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A serious blow to town-gown relationships

Syracuse is fortunate to now have a Public Arts Commission in recognition of the fact that art – and the creative people it attracts – make for a healthier, more economically viable city. Why? Because we’re human and we want to have fun, enjoy beauty, get our thoughts provoked once in awhile, and feel like we average folks can enjoy some excellence in the cultural life of the city. People want to live in a city that treats them like people. And people come to a city to see art… and spend money while they’re there. Continue reading A serious blow to town-gown relationships

Eastwood Chamber of Commerce

All Eastwood business owners are invited to attend a very brief meeting at the Palace Theater (2nd floor) on Wednesday, April 11 at 2:00 pm.

Your attendance will indicate interest in reviving the Eastwood Chamber. We will be collecting names and contact numbers and determine the most convenient time to hold meetings.

Contact person:

Bruce McDaniels
Chair, TNT Area 6 Economic Development Committee
Email: wbmcdaniels@verizon.net
Cell: 415-5221

Who will fill your prescription at Walgreens?

I watched a pretty shocking “20/20” segment this evening. It showed the results of an error made by a teenage “pharmacy assistant” in a Walgreens in Florida. A mother of three was given ten times the amount of medication she should have had which resulted in a stroke and and end to her chemotherapy. She died before she could testify.  According to the ABC article, “As big chain drug stores have rapidly expanded, thousands of pharmacy technicians have been hired…. In a majority of states all that is required is that the student be actively working for a GED or high school diploma.” You can watch the video here. And take a look at this article: U.S. Pharmacy Errors: Unreported Epidemic?

I’ll take my local businesses over the big chains any day. Too bad there are so few local pharmacies left! Local businesses know they have to earn your patronage every day. And that means having trained, experienced people handing you your new blow torch (True Value Hardware), your freshly repaired car (Fehlman Brothers) and even your cup of coffee (Cafe Kubal and Laci’s Cafe at the Palace). Think globally, shop locally. It’s good for the environment and, goodness knows, it’s probably good for you, too!