Sun Briefs


Holy Family’s Service Projects Help Others

Submitted by Holy Family School Booker T. Washington said, “Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” The smiles on the children’s faces in these photos from Holy Family School‘s Helping Hands club perfectly illustrate that sentiment. The October school-wide service project was a sock drive, coordinated by…


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Father Mark Kaminski to speak at Theology Uncorked! session

  Father Rev. Mark Kaminski, pastor of St. Anthony and St. Agnes Church in Utica, will be the guest speaker Nov. 14 at Theology Uncorked! at the Mohawk Valley Winery. Theology Uncorked! is defined as a “conversation for the believers, the curious and the skeptics.“ It is for adults 40 and…


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Taste of Holy Family fundraiser set for Nov. 18 in Syracuse

  The eighth annual Taste of Holy Family, a fundraiser for the Syracuse church’s Life Teen Youth Ministry Program’s March for Life in Washington, DC., is set for Saturday, Nov. 18. Come and be the judge for the best appetizer, entree, side dish, and dessert. There will also be raffles,…


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Lourdes observes Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, taking more lives annually than breast, prostate, and colon cancer combined. Lourdes hospital in Binghamton is hoping to bring awareness about lung cancer to the community with two events. A free seminar will be held 6-7:30 p.m….


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Lourdes to adopt Ascension as part of its name

Binghamton — Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital will soon add Ascension to its name as part of a national effort to make it clearer and easier for patients to access the care they need and to navigate their health. In moving toward a unified name, Lourdes will change its…


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Help fill the fridge for the holidays

Thanks to a $3,225 grant from the Food Bank of Central New York, the St. Joseph-St. Patrick Church Mother Marianne Westside Kitchen was able to purchase a new stainless-steel three-door refrigerator.  The Westside Kitchen has been feeding hungry neighbors 365 days a year for nine years. The average number of…


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Le Moyne unveils “Promise NY” program

Le Moyne College announced Monday that beginning in fall 2018 it will provide all accepted, full-time incoming first-year students from New York state a $10,000 scholarship over four years with no income-eligibility requirements. The scholarship is in addition to all other merit- or need-based aid and is part of Le…


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An evening of classical piano at Le Moyne College

     Le Moyne College’s music program will present internationally renowned concert pianist Rob Auler on Nov. 9.      Auler’s performance will celebrate classical music from the Baroque to the present, including the premiere of a composition by Le Moyne’s Edward Ruchalski. Mezzo-soprano Danan Tsan and violinist Sonya Stith Williams…


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Holy Family School raises $1,600 for one of its own

Action helps staffer’s family hit hard by Hurricane Maria Submitted by Mary Babbles In the days leading up to Hurricane Maria making landfall in Puerto Rico it seemed the whole country was waiting, watching, and worrying but none more so than those at Holy Family School in Syracuse. You might ask…