Central New York

October 20, 2013 - 4:28pm
Before the snow reaches Syracuse, be sure to check out the best Central New York spots to take in a beautiful Fall day.

As we reach mid-October, it’s hard to shift the thoughts of the upcoming winter into the back of our minds. But sometimes we need to remind ourselves to take advantage of the beautiful Central New York Fall instead of anticipating the colder months. Here are a few spots you have to visit to sneak in that last bit of adventure (and sun) before the snow falls.

March 6, 2013 - 7:44pm
Stuck in Central New York for spring break? It doesn't have to be a bummer if you try some of these activities or take a short trip.

Spring break is known as the time of year when many college students take extravagant vacations to tropical locations like Miami or Mexico. But not everyone has the cash flow in order to spend hundreds of dollars to support such a dream. Fortunately, there are still some interesting things to do around Syracuse  and if you’re tired of Syracuse, a great vacation is just a couple hours away. Here are some ideas on how to spend your spring break.

November 6, 2012 - 4:18pm
Using a variety of media, Syracuse University students documented the day's events for the Democracy in Action project's third year — and first presidential election.

Tight races at both the local and national level drew crowds of Central New Yorkers to the polls to vote today, some for the first time and some with children in tow.

October 31, 2012 - 5:21pm
Just up the road in Jamesville is Clark Reservation State Park, a beautiful place to hike, have a barbeque, or just play.

Clark Reservation State Park is filled with beautiful trails of different lengths and skill levels, but its most striking feature is its glacial lake.  Near the parking lot is a look out over the lake. If you don't feel like a hike, it's a serene place to sit and enjoy the view. There are plenty of outdoor grills scattered about. Bring a picnic or host a barbeque.

September 29, 2012 - 9:49pm
Clinical psychologist Elizabeth Berry shares what makes her tick: spending time with family, helping patients and always learning something new.

Her formal title is Dr. Elizabeth Berry, Ph.D., but she calls herself the "Bath Salts Queen."

Berry, a 60-year-old chemical dependency treatment specialist at Crouse Hospital, changes the lyrics to ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” when she sings it to herself. “Whenever I put in ‘Bath Salts Queen,’ it makes me laugh,” she said. This is a lighter moment in Berry’s dedication to educating the community about dangerous drugs.

September 17, 2012 - 12:31pm
Local software developer and pagan Kurt Hohmann coordinates the Central New York Pagan Pride Festival each year to educate the community about the faith.

The phrase “Born Again Pagan” steered Kurt Hohmann on to a new path in his life’s journey about 20 years ago.

After seeing the words emblazoned on a bumper sticker in Salem, Mass. on a trip with his wife, Hohmann decided to do a little exploring.

“I’d obviously heard the term ‘pagan’ before, but I was like, ‘Who would put that on their car and why?’” Hohmann, now 48 and the local coordinator of the Central New York Pagan Pride Festival, said.

February 5, 2012 - 3:02pm
In the second installment of the G-Fit series, Bridget Daley uncovers a lesser-known winter activity called snowshoeing, which has been gaining national popularity in the past few years.

Though the snow is far from plentiful so far this winter, odds are it will come soon enough in the tundra we call Central New York. And when it does, it comes with a vengeance. No need to stay inside watching re-runs of the Bachelor and complaining though. Skiing and snowboarding are all well and good, but some people are not able to handle the icy East Coast slopes and rigors of balance that come with those endeavors, not to mention the average lift ticket is 50 dollars. An active alternative you're looking for then? Snowshoeing!

December 20, 2011 - 11:39am
The number of military veterans attending Syracuse University has more than tripled since 2006, thanks to the post-9/11 G.I. Bill and the university's efforts to recruit and retain veterans.

Anthony Keach grew up in Elmira following Syracuse University basketball, and always knew he would go to school there.

After four years in the U.S. Army, Keach finally enrolled this fall at SU -- one of a growing number of veterans who have resumed their educations using new federal programs.

December 19, 2010 - 1:09pm
Video: Guitarist Tom Bronzetti is playing anywhere from four to six performances a week.

Tom Bronzetti played guitar for less than a third of his life.  The 25-year-old didn't let any lack of experience stop him, and he worked his way into studying music at Ithaca College and the New School for Jazz in New York City.

November 2, 2010 - 11:59pm
Syracuse University students recorded stories of politics, passion and people across Onondaga County on Election Day 2010.

Hundreds of thousands of New York voters made their voices heard on Election Day 2010, keeping Democrats in power within the state while Republicans took control nationally in the U.S. House of Representatives.