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enjamin Peters owner, Peter Parkes has sold his store at 120 E State St. on the Commons to employee Sam Parlett as of Apr 1. Parkes, who bought the men’s clothing store back in 1994, is now retired. Parlett began working at the store in 2013, serving as lead salesman and frequently choosing the seasonal selection of clothing. “I started going to shows, picking out the styles and got really involved with that,” he said. “I just kind of fell in love with it, so I wanted to keep doing this as long as I could.” Parlett said the store’s dedication to quality and service will remain the same but that some changes will be on the way to stay on top of current trends. In the fall, the store will

expand to women’s clothing featuring Smartwool and Patagonia. They will also be launching their own Benjamin Peters’ line of khakis. Parlett added that Benjamin Peters is now tailoring clothes that were bought online or at other stores. He was also enthusiastic about a new custom suit program. Previously, Benjamin

Peters exclusively tailored clothes from off the rack. Now they will be offering the ability to choose your own fabrics, colors and patterns among anything, making the process much more customizable. “I’m going to keep trying to stay on top of the trends, but I think changing with the times is […] something we’ve always tried to do,” he said. “As much as I can, I just want to continue the legacy of what was here when I got here.” Parlett said he plans to keep the Benjamin Peters’ store name which was named after the former owner and his first son, Benjamin Parkes. “It means something in the

T a k e ▶  Common Council election- Yasmin Rashid and Shaniya Foster have both dropped out of the race to represent Ward 1 on Common Council. They were running against incumbent Cynthia Brock, whom Rashid has endorsed. In

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community because people know us and they know our name and what we do,” he said. Interestingly enough, Parkes bought the store when he was in his 30’s, just after the birth of his son. As chance would have it, Parlett is of similar age and also welcomed his first son into the world a year ago when he had just started discussions about purchasing the store. “It was really just like their situation back in 1994,” he said. “They really got a kick out of that and so did we.” -Rya n Bieber

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a statement to the Ithaca Voice, Rashid said she has decided to focus on her efforts on West Hill and in West Village for the time being. Foster was running as part of a trio on Ithaca’s Solidarity Slate. Their website has not been updated, and it’s unclear at this

time why Foster dropped out. A request for comment was not returned. They two dropped out just days before early voting began on June 12. It’s not clear whether their names will still appear on ballots.

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PHOTOGRAPHER Local unions, officials, political groups choose their candidates ahead of the June 22 primary By C a se y Mar tin

WELL, ITS OFFICIALLY SUMMER IN ITHACA. WHAT’S ON YOUR SUMMER BUCKET LIST THIS YEAR?

“Baking Ventures. More croissants. Swim as much as possible. Head to MEXICO!” -Becca G, Alex G, and Kristie Y.

“Exploring the west end alittle more… not just hitting up the Westy.” -April G.

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son. Cynthia Brock (Common Council, Ward 1) – Brock is backed by her Common Council colleagues George McGonigal (who also serves the first ward) and Donna Fleming, as well as the First Ward Democratic Committee, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 241,

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he Democratic primary is next week, June 22, so we’ve rounded up the endorsements for each candidate in case you need help making a choice. For polling information, visit www.TompkinsCountyNY.gov/boe. For more information on endorsements or candidates, visit the websites listed after each individual per-

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any people met Laurence Clarkberg when he first chose Ithaca as his home. He attended Quaker Meetings, he designed websites for local organizations, he created computer access for young people incarcerated in state facilities. And he co-parented his beautiful children Jasper and Thea. Laurence was out and about. As the children grew up, we would wave to Laurence and his daughter Thea as they introduced us to electric bikes as a form of efficient transportation. We watched Laurence load his Cargo-Bike-TakeThree and ride it to D.C. to 16–22,

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visit relatives there. As the owner of Boxy Bikes in Press Bay Alley, and later as Lime Bike’s mechanic, Laurence introduced electric bikes to Ithaca. Now as Ithaca grows denser, we will be seeking small, sleek bikes which minimize the issue of municipal parking spots. But many who know Laurence may not know the unexpected path Laurence has traveled while amongst us. On October 10, 2016, a stranger entered Laurence’s bike shop and his life as he knew it, was changed forever. “When I looked at the person’s face, suddenly I couldn’t hear or

Tompkins-Cortland Building and Construction Trades Council and Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 81. (cynthiabrock.org) Robert Cantelmo (Common Council, Ward 5) – Cantelmo has the support of Common Council members Seph Murtagh, Ducson Nguyen, Rob Gearhart, Stephen Smith, Laura Lewis and Deb Mohlenhoff, as well as mayor Svante Myrick. He’s also endorsed by the New York Working Families Party. (robertcantelmo. com) Travis Brooks (County Legislature, District 1) – Brooks is endorsed by Common Council members Brock and McGonigal (who represent one of the wards served by District 1), as well as Fleming. He’s also supported by the First Ward Democratic Committee, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 241, the New York Working Families Party and Black Hands Universal. (tbrooksforlegislature.com) Nicole LaFave (County Legislature, District 1) – LaFave is backed by Common Council members Murtagh and Nguyen, as well as Sunrise Ithaca, the Ithaca Chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 81, Cornell Progressives and TompkinsCortland Building & Construction Trades Council.

(votenicolelafave.com) Veronica Pillar (County Legislature, District 2) – Pillar is supported by the New York Working Families Party, New York Progressive Action Network, Cornell Progressives, Decarcerate Tompkins County, Laborers Local 785, Tompkins-Cortland Building and Construction Trades Council, Progressive Women of New York, Ithaca Chapter of Democratic Socialists of America and Sunrise Movement Ithaca. (veronicafortompkins.com) Leslie Schill (County Legislature, District 2) – Schill has the vote of Common Council member Lewis. (https://www. facebook.com/LeslieSchill4TC2/) Vanessa Greenlee (County Legislature, District 8) – County Legislators Anne Koreman, Dan Klein, Martha Robertson, Amanda Champion and Deborah Dawson publicly endorsed Greenlee. (vanessa4tompkins. org) Greg Mezey (County Legislature, District 13) – Mezey is backed by Myrick. (gregmezey. com) Samantha Lushtak (County Legislature, District 13) – Lushtak is endorsed by Shannon MacCarrick, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins and Cortland Counties and the Working Families Party. (samanthalushtak.com) -Ta n n e r H a r d i n g

speak, and I felt an indescribable volcanic eruption racing through my body. Were the overall effect not so pleasurable, I would have thought I had died.” After the stranger departed his shop, Laurence felt transformed. “I felt as if my identity had disappeared, and in the days and months and years that followed, I observed how my ‘social roles’ and my obligations melted away.” From time-to-time Laurence would feel an incredible amount of energy coursing through his body, which would sometimes quake for hours at a time. The infusion of so much energy led Laurence to see things deeply and clearly, as if he now had psychic powers which enabled him to see into the heart of other living beings. As he adjusted to this new energy, he discovered his empathy for others had also expanded and he was moved by others

in a way he had never before experienced. “I noticed that people I didn’t know seemed drawn to me. They came up to me and started telling me their stories. While this was new to me, it was not off-putting. It felt in some ways I was given a gift…I could hear their stories, empathize with them, yet not feel burdened. I kept feeling lighter as more people shared their inner thoughts with me… As ego disappeared and I no longer felt fearful about who I was and what others thought of me, I sensed the divine light in myself, in others. After my awakening I no longer had anxiety, my fear was gone, along with ambitions and empty desires.” As Laurence’s children grew into adulthood, he began to express this inner change in new forums. He became active continued on page 7


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he Finger Lakes Development group has received the highest number of points and thus the recommendation from the Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency’s Economic Development Committee as the best plan for Inlet Island. Strategic Elements & Waterfront Alchemy came in second, while Visum Development came in third. Finger Lakes Development is proposing two separate buildings, one with 50-56 affordable housing units serving a range of 30-120% of area median income, and one with 78-90 units for extended stays, called a “hometel.” The Strategic Elements & Waterfront Alchemy project proposed 48 one-bedroom apartments for the middleincome housing, a 122-room Cambria hotel and 10,000 square feet of first-floor retail space. The middle-income housing would target households making 80-100% of area median income, which is a range of about $48,000$60,000. Visum Development proposed three mixed-income residential buildings with about 120-125 units for households making between 30-100% of area median income, in the range of $18,000-$60,000. The projects were presented to the committee last month and developers were able to participate in a public hearing and question and answer session on June 8. At the conclusion, the committee scored the projects based on community benefits, project concept, financial capacity and project feasibility and financial terms. The projects were then ranked 1-3, with three being the best. A formula was then applied to get the final scores of 760 for Finger Lakes Development,

710 for Strategic Elements & Waterfront Alchemy and 330 for Visum Development. The question-and-answer session ran the gamut, as committee members looked to get their last questions answered before voting. Member Charlotte Hamilton said she had heard feedback about all three projects being too big, and asked if Finger Lakes and Development and Waterfront Alchemy would be willing to cut the hotel/hometel from their proposals, and if Visum would be willing to cut their housing in half. Linc Morse, the developer from the Waterfront Alchemy project, said he sees the hotel as an economic engine for all of Inlet Island. “The hotel feeds every restaurant, winery and marine business in Ithaca,” he said. “I’ve never considered Inlet Island to be a housing destination. I think we have a lot of housing being proposed. We don’t need more housing, we need people to come to the BoatYard Grill. What we’re seeing on Inlet Island now is not a benefit to the community.” Developer Steve Flash, representing the Finger Lakes Development team, said the short answer is yes, but that the proposed size reflects the cost of paying for the contamination clean-up on the site. “We’d be glad to be flexible and downsize, but the concern is how do we pay for environmental clean-up? […] It’s a larger project to make it financially feasible.” Visum’s vice president Patrick Braga said yes, they’d be willing to downsize, but cutting the 120 units in half probably wasn’t realistic. “We need to be in the 70-80 unit range at minimum for affordable housing,” he said.

“The city has struggled to provide affordable housing since the ‘80s, and we have an opportunity to do something with publicly owned land. Waterfront housing is already happening in Ithaca up near Stewart Park, so the question becomes should the city not support socially economically inclusive waterfront housing?” Alderperson George McGonigal was also at the meeting and asked if the developers thought the city was asking the property to be too many things for too many people. “Is that driving the size of these proposals? In my opinion all three of these are too large, the island can’t carry that much,” he said. He also asked about any traffic issues they anticipated. Braga said the zoning in the area is for five stories, which he feels sets the expectation from the city about what they want in that space. He also echoed the other developers that the cost of the clean-up for the site contributes to the size of the proposals. As far as traffic goes, Braga said Visum’s proposal includes a parking garage at the start of old Taughannaock Boulevard, so it will alleviate some of the traffic issues on the actual island. Morse reiterated the cost of building on the site. “With our proposal trying to dedicate itself to the visitor experience and economic engine, there is a certain affordability factor,” he said. “This is an expensive place to build. The bearing structure has to be 90 feet down. That’s challenging without financial anchors, and we felt the hotel was an important economic anchor.” Noah Demarest, the architect on the Waterfront Alchemy project, said that building housing within the city will have less of an impact on traffic, as people living there will likely be people who travel those same roads for work

every day already. Flash said that the Finger Lakes Development project’s size directly reflected the cost of environmental clean-up on the site, and said they’d be able to be more flexible in terms of size if the cost of the clean-up was shared. He also claimed their proposal was less traffic-creating than the other projects, and said they could consider putting parking on the opposite side of the inlet where they’re developing another site. Alderperson Donna Fleming asked what the proposals offer to people who already live in the city of Ithaca. “What makes this more attractive to people who already live here?” Fleming asked. “An apartment building and hotel mean nothing to me. And I don’t want to hear about improving the tax base.” All three developers touted the ways their plans would increase public access to the waterfront. “It becomes a destination not just for visitors, but for locals to stand in a place they’ve never stood before,” Demarest said. Braga said Visum’s plan would add another waterfront park, but also provide opportunities for small business spaces and housing for people already in Ithaca that live somewhere that doesn’t suit their needs. Flash said that in addition to the improvements to the waterfront trail that Finger Lakes Development’s proposal would provide, the hometel will give locals an option for a waterfront staycation or a place to live while in transition between homes. Ultimately, the Finger Lakes Development team won out. “I’m a huge proponent of low-income housing and really supported what Visum was doing, but the broader flexibility plus the financial pieces put Finger Lakes Development ahead,” Hamilton said. This recommendation goes to the full Ithaca Urban Renewal Board, who theoretically could still choose any one of the options at their meeting on June 24. That recommendation will go to Common Council, who ultimately has the final say. -Ta n n e r H a r d i n g

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Ups We’re in the single digits! As of Tuesday when the Ithaca Times goes to print, Tompkins County is down to just eight active COVID cases. Downs We don’t want to put down what is surely hard work by construction crews, but the “repairs” of potholes on Meadow Street might actually be making the road worse. Ithaca is Potholes! Or whatever those t-shirts say.

HEARD&SEEN Scoop. Purity Ice Cream is reportedly for sale. Owners Bruce and Heather Lane are planning on enjoying retirement and are selling the business, though will be keeping it up and running until they secure a buyer. Popcorn Alert! Cinemapolis is reopening for public screenings beginning Friday, June 25. Regularly scheduled screenings will take place Thursday through Sunday throughout the summer.

