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Arts, Central New York, Community, Education, holiday

The Harry Potter Books Are Celebrating Two Decades

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By Epiphany Catling SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)– J.K. Rowling’s novel Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone turned 20 this year.  To Celebrate, the Onondaga Free Library is hosting a “Harry Potter Week.” With the help of teen volunteers, library Assistant Director Alyssa Newton, created events so people in the community could celebrate. “I noticed that the books […]

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Central New York, Community, Education, Jobs, Syracuse

A Syracuse Library is Offering One-on-One Job Search Appointments

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By Epiphany Catling SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)-  The Onondaga County Public Library Hazard Branch is offering job search tools to help people find jobs during Syracuse’s unemployment increase. The Adult Service Librarian, Jennifer Husenitza, was hired at the Hazard Branch earlier this year in April based off of her ability to help people in the community. “Part of the […]

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Arts, Central New York, Community, Education, Syracuse, Things to do

Splashes of Art are Hidden in Downtown Syracuse.

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By Epiphany Catling SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)– The Poster Project, a local group that consists of artists and poets installed Splash Poetry downtown. Splash Poetry is haiku poems that are sprayed on sidewalks. What makes these poems different is that they are not visible on sunny days, they only appear when rain falls down on them. According to […]

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Arts, Central New York, Community, Education, History, Syracuse, Things to do

The Erie Canal Celebrates its Bicentennial Year

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By Epiphany Catling SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)- The Erie Canal is celebrating its 200th birthday.  The first shovel of dirt was dug up on July 4, 1817, which ultimately began the construction on the canal. The Erie Canal Museum, located in Downtown Syracuse, was once a weighlock building that was in charge of weighing canal boats. The Erie […]

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Arts, Central New York, Community, Environment, food, Music

The Arts and Craft Festival Returns to Syracuse

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By Epiphany Catling SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)– The 47th annual Arts and Crafts Festival is taking over Downtown Syracuse this weekend on July 28th to July 30th. Over 50,000 people are expected to attend this years event at Columbus Circle. The Arts and Craft Festival will feature craft galleries, food, music, activities, live performances, and various […]

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Central New York, Community, Education, Things to do

“The Bubble Man” Gets Involved with Summer Reading Program

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By Epiphany Catling SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)– Libraries across the country came together to create a summer reading program.  This year’s theme is Build a Better World. The goal of this program is to encourage people to figure out what they can do to help make the world a better place.  There are different activities […]

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