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Culture Camp is a music and dance camp that is held in the days leading up to the GrassRoots Festival, July 14 - 17. Youth and adult attendees are able to experience intimate workshops led by their … more
The Groton High School cafeteria became a community classroom for an evening on Wednesday, May 8. It was the kickoff for the Groton HARVEST Garden Plot Project, as 25 Groton families gathered there … more
As my time at Cornell comes to an end, I find myself constantly reminded of the most important skill I learned here atop the hill in Ithaca: operating in ambiguity. I hate when people talk about … more
The Ithaca Festival is just around the corner, bringing with it four days of music, arts, and food. Though the tagline “Community Festival of Music & Arts” establishes a clear focus, … more
Smith Woods are full of native plants that at this time last year were struggling to regrow after a long winter and foraging of the many deer that call the woods their home. These plants add to the … more
When the producers for Home and Garden Television’s “Lakefront Bargain Hunt” called Lansing Realtor Havana Jorrin two Februarys ago, she had a deal all ready for them. Jorrin was … more
On April 26 and 27, more than 100 “Sewing Saints” gathered in the parish hall at All Saints church to assemble reusable feminine hygiene kits to be taken to the Dominican Republic and … more
“We should really thank our lucky stars,” wrote world-famous Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology at Harvard University, the late Stephen Jay Gould, when discussing the K-T mass … more
The weather has taken a turn for the better, and not only is the Earth in bloom, so is the Trumansburg area, with many things opening after their long Winter sleep. Climate Smart Stewardship … more
For anyone who may travel to or from Groton via Route 34B/Peruville Road, it is highly likely that you have at some point noticed a lot of large logs, sawdust, and an assortment of carved wooden … more
We will vote YES on the Ithaca City School District’s tax-neutral capital improvement bond on May 21, 2019. As parents of two children who have each been in ICSD schools since kindergarten, … more
Groton has a new “B&B” at 800 S. Main St, but it’s not what you might be thinking it is! You won’t be sleeping there or having breakfast, but if you like to buy or sell … more
To the readers of Tompkins Weekly:Thanks for reading East Hill Notes the first and third Wednesdays of each month, with an appreciative nod to publisher Todd Mallinson and editor Jamie Swinnerton, … more
Dave Hatfield and his chicken-cooking colleagues will have a new place to work across the parking lot from their old spot when the Town of Lansing completes the new “multi-use pavilion” … more
Well, it seems that if you give your state legislators incentive in the form of a pay raise, they will easily meet their budget deadline. Following that, of course, minority members will mail out … more
Steve Daly, the owner of Ithaca Vintage, provides professional appraisals for fine and decorative arts, books, comics, antiques, and collectibles, in addition to valuation services, estate … more
Orpheus the Osprey circled the nesting box atop a telephone pole set into the shale about 50 yards from the tip of Salt Point. “That’s the 5:30 fish,” said Candace Cornell. … more
Encore Players has been entertaining on the Trumansburg stage since 2014. The company aims to offer up to three high-quality performances per year, and according to the website its mission aims to, … more
When Groton resident Linda Tallman relocated here from Canandaigua with her husband, Chris, and their three children in 2001, she never dreamed that just five short years later she would find herself … more
This Sunday, the Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) is hosting its 25th Annual Compost Fair at 615 Willow Avenue from 12 to 4 p.m. The event is organized by CCE’s Master Composter program, … more
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