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The show must go on: supporting the Writers Talk arts as we turn the corner on COVID-19 I B By St e ph e n Bu r k e

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efore the onset of the pandemic, arts and cultural organizations in the Greater Ithaca area were thriving, offering performances, shows, and cultural events that brought our community together in ways that truly united us all as one. It was just two summers ago that performers, artists, local officials, business leaders, and members of the community came together as we do best to enjoy all that our city and county’s cultural organizations have to offer. Let’s get back to that feeling and sense of community, as we work to turn the corner on COVID-19 this summer. Americans for the Arts surveyed various organizations in the arts and culture sector, and determined that in Tompkins County alone, almost $2,000,000 in financial losses were expected due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a devastating blow that our friends and partners simply cannot endure. While government programs are helping, it is up to people like you and me to step in and remind each other how much the arts mean to each and everyone one of us, through

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thaca is a town of avid readers, also writers, and every spring marks it with its Spring Writes Literary Festival: scores of literary-themed events featuring over 100 local writers. Most of the events were in May, but because they were virtual for the pandemic are still available for viewing online. Festivities continue this month. Panels this year included “Writing For the Ears,” about podcasts and other audio forums, and “The Crafty Look,” asking the literary question, “If you pop the hood on craft at work, what would you see?” Events included “Literary Jeopardy,” a lighthearted spin on the classic game show featuring “all-star contestants” (says its publicity) such as Ithaca’s mayor, Svante Myrick. Still to come, on June 25 (online registration is still open) is the equally lighthearted “Black As...Trivia.” Its hosts, SingTrece and Kevin McLaurin, call it “the trivia game with melanin in every question.” Spring Writes is a creation of the Community Arts Partnership, a civic organization supporting the arts in Tompkins County. CAP funds the arts with grant programs which have administered millions of dollars to artists and arts organizations. CAP’s publicity says it “helps artists make a life in Tompkins County” with “over 1,000 artists each year” benefitting from its funding, outreach, and professional and networking services. CAP demonstrates that not all Ithaca’s cultural garlands (nor sustenance) come from its colleges. Of course, the schools have historically and indisputably lent luster to Ithaca’s literary stature. Rod Serling, creator of “The Twilight Zone,” the foremost writer in television history, was a faculty member at Ithaca College. At Cornell, E.B. White and Kurt Vonnegut wrote for the school newspaper as undergraduates. Vladimir Nabokov published “Lolita” and other works while teaching in the 1950s. Toni Morrison earned a Master of Arts degree in 1965 and was later a Professor-At-Large. These lights are now extinguished. Some remain. Richard Price graduated from Cornell as an undergraduate in 1971. At age 24 he published “The Wanderers,” a darkly comic novel of teenage gang life in his native Bronx in the early 1960s, to great praise and popularity. The book was adapted for film by director

Philip Kaufman (of “The Right Stuff” and others, subsequently). Price’s 1992 novel “Clockers” became a movie by Spike Lee. Price himself has written screenplays for movies such as “The Color of Money” and “Sea of Love” and for the TV series “The Wire,” among many others. He continues to write acclaimed, best-selling novels. They say you should never meet your heroes, because they will disappoint you. But when I relocated to Ithaca in the 1990s and Cornell had Price for a reading and reception, I sure went. As a Brooklyn guy with a working class background like Price’s, I have long been a fan of his gritty, humorous work. At the reception after the reading, Price seemed to be having a miserable time. He is kind of an antsy, hair-trigger guy, not much for platitudes or pleasantries. One after another guest in the line said “I am such a big fan of your work” and not much more. He’d reply “Thank you” with a tight smile. I figured I’d say something more. When my time came, I complimented him on a line from his reading I particularly liked. He glared at me. “Oh, you liked that line?” he said. “Well, guess what. I STOLE that line.” He mentioned the writer he stole it from. “This is great,” he said over his shoulder to no one actually there. “I come here and do a 45-minute reading and the line the guy likes is the line I stole.” “Wait a minute,” I said. I was trying not to laugh. “Don’t take it out or anything,” I said. “Oh, DON’T take it out?” he said. “This is great. The guy says don’t take it out. I got his permission and everything.” “Hey, listen,” I said. “Let me tell you something. You know in ‘Clockers,’ when the cops go into Strike’s room with a warrant [Strike is a major crack dealer, though barely teenaged] and see he has a Ghostbusters toothbrush? That killed me.” I could see that now it was Price trying not to laugh. “Oh, yeah?” he said. “Well, guess what? I made that up. All by myself! I actually wrote that.” I said, “Yeah, well you are pretty good.” And smiled. And so did he. “Thanks, man,” he said. I thanked him back. All this is to say that you should check out the Spring Writes Festival. You might get to interact with a writer this way, or some other pleasurable way, or someone might with you. They might be the next Richard Price, or someone like him. Indeed, so might you.•


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survey, many organizations in the County felt confident that their institution would survive the economic fallout of the pandemic. This is because of the resilience and support of the community we all know and love. Groups such as Community Arts Partnership, Hangar Theater, Kitchen Theatre, Cherry Arts Space, Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers, Running to Places Theatre, State Theater, and Triphammer Arts (to name just a few) know they can count on your support when they need you most. It is crucial we remember that arts and cultural organizations don’t just exist to simply entertain. For generations, the arts have served as catalysts for important conversations, inspiring communities to move towards various levels of progression. They help connect people with their own cultures, as well with others they want to learn more about. Bringing people together through arts and culture documents and preserves our local history, while essentially making Tompkins County and beyond a better place to both live and work.

For the upcoming season, one of the ways we’re looking forward to bringing people together is by enjoying the Hangar Theatre’s Summer 2021 Mainstage Outdoors, a newly-built outdoor stage located on the grounds of their property. This innovative outdoor space gives the community a safe and enjoyable venue to enjoy all that our friends at Hangar have to offer. We are confident it will be a massive success, and we’re so proud to be a part of it. Our friends and partners in the arts sector are invaluable to the well-being of our communities, as they often inspire us to move towards positive change by creatively telling stories and sparking important conversations. We encourage you to reconnect with the organizations you know and love. For the past 15 months, we were very fortunate to enjoy virtual performances by our dedicated performing arts professionals while remaining in our homes; but most of us agree there is no match for enjoying live and in-person performances. Thank you to the Ithaca community for helping the show go on – we cannot do it without you. Greg Hartz is president & CEO of Tompkins Trust Company, headquartered in Downtown Ithaca.

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS within Ithaca’s “conscious dance” community, He began a daily practice of yoga and studied Hindu and Buddhist teachings. “As I began navigating the spiritual world, I realized so much more was going on around outside and inside me.” In 2017, friend Doug Shire, whom

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Laurence knew from Quaker Meeting, invited Laurence to Dance Church, where Doug DJ’s Ecstatic Dance played music from around the world every Sunday at the Foundation of Light. “This type of individualized dance is not performanceoriented, one dances alone freely, without

limitation, expressing what one feels.” Doug also invited Laurence to share the thrill of Ecstatic Dancing with 80,000 people at Burning Man in the Black Rock Desert Wilderness. From February through August 2018, Doug and Laurence created an Art Car by welding parts of two bikes together, which they drove around Burning Man, inspiring spontaneous dance parties wherever they went. “This adventure left me eager to create art all the time. In December, Doug and I purchased a workshop in Dryden, New York, and we founded the Beyond Artist Collective for the purpose of creating art cars, interactive art and projection art.” Laurence now lives there with his girlfriend Judy Swann. They are currently working on an interactive art pop-up to be on display on the Commons this summer. “We’re looking for local artists who want to help out,” he says. In addition to creating artwork, Doug, Judy and Laurence organize regional transformational events similar in mission to Burning Man. For example, they are now helping organize Mythaca 2021, a dance and healing arts campout scheduled for June 24-27 at the magical Arnot Forest near Ithaca. “As time passes since my awakening, I no longer hear voices and see visions quite as intensely. I’m much more functional. I feel a balance of my old life and my new life making art and organizing transformational events.” By Marjorie Z. Olds

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have on our side in these next few years. I strongly urge First Ward Democrats to join me in voting for Cynthia Brock in the upcoming primary on June 22nd. -George McGonigal, Ithaca, NY, First Ward representative on Common Council

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s a member of Common Council, and as a resident of Ithaca’s First Ward, I wholeheartedly endorse my colleague Cynthia Brock for re-election to the City of Ithaca’s Common Council. I have worked with Cynthia for seven and a half years now. I have witnessed first hand how hard she works on behalf of our ward’s residents, and on behalf of everyone in the City. Cynthia listens to her constituents. She does her due diligence, spending long hours researching complex issues. She works well with City staff. Cynthia’s independence and integrity are clear to all who work with her. Cynthia’s leadership in improving and expanding the First Ward’s sidewalk infrastructure - from Hector Street and South Aurora Street to Giles Street this year, has been vital. Her work chairing the committee that oversees our Wastewater Treatment Plant has been not only steady and thorough, but extremely imaginative, creating new energy source options for near-by buildings. Cynthia is an independent thinker. She does not simply advocate for more housing in the City, she raises her voice on behalf of family housing and home ownership for residents of modest means. She cautions against development that is too big, particularly in residential areas of the First Ward, while at the same time championing people-scaled local development that serves the needs and preferences of local residents. Cynthia has consistently advocated on behalf of Ithaca’s residents of color, and for protections for our undocumented neighbors. During the next term of Common Council, extremely important decisions affecting the First Ward will be made. Development will ramp up in the West End and along the Waterfront, particularly on Inlet Island. The South Hill Neighborhood Plan will be crafted, having a huge impact on the future viability of both student and family housing options there. The Police Re-imagining process will change the structure and culture of the Ithaca Police Department, hopefully improving this important City department for both residents and officers. And then there is the Green New Deal and Sustainability.... Come January 1st of 2022, there will be at least four members of Common Council who are new to the job. Cynthia Brock’s experience, intelligence, and willingness to embrace a difficult and challenging workload is so important to J u ne

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have known Samantha Lushtak for over 15 years. We met while working on a Broadway show and have been friends ever since. I have always been impressed by her thoughtfulness, caring, intelligence and humility. In this critical time for our communities, elections matter so much. I’m not usually a letter writer, or outspoken about candidates that I believe in, but sometimes a candidate makes you step out of your comfort zone a little. Sam Lushtak is one of them. Sam and I are both parents, small business owners, and care deeply about our communities. Raising a young daughter in this soon to be post-COVID world, I would feel so much better knowing someone like Sam Lushtak is looking out for our communities. Whether it’s her views on housing equity, health care, a green future, or many others, I support Sam Lushtak for District 13. -James “Jay” Mack

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he election for the Danby Town Board will probably be determined by the Democratic Primary. Early voting begins June 12 through 20 at the Board of Elections office with regular places and times on June 22. The town offices have essentially been shut down this year while Zoom meetings have occurred to review zoning. I have limited access to the internet so technically excluded from the process. Whatever recommendations come from this group to become operable they must pass the Town Board. The conclusion of the current moratorium is December so either the current board or the primary winners will be the deciders. I support and encourage voting for H. Katherine Hunter and Pat Woodworth. My reasons are many. They are both deeply committed to the community and bring a deep range of experience to the board. Please join me in voting for them for the continued betterment of Danby. -Margaret Kirchgessner, Danby, NY

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MEET THE CANDIDATES (PART II)

A Q&A with the County Legislature candidates on the June 22 primary ballot. B y T a n n e r H a r d i n g , H a n n a h F i t z p a t r i c k a n d A n d r e w S u l l i va n

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the spot being vacated by Dave McKenna, who decided not to re-run for his spot. District 8 is made up of the town of Newfield and a portion of Enfield. And Greg Mezey and Samantha Lushtak are both running to represent District 13, which comprises the western portion of the town of Dryden. These interviews were cut for print, but visit Ithaca.com to view them in length, and read the candidates’ answers to questions about their experience, issues they think the county needs to address, and what they think can be done about the county’s high property taxes. For more information on finding your polling place, visit www.TompkinsCountyNY.gov/boe. TRAVIS BROOKS (DISTRICT 1)

Ithaca Times: What made you run for this position? Travis Brooks: I come up with a different answer every time. I’ve been working for the community for 16–22,

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22 years through my role at [GIAC], where fortunately I’ve been able to help improve outcomes for a lot of our families, a lot of marginalized people. Over that time, I’ve been able to branch out and work on other projects that affect people other than just GIAC families. I have a knack for connecting folks. Here’s an opportunity for me to do that on a larger scale for this district and for the county as a whole. For example, we talk about daycare and a lot of people talk about daycare as an issue for lowincome families. The reality is daycare is an issue for those folks and for families with two college degrees. You might have one person who has less earning power at that time stay home and take care of the kids because it’s cheaper than daycare and then you have less income coming in

and still have student loans […] We look at low income housing and associate that with Black and brown folks and downtown Ithaca, but we have folks in rural Tompkins County with dirt floors and outhouses. If you can connect those constituents, then you can advocate for housing as a group… there’s strength in numbers. […] I firmly believe as a legislator it’s your job to represent what the people want, not what your beliefs are. If you’re not representing the community, you’re really not doing your job NICOLE LAFAVE (DISTRICT 1)

Ithaca Times: What made you run for this position? Nicole LaFave: I’ve served on many different boards at different times and I find that right now we’re in a time, especially while living in a pandemic, of needing voices of people living these experiences in extreme and inequitable ways. It’s important to have people who can speak to needing culturally competent healthcare providers, to know what it’s like barely living


paycheck to paycheck and striving for affordable housing. Boards tend to be upper middle class people who have additional time because they’re retired, and too often there’s a disconnect between what lower income people are dealing with. I’m running because I’m committed to the community, naming the systemic issues and addressing them in an equitable way. I think I’m equipped to be a voice for the community and to be a voice for everyone who lives here. LESLIE SCHILL (DISTRICT 2)

Ithaca Times: What made you run for this position? Leslie Schill: I’ve thought about this on and off for years, but being home for a year during the pandemic and seeing what was happening, kind of the upheaval in the world of elections, our national election of 2020, and the entire international globe being turned upside down by a pandemic kind of brought together to create this culmination of a really intense experience that I know everybody felt and, and I just felt a call to action. I thought, you know, I have a lot I can contribute to this community. I have a lot of experience working, which I think is very relevant to policy and leadership and issues and initiatives that are underway, or should be underway, in this community and that I should bring those to bear on behalf of the place I live. I’m a planner, so I think about these things and work on them all the time and I’m working on them locally. It translates pretty easily, and it was kind of a moment that I know that everybody went through thinking about ‘what, what will next year look like? When will we get out of this?’ And I thought, I really should step up right now. Why do I still want to run, that’s a great other question, which is actually pretty different than it would have been. I would have said before the [March 23 special election], you know, I’ve already started working on initiatives and I’m pret-

ty excited about seeing those through. And I think that the experience that I brought to bear that I assumed would be something that would be helpful to a County Legislature and to policy has already proven to be quite helpful. I jumped right in. And while it’s been a whirlwind, to be honest, you know just like any new job, I’m twoand-a-half months in, and I’m already very involved in the two committees, the Health and Human Services Committee that I’m on, and since a public health approach was kind of my campaign priority for health unities, that was a really nice fit and I’ve been able to effectively advocate for downtown pop-up clinics and coordinate on the vaccination approach with the county. Of course the county Health Department is leading and doing an amazing job, and so it’s been great to be part of that team. I’m on two standing committees which are Health and Human Services and Government Operations. I’m also the legislative liaison to the Human Rights Commission, Homeless and Housing Task Force and Downtown Ithaca Alliance. So for the Human Rights Commission, I’ve been able to also get involved pretty quickly and help move forward some legislation that the legislature just passed, advocating for New York State to pass the New York State Health Act which is critical to giving people some real opportunities, and in this time of COVID it’s really daylighted the differences between folks that have and don’t have insurance, and it’s really unacceptable. And it’s time that we consider what having healthcare for everyone means for everyone, and that it’s imperative that we advanced that effort. VERONICA PILLAR (DISTRICT 2)

