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Syracuse Jazz Fest has announced its Annual Jazz Christmas concert, a fundraiser that will benefit Dunbar Association. “A Night Before Christmas with Spyro Gyra” is planned for 8 p.m. Saturday Dec. 18 at the Palace Theatre, 2184 James St. All proceeds from the concert will go to Dunbar Association, an organization incorporated in 1935 that offers family, community and youth services to the black population of Syracuse. Frank Molfitano, director of Syracuse Jazz Fest, said funding Dunbar typically receives from United Way was cut this year, adding to the importance of the Jazz Christmas fundraiser. Tickets to the concert cost $25, $35 or $55 for pre-show reception and concert. For tickets call 395-9869, or visit the Sound Garden in Armory Square. --

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Wright leads effort to assess /P QMBOT gang presence, impact Of all youth referred to Onondaga County Probation Department:


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While many individual agencies have collected information over time to suit their needs, an accredited comprehensive assessment is required for some federal grants Wright had hoped to apply for last spring. “We have lots of data, but we didn’t really have full community assessment,� Wright said. So the next step was to get other agencies on board. The group has met twice so far, Wright said, and is looking to involve even more local agencies in the effort. “It is a very, very complicated and complex issue,� she said. “From the impact of poverty, the involvement of drugs and drug trafficing, the accessibility of guns, and the hopelessness young people feel while surviving poverty.� Like any public health issue, Wright said, gaining a full understanding of Syracuse’s concerns, issues and obstacles will require “everybody’s commitment to make a change.� “A full understanding of what our community concerns are is a good start, but it’s not like we’re going to bulid one perfect strategy,� Wright said. “We can’t jump start and stop short-term plans over time, it’s got to be really concentrated effort.�

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Long before gang violence in Syracuse killed 20-month-old Rashad Walker Jr., a group of agencies had already begun the long, tedious process of creating a comprehensive assessment of gang presence in the Syracuse community. It’s an effort Linda Wright hopes will lead to grant money to help authorities address gang-related issues specific to Syracuse – issues that have never been comprehensively looked at. Wright is the executive director for professional and community services at the Salvation Army of the Syracuse Area. “Law enforcement, the schools, and agencies all have data,� Wright said. “But we need to pull it together and look at a comprehensive report that we can take to funding sources and say, these are our issues, this is what we have to address, and these are the needs we have.� Wright has spearheaded an effort that has so far included Syracuse police and probation officers, schools and city officials, the United State Attorney’s office, Mothers Against Gun Violence, Weed and Seed, and law enforcement statistics Finn Institute to establish an assessment of gangs in Syracuse. The assessment will look at both hard data and statistics, like the number of shots fired in each city neighborhood, as well as the community feeling toward violence and gangs. “There’s not just hard data, there are also issues and feelings and sorting out the perspectives from the whole community,� Wright said.



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Think local, buy local... party local Holiday shoppers are out in full force now, coincidentally just as SyracuseFirst approches it’s formal one-year anniversary celebration. SyracuseFirst, a nonprofit whose motto is “think local, buy local, be local,” has gained serious noteriety and momentum in only a year (and a half), since founder and executive director Chris Fowler sprang the intensely local-first philosophy on Syracuse. Though it was technically founded in June 2009, SyracuseFirst will hold a “Buy Local Bash” to mark the end of its first full year of operations at 6 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 15. The shindig is hosted by Orange Line Gallery, at the gallery’s most recent home at 106 Montgomery St., next to Miss Syracuse Diner. Attending the Buy Local Bash is a great way to support local business, but an even more long-term opportunity is to take SyracuseFirst’s pledge -- an informal promise to the organization and community that you will redirect 10 percent of your spending to locally owned and operated businesses and producers. Ten percent? This month, that could be one Christmas gift bought from Eureka Crafts instead of the Hallmark Store, or one lunch enjoyed at SparkyTown instead of Panera. Think you can do it? We challenge you, and ourselves, to take the pledge -- and to choose the high-spending holiday season to do so! Visit for more information about SyracuseFirst and the Buy Local Bash.

