Long-time Buffalo sports journalist served as my role model
Something really stopped me last week. Not the occasion of a birthday, for there’s one of those every year and it always happens to fall during a busy time where there’s little chance to really kick back and enjoy things, not with the deluge of games, tournaments and meets to keep up with.
Descriptions of Manlius, NY on the Internet include the information that the village is located at Latitude 43. 0 degrees, North, and Longitude - 76.1 degrees West. What is the importance of this? Very little probably, unless you are a geographer or navigating with a GPS.
It is estimated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that autism has risen to one in every 88 births in the United States. In order to raise awareness about the programs and services available to families affected by autism, the New York State Senate has commemorated April 2013 as Autism Awareness Month.
The story I am about to tell is very difficult in the sense that the main character may seem to be exposed as a complete idiot. Such is far from my intent and, as a true story, my purpose in relating it here is to demonstrate the kindness of others, the irony and absurdity of life at times, and the ignition of gratitude. In fact, it is an illustration of gratitude in the making.
Volunteering is an important part of what makes our community such a great place to live. Donating your time can sometimes be more valuable than simply donating money. When you volunteer, you are spending time enriching the lives of those less fortunate in our community.
SU basketball reflects best, worst parts of college game
So what is Syracuse University basketball, circa 2013? The Orange’s run to the Final Four in Atlanta has evoked a whole lot of examination of what’s gone right and what’s gone wrong here. It’s also evoked the usual amount of journalistic opportunism - some of it legitimate, some of it not.
Life in Central New York is incredibly rich, as only someone who moved here as an adult can appreciate. The history, landscape, and people offer diversity that is rare, if not unique. Over the forty plus years I have lived in Central New York, I have become increasingly aware of the presence of Welsh communities, primarily to our East – in Oneida and Herkimer counties.
April is Autism Awareness Month. This month-long observation aims to educate the public about autism and the many services available to help the 1.5 million American individuals and families dealing with this developmental disorder. There’s a growing incidence of autism spectrum disorders across the state and across the country, and we need to ensure we’re making the proper accommodations for those individuals. This month draws needed public attention to a serious and often under-treated condition.
Recently at a program at St. David’s of DeWitt church, I viewed a video series by poet and author, Kathleen Norris, where she and others discuss the role of religion (in this case, Christianity) in their lives. The first discussion is titled, “The Importance of Belief,” which only lightly touched on the origins of the word “believe.” I must needs to pursue this further, I thought, as you who know me would guess.
A review of "The Call"
Serial killing is a touchy business. Especially in today’s age with all that modern technology that makes it harder and harder to get away without getting caught..
St. Patrick’s Day is now behind us, and I would like to consider the other patron saints of the British Isles: St. George (England), St. Andrew (Scotland), and St. David (Wales). 0f these, St. David as the patron saint of Wales, joins Patrick in being celebrated on a day set aside in March – March first.
With the ubiquity of technological devices that connect us to each other and to information on the internet, our children are becoming more and more tech-savvy at much younger ages. But this savvy does not bring with it the maturity and life experience needed for children realize they are in unsafe situations.
Tougher for HS coaches in era of increased scrutiny
When New York Mills boys basketball coach Mike Adey picked up career win no. 500 last Sunday as his Marauders won yet another Section III Class D title at the Carrier Dome, he entered a territory few might ever trod upon again.
As you may know, March is Women’s History Month, a time when the contributions of women around the world, both past and present, are recognized. Many of the women and events that have shaped women’s history came from, or occurred in, Central New York.
The computer age has revised our English language not only by introducing new words, but also by hijacking existing words to play new roles and convey alternate meanings. It does not help matters in those instances where meanings and usage were never clear to begin with.
- Beauty is skin deep, but cancer kills
- Cracked swan eggs creates uproar; harsher crimes ignored
- Drunken driving consequences reverberate through community
- Seeking the definition of a deadly weapon
- Fighting back against autoimmune diseases
- Opinion: Editorial cartoon
- 'Contact the Editor' Link
- Open government should be the norm
- Fire departments risk burning bridges with online photos
- Tweet me: The power of social media