Ithaca Times: What made you run for this position? Veronica Pillar: I started thinking about it less than a year ago, actually, when Anna Kelles won her Assembly primary, and I had

come to realize how important local government is to the core of some of my grassroots activism, like asking city councilors and county legislators to make certain decisions on certain issues that my comrades and I thought were for the best for the people who live in the county, and especially the most marginalized people here. And I wanted to make sure that the person representing me had that kind of grounding and shared my people-focused, justicefocused values. And so I didn’t immediately jump to the conclusion that I should run, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that like, I could do this job, I could do this job well. I’m clear in what I’m bringing to it and where I show up. I think I have a lot of the coalition building, listening, connecting people skills necessary and just in the course of thinking I want to be involved in choosing who’s going to be the next legislator. After talking to people who are doing really good work advocating for people’s needs to be met throughout Tompkins County, my first thought was seeing if there was anyone else who lived in the district that I could rally behind and support for the legislator role, which I didn’t find. And so I decided to step up and run for it myself. VANESSA GREENLEE (DISTRICT 8)

Ithaca Times: What made you run for this position? Vanessa Greenlee: During the pandemic I’ve had a lot of time to think and sit back and watch the world. I’ve always been an environmentalist at heart and someone interested in people being treated fairly and equitably before the word social justice was coined. When this seat opened from David Mckenna, who served our district for 12 years, I was looking around and nobody was running and I had a cathartic moment and realized we have so much work to do. We have a lot of work to do in terms of our environment and in the way people have J u ne

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equal opportunity and access under the law. I’m at a time in my life and career, I’m in my early 40s, where l have had some experience I could put to work, but I’m young enough that I have a lot of energy and a lot of ideas. I couldn’t just stand by and hope somebody else does the work. I felt compelled to do the work. BOB LYNCH (DISTRICT 8)

Ithaca Times: What made you run for this position? Bob Lynch: The reason I’m running for Tompkins County Legislature is I think I can make a difference. And I say that because I’ve had about a 50 year association, one way or another, with the legislature, and I’m aware of its traditions, its temperament and its way of doing business. And I think I would make a good fit for that and I think I would help bring the legislature back to its roots. I started covering the Tompkins County, what was then known as the Board of Representatives, in 1970. I was a volunteer reporter for WRFM, and they said we need some downtown news coverage so I went down there and started covering what was then the Board of Representatives. I got to know the people who were then representing us and I got to know the traditions, and I got to know the way they conduct this, and I followed the legislature. I became more actively involved in about 2017, when they had a decision to sell the old library building at Court and Cayuga streets to a real estate developer. I thought at the time that the old library building which was built in 1967 was too good to lose, too good to tear down. So I urged the legislature to keep it for governmental offices either for the county, or for the City of Ithaca. They did not accept that recommendation. They decided to sell it to a real estate developer for $925,000 which is a fraction of what the standalone value should be. And I got increasingly involved and interested in the Tompkins County

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legislative process — re-interested is perhaps the best way to put it. So I have followed it very closely. Since that time, I have gotten a seat on the Enfield Town Board in 2019, and I have served on the Enfield Town Board for about 18 months now. And so, I am experienced in local government, and I am the only candidate who is seeking this seat in the district who has active current elected governmental experience on an elected municipal board. And I think that experience matters. So I want to make a difference. I want to guide the County Legislature into the future. And that’s why I’m running.

Cornell getting actively involved in a number of different organizations on campus. I felt strongly that I have the time and capacity to serve, and I think we’re really at a critical juncture with the post-pandemic economic recovery. Sort of rebuilding our county government to be stronger and more efficient as we’re pulling out of the … pandemic. … I think there’s a number of things that I feel my skill set, my background, my experience would really lend itself to.

GREG MEZEY (DISTRICT 13)

Ithaca Times: What made you run for this position? Greg Mezey: I’m passionate about improving quality of life and being an active participant in my community, whether it was as an employee at Cornell when I chaired the employee assembly, or as a student at

SAMANTHA LUSHTAK (DISTRICT 13)

Ithaca Times: What made you run for this position? Samantha Lushtak: I have been doing environmental health and safety work for well over a decade now. I’m a certified safety professional and a certified instructional trainer. I have worked with huge international companies as well as small mom-and-pop stores and individuals at home. I work a lot with civil servants — police, fire, medical. What happened was I had a number of friends and neighbors and people in and outside my district that are around Tompkins County approach me when we found out that Martha Robertson was not going to run again, and they said, ‘Hey, Reimagining Public Safety is a

big deal, and you have the background. We could really use someone who knows w h a t t h e y ’r e talking about, who also h a s experience a n d expertise using plain language with people who don’t know what we’re talking about and technical language with the experts, and acting as that liaison and helping to have a positive impact on what this draft proposal is going to look like.’ So that’s what really started it.

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F E AT URE S All Aboard������������������������������������������������������������������������4 Experience the Finger Lakes from a new perspective By Hannah Fitzpatrick

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Summer 2021 Theatre Preview�������������������������������������8 A look at what’s on stage in ithaca and Cortland By Tanner Harding

Historic Waterway������������������������������������������������������� 11 Dive into the history of the Erie Canal at the Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse By Marin Langlieb

Row Your Boat���������������������������������������������������������������� 12 Take a look at some of the best places for paddling around the Finger Lakes region By Staff Report

The many faces of Grüner Veltliner����������������������� 14 Learn about how this Central European grape is used in Finger Lakes wine By Bill Chaisson

The Rise and (Not Quite) Fall of Hybrid Grapes� 16 The history of hybrid grapes in Finger Lakes wine, and why they’ve receded into the background By Bill Chaisson

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ADV E RT ISE R S INDE X Allechant�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������23 Alternatives Federal Credit Union �����������������������������������������������2 Americana Vineyards�����������������������������������������������������������������17 B’Yachad Pre-School �����������������������������������������������������������������23 Bet the Farm Winery�������������������������������������������������������������������17 Cortland Repertory Theatre ���������������������������������������������������������8 Damiani Wine Cellars�����������������������������������������������������������������17 Diamonds �����������������������������������������������������������������������������������15 Diane’s Downtown Automotive�������������������������������������������������20 Discover Cayuga Boat Tours & Cruises���������������������������������������2 Downtown Ithaca Alliance���������������������������������������������������������20 Easy Living Hats�������������������������������������������������������������������������21 Hangar Theatre�����������������������������������������������������������������������������9 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards���������������������������������������������������������������17 Hillendale Golf Course�����������������������������������������������������������������2 Ithaca Community Childcare �����������������������������������������������������22 Ithaca Guitar Works ���������������������������������������������������������������������5 Ithaca Piano Rebuilders �������������������������������������������������������������22 Johnson Museum of Art ���������������������������������������������������������������2 The

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he Finger Lakes Region is not only known for its beautiful scenery, but also for its rich and unique history. For example, some parts of Seneca Lake were previously used as testing sites for submarines, while Ithaca’s very own Cayuga Lake was once used for commercial transportation for people, using freights and horse-drawn ferries to go up and down the lake. For those wanting to learn something new about the history of upstate New York while having the opportunity to relax and enjoy some photoworthy views, many boat tours, like Discover Cayuga Lake in Ithaca, Captain Bill’s Seneca Lake Cruises in Watkins Glen, New York, and Mid-Lakes Navigation in Skaneateles, New York will do just that.

Jirka said. “We put trout aquariums with trout eggs in their classrooms in the fall, and they are responsible for raising the trout all school year. In the spring, we take the kids to local streams to learn how to determine if the stream is healthy to release the trout, and then they release the trout. So they kind of get this first experience into some of the ecology of the watershed.” If romance is on the radar, Discover Cayuga Lake offers two tours that provide a memorable

experience for couples. One of them is their public sunset cruise, where people can watch the sun go down on Cayuga Lake while learning about the lake’s history and ecology. Another one is a public nighttime sky cruise, during which passengers can look at the stars and learn about different constellations. The Teal can also be booked for private occasions, like weddings. Booking is available online at discovercayugalake.org. Prices can vary

DISCOVER CAYUGA LAKE

There is no shortage of boat tours in Ithaca, but once aboard the Teal, colorful paintings of animals native to Cayuga Lake and a warm welcome from the crew makes what seems like a normal boat tour into something memorable. Discover Cayuga Lake, formerly known as the Cayuga Lake Floating Classroom, was founded in 2003 as a non-profit educational program for kids in the Ithaca area, during which they can experience hands-on opportunities to learn more about Cayuga Lake and its aquatic environment. Though the program hosts other tours in addition to their floating classroom, Astrid Jirka, director of tourism initiatives for Discover Cayuga Lake, said that education is still an essential aspect. “We have another educational program called ‘The Trout in the Classroom’ that takes place in most elementary schools year round,”

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depending on the type of cruise, but it is typically between $30-$40 for adults.

CAPTAIN BILL’S SENECA LAKE CRUISES

Located in Watkins Glen, New York is Captain Bill’s Seneca Lake Cruises, another iconic boat tour in the Finger Lakes Region. Since 1963, this family-owned business has grown into a popular destination for dining and sightseeing on Seneca Lake. Normally, there are two boat options — the 270-passenger Seneca Legacy for sightseeing and prix fixe dinner services, and the smaller, 49-passenger Stroller IV for sightseeing cruises. This cruise teaches passengers about the history behind Seneca Lake, including the Native American paintings on cliffs of the east shore, and Seneca Lake’s involvement in the salt mining industry. However, because of capacity restrictions due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Stroller IV will be replaced this season by a larger boat. Acquired by owner Mark Simiele, Seneca Spirit is a 115-passenger boat with two levels — the top level completely open air — and a stateof-the-art acoustic system for narrated tours. Simiele said that his favorite aspect of the company is how people can experience the Finger Lakes region from a new perspective through boat tours like Captain Bill’s. “I don’t think you’ve really experienced the Finger Lakes truly until you get out on the water,” Simiele said. “Through our tours, we give people an opportunity to get out on the water and understand the history and the beauty behind it in a way that couldn’t be done any way else.”


Two riders enjoy an evening cruise on cayuga lake. Booking is available online at senecaharborstation.com, or over the phone at 607-535-4541 for cruise reservations, or 607535-6101 for restaurant reservations. A regular

mail to the south end of the lake; 90 years later, and the Barbara still delivers mail to the south end at 10 a.m. every morning. Ben Eberhardt, one of the directors of Mid-Lakes Navigation,

A person takes in the view on a cayuga lake sunset cruise.(Photo: Provided)

sightseeing cruise costs $21.75 per adult and $8 per child, but specific pricing for the dining cruises are listed on the company website.

MID-LAKES NAVIGATION

Skaneateles Lake may be part of the smaller bunch of the Finger Lakes, but its length doesn’t stop boat tours like Mid-Lakes Navigation in Skaneateles. In fact, this boating company offers three different boats for passengers: The Judge Ben Wiles, the Barbara, and the Stephanie. The Judge Ben Wiles, which seats up to 50 passengers, hosts two-and-a-halfhour cocktail and dinner cruises on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, during which people can enjoy a meal while experiencing breathtaking views of Skaneateles Lake. One of the smaller boats, the Barbara, also hosts public cocktail cruises, while the other smaller boat, the Stephanie, is reserved for private, wine tasting tours for groups of up to eight people. Though each boat has its own character, the Barbara has its own unique use as a mailboat for Skaneateles Lake. Mid-Lakes Navigation initially started as a boat company that delivered

said that this piece of history makes it one of his favorite tours. “It’s a real neat piece of American history,” Eberhardt said. “There’s people who come out and wave flags and they’ll give us cake and cookies, and we’ll drop off Tootsie Rolls and dog biscuits when we deliver the mail for people who have dogs. There’s just a lot of neat, fun stuff.” In addition to Mid-Lakes Navigation’s own rich history, the company will be planning to host history during the Antique Boat Show during the weekend of July 23-25: the PAT II, one of the original boats that toured Skaneateles Lake has been fully renovated by the Finger Lakes Boating Museum. Booking is available online at midlakesnavigation.com. The prices depend on the type of tour taken; a typical sightseeing cruise would cost $21 per adult and $15 per child, while a two-and-a-half-hour dinner cruise would cost $60 per adult and $49 per child.

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ith summer heat comes tasty treats and Ithaca’s food trucks are serving it up fast and fresh. If you’re in the need for a quick on-the-go meal or a more socially-distanced outdoor dining experience, look no further than the following:

SILO FOOD TRUCK:

Silo Food truck is a consistent favorite here in Ithaca, voted Best Food Truck by readers in the Ithaca Times’ “Best Of ” issue. But don’t just take our word for it, Silo has won awards throughout the state, snagging top prize at the 2016 New York State Fair food truck competition and being crowned Central New York’s best food truck in 2017. The truck, owned by Katie Foley and chef Jesse Steve, serves up crispy fried chicken and creamy mac and cheese, usually with a unique fusion twist. Offerings range from classic items like fried chicken with cornbread and gravy, to the more adventurous green coconut curry, featuring the same signature fried chicken this time served over purple coconut sticky rice with house-made Asian pickles and local greens. Silo’s chicken is unique in that it undergoes a three day cooking process before being fried to order. The chicken is also partially roasted at one point in the process, giving it a unique flavor and ensuring a faster cook time when it comes

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time to fry. Silo may not be the lightest or healthiest option, but for good-down home comfort food with a twist, this is the place to be. SIlo was started back in 2015, a year after

Steve and Foley first met. Steve aka “the Chicken Wizard’’ previously spent 17 years in the food industry, working at restaurants across central New York before shifting to the food truck lifestyle. After the first year of operation, Foley, who had a background in business and marketing, left behind her fulltime job at Ithaca’s Planned Parenthood to spend more time working on Silo. “We both had the same values in terms of the kind of produce we wanted to source, the businesses we wanted to support and the quality of the food and ingredients we wanted to use,” Foley explained. “And I think that people really took to it, which is cool.” Festivals used to be the name of the game for the duo, traveling as far as Florida for events. Now, in part due to the pandemic, Foley and Steve stay a bit closer to home. This year Silo has added a second, larger truck into the mix, which is located outside of The

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Liquid State Brewing Company, located on 620 West Green St. The truck is operational Wednesday through Sunday throughout the summer, late afternoon t h r o u g h evenings. Foley said the truck will offer an expanded menu at it’s Liquid State location, due to its larger size and greater holding capacity. The original food truck will continue roaming around Ithaca and the surrounding area throughout the summer. Every other Wednesday night, Silo will station at the Trumansburg Farmers Market. On the alternate Wednesdays, the truck will set up shop at the Pumpkin Stand at Mount View Farms, located in nearby Ovid where Steve and Foley currently live. On Friday nights, Silo has teamed up with Seneca Lake Resorts.

