Trumansburg Connection: T-Burg Village comes alive in May

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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 series
Led by Marvin Pritts, Trumansburg resident and Director of Undergraduate Studies at Cornell’s School of Integrative Plant Science, the series takes place rain or shine on Sundays at 1 p.m. The first hike is this Sunday, Mother’s day, at Smith Woods, and is a hike to highlight the characteristics of an old growth forest, with emphasis on the diversity that it can perpetuate. Learn about tree identification, and see wildflowers that only bloom for a short time in Spring. Find out about the hands-on management required to maintain a healthy ecosystem on precious aged parcels. Meet at the ShurSave entrance to the woods. Other workshops include Revitalizing a Second Growth Forest on May 19, Planting Flora for Fauna on May 26, and Paleo to Present: Perspectives on Changes in Plant Life on June 2. These hikes take place at Cayuga Nature Center. For more information visit priweb.org.


Visit the Salo Drive walking trail
Speaking of hikes, did you know that the Town of Ulysses has built a trail between Salo Drive and Seneca Road? This trail is brand new, but all signs point to it being used frequently. It is serene and can be wet in some areas, so wear proper footwear. Begin your hike at the entrance at the end of Salo Drive – there is limited parking but you can park in the municipal lot at the farmers market on the corner of Rts. 96 and 227. Bring a picnic lunch or snack! There is a picnic table about a third of the way through. Please be prepared to bring your trash out with you, there is no trash disposal on site. Enjoy!

The Farmers Market opens today, May 8
Enjoy live music by the Notorious Stringbusters, supper from one of the many food vendors, and shopping at the community-built Trumansburg Farmers Market! Come at 4 p.m. and stay until 7 p.m. every Wednesday through Oct. 24. There will be locally grown produce, naturally raised meats, eggs, flowers, plants, and artisan products, and of course – friendship and community! Visit tburgfarmersmarket.com for full vendor and entertainment lists.

Community yard sale
The annual Trumansburg Community Yard Sale is upon us. May 18 come to Trumansburg and see what you can find! Spend the day in Trumansburg and enjoy one of our many eateries and hiking trails, gift shops, and more. If you would like to join in and have a yard sale yourself, please register with the Trumansburg Village office by emailing clerk@trumansburg-ny.gov, deputyclerk@trumansburg-ny.gov. There are also several pavilions available at the Farmer’s Market Park, reservations required, $10.00 per booth. Maps will be available as the yard sale date comes closer.

The Attic is open for business
The Attic Thrift Shop, located at the Jacksonville Community United Methodist Church, is opening for the season. During the month of May, it will be open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The prices wouldn’t break the bank, as gently used clothing for the entire family is only $5.00! There are also other housewares available at a very reasonable price.

Students are ready to work for you
Are you looking for summer help? The counseling office at Trumansburg High School is putting together a bulletin board for students to find work. If you would like to include your business, please email Meggan VanNess at mvanness@tburg.k12.ny.us.


Big Company Principals for Small Organizations: A Workshop for Small Businesses and Executives
Join the Trumansburg Chamber and Jerry Kraus at Little Venice in Trumansburg on May 15 at 8:30 a.m. In this breakfast workshop, you will have an opportunity to reflect on universal elements of organizational excellence, examine your organization’s current performance and improvement areas, develop a macro strategy for shaping the culture, and create a self-sustainable foundation for continuous improvement for your organization. Jerry brings forty years of experience in large and small organizations in operations, quality assurance, human resources, labor relations, leadership development, training, and team-based performance improvement strategies. Non-members are encouraged to attend. Register at trumansburgchamber.com.

This is by no means an exhaustive list of events going on in Trumansburg from bars and eateries to the Ulysses Philomathic Library and the Conservatory of Fine Arts and beyond, there is no shortage of entertainment and happenings around the Trumansburg Area. Hop on Google, or better yet, just come right on in to Trumansburg to find out what’s happening!

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