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Downtown Dining Weeks Adds New Initiatives

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By Jackie Prager SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The 13th Annual Downtown Dining Weeks began this week breaking a new record of featuring 32 restaurants throughout downtown. The amount of restaurants offered was not the only new addition; Dining Weeks introduced a new “Sleep Over” package. This package gives downtown goers a deal of $185 dollar a […]

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Agriculture , Business , Central New York , food

Farm to Kitchen: The New York Farmers Selling Directly to Consumers

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By Stephen Armstrong TRUMANSBURG, N.Y. (NCC News) – for many people meat, eggs and vegetables come in packs you pick up from the the grocery store. For New York State’s farmers, it’s a much more complex relationship. Tina MacCheyne has operated High Point Farms in Trumansburg for 18 years. She raises grass-fed beef cattle and free-range chickens […]

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Central New York , food

Two Syracuse Women Share A Marriage And A Mission

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Tom Austen SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — As lovers, businesswomen and philanthropists, Laura Serway and Cindy Seymour have certainly found a home in Syracuse. Their Laci’s trademark, which derives from the first two letters of Serway and Seymour’s first names, has bounced around northern Syracuse, gaining notoriety along the way. First it was Laci’s Coffee Cafe in the […]

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Central New York , Community , food , Health

Syracuse Meals On Wheel’s Short on Funds

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By Brooke Taylor SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC News) —Each week Meals on Wheel’s volunteers prepare and deliver an average of 850 meals a day. Michael Nortman, the Community Relations Director said most of their clients are over sixty with some type of mobility issue. Carolyn Fitzgerald has been delivering meals for seventeen years. Fitzgerald said her roll is […]

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Agriculture , Central New York , Consumer , food , Health

CNY farm provides organic options for the holiday

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By Kiona Dyches PULASKI, N.Y. (NCC News) —  Thanksgiving is just around the corner and many people are starting to get ready but for some, preparing for the holiday takes much longer. Grindstone Farm raises “organic turkeys” that are fed an organic feed, free of growth hormones and antibiotics. They are also given access to the […]

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Agriculture , Central New York , Education , food , Health

Local School District Wants to Serve Students More Local Foods

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By Hannah Fleager SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)- The Syracuse City School District is working to incorporate more local food products into its’ meal programs. One of the primary benefits of locally sourced food products is its’ freshness. Buying products from local farmers or businesses means the food has undergone less processing. The district serves its students […]

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Agriculture , Business , Central New York , Consumer , Environment , food , Weather

Cold Winter Could be a Bounce Back for Maple Syrup Production

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By CB Garrett SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The National Weather Service recently said there is a 70 percent chance of La Nina developing in Syracuse this winter, the much colder counterpart of El Nino, which developed last year. In the weather driven industry of maple syrup, Karl Wiles, owner of Cedarvale Maple Syrup, could be seeing increased production, […]

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Agriculture , Central New York , Consumer , Education , food , Health

New York Crops (and Christmas Trees) will be Better Than Ever

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By Amanda Caffey SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — You may have been buying the wrong Christmas trees, but a new standard will let you know which ones are the good ones. The New York State Agriculture Commissioner, Richard Ball, announced that over one million dollars will be awarded to eight projects to strengthen the state’s […]

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Business , Central New York , Community , food , Health , Non-profit

Local businesses are going pink to support CNY cancer research foundation

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By Sarah Minkewicz SYRACUSE, NY (NCC News) – Local businesses are participating in the “Turn it Pink” campaign to raise money and awareness about breast cancer. The campaign is being run by members of the Carol Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund. Jeanne St. Claire, grand-daughter of cancer survivor Carol Baldwin, started the campaign on social media. […]

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Agriculture , Central New York , Environment , food

Baldwinsville Farm Wins Conservation Award

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By Wilenie Sepúlveda BALDWINSVILE, N.Y. (NCC News)- This year Emmi & Sons Inc. was awarded by the Onondaga County Soil and Water Conservation District -Conservation Farm of the Year. They were nominated by Aaron Buchta, Watershed Agriculture Resource Conservation Specialist, because of their track record on environmental management at the farm. They were established in 1921 and since 2006 have […]

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