syrgov.net/unaccompaniedchildren" style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">.&nbsp;</span></font></a></div> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 03:50:55 +0000 Scott Willis 21277 at http://waer.org Syracuse Mayor, Bishop Offer Refuge for Migrant Children Water Main Breaks Close Civic Center, Chase Building Downtown http://waer.org/post/water-main-breaks-close-civic-center-chase-building-downtown <p>Onondaga County officials today announced that the Onondaga County Civic Center will close to the public and most employees today as of 12:30 due to the loss of potable water and sanitary services after being impacted by a nearby water main break.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:19:06 +0000 Scott Willis 21190 at http://waer.org Water Main Breaks Close Civic Center, Chase Building Downtown Local Brewery Hopes to be a Model for Growing Industry http://waer.org/post/local-brewery-hopes-be-model-growing-industry <p>A popular craft brewery in Armory Square hopes to bottle its beer for the first time in its 20-year history with an expanded farm and bottling facility in Cazenovia. &nbsp;<b>&nbsp;</b><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Empire Brewing Company owns 22 acres of land off Route 13, and wants to grow the hops and barley there to make more beer in order to meet increasing demand.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:47:35 +0000 Scott Willis 21127 at http://waer.org Local Brewery Hopes to be a Model for Growing Industry