Two Eastwood residents are the founders of upstate New York’s only complete flamenco troupe, Puente Flamenco. They are David and Lonnie Chu (disclosure: the latter is this writer and the former is her husband), and their troupe has been together since last summer. David plays guitar and sings, Andy Culpepper plays guitar (he also built both . . . → Read More: Puente Flamenco at Arts & Crafts Fest
Mike Sutton sent this in to the Walkable Eastwood email group today. I think it’s one of the best ideas I’ve seen in a long time – giving kids the opportunity to participate in the world of work here in the community. They get to know local business people while tossing pizza dough! What could be . . . → Read More: Put Kids To Work Day at Papa John’s
I’ve never lived anywhere that came up with even a quarter of the ideas Eastwoodians come up with to improve, beautify, and enjoy this neighborhood. I sent a set of ideas from a writer in the Walkable Eastwood email group to the Eastwood Chamber of Commerce email group and got back two emails chock full of ideas and events which I post here below. For further information or sign-up sheets for any item, please see the appropriate website:
Continue reading How to improve and enjoy Eastwood
When you stack Syracuse up against other cities, you actually end up with a lot of reasons to be cheerful about living here. Yeah, we get into our scraps about what’s the best way to improve it. But at least people really care! Listening to people who have lived elsewhere is often enlightening:
Continue reading Reasons to be cheerful
Sponsored and hosted by Eastwood Neighborhood Association
Saturday, August 8, 2009 (rain date Sunday, August 9, 2009)
Pomco’s parking lot (behind new Walgreens at corner of Eastwood Rd. and Grant Blvd)
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Seller’s space cost: $10.00 donation for each 12/ x 12/ space
Reserve your selling space today!
Registration deadline: July 27, 2009
Eastwood flea market registration form to . . . → Read More: Eastwood Flea Market Day
Reprinted with permission, a notice from Cindy Seymour, owner of Laci’s Burger Joint & Cafe:
Get your team together and register to play in our badminton league. Games will be held on Wednesdays.
Registration fee is $50 which goes to the Sunnycrest Park Association.
This is a fun league. We are trying to get people out of their houses . . . → Read More: Sheridan Park Badminton League
The successful aspect:
There was standing room only at the mayoral candidate forum on urban planning and sustainability. Since six of seven candidates were able to come, we heard a helpful variety of ideas.
VIDEO FROM NEWS 10
People are really, really interested in this topic.
Continue reading Mayoral candidate forum a huge success/dismal failure
MEET THE CANDIDATES FOR MAYOR OF SYRACUSE
Join the discussion with mayoral candidates focusing on
“HOW DO WE BUILD A SUSTAINABLE, LIVABLE SYRACUSE THROUGH CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT AND PLANNING?”
Wednesday, June 17
6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: refreshments
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: program
SUNY Oswego Metro Center
Corner of N. Salina and W. Washington Streets MAP
EVERYONE IS WELCOME
CANDIDATES FOR MAYOR – all agreed . . . → Read More: W.E. Co-hosts mayoral candidate forum
This message was posted to the Walkable Eastwood email group, but I feel it’s so important, it’s going onto the website as well. The message, from Cindy Seymour, co-owner of Laci’s Burger Joint:
As most of you know this is a very important Mayoral race for Syracuse. Our economy is in a slump and we are facing challenges that need attention. The next Mayor will be faced with some difficult and oftentimes gut-wrenching decisions that must be made. I believe that we all need to be informed voters. No more going to the polls and clicking our parties nominees. We need to vote for the best person for the job. So in saying that, I am hosting Stephanie Miner for a ladies’ night out* as I did for Joe Nicoletti.
Continue reading Ladies’ night out at Laci’s Burger Joint
The Say Yes to Education Spring Tour is coming to our neighborhood!
Say Yes means exciting new educational programs for every Syracuse City Student – kindergarten through high school – and the promise of FREE COLLEGE TUITON. Get all the information on Say Yes, and celebrate with free refreshments, music and fun at the Say Yes Spring . . . → Read More: Say Yes to Education tour coming here
For all its connectivity to downtown, how is it that Syracuse University blew the exam on global warming? Last evening, people in great cities large and small throughout the world participated in Earth Hour. We decided to do the same, turned off all our lights and headed downtown, expecting to see people walking in the balmy evening, enjoying the 60-minute relief from light pollution, maybe even talking to each other in candle-lit bars and restaurants.
Continue reading Earth Hour downtown: SU gets F-plus
Who knew? Sean Kirst, our beloved columnist, is the founder of International Tolkien Reading Day! And this year, the reading is taking place in the Palace Theatre on Sunday. Drop in any time that afternoon and maybe into the evening. It’s free, and a great way to introduce the kids (or yourself!) to “The Hobbit”.
Continue reading Tolkien Reading Day this Sunday
On Tuesday, January 20, Dave and I joined some six or seven hundred of our Syracuse neighbors at the Palace Theatre to witness the inauguration of President Barack Obama. For those of you who couldn’t be there, I’m sorry you missed it. I hope you were with others who were as moved by the whole thing as that packed theater was.
Continue reading We have a place to celebrate
The 2008 annual Eastwood Tree Lighting will take place on
Sunday, December 7th at 6pm.
Come one, come all, to the corner of James St. and Grant Blvd. to enjoy…
SINGING! Midler Wesleyan Chorus
SANTA! photos with Santa
FREE HOLIDAY MOVIE at The Palace Theatre
Sponsored by the Eastwood Chamber . . . → Read More: Eastwood Tree Lighting
TNT Area 6 – Eastwood invites you to a picnic with the mayor at Mayor Driscoll’s 5th Annual Town Hall Meeting
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets
Kids must be accompanied by an adult
Hot dogs, chips, drinks and dessert provided
Wednesday, July 11, 2007. 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
400 Sunnycrest Road (Rain location: . . . → Read More: Picnic with the Mayor
Who? The Stan Colella Orchestra
Where? Sunnycrest Rink (take Teall Ave. to Robinson St. and go to end)
When? Fridays, July 6, 13, and 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Presented by the City of Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation & Youth Programs and . . . → Read More: Dancing Under the Stars