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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 … more
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 … more
Tucked inside the McGovern Center, Cornell University’s startup incubator, there is a company that’s working to turn sunlight into energy, a process dubbed “artificial … more
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 – centered around issues important to the community like … more
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, … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 year is here, it’s the perfect time to look at upcoming … more
On Dec. 17, the Tompkins County Legislature authorized the implementation of a plan to merge the county’s departments of public health and mental health into one department, with full merger of … more
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 … more
When Ithacan Lee Dillon, executive director of Tompkins Community Action (TC Action), was 18, she was living in Michigan and was considered homeless. more
Earlier this year, the Ithaca Health Alliance’s Ithaca Free Clinic introduced its first free optometry clinic, bringing optometry services to the underinsured and those without insurance in … more
Dan Ferguson, a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician (EMT) for Lansing, grew up with a strong sense of community. “I grew up in a large family, and it was kind of printed … more
Draya Koschmann is a single mother who rents out an accessory, “mother-in-law” apartment in her house on the northside of Ithaca. “Renting out part of my house on Airbnb has … more
On Nov. 1, Love Living at Home (LLH) joined the YMCA as a collaborative member and partner to expand health and wellness offerings for LLH members and develop joint programs for both LLH and YMCA … more
Way2Go, a program of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, has a mission to provide information and education that connects people with transportation options and facilitates new … more
When Heather Dries was first looking for childcare, she experienced much anxiety over where to take her kids, Macie-Sue and Marshall. Finding a spot in a safe, affordable center in the county proved … more
As more and more people are choosing to be buried naturally, Willow Glen Cemetery in Dryden wants to help accommodate their green requests. The cemetery recently became certified with the Green … more
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