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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
This Sunday, Aug. 11, dozens of cars will line up at Maguire Toyota on a scavenger hunt for a good cause - the Ithaca Rotary Club’s 6th annual Rotary Rally. Participants in the rally set … more
The Groton High School chapter of FFA (Future Farmers of America) was an integral part of the school’s culture, dating back to the 1950s, but when its advisor, shop teacher Harold Scheffler, … more
Look at a satellite view of Ithaca, and there is one landmark that is hard to miss – a large, concrete turtle toward Cass Park, just off Taughannock Boulevard. Many know it as simply “the … more
The mid-point of the summer has come and gone, but August in the Trumansburg area is action packed, which will leave us wanting for more once schools and schedules commence in September. T-burg … more
Twenty or more years ago, I happened to be in Armory Square during a Syracuse University new student orientation event. It was a lively, colorful parade of students, dancers, larger-than-life size … more
Welcome to Newfield The Newfield Beautification Group, with the blessing of their town, is dedicated to sprucing up, cleaning up, fixing up, planting and caring for any and all town spots that … more
This month, Tompkins Cortland Community College secured over $92,000 worth of training grants for 11 local organizations in Tompkins and Cortland counties, helping employees receive the training they … more
Triphammer Arts will present its 20th anniversary edition of its signature production “Opera Cowpokes Alive!” Aug. 1 through 4 at the CRS Barn Studio on Triphammer Road. The show … more
This past June, the Groton Public Library received a comprehensive summary from its architect, Julia Hafftka-Marshall, of the projected costs for the expansion portion that exceeded the budget by … more
On July 12, the Hangar Theatre presented the classic tale of “Jack and the Beanstalk” with a new twist – the story was adapted to a sensory sensitive format, making it accessible to … more
Prisoner Express, a vast program that provides resources for incarcerated people across the country, is, for the first time, holding a traveling art show in Tompkins County, and the Ulysses … more
On July 11, the City of Ithaca held two open houses to introduce a draft of its Waterfront Plan, which is designed to outline how Ithaca’s Waterfront Area will be developed, taking into … more
Rising Appalachia, a sisters-led folk band from the South that combines music from all over the world to create a unique sound, is coming to Tompkins County this week to perform at this year’s … more
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