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New York State Fair Judges on Several Competitions

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By Christine Morton SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) With about 30,000 entries throughout all the competitions offered by the State Fair, the judging of Arts and Crafts, Seniors, Fine Arts, and Photography categories began today. Over the past year, people ranging in ages from 8 to 80 have been deligently sewing, beading, carving, quilting and, so […]

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Local Dance Team Practices Centuries-Old U.K. Tradition

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By Odeya Pinkus SYRACUSE (NCC News) – Despite being an ocean away, the tradition of Border Morris dance is alive in Syracuse. A dance that has roots in England and Wales, Border Morris involves clashing sticks, singing and shouting. The Basset Street Hounds practice this centuries-old tradition every week, and perform at various local events, such as […]

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Syracuse Parks Department Jazz Band Expands This Summer

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By Brittany  Henderson Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — The Syracuse Department of Parks all-star jazz band is expanding to more Syracuse neighborhoods exposing audiences, and the band to new experiences. The Stan-Colella All-Star Band is a band filled with up to 17 of the finest high school musicians in Syracuse. The band has several concerts […]

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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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The Annual Eastwood Market Day is Back

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By Erica Pieschke SYRACUSE (NCC News) – The Eastwood Neighborhood Association has come up with a fun way to get the community out of the house, and spend a little cash for a good cause. The 8th Annual Eastwood Market Day is coming back this Saturday. This event brings locals out to sell their personal belongings in […]

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Inaugural Syracuse Arts and Culture Festival Looks To Connect Cultures

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By Jonathan Singh SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Syracuse adds another festival to what has been an event filled summer. August will bring the inaugural Syracuse Arts and Culture Festival to the city. The event is focused on the interaction of cultures. According to John DeSantis, an employee of Believe in Syracuse, his mission is to bring the community […]

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Prost! Oktoberfest is coming to CNY!

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Sara Bonadies SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC NEWS) –  The German American Society of Central New York is set to host its 57th Oktoberfest at Long Branch Park in Liverpool this weekend. The festival’s highlights include German food and drinks, as well as performances from the Harmony Katz Barbershop Chorus, the Bavarian Brothers and Enzian Bavarian Dancers. Senator John DeFrancisco will kick-off the […]

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Le Moyne College is Hosting a Stem Program

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By Ashley Burroughs SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Le Moyne College is hosting its second annual STEM program for young women who are eager to learn more about science, technology, and math. This week long program empowers women by giving them the opportunity to gain new skills in a career field that is dominated by men. Emma […]

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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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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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Ukrainian Catholic Church Gears Up for 76th Annual Ukrainian Festival!

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Sara Bonadies SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Bring on the pierogis! Saint John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church is gearing up for their 76th annual Ukrainian festival going on this weekend. The festival is a celebration of Ukrainian culture and will feature traditional Ukrainian food, drinks, music, dancing, crafts and more! According to Festival Chair, […]

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The Stage of Nations Plans Film Night Preview

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By Brittany Henderson Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — The Stage of Nations Blue Rain ECOfest will return this weekend and bring in the festival with a new twist. The annual festival will be filled with music, educational exhibits,  and Haudenosaunee Singers and dancer. The festival sticks to the  Haudenosaunee value of supporting the social needs […]

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New Theme At Arts And Crafts Festival This Year

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By Christine Morton SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – Are you a fan of reproduced fine art? Artists at the annual “Arts and Crafts Festival” are using a unique media to produce another functioning object. As we prepare for the end of ArtsWeek in Syracuse, preparations are underway for over a 165 artists to display and sell […]

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Fun And Forensics At MOST In Syracuse

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By Christine Morton SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – Preparations are underway for the one week “A MOST Perplexing Mystery”  forensics camp at Milton J. Rubenstein Museum. This year, the use of the Cornell Institute kits will allow for a true hands-on crime scene investigation. Angela Gaige, Director of Education and Certified Teacher, believes these kits […]

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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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