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On Sept. 11, the Ithaca Beer Company was granted a tax abatement freeze by the Tompkins County Industrial Development Agency (IDA), saving the company over $165,000 in the next seven years in an … more
School is back in session, and kids all around the county are finding something different on their lunch trays – local foods and new recipes, all part of the county’s new Farm to School … more
It’s hard to beat Mom’s cooking – as many can attest – but the husband-wife team Gabriel Flores and Hiroko Takashima make it their mission to do just that by serving comfort … 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
Ithacans now have a new website with listings on everything from restaurants and family activities to hotels and service providers, all by community writers – Ithaca.Community. Activist team … more
The Cancer Resource Center (CRC) in Ithaca has a lot to celebrate this year, with its 25th anniversary and a new executive director, showing the nonprofit is continuing to do good for the community. … more
On Sept. 7, hundreds of cyclists will gear up at Stewart Park in Ithaca to ride along and around Cayuga Lake for the Southern Tier AIDS Program’s (STAP) 21st annual AIDS Ride for Life, an event … 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
The History Center, under one name or another, has been in Ithaca for nearly a century, and now, new executive director Ben Sandberg has taken up the mantel as leader of this long-standing and … more
Rabbi Scott Glass is so well-known in Ithaca and Tompkins County that a simple trip to the grocery store will inevitably lead to someone recognizing him and striking up a conversation – even if … more
Near the Ithaca Commons, right next to the Bickering Twins Restaurant on North Cayuga Street, stands a door with “IthacaSews” adorning its window. Walk inside, and one is greeted with the … more
At the start of the summer, 10 Ithaca College students trekked to Washington D.C. to participate in a journalism bootcamp, where they created a detailed multimedia report on cybersecurity in the … more
Hikers can rejoice thanks to a recent 138-acre land donation to the Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT) by Dr. Anne Boyer, which secures a scenic stretch of the Finger Lakes Land Trail for public … more
For the first time since 1965, the Ithaca College baseball team is not under the direction of an IC graduate, but the Bombers’ new coach is hardly a stranger to the program. David Valesente, a … more
In our water-rich region, it is easy to forget that much of the world increasingly faces critical water shortages, threatening whole cultures as well as lives. It is well worth the short trip up to … more
Trumansburg is nothing if not a generous community, and this month, Trumansburg is honoring two notable community members with fundraisers and memorials that are worth noting and contributing to: … more
After 30 years of teaching and administration, including at New Roots charter school, Tim Turecek knew he was at his best and most fulfilled when he was helping others. He was later drawn to … more
With a background in just about anything pertaining to agriculture education and beyond, Dr. Jason Oliver, Groton High School’s teacher for its exciting new program in agriculture, is making … more
Last month, the Tompkins County Democratic Committee launched Kids Taking Action, a program with a series of activities for families and kids to introduce political and civic engagement at a young … more
On July 26, Ithaca High School 1997 graduate and Ithaca native Benjamin Pollock took command of the USS Wyoming, an Ohio-class ballistic-missile Navy submarine, at Naval Station Norfolk. Pollock … more
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