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Another candlelight vigil? With increasing frequency local news programs have shown candlelight vigil after candlelight vigil for victims of violence in the city of Syracuse. I have to respectfully say that perhaps we’re lighting the candles but putting them in the wrong place. How many people have to die before someone realizes that this problem has been aging and fermenting like an old wooden cask of Jack DanJackson iels? When I look at where the young people live, especially young African Americans, there is little to no economic activity. The small shops that traditionally employed neighborhood children are now extinct. Face it -- your chances of seeing a prehistoric raptor in Syracuse are greater than economic justice for the inhabitants of our most challenged neighborhoods. Funds have been invested in Little Italy, Tipp Hill, Armory Square and downtown. Business districts in Eastwood and on Westcott Street are ever-changing to meet the needs of their neighborhood clients. Look at how upscale a few of the restaurants on Westcott Street have become. If you live in a challenged neighborhood

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there are no stores, there are no services. There are no job opportunities for these young people. Field trip suggestion: drive down South Salina Street from the old Sears Roebuck to Valley Plaza. As you head south gaze from your window at some of the buildings that appear as though they’re about to topple with the next severe weather outbreak. It’s as if entire swathes of this city were ignored when it came down to the fair and even development and maintenance of schools in poorer neighborhoods, amenities like quality of shopping and retail shopping choices. The 2005 MetroEdge report presented results of a study that showed the potential economic impact of business development within the black community and how many millions of dollars in consumer purchasing actually escape the South Side as people take their money and go to the suburbs for their goods and services. The reason the MetroEdge study was hidden from the public is that if people knew they were going to be uprooted to take down the highway and expand the university they’d raise hell. If they knew the real economic impact of those shoppers being able to buy goods on South Salina Street instead of going out to a mall, they’d understand that hawking

that report as a catalyst for development would have attracted some developers to establish businesses in these neighborhoods. In the meantime, as hopelessness escalates along with outrage, we light another candle, and another, and then another. The only way I’d participate in a candle light vigil is if we could light the candle under the asses of those whose responsibility it is to lead and govern this city and county. I’d light a candle under the Common Council for failure to deal with this growing cancer in our neighborhoods. I’d light a candle under the Onondaga County Legislature’s butts, too, and let us not leave out the Syracuse City School Board for just providing the uneven distribution of education resources that have historically negatively impacted the African American community. What would happen if people who held candles at these vigils showed up at the Common Council Chamber or lit a candle under the seats of the Onondaga County Legislature? Something would get done. Do you think Ken Jackson has the right idea? Do you disagree? Let him know at



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‘A Christmas Story’ opens at Syracuse Stage Appearing in “A Christmas Story” at Syracuse Stage, from left, Nicholas Deapo, Elizabeth Ann Townsend, Charles Kartali and Hunter Metnick. T. Charles Erickson, Syracuse Stage

“You’ll shoot your eye out with laughter!” is the tagline for this year’s holiday season production at Syracuse Stage, “A Christmas Story,” a theatrical adaptation of a popular film based on another story by humorist Jean Shepherd. But this production consciously aims to smuggle in deeper feeling about family relationships, what we remember and what endures, than might be apparent from some of Rhodes nancykeeferhodes@ the slapstick press photos. There’s more than pink rabbit suits going on here! Catch my review of this production at – click A&E.

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Dec. 9, 2010


For the love

What is flamenco?

No, not “flamingo,” although that’s a common mispronunciation. Flamenco is a high-energy dance and the performers need the audience to be energized too, so they can vibe off of their energy. “When you have an audience that’s really into it and clapping, it’s amazing the energy you can get from them,” Gúzman said. In addition to dancers, a typical flamenco performance often involves the following elements: flamenco guitar (classical, Spanish-style), cantaores (singers), palmas (a term for the variety of hand-clapping techniques), and cajon (a wooden boxshaped percussion instrument).

