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.   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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  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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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.

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.

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

When Syracuse University officials put the word out that game day Friday for the big Atlantic Coast Conference 2014 opener against Louisville was going to be marked by an Orange Out, I had hopes for something pretty cool in this city of ours.

Mark Bialczak

The phrase empty bowls can bring many sad images to mind, can't it?

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It was the perfect match, that snazzy little theater one turn and 25 steps from the main intersection in Cazenovia and the band leader from New York City who grew up in Fenner's farm land just four miles up the road.

Mark Bialczak

There's more than one day in Syracuse when everybody seems Irish, claims they are Irish, acts like they were Irish.

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