Lansing at Large: Lansing legacy for sale


Linda’s Corner Diner on Auburn Road, home to years of family and friends’ brunches, lunches, and dinners, has closed and is now for sale.

The 2,600 square foot building seats 90 to 100 customers between the counter stools and tables, and comes furnished with a large commercial kitchen with separate prep room, stoves, grills, and fryers. The property is listed by Pyramid Brokerage Company for $335,000.

Pyramid listing agent David Huckle said that the diner’s owner and operators have decided to retire and want to find a good home for the business.
“They are seeking another good operator who will carry on the tradition of this iconic property,” he said.

Huckle noted that there is a high level of interest from potential buyers.
The restaurant’s Facebook postings noted staff shortages as the reason behind reduced opening hours over the past two years.

Community Forum on Bullying
The newly formed Tompkins County Bullying Prevention Task Force announced Tuesday that it will sponsor a community forum on youth bullying and harassment at the Tompkins County Public Library (TCPL) on June 15.
The forum will feature reports from the Task Force’s Working Group on the prevalence and impact of bullying and potential school and public programs and campaigns to address the issue. The forum will also provide an opportunity for members of the public to share knowledge and suggestions for promoting bullying-free communities.

The forum will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the BorgWarner Community Room of the Tompkins County Public Library. Students, parents, teachers, school administrators, social workers, and all members of the public are welcome.

Blood Drives
The American Red Cross will hold blood drives in Lansing on June 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Shoppes at Ithaca Mall; June 21 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Shoppes at Ithaca Mall; and June 28 from 12 noon to 6 p.m. at the Ithaca YMCA.

Those who give blood, platelets or AB Elite plasma from June 11-30, 2019, will automatically be entered for a chance to win a trip for two to meet “New Kids on the Block” and attend the final show of their Mixtape Tour on July 14 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Trip includes airfare, two-nights beachfront resort accommodations, Mixtape Tour concert tickets, a meet-n-greet and a $250 gift card for expenses.

Please call 1-800 RED CROSS or visit to make your life-saving appointment today.

Community Conversation: Digital Intelligence
There will be a “Community Conversation” on the world of social media June 13 at 6 p.m. in Lansing High School’s LGI room. The presentation is designed for parents and students grades 5 to 12.

Join us to explore the world of Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and more. Leave inspired, skilled and confident to support your family’s journey through Social Media. Our kids are already engaged in this space. You need to be engaged, too.

Lansing Seniors to Meet
The Lansing Senior Citizens will meet at noon, June 12, at All Saints Community Room, 347 Ridge Road. A dish to pass lunch is available and everyone is welcome to attend. Membership is not limited to Lansing residents. Coffee, tea and ice water are provided.

Lansing Senior Citizens sponsor annual gifts to Lansing High School for a scholarship awarded to an outstanding graduating senior and also support Hospicare with a benefit auction each year.

Watch for our Second Annual Chicken Barbecue July 20 at the new BBQ pavilion in front of the Town Hall in Lansing. A beautiful handmade quilt raffle is currently underway with tickets priced $1 each or 6 for $5. Contact Carol Halseth (607) 533-7725 or Pat Sawyer (607) 272-5349 for more information.

Fly Fishing School
Veteran anglers Jeffrey Dende, Joe Hopkins, and Phil Koon will lead a four-day class in fly-fishing for ages 10 to adult July 9 to 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at 25 Armstrong Road in Lansing.

Dende is a fishing guide and instructor with 25 years’ experience; Hopkin is a local guru and skilled teacher, and Koon is a past president of the local chapter of Trout Unlimited and an amateur aquatic entomologist.

The cost of the class is $60 – for more information, call the Lansing Recreation Department at (607) 533-7388.

Library News
The Lansing Community Library’s annual Summer Reading Program “A Universe of Stories” will kick off June 22 at 11 a.m. at the library with Hilby, “the skinny German juggling boy,” a bake sale, and registration for the program.

Program participants will engage in a reading challenge, attend programs and events through August 17, and have the chance to win weekly prizes and the program’s grand prize.

Scheduled events include:

  • “Look Up! Tales Of The Sky” on July 23
  • The Fuertes Observatory on July 27
  • Pizza and Movie Night on July 30
  • The Spacecraft Planetary Imaging Facility on August 3
  • “Portable Planetarium on August 17.

For questions or more information, go to or contact Katie Senft at

The Library will hold its semi-annual book sale on June 21 from 3 to 6 p.m. and June 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a bake sale on June 22.

There will be no “Storytime with Miss Katie” from June 18 through July 9 as Miss Katie is taking a break. The program will resume July 11 at 10:30 a.m. and continue on Thursdays through the rest of the summer.


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