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Syracuse is filled with arts programs and dance troupes of all kinds, but if you are looking for a flamenco group, you will only find one: Puente Flamenco. “I really didn’t think anything was going to happen, I was like, flamenco in Central New York?” said flamenco dancer Marisa Gúzman. “I didn’t realize the interest that was around for it.” But a year and a half ago Puente Flamenco began forming when Shander Bawden, a flamenco dancer, contacted Lonnie Chu and asked if they could get together to talk about the possibility of bringing flamenco to Syracuse. “The group kind of came together through the Internet, otherwise I don’t know how we would have found each other,” said Puente Flamenco manager Lonnie Chu. No one really knew what was going to come out of that Internet connection, but today Puente Flamenco has seven active members: Lonnie Chu, manager, singer and palmas; guitarists David Chu (also Lonnie’s husband), and Andy Culpepper; dancers Gúzman, Joan Dear-Houseman and Anna Rupert; and David Colegrove, cajon/percussionist and Gúzman’s husband. A variety of talents and backgrounds Each member brings a unique talent to the group, and they didn’t necessarily learn the traditional way. As Lonnie Chu says, when it comes to flamenco in Syracuse, you have to get it where you can. Gúzman’s first experience with flamenco came at age 14 when her father entered her into a competition. She learned choreography from a videotape sent by her aunt, a former professional flamenco dancer in New York City. She used her aunt’s videos to learn flamenco dancing until she went to New York City at age 21, where she studied flamenco dancing with Andrea del Conte. Although most of the group members didn’t know each other before joining, they have learned to work together and capitalize on each individual’s skills.

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Marisa Gúzman dances at Laci’s Tapas Bar, where Puente Flamenco performs the first Friday of each month. For more photos and video of the performance, visit Even having two guitarists in the group has proven convenient. David Chu said it’s a pleasure to work with Culpepper because of how talented he is. “It’s not always easy to work with other guitarists because we all have our strong preferences and/or egos,” David Chu said. “But it’s just a joy working with him because we just both enjoy each other’s playing and companionship.” Culpepper plays guitars and makes them too. His specialties are Flamenco and classical guitars. The current Flamenco guitar he plays is the first one he made, it took him three months. His second guitar took one month – that’s the one David Chu plays.

making any money, Everyone has a day job, or for some, a night job. Gúzman teaches dance classes at night, but her main priority is taking care of her three young daughters. “It’s not easy sometimes. The group has been really great about meeting here at my house,” Gúzman said. Dedication is something that comes easily for group members. Culpepper’s weekly hour-long drive from Ithaca to Syracuse doesn’t bother him; he has to go to practice. Gúzman danced while she was seven months pregnant. And David Chu spent 12 long hours to compose a song for the group to perform to. But it’s all for the love of flamenco.

Supporting the habit Puente Flamenco is somewhat of a hobby according to Lonnie Chu. They aren’t really

Just the beginning So far, there have been many positive reactions to Puente Flamenco. Lonnie Chu recalls

when an older man came up to the group and praised them for their performance. “He said, ‘I haven’t heard that kind of music in decades and you just brought me back to Spain’,” she said. Flamenco dancing is certainly hard to come by in Syracuse. Dan Ward, entertainment coordinator for the Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival, said he had been trying to find flamenco performers in the area for years, and to have a Flamenco troupe that is able to perform here is a “tremendous asset.” “I think it gives people a lot more opportunity to be exposed to it. I think they are top-shelf,” Ward said. In its year-and-a-half existence, Puente Flamenco has already performed at a number of places, including the Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival, Mohawk Valley Community College, Onondaga Community College, Mundy Library and their monthly spot, Laci’s Tapas Bar. And this is only the beginning for Puente Flamenco. The troupe has future goals for flamenco in Central New York; David Chu said he’d like the group to get involved in teaching. Having another regular gig is on Lonnie Chu’s mind. She said it’s a matter of seeing how much the people want it. Either way they will keep performing for themselves and the education of others. “It’s something brand new for a lot of people here and we’d just like to go out and give them a taste,” she said. Get a taste of Puente Flamenco and tapas every first Friday of the month at Laci’s Tapas Bar, 304 Hawley Ave. “Flamenco Fridays” include two shows by Puente Flamenco, one at 6:30 p.m. which requires reservations, and another at 9 p.m. Call Laci’s at 218-5903 or visit for more information.



