December 3, 2013 - 4:13pm
A Liverpool couple's love and commitment endure six years after a stroke changes their lives forever.

It was like surreal. You don’t realize what having a stroke means until you are actually living it.

Doug Paul lost everything he had known before his stroke in 2007. How to walk, talk, and eat were all forgotten. 

Six years later, Doug and his wife, Leesa, persevere as they face the challenges that his rehabilitation has brought. 

Even though the stroke has changed the Liverpool couple's lives, the two have only grown closer throughout the recovery process.

November 12, 2013 - 7:59pm
Central New York authors kicked off NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) this past Saturday at the Liverpool Public Library as they gathered to talk about their different perspectives on writing.

Kay Benedict Sgarlata, memoirist and Syracuse native, finds the process of writing indescribable. 

“We all have been writing all of our lives, but what brings a person to a moment in time when they feel they have something inside of them that someone else might enjoy reading?” Sgarlata asked at the “Celebrate Local Authors” event at the Liverpool Public Library this Saturday.

February 16, 2013 - 10:45pm
Mystics, mediums, and the metaphysically in-tune gather in Liverpool for a weekend of spiritualism.

There weren’t many crystal balls, gypsies, or the stereotypical Professor Trelawney-type robed soothsayers. However, plenty of gems, incense, dowsing rods, and dream catchers lent an aura of mysticism to Syracuse’s 23rd annual Psychic Fair held at the Liverpool Holiday Inn this past weekend.  

January 1, 2013 - 10:00am
A Liverpool family experiences a miraculous change of heart as it cares for six adopted children with special needs.

At 16 years old, Renee Curkendall told her mother that she wanted to have six children with special needs when she grew up. When she met her husband, Peter, she warned him not to ask her out unless he was up for the challenge.

Now in their mid-forties, Renee and Peter have six children between the ages of 5 and 21, four adopted and two biological. All but one has significant physical and developmental impairments, ranging from cerebral palsy to bipolar disorder. Renee says that each child’s story draws her to them and motivates her to provide them with a strong loving home.

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.