Karaline and Isaac Rothwell

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Face Value?

Face Value?

Often times we are caught judging a book by its cover or we are too busy to stop and take a moment. Though, if we were to allow ourselves to not judge or stop and consider, take it all in, there is undoubtedly so much more beneath the surface. Face Value? pauses for three. Innocence/Risk(…)

Make Music Day

Make Music Day

On a Saturday afternoon in June, our friend and neighbor, Melissa Gardiner, organized a 2nd Line Brass marching band to celebrate Make Music Day for the City of Syracuse in the Near Westside.   The band started playing in Skiddy Park surrounded by regular park activity, attracting onlookers in cars and on bike and foot. The band(…)

Misunderstood Gem

Misunderstood Gem

On a sunlit morning At Tully and Wyoming An intersection of conflict Along Wyoming is a canvas A scary face Among the trash and debris Lie conversations of competition Artists competing to be the best A language unknown and, therefore, misunderstood What does it mean? A renovation on West Street opened a new canvas for(…)

My Best Shots

My Best Shots

In our photos, we aimed to capture our family’s life on the Near Westside and specifically our community volunteer efforts. Taking pictures wasn’t an activity that came naturally, especially intimate pictures of people, except for my son, Quincy. The purpose of my family’s efforts in our community is to create a better, safer, healthier neighborhood.(…)