Downtown After Dark Stock a stuffing with local tunes

The distaff drummer demonstrates her musical versatility on the CD’s five tracks by also playing electric and acoustic guitars and keyboards including piano, organ and Fender Rhodes. And of course she sings the songs she wrote, notably a rollicking “Train” and CDs make perfect stockan intriguing “Better Days.” ing stuffers, so stock up on Jocko, from More Sound Stua handful of discs issued should take a bow for the Tarby dio recently by regional recordmasterful mixing job. ing artists. russtarby@ The Super Delinquents – Strodel, Pete McMahon, ‘Hot & Sweet’ Gerry Neely, Michael Delaney Last Saturday, Dave Hanlon’s Cookbook and Peter Cappelli – plug in at 10 p.m. Friday, celebrated its new album, “Hot & Sweet,” with Dec. 10, at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. Find Liz a CD release party at downtown’s Dinosaur Strodel on Facebook. Bar-B-Que. The funky disc features veteran drummer-bandleader Dave Hanlon, guitarist ‘Talkabout’ Lee Tiffault, bassist Jimmie Spivey, keyboardThe Tim Herron Corporation sure sounds ist Ed Vivenzio and vocalist Ava Andrews. more like a collective on its highly listenable Cookbook takes its “Hot & Sweet” holiday disc, Talkabout.” The folk-rock sound is crisp tour to the Cedar House in Skaneateles at 9 and clear as guitarist Herron and bassist Eric p.m. Saturday Dec. 11, before returning to McElween deliver eight delightful tunes rangthe city for a Dec. 18 engagement at Shifty’s ing from “Better Days” to “Road to America.” Tavern, 1401 Burnet Ave. For info, visit Guest artists include Charlie Orlando and Mark Nanni.

‘Nights & Weekends’

Liz Strodel plays drums for one of CNY’s top blues outfits, the Super Delinquents, but last month she released her debut solo disc, “Nights & Weekends.”




Veteran guitar man Frank Rhodes loves his rockabilly! On “Hola!’ the new disc by his trio, El Kabong, Rhodes picks wicked leads

Get out: The guide Thursday Dec. 9

The Rainbow Fish. 9:30 & 11:30 AM. Based on the children’s book by Marcus Pfister. The Palace Theater, Hamilton. Pre-register. 8241420. Beauty and the Beast: Human Animal Relations in Photo Postcards. 5 PM. Lecture and book signing featuring Robert Bogdan. Light Work Gallery. Festival of Trees Happy Hour. 5-8 PM. Casual after-work happy hour with cash bar, hors d’oeuvres and DJ Jimmy D. Festival of Trees, former Bon-Ton store, ShoppingTown Mall. $12. ‘Hijacked Holiday’ Mystery Dinner Theater. 6:45 PM. Acme Mystery Company presents. Spaghetti Warehouse, 689 N. Clinton St. $32.50 plus tax and tip. ‘Animating Reality.’ 7 PM. Arts Covenant presents special screening of documentaries experimenting with animation followed by discussion, refreshments. ArtRage Gallery, 505 Hawley Ave. Free.

Wine, Women and Film: ‘Tears for Sale.’ 7 PM. Screening followed by discussion with Nancy Keefe Rhodes, The Eagle columnist. Red House, 201 S. West St. $8. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. Doors at 7 PM, show at 8. With Blues and Lasers. Westcott Theater. $16. SU Wind Ensemble. 8 PM. Guest soloist Stephanie A. Rainess, guest conductors Bradley P. Ethington and James O. Welsch. Setnor Auditorium, SU. Free.

