Vera House 12 Men Model Survey

The Vera House is being recognized for its 12 Men Model. It has promoted healthy masculinity for 10 years. Since its inception, more than 200 men have completed the program and it appears to be working. According to a survey by The Worker Institute at Cornell, participants felt they had made positive changes in attitude.

For the full results of the 12 Men Model survey, visit here.

Teal Ribbon Run

Ovarian Cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecological cancers in the United States and the fifth leading cause of cancer death among American Women. The Hope for Heather is a not-for-profit corporation in memory of Heather Weeks, who lost her life to cancer at age 24. Heather was an advocate for women’s cancer and committed to raising funds to find a cure. The 2019 Teal Ribbon Run in her honor takes place on Saturday. Click here for more details. 

SU Safety Officer Job Opportunities

In an effort to enhance safety services provided to Syracuse University, the Department of Public Safety will expand its residential security aide program by hiring 90 officers. If you're interested in applying, visit the SU Job Opps website.

Bermuda Donations

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a statewide donation drive to help the people of the Bahamas recover and rebuild following Hurricane Dorian. To help with the effort, the governor will work with the Bahamian Consulate to expand the number of drop sites for priority donations of food, dry goods and personal hygiene.

Syracuse's drop-off site is the Senator John Hughes State Office Building, on 333 East Washington Street.

Needed Post-Hurricane Dorian Relief Supplies:

  • Dry Soups
  • Noodles
  • Crackers
  • Rice
  • Assorted Cookies
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jam
  • Evaporated Milk
  • Canned meats
  • Canned fish
  • Juice
  • Lemon Juice
  • Sugar
  • Dry Cereal (assorted)
  • Wipes (individual packages)
  • Diapers (assorted sizes)
  • Baby Milk (can/assorted)
  • Baby Cereal (assorted)
  • PediaSure
  • Ensure
  • Glucerna
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Tissues
  • Paper Towels
  • Insect Repellent Soap
  • Vaseline
  • Bleach
  • Detergent

Pumpkin Season

Hard to believe, but it's already pumpkin season in central New York. And some places already have them available to the public. One of those places is Tim's Pumpkin Patch, which opened for the season last week. Click here for more information. 

Parade Of Homes 

The Home Builders and Remodelers of CNY's objective is to bring together the best and most reliable industry associated businesses, for the purpose of raising the bar of professionalism and customer service, and moving toward the goal of affordable housing for everyone in Central New York. The Parade of Homes allows patrons to walk through fully decorated and landscaped houses, allowing them to gather information on products for their existing homes, or to see the newest floor plans, designs and products in new home construction. Click here for more information.

Oswego Mosquito Spraying

Aerial spraying to keep the mosquito population down is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday in Oswego County. Click here for more details and the spray area.

Meals On Wheels

The 2nd Annual Meals on Wheels of Syracuse Meet&Mingle is Wednesday Sep. 25. Food, Spirits, Live Music from The Tiller Beckonfield Acoustic Show, all for a great cause! Come celebrate our 60th Anniversary. Click here for more info.

Stickley House Cleanup Party 

The historic Stickley House is asking for the public to join them in a fall “Cleanup Party.”

Participants are requested to bring along brooms/dustpans, mops, buckets and work gloves. We will provide rags and masks

To RSVP, send an email along with your name, phone#  and what equipment you can bring to: by Friday, Sept 13. Find more information here. 

Kickball Tournament 

The Bill Leaf Memorial Kickball Tournament is all about raising awareness about the dangers of driving while intoxicated (DWI). It will be held this Saturday in Liverpool. Click here for more info. 

Thrifty Shopper Donations

It's back to school time. And Thrifty Shopper is taking donations for young ones who are starting another academic year. See how you can help, as well as store locations by clicking here. 

Saturday At Dick's Open 

Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP extend their first invitation to the public to “En-Joie the Day on HH&K” for the Saturday round of the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open golf tournament at En-Joie Golf Course. Complimentary admission tickets can be found here. 

Laci's Charity Giveaway 

Vote for Laci’s Tapas Bar’s annual charity giveaway.  The Syracuse restaurant gives thousands of dollars away to a local non-profit each year. You have until Sunday, August 18th to vote for the winner!

Center For Community Alternatives

The Center for Community Alternatives is a leader in the field of community-based alternatives to incarceration. Their mission is to promote reintegrative justice and a reduced reliance on incarceration through advocacy, services and public policy development in pursuit of civil and human rights. Click here for more information. 

Antique Boat Show

The 41st annual Antique & Classic Boat Show takes place this weekend in Skaneateles. This year marks the 25th year. This event features water and land displays, along with three concerts, a boat parade, an aerial photo-shoot and spectator cruise, children’s activities, demos, shopping, raffles and more. Click here for more info. 

