Nursery School recognized for service, achievement

TCNS Director Deb Austic (left, foreground), supported by members of the TCNS community, addresses the crowd after being presented with the Thomas L. Feretti Award for service and achievement.
TCNS Director Deb Austic (left, foreground), supported by members of the TCNS community, addresses the crowd after being presented with the Thomas L. Feretti Award for service and achievement.
Photo by Lindsay Hart

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 L. Ferretti Award for Service and Achievement.

This award was established upon the retirement of police chief Tom Feretti to commemorate the establishment of the award in his name. It is planned that the award will be given each year to a person, organization or group that exemplifies the kind of “impact for good” on the community that Feretti’s 42-year service as police chief had.

Comprehensive Plan Update Public Meeting

The Village of Trumansburg will hold a public meeting to introduce the community to the Trumansburg Comprehensive Plan Update project currently underway. All Trumansburg community members are encouraged to attend this meeting to learn about and participate in the Comprehensive Plan Update project. The Project Team will be available to listen to your feedback and answer questions. The meeting will take place on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Trumansburg Fire Hall meeting room located at 74 W. Main St. For more information, please visit

Overnight parking reminder

Overnight parking restrictions in the Village of Trumansburg have begun. According to the village website, “The parking of vehicles is hereby prohibited between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. on the following streets: East Main Street and West Main Street (State Route 96); Union Street; Old Main Street between West Main Street (State Route 96); and Washington Street.” Also, please do remember when parking on village or Town of Ulysses streets and roads, all four tires must be off the road and on the shoulder in order to be parked legally.

Upcoming Lakshmi events

Evolving Your Yoga: Author Signing & Free Class with Barrie Risman, Thursday, Nov. 7, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Lakshmi is thrilled to be hosting best-selling author Barrie Risman for an evening of Evolving Your Yoga. Join them for a free class with Barrie along with an author signing. You’ll leave inspired and ready to deepen your practice with this “yoga retreat in a book.”

Barrie Risman is widely regarded as one of Canada’s most highly skilled yoga educators, teacher-trainers and mentors. She is well known for her ability to convey the essence of the wisdom teachings of yoga with exceptional clarity, insight and relevance to students of all levels and from all walks of life.

Pause & Unwind Yoga Series with Lissa, Wednesdays from 5:45 to 7:00 p.m., Nov. 6, 13, 20 & 27, register in advance or drop-in, $15 per class. Full Moon Shamanic Journey Series with Anne Sierigk, Tuesday Nov. 12, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. recurring monthly with the full moon. Fee by donation, with a $10 to $20 suggestion.

Winter Renewal: Restorative Yoga Mini-Retreats with Sara Worden. Four Sundays of self-care Nov. 17, Dec. 15, Jan. 19 and Feb. 16, all from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Fees vary, so check the website for details.

Southern Cayuga Lake Watershed Tour w/ Travis Knapp & Friends, Thursday Nov. 21, 6:30 p.m. This tour will benefit and highlight some local groups and organizations doing important justice, arts, and agricultural work, in addition to bringing attention to the sacred water and land.

Yoga in Harmony, Yoga workshop with Hilary Davis, accompanied by Richie Stearns, Sunday Nov 24, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. There is a difference between knowing something intellectually and landing wisdom in the viscera of the body. Practice asana to the resonant sound of Richie Stearns on banjo. Let your sensory tools imbibe sound and physical sensation as a pathway back to the heart. Fee is $30 in advance through Nov. 22 or $35 day of if space is available.

Conservatory News

On Nov. 16, The Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts will present a screening of the documentary “Dance All Night – The Highwoods String Band Story” (2018), directed by Larry Edelman. In the 1970s, the Highwoods String Band’s unique blend of musical brilliance, exuberance, sparkling wit and eclectic repertoire introduced tens of thousands of delighted listeners to traditional old-time music.

The Grammy-nominated band traveled extensively, playing major folk festivals across the U.S. and touring in Latin America and Europe, and released three albums on Rounder Records. The band also inspired countless other musicians, and its influence on music can still be heard today.

Blending rare performance footage, photographs, sound recordings and interviews, this colorful film aptly captures the spirit of the time and the joy and excitement generated by the band. Following the screening of the film will be a special performance by The Original Fat City Stringband, Mac Benford, Walt Koken and Bob Potts, with special guest Jennifer Cleland. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Tickets available for $10 at the door. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Conservatory.

Sweet Land Farm Thanksgiving Market

Sweet Land Farm will be holding its annual Thanksgiving Market on Tuesday Nov. 19 from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. What better way to enjoy Thanksgiving than to have some fresh local vegetables. This event is open to the public, and all are welcome!

They will be selling vegetables, apples, Asian pears and sweet potatoes, of which they grew a small batch just for this market. Redbyrd Orchard Cider will be pouring and selling their cider, and Wide Awake Bakery will be selling bread as well. There will also be hot cider available for you while you shop.

Special promotion

Receive a free 1/2 bag of vegetables if you put down a $50 deposit or more for the 2020 Summer CSA, which is the same price as 2019, and/or a 1/2 bag if you sign up for the winter CSA on or before the market. The free bag promotions are only valid during the Thanksgiving Market.


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