What's in My Baby Food?

A national investigation finds 95 percent of baby foods tested contain toxic chemicals that lower babies’ IQ, including arsenic and lead. Click here for more details. 

Men Victims of Domestic Violence

1-in-10 men experience domestic violence in the United States. The Vera House wants to continue their vision of a world free of violence and abuse.

For more information or if you're in need of help, contact the Vera House at 315-425-0818 or visit

Herkimer Haunted House

Come test your fears with the adrenaline rush of a lifetime where all your worst nightmares just might come true. The Dark Side of the Valley takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Click here for more information. 

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Screenings

Onondaga County continues to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month and encouraging people to be screened. It's an effort to remind people that early detection is key.

For more information about the county's programs, visit or call 315-435-3280.

FBI Application

For those interested in applying  to be a part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, visit

Super Dirt Week

It's back! Super Dirt Week returns to the Oswego Speedway. The event showcases the best drivers in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic and runs Oct. 9-13. Click here for more information. 

Ending the Epidemic

Upstate Medical University is offering a range of services for people living with HIV or who are at risk for HIV. Upstate offers help in all three points of Governor Cuomo's "Ending the Epidemic" initiative: HIV testing for everyone, care for those who are HIV positive, and PrEP for those who are at risk.

For more information, visit Upstate Medical University's website.

Coffee With a Cop 

Coffee with a Cop brings police officers and the community members they serve together–over coffee–to discuss issues and learn more about each other. The mission of Coffee with a Cop is to break down the barriers between police officers and the citizens they serve. Click here for more information. 

Fall At Baltimore Woods 

Autumn is a beautiful time of year. Learn more about the science behind the vibrant colors of fall. And Baltimore Woods Nature Center  is a great place to highlight what autumn brings. Click here for information. 

Community Grid in Big Flats Sign-Up

Ground was broken today for a new solar farm in Big Flats. The solar panels installed will be part of a community grid. Anyone living nearby can opt into the grid and save some money on their electric bill. Around 700 people can choose to opt in. NYSEG customers can sign up online at


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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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

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

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. 

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.  

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. 

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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