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Central New York man outlines how a near-fatal car crash changed his life for the better

The night before graduation on June 30, 1980 in Central Square, Steve Martell was a carefree, punk-rock teenager with the rest of his life ahead of him. But his life was about to change.

Martell took his mother’s car that night to run some errands: pick up four cans of tomato sauce, let his friend’s puppy outside then stop at the music shop. He was listening to Cheap Trick’s “I Want You to Want Me” on the radio. Then, bang. Someone smashed into the side of his car. His body was flung to the rig

Beloved Official Dog Of The Boston Marathon Dies At 13

The official dog of the Boston Marathon, a golden retriever named Spencer, died on February 17th, 2023 from inoperable cancer. He was diagnosed in September of 2022 and survived through 28 months before passing.

His owner, Rich Powers, explained his last hours in an Instagram post.

“…He spent his last day doing for himself, eating his sweet potato treats, drinking water and enjoying visitors. Spencer being true Spence gave us his last gift. He did not want us to wonder forever if we had made t

Robbie Britton Breaks 41-year-old British 24-hour Record

During the 24 ore di Torino, the longest 24 hour running event in Italy, Robbie Britton broke the record with a distance of 277.439km (172.392 miles) in one day.

The event took place on Saturday, February 25, 2023 in Turin, Italy. After 24 hours, Britton took the record on Sunday, February 26th. The previous record stood since 1982 by David Dowdle with a distance of 274.480km.

The race in Italy also has a six hour event along with a 100km race in Parco Ruffini, which is a fairly flat course wh

12 Bone-Chilling Serial Killer Documentaries on Netflix Now

When it comes to true-crime documentaries breaking down the heinous misdeeds of some of the most well-known serial killers of all time, Netflix has the genre on lock. They don't only have documentaries about the world's most notorious killers, though — some docs also shed light on lesser-known murderers you haven't heard of before.

While there are no jump scares in documentaries like in regular horror movies, these series are even more chilling because they explore true stories that will leave

Syracuse’s sunrise Easter Mass will continue after all at Burnet Park

Syracuse’s sunrise Easter Mass will continue, after all.

Last week, Rev. Jim Mathews at Saint Lucy’s Church announced he planned to stop hosting the sunrise service on Easter morning after 36 years. This week, All Saints Catholic Church in Syracuse worked with St. Lucy’s to carry on the tradition.

Rev. Fred Daley from All Saints will host the Mass in place of Mathews. The church will continue to welcome anyone and everyone to watch the sunrise and celebrate on Easter morning at the parking lot

20 Comforting Soup Recipes to Try When You're Sick (That Aren't Chicken Noodle) |

This flavorful soup packs antioxidant-rich veggies and anti-inflammatory spices that help support a healthy immune system, according to an April 2013 study in the ‌International Journal of Preventive Medicine‌. While the chicken and kale are a good way to get vegetables and protein into your system, the herbs and veggies are what make it a detox soup. Plus, when you're feeling lousy it's a bonus that it only needs to simmer for about 20 minutes and can last for up to five days in the fridge.


All you can think: An exhaustive guide to trivia nights (almost) every weeknight in Central NY

Trivia night is the perfect mid-week activity for families, coworkers, competitive friend groups or anyone looking to get out of the house. Most trivia nights take place in bars or restaurants. Get to know your local pubs while showing your smarts. Because nothing’s better than sharing a few beers and showing your friends you’re smarter than them. Most places allow up to seven people and give out weekly prizes.

World of Beer has weekly trivia where you can enjoy outsmarting people over beer and

After 36 years, the Rev. Jim Mathews is hanging up the sunrise Easter Mass at Burnet Park

Syracuse, N.Y. — Every Easter for the past 36 years, hundreds of people of all faiths gathered at Burnet Park for the Rev. Jim Mathews’ sunrise service. It didn’t matter if it was sunny, or raining (or snowing), people from all over Central New York joined Mass with chairs and blankets around 6 a.m.

During his Sunday service at St. Lucy’s Catholic Church in Syracuse this week, Mathews told his congregation he won’t be continuing the tradition of early morning Mass on the hilltop near the zoo th

How did Syracuse stay warm (and chic) 100 years ago? Explore cold weather style through the decades at OHA

What did Syracusans wear to stay warm during the bone-chilling blizzard of ‘66? How did they manage to look good in the 1920s while braving some of the nation’s coldest weather? And why would someone turn their dead horse into a winter coat?

A new exhibit from the Onondaga Historical Association answers those questions and more as it takes visitors on a tour of cold weather fashion in Syracuse from the Civil War to the Civil Rights era.

“Come in from the Cold” opens Thursday, Feb. 23 at the OH

Family Members Take The Titles Of The 2023 Dubai Marathon

After three years of not hosting the marathon, the 22nd Dubai Marathon took place on Saturday, February 12th.

