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Mariah Mottley   My dad is on the express train out of here, it turns out.   He’s been diagnosed with a primary malignant brain tumor, a stage 4 glioblastoma. He’s going to die. Shortly after the … more
By Sue Henninger Tompkins Weekly Now a well-known Tompkins County community activist, Carlos Gutierrez became politically involved while still in high school in Chile. He started reading newspapers, participated in student … more
By Tompkins Weekly Staff   All the world’s a stage, and the Allan H. Treman State Marine Park in Ithaca will provide the stage for outdoor Shakespeare in Ithaca beginning in July.   The Ithaca Shakespeare Company Inc. … more
By Eric Banford Tompkins Weekly The North East Organic Farming Association of NY, with Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming, is hosting an open field day on soil science and weeds at the Groundswell Incubator Farm. … more
By Erin Marteal Summer is the time of year when outdoor living reaches its fullest potential, with the last day of school a distant memory and days the longest they will be all year. It is easier to wake up at daybreak and bedtime … more
By Leah DeWitt   Editor’s note: Leah DeWitt is an Auburn, N.H., native who graduated from Cornell’s College of Arts and Sciences last week, with a B.A. in Chemistry and Chemical Biology, and a minor in Religious Studies. She plans … more
By Rob Montana Tompkins Weekly   One of the biggest misconceptions about Hanukkah is that it is the Jewish equivalent to Christmas. “Or people assume Hanukkah is very important,” said Rabbi Scott Glass when … more
By Eric Banford Tompkins Weekly Dryden wants more trails running through the town, with an eye on creating alternative transportation and more recreation opportunities for local residents. Efforts are underway by the … more
By Michael Smith, Ithaca Voice   Joining with the City of Ithaca and Tompkins County, the Town of Ithaca Town Board has voted unanimously in support of a $7,500 contribution to the city’s Gorge Ranger program.   Read more … more
By Sue Smith-Heavenrich   This year, from spring through fall, more than 150 volunteers will pull on their boots and head out to gather water samples from local streams. They’re “citizen scientist” partners with the Community … more
By Eric Banford Tompkins Weekly The Discovery Trail is a museum-library partnership between eight member organizations that have been collaborating for nearly two decades to help visitors explore nature, science, and culture. Each … more
By Brian Crandall, Ithaca Voice   Here’s something Tompkins County hasn’t seen in a while—a majority of its municipalities losing population in year-over-year census estimates. The data comes from the U.S. Census Bureau, which … more
By Rob Montana Tompkins Weekly Firmly in the middle of a three-way debate about where the ice cream sundae was born – Ithaca is fending off claims for residents of Two Rivers, Wisconsin, and Evanston, Illinois, for that honor – … more
By Sue Henninger Tompkins Weekly Owen Raymond comes from a long family tradition of maple sugaring. When he and his wife, Donna, purchased their home on Knoll Tree Road in Ithaca, he put a few taps in the maple trees on the property. In … more
By Sue Henninger Tompkins Weekly When John Dedrick started his small fruit and vegetable stand in Dryden four decades ago, his great-nephew Kody Hatch hadn’t even been born yet! Over the years, Dedrick expanded his business … more
By Rob Montana Tompkins Weekly   Non-profit organizations are plentiful throughout Tompkins County, and make a big impact in our communities. Despite their contributions, area non-profits can sometimes go unnoticed or … more
By Gary Stewart “Man is not merely a devourer. The supreme need of all human beings is for better hearts and wiser heads. And only with the development in the human race of reason and justice and honesty and kindness will economic … more
By Michael Smith, The Ithaca Voice It’s been almost one year since the Ithaca’s Planning and Economic Development Committee (PEDC) began its latest attempt at revising the city’s policy on backyard chickens.   Read more … more
By Sue Henninger Tompkins Weekly Historically, America has been a country made up of people from all backgrounds and all walks of life. The city of Ithaca and surrounding areas are reflective of this. Join Tompkins Weekly as … more
By Pete Angie Tompkins Weekly Winter weather means different things to different people. For some, it’s a time for movies, board games and other indoor activities. For others, embracing the traditionally colder conditions delivered by … more
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