Friday Dec. 10

Project Feeder Watch. 10 AM-3 PM. Record what birds are feeding in order to benefit bird conservation efforts. Baltimore Woods. Free. 673-1350. Woodwind/Guitar Convo. 11:15 AM. Storer Auditorium, OCC. Free. Christmas Around the World. 5-9 PM. Celebrate the origins of Christmas and other winter holidays. Sainte Marie Among the

on 15 tracks, including lesser-known 1950s tunes such as “King Kong” and “Honky Tonk Hell.” El Kabong opens the disc with Moon Mullican’s “Seven Nights to Rock” and also plays kickin’ versions of Charlie Rich’s “Mohair Sam” and Eddie Cochran’s “C’mon Everybody.” El Kabong is booked Dec. 23 at the Limp Lizard in Westhill, and Jan. 16 as part of Dave Frisina’s “Soundcheck” show on TK99 live from Shifty’s Tavern.


Ithaca multi-instrumentalist Dave Davies has played with many of the area’s best acoustic swing bands including Djug Django, the Lowdown Alligator Jass Band and the Hotfoot Club. Most of these 19 tracks are Davies’ craftsmanlike compositions as performed by those carefree combos. The initial two tracks – “Street Band” and “Mudbone is Out Today” – are upbeat anthems to busking in New Orleans, which Davies did in 1980. Other highlights are the title tune, “Downstream (Where the River Meets the Sea),” “Baby Shine” and “Little Biddy Bizness,” featuring Shirley Woodcock-Kolb on mandolin. Davies plays guitar and trombone with Djug Django from 6 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday at Delilah’s on Cayuga, 106 S. Cayuga St., in downtown Ithaca; (607) 277-9143. Visit

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‘Mambo Influenciado’

Raised in Central New York, percussionist Craig Russo now leads his Latin Jazz Project in Springfield, Illinois. When the combo recorded its newest disc, “Mambo Influenciado,” Russo called on Sammys Hall of Fame vocalist Nancy Kelly to jazz things up. The bolden-toned scat singer vocalizes on “The Island” and “Invitation,” two tunes that blend the group’s Cuban folk rhythms with some straight-ahead swing. Ten more tracks showcase Russo’s fascination with rumba, mambo and cha-cha-cha. Roll back the rugs and let’s dance! Visit

‘Songs for Tipperary Hill’

Twelve tunes dedicated to Syracuse’s West End Irish neighborhood combine to create a special sense of community. Produced by Ed Zacholl, Joe Henson and Mike Lounsberry, the tracks include Zacholl’s “Tipp Hill Town” and the Z-Bones’ “Everybody’s Neighborhood.” Joanne Perry contributes “Song for the Stonethrowers,” Dennis Heaphy explains “That’s Why It’s on Top,” and the Tipp Hillbillies celebrate a “Box of Wine.” The venerable vocal group, the Tom Dooley Choraliers sing “Billy Barry” while Heaphy and Joanne O’Connor Balduzzi harmonize on “St. Patrick’s High School Alma Mater.” Visit

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Noon-3 PM. Armory Square. Free. Magic Circle Children’s Theater. 12:30 PM. Interactive children’s theater featuring Alice in Wonderland. Spaghetti Warehouse, Syracuse. $5/person. Pre-register. 449-3823. SU Women’s Basketball Game. 1 PM. Syracuse University. $. 443-2121. Gallery Walk with G. Peter Jemison. 2 PM. Walk through gallery with one of the artists in “Haudenosaunee: Elements” exhibit. Everson Museum of Art. Harpist Jennifer Byrne. 2-4 PM. Free entertainment, refreshments. Jefferson Clinton Hotel lobby, 416 S. Clinton St., Armory Square. Free. Christmas Around the World. 5-9 PM. Celebrate the origins of Christmas and other winter holidays. Sainte Marie Among the Iroquois, 106 Lake Drive, Liverpool. $1. Festival of Lights. 6-9 PM. Horse-drawn wagon rides to visit with Santa Claus and en-

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St., Fayetteville. $20; $17 seniors; $5 students. SU Men’s Basketball Game. 7 PM. Carrier Dome. $. 443-2121. Syracuse Crunch Hockey. 7:30 PM. War Memorial at Oncenter. $. 473-4444. Le Moyne College Winter Concert. 7:30 PM. Classic rock and holiday music performed by the Jazzuits and College Singers. Le Moyne College. 445-4523. Andrew Halliday Concert. 8 PM. Syracuse native singer-songwriter. Red House, 201 S. West St. $5. Reservations, 478-8634. Klezmercuse. 8 PM. Homegrown klezmer

sensation. Westcott Community Center. $10; $8 for WCC members; $5 students. ‘Vincent and Theo.’ 8-10 PM. Saturday Screenings presents film about Van Gogh and gallery-owner brother. ArtRage Gallery, 505 Hawley Ave. $5 donation.

