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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
Growing up in the state of Iowa, Laurel Hessler had no idea where life would take her. She married the love of her life, Lee Hodgden, who headed off to WWII, where he served in … more
No one knows the highlights of all our higher education institutions - Binghamton, SUNY Cortland, Cornell, Ithaca College and Tompkins Cortland Community College - better than Eric Machan … more
A Beautiful Feeling GrassRoots Documentary Four seasons of the Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival from Trumansburg to Miami with spring and summer stops at Shakori Hills in North Carolina. If you … more
Especially when compared to cities like Rochester, Tompkins County has a relatively low population of Deaf and hard of hearing people. The reason for this, as sources connected to the Deaf and hard … more
Alternatives Federal Credit Union, in partnership with Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes (PPSFL), recently launched the TransAction Financial Empowerment Program, offering loans … more
Those of you who rocked your kids to sleep watching the “Pearly Mae Time” show on Public Access, save these dates: Aug. 2, 3, 4, 9 and 10.   David Frumkin said he … more
As the rate of new construction and renovation in the greater Ithaca area continues at a rapid pace, architecture is playing an ever more important role in defining our community. Given this, … more
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