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Amici House ready to welcome residents

They’re young and they’re in need, but the good news is that with the opening of Amici House this week, homeless residents between the ages of 18 and 25 have the opportunity to find a …
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Groton on the Inside: Cabin fever? Groton has the cure!

In just a little over two weeks, a fabulous not-to-be-missed opportunity to shake off those winter doldrums and have a little fun is Groton’s annual Cabin Fever Festival, hosted by Groton …

Trumansburg Connection: Community spotlight: T-burg Takes on Pediatric Cancer

T-Burg Takes On Pediatric Cancer, a local non-profit organization with hometown roots, has expanded its reach to the Rochester and Syracuse areas, and aim to expand further into Buffalo and Albany. …

Lansing at Large: Lansing Music Teachers Ally in MEDLnY

The usual arrangement for a recital involves the students performing for the teachers, but four Lansing music teachers turned the tables Feb. 2 to introduce their new professional group MEDLnY at the …

Crisis line aims to get back to 24-hour service

Calling the local crisis line won’t always get you a local volunteer. For Tompkins County residents in crisis between the hours of 1 a.m. and 10 a.m., the person they speak to on the other end …
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Columns & opinions

Signs of Sustainability: Nuclear arms and climate disruption: Two inconvenient truths

At a time when major nuclear arms treaties are being orphaned and thick reports on climate disruption are accumulating like waves on a stormy beach, many are asking if there are connections between …

Groton on the Inside: Students learn leadership and kindness at NY Teen Institute

At the Heart of NY Teen Institute Leadership Conference this past November, approximately 200 students from Central and Southern Tier New York were in attendance. Among them, were four Groton High …

Business & Agriculture
Business
Business Bites: Helping teachers, help yourself
Tompkins County is lucky enough to be blessed with a strong economy and plenty of businesses doing great things. Business Bites is a …
Finger Lakes School of Massage charged for labor violations
What used to be a trusted local business is in hot water, again, for possible violations of the National Labor Relations Act. Last …
New Ithaca barbershop aims to give back
Fresh cut, fresh start. That’s the slogan of The People’s Barbershop, a new business that aims to provide more than just haircuts. …
Trumansburg Connection: Village chamber celebrates community, local business
As President of the Trumansburg Chamber, it is always such a pleasure to sit with the board and discuss who we would like to honor at …
Work stops on Harold’s Square
Last week Taylor, the Builders, representatives announced that they had stopped work on the Harold’s Square project, a mixed-use …
Ithaca based Ursa has its eye on the world
At first, Ithaca-based Ursa Space Systems was going to be a satellite company, that’s what two of its founders knew. Technically, …
Agriculture
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 …
Ithaca Children’s Garden: a place for all
The Ithaca Children’s Garden, free to visit all year round, wants to make outdoor play an accessible part of every resident, and visitor’s, life. With the help of a grant established by a …
East Hill Notes: Water, water everywhere
Cornell University manages most of its internal needs, including more than 16 miles of streets, 26 miles of sidewalks, refuse disposal, recycling operations, street and bridge maintenance, surface …
When choosing a Christmas tree think local
The holiday season is upon us and residents celebrating Christmas will soon (if they haven’t already!) be buying a tree to place presents under. If you plan to buy a real tree this year, …
Arts & entertainment

Little shop of Bool's

Have you ever imagined what kind of flower shop would have a human-eating plant that sings about its taste for human flesh? Imagine no more. Coming this April, Ithaca’s own Bool’s Flower …

Ithaca Fest seeking art submissions

Ithaca Festival 2019, scheduled to take place May 30 through June 2, is in search of submissions from artists and graphic designers. According to a release from festival organizers, “Our …

The Cherry finds stability with grant funding

Good news for anyone who has partied at Pop’d or been wowed by The Snow Queen, The Cherry, Ithaca’s young not-for-profit arts organization, has been granted a stable foundation with two …
Food and Dining
Food for Thought: Farm to box to table
Our apartment plays witness to a weekly rotation of identical waxed cardboard boxes filled with an edible assortment ranging from fresh greens to curious root vegetables, all grown at a farm just 10 …
Food For Thought: The Odyssey ends with a Cosmic cocktail
If you were faced with a choice of cocktails between the Solar Flare – the name an indication of a technique used while making the drink – and the Pale Blue Dot – a rum and pear …
TC3 Farm to Bistro: Be our guest
Of all of the programs at Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3) that utilize Coltivare for hands-on experience, the hospitality and restaurant management program is the oldest, coming up on 50 …
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