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By Charley Githler   Stewart Park, with its playground, tennis courts, barbecue stands and picnic tables, is undergoing a renaissance. The Friends of Stewart Park have stated as a goal to “restore Stewart Park to … more
By Charley Githler Tompkins Weekly This is the time of year when the paranormal seems a little more normal, when the unlikely seems more possible, and when it doesn’t seem at all unusual to have Spongebob Squarepants at your … more
By Charley Githler Tompkins Weekly The city is reviewing plans for a six-story apartment building that would replace The Nines – the fire station-turned restaurant and bar at 311 College Ave. The 80-foot tall building … more
By Charley Githler Tompkins Weekly Ezra Cornell’s Tunnel – the attractive nuisance with its own Facebook page, the bucket list destination for generations of Cornellians dating back to at least the 1950s, the Fall Creek … more
By Charley Githler Tompkins Weekly One of the many charming aspects of living in Ithaca is that sizable tracts of the city’s residential neighborhoods retain the look and feel of the 19th century. Many traces of the past … more
By Charley Githler Tompkins Weekly Though record-keeping was far from an exact science at the time, historians estimate that between 14 million and 15 million people left Italy between 1880-1920, more than 4 million of whom … more
By Charley Githler Tompkins Weekly Tompkins County in 1967 was very different from the Tompkins County of 1917. It had been an eventful five decades. The prior 50 years had seen two world wars, Prohibition, the Great Depression, the New … more
By Charley Githler Tompkins Weekly When Tompkins County was formed in April 1817, the land was still being cleared of forest and Ithaca was little more than a rough hamlet of a few hundred souls. One hundred years later, in April 1917, … more
By Charley Githler Tompkins Weekly Tompkins County (and its county seat Ithaca) underwent remarkable changes in the first 50 years after its formation in 1817, but it was nonetheless a time quite different from our own. The remnants of … more
By Charley Githler Tompkins Weekly Tompkins County is getting ready to celebrate the bicentennial anniversary of its creation in April 1817. Local organizations are planning dozens of events and exhibits to celebrate this milestone … more
By Charley Githler Tompkins Weekly As pothole season unfolds before our very eyes, it bears noting that we are blessed with an infrastructure that we take largely for granted. Tompkins County has more miles of paved roads than the … more
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