I have a couple words....

stop being gloomy and start being happy, doc.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Can't buy me love...but please, buy local

It's that time of year when we all meet up with our high school friends home for Turkey Day and hit Armory Square like a bulldozer through the wall of the NYC branch of the Federal Reserve in Die Hard (with a Vengeance). Complicated metaphor, yes. But what is less complicated than buying from local crafters and artisans, or at the least, locally-owned stores for all your holiday shopping needs, I ask you? So this year, take a locavore vow and get all the good stuff right here. Syracuse, Live it! Love it! It's all here.

Plowshares Craftsfair & Peace Festival
December 4-5, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, December 5, 11 am - 5 pm
@ Nottingham High School
3100 E. Genesee St.

Don't miss Central New York's premiere multicultural craftsfair. Over 120 local craftspeople and community organizations. Great entertainment, food from The Mission and the friendliest crowd in town.

The Syracuse Peace Council is still accepting donations for the silent auction, see auction for last year's items, contact Andy. Plowshares is completely full for 2010 (including a stocked waiting list).

"Buy Local Bash" DECEMBER 15 @ Orange Line Gallery
Orange Line Gallery doors open at 6pm
106 Montgomery St.
Syracuse, NY 13203

Help SyracuseFirst celebrate our first full year at the Buy Local Bash. We have the opportunity to transform this community but it is going to take all of us to do that. I call it the ABC's of community development: Awareness = Behavior Change!

We need your help and attending the "Buy Local Bash" is a great way to do that and have a lot of fun at the same time. There will be local food, fashion, drinks, great live music, and a DJ.
Local Food... Local Fashion... ALL Fun!
Tickets are $30 for members and $40 for non-members and will be available at SyracuseFirst businesses across the community as well as on the SyracuseFirst website.
Its time to celebrate what makes Central New York great.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Maxwell Alumni, won't you please stand up?

Some of you peeps came to Syracuse for a purpose. Well, I got somethin' for ya...a chance to meet and mingle with other graduates of the esteemed Maxwell School. And potentially a chance to witness a good bar fight. All in one!

Post Election Discussion & Happy Hour
Thursday, November 11th, Awful Al's in Armory Square

Maxwell Central New York Alumni (MAXCNY) invites all CNY Alumni and Maxwell School Graduate Students for a discussion on the outcome of the November 2010 elections
Join us to hear Robert McClure Chapple Family Professor of Citizenship and Democracy

Who will offer an opening commentary on the election results.
Professor McClure's remarks will be followed by Q&A and spirited discussion among those present.
The setting will be Awful Al’s located at 321 S. Clinton St (Armory Sq, between W. Fayette St. & Walton St.) (Phone: 315 472 4427)
Free Food with a Cash Bar
5:30 to 8 PM with the opening commentary at 6 PM.
This is an inaugural "Happy Hour" style event for MAXCNY and we look forward to seeing you there.
Please RSVP no later than Friday, November 5th as we need to provide the restaurant with an estimate for the food order. (I think it's safe to ignore this detail)
For more info:
Norma Ann Shannon
Director of Alumni Relations
202 Maxwell Hall
The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244
Phone: 315-443-5504
Email: nshannon@maxwell.syr.edu
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/normashannon

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Let me give you a hint, Syracuse is clean and green, and on the map...

in the Global Cleantech political economy. As evidence, I submit exhibit B:

"10 ways Global Cleantech Clusters are accelerating the Cleantech Revolution" and under #8...
Clusters can support all types of cleantech stakeholders – For example The CleanTech Center in Syracuse, New York offers support to entrepreneurs and early stage companies through incubation, acceleration and retention. Collaborators include angel and venture investors, financial institutions and other lenders, colleges and universities, service providers, utilities, industry associations and government agencies. Together, they all provide technical and financial assistance to foster clean technology business development.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Lifted directly from Cookin' in da Cuse

Cookin' and I are already linked. You'll find her delicious blog on the right side of this very page. I know how it is, however. Sometimes something may get in the way of exploring all the wild and varied blogs about town that are attached to my svelte little internet resource. Since I'm here to help you out...I've decided that you need this info directly from the source:

Cookin' in da Cuse writes...

"This weekend is the Pride of New York Harvest Fest Nov. 6-7 at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. There will be about 100 growers and producers there plus wine and beer tastings and local food products galore. It could be a great way to check out local foods that don't always get to store shelves--and purchase things for the holidays: a local foods basket is a great gift, don't you think? Tickets are $25.

For the meat lovers out there, I've just received word about a Meat Fair--that's right, a LOCAL meat fair sponsored by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County. It will take place on Saturday, November 20th, 2010, at the Central Square Middle School cafeteria, on U.S. Rte. 11 from 1 pm to 4 pm. Many different meat vendors from the area will be on hand to speak with consumers and answer their questions. Janet Wells, of the Farm House Kitchen Catering Company will prepare the different meat dishes for sampling; including goat, beef, pork and poultry. Cost to attend the event is $5.00.