ON THE STREET PITA

On The Street Pita is both a new-comer and an old-favorite in Ithaca. The food truck itself is a new addition, having come on the scene in early 2020, but this is only one of many iterations of the food chef Brian Horvath has been serving up for decades. The fare as it stands features fallafel, souvlaki, gyros, greek salads and rice bowls among others. Most plates are topped with homemade Tzatziki sauce, tahini or Sum m er

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hummus, served alongside warm pita bread. Horvath originally set up shop at the Ithaca’s Farmers market for six years before transitioning to a brick-and-mortar restaurant in 2012. After five years of that, Horvath took a hiatus before returning on the scene with his food truck featuring the same menu items the restaurant previously offered. Although Horvath is not a trained chef, he spent plenty of years honing his skills, dating all the way back to 1988, when he started vending French Bread Pizza to finance his trip following the Grateful Dead on a summer tour. Necessity proved the mother of invention and the rest is history. “I never really knew what I wanted to accomplish, I never had any set goals and it kind of all happened organically,” Horvath said. “I put out to the universe that I wanted a food truck and the universe gave me one.” Whether it was divine intervention or not, Horvath said all in all he prefers the food truck lifestyle. “You’re more connected to the people that you’re serving,” he said. “You’re face to face with


people and it’s more like feeding people than serving people.” Currently, the On the Street Pita truck is located at 301 Taughannock Boulevard, Tuesday through Saturday from 11

serving up desserts from Cayuga Creamery. This will certainly be a refreshing summer addition to the menu.

CIRCUS TRUCK

Circus Food Truck is unique to say the least. There’s no official website beyond a sparse Facebook page with a hand drawn profile photo of a skull with a mohawk. The location itself on 720 W Green St., in the parking lot next to Ace Security Locksmith, says all the rest. But for those in the know, Circus is a top-tier destination for flavorful eats. The owner, JP, declined to do an interview, but the customer reviews consistently praise both him and the food he turns out on the daily as the best around. The menu is roughly scrawled in front of the truck but boasts breakfast burritos, home fries and french toast. The main meals are various pasta dishes, from pesto to vodka sauce. Recent specials included the

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a.m.-8 p.m. It’s a fairly short walk from the waterfront and the Ithaca Children’s Garden, making it a great lunch spot or stopping point for famished walkers and joggers. On weekends, Horvath will also be selling his menu items at the Ithaca Farmers Market, although he doesn’t plan to attend any festivals this summer in his food truck. In June, Horvath is adding sweet treats to his truck in the form of an ice cream cart,

“ Fr a n k en s tei n” alfredo with Italian sausage, sweet peas, shredded parm and fresh basil as well as a dish titled Pasta Alla Recidiva with spicy vodka sauce and Italian sausage and mushrooms. According to one Facebook review, if JP offers to make you special, “Just do it, you will never regret it for your whole life.” No specific hours or days are listed on Circus’s truck but there is a phone number listed for contact info: 607-229-5198

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ive theater is back at the Hangar Theatre, which will host shows at its newly constructed outdoor stage on its property at 801 Taughannock Blvd. Visit https://hangartheatre.org/buy-tickets/ box-office/ for tickets, or call the box office at 607-273-2787. The Hangar opens its summer season with The Realness (June 17-26). Written by Iris Goodwin and directed by Kyle Haden, this regional premiere takes you back to the ‘90s. When T.O. graduates from his suburban high school in 1996, he jumps into the vibrant culture of his true passion — hip hop. Once (July 1-17) will bring you to the streets of Dublin, where you’ll join a young busker who meets a young Czech woman whose story provides him with the inspiration he needs to create and dream. The cast doubles as the orchestra, and the show features the Oscarwinning song “Falling Slowly.” Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (July 22-Aug. 7) tells the story of a wronged barber in 19th-century London

Pirate Schmirate! at the Cortland Repertory Theatre July 9-11 who returns from exile with his blade and a vengeance. This award-winning musical tackles

societal issues of power and class with dark humor, wit, and an unforgettable score. Queens in the World (Aug. 12-22) is a Motowninfused story about a Black teenager coming of age in the 1960s. Her joys, challenges and heartbreak play out against the backdrop of the civil rights movement. Written as a solo show, the lead will portray more than a dozen different characters. The season rounds out with An Odyssey (Aug. 26 Sept. 4), a co-production with The Cherry Arts. The show was created by Ithaca, for Ithaca and will celebrate the skills and talents of Ithaca’s diverse communities, working alongside professional theatre

Angelica Santiago and Damon J. Gillespie in The Realness at the Hangar Theatre (June 17-26). (Photo: Rachel Philipson)

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artists, to create a fresh adaptation of Homer’s epic tale. The Hangar also has a handful of Kiddstuff shows this summer, kicking off with Elephant and Piggie’s We Are In A Play! (June 25-26). Join Gerald and Piggie on a series of wacky adventures to answer the age old question: What do you wear to a fancy pool costume party? The Little Mermaid (July 9-10) offers its timeless tale of love, music and adventure as a family comes together during a big storm to recreate the world of this classic story through the power of their imagination. Another familiar story, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (July16-17), gets a local twist as Dorothy and the gang set off on the journey of a lifetime down the Ithaca-inspired yellow brick road, exploring the true meaning of friendship and home. Lastly, Stoo’s Famous MartianA m e r i c a n Gumbo (July 30-31) features a young martian who has moved to Earth, working

summer season. Shape (June 6-27) will take place at Washington Park. Written and directed by Kara-Lynn Vaeni, the show centers around Puppy, a 47-year-old lifelong East Coast woman who moves to texas and learns to get strong. Visit https://kitchentheatre.easy-wareticketing.com/events for tickets, or call 607272-0570. The Cortland Reporatory Theatre has a full slate of shows this summer, opening with Close to You - The Music of The Carpenters (July 8-11). Vocalists Lisa Rock and Natalie Cordone, with pianist Drew Jansen, give a simple and intimate tribute to Karen Carpenter’s memorable love songs. The music continues with The Honky Tonk Angels (July 15-23). A Cortland Rep revival that played to sold out audiences back in 2003,

this musical celebrates big American dreams, framed with songs by Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton and other female country artists. Angela, Darlene and Sue Ellen leave their unfortunate pasts behind, meet on a Greyhound bus and team up to become a successful Nashville singing trio. The Wizard of Oz (July 16-17) will be shown as a continuation of the theater’s drivethru theatrical experience to allow for a socially distanced show, viewed from the seats of your own car. Relive the magic of The Wizard of Oz in Dwyer Park as you drive through, spotting familiar characters and scenes along the way. A three-man comedy troupe will perform The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) (July 28-31), shrinking the Bard’s opuses into 90 minutes. The three men tackle

all, yes, all, of Shakespeare’s work in this Monty Python-esque show. Goin’ to the Chapel (Aug. 5-13) features the hottest hits of ‘50s in a teen story filled with the spirit of Happy Days and American Bandstand. It’s 1959 and big things are happening down at the Bowling Alley Malt Shop, but trouble is brewing when Eddie, the leather-jacket-wearing bad boy drives his motorcycle into town. The season ends with the Cortland Rep’s first ever production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Aug. 19-21). With just six actors and trimmed to one hour, this show tells the story of four misguided lovers, challenged by magic and trickery.

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The first time I passed through Gorham I noted that the town sign said "Bandstand of the Finger Lakes". What, I wondered, was that about. Now I find that it was a festival for high school marching bands, held annually from 1961 until 2018. It was a grand tradition in a small crossroads town on the lush farmlands between Seneca and Canandaigua Lakes. Alas, as school budgets across western New York have tightened and pandemic years intervened, the yearly event is no more, as I learned from the secretary of the Marcus Whitman Central School District, Amy Carroll. Marcus Whitman? Leader of one of the first groups over the Oregon Trail? Yes, he lived and worked near here in Rushville, and the Penn Yan to Rushville road was known as the Marcus Whitman Highway. The lack of a band festival means the small downtown of Gorham is now quieter in the late days of May. Possibly it is always so. The center, as with many small towns founded in the early 19th Century began with the main source of power in those early days, in this case: Flint Creek. Following the Revolutionary War, due to an agreement between the states of New York and Massachusetts, Oliver Phelps and Nathaniel Gorham bought the rights to sell some 6 million acres of land for one million dollars, payable in 3 installments. Their company then had to negotiate with the original tribes. Their deal, $5000 cash and an annuity of $500 per year is called "an amazing bargain" in one New York history, but seems more like an incredible swindle to modern ears.

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Railroads arrived in the late 1800s, with the Lehigh Valley Naples branch, started as the Middlesex Valley RR in 1892, and the Pennsylvania's Canandaigua line, originally built in 1850. These lines crossed just west of the center of Stanley. While the rails are long gone, the two remainders are part of Ontario Pathways, as a pair of "rail trail" hiking routes. There is, I fear, not much to Stanley, but heading east on County Route 245, you enter the level, rich agricultural country beween Seneca and Canandaigua Lakes. There is evidence that most smaller farms are gone, while the larger ones, Lawnhurst Farms for example, have followed the current agricultural motto of "Get big or get out." My last view in Stanley was one of those wonderful cobblestone houses that dot the area, along with a classic red barn, alas, no longer supplying local meat, milk and vegetables to residents. It all seems industrial farming now, and those smaller barns are just too small to supply the needs of our modern world.

The town of Gorham is named after one of these sharpers. It had a mill by 1809, which burned twice, and the entire village burned in 1868. The most imposing building now is the Gorham Market in the Odd Fellows building. Next door is a dry cleaning establishment that specializes in laundering horse blankets.

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thaca may be known for its gorges, but just north of the Finger Lakes, there’s another famous waterway you might be curious about — the Erie Canal. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about this crucial canal, Syracuse’s Erie Canal Museum has something for history buffs, foodies and even beer lovers. Executive Director of the museum, Natalie Stetson, said that although the museum has been open since last July, they did not have many visitors throughout the pandemic. “We’re really excited to see people come to the museum again,” she said. Starting in June, the museum will ramp up to being open seven days a week. Admission is free, though a $10 donation is suggested. The museum aims to teach visitors about the history of the canal and the canal’s lasting legacy Dog Ad Timesman-made T: 10 x 5.5 in76749 New Kendal York State. “It’sfora Ithaca 365-mile,

A grain boat on the erie canal. river that just wasn’t there before,” said Stetson. “It was so transformative to this area and the impact it has on our lives today is something I think is important.” Inside the museum, there is a full-size replica of a line boat with a kitchen, an area where cargo was carried, and an area where passengers were carried. “Stepping aboard the boat is really a highlight of a visit to the Erie

Canal Museum,” said Stetson. “I always want to say kids love it, but that’s not true, everyone loves it, adults and kids alike.” The building itself is also history. It is the country’s last remaining weigh lock, which were stops alongside the canal that inspected boats and determined how much of a toll they needed to pay. Alongside its permanent collection, the museum has a temporary exhibit called “Erie Eats” that explores the impact the canal has had on food up to the present day. “All across New York state, cities have food that is special to them, like Syracuse’s salt potatoes, Rochester’s garbage plates, Buffalo’s Buffalo Wings. All of those cities are on the canal,” explained Stetson. “So why do they have these unique cuisines? Well, it might be connected to this large body of water.” For those who might want to bring a piece of the museum a bit closer to home, the

museum is also hosting online lectures and events outside Syracuse. One event is a bike tour called “Beers, Bikes, and Barges,” that will be held at several locations across upstate New York on the Empire State trail (the one nearest to Ithaca is still TBD). Visitors will be guided on a short bike tour and get to learn some historical information about the canal on the way, and the tours will end at a local brewery. Plus, after working up a small sweat, the first beer is included in the ticket. Stetson says she often gets a lot of questions of how long people should spend at the museum, which she said typically ranges anywhere from a half-hour to over two hours. “Even if you’re just in the area for a short period of time and are trying to find something to do, we’re a great place for that. We’re also a great destination if you want to make a daytrip to Syracuse and spend some time with us,” she said. “So come visit!” The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., and is located at 318 Erie Boulevard East in Syracuse. Visit https://eriecanalmuseum.org/ for more information.

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n a warm spring afternoon, there is no better way to enjoy the beauty of the Finger Lakes than by boat. While many people are familiar with boating on the open waters of the lakes themselves, exploring the region in a kayak, paddleboard or canoe can be incredibly rewarding. From two wild lakes to bayou-like swamps to a mighty river, the region boasts a diversity of opportunities for quiet water paddling. Recent

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interest has brought new outfitters to the region, adding ease to coordinating a spontaneous outing. Make planning even easier by visiting gofingerlakes.org – a new web site created by the non-profit Finger Lakes Land Trust to help connect people to the region’s best outdoor adventures. The

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paddlers looking for a scenic trip local to the Finger Lakes region. The river is over 45 miles long, but many first-time visitors will prefer the six mile stretch between Bottcher’s Landing in Big Flats and the Fitch’s Bridge pullout just west of Elmira. This stretch of the river is particularly picturesque and passes under the steep Palisades, a long sinuous cliff hundreds of feet high that looms over the river along its southern shore.


Paddling the six mile stretch should take a couple hours but trips of a few days are also possible. It is even possible to continue along the Chemung to the Susquehanna and eventually to the Chesapeake Bay on a river adventure of epic proportions. Connect with one of many outfitters in the area to make your river trip easy.

buffer for Owasco Lake. During the spring, runs of rainbow trout will find fishermen nearly shoulder to shoulder along the inlet trail. But paddling along the inlet is the activity that really shines here. The slow and quiet paddler will be rewarded with ample bird spotting and rare photo opportunities. When conditions permit, paddlers can explore the inlet all the way to Rt. 38 in Moravia.

HEMLOCKCANADICE STATE FOREST

Paddlers are welcome to enjoy over 2,000 acres of tranquil water, free of the common boat traffic found on all of the other Finger Lakes. The shores of these gems are free of development and utterly wild, so exploring HemlockCanadice State Forest is like stepping back in time to behold the Finger Lakes in their natural state. Note: there is no swimming here. Otherwise, these preserved lands offer an abundance of recreational activities. With placid water to paddle and over 20 miles of multi-use trails surrounding the lakes, there is a lot to do and see and the opportunities are expanding.

WEST RIVER

Over four miles long, the meandering West River, as well as trips along tributaries, provides ample paddling in an almost idyllic landscape. Tall cattails and thick lily pads carpet the banks throughout the 1,700-acre marshland. Surrounded by forested hillsides, the river and vast wetlands are truly peaceful and a world unto itself. In fact, paddling up the West River to the developed shores and loud motors on Canandaigua Lake feels a bit like stepping forward in time as the wilderness cedes to civilization. It is akin to Adirondack paddling trips and a true testament to how removed the river and wetlands actually feel. Ambitious paddlers can explore the lake itself, but be advised, strong north-south winds sometimes fill the center of the lake with tall waves. Various car top launch points are available along the river as well as on the southwest corner of Canandaigua Lake.

