CNY food scene pays the high price of inflation

At Goodies Mediterranean Grill and Cuisine, owner Chucri Ayoub has had the same prices for 13 years: $4 for Tabouli salad, $5 for Spinach pie, $6 for vegetarian Grape leaves and $7 for hummus and pita. But now the ingredients cost more.

“See this Tabouli salad, the prices for everything in it went up,” he said. “Parsley went up, tomatoes went up, onions went up, and the cost (to make) is almost so close to the $4 I sell it at so I keep it at $4 and my customers love that.” If he were to raise t

Syracuse Poster Project unveils 10 new poem-inspired artworks downtown

For 21 years, the Syracuse Poster Project has brought art and poetry to the streets of Syracuse. Now in its 22nd year, a crop of new posters brings an expression of friendship to the downtown community.

The nonprofit project started in 2001 after the city poster panels on Salina and Warren Streets fell into disuse. Artists are asked to design posters that illustrate a poem written by a local resident. The top 10 posters are chosen to decorate 10 poster panels throughout downtown Syracuse and an

Things to do in Upstate NY on rainy days: Museums, aquariums, indoor waterparks and more

Spring has arrived in Upstate New York and the rainy days have already started. While there is plenty to do during the springtime, rain can put a halt on outdoor plans. Fortunately, Upstate NY has a variety of fun and educational activities for families to do, ranging from museums, aquariums, underground caves and even indoor waterparks. Each excursion, different in their own way, offers something for everyone in the family while still being accessible for young children.

There are museums that

Kelsea Ballerini drops her latest EP, "Rolling Up the Welcome Mat"

Country music is all about speaking your truth. It’s also about storytelling. In her recent surprise EP and short film, Rolling Up the Welcome Mat, released on February 14, Kelsea Ballerini tells her truth and the story of her recent divorce with country artist, Morgan Evans.

Ballerini released her debut album in 2015. In September 2022, she released her fifth studio album, Subject to Change, an album about being positive about new changes in her life, while going through a public divorce. But