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An Oct. 7 New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT) travel advisory reducing weight limits on the Route 34B bridge over Salmon Creek to 18 tons and mandating one-way alternating traffic … more
The building that once housed the Hillside Inn on Stewart Avenue in Ithaca will soon be home to a different hotel with a unique concept, one that merges discount with luxury to bring an affordable … more
South Hill Cider, located on Sandbank Road in the town of Ithaca, has been a thriving cider business for nine years, and this month, it has expanded to include a new tasting room out of its home … more
The post office here in Groton processes its fair share of mail, and a generous percentage of it gets delivered to 400 Peru Rd. on a daily basis. That is the address of the Groton Central … more
A recent announcement revealed that four Ithaca-based startups are among the 18 finalists for Grow-NY, a food innovation and agriculture technology business competition focused on enhancing the … 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
When tragedy strikes and a situation suddenly turns into an emergency, most people know to call 9-1-1 as a first response to initiate getting the help needed to mitigate whatever that emergency … more
The face of Main Street is changing with a change of ownership of Good to Go! Trumansburg Market. When opening Good to Go!, current owner Nana Monaco never aspired to be a small business owner, … 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
Toko Imports, located in the Dewitt Mall in downtown Ithaca, is looking for a new owner in a way that would make Willy Wonka proud. Polly Wood, current owner of the percussion store that has been a … more
There was a lot of activity on the athletic fields above the schools Thursday afternoon. The girls’ modified soccer team was playing Groton on the top level, and the girls’ varsity … 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
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
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