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It’s the most wonderful time of the year in small-town America when streets and storefronts light up to show festive character and charm. Neighbors from near and far come together to celebrate … more
The National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony was held on Nov. 28. This year marked the 96th Anniversary of this beloved, national tradition, held at the President’s Park in Washington, D.C. … more
Do you know where your home’s heat comes from? Most of us burn something—usually, gas, oil, or propane—but most of us are blissfully unaware of where that fuel comes from. Many … more
Cornell University manages most of its internal needs, including more than 16 miles of streets, 26 miles of sidewalks, refuse disposal, recycling operations, street and bridge maintenance, surface … more
Students in Groton High School’s new STEAM Learning Center’s communications cluster, specifically teacher Amber Novack Landers’ graphics design class, spent the first quarter of the … more
This intentionally sounds like the setup to a joke and while some of our national political discourse has devolved into exactly that, there is no punchline to be offered here. There is, however, a … more
With Thanksgiving behind us, it is now safe to play Christmas music and such as we look ahead to enjoying that and the rest of the “sounds of the season.” As most of us know, Christmas is … more
It’s no secret that Trumansburg is a very active community, with no shortage of things to do or see. Art and culture, food and entertainment, and recreation and leisure activities abound. While … more
If you missed the Holiday Craft Fair on Dec. 1, held at the Dryden Agway, have no fears. There is still time to shop and there are local artists, bakers, and even candle-stick makers from which you … more
Lansing will get a start on more affordable housing when the Milton Meadows Apartments open next summer offering one-, two-, and three bedroom units for people and families with incomes between … more
Let’s face it. The United States is indeed a nation of immigrants, but throughout our history, we’ve consistently tried to filter that generous impulse through a racist screen. The … more
The first edition of Tompkins Weekly for 2019, coming out Jan. 7, will continue the tradition of setting aside several pages for submissions from readers. Our “By the People” edition was … more
For anyone who has ever had any connection to the Groton Food Providers (GFP) food pantry over the past two decades, the name of its coordinator for the last nine years, Donna Bernhardt, is likely a … more
The Lansing Theater and Performing Arts (LTAPA) will present its annual “Cookies and Carols” holiday fundraising concert 6:30 p.m., Dec. 3 in the Lansing Middle School auditorium. The … more
As the Trumansburg WinterFest Event Coordinator, I am pleased to invite the Tompkins County community to head to downtown Trumansburg on Dec. 1 from 4 to 7 p.m. to celebrate the 23rd annual … more
1968. The average house cost was $14,950. Gas price per gallon: 34 cents. Want to catch a movie? $1.50. The US was currently involved in The Vietnam War. This was also the year of the assassination … more
With Thanksgiving behind us, my office is now looking forward to another “thanks” event, the annual Town-Gown Awards (The TOGOs), the morning of Dec. 8 at Ithaca High School, Kulp … more
As Thanksgiving has come and gone, it gives me hope, but also a worry I can’t seem to shake. I tend to stay on local issues with energy policy and the salt mine leading the way, but in the … more
Although he was born and raised in Newfield, Bill Hulbert has made Groton his home since 2001, and couldn’t be happier about that. During the summer of 2017, Hulbert discovered his artistic … more
As the weather takes a quick turn to cold, it is our inclination to bundle up and stay in the warmth of our homes, but there is so much food to be enjoyed in Trumansburg! Restaurant events, … more
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