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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 county this year. As those involved with and influenced by the …
Ithaca High School girls hitting midseason stride
On Tuesday, Jan. 7, Ithaca girls basketball hosted a Southern Tier Athletic Conference (STAC) matchup against a 6-3 Horseheads team, who had only lost to state-ranked teams at the time. With …
Jakob Greenwood breaks Dryden record
On Saturday, Jan. 4, the Section IV Classic track and field meet was held at Cornell University. While Dryden’s Jakob Greenwood did not win a race at the event, he did break a school record in …
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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 manufacturing plant to include automated processes, helping to create …

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 …
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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 …
Lansing returns after one-year hiatus
Lansing has a rich history in wrestling, with two-time world champion Kyle Dake at the forefront. However, the Bobcats did not have a …
Dryden votes in favor of new athletic turf field
Dryden Central School District’s capital improvement project has been ongoing since its approval in 2017. Included in the …
Groton wrestling looks to repeat season
Last year was an impressive one for Groton wrestling. On top of a fourth-place finish at the IAC Championships, the Indians sent two …
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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 …
Main Street Market open for business
After a successful soft opening in late November, Trumansburg Main Street Market is officially open with regular hours, an enticing menu and weekly entertainment. The market, housed at 21 E. Main …
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 …

Heat pumps save energy for families

For a long time, there’s been a presumption that getting off fossil fuels was something only the wealthy could accomplish. But that is changing, and there are growing opportunities for …

Library expansion coming in 2020
One of Groton’s most popular venues for young and old alike is the Groton Public Library, largely due to its amazing director, Sara Knobel, its dedicated staff, the incredible support of the …
2020 brings community events for Trumansburg
A new decade is here, and it’s time to start marking the days in 2020 you must make it to Trumansburg! Events begin in March with the Empty Bowls fundraiser, which supports the Trumansburg …
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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 …
Visions FCU Ithaca expansion moves forward
Visions Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Binghamton, is expanding into the southwest side of the city of Ithaca, with the …
Expansion, new resources coming to Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services
Cayuga Addiction Recover Services (CARS) is expanding in 2020, offering more services for county residents and beyond. CARS has had …
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 …
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 …
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...