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An aerial view of howland island wildlife management area. (photo: bill hecht) circuit would be about 10 miles and this includes the Seneca River, the Swift Water Channel, and the Erie Canal. Longer trips can be created by navigating further along the Seneca River and looping back along the Erie Canal further to the southwest. While larger powered boats will be encountered along the canal these large boats tend to avoid the river due to thick weeds and other obstructions. The Montezuma Audubon Center, the informational hub for the Wetland Complex,

offers regular, naturalist-guided, paddling trips to further enhance the experience.

OWASCO FLATS

At the southern end of Owasco Lake is an inlet and diverse floodplain that provides excellent birding, paddling, and a couple of short nature trails. Commonly known as Owasco Flats, the inlet serves as an important habitat for fish spawning within its emergent marshes, which also does double duty as a natural water quality

Paddlers in canoes, exploring the region. (photo: bill hecht)

A paddle along Skaneateles Lake’s eastern shore will wow paddlers young and old. Leave from the boat launch at the Town of Scott Family Park, located just off of Glen Haven Road. From there, a two-mile paddle along the lake’s edge will bring you to the Finger Lakes Land Trust’s Cora Kampfe Dickinson Conservation Area which protects 1,300 feet along the bluffs known locally as the “Staghorn Cliffs.” Here, the lakeshore bedrock contains staghorn coral fossils. Peer into the water or step out of your boat to see an ancient coral reef from the Devonian Period, ca. 400-350 million years ago. Other excellent Finger Lakes paddling opportunities highlighted on gofingerlakes.org include:

TAUGHANNOCK FALLS STATE PARK

In the summer, rent stand-up paddle boards and kayaks for a Cayuga Lake adventure.

CONESUS INLET WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA

A 300-yard portage is all that separates paddlers from the placid and tranquil inlet and wetland open waters.

TEXAS HOLLOW STATE FOREST

A man-made pond is a short distance from the parking area along Texas Hollow Road, so boaters can easily portage in for some tranquil paddling and excellent fishing.

GREEN LAKES STATE PARK

With two pristine lakes, boat rentals, and a sandy swimming beach there are numerous ways to enjoy Green Lakes State Park from the water.

HOWLAND ISLAND

Paddlers will enjoy both the river and canal surrounding Howland Island with the added benefit that this is a “round” river trip. This type of configuration means you can paddle the river and canal and end up right where you started without retracing your course. As expected, these experiences are very rare and make planning a trip easy. The entire

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n 2017, “Wine Enthusiast” called Grüner Veltliner “Central Europe’s sexiest grape” and described it as a “chameleon” with as many faces as there were vineyards in Austria. It sounds as if you’re planning to have a long-term relationship with this wine, it would at least keep your life interesting. Grüner Veltliner is now being grown in several Finger Lakes vineyards and after talking to some winemakers, it sounds like moving across the Atlantic did not make it less of a changeling. The Finger Lakes region has long been known for its Rieslings and Gewürztraminers. Grüner Veltliner is another white wine made from central European grapes. This new wave also includes Lemberger (Blaufränkisch), Zweigelt, and Dornfelder, all of which make red wines. Aaron Roisen, the winemaker at Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars in Lodi on Seneca Lake, has had experience making this grape into wine

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Cameron Hosmer with a bottle of gruner veltliner wine, and a handful of the grapes that went into it. (photos: casey martin) at Three Brothers Wineries in Geneva, which he said was the first in the region to plant it, and at Hosmer Winery in Ovid on Cayuga Lake. He said Grüner was “so site specific” but also referred to it as a “workhorse variety.” Roisen admits that he didn’t like working with Grüner at first, but he has come to see its upsides. “It’s steady from year to year,” he said of its vineyard behavior. “You can set your watch by it. It was not affected by last year’s drought because it’s picked early.” Lamoreaux Landing picked its Grüner on September 18 last year and generally does so within a week after that date. They don’t grow much of it; he makes 170 cases each year from an acre of vines. All their Grüner is in their Round Rock vineyard, which he described as being on a knoll, giving it good exposure to the sun, and there is good drainage The

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in its gravelly soils. He recalled that at Hosmer it was planted in their North Block, which gets both morning and afternoon sun, but it is flatter than the Lamoreaux site and has limestone-rich clay soil. The soils of the Finger Lakes are as varied as those of Austria, if not more so. Julia Hoyle, the winemaker at Hosmer since the 2017 vintage, described their two plantings as “pretty vigorous” but said it doesn’t go dormant and will keep growing late into the season and can be damaged by an early cold snap. She thought of it as a bit odd looking on the vine, a mixture of golden and green clusters. Unlike Lamoreaux Landing, Hosmer leaves the grapes on the vine until the second or third week of October. “Grüner is similar to Lemberger,” Hoyle said. “You don’t get high Brix [sugar content] but it continues to flavorSum m er

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ripen.” She said an extended sunny, warm October causes a real “dial-up” in its flavor. Hosmer makes around 330 cases of this wine, almost twice as much as Lamoreaux. Fulkerson Winery in Dundee on the west side of Seneca Lake has four acres of Grüner Veltliner planted. They pick it during the last week of September at about 19 Brix, according to general manager Steven Fulkerson, the seventh generation of his family on the farm and the second to make wine. That acreage produces 15-20 tons of grapes, which are made into 300400 cases of wine, and they sell “a lot of juice” to home winemakers. Fulkerson has been producing Grüner since the mid 2000s. It grows in the lowest part of their farm in a deep, light sand, which the general manager said gives the wine a “floral character.” He called it “a tea drinker’s wine” because the flavors were subtle, usually like a white peach.


Roisen noted that the grape loses its acidity on the vine very quickly through the ripening season. When he first came to Lamoreaux Landing, they left it on the vine, trying to increase sugar content, but the acidity declined. Roisen found that the flavors in the grapes had already developed before the acid level began to drop. Until the 2018 vintage, he made Grüner Veltliner “just like any other white wine” and

rosès and decided to apply it to the making of Grüner Veltliner. The grapes are picked at 18 Brix, pressed, and the juice left on the gross lees (leftover yeast particles) at 35°F for up to three weeks. It is stirred twice a day, tasted daily, and liquid nitrogen is bubbled in to keep bacteria at bay. Because it is picked so early, the Lamoreaux facility is still relatively empty, allowing Roisen to carry out this extended procedure without it getting in the way of other production protocols. Their formerly austere Grüner Veltliner went from being moderately popular to being a richer, sweeter wine that flies off the shelves. Lamoreaux’s wine has 10 grams of residual sugar and is made in steel. At Hosmer, Hoyle ferments some Grüner with four or five grams of sugar in steel and puts a lesser, drier amount in oak barrels, which “softens” the wine. She then blends the two until she gets the wine with the acidity and tannins to carry the flavor through to the finish. Fulkerson, for his part, finds the grape very sensitive to the sulfite added as an antimicrobial to prevent the formation of malic and ascetic acids. About 60 parts per million are added to most wines, but he is careful to use much less to make Grüner Veltliner. “It’s got a big pop,” said Hoyle, “but not a particular flavor.” In some years she gives the grapes a cold soak to extract more flavor. Roisen called it “fresh, juicy approachable wine” that can be enjoyed in Julia Hoyle, the winemaker at hosmer spring and summer. “Wine winery. (photo: casey martin) Enthusiast” described four different styles of Grüner Veltliner made in Austria. produced “an austere, saline wine, built for It seems the Finger Lakes are on their way to [drinking with] rich, fatty dishes.” offering at least as many. In 2019 he learned of a process called “stabulation” used in the making of Provençe

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ybrid grapes were once a mainstay of the Finger Lakes wine industry, but after Dr. Konstantin Frank showed that Vitis vinifera varieties could be grown here, French and North American hybrid grapes gradually receded into the background. They are, however, still present and produce wines that some people still quite like. Why were they developed in the first place? An infestation of phylloxera aphids in Europe after 1858 threatened to wipe out the many varieties of the wine-producing grape species V. vinifera and thus the wine industry. One European response was to create hybrids between V. vinifera and various Vitis species from North America. The grape phylloxera originated in North America and the native grape species here had evolved a sticky sap in their roots that clogs the mouth parts of the aphids and prevents the bug from girdling them. Plant hybridization was established as a scientific practice in 19th century Europe, and was being explored generally in agriculture. By 1873, both Scottish and German scientists had crossed grain species wheat (Tritcum) with rye (Secale) to produce triticale (although it would not be commercially viable until the 1930s). But the idea was the same — combine the positive characteristics of two species to make a better one. In the case of the wine-producing grape, French scientists wanted a plant that produced fruit that made wine that was as good as that made from V. vinifera, and had roots that were resistant to phylloxera. The wine industry tried the hybrids, but the permanent fix proved to be grafting European vinifera varieties onto American rootstock hybridized to tolerate European soil and remain resistant to phylloxera. However, during the 1860s, French viticulturist Albert Seibel and his company produced 500 hybrid varieties that were suitable for cultivation and several of these — Aurore

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(Seibel 5279), Chancellor (Seibel 7053), Chelois (Seibel 10878) and De Chaunac (Seibel 9549) — are still used for wine production in the Finger Lakes. In the early 20th century, Seibel’s hybrids were cross-bred by father and son Bertille and Johannes Seyve and Bertille’s father-in-law Victor Villard to produce a second generation of hybrids, including Seyval blanc, Chambourcin, and Villard noir. Initially embraced by the French, they were then rejected and torn out and finally made illegal in the 1970s. Their resistance to cold, however, caused them to be popular in the U.S. Northeast and Midwest and in Canada. In 1969 when Dave Peterson’s father established his grape-growing farm on 20 acres in Fayette, he grew mostly Aurore, a Seibel hybrid, for the Taylor wineries. Peterson says that it became a dominant grape for Taylor because it was harvested early, which fit their production schedule. Furthermore, it didn’t have the “foxy” flavor of the native grapes. But the popularity of Taylor wines declined through the 1970s, and by 1985 Peterson had planted Ravat 51, Catawba, and Ventura and opened his own winery, Swedish Hill, which has since multiplied to produce Goosewatch and then Penguin Bay. Ravat 51 (often called Vignoles) is a secondgeneration cross between a Seibel grape and an unknown vinifera. Catawba is a native hybrid of unknown origin. Ventura was developed in 1951 in Canada by crossing Elvira, a 19th century hybrid developed in Missouri, and Chelois, a Seibel grape. In spite of their hardiness, hybrid grapes are not without their challenges. Peterson said that Chambourcin, a second-generation French The

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hybrid whose true parentage is not preserved, can not be planted on a site with early frosts and is not much more cold-hardy than Cabernet Franc. It also tends to produce too many grapes (“over-cropping”), a frequent criticism of hybrids and an expression of “hybrid vigor.” Peterson once thought of Vignoles as “promising” but now regards it as a pain in the neck. “We can grow Riesling just as easily,” he said, “and [Vignoles] is much more prone to bunch rot, although it is winter hardy.” He isn’t planting more of it, but is much more inclined to use it for making ice wine. I asked about Maréchal Foch, a French hybrid developed in 1910. Peterson makes this deeply red wine at Swedish Hill, but doesn’t grow it, and he said there isn’t a lot left in the Finger Lakes. Its biggest challenge is bird predation. “Growers have fits,” Peterson said, “and no one wants to use nets because of the cost.” Winemakers like it as a component, he said, because it smells good. It is very fruity, but not tannic and has very high pH. Baco noir, a hybrid developed in the early 20th century in southwestern France by François Baco, was brought to the U.S. during prohibition by Philip Wagner, a Maryland journalist and amateur winemaker, along with several other French hybrids. John Leidenfrost’s father planted eight acres of Baco noir in 1962. Like Peterson’s father, the elder Leidenfrost sold grapes, but to Gold Seal. In addition to the Baco noir, he had 30 acres of Catawba and three acres of Cayuga, a Cornell hybrid, which Great Seal made into “champagne.” But like the Petersons, the Leidenfrosts began to make their own wine. “We made it darker than dark,” said Leidenfrost of Baco noir. Sum m er

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“We let it get ripe and picked it at 25 Brix [sugar content].” At first he tried to “soften” the wine by adding oak chips to the blue barrels, but it did not have the desired effect. Then he attended a conference in Oregon. “I was in a booth next to a guy who made Baco,” Leidenfrost recalled. “He told me to put it in oak barrels and let it sit for two years. ‘Micro-oxygenation’ converts the malic acid via malolactic fermentation. He told me to use barrels that were more than eight years old.” Fifteen years ago Leidenfrost mixed Baco noir in equal parts with Pinot noir and called it “Baco Beaujolais.” Federal authorities informed him that because his grapes were not from the Rhône Valley he could not call them Beaujolais. So, he made straight varietal Baco noir instead, which was well received. Peterson still grows hybrids and bottles some of them as varietals, but blends many into his sweeter wines, which remain popular. He has replaced older hybrids, like Baco noir and de Chaunac, with newer ones: Noiret, Corot noir, and Marquette. Cornell is now breeding for “no spray” hybrid grapes, which he said the public wants for health reasons and the growers want because fungicide is expensive. After 2002, Leidenfrost tore out most of his hybrids. The Baco noir was beset with ringspot virus. His Vignoles wasn’t doing well in his porous soil. He has kept some Cayuga, but has replaced most of his hybrids with European varieties. “My farm is prime for vinifera,” he said. “The temperatures on the east side of Seneca are perfect. I’m in the middle of the banana belt.” And with Dr. Frank’s truth confirmed, the hybrids keep playing, but have moved to the back of the orchestra.


