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Wizarding Weekend expands with Atlantic City fan convention

The beloved local festival celebrating all things fantastical and fun is expanding outside of Ithaca! Starting this August, Wizarding Weekend will be hosting a fan convention at the Showboat Hotel in …
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Laura Lewis runs for re-election

Laura Lewis started on the Ithaca Common Council as the Fifth Ward representative in 2017 after winning the special election following the departure of previous council member Josephine Martell. In …

Lansing at Large: Webcam provides intimate view of Lansing’s ospreys

Orpheus the Osprey circled the nesting box atop a telephone pole set into the shale about 50 yards from the tip of Salt Point. “That’s the 5:30 fish,” said Candace Cornell. …

Trumansburg Connection: Encore Players hold auditions for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Encore Players has been entertaining on the Trumansburg stage since 2014. The company aims to offer up to three high-quality performances per year, and according to the website its mission aims to, …

Groton on the Inside: Lunch is more than just food at Center Village Court

When Groton resident Linda Tallman relocated here from Canandaigua with her husband, Chris, and their three children in 2001, she never dreamed that just five short years later she would find herself …
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Signs of Sustainability: Education for Sustainability at the Compost Fair

This Sunday, the Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) is hosting its 25th Annual Compost Fair at 615 Willow Avenue from 12 to 4 p.m. The event is organized by CCE’s Master Composter program, …

Trumansburg Connection: Village farmer’s market set to open on May 8

Spring has sprung and the Trumansburg Farmers Market (TFM) opens May 8. TFM will run every Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. through October 23 at the Trumansburg Village Park, which is located on the …

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Business Bites: Boards and awards!
All the business news that’s fit to print, in bite-sized form! Tompkins County is lucky to have a vibrant and active economy, …
Ithaca Farmer’s Market planning upgrades
The Ithaca Farmer’s Market (IFM) knows how much you hate trying to park in its lot, so the IFM wants to fix it. The market board has …
Home Improvement: Capture the sun
If you’re thinking about investing in solar, do it now. After 2019, federal tax credits begin to phase out and you could be leaving …
Chamber launches recruitment initiative
While Ithaca and Tompkins County are lucky to have a strong economy, it’s a unique area that still has struggles attracting and …
Annual DIA dinner celebrates the best of downtown Ithaca
A vibrant and busy downtown in Ithaca isn’t the result of luck. It’s due to the hard work of local business owners, investors, …
Business Bites: Awards and elected officials
Fab 5 awardsThis past Monday, Feb. 25, the recipients of the Fab 5 awards celebrated with the community at a gala at Coltivare as they …
Agriculture
Home Improvement: Spring is here, time to garden
While it’s not quite time to break out the garden hoes and shovels, it’s the perfect time to start getting ready for gardening season. Spring may have only just arrived but you’ve …
Signs of Sustainability: An easily digestible climate crisis solution
Recently, the term “climate crisis” has started to replace the term “climate change.” Some worry that this newer terminology will scare people. That is exactly the point - to …
The Republican View: Hearing both sides of the forest debate
“I speak for the trees”- The Lorax You had to know that was coming with all the forest controversy of late. Tompkins County has a forest management plan in place that would require …
Trumansburg Connection: Project Based Learning finds a unique home in T-Burg
Standardized testing is holding strong as the benchmark for measuring student success, although some schools are able to push back against teacher-based methods in favor of implementing student-based …
Lansing at Large: A fourth generation farmer
By Matt Montague   Jacob Palladino wanted to be a farmer, and then he didn’t, and then he did. And now he is. “My dad’s grandfather was a farmer, my grandfather owned a tractor dealership but …
Arts & entertainment

The Metal Smithery updates an ancient art

In an unassuming hallway in the basement of the South Hill Business Campus, artists have found a place to grow their community and their craft. For The Metal Smithery, a woman-owned shop and studio, …

Trumansburg Connection: Spotlight on: Trumansburg Education Foundation

The Trumansburg Education Foundation (TEF), which works independently of the Trumansburg Central School District, raises funds in order to award grants in support of educational opportunities for …

Disappearing dinos

When you first enter the phlebotomy room at the to be completed Cayuga Medical Center facility in Community Corners, it looks like any other medical room. White walls, counter and sink, plain …
Food and Dining
Photo spread: Foodnet Meals on Wheels Mac ‘n Cheese Bowl 2019
This past Saturday Ithaca’s Foodnet Meals on Wheels hosted it’s annual Mac ‘n Cheese Bowl fundraiser at Ithaca High School. Restaurants and catering companies from around the area …
Food For Thought: A sweet new addition: Mead comes to Ithaca
Fifteen years ago, homebrewer Nathan Arnold was volunteering with the grassroots organization Free The Hops to change Alabama’s regressive alcohol laws to support the sale of craft beer. Today, …
Trumansburg Connection: Grab a plate: Restaurant Week returns to T-Burg
Trumansburg Eats! Restaurant Week returns for the fourth year! This annual event, sponsored and organized by the Trumansburg Chamber, will take place Feb. 28 through March 3 in the Village of …
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