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Emergency medical services call for volunteers, resources

Dan Ferguson, a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician (EMT) for Lansing, grew up with a strong sense of community. “I grew up in a large family, and it was kind of printed …
Groton wrestling looks to repeat season
Last year was an impressive one for Groton wrestling. On top of a fourth-place finish at the IAC Championships, the Indians sent two wrestlers to the state tournament for the first time since 1965. …
Dryden High School debuts varsity bowling team
For the first time ever, Dryden has a varsity bowling team. The process began over a year ago, when athletic director Todd Kwiatkowski started floating the idea around. Inspired by 12 other IAC …
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Ithaca Free Clinic adds free optometry services

Earlier this year, the Ithaca Health Alliance’s Ithaca Free Clinic introduced its first free optometry clinic, bringing optometry services to the underinsured and those without insurance in …
Signs of Sustainability

Set sights on Green New Deal

The world is on track for 3°C of global warming by the end of the century, while there is growing consensus that to avert the worst of the climate crisis, we must work together to limit warming …

Oskar Schmidt shows healing power of massage

 Oskar Schmidt met Ellen Hirning in 1968 in Tubingen, Germany, where they were both studying. Ellen, on her Junior Year Abroad from Tufts University, went back to Massachusetts …

Rise of short-term rentals prompts debate, action

Draya Koschmann is a single mother who rents out an accessory, “mother-in-law” apartment in her house on the northside of Ithaca. “Renting out part of my house on Airbnb has …
Sports in partnership with ESPN Ithaca
Lansing set to induct Hall of Fame Class of ’19
This Saturday, the Lansing Athletic Hall of Fame will induct three exceptional athletes and two Section IV championship-winning teams. …
Lansing High boys fall just short of three-peat
The three-peat was within reach. On Saturday in Middletown, the Lansing Bobcats boys soccer team dominated the 21-0 Keshequa Indians …
Newfield boys gear up for season
Two seasons ago, the Newfield Trojans boys basketball team reached the state final four. Last year, they did not leave Section IV, …
Lansing boys soccer advances to state final four
Lansing boys soccer took another step toward a third consecutive state title with a 3-2 victory over Bishop Grimes in the regional …
Lansing girls make championships
Lansing’s success across the fall sports season continued as the cross country team won its second Section IV title. The Bobcats …
Columns & opinions
Letter to the Editor: Affordable housing
To the Editor: Thank you for your good reporting in the November 20-26, 2019 issue of the Weekly, “Affordable housing: tackling the issue that affects us all.” Your attention to the …
Artists show work to support library
Four Lansing middle schoolers sat in the teen room of the Lansing Community Library with their wares spread before them. Grace Larson, Ian Rudy, Haley Sullivan and Paityn Russell had spent the …
Popular holiday light show adds talking trees
Most everyone who lives in Groton knows about the incredible Christmas light and sound show located at 411 Peru Rd. (Route 38), and we and others from miles around make it an annual destination …
’Tis the season for holiday giving in T-burg
As we continue through the holiday season, it is easy to be wrapped up in our own shopping and busy schedules. It is important to remember the people of the village of Trumansburg and town of Ulysses …

Outreach specialist helps find health resources

For Newfield native JD Drader, public service is a family tradition. His grandfather was a Newfield town supervisor, and his grandmother helped to found Newfield’s Community Good Neighbor Fund …

TeleHealth, TelePsych services for Groton

The building at 120 Sykes St. is most often referred to as “The Groton Nursing Home,” but that establishment is actually the “Groton Community Health Care Center” and is so …

Excitement comes to Trumansburg Saturday

Business & Agriculture
Area businesses join Ithaca sustainability district
On Nov. 8, the Ithaca 2030 District announced the addition of six new properties to its membership, expanding the number of properties …
The Bloomwell: stories behind every product
By Jessica WickhamTompkins weekly Right next to the State Theatre and a short walk from the Commons stands a small shop called The …
Affordable housing: tackling the issue that affects all
Affordable housing shortages: it’s a problem so prevalent in Tompkins County that it was a critical part of the 2020 county budget, …
Harvest brings combines to fields, roads
When fall comes to Lansing, so do the combines. The nine-ton behemoths lumber across the land, taking in whole plants in the …
Tree crops for sustainability
Community isn’t always just about people. When Steven Woinoski, a young man in his mid-20s with twin babies on the way, decided …
Grow-NY announces four area finalists
A recent announcement revealed that four Ithaca-based startups are among the 18 finalists for Grow-NY, a food innovation and …
Arts & entertainment

Saturday’s Town-Gown Awards: you’re invited

Friends and neighbors, we hope you can come celebrate all things community at the 2019 Town-Gown Awards (The TOGOs), 9:30-11:30 a.m., this coming Saturday, Dec. 7, at Ithaca High School’s Kulp …

‘A Christmas Carol’ returns to Hangar Theatre stage

Return to 19th-century London this December with the Hangar Theatre’s celebrated production of “Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol,” running Dec. 8-22. Join Ebenezer …

Model of Ithaca’s West End needs new home

Anyone who’s ever been to the second floor of Alternatives Federal Credit Union probably noticed a large model against the wall. This 8x8 scale model depicts the West End of Ithaca on Oct. 9, …
Trumansburg Connection

WinterFest celebrates community

As the Trumansburg WinterFest Event Coordinator, I am pleased to invite the Tompkins County community to downtown Trumansburg on Dec. 7 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. to celebrate the 24th annual Trumansburg …
Nothing Nowhere brings coffee to Home Green Home
After the Finger Lakes Running Company moved its storefront to 700 Cascadilla St., neighboring business Home Green Home took the opportunity to expand both the store’s footprint and its product …
Same cookies, different jar: Emmy’s gets a new home
Emmy’s Organics, an Ithaca food manufacturer whose snacks can be found on shelves all around the country, is expanding after purchasing a new building in Dryden, allowing it to bring in-house production back to Tompkins County. Emmy's is well-known...
TCSD leads in farm-to-school programming
Parents in the Trumansburg Central School District (TCSD) may have noticed the increase of local ingredients used in school meals this school year, in addition to more gluten-free, vegetarian and …