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By Jessica WickhamTompkins weekly Right next to the State Theatre and a short walk from the Commons stands a small shop called The Bloomwell. Walk inside, and one is instantly greeted by shelves … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
What would happen if Lewis Carroll’s classic “Alice in Wonderland” got a modern twist? This modern retelling has all the characters you know and love, including the Mad Hatter, the … more
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 … more
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, … more
“Long, long ago, there were many earths,” starts the tale of Looki, a magical girl who, with the help of her friends and magic wand, goes on interdimensional adventures, discovering new … more
Barbara Kane-Lewis grew up in the Binghamton area but travelled as much as she could before returning to upstate New York. After settling near Greene, New York, she visited Ithaca often, and after … more
Adrina Dietra Luxury Lingerie, which recently opened in Press Bay Alley in Ithaca, is not your typical clothing store. Owner Adrina Dietra is bringing unique undergarments to downtown with an open … more
In October, Livability, the online website famous for its annual rankings of best places to live, announced the release of its 2019 10 Best College Towns in America list, and Ithaca was at the top … more
When Loisanne Posluszny, 71, came to Ithaca from Connecticut about five years ago, she was recently divorced, in a new neighborhood and looking to find someone new. As many do in today’s dating … more
To say changes are coming to Ithaca’s waterfront is an understatement. Within the next decade, what was an industrial neighborhood just half a century ago will complete its transformation into … more
With city officials reviewing the final draft of the Planning and Economic Development Department’s Phase II Comprehensive Plan for the waterfront, it is a great opportunity to analyze the … more
The Ithaca Commons is no stranger to unique shops, but none stick out quite as much as The Brain Shoppe, owned and operated by Christopher DelCollo. The storefront is full of perpetual motion … more
The Wilkinson Building, located at 115 W. Green St. across from Press Bay Alley in Ithaca, is currently home to The Crossmore Law Office, but an independent bookstore will soon find its home in the … more
On Saturday, Oct. 5, downtown Ithaca will be host to the first-ever Qinfolk Festival, a day-long series of film, art and mental health activities dedicated to centering and uplifting the creative … more
This past August, Katharyn Howd Machan, appointed as the first Poet Laureate for Tompkins County in 2002, introduced herself to a new class of aspiring first-year-seminar writers at Ithaca College. … more
Stewart Park’s new school-aged playground, set to be complete by the end of this year, is designed with many abilities in mind. The new play space, part of Phase 2 of a three-phase … more
By Jamie Swinnerton Tompkins Weekly   The Ithaca area has a lot to offer theatergoers of many persuasions, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for growth. A new kind of theater company is coming to Ithaca … more
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