holiday

December 22, 2015 - 7:39pm
La Casita Cultural Center hosts a party where people of all ages can sing, dance and enjoy a hearty meal.

Michelle Cáceres smiled, her bright purple skirt swirling around her waist. Her feet moved to the beat, the notes of drums and guitars echoing through the air. Cáceres, a member of Syracuse University’s Los Raices dance troupe, was full of energy, as she danced the night away.

December 9, 2014 - 7:31pm
The "Holiday at Hendricks" concert filled the halls with the sound of music, from modern melodies to classical tunes.

Before the doors had even opened for Sunday night’s Hendricks Chapel Holiday Concert, a line of people had already formed outside in hopes of grabbing the best seat in the house. A half-hour to go, and every seat was filled. As more people continued filing into the packed chapel, many stood wherever there was room.

November 24, 2010 - 1:25pm
The NewsHouse's future food bloggers dish up their favorite Thanksgiving recipes.

Sure, the holidays bring trips back home, time with our families, and thankfulness for the little things. But for the five future bloggers of Hill's Kitchen – The NewsHouse's all-new food blog, debuting in January 2011 – Thanksgiving is mostly an opportunity to cook in a normal-sized, well-stocked, parentally funded kitchen.

November 18, 2010 - 11:00pm
If you're not going home for the holidays but crave an affordable home-cooked meal, check out these seven cozy local restaurants.

One day out of the year, we get together with people we love, share a meal and give thanks. But as students, not all of us can go home to our families for Thanksgiving. I set out on a mission: to find local restaurants open on Thanksgiving with great meals under $25. The catch? Each restaurant must have a fireplace, just like home. Home might not always be where your family is, but the hearth may just remind you of where you’re from.

February 13, 2010 - 3:45pm
After years of rejection, Joe Blum finally nabs a Valentine.

Joe Blum delivers all his best pick-up lines in his conquest to win a date on Valentine's Day. But his suave suit, nice bouquet and sweet smile isn't impressing the ladies. Just when he begins to lose all hope, Blum bumps into fate, and a girl named Bridget. Watch the greatest Syracuse love story unfold.  

October 31, 2009 - 12:21pm
Commentary: A holiday packed with fear, candy-binging and near-nakedness doesn't appeal to everyone.

I can only remember trick-or-treating once as a kid.

My family is fairly religious, so we didn't really do the whole dress-up-as-goblins-and-ask-for-candy thing. 

I do remember, however, many harvest parties, dressing up as Indians or Bible characters or vegetables. 

I was broccoli. 

As I have never really been a big celebrator of Halloween, I've often wondered what people enjoy so much about it.

October 27, 2009 - 2:24pm
Find out why Joe never truly understands why people think Halloween is so awesome.

What's the big deal about Halloween? That's the question on Joe Blum's lips. Blum isn't a fan of the scary, candy-filled holiday. In fact, he'd rather eat a stick of butter. Watch his video to get turned on by pumpkins and scared by fun-sized Snickers bars. See for yourself if the holiday deserves all the hype.