Archive for September, 2009

Artistic Synergy

Sunday, September 20th, 2009
Elizabeth Catlett and Tom Huff

Elizabeth Catlett and Tom Huff (Dr. Kheli Willetts in background)

Printmaker, sculptor Elizabeth Catlett, whose career spans more than 60 years, accepts a gift from Tom Huff, stone sculptor and member of the Seneca-Cayuga Nation during a artist reception for Catlett at the Community Folk Art Center (CFAC).

Yes to Education

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Hammer on stage with Mary Nelson

Hammer on stage with Mary Nelson

During his performance at the New York State Fair on Sunday night, Hammer recognized education activist Mary Nelson.  Hammer and the crowd applauded Nelson for giving away thousands of school supplies to city children.

Spirit of Excellence

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

J. Alfred Cage

 “Excellence reflex is a natural reaction to fix something that isn’t right, or to improve something that could be better. The excellence reflex is rooted in instinct and upbringing, and then constantly honed through awareness, caring and practice.”  Danny Meyer

 I am saddened by the untimely passing today of J. Alfred Cage, pastor, teacher, father, brother, uncle, grandfather and musician. Pastor Cage was a strong supporter of SIF since I met him in about 2004. Part of his legacy was reminding us all to live full and leave empty.

He will be missed.

Approval Ratings

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009
Carlemo Anthony visits Wilson Park for Courts for Kids Event in Syracuse

Carlemo Anthony visits Wilson Park for Courts for Kids Event in Syracuse

When you’re hot, you’re hot.

A swarm of fans surrounded NBA star Carmelo Anthony  when he visited Syracuse’s Wilson Park for a Courts for Kids event yesterday. Anthony was certainly the people’s choice in a group of celebrities that included Hall of Famers, TV personalities, politicians, business personalities and former pro athletes.

The Courts for Kids Program plans to renovate courts in Syracuse, Baltimore, Denver and Puerto Rico. Yesterday’s event was organized in conjunction with the Jim Boeheim Foundation and the Dorsey Levens Foundation.