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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 … more
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 … 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
On Nov. 1, Love Living at Home (LLH) joined the YMCA as a collaborative member and partner to expand health and wellness offerings for LLH members and develop joint programs for both LLH and YMCA … more
Way2Go, a program of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, has a mission to provide information and education that connects people with transportation options and facilitates new … more
When Heather Dries was first looking for childcare, she experienced much anxiety over where to take her kids, Macie-Sue and Marshall. Finding a spot in a safe, affordable center in the county proved … more
Affordable housing shortages: it’s a problem so prevalent in Tompkins County that it was a critical part of the 2020 county budget, not to mention the many news stories on projects and plans to solve it. ... 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
In late September, Cayuga Medical Center (CMC) announced the addition of da Vinci Xi, the latest, most advanced robotics surgical system, to its growing portfolio of patient offerings. Dr. Greg … 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
Thea Merkel Miller’s earliest memories all include playing games and playing sports.  “I was always active,” she said. “I was always running around. I loved … 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
A while back, Lin Tollefsen and her son came through town to visit dear friends. Taken with Ithaca’s offbeat charm, its natural beauty, they stayed on, and for the past 12 years, Ithaca has … more
Music can be an uplifting force in many people’s lives, but especially for those at an older age, it can provide a sense of comfort, belonging, purpose and community. It can seem odd that … more
Tompkins Weekly and others are finally celebrating the arrival of fall, but that only means that cold days are upon us, and winter is on its way. For our special Home Improvement issue, we spoke with … more
As more and more people are choosing to be buried naturally, Willow Glen Cemetery in Dryden wants to help accommodate their green requests. The cemetery recently became certified with the Green … more
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