Homer, N.Y. -- Two teen boys talked as they fed the pigs at Luke Park's farm. The evening was cool for early summer. They didn't talk about girls or cars or parents. That night, like most, they talked about the farm they dreamed of starting together. They'd call it "Frost and Smith Dairy." It was July 1, 2015. Zane Frost was 17. Alex Smith was 14. Smith was the little brother Frost didn't have. Both boys had farming roots, but no family farm. They became friends working for Park. In the summer and after school, they fed the animals and mucked the stalls. They helped cut and bale the hay. And they talked about their dream to have farm of their own soon. That day, after imagining their future, Smith's life was cut short. He was lifting a hay bale, using equipment he was too young to operate, when something went terribly wrong in Cortland County, according to police reports. The boy, not yet old enough to drive, was found by the farmer, underneath a skid steer, a machine similar to a … [Read more...] about A boy, 14, found life and then his death on the farm; does someone have to pay?
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SYRACUSE N.Y.--- The STAND Newspaper's ninth annual South Side Photo Walk welcomed 37 participants to Syracuse's South Side Saturday, July 28. The walk opened with photo lessons by Bob Gates and Kate Collins. Following the walk, participants were invited to share their favorite images. www.mysouthsidestand.com or contacting The Stand's Director Ashley Kang at [email protected] … [Read more...] about South Side Photo Walk documents rich life and culture in Syracuse (photos)
"The Mural Project: Cheyenne Randall" includes six wheat-paste murals installed around the Heard's grounds, as well as murals being created for installation on the Navajo Nation in Grey Mountain, Arizona.“They’re like street art on steroids,” Randall says. Tattoos are a big part of Randall’s Seattle-based art practice, which explores identity and obsession with celebrity culture. Typically, he takes existing images of well-known figures and alters them using digital photography and Photoshop.“I’m an appropriation artist,” Randall says. “I use other people’s art as a substrate.”His Heard Museum murals depict several iconic performers, including Audrey Hepburn and Barbra Streisand. But he’s manipulated the images of many more, including Marilyn Monroe, Johnny Cash, and Amy Winehouse. “I got really obsessed with tattoos in 2013,” Randall says. They’ve been an integral part of his art practice ever since. … [Read more...] about Cheyenne Randall on Tattoo Art, Celebrity Obsession, and Cultural Appropriation
An emotional Neil Bush reflected on his mother’s life and legacy Monday in an interview with Great Day Houston host Deborah Duncan.An emotional Neil Bush reflected on his mother's life and legacy Monday in an interview with Great Day Houston host Deborah Duncan. (Great Day Houston) The family spokesman released a statement Sunday that Barbara Bush is in failing health and has declined further medical care.In true Barbara Bush fashion, when she learned about the press release, Neil said, she began answering phone calls from worried friends to reassure them. PHOTOS: Bush family album Photos: Bush family album Images of former President George H.W. Bush and his family throughout the years. (Photo: George Bush Presidential Library and Museum) 01 / 29 Images of former President George H.W. Bush and his family throughout the years. (Photo: George Bush Presidential Library and Museum) 01 / 29 He said his mother is still able to enjoy one of her favorite … [Read more...] about Emotional Neil Bush on his mother’s life and legacy
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