Sunday Dec. 12

Breakfast and Lunch with Santa. 10-11 AM and 12:30-1:30 PM. Enjoy a buffet meal with Santa as well as cookie decorating and crafts. Rosamond Gifford Zoo. $12/person, under 1 free, includes zoo admission. Pre-register. 435-8511.

Lessons and Carols Service. 10:30 AM. Nativity story in Scripture and song. University United Methodist Church, 1085 E. Genesee St. Free. Winter Wonderland. Noon-5 PM. Performances of “The Mitten” along with holiday displays and crafts. Strong Museum of Play, Rochester. Included with admission. (585) 410-6365. Holiday Traditions Open House. Noon-5 PM. Decorations, music and self-guided tours. Seward House, Auburn. Free. 252-1283. Capernaum North. 3-5 PM. Faith-based friendship group for teens and young adults with disabilities. Liverpool First United Meth-

odist Church, 604 Oswego Street, Liverpool. Free. Pre-register. 699-7333. Handel’s Messiah. 3 PM Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. Mulroy Civic Center. $ 424-8200. Slide Ireland Christmas Show. 4 PM. Irish dancing Christmas show. Catherine Cummings Theater, Cazenovia. $24/adults, $16/18 and under. 691-3550. Annual Christmas Concert. 3 PM. Berwald Singers with conductor Ian Kirkpatrick. Trinity Lutheran Church, 140 Swansea Drive. $5, free for 12 and under. St. Nicholas Fest Christmas Concert. 3 PM. Syracuse University Brass Ensemble with

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Monday Kicks. 10 AM-2 PM. Playful learning activities for ages 2-6. Strong Museum, Rochester. $. 585-263-2700. Christmas Around the World. 5-9 PM. Sainte Marie Among the Iroquois. $1/person; free with Lights on the Lake ticket. 453-6768. Maxwell Movie Night. 6 PM. Family friendly films. Maxwell Memorial Library. Free. 672-3661. Young Frankenstein. 7 PM. Screening of the Mel Brooks film. Temple Society of Concord. 910 Madison St, Syracuse. Free. 475-9952.

Learn about the wintering habits of CNY animals while enjoying warming refreshments. Baltimore Woods. $8. 673-1350. Sciencenter Storytime. 10:30 AM. Story and related science activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Included with admission; free for kids under 3. Sciencenter, Ithaca. 607-2720600.

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The MOST brings back two popular holiday-themed planetarium shows. Showing Saturday Dec. 18, Sunday Dec. 19 and Wednesday Dec. 22 to Friday Dec. 24, planetarium shows are $2 with regular admission to the MOST; (members get in free). A word to the wise: these shows sold out every day during the holiday break week last year! To purchase tickets in advance, call 4259068 ext. 2132





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Santa’s Sky: The View from the North Pole, 12:30 p.m. Did you ever wonder what the sky looks like from Santa’s workshop? Or how did Santa navigate at night before the invention of GPS?

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3PD, Inc., is a Freight Forwarder under contract with major retailers such as Lowe’s, Home Depot, Sears, OfďŹ ce Depot, etc., to provide Logistical support, solutions and warehousing needs. We are seeking established Motor Carriers to provide the last mile delivery and installation of our customer’s products. To be considered, your business must be able to satisfy our customer’s requirements and deliver outstanding customer service. If you are looking to build and diversify your current book of business and can meet our customer’s requirements then we would like to speak to you! We offer opportunities to deliver and install the product/freight which consists of appliances, furniture, building materials, cabinets, windows, ofďŹ ce supplies, and direct to home merchandise. If your company owns/leases any of the following equipment, you’re just what we’re looking for:

24’, 26’, or 28’ straight box trucks By contracting with 3PD, Inc., your business can expect: opportunities to run multiple trucks, high annual gross revenues, run multiple stops per day, 7-day freight availability in most markets, your employees home every night, weekly settlements, and exible delivery requirements. Our customer’s requirements include background checks, good driving record, valid state and/or federal operating authority, knowledge of home furnishings and installations, and strong customer service skills.

