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CMC announces new CEO

Last Tuesday it was announced that current CEO of Cayuga Medical Center (CMC), John Rudd, will be retiring in the fall of 2019. In the same release, it was announced that Dr. Martin Stallone, vice …
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Groton on the Inside: Groton Public Library funding close to finish line
One of the main pillars that holds up the foundation of our great community is the Groton Public Library. On any given day, this beloved building is alive with activity ranging from children’s, …
From your Tompkins County Sheriff candidates
This coming Nov. 6 election will see a three-way contested race for Tompkins County Sheriff. Incumbent Ken Lansing will be running on the Independence line, former undersheriff Derek Osborne will be …
Faces of Dryden: From Malawi to Freeville
Reach Out for Christ Church in Freeville will be honoring two world changers on Friday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 21 as Brighton and Dorothy Wanyemba pay a visit to the congregation. Pastor Tom …
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: Youth Soccer stalwart named Coach of the Year
Steve Smith has two daughters. Hailey is 13 years old and Hannah is 11. Both girls dance competitively at The Next Jennaration dance studio. Steve is their “prop dad,” charged with …
Bobcats give back off the field
Many times, a coach, parent, or sports personality will use the phrase “It’s more than a game” to describe the lessons that sports teach athletes. While the phrase may seem like a …
8th graders make big splash on Dryden varsity roster
In sports, similar to almost all aspects of life, the younger members of a team take a backseat role and develop by making the most of the time they are given. For the Dryden Girls Soccer team …
The magic is back
Pull out your wizard robes and witch hats, Wizarding Weekend will return to the Ithaca Commons later this month on Oct. 26 through 28. What was originally planned as a small festival for fans of the …
Faces of Dryden: A new look for the Dryden Community Center Cafe
The day she’s been waiting for will finally arrive. Dryden Community Café Manager Tammy Annonson was practically singing in her seat as she told me about the upcoming remodeling project …
Trumansburg Connection: Legacies continue and change in Trumansburg businesses
Trumansburg welcomes two new businesses to Main Street storefronts! June saw the arrival of Homespun Boutique, which moved from it’s Ithaca location. This fall Garrett’s Brewing Company …
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Fall in the Finger Lakes

Fall is officially here in the Finger Lakes and there’s a myriad of things for residents, and visitors, to do to celebrate the season. Cider tasting, apple picking, corn mazes, and Halloween …

A Look Back At: Renwick Park and the Steamboat Pier By Charley Githler   Stewart Park, with its playground, tennis courts, barbecue stands and picnic tables, is undergoing a renaissance. The Friends of Stewart Park have stated as a goal to “restore Stewart Park to …
A Look Back At: Ithaca's Fire Alarm Bells By Charley Githler Tompkins Weekly   Historical markers and artifacts abound throughout the City of Ithaca. Two of those items, prominently displayed but largely ignored, are giant fire alarm bells. Both of them …
A Look Back At: Home-Grown Hoax: The Taughannock Giant By Charley Githler Tompkins Weekly   A ham-handed publicity stunt, concocted by local men, is a beloved part of the lore of Tompkins County. The story is equally amusing and amazing, and reveals the tenor of the …

The Cherry Arts Space turns one

Jamie Swinnerton Tompkins Weekly   One year ago, as of Sept. 13, a group of artists tried something. They opened a space for art of all kinds that was designed to be malleable, never staying the same for long. …

Upcoming season at the Cherry mixing new with tried and true

By Jamie Swinnerton Tompkins Weekly   The Cherry Arts Space isn’t just a theater. It’s exactly what the name implies, a space for art. All kinds of art. From within this theme of accepting and collecting all …

The Cherry Arts announces 2018-2019 season

  The Cherry Arts announced its upcoming season least week a release to the media. Local theater enthusiasts will be excited to see a mix of local and international selections. From the Cherry …
Living
For the Birds: Cayuga Bird Club keeps up tradition, breaks records
By Jamie Swinnerton Tompkins Weekly Despite the frigid temperatures and occasionally windy conditions, Jan. 10 …
Hundreds come out for Taughannock Falls First Day Hike
By Jamie Swinnerton Tompkins Weekly While some people may have celebrated New Year’s Day warm in their beds, …
On the Discovery Trail: A look inside The History Center
By Eric Banford Tompkins Weekly The Discovery Trail is a museum-library partnership between eight member organizations …
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Signs of sustainability: Home composting

Fall is an excellent time of year to compost. Dead leaves are becoming abundant once again. These “brown” materials are just what the outdoor compost needs throughout the year to feed …

The Democratic View: Bipartisanship

I read with great interest my Republican counterpart’s column on bipartisanship last week, in which he touted gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro as the real deal. Indeed, if you look at Mr. …

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Business
Heather McDaniel named President of TCAD
By Jamie Swinnerton Tompkins Weekly   Heather McDaniel is a California girl who loves the …
Rev: Ithaca event discusses local startup economy
By Jamie Swinnerton Tompkins Weekly   We may not be Silicon Valley, but the Ithaca area isn’t …
Ithaca to reap Rewardzzz of Cornell student app
By Jamie Swinnerton Tompkins Weekly   Hunter Friedland knew he wanted to combine his interest in …
China Welcome: Ithaca and Tompkins County want to make area more inviting
By Jamie Swinnerton Tompkins Weekly   With a few relatively easy to accomplish efforts, the …
Sweet Melissa's expands to Press Bay Alley
By Jamie Swinnerton Tompkins Weekly   Spring is here and warm weather is soon to follow …
UPTOP wants to bring transparency to renting in Ithaca
Jamie Swinnerton Tompkins Weekly   After moving multiple times, and renting from several …
Ithaca is Foodies grows into new tours
By Jamie Swinnerton Tompkins Weekly   After years of appreciating good food and celebrating the …
One for the road: The Shop closes its doors for good
By Jamie Swinnerton Tompkins Weekly   Ithaca’s one-stop-shop for coffee and tattoos has closed …
Local business, Michaleen’s celebrates 30th anniversary all year
By Jamie Swinnerton Tompkins Weekly Like many local businesses, Michaleen’s Florist and Garden Center have …
Agriculture
Eye on Agriculture: NYS Agricultural Experiment Station keeps growing
By Sue Henninger Tompkins Weekly   Local residents frequently drive past the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva. Though many know the campus buildings are affiliated with Cornell University …
Eye on Agriculture: The Journey From Seed to Selection: Good trees take time
By Sue Henninger Tompkins Weekly   For Mark Ramos, the seed of an idea was planted when his airline flight was delayed at the Detroit airport. Waiting patiently, he happened to catch an interview with …
Picking the Perfect One: What to consider when choosing a Christmas tree this season
By Rob Montana Tompkins Weekly   The Christmas season is upon us and, for many celebrating the holiday, decisions need to be made about getting a tree for trimming. Our county boasts a number of farms on …
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