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Sat, June 26 Ithaca Farmers Market - | 9:00 a.m. | Ithaca NY State Blues Festival | Larkin Poe, Carolyn Wonderland, Ghost Town Blues Band, Miller and the Other Sinners, and more! | 1:00 p.m. | Chevy Court at the NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse | Free The REALNESS: another break beat play | 2:30 PM & 7:30PM | Hangar Theatre: 801 Taughannock Blvd , Ithaca The Burns Susters - Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts | 7:00 p.m. | The Burns Sisters, renowned for their pure harmony, beautiful lyrics and joyful energy. | 5 McLallen St, Trumansburg Drafts with Giraffes! - Animal Adventure Park | 5:00 p.m. | 85 Martin Hill Rd, Harpursville Eldridge Park - Foodies in the Park: My Eva, Authentic Mexican Food - Eldridge Park | 5:00 p.m. | Eldridge Park Road, Elmira Free Community Science - Conley Park | 10:00 a.m. | Join Sciencenter educators and local experts every Sat at 10am in Conley Park (behind the Sciencenter), for hands-on science exploration and fun! | 601 1st St, Ithaca | Free Hopshire 8th Birthday party with Kitestring and Lil Anne and Hot Cayenne - Hopshire Farms and Brewery | 1:00 p.m. | 1771 Dryden Rd, Freeville | Free

Huricane Agnes 49 Years Later, Playing Politics with Natural Disaster - Chemung County Historical Society | 11:00 a.m. | 415 E Water St, Elmira | Free Indigo Girls Look Long Tour at Beak & Skiff - Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards | 7:00 p.m. | 2708 Lords Hill Road, LaFayette | $20.00 - $59.50 Lub Dub | 12:30 p.m. | LIVE MUSIC every Sat afternoon at Buttonwood Grove! | 5986 State Route 89, Romulus Sister Hazel (Drive-In Concert) Dwyer Memorial Park | 8:00 p.m. | Originating from Gainesville, FL, Sister Hazel is comprised of five gifted, seasoned musicians. | 6799 Little York Lake Rd, Preble | $35.00 - $75.00 Varick Winery’s 16th Annual Cherry Festival - Varick Winery & Vineyard | 9:30 a.m. | Enjoy sweet and sour cherry picking, food, wine, spud chuckin’, live music, and arts & craft vendors. Free admission. | 5102 State Route 89, Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, Romulus | Free YEM- Youth Entrepreneurship Market - Commons | 9:00 a.m. | Ithaca

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Club Cayuga Sunset Cruises at Allen Treman State Park - | 6:00 p.m. | Ithaca Eco-Explorers Series: Gorge Hike Cayuga Nature Center | 10:00 a.m. | Join us for a hike through our stream and up the gorge! | 1420 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca | Free Montezuma Festival of Races Savannah, NY - Savannah Fire Station | 8:15 a.m. | 13.1, 10K, & 5K |1770 NY 89, Savannah OMI Guitar Lessons Ithaca Student Recital - Bernie Milton Pavilion | 2:00 p.m. | Center Commons, Ithaca Outdoor Yoga in “The Shire” with Ilana - Hopshire Farms and Brewery | 11:00 a.m. | 1771 Dryden Rd, Freeville State of the Art 32nd Annual Juried Photography Show - State of the Art Gallery | 12:00 p.m. | 120 West State Street, Ithaca Sun Brunch: Rachel Beverly Treleaven Wines | 1:00 p.m. | 658 Lake Rd, King Ferry | Free Vinyasa in the Vineyard at Hosmer Winery - Hosmer Estate Winery | 10:00 a.m. | 7020 State Route 89, Ovid

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Cayuga Arts Collective Annual Spring Show “Pop!” - Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts | 12:00 p.m. | Announcing the fifth annual Cayuga Arts Collective Spring Show celebrating Pop Art and its enduring influence. Show runs Fris & Suns through 8/7/21. | 5 McLallen St, Trumansburg

Steely Dan with Special Guest Steve Winwood - St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview | 7:30 p.m. | 490 Restoration Way, Syracuse | $29.50

Open Music Ithaca with SOLID at Bernie Milton Pavilion - Commons | 4:00 p.m. | Ithaca Live Music at Trumansburg Farmers Market | 4:00 p.m. | Small Kings | Corner of Route 227 & 96, Trumansburg | Free Stories From Behind the Mask: A Reading - Phillips Free Library | 6:30 p.m. | 37 South Main Street, Homer

Tue, June 29 … The Art Kept Going - By Victor Lay - The Bundy Museum of History & Art | 5:00 p.m. | 129 Main St, Binghamton 2nd & 3rd grade Summer Book Club - Phillips Free Library | 5:30 a.m. | 37 South Main Street, Homer Dewitt Park Ithaca Farmers Market at Dewitt Park - | 9:00 a.m. | Ithaca Float With Us - Photography by Brett Daniels - The Bundy Museum of History & Art | 5:00 p.m. | 129 Main St, Binghamton Jr High Summer Book Club - Phillips Free Library | 5:30 a.m. | 37 South Main Street, Homer Trivia Night at Cortland Beer Company - Cortland Beer Company | 7:30 p.m. | 16 Court Street, Cortland

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Sun, July 4 Dean Goble Band - Brand Park Summer Concert Series - Brand Park Bandstand, Elmira NY | 3:00 p.m. | 301-311 Maple Ave, Elmira Fly-In/Drive-in Breakfast - Whitford Airport | 7:30 a.m. | 3043 Ditmar Rd, Weedsport | $5.00 - $10.00 LIVE MUSIC at Buttonwood Grove - Special Sun Appearances! - Buttonwood Grove Winery | 12:30 p.m. | LIVE MUSIC at Buttonwood Grove Special Sun Appearances! | 5986 State Route 89, Romulus Sun Brunch: Tru Bleu - Treleaven Wines | 1:00 p.m. | 658 Lake Rd, King Ferry | Free

Mon, July 5 42nd Street - Merry-Go-Round Playhouse | 7:30 p.m. | FRi & SAT shows at 8PM. The musical comedy that celebrates Broadway and the magic of show business! | 6877 East Lake Road, Auburn | $53.00 - $65.00 Knife Summer program for teens - Metal Smithery | 9:00 a.m. | 950 Danby Road, Ithaca

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Cortland County Junior Fair - Cortland County Fairgrounds | 12:00 a.m. | 4301 Fairgrounds Drive, Cortland 42nd Street - MerryGo-Round Playhouse | 7:30 p.m. | FRi & SAT shows at 8PM. The musical comedy that celebrates Broadway and the magic of show business! | 6877 East Lake Road, Auburn | $53.00 - $65.00 Grow Along Support Classes @ the Ithaca Community Gardens & on ZOOM - Ithaca Community Gardens | 6:00 p.m. | Ithaca | Free

The blind spots perform at a past summer concert series in downtown ithaca. (photo: christopher j. harrington)

Wed, July 7 Live Music at Trumansburg Farmers Market | 4:00 p.m. | Mike Shaw | Corner of Route 227 & 96, Trumansburg | Free Eco-Explorers: Popular Plants Cayuga Nature Center | 6:00 p.m. | Pop on over to take a tour of some of CNC’s useful, beautiful, and weird plants! | 1420 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca | Free Once | 7:30 p.m. | July 1-17. Travel to the streets of Dublin for one fateful week in the life of a young busker who has all but given up on music. | Hangar Theatre , 801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca 42nd Street - Merry-Go-Round Playhouse | 7:30 p.m. | FRi & SAT shows at 8PM. The musical comedy that celebrates Broadway and the magic of show business! | 6877 East Lake Road, Auburn | $53.00 - $65.00 The Restless Pen Series - Phillips Free Library | 6:30 p.m. | 37 South Main Street, Homer

Thu, July 8 Luke Bryan: Proud To Be Right Here 2021 - St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview | 7:00 p.m. | 490 Restoration Way, Syracuse | $41.00 - $136.00 Vee Da Bee | 5:30PM | South Hill Cider, 550 Sand Bank Rd., Ithaca Music in the Park: Tailor Made Myers Park | 6:30 p.m. | Park admission is $6 for non-residents. | Myers Road, Lansing Once | 7:30 p.m. | July 1-17. Travel to the streets of Dublin for one fateful week in the life of a young busker who has all but given up on music. | Hangar Theatre , 801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca “Pirate Schmirate!” | 12:00 p.m. | Songs! Treasure! Unicorns! Arrrrr you ready for this hilarious story? | 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble | $7.00 - $10.00

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42nd Street - Merry-Go-Round Playhouse | 7:30 p.m. | FRi & SAT shows at 8PM. The musical comedy that celebrates Broadway and the magic of show business! | 6877 East Lake Road, Auburn | $53.00 - $65.00 Close to You: The Music of the Carpenters - Little York Lake Theatre and Pavilion | 7:30 p.m. | 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble Downtown Ithaca Summer Concert Series | 6:00 PM | Bernie Milton Pavilion, The Commons, Ithaca

Fri, July 9 Close to You: The Music of the Carpenters - Little York Lake Theatre and Pavilion | 7:30 p.m. | 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble Once | 7:30 p.m. | July 1-17. Travel to the streets of Dublin for one fateful week in the life of a young busker who has all but given up on music. | Hangar Theatre, 801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca Fri Night Farm Jams: Not From Wisconsin | 6:30 p.m. | Finger Lakes Cider House, 4017 Hickok Road, Interlaken Laura Thurston | 5:30 p.m. | LIVE MUSIC every Fri night at Buttonwood Grove! | 5986 State Route 89, Romulus | Free 42nd Street - Merry-Go-Round Playhouse | 7:30 p.m. | FRi & SAT shows at 8PM. | 6877 East Lake Road, Auburn | $53.00 - $65.00 Faded Vinyl - Tinkers Guild | 7:00 p.m. | Franklin Street, Auburn Fitz & The Tantrums - Tickets - Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards Lafayette, NY - Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards | 7:00 p.m. | 2708 Lords Hill Road, LaFayette | $130.00 - $150.00 Fri Night Music - Purple Valley - Hopshire Farms and Brewery | 6:00 p.m. | 1771 Dryden Rd, Freeville

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Garden Concert: Sydney Irving & The Mojo - Treleaven Wines | 6:00 p.m. | 658 Lake Rd, King Ferry | $5.00 Grassroots Live: Railroad Earth, Aaron Lipp, & Max Flansburg - Trumansburg Fairgrounds | 5:00 p.m. | A socially-distanced, limited capacity concert series. 2150 Trumansburg Rd, Trumansburg KIDDSTUFF: The Little Mermaid - Hangar Theatre | 10:00 a.m. | Second show at noon. A family comes together during a big storm to recreate the world of this classic story through the power of their imagination. | 801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca Masters & HSR Race Weekend Watkins Glen International | 12:00 a.m. | The event will be headlined by Masters Historic Formula One USA, featuring cars from the 3-litre F1 era from 1966-1985 | 2790 County Route 16, Watkins Glen Groton Summer Concert Series: Richman & the Po’Boyz | 6:30 | Groton American Legion, 307 Main St., Groton School System Staff Appreciation Day - Animal Adventure Park | 10:00 a.m. | 85 Martin Hill Rd, Harpursville

Sat, July 10 Tyler Burkhart | 12:30 p.m. | LIVE MUSIC every Sat afternoon at Buttonwood Grove! | 5986 State Route 89, Romulus Destination After Dark - Treleaven Wines | 6:00 p.m. | 658 Lake Rd, King Ferry | $10.00 Close to You: The Music of the Carpenters - Little York Lake Theatre and Pavilion | 7:30 p.m. | 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble Once | 2;30 & 7:30 p.m. | July 1-17. Travel to the streets of Dublin for one fateful week in the life of a young busker who has all but given up on music. | 801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca

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42nd Street - MerryGo-Round Playhouse | 7:30 p.m. | FRi & SAT shows at 8PM. | 6877 East Lake Road, Auburn | $53.00 - $65.00 Grassroots Live: Galactic feat. Anjelika ‘Jelly’ Joseph with Danielle Ponder - Trumansburg Fairgrounds | 5:00 p.m. | A sociallydistanced, limited capacity concert series. | 2150 Trumansburg Rd, Trumansburg High School Summer Book Club - Phillips Free Library | 1:00 p.m. | 37 South Main Street, Homer History Walks - Montour Falls Memorial Library | 10:00 a.m. | 406 West Main Sreet, Montour Falls Open Days Garden Tours - CCETompkins Education Center | 10:00 a.m. | 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca | $10.00 The Shylocks - Middle Ages Brewery | 4:00 p.m. | 120 Wilkinson St, Syracuse Welcome Back To CMAC Community Concert - Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center: CMAC | 5:30 p.m. | 3355 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua | $20.00

Sun, July 11 Once | 2:30 p.m. | July 1-17. Travel to the streets of Dublin for one fateful week in the life of a young busker who has all but given up on music. | 801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca Classic Too - Brand Park Summer Concert Series - Brand Park Bandstand, Elmira NY | 3:00 p.m. | 301-311 Maple Ave, Elmira Close to You: The Music of the Carpenters - Little York Lake Theatre and Pavilion | 3:00 PM & 7:30 p.m. | 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble Eco-Explorers: Tree-rific - Cayuga Nature Center | 10:00 a.m. | There are so many types of cool trees at the nature center! Join us for fun activities to learn more about some of these unique trees! | 1420 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca | Free Sun Brunch: Jim Scala - Treleaven Wines | 1:00 p.m. | 658 Lake Rd, King Ferry | Free

Mon, July 12 Family Book Club - Phillips Free Library | 6:00 p.m. | 37 South Main Street, Homer 42nd Street - Merry-Go-Round Playhouse | 7:30 p.m. | FRi & SAT shows at 8PM. | 6877 East Lake Road, Auburn | $53.00 - $65.00

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Wed, July 14 Live Music at Trumansburg Farmers Market | 4:00 p.m. | The Yardvarks | Corner of Route 227 & 96, Trumansburg | Free Eco Explorers: Nature Journaling - Cayuga Nature Center | 6:00 p.m. | Ever think about starting a nature journal, but don’t know where to start? Join us for an introductory crash-course! | 1420 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca | Free Once | 7:30 p.m. | July 1-17. Travel to the streets of Dublin for one fateful week in the life of a young busker who has all but given up on music. | 801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca Newfield Music Series at Mill Park: TOiVO - Mill Park | 6:00 p.m. | 222 Main St., Newfield | Free Tween Book Club - Tompkins County Public Library | 3:45 p.m. | 101 East Green Street, Ithaca | Free

Thu, July 15 42nd Street - Merry-Go-Round Playhouse | 7:30 p.m. | FRi & SAT shows at 8PM. | 6877 East Lake Road, Auburn | $53.00 - $65.00 Curbstone Festival & Sidewalk Sales - Village of Skaneateles | 9:00 a.m. | Genesee, Jordan and Fennell streets, Skaneateles | Free Honky Tonk Angels | 7:30 p.m. | This funny and touching musical celebrates big American dreams, framed with songs by Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton and more! |Little York Lake Pavilion & Theater, 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble | $25.00 - $36.00 Once | 7:30 p.m. | July 1-17. Travel to the streets of Dublin for one fateful week in the life of a young busker who has all but given up on music. | 801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca Music in the Park: City Limits - Myers Park | 6:30 p.m. | Park admission is $6 for non-residents. | Myers Road, Lansing Aaron Lipp | 5:30PM | South Hill Cider, 550 Sand Bank Rd., Ithaca Downtown Ithaca Summer Concert Series | 6:00 PM | Bernie Milton Pavilion, The Commons, Ithaca