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Good Sports Corcoran hosts baseball academy

Corcoran High School will host a six-week Spring Training 2011 baseball program for players in grades 1 through 12 from January 9 to Feb. 20. Corcoran head coach Bob Southworth will direct the program in conjunction with U.S. Baseball Academy. Sessions are offered in advanced hitting, pitching and catching at a cost as low as $99 for six weeks. Space is limited and registration is now under way. For more information, visit or call toll-free (866) 622-4487.

Close enough to Crunch

Out of 23 games this season, 17 have been decided by a single goal Crunch players celebrate Stefan Chaput’s winning goal, a s s i s te d by Nicolas Deschamps, against the Charlotte C heckers in North Carolina Sunday.


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Syracuse Crunch

Of its first 23 games in the 2010-11 American Hockey league season, the Syracuse Crunch have had 17 games decided by one goal. While the close calls can be encouraging, the bad news is that of those 17 decisions just six have gone in favor of the Crunch. One came Sunday Dec. 5, in Charlotte, N.C. as Crunch center Stefan Chaput (shaPOO) tallied the game-winning goal with 2:23 left to play against his former team, the Charlotte Checkers, for a 3-2 victory. Left wing Patrick Maroon added a goal and an assist and center Trevor Smith scored his third goal in two games. Smith had netted a pair of goals Friday, Dec. 3, against the Rochester Amerks at the Blue Cross Arena, but the Crunch dropped that one – you guessed it! – by one goal, 6-5. In Rochester, Crunch Coach Mark Holick lifted rookie goalie Timo Pielmeier after the German-born netminder allowed three goals on nine shots. Veteran J.P. Levasseur didn’t do much better, allowing three more Amerk scores on just 13 shots. At least the Crunch offense was firing on all cylinders, taking 41 shots at Amerks goalie Jacob Markstrom, who rejected 36 of them. On Sunday in North Carolina, Pielmeier returned to his stellar self between the pipes, turning away 34 of 36 shots and was named the game’s first star for his winning effort.  Chaput, the hero of the third period, started the season with Charlotte but was traded

along with Matt Kennedy from the Carolina organization to the Anaheim organization in exchange for Ryan Carter on Nov. 23. It looked as if Sunday’s game was headed to overtime until Chaput swatted in a rebound from a Nicolas Deschamps shot during a pileup in front of the cage with 2:23 left in regulation.  Charlotte pulled goalie Justin Pogge for an extra attacker with just more than a minute to play, but the Crunch held on for the win.  Syracuse returns home to War Memorial at 7:30 Friday, Dec. 10, to take on the lastplace Adirondack Phantoms, and will face off here against the Binghamton Senators at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11. Ticket prices range between $13 and $22; 473-4444;

Sample wine Saturday When the Syracuse Crunch take on the Bridgeport Sound Tigers this Saturday, fans 21 and over will have the opportunity to sample Riunite Lambrusco and Riunite D’Oro wines. Riunite Wine Sampling Night will take place beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday Dec. 11, when doors open through the second intermission outside of Memorial Hall located on the first floor of The Oncenter War Memorial Arena.



Dec. 9, 2010

Kennedy joins EMA

Rochelle Kennedy has been hired as an assistant account executive at Eric Mower and Associates. In her role, Kennedy will work with EMA’s Public Relations and Public Affairs and Insight teams. She has previously held PR internships in both New York City and

Boston. Kennedy earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School. She lives in Syracuse. --

Junior League raises $15K for food pantries

The Junior League of Syracuse, Inc. has raised $15,000 for 15 local food pantries. Based on the United Way Needs Rochelle Kennedy Assessment, the JLS identified 15 food

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