Two Ethiopians from the same family took the men’s and women’s titles.

Abdisa Tola clocked in the leading time of 2:05:42. A little over 15 minutes later, Tola’s sister-in-law, Dera Dida, ran her personal best and claimed the winning title for the women’s race with a time of 2:21:11.

Tola, 22, led the pack at the 30km mark. He mistakenly went off course for 20m before turning around t

Strava CEO And Co-founder Michael Horvath Resigns

In 2009, Michael Horvath co-founded a platform that has connected over 100 million athletes.

In a Strava press release on February 6th, Horvath stated that he would be stepping down.

Strava is a popular online platform that helps athletes track their fitness.

It helps athletes such as runners explore and connect with other runners around the world and track their personal progress.

Strava’s most notable developments include Maps you can find, filter, and share. They have routes anywhere from

Not just chocolates and roses: 5 different ideas for a last-minute Valentine’s Day date in CNY

Valentine’s Day is approaching fast, and lots of traditional date spots might already be booked. If you don’t want to just get dinner (or if you forgot to book a restaurant), we’ve got some fun activities to do with your partner this Valentine’s Day. Here are five out-of-the-ordinary ideas for spending your Valentine’s Day out together.

1. Get hot and steamy at Saunacuse

Escape to the warmth without taking a vacation this Valentine’s Day. Book a private session with your partner in the infrare

New concert venue to open in a Central NY village this summer

James VanDeuson and his partner Rebecca Girouard searched far and wide for a place to see live music on the weekends. Over the past five years the duo built their lives around music as they trekked across the country on tour with their indie/folk band, The Rollin’ Rust.

But when it came to living in Manlius, the two couldn’t find a nearby venue. So when an office space opened up below their apartment five months ago, The Rollin’ Rust Room was born.

EIGHT Elite Light Lager: New Beer Coming in Clutch

is a beer modeled for go-getters who want to enjoy a drink with friends but still get up early to start their day the next morning. Co-founded by Ruchi Desai Doug Campbell Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman , EIGHT can be found in half of the grocery stores in Texas. We recently spoke with co-founders Desai and Campbell about what makes this new beer so unique.

Who is EIGHT marketed to?

Campbell: So this beer is built for people that we refer to as “early risers”, and I would say those of

2023 Glimmerglass Festival to feature works by Puccini, Bernstein and Shakespeare

The lineup for the 2023 Glimmerglass Festival is out. From July 7 until Aug. 20 the Alice Busch Opera Theater in Cooperstown is hosting operas, musical theater and full orchestras without sound amplification.

This marks Rob Ainsley’s first year as the artistic and general director. The festival is reviving old classics and new arrivals with a world premiere.

The festival opens with Giacomo Puccini’s “La bohème” and Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide.” There will be 13 performances of “La bohème,” an

On Running's Cyclon Running Shoe Subscription Makes Shoes 100% Recyclable

On Running is a Swiss brand that focuses on sustainable running. Running shoes usually wear fast. On average, runners need a new pair of shoes every 300-500 miles – which isn’t a lot for avid runners. Meanwhile, a nice running shoe can cost around $100-$200 (or more these days). This leads to a vicious cycle of spending money and wasting resources just to run.

Cyclon is a subscription-based program from On that they compare to subscribing to music.

After subscribing to Cyclon, the company will

Seven Races In Seven Days: The World Marathon Challenge Begins On January 31st

Once the clock starts in Antarctica on January 31st, the World Marathon Challenge begins: it marks the first of seven marathons on seven continents in seven days.

Competitors from around the world fly on a charter plane to every continent. They will run 183 miles over seven days and will spend around 68 hours in the air.

The World Marathon Challenge starts in Novo, Antarctica. The second marathon starts on February 1st in Cape Town, Africa. The following days take place in Australia, Dubai, Sp

Sha'Carri Richardson Removed From American Airlines Flight

On Saturday, January 21st, track star Sha’Carri Richardson was removed from an American Airlines flight after an argument with a flight attendant. Richardson recorded her experience with two videos posted on her Instagram.

Not much can be heard from the first video but Richardson, 22, claims she was threatened by a flight attendant.

“In the beginning of the video you can hear a Caucasian male state that he doesn’t give a f as a man that male attendant is intimidating woman,” Richardson said on

Emily Sisson Breaks The Women’s American Half Marathon Record In Houston

Current American women’s marathon record holder and Olympian Emily Sisson now holds the newest American women’s half marathon record time (66:52).

Emily Sisson, 31, set the new American half marathon record in Houston on January 15th. She set the previous American half marathon record last May in Indianapolis with a time of 67:11. She shaved off 19 seconds with her new record this week.

She finished with a time of 66:52 and landed in second place at the Chevron Houston Half Marathon. She avera
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