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By Michael Smith, Ithaca Voice   Many people in the City of Ithaca continue to be plagued by discolored, sometimes foul-smelling water. But there may be a more serious issue with Ithaca’s water supply: it’s starting to run a little … more
By Gary Stewart   Cornell University works hard to be an engaged community partner in countless ways, ranging from student, staff and faculty volunteerism, to contributions on a number of fronts, some of which are reflected in this … more
By Jay Wrolstad   Her name is Amelia, she has a 40-foot wingspan and she now looms above the Jurassic exhibit at the Museum of the Earth that is part of the Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) on West Hill.   Amelia … more
By Lori Sonken   For many people, the economic paradigm in the U.S. may be trying, even failing. But one way consumers can get what they need without having to dip into their pockets for cash is through a time bank, says Leslie Strebel, … more
By Melissa Whitworth, Ithaca Voice   This is the first story in the Ithaca Voice’s Road to Refuge series, taking an in-depth look at refugees coming to Ithaca.   Read more at more
By Eric Banford   The annual Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance kicks off early this year with a newly added Culture Camp from July 17-20 leading up to the main event from July 21– 24 at the Trumansburg Fairgrounds. … more
By Anna Kucher, Ithaca Voice   The Ithaca Night Market debuted on July 7 at Steamboat Landing. Open every Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. through Sept. 1, the market is touted by organizers as “summer on the waterfront.”   … more
By Sue Henninger This is the latest in a series of articles about local farms and agriculture. Lisa Ferguson calls herself an “advanced beginner” when it comes to farming, although she’s been working with various crops and … more
By Pete Angie   Winding up and down the sides of steep shaded hills, into cool gorges and through sunny meadows across the width of Tompkins County is about 90 miles of the Finger Lakes Trail.   The narrow footpath offers … more
By Eric Banford   Ithaca Underground (IU) will present its second annual ONE FEST, an all-ages, daylong festival of extreme metal, hardcore, and noise on two stages at The Haunt on Saturday, July 2,. The festival will feature Dragged … more
By Brian Crandall, Ithaca Voice   It might be one small grocery store opening, but GreenStar Natural Foods Market Marketing Manager Joe Romano hopes their new Collegetown store will leave a big impression.   Read more at … more
By Jay Wrolstad   By all accounts Tompkins County will play a pivotal role in the implementation of Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick’s proposal to address local drug abuse, dubbed “The Ithaca Plan: A Public Health and Safety Approach to … more
By Brian Crandall, Ithaca Voice   At the City of Ithaca Planning and Development Committee meeting this month, the city’s Planning Department gave all in attendance a sampling of the crockpot of planning work currently stewing in … more
By Michael Smith, Ithaca Voice   If you prefer your days to be dog-free, better stick to The Commons. Stewart Park, the only public park in Ithaca that does not currently allow dogs, may soon change its policy.   Read more … more
By Gary Stewart   The beauty of late spring and early summer in Tompkins County is evident, and a variety of Cornell programs reflect the nature that surrounds us in any number of ways. Below is a sampling of events, all free and open … more
By Tompkins Weekly Staff   At its May 2016 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Downtown Ithaca Alliance voted to support the City of Ithaca Drug Policy proposed by Mayor Svante Myrick.   The Board, consisting of downtown … 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 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 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
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