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News on Sonic, Cabela's, Wegmans and curbside grocery service (Store Front Roundup)

syracuse.com — Syracuse, N.Y. - Turns out Sonic Drive-In's plans for Upstate New York are just a small piece of an ambitious growth strategy. The chain said earlier this month it plans to open a total of 1,000 new locations over the next decade. Sonic already has 3,500 locations nationwide.
RT @deafgeoff: Sonic Drive-In coming to #Syracuse soon, plus #Utica, Albany, Buffalo, Rochester ow.ly/w6YPP

After building 96 homes, Syracuse nonprofit struggles to survive

syracuse.com — SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Jubilee Homes of Syracuse, the nonprofit group run by veteran political activist Walt Dixie, is struggling with a financial crisis that threatens its survival after 28 years as an institution on the city's southwest side.

Behind Eric Carle's 'Easter Miracle': The against-the-odds search for the girl in the white dress

syracuse.com — Twelve years ago, Angela Trovato of New Jersey left a message on Ancestry.com. She was doing some family research involving her great-grandfather, Antonio Barresi, who'd settled in Syracuse more than a century ago. That note turned out to be the key.
How it happened, @spkowalski, @ALALibrary: Wonderful good luck behind search for @ericcarle's 'girl in white dress' syracuse.com/kirst/index.ss…
Great stuff, @seankirst. MT @syracusedotcom: Behind Eric Carle's against-the-odds search for a friend from #Syracuse ow.ly/w6eOw
The story behind the search: Remarkable chain of wonderful chance that led to @ericcarle's 'girl in the white dress' syracuse.com/kirst/index.ss…

Time's 100 Most Influential People: 2014 list features Syracuse native Megyn Kelly

syracuse.com — Time magazine's 2014 list of the 100 Most Influential People in the world is out, featuring a diverse lineup of business leaders, politicians, athletes and celebrities. Several versions of the Time 100 cover show singer Beyonce, actor-director Robert Redford, GM CEO Mary Barra, and openly gay NBA player Jason Collins vying for the title as this year's most influential person.
Time's 100 Most Influential People: 2014 list features #Syracuse native Megyn Kelly ow.ly/w7g8r

Police might be tracking you, but you can't see the records

syracuse.com — SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Onondaga County has 5.2 million records showing where drivers have been over the past year. But if you'd like to know what the county has on your travels, you're out of luck. Police cars throughout the county are outfitted with special cameras -- license plate readers -- that take hundreds of pictures of license plates a minute.

Cornel West to connect racism, poverty and drones in Syracuse talk

syracuse.com — SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Cornel West will speak in Syracuse April 27 before a rally to oppose the use of military drones. West speaks at 2 p.m. at Tucker Missionary Baptist Church, at 515 Oakwood Avenue, in Syracuse. The event is free. The talk is called "Connecting the Dots: Racism, Poverty and Drones."

Avril Lavigne denies racism; Amanda Bynes can drive again; new 'Sisterhood' movie: AM Buzz

syracuse.com — Pop princess Avril Lavigne denied any racism was involved in the making of her controversial new "Hello Kitty" music video. The Canadian singer appears in Tokyo, drinking sake, throwing cupcakes and singing Japanese lyrics with Asian backup dancers, which some fans are calling "terrible, racist, or terribly racist," according to E!
AM BUZZ: Avril Lavigne denies racism; Amanda Bynes can drive again; new 'Sisterhood' movie ow.ly/w77gF

Cazenovia College Fashion Show, LeBEARDski Fest: 6 things to do this weekend

syracuse.com — Whether you love fashion or facial hair, there's something for every member of the family to enjoy this weekend in Central New York. Go support your colleagues at Rockin' the Redhouse or tour the sustainable highlights of Westcott Nation. Have a fantastic weekend. 1.
Tonight: Bowling, 'The Big Lebowski' & White Russians with the #Syracuse Beard Council ow.ly/w70KT

NY Minute: More than 2 dozen bet $1 million on a chance to run a casino

syracuse.com — SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The sun is shining, but that wind is going to be fierce. April, we won't miss you when you're gone. About two dozen developers sent New York $1 million by Wednesday's deadline to compete for the right to build and operate one of four casinos in the state.
NY Minute: More than 2 dozen bet $1 million on a chance to run a casino syracuse.com/news/index.ssf…

Love! // Children's author Eric Carle reconnects w lost Syracuse friend after 82 years @seankirst s.syracuse.com/oImbZAN HT #CapitalPlaybook

Tock to me: SU students create 'antisocial' media app to reward real-life interactions

syracuse.com — How bad is phone addiction on the Syracuse University campus? "I want you to think how bad it could be and multiply it by five," said SU senior Rachel Samples. "It's very noticeable. Everyone is Instagramming their dinner at the same time. We joke that people Instagram their dinners to prove they ate that day."
True that we're obsessed with phones, but an "anti-social media app" seems like a bit of an oxymoron, no? ow.ly/w5TQS
RT @ktampone: Tock, a startup @SyracuseU, wants people to unplug, via @katrinatulloch. Maybe there's still hope for the future: ow.ly/w4BiM
Tock to me: @SyracuseU students' anti-social media app rewards real-life interactions ow.ly/w4xNf
RT @katrinatulloch: Two @SyracuseU students create 'antisocial' media app @tocknow to reward real-life interactions: ow.ly/w4vew

SUNY Cortland confirms New York Jets will hold training camp there this summer

syracuse.com — The New York Jets are officially returning to SUNY Cortland for training camp. The school confirmed the move in issuing a press release on Wednesday. This will be the fifth year the Jets have held training camp at SUNY Cortland. No official dates have been set, but training camp will begin sometime in late-July.
SUNY Cortland confirms NY #Jets will hold training camp there this summer ow.ly/w5fDL
RT @syracusedotcom: SUNY Cortland confirms the Jets are returning to host training camp on campus this summer ow.ly/w5c8w

Business owner Kellieann Gingold named Syracuse woman of the year

syracuse.com — SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Business owner Kellieann Gingold will be the honored Thursday as the 2014 City of Syracuse Woman of the Year, Mayor Stephanie Miner announced today. A ceremony honoring Gingold will be held at 5 p.m. in the atrium of City Hall Commons, 201 East Washington St.

CNY-based Chobani secures $750 million capital investment to aid its global expansion

syracuse.com — NEW BERLIN, NY -- Chobani, the Chenango County-based leader in the surging U.S. Greek yogurt market, today announced it has locked up a $750 million investment from a private capital firm.
RT @syracusedotcom: CNY-based Chobani secures $750M capital investment to aid global expansion ow.ly/w63yh

Section III committee moves Bishop Ludden boys basketball up to Class AA for 2014-15 season

highschoolsports.syracuse.com — Unless it can successfully appeal a recent decision by the Section III classification committee, the Bishop Ludden boys basketball team will be moved up to Class AA next season.
I think I like it. MT @cnyhssports: Sect.III moves @bishopludden bhoops up to AA for 14-15 ow.ly/w5Zyl nice scoop @Nolan_Weidner