Fri, July 16 Groton Summer Concert Series: StrayCat Willie & the Strays | 6:30 | Groton American Legion, 307 Main St., Groton


28th Annual Chamber Cup Golf Tournament - Highland Park Golf Course | 10:00 a.m. | 3068 Franklin Street Road, Auburn Elmira Street Painting Festival - Downtown Elmira | 5:00 p.m. | A family fun festival. | Water Street, Elmira Fri Night Music - Go Gone - Hopshire Farms and Brewery | 6:00 p.m. | 1771 Dryden Rd, Freeville The Ripcords | 5:30 p.m. | LIVE MUSIC every Fri night at Buttonwood Grove! | 5986 State Route 89, Romulus | Free Garden Concert: City Limits Treleaven Wines | 6:00 p.m. | 658 Lake Rd, King Ferry | $5.00 Fri Night Farm Jams: Austin MacRae | 6:30 p.m. | Finger Lakes Cider House, 4017 Hickok Road, Interlaken Honky Tonk Angels | 7:30 p.m. | This funny and touching musical celebrates big American dreams, framed with songs by Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton and more. |Little York Lake Pavilion & Theater, 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble | $25.00 - $36.00 Once | 7:30 p.m. | July 1-17. Travel to the streets of Dublin for one fateful week in the life of a young busker who has all but given up on music. | Hangar Theatre , 801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca Grassroots Live: Sam Bush Band with Driftwood - Trumansburg Fairgrounds | 5:00 p.m. | A sociallydistanced, limited capacity concert series. | 2150 Trumansburg Rd, Trumansburg 42nd Street - Merry-Go-Round Playhouse | 7:30 p.m. | FRi & SAT shows at 8PM. | 6877 East Lake Road, Auburn | $53.00 - $65.00 Hot Tuna with David Grisman’s Dawg Trio at Paper Mill Island Paper Mill Island - Baldwinsville, NY | 6:00 p.m. | Spensieri Ave, Baldwinsville KIDDSTUFF: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - Hangar Theatre | 10:00 a.m. | Second show at noon. Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion set off on the journey. | 801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca

Honky Tonk Angels | 7:30 p.m. | This funny and touching musical celebrates big American dreams. |Little York Lake Pavilion & Theater, 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble | $25.00 - $36.00 Greater Binghamton Air Show 2021 - Greater Binghamton Airport | 8:00 p.m. | Airport Road, Johnson City | Free Scott Tremolo | 12:30 p.m. | LIVE MUSIC every Sat afternoon at Buttonwood Grove! | 5986 State Route 89, Romulus Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez at Center for the Arts - Center for the Arts of Homer | 8:00 p.m. | Rooted in Jazz and R&B, the songwriter invites us into her unique sonic world with harmonic nuance and lyrical poetry. Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez is a singer/ composer based in Brooklyn, New York. Born into a family of musicians, music was Raina’s first language and it runs deep within her veins. | 72 S Main St, Homer Summer Chamber Music: BPO Brass - | 5:00 p.m. | Binghamton | Free

Sun, July 18 Eco-Explorers: Meet Our Vegetable Garden - Cayuga Nature Center | 10:00 a.m. | Take a walk around our vegetable garden! | 1420 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca | Free Loren V. & The Heartbeats - Brand Park Summer Concert Series Brand Park Bandstand, Elmira NY | 3:00 p.m. | 301-311 Maple Ave, Elmira Honky Tonk Angels | 2:00p.m. | This funny and touching musical celebrates big American dreams,

framed with songs by Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton and more of the Great Women of Country! |Little York Lake Pavilion & Theater, 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble | $25.00 - $36.00 Sun Brunch: Patrick Young Treleaven Wines | 1:00 p.m. | 658 Lake Rd, King Ferry | Free

Honky Tonk Angels | 2:00 & 7:30 p.m. | This funny and touching musical celebrates big American dreams, framed with songs by Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton and more of the Great Women of Country! |Little York Lake Pavilion & Theater, 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble | $25.00 - $36.00

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Thu, July 22

Asleep at the Wheel (Concert in a Car) - Dwyer Memorial Park | 8:00 p.m. | Ray Benson founded Asleep at the Wheel in Paw Paw, West Virginia 49 years ago. Now based in Austin, the band holds 10 Grammy awards, 20 studio albums and 20 singles on the Billboard country charts. | 6799 Little York Lake Rd, Preble | $35.00 - $75.00

Wed, July 21 Live Music at Trumansburg Farmers Market | 4:00 p.m. | The Inner Crazy | Corner of Route 227 & 96, Trumansburg | Free Dave Matthews Band - Summer Tour 2020 - St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview | 7:30 p.m. | 490 Restoration Way, Syracuse | $45.50 Dave Matthews Band 2020 - St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview | 7:30 p.m. | 490 Restoration Way, Syracuse | $45.50 Eco-Explorers Series: Stream Stroll - Cayuga Nature Center | 6:00 p.m. | Join us for a splash in our creek! We’ll hunt for all of the small creatures living in our stream, and discover why they’re so important! | 1420 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca | Free

Dierks Bentley - CMAC | 7:00 p.m. | Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley is bringing his BEERS ON ME TOUR to CMAC. With special guests Riley Green and Breland. | 3355 Marvin Sands Drive,, Canandaigua Downtown Ithaca Summer Concert Series | 6:00 PM | Bernie Milton Pavilion, The Commons, Ithaca Music in the Park: The Destination Band. - Myers Park | 6:30 p.m. | Park admission is $6 for non-residents. | Myers Road, Lansing 42nd Street - Merry-Go-Round Playhouse | 7:30 p.m. | FRi & SAT shows at 8PM. | 6877 East Lake Road, Auburn | $53.00 - $65.00 Honky Tonk Angels | 7:30 p.m. | This funny and touching musical celebrates big American dreams. |Little York Lake Pavilion & Theater, 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble | Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street | 7:30 p.m. | 7/228/7. The macabre tale of a wronged barber in 19th-century London who returns from exile with his blade, and a vengeance. | Hangar Theatre 801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca

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Sat, July 24

43rd Annual Antique & Classic Boat Show - Clift Park | 3:00 p.m. | Genesee Street, Skaneateles | Free Groton Summer Concert Series: Iron Horse | 6:30 | Groton American Legion, 307 Main St., Groton Donna The Buffalo’s GrassRoots Festival Weekend - Trumansburg Fairgrounds | 9:00 a.m. | 2150 Trumansburg Rd, Trumansburg Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street | 7:30 p.m. | 7/228/7. The macabre tale of a wronged barber in 19th-century London. | Hangar Theatre , 801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca Honky Tonk Angels | 7:30 p.m. | This funny and touching musical celebrates big American dreams. |Little York Lake Pavilion & Theater, 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble | Fri Night Music - Terrapin Station - Hopshire Farms and Brewery | 6:00 p.m. | 1771 Dryden Rd, Freeville Fri Night Farm Jams: Fiddle and A Song | 6:30 p.m. | Finger Lakes Cider House, 4017 Hickok Road, Interlaken Garden Concert: Tribal Revival Treleaven Wines | 6:00 p.m. | 658 Lake Rd, King Ferry | $5.00 El Rojo Jazz | 5:30 p.m. | LIVE MUSIC every Fri night at Buttonwood Grove! | 5986 State Route 89, Romulus | Free The Incidentals w/Diana Leigh Brews & Brats | 6:00 p.m. | Live jazz & swing music outdoors! | 9632 State Rte 96, Trumansburg | Free 42nd Street - Merry-Go-Round Playhouse | 7:30 p.m. | FRi & SAT shows at 8PM. | 6877 East Lake Road, Auburn | $53.00 - $65.00

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street | 2:30 7:30 p.m. | 7/22-8/7. The macabre tale of a wronged barber in 19th-century London who returns from exile with his blade, and a vengeance. | Hangar Theatre, 801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca The Adam Lee Decker Trio - Little York Lake Pavilion & Theater | 2:00 p.m. | Second show at 7:30PM. From the halls of Cortland High to SUNY Cortland to American Idol! | 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble | Major Keys| 12:30 p.m. | LIVE MUSIC every Sat afternoon at Buttonwood Grove! | 5986 State Route 89, Romulus Brandi Carlile - Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center: CMAC | 8:00 p.m. | 3355 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua | $31.50 - $151.50 Chris Stapleton’s All-American Roadshow - St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview | 7:00 p.m. | 490 Restoration Way, Syracuse | $39.75 Outdoor CRAFT FAIR - Harmony UMC & Harford Town Field | 9:00 a.m. | CRAFT FAIR with food, children games, drawings with prizes. | 726 Route 221, Harford | Free Pressure Gauge Testing Drop In - CCE-Tompkins Education Center | 10:00 a.m. | 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca | Free Run For The Hills - Elmira, NY Tanglewood Nature Center | 8:00 a.m. | 443 Coleman Ave, Elmira

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Sat, July 17 42nd Street - Merry-Go-Round Playhouse | 7:30 p.m. | FRi & SAT shows at 8PM. | 6877 East Lake Road, Auburn | $53.00 - $65.00 Once | 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. | July 1-17. Travel to the streets of Dublin for one fateful week in the life of a young busker who has all but given up on music. | Hangar Theatre , 801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca Grassroots Live: Cory Henry with Sophistafunk - Trumansburg Fairgrounds | 5:00 p.m. | A socially-distanced, limited capacity concert series. | 2150 Trumansburg Rd, Trumansburg

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Blue Eyed Soul - Brand Park Summer Concert Series - Brand Park Bandstand, Elmira NY | 3:00 p.m. | 301-311 Maple Ave, Elmira Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street | 2:30 p.m. | 7/22-8/7. | The Hangar Theatre, 801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca Sun Brunch: Sydney Irving Treleaven Wines | 1:00 p.m. | 658 Lake Rd, King Ferry | Free

Live Music at Trumansburg Farmers Market | 4:00 p.m. | TOiVO | Corner of Route 227 & 96, Trumansburg | Free The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) | 7:30 p.m. | This 3-man comedy troupe shrinks the Bard’s outsized opuses into 90 minutes of unbridled hilarity! | Little York Lake Pavilion & Theater, 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble | $25.00 - $36.00 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street | 7:30 p.m. | 7/22-8/7. | The Hangar Theatre, 801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca Newfield Music Series at Mill Park: Kitestring - Mill Park | 6:00 p.m. | 222 Main St., Newfield | Free

Mon, July 26 JM Murray Golf Classic - 4514 NYS Rt. 281, Cortland, NY 13045 Cortland Country Club | 11:00 a.m. | Cortland | $900.00 Disturbed: The Sickness 20th Anniversary Tour w/ Staind - St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview | 7:00 p.m. | 490 Restoration Way, Syracuse | $29.50

Tue, July 27 Landscape Illustration with Corinne Roberts - Tompkins County Public Library | 12:00 p.m. | 101 East Green Street, Ithaca Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street | 7:30 p.m. | 7/22-8/7. | The Hangar Theatre, 801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca

Thu, July 29 Music in the Park: Bad Alibi - Myers Park | 6:30 p.m. | Park admission is $6 for non-residents. | Myers Road, Lansing Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street | 7:30 p.m. | 7/22-8/7. | The Hangar Theatre, 801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca Tenzin Chopak | 5:30PM | South Hill Cider, 550 Sand Bank Rd., Ithaca The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) | 7:30 p.m. | This 3-man comedy troupe shrinks the Bard’s outsized opuses into 90

minutes of unbridled hilarity! | Little York Lake Pavilion & Theater, 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble | Downtown Ithaca Summer Concert Series | 6:00 PM | Bernie Milton Pavilion, The Commons, Ithaca

Fri, July 30 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street | 7:30 p.m. | 7/22-8/7. | The Hangar Theatre, 801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca Fri Night Farm Jams: Common Railers | 6:30 p.m. | Finger Lakes Cider House, 4017 Hickok Road, Interlaken Timothy Braley| 5:30 p.m. | LIVE MUSIC every Fri night at Buttonwood Grove! | 5986 State Route 89, Romulus | Free Fri Night Music - Notorious Stringbusters - Hopshire Farms and Brewery | 6:00 p.m. | 1771 Dryden Rd, Freeville Garden Concert: Dirt Road Ruckus - Treleaven Wines | 6:00 p.m. | 658 Lake Rd, King Ferry | $5.00 Groton Summer Concert Series: Tink Bennett & Tailor Made | 6:30 | Groton American Legion, 307 Main St., Groton Grassroots Live: Jimkata & Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad - Trumansburg Fairgrounds | 5:00 p.m. | A socially-distanced, limited capacity concert series. | 2150 Trumansburg Rd, Trumansburg

KIDDSTUFF: Stoo’s Famous Martian-American Gumbo - Hangar Theatre | 10:00 a.m. | Second show at noon. A young Martian moves to Earth and works with a diverse group of pals. | 801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) | 2:00 & 7:30 p.m. | This 3-man comedy troupe shrinks the Bard’s outsized opuses into 90 minutes of unbridled hilarity! | Little York Lake Pavilion & Theater, 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble | $25.00 - $36.00

Sat, July 31 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street | 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. | 7/22-8/7. | The Hangar Theatre, 801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca Bob & Dee | 12:30 p.m. | LIVE MUSIC every Sat afternoon at Buttonwood Grove! | 5986 State Route 89, Romulus Grassroots Live: Spin Doctors Trumansburg Fairgrounds | 5:00 p.m. | A socially-distanced, limited capacity concert series. | 2150 Trumansburg Rd, Trumansburg The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) | 7:30 p.m. | This 3-man comedy troupe shrinks the Bard’s outsized opuses into 90 minutes of unbridled hilarity! | Little York Lake Pavilion & Theater, 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble | Spirit of the South Tour - Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center: CMAC | 6:00 p.m. | 3355 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua | $21.00 - $56.00

Sun, August 1 Detour - Brand Park Summer Concert Series - Brand Park Bandstand, Elmira NY | 3:00 p.m. | 301-311 Maple Ave, Elmira Sun Brunch: Rob Ervin - Treleaven Wines | 1:00 p.m. | 658 Lake Rd, King Ferry | Free

Mon, August 2 Jewelry summer program for teens - Metal Smithery | 9:00 a.m. | 950 Danby Road, Ithaca

Tue, August 3 Dark Star Orchestra at Paper Mill Island - Paper Mill Island - Baldwinsville, NY | 6:00 p.m. | Spensieri Ave, Baldwinsville Empire Farm Days - Palladino Farms | 12:00 a.m. | Draws attendees from all of NYS as well as neighboring states. Products on display will be of interest to full-time dairy, beef or crop farmers as well as rural landowners. | 3149 Sweet Road, Pompey Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street | 7:30 p.m. | 7/22-8/7. | The Hangar Theatre, 801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca

