Syracuse-area school officials and the business community have been touting the advantage of studying the so-called STEM skills for years now. Anyone from high school to college to a worker who's retraining has been urged to get into Science, Technology, Engineering or Math fields to help them get a job.
It’s been a long time since Saint Marianne Cope established St. Joseph’s Hospital and then left in 1888 as part of a request she answered in 1883 to care for ill Leprosy patients in Hawaii. Her legacy will not be forgotten in Syracuse with a permanent shrine and museum in her honor. The official blessing was held today at the hospital. Sister Geraldine Ching is originally from Hawaii and assisted with gathering the historical journey of St. Marianne.
A free concert series returns to Onondaga Park in Syracuse starting next Tuesday, and continues every Tuesday night until into early August. THE JULY 1st PERFORMANCE IS BEING RE-SCHEDULED DUE TO THE WEATHER. See schedule below.
The City of Syracuse Department of Parks and Recreation Pops in the Park series now includes five concerts on July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, and August 5. The shows are free and open to the public. Here's the rundown from a city press release:
New York’s rivers and lakes are still a dumping ground for polluters…and some of the worst are here in Upstate New York. That’s the assessment of the research group “Environment New York.” Their new report “Wasting Our Waters” points at Anheuser-Busch in Baldwinsville for dumping 1.4 million pounds of toxic waste into the Oswego River in 2010.
It also notes Eastman Kodak had the most discharges by toxicity with 12,000 pounds of toxic compounds released into the Genesee River. Environment New York Director Heather Leibowitz wants to see practices change.