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Communities share small business appreciation

In 2006, owner Larry VanOstrand, along with manager Jeff Hopkins, took over the operation of Instant Replay Sports on Third Street in Ithaca, turning their love of sporting goods into a small …
IHS boys reach potential under McNair
Near the end of January, Ithaca boys basketball underwent a midseason coaching change. The reins of the 5-6 team were handed to former Little Red standout Lester McNair on an interim basis along …
Lansing bowling succeeds at IACs, Sectionals
Lansing bowling has had a great postseason with a second-place finish out of 11 teams at the IAC Championships. Following that, the team’s standout bowler, senior Ethan Calupca, placed second …
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American Legion welcomes all veterans

Established in 1921, the Groton American Legion Post 800 on Main Street has been thriving from then until the present, yet many veterans have been unable to join this or any post through the years …

New program incentivizes sustainable travel

In late January, the Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA) launched GO ITHACA, a pilot commuter benefits program that strives to incentivize Ithaca and county residents to limit their use of …

Airport renovations create community center

The recently completed $34.8 million expansion project at the Ithaca Tompkins International Airport in Lansing has nearly doubled the size of the terminal and added four new jet bridges, a new …

Synergy brings holistic physical therapy to T-burg

Christine Feely and Colleen Robinson followed different journeys to Trumansburg but found common ground in their love of physical therapy (PT). In 2017, the two partnered to found Synergy: …
Sports in partnership with ESPN Ithaca
Zaloj achieves state’s best high jump
January was an excellent month for Lansing girls track and field. The team placed second at the Section IV Championships with …
Ithaca High School boys hockey catches fire
The Ithaca Little Red boys hockey team has less than one-third of the number of seniors it had last year, going from 13 to just four. …
T-burg crowns four Section IV champs
The Section IV Indoor Track and Field Championships took place on Jan. 17, and it was a day to remember for Trumansburg. Four …
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. …
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 …
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Unique wedding vendors offer needed services
Food and drink are central to almost any wedding celebration. From cocktail hour to the main meal to cutting the cake, these are often among the first decisions the happy couple makes. There are …
East Hill Notes: The town-gown legacy of President Frank Rhodes
When Frank H.T. Rhodes retired from the Cornell presidency in 1995 - after 18 years of service - about half of the university’s then-living undergraduate alumni (appx. 123,000) had attended …
Young Lansing athlete drawn to slopes
Five days a week each winter, Lansing’s Iris Boerman makes the 45-minute drive to Greek Peak Mountain Resort in Virgil, where she shoulders her share of 50 or so slalom ski racing gates and …
Encore Players, Conservatory present cabaret
The Encore Players and the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts (TCFA) are partnering to present “Dark Hearts: A Villain’s Cabaret,” this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14 and 15. This …

Student intern opportunities abound at BTI

The Boyce Thompson Institute Operations High School Internship Program was launched as a pilot program in the summer of 2019, with opportunities for five high school students to work in various BTI …

Lansing development surges into 2020
Development of new housing and businesses continues apace in the town of Lansing – at year-end, there were eight significant projects planned, approved or under construction. Lake Forest …
Business & Agriculture
Tompkins Trust Company promotes Michelle Hallock
Tompkins Trust Company has promoted Michelle Hallock to assistant vice president, senior learning & development business …
2020 Economic Summit highlights county needs, growth
This year’s Economic Summit was all about change – how much progress the county has made and how much work is yet to be done – …
Dimensional Energy leads carbon fuel innovation
Tucked inside the McGovern Center, Cornell University’s startup incubator, there is a company that’s working to turn sunlight into …
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. …
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Pet therapy programs comfort patients

This article is sponsored by Cayuga Health System Visitors to Cayuga Health System hospitals may soon find therapy dogs visiting patients at Cayuga Medical Center and helping physical therapy …

Growing senior population calls for more housing, resources

In a previous edition of Tompkins Weekly, we tackled the issue of affordable housing in the county, and throughout that investigation, several sources mentioned a need for all types of housing, …

Ithaca High’s Code Red brings STEM to community

By Jessica WickhamTompkins weekly The Ithaca High School robotics team, Code Red Robotics, is officially in build season for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) …

Cornell University students combine ballet, books

Most Saturdays during the school year, 4-year-old Gemma Phipps heads to the Southside Community Center with her mom to practice her arabesques, her plies and her reading skills. Phipps is one of …
Downtown business pairs drinks with bikes
Frequent downtown-goers in Ithaca may be familiar with the Old Goat Gear Exchange on East State Street, but now, there’s a new place right next door that’s catching some eyes. Steve Gelb, …
City Centre makes mark on downtown Ithaca, community
It’s been over six months since City Centre opened, bringing 192 housing units and new business spaces to downtown Ithaca. The project went through a long journey to come to fruition, ...
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 …