Chocolate Challenge

The Chocolate 5K Walk/Run and 10K Run is taking place this weekend in Liverpool. The race is in support of Kelleigh’s Cause, an organization created to raise funds for arteriovenous malformation (AVM) research. Click here for more info. 

Every Kid in a Park

Every Kid in a Park was created so fourth graders and their families could discover our wildlife, resources, and history for free. You and your family get free access to hundreds of parks, lands, and waters for an entire year. Click here for more info

Cooling Stations

With the hot weather forecast for this weekend, there are several cooling stations throughout Broome County and Onondaga County. Click on each county to see a list of stations.

Christmas in July

Help the Ronald McDonald House celebrate “Christmas in July” by collecting and donating items from our wish list. Each year approximately 2,500 family members, including 900 children, stay with us. With so many guests to serve, there is a high demand for everyday items. Click here for more information. 

Wednesday Walk

Syracuse is a vibrant city with an abundance of things to do and see - even on your lunch break!

Step away from your desk, get some exercise, and enjoy the sunshine during a Wednesday Walk! Click here for information. 

Erie Canal Cruises

A pair of Lil’ Diamond vessels offer a fun and historically fascinating cruise on the historic canal, back to a time when the waterway was just a vision and the barges were pulled by mules and horses. For more info, visit

International Boxing Hall of Fame Induction

The 30th anniversary induction of the International Boxing Hall of Fame takes place this weekend in Canastota. See the details here. 

Road to Home Rescue in Utica

The Road to Home Rescue in Utica is facing eviction, and looking for volunteers to help move dozens of dogs. If you are interested in helping, email

AAA Green Car Guide

If you're thinking about buying a new car or light truck, see what the latest technology and innovation can offer you on the road. 

The Magic of Oz

The longest running and largest Wizard of Oz themed festival in the world is getting ready to dazzle thousands of fans, young and old alike in the birthplace of its creator, Lyman Frank Baum, in Chittenango. See details of the event here. 

Unclaimed Funds

Every year, the state requires insurers to make a list of unclaimed checks that are three years old. The names are then placed in advertisements in local papers in an attempt to find the people who have money to claim. Click here to see if you have any.  

Auburn Doubledays

The Auburn Doubledays will take the field at Falcon Park for their home opener on Sunday, June 16th (Father’s Day).  The 2019 season should be exciting for fans with several promotional nights with fireworks, food, and more.  Falcon Park also recently received some upgrades to its turf and scoreboard.  Tickets to see the Short Season Single A affiliate of the Washington Nationals are available now.  For more information on the upcoming season you can visit

CNY Diaper Bank

The fourth annual Make A Mother's Day diaper drive is underway through May. The Diaper Bank's goal is to distribute a million diapers in 2019, and people are encouraged to hold either a diaper or a fund drive. Every dollar contributed will go toward diaper purchases. Donations and more information about the Make A Mother's Day drive can be found at the website.

I Love My Park Day

More than 135 state parks, historic sites and public lands host I Love My Park Day. Held the first Saturday in May, attracts thousands of volunteers from across the state to participate in cleanup, improvement, and beautification events at New York State parks and historic sites. See how you can get involved. 

America Red Cross Sound the Alarm

The Red Cross will team up with local and volunteer fire departments nationwide to install 100-thousand smoke alarms.

Saturday is the day a majority of the alarms will be installed with more installations coming throughout the year. In Syracuse, 850 alarms will be installed throughout the day.

See how you can get involved.

Corporate Challenge

The JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge is a 3.5 mile race series that is a global celebration of teamwork. Find out more about your local corporate challenge at

Free tax return preparation assistance

This Department of Taxation and Finance site directs visitors to sites that can help them file taxes, whether it's a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site or a Facilitated Self Assistance (FSA) site.

The Positivity Project

The Positivity Project works on empowering our country's youth to inspire positive relationships. To learn more about the project and how to make it part of your school's curriculum, visit

City of Syracuse Snow Safety Page

Syracuse residents can view this page to see a map of snow removal from city streets, learn about snow removal operations, and view updates to the city's sidewalk snow removal procedure. 

If you're interested in seeing the page, you can view it here:  

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Carbon monoxide poisoning is a threat anytime somebody cranks the heat, especially when the cold weather comes. It's an odorless gas that can come from any source of combustion. 500 people die nationwide from carbon monoxide poisoning. For more information on carbon monoxide, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels of Syracuse is in need of volunteers in the kitchen and behind the wheel. They need people to deliver food from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and about 20 volunteers to cook between 8-11 a.m.

If you're interested in volunteering, go to


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