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Same cookies, different jar: Emmy’s gets a new home

Emmy’s Organics, an Ithaca food manufacturer whose snacks can be found on shelves all around the country, is expanding after purchasing a new building in Dryden, allowing it to bring in-house production back to Tompkins County. Emmy's is well-known...
Lansing boys soccer advances to state final four
Lansing boys soccer took another step toward a third consecutive state title with a 3-2 victory over Bishop Grimes in the regional round of the state tournament on Saturday in Liverpool. The …
Lansing girls make championships
Lansing’s success across the fall sports season continued as the cross country team won its second Section IV title. The Bobcats defeated six other teams to punch their ticket to the state …
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Veterans Day Ceremony honors vets, families

Monday, Nov. 11 may have been a cloudy day, but that didn’t stop dozens of onlookers from attending Ithaca’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony in Dewitt Park at 11 a.m. The ceremony came a …

Young author releases her comic’s first volume

“Long, long ago, there were many earths,” starts the tale of Looki, a magical girl who, with the help of her friends and magic wand, goes on interdimensional adventures, discovering new …

Ithaca ranks as best college town for third year in a row

In October, Livability, the online website famous for its annual rankings of best places to live, announced the release of its 2019 10 Best College Towns in America list, and Ithaca was at the top …

Tutoring program Golden Opportunity turns 15

Golden Opportunity, a nonprofit organization that provides tutoring to low-income students in the Ithaca City School District, hit its 15-year anniversary this fall, and those involved said …
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Ithaca prepares for sectionals
The state tournament was well within reach last year for the Ithaca boys soccer team. The Little Red’s sectional finals against …
Makayla Podufalski: Part of the brotherhood
Growing up with three brothers, football has always been a part of Makayla Podufalski’s life. The love of the sport stuck with her, …
Undefeated IHS tennis wins first STAC title since 2008
For the first time since 2008, the Ithaca girls tennis team won the Southern Tier Athletic Conference (STAC) tournament. It was a …
Newfield hires new JV basketball coach
"Big Mike" Nembhard comes by his nickname honestly, as at 6’5”, he towers over many of the kids who are inclined to call out to …
Siblings share same Lansing journey
The name Tornusciolo (Tour-nish-you-low) can be seen on both rosters of the Lansing varsity soccer teams. Julian is a senior leader …
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Groton bank celebrates employee’s 50th year
As a little girl, no more than age 7, who grew up in the house at 123 Church St. in Groton, Norma Samson told her parents, “If you ever move out of this house, I’m going to move right …
Professional building going up in Lansing
The new building going up two doors south from the Triphammer-Peruville Road intersection will be a 12,000-square-foot, single-story, mixed-use facility aimed at bringing professional services closer …
TCSD leads in farm-to-school programming
Parents in the Trumansburg Central School District (TCSD) may have noticed the increase of local ingredients used in school meals this school year, in addition to more gluten-free, vegetarian and …
Recycle furniture for families in need
Neighbor to Neighbor (formerly Love Knows No Bounds) is a small nonprofit organization that helps with furniture redistribution and small home repair programs in Tompkins County and the city of …

Rogues’ pub eyes January opening

Rogue’s Harbor Inn plans to re-open the inn’s bar and restaurant in January. The “Corner Pub at Rogues’ Harbor” will offer drinks and dinner under the management of …

Nursery School recognized for service, achievement

TCNS awarded Thomas L. Ferretti Award At a celebration of their 60th anniversary at Garrett’s Brewing on Sunday, Oct. 27, Trumansburg Community Nursery School (TCNS) was awarded the Thomas …

Volunteer Goldstein wins Holmberg Award

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Adrina Dietra brings luxury lingerie to Ithaca
Adrina Dietra Luxury Lingerie, which recently opened in Press Bay Alley in Ithaca, is not your typical clothing store. Owner Adrina …
Rotary celebrates exceptional local employees
At noon on Oct. 23, dozens attended Ithaca Rotary’s weekly meeting to watch its annual Pride of Workmanship Awards, which recognizes …
Ithaca's waterfront: Looking to the future
To say changes are coming to Ithaca’s waterfront is an understatement. Within the next decade, what was an industrial neighborhood …
Harvest brings combines to fields, roads
When fall comes to Lansing, so do the combines. The nine-ton behemoths lumber across the land, taking in whole plants in the …
Tree crops for sustainability
Community isn’t always just about people. When Steven Woinoski, a young man in his mid-20s with twin babies on the way, decided …
Grow-NY announces four area finalists
A recent announcement revealed that four Ithaca-based startups are among the 18 finalists for Grow-NY, a food innovation and …
Arts & entertainment

Barbara Kane-Lewis: bicycle champion

Barbara Kane-Lewis grew up in the Binghamton area but travelled as much as she could before returning to upstate New York. After settling near Greene, New York, she visited Ithaca often, and after …

Senior citizen dating focuses on companionship

When Loisanne Posluszny, 71, came to Ithaca from Connecticut about five years ago, she was recently divorced, in a new neighborhood and looking to find someone new. As many do in today’s dating …

Ithaca’s waterfront: We’ve come a long way

With city officials reviewing the final draft of the Planning and Economic Development Department’s Phase II Comprehensive Plan for the waterfront, it is a great opportunity to analyze the …

Qinfolk Festival comes to downtown Ithaca

On Saturday, Oct. 5, downtown Ithaca will be host to the first-ever Qinfolk Festival, a day-long series of film, art and mental health activities dedicated to centering and uplifting the creative …
One-day event showcases classic soul food
Ithaca’s food scene boasts a prevalence of local foods, vegetarian and vegan entrees, and globally inspired flavors. However, authentic Southern comfort food is notably absent from this …
Farm to School brings local foods to students
School is back in session, and kids all around the county are finding something different on their lunch trays – local foods and new recipes, all part of the county’s new Farm to School …
Ithaca’s newest bar is Nowhere Special
Many new businesses in downtown Ithaca have been using social media and signage to build excitement for their grand openings, from the cursive neon sign for Angelhearts Diner and the Instagram sneak …