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An artist rendering of the Tree of 40 Fruit mature and in bloom. <br />Sam Van Aken courtesy of Ronald Feldman Fine Art <br />
An artist rendering of the Tree of 40 Fruit mature and in bloom.
Sam Van Aken courtesy of Ronald Feldman Fine Art

Tree of 40 Fruit is a metaphor for life

Imagine dozens of different kinds of fruit all hanging from a single tree. It's the dream of a Syracuse artist who is building such a tree, branch by branch.

Grafting fruit trees is a practice almost as old as fruit trees themselves. Mending branches from two different varieties of fruit is how we get hybrid fruit varieties.

Syracuse University art professor Sam Van Aken is taking the art of grafting to another level.  Go to full article
Joe Ehrmann.  Photo:
Joe Ehrmann. Photo:

Coach wants adults to get more serious about stopping child sex abuse

It's estimated that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys in the United States experience sexual abuse before they turn 18. Those statistics are alarming. Most adults wince and turn away when the topic of child sex abuse comes up. But it's been harder to avoid after the recent scandals at Penn State and Syracuse University.

Joe Ehrmann hopes this is a watershed moment, where adults start facing the problem, and getting more serious about stopping it.

Ehrmann calls himself a Coach for America. He was a Syracuse All-American football and lacrosse player in the late 60s and early 70s. But it wasn't until Ehrmann started writing a book about coaching, that he had came to an epiphany. He remembered that at the age of 12, he himself had been raped. Ehrmann spoke with Julie Grant.  Go to full article
Camp Gabriels has sat empty for two years (File photo)
Camp Gabriels has sat empty for two years (File photo)

Native American group wants to reinvent Camp Gabriels

Two years after New York State prison officials closed Camp Gabriels, a Mohawk writer and activist wants to reopen the Adirondack facility as an education center and accredited campus with ties to Syracuse University.

Doug George announced last week at a meeting in Ticonderoga that he is working with Native American leaders, state officials and with other educators to develop the program. He hopes to attract students interested in learning about Native culture, language and heritage.

As Brian Mann reports, the proposal has been on the drawing board for more than a year. But key questions remain.  Go to full article
Photo © 2003 Alex Attaviano
Photo 2003 Alex Attaviano

Theatre Review: Floyd Collins at Storch Theatre, Syracuse

The musical Floyd Collins runs through October 25 at the Storch Theatre next door to Syracuse Stage. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this review.  Go to full article

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