Mark Bialczak

Digital Editor

Mark Bialczak has lived in Central New York for 30 years. He's well known for writing about music and entertainment, and currently is the movie blogger for syracusenewtimes.com.   In 2013, he started his own blog, markbialczak.com, to comment about the many and various things that cross his mind daily. Mark will post a weekly column about life in and around Syracuse on waer.org.

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Sports
9:29 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Crunch's Latest Biggest Idea Ever Wins Over Dome

75 still all over the ice
Credit Mark Bialczak

  There's something about a cozy crowd of thousands rubbing elbows at the Onondaga County War Memorial when the Syracuse Crunch is on a roll, sure. But everybody around here knows that owner Howard Dolgon dreams of far more than that. Ever since he brought American Hockey League pucks back to the Salt City in 1994, the guy from downstate has made no qualms about planning events that allow his teams to wander away from that rink that sits along State Street to take a shot for for something that includes  these two words in the title. Biggest and Ever.

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Community
8:15 am
Wed November 12, 2014

When You Get a Mid-November Day Like This, Know How to Appreciate It

A sunny and warm November 11 in Allie B's Eastwood backyard
Mark Bialczak

I certainly am not qualified to judge if Tuesday's high temperature of 65 degrees in Syracuse, N.Y., had anything to do with global warming. That is such a serious matter that I had to mention it here this once. I surely worry about the polar bears losing their habitat at the melting glaciers at the poles and the domino effect of eco structures tumbling around us and the planet that will or will not be left for future generations.

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Community
8:35 am
Wed November 5, 2014

What's a Little Wait When You Get a Trader Joe's?

There's plenty of local flavor in on the wall murals in Trader Joe's
Mark Bialczak

Trader Joe's has been around in some shape or name since 1958, when Pronto Markets was started by a food trader by the name of Joe.

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Community
9:05 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Halloween Is a Scarily Huge Holiday in Central New York for Adults, Too

A house in Eastwood is decorated for the holiday. It lights up at night.
Credit Mark Bialczak

  There was a time, soon after my candy-collecting years were said and done, when  I pretty much forgot about Halloween.

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Arts & Culture
8:26 am
Wed October 22, 2014

For Brothers Jimmy and Tootie Heath, Jazz is a Matter of Love

Brothers Albert "Tootie" and Jimmy Heath bring the Heath Brothers quartet to Storer Auditorium at OCC on October 31st.
Credit Mark Bialczak

  Jimmy Heath says he's proud of his little brother.

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