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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
Tompkins County is “the dream community for librarians,” according to Teresa Vadakin, and she should know. Head of Information and Learning Services at the Tompkins County Public … more
Sirus Desnoes has had a hectic summer, though watching him move calmly, soaring through his many theater performances, one had no clue how much he had going on.  Sharing the spotlight with … 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
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
On July 12, the Hangar Theatre presented the classic tale of “Jack and the Beanstalk” with a new twist – the story was adapted to a sensory sensitive format, making it accessible to … 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
Growing up in Grand Island, New York, Cap Cooke was destined to bring his banjo and his songs to Ithaca, New York: He tells how he got his first banjo from his parents for his 13th birthday, found … more
Twenty or more years ago, I happened to be in Armory Square during a Syracuse University new student orientation event. It was a lively, colorful parade of students, dancers, larger-than-life size … more
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