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Local women work to combat capital investment gender gap

In 2017, Ithacans Erica O’Brian and Elisa Miller-Out partnered with upstate New York’s Kathryn Cartini to found Chloe Capital, a seed-staged venture capital firm focused on women-led …
Dryden, Groton win at IAC Championships
On Saturday, Jan. 18, over 200 wrestling matches took place at Waverly High School to determine this season’s IAC champions. Dryden, Groton and Lansing were present among the 12 teams competing …
Ithaca High skiing helping build sport’s culture
Ithaca High School adopted a varsity alpine skiing team four years ago, spearheaded by then-student Lily Cowen, who is now the president of the Cornell Alpine Ski Team. Now, the team is in the hands …
Other local news

Alternatives FCU announces ReEntry Loan Fund

This month, Alternatives Federal Credit Union will roll out its new ReEntry Loan Fund, the first of its kind in the county, designed to provide small loans to those who have been previously …

Teen institute inspires leadership

When one thinks of leadership as it relates to teens, there can be many different thoughts that come to mind; some are somewhat positive, some are blatantly negative, and still others, for lack of a …

Work of play with Lansing’s Parkitects

It may seem odd for a person in his 50s to have a favorite playground, but Steve Lauzun and his wife, Diane Lauzun, have spent most of their working life thinking about how kids play. “My …

Trumansburg Rotary Club seeks host families

Trumansburg Rotary Club will be hosting a district orientation program on Feb. 6 through 8. Exchange students come from all over the globe, and the Rotary Club is seeking families to host at least …
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Groton Indians ready to compete with top teams
One of the surprises of the first part of the high school basketball season has been the success of the Groton Indians boys team. Last …
Looking back on 2019 local sports
The year has come to a close, and the county witnessed several things to be proud of when it comes to achievements in sports. Locally …
Trumansburg Blue Raiders buying into process
Trumansburg boys basketball has been competitive early in the season despite the 1-3 start. After a 12-point loss to start the season …
Lansing turns season around after slow start
Lansing boys basketball is coming off a successful year in which the team reached the Section IV finals. However, with four of five …
Newfield’s Moravec reaches 1,000 points
Newfield girls basketball’s Katie Moravec reached a big milestone on Dec. 10. As a junior, she has accumulated 1,000 points in her …
Columns & opinions
Clay menagerie at Newfield artist’s studio
Driving out into the hills of Newfield after a snowstorm is breathtaking and dicey. That is where the studio of local artist Treacy Ziegler is located. Her directions state to drive to the …
Schools provide free dental services
In the day and age we live in today, many families find themselves with a plethora of ways in which to spend the proverbial “hard-earned dollar,” most of which are not avoidable or …
Bowman shoots for archery community
If you listen carefully the next time you are inside The Rink, below the clang of the weights at the East Shore Gym and beside the bang of soccer balls on The Field, you can hear the twang of the …
Winter art, entertainment events in T-burg
In addition to all the open mic, karaoke, live music, game and trivia nights and more that are always going on in Trumansburg, there are a number of art and entertainment events in Trumansburg this …

Make a resolution to love your brain

Many people make New Year’s resolutions annually. Some choose to work out more and eat healthier. Others want to learn something new or do something to improve their lives. One meaningful …

The People’s Market offers variety, community
Arrayed along walls and on tables in the middle are a wondrous and varied array of products produced locally and for sale on commission at a small market building on Atwater …
High school goes ‘under the sea’ this spring
On the heels of the 30th anniversary of the Walt Disney film, “The Little Mermaid” in 2019, the Groton High School Drama Club has just begun rehearsing the stage version of the same title …
Business & Agriculture
Local Community Foundation celebrates 20 years
The Community Foundation of Tompkins County, a philanthropic organization based in Ithaca, is celebrating 20 years of service to the …
Transonic to integrate automation, create jobs
Thanks to recent state grants, Transonic Systems, a medical technology company based in Ithaca, will soon transition its existing …
Year in review: A look forward to what 2020 has in store
In our last issue, Tompkins Weekly took a look back at what 2019 brought to the county. Now that 2019 has come and gone, and the new …
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 …
Trumansburg Connection: Project Based Learning finds a unique home in T-Burg
Standardized testing is holding strong as the benchmark for measuring student success, although some schools are able to push back …
Lansing at Large: A fourth generation farmer
By Matt Montague   Jacob Palladino wanted to be a farmer, and then he didn’t, and then he did. …
Arts & entertainment

Ithaca actress to perform cabaret on perspectives

This month, the Cherry Artspace will play host to “Apple : Tree,” a mixed-media “rolling cabaret” by Ithaca resident and performer Caitlin Mathes. As Mathes describes, …

Year in review: A look back on 2019 milestones, projects

2019 was a big year for Tompkins County. Tompkins Weekly has already touched on some of these areas, from affordable housing and waterfront developments to new childcare resources, but seeing as …

The perks of volunteering after retirement

Sally Grub, 70, is an office volunteer at the Cancer Resource Center, but that’s not the only organization she’s been involved with. “I have volunteered ever since I came to …

Activist mixes feminism, ecology in new website

When Chelsea Frazier, Ph.D., came from Chicago to Ithaca in August to start her professorship at Cornell University, she brought with her a long history of research and skills in black feminism and …
Ithaca Flower Shop blooms into Botanist Coffee
Ithaca Flower Shop is growing into a new city while a new business is simultaneously sprouting in the florists’ longtime Fall Creek storefront. Stacey Twigg, owner of Ithaca Flower Shop, will …
Nothing Nowhere brings coffee to Home Green Home
After the Finger Lakes Running Company moved its storefront to 700 Cascadilla St., neighboring business Home Green Home took the opportunity to expand both the store’s footprint and its product …
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...