Syracuse

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More than 900 Syracuse City school children will be going home with a backpack full of food every weekend thanks to a program that aims to fill gaps in hunger for under resourced families.  It’s called “Blessings in a Backpack,” which has grown this year to include five schools. 


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  The New York State Fairgrounds played host to the New York State Arms Collectors Association’s gun show over the weekend, which drew second amendment supporters and gun enthusiasts. The show has been in Syracuse since 1938. Well over 1,000 tables were set up for the buyers and sellers of the wide variety of guns, ammunition, knives, and more. One of the six directors of the show Doug Roberts says that although most of the transactions are business deals, many of them are historically driven.

 

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The Catholic Diocese of Syracuse is offering a ‘Mass of Forgiveness’ at all churches this weekend as an attempt to heal wounds from child sex abuse cases.  Local cases first became public from 2002 to 2006. 


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The Orange opened their season away from the Carrier Dome last week for the first time in five years. Senior quarterback Eric Dungey had 384 all-purpose yards and 3 total touchdowns, propelling his team to a 55-42 win against Western Michigan.

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Four hundred families in Syracuse will have a bit of an easier time getting their kids to school fed and ready to learn this year thanks to a partnership between Feed the Children and PriceRite. The Feeding Minds and Bodies campaign is offering crucial food, personal care, and school supplies to 100 families in need from each of the City school district’s four middle schools. 


Ice Cold Beer Here!

Aug 2, 2018
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It's often been uttered that "the past should stay in the past". We're are set to disagree with that statement this week on The 315. The Onondaga Historical Association is planning to launch a new version of the once classic Congress Beer. This week Joe Lee and Kevin Kloss are joined by one of the men behind the return, Bob Searing. They discuss the history of Congress Beer, the history of brewing in Syracuse, and the flavor profile of Congress Beer.

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An M&T Bank survey of Upstate New York businesses and manufacturers seemingly reflects the increase of U.S. GDP announced last week of 4.1% during the second quarter of 2018.  Ahead of that news, the M&T survey was conducted in May and found that 57% of Upstate businesses anticipated the economy would continue to improve.  However, Manager of Small Business Banking, Lee DeAmicis of Syracuse said that these businesses wanted to be certain of the fate of the economy.

TCG Player Unveils Plans for Innovative Headquarters in the Galleries Downtown

Jul 26, 2018
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TCG Player is expanding its downtown office in the Galleries of Syracuse this summer into a headquarters like you’ve never seen before.  The tech start-up will be renovating 44,000 square feet into an open floor, fantasy themed space complete with an enormous dragon hanging overhead with a two-story slide for a tail.


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The founder and organizer of the Syracuse Jazzfest confirmed Thursday, the event is cancelled for 2018 – a year after celebrating its 35th anniversary.  Frank Malfitano says money issues prevented him from putting on an event of the caliber of previous years. 

Have you ever wondered if just one person can really make a difference? Well, if you have, don't mention that to John DeSantis. He's the Executive Director of the community organization Believe In Syracuse. Their mission is to promote positive perceptions and improve the quality of life in the Greater Syracuse Area.

This week on The 315, John DeSantis chats with Joe Lee and Kevin Kloss about the positive side of Syracuse. Also, he tells us why Central New York residents should be excited about its future.

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