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Apple Harvest Festival promises followthrough of a strong local tradition

In 1982, Anna Steinkraus and a handful of her fellow apple-growers brainstormed about the best way to showcase the area's diverse agricultural bounty and at the same time, boost traffic for businesses on the Ithaca Commons and surrounding streets. The result was the Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival and

ITHACA.COM - 2017-09-25 10:00:00

How a mom changed genetic research and an Olympic athlete's life

DES MOINES, IA -- Jill Viles' life work has been finding out what medical condition left her with arms and legs like lifeless sticks. She is not a geneticist, but the 42-year-old Iowa wife and mother searched through medical libraries, traveled to conferences and pored over information on her comput

ITHACAJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-25 12:39:22

Moosewood to release 14th cookbook, "The Moosewood Restaurant Table"

John Corbin, a chef at Coltivare, prepares $5 bites that became menu items for Bite of Ithaca. Matt Steecker / Staff video Moosewood is releasing its 14th cookbook, "The Moosewood Restaurant Table," on Sept. 26. "The cookbook will highlight new grains, gluten-free and plant-based dishes with no dai

ITHACAJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-25 15:02:00

Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in sexting case

Former congressman Anthony Weiner and his estranged wife, Huma Abedin, have appeared before a New York City judge to ask for privacy in their divorce case. (Sept. 13) AP Anthony Weiner, the disgraced former Congressman who pleaded guilty in May to sexting with a 15-year-old girl, was sentenced Mond

ITHACAJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-25 13:29:17

This Thursday: The Yawpers to bring eclectic indie stylings to The Haunt

The Yawpers will be coming to The Haunt on September 28th all the way from the mountains of Denver, Colorado on a two month, nationwide tour in promotion of their newest studio album, "Boy in a Well," released over the summer. The concept for the album is one of the more unique ideas I've come acros

ITHACA.COM - 2017-09-25 12:58:00

In Millard's Footsteps: Fillmore glen lets you walk where a president walked

Some would say it's best that the politics of America's only Whig president have long been forgotten to the winds of a changing world. Some may consider it a black mark on a region of immense beauty that the name of a person who allowed the union-saving Compromise of 1850 to pass - allowing the spre

ITHACA.COM - 2017-09-25 10:00:00

In isolated Puerto Rican town, a need for water, power - and news

Puerto Rican officials could not communicate with more than half the towns in the U.S. territory as the massive scale of the disaster wrought by Hurricane Maria started to become clear. AP ARECIBO, Puerto Rico - People in this ravaged city get their drinking water from a hole poked into a fire hose

ITHACAJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-24 15:37:00

Kushner used private email with White House officials, his lawyer says

It's one of President Trump's biggest criticisms of Hillary Clinton... using private email to conduct government business. But now one of of the President's own senior advisors and his son-in-law Jared Kushner is allegedly doing the same thing, according to Politico. Buzz60 White House adviser Jare

ITHACAJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-25 01:46:11

Puerto Rico: How you can donate locally to help

ALBANY -- If you want to contribute supplies to help hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, New York has set up drop off locations across the state. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday started the Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort for Puerto Rico so New Yorkers can help the country which was wrecked by Hurric

ITHACAJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-25 10:04:50

Professors hold different views regarding student devices

The debate over the use of student devices, such as laptops and cellphones, in the classroom has been an ongoing conversation among professors and other educators for quite some time at institutions such as Ithaca College. Many professors havepolicies in their syllabi regarding the use of laptops an

THEITHACAN.ORG - 2017-09-25 01:28:48

White fragility on college campuses

Engaged discussions about racism, including its accurate historical genealogy and contemporary manifestations, were virtually absent in my high school. Teachers had an incredibly difficult time facilitating these dialogues in their classrooms. Some were afraid of controversy, others simply didn't kn

THEITHACAN.ORG - 2017-09-24 19:06:28

Dryden Town Talk: Change is all around us

Our stunning autumnal landscapes are a reminder all around us of transformation. In the daily routine of our village governments, change is also taking place. Mayor David Fogel of Freeville shares, "Justin DiMatteo was sworn in as the newest member of the Village of Freeville Planning Board. Justin

ITHACAJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-25 10:00:05

Dryden's Dodici named Commended Student

Dryden High School principal Patrick Mahunik announced Monday that senior Mark Dodici has been named a Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from Dryden High School and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, wil

ITHACA.COM - 2017-09-24 17:22:00

The world's smallest diner

Watkins Glen (N.Y.) - It's called the world's smallest diner. The diner opened a month ago on N Franklin St. in Watkins Glen. It causes a lot of smiles, and people stopping to see what it is all about. Gerry Collins, 47, is behind the idea and says most people call it crazy. "Basically when you get

WETM - 2017-09-22 22:25:34

Applefest Offers One-Stop Shop for Local Farms

As the cool weather moves in and the harvest season starts, Finger Lakes area residents know just how to celebrate: Apple Harvest Festival in Ithaca. The long-held festival brings together dozens of local farmers, bakers, artists, and, of course, cider makers. This year's festival looks like it's sh

ITHACA.COM - 2017-09-24 10:00:00

Fundraiser will help construct building for NYSP K9s

ELMIRA, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - A chicken BBQ benefiting local K9 officers was held at the Elmira Elks club Saturday afternoon. Organizer Renee Chalk says she's hoping to raise enough money to construct a building where the dogs can run and be active. This past summer Chalk held an event that raised enou

WETM - 2017-09-23 21:48:53

Horseheads man honors veterans, scientists, other heroes in sculpture garden

Hidden in the trees of Acker Road in Horseheads is a 40-acre whimsical wonderland with over 700 twisted, robust metal sculptures. Cornelius Lyon, 79, devotes each work to "ordinary people who do extraordinary things." Wochit Hidden in the trees and foliage lining Acker Road in Horseheads is a 40-ac

STAR-GAZETTE - 2017-09-22 18:16:32

Review: Comics for the week of 9/20

Staff Writers Aidan Lentz and Colin Tessier read a few of the latest comic releases, here's what they thought of them. Avengers #11: Written by Mark Waid Drawn by Mike Del Mundo It's time for the Avengers to regroup. Following the events of "Secret Empire," the Avengers have lost their headquarters.

THEITHACAN.ORG - 2017-09-23 15:00:03

CNY swimming holes perfect for summer that won't end (video)

Ithaca, N.Y.-- With historically high September temperatures in the high eighties this weekend, many took advantage of summer's stubborn hold on Central New York and sought out their favorite swimming spots. In the Ithaca area, Flat Rock on the Fall Creek near Cornell University drew dozens to froli

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-09-23 23:03:18

Review: Singles for the week of 9/23

Life and Culture Editor Jake Leary listened to some of the singles that came out this week, here's what he thought of them. "Changes" DeJ Loaf Released Sept. 22 Columbia Records "Changes" was going so well until DeJ Loaf started rapping. The intro is a jazzy '70s showcase of big brass instruments an

THEITHACAN.ORG - 2017-09-23 02:01:52