Wed, August 4 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street | 7:30 p.m. | 7/22-8/7. | The Hangar Theatre, 801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca Live Music at Trumansburg Farmers Market | 4:00 p.m. | Sears Street Band | Corner of Route 227 & 96, Trumansburg | Free Footloose - The Musical - MerryGo-Round Playhouse | 7:30 p.m. | FRI&SAT shows at 8PM. Kick off your Sun shoes and get ready to dance in the aisles! A family feel-good show for everyone! | 6877 East Lake Rd, Auburn | $53.00 - $65.00 Go Bowling at The Glen Weekend - Watkins Glen International | 12:00 a.m. | One of the most exciting weekends on the NASCAR calendar, the summer tradition continues as two-time defending race winner Chase Elliott tries for three consecutive wins at The Glen in 2021. | 2790 County Route 16, Watkins Glen

Thu, August 5 Goin’ to the Chapel | 7:30 p.m. | Billboards hottest hits of the 50’s bubble over in this fun and funny teen-story, filled with the spirit of Happy Days and American Bandstand! | Little York Lake Pavilion & Theater , 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble | $25.00 - $36.00 Music in the Park: The Ampersand Project - Myers Park | 6:30 p.m. |

Park admission is $6 for non-residents. | Myers Road, Lansing Downtown Ithaca Summer Concert Series | 6:00 PM | Bernie Milton Pavilion, The Commons, Ithaca Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street | 7:30 p.m. | 7/22-8/7. | The Hangar Theatre, 801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca

Fri, August 6 Brew at the Zoo 25th Anniversary - Rosamond Gifford Zoo | 12:00 a.m. | 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse Groton Summer Concert Series: Cruise Control | 6:30 | Groton American Legion, 307 Main St., Groton Goin’ to the Chapel | 2:00 & 7:30 p.m. | Billboards hottest hits of the 50’s bubble over in this fun and funny teen-story. | Little York Lake Pavilion & Theater, 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble | Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street | 7:30 p.m. | 7/22-8/7. | The Hangar Theatre, 801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca Fri Night Farm Jams: Nate Silas Richardson | 6:30 p.m. | Finger Lakes Cider House, 4017 Hickok Road, Interlaken Fri Night Music - Oh Yeah - Hopshire Farms and Brewery | 6:00 p.m. | 1771 Dryden Rd, Freeville The Pelotones | 5:30 p.m. | LIVE MUSIC every Fri night at Buttonwood Grove! | 5986 State Route 89, Romulus | Free Garden Concert: Chasing Neon Treleaven Wines | 6:00 p.m. | 658 Lake Rd, King Ferry | $5.00 Grand Funk Railroad - Del Lago Resort & Casino | 8:00 p.m. | 1133 NY-414, Waterloo, Waterloo Footloose - The Musical - MerryGo-Round Playhouse | 7:30 p.m. | FRI&SAT shows at 8PM. Kick off your Sun shoes and get ready to dance! | 6877 East Lake Rd, Auburn |

Sat, August 7 The Ampersand Project | 12:30 p.m. | LIVE MUSIC every Sat afternoon at Buttonwood Grove! | 5986 State Route 89, Romulus

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Sun, August 8 Aunt Millie’s Biscuits - Brand Park Summer Concert Series - Brand Park Bandstand, Elmira NY | 3:00 p.m. | 301-311 Maple Ave, Elmira Goin’ to the Chapel | 2:00p.m. | Billboards hottest hits of the 50’s bubble over in this fun and funny teen-story! | Little York Lake Pavilion & Theater , 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble Sun Brunch: Amber Martin Treleaven Wines | 1:00 p.m. | 658 Lake Rd, King Ferry | Free

Mon, August 9 Footloose - The Musical - MerryGo-Round Playhouse | 7:30 p.m. | FRI&SAT shows at 8PM. Kick off your Sun shoes and get ready to dance! | 6877 East Lake Rd, Auburn

Wed, August 11 Live Music at Trumansburg Farmers Market | 4:00 p.m. | Zydeco Trail Riders | Corner of Route 227 & 96, Trumansburg | Free Newfield Music Series at Mill Park: Janet Batch - Mill Park | 6:00 p.m. | 222 Main St., Newfield | Free Goin’ to the Chapel | 7:30 p.m. | Billboards hottest hits of the 50’s bubble over in this fun and funny teen-story!| Little York Lake Pavilion &

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Thu, August 12 Dover Quartet - Skaneateles Festival | 8:00 p.m. | 97 E Genesee St, Skaneateles | $30.00 - $60.00 GMCOC Multi Chamber Mid-Lakes Navigation Skaneateles Cruise Mid-Lakes Navigation | 6:00 p.m. | 3 W Genesee St, Skaneateles Sam Lupowitz | 5:30PM | South Hill Cider, 550 Sand Bank Rd., Ithaca Goin’ to the Chapel | 7:30 p.m. | Billboards hottest hits of the 50’s bubble over in this fun and funny teen-story!| Little York Lake Pavilion & Theater , 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble Footloose - The Musical - MerryGo-Round Playhouse | 7:30 p.m. | FRI&SAT shows at 8PM. Kick off your Sun shoes and get ready to dance! | 6877 East Lake Rd, Auburn Music in the Park: Iron Horse - Myers Park | 6:30 p.m. | Park admission is $6 for non-residents. | Myers Road, Lansing Downtown Ithaca Summer Concert Series | 6:00 PM | Bernie Milton Pavilion, The Commons, Ithaca Queens Girl In The World | 7:30 p.m. | 8/12-8/21. The Motown-infused story of Jacqueline Marie Butler, a Black teenager coming of age in the 1960s. | The Hangar Theatre, 801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca

Fri, August 13 Queens Girl In The World | 7:30 p.m. | 8/12-8/21. The Motown-infused story of Jacqueline Marie Butler, a Black teenager coming of age in the 1960s. | The Hangar Theatre, 801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca Fri Night Music - Erin & the Backwoods Blues Project - Hopshire Farms and Brewery | 6:00 p.m. | 1771 Dryden Rd, Freeville Fri Night Farm Jams: Motherwort | 6:30 p.m. | Finger Lakes Cider House, 4017 Hickok Road, Interlaken Diana Jacobs Duo | 5:30 p.m. | LIVE MUSIC every Fri night at Buttonwood Grove! | 5986 State Route 89, Romulus | Free Groton Summer Concert Series: Donna & The Mystics | 6:30 | Groton American Legion, 307 Main St., Groton Garden Concert: Cruise Control Treleaven Wines | 6:00 p.m. | 658 Lake Rd, King Ferry | $5.00 The Wood Brothers - Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards | 7:00 p.m. | 2708 Lords Hill Road, LaFayette | $20.00 - $40.00

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Sat, August 14 How Sweet It Is! - Steve Leslie Sings James Taylor - Little York Lake Pavilion & Theater | 2:00 p.m. | Second show at 7:30PM. Direct from Nashville, this Grammy Awardwinning songwriter performs James Taylor. | 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble Queens Girl In The World | 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. | 8/12-8/21. The Motowninfused story of Jacqueline Marie Butler, a Black teenager coming of age in the 1960s. | The Hangar Theatre, 801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca Footloose - The Musical - MerryGo-Round Playhouse | 7:30 p.m. | FRI&SAT shows at 8PM. Kick off your Sun shoes and get ready to dance! | 6877 East Lake Rd, Auburn Lady A: What A Song Can Do Tour 2021 - St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview | 7:00 p.m. | 490 Restoration Way, Syracuse | $40.00 - $1,009.00 Spuds -n- Taggit | 12:30 p.m. | LIVE MUSIC every Sat afternoon at Buttonwood Grove! | 5986 State Route 89, Romulus Footloose - The Musical - MerryGo-Round Playhouse | 7:30 p.m. | FRI&SAT shows at 8PM. Kick off your Sun shoes and get ready to dance! | 6877 East Lake Rd, Auburn Summer Chamber Music: Trio Pastoral - | 5:00 p.m. | Binghamton | $25.00 The Three Amigos invade the TK Tavern in Camillus! - TK Tavern | 7:00 p.m. | 5600 Newport Rd., Camillus | Free

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Thu, August 26 An Odyssey | 7:30 p.m. | An epic new piece of theatre created by our town. | Hangar Theatre, 801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca Music in the Park: Cruise Control - Myers Park | 6:30 p.m. | Park admission is $6 for non-residents. | Myers Road, Lansing Footloose - The Musical - MerryGo-Round Playhouse | 7:30 p.m. | FRI&SAT shows at 8PM. | 6877 East Lake Rd, Auburn | $53.00 - $65.00 Chevrolet Music Festival at NYS Fair: Three Dog Night| 7:00PM | Chevy Court, NYS Fairgrounds | Free The Voice Within - Skaneateles Festival | 8:00 p.m. | 97 E Genesee St, Skaneateles | $30.00 - $60.00

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WORKING IT OUT

Kitchen Theatre’s latest play explores the self discovery that can come from a good workout

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ive onsite performance is back at the Kitchen Theatre Company, with its outdoor production of “Shape,” the latest in local theaters imaginatively coping with evolving pandemic precautions. The venue is downtown’s Washington Park, with a

new tented stage, an excellent sound system, comfy chairs arranged in discrete pods of one to four, and an usher leading you to your seats. Even more audiences can enjoy the show maskless on summer eves, as the Kitchen is sharing its appealing space with other organizations –– next up, Tuesday, June 22, is Opera Ithaca’s Studio Artists performing a free concert, featuring classical arias as well as music from an upcoming opera-in-progress by Sally Lamb McCune. “Shape” –– the Kitchen’s first show funded by the National Endowment for the Arts –– is a world premiere and debut play by director Kara-Lynn Vaeni (who’s based in Dallas and Brooklyn). It’s a timely comedy for anyone who’s worried about weight or who slacked off on exercise during the pandemic (i.e., most of us). Puppy, who has lived all her 47 years on

the East Coast, is transplanted to Texas and seeks a new gym there. What she finds is a far cry from her Times Square unicorn-themed mostly gay gym with encouraging men in tutus. One sign in this somber Texas gym commands “No pain, no gain –– shut up and train.” Far from the approval and camaraderie Puppy had in Manhattan, here her trainer, James, is severe, demanding, no-nonsense and essentially unpleasable. As the persistent Puppy (comically named for her desire for approval?), Annie Henk faces the challenge and spread of middle age with determination: she’s going to get in shape for once and deadlift 250 pounds if it kills her. And at moments it looks as if it might. Her trainer from hell is played by Will Cobbs, an continued on page 15

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Sports

Let’s Play Fifty By Ste ve L aw re nc e

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il Merod loves baseball, and it’s a good thing... The 2019 Ithaca High graduate and starting catcher for the Ithaca College Bombers is now playing for the Elmira Pioneers (of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League), and when asked how busy he will be over the next few weeks, Georgia@ithacatimes.com Gil answered,607-277-7000 “We will x220 play 50 games over the next two months, and we have five Newspaper: exhibition games scheduled on our ‘off days.’” In other words, there are no “off days.” I wrote about Merod a few weeks ago, as I love it when local kids make collegiate rosters, and I love it even more when I can go to games and see fans and parents I have seen at the same kids’ games for years. Like most baseball-obsessed kids that are given the opportunity, Merod

Gil Merod (Photo: Provided)

started in T-Ball (he played one game), moved up through Kiwanis, Cal Ripken, Babe Ruth, local, regional and national travel ball, and he has seen some excellent coaching along the way. At 14, he played for the Cayuga Lakers, Client: and was mentored by Ryan Stevens, who was at one point the youngest coach in professional baseball (in an Independent League in Texas), and has since taken over the collegiate programs at TC3 and Wells College. At 16, Merod was coached by his dad, Jim (playing for the RBI Raptors) and while a collegiate coaching change might be stressful for an incoming freshman, the

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landing spot, and he said, “From the start, I wanted to play at I.C., because my mom works there. I knew they had a great baseball program, and I thought it would be a struggle to be able to play at that level.” That uncertainty lifted to an extent when Merod played for the Scrantonbased East Coast Sandhogs, a national travel team. Many pro scouts and highlevel college recruiters showed up at those games, and I asked Merod if he felt any added pressure as a result. He said, “It definitely could be nerve-wracking, but to be honest, I mostly didn’t know they were there. There were guys from UConn, Memphis, University of Tennessee looking at some of my teammates, and I just played hard every day, and I got looks, some offers and a lot of exposure.” The Pioneers are 10 games into that demanding schedule, and Merod knows what he wants to get out of the experience. “The biggest thing for me personally,” he offered, “is getting comfortable playing with guys from so many different schools, people I don’t know, catching guys I have never caught. (One pitcher, Gil pointed out, is a D-I guy bringing it at around 94 mph.) While Merod is learning a lot from playing with new teammates, he is also pleased that Bomber teammate Nate Scott is also on the roster. He continued, “Skill-wise, my goal is to work on framing and blocking, and to increase my confidence and understanding of the game.” He added, “It’s also different in that we used wood bats, and the priorities can seem flip/flopped.” Asked to clarify, he said, “In college, the focus is on the team, and winning, and here it can seem like the focus is on stats.” Ten games in, Merod is happy with the Pioneers current two-catcher rotation. He will gladly adjust should they bring in a third, and he said, “Having a third catcher would make it easier on my body, but I do prefer catching every other game.” I brought up what a thrill it has been to watch former Bomber Tim Locastro make it to the Majors and play like he belongs there, and Merod said, “Yeah... it’s amazing. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime story...” He paused and added, “I’d like to be that next story.”

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Welcome to the ‘60s Cayuga Arts Collective organizes Pop Art-themed members’ show

tically ingenious is Victoria Romanoff ’s painted wood assemblage “Overengineered Project” (remarkably, dated 1965), which exhibits Pop-friendly wit but has more in common with Dada and Surrealism. “The Invasion of the Rats,” a mixedmedia work on paper by Joy Adams, shows a certain ‘50s proto-Pop sensibility in its conflation of expressionist abstraction, collage aesthetic, and painterly

figuration. Irrelevant to the alleged theme but compelling nonetheless are abstract oils by Ileen Kaplan, feltworks by Denise Kooperman, and digital paperfold reliefs by Werner Sun. It’s easy to take some of the familiar tropes associated with Pop and give them a superficial treatment. Predictably, we see dull recreations of Roy Lichtenstein’s fake Ben Day dots and the inevitable fauxWarhol color variations. Extra credit — though not too much — goes to artists here recollecting the lesser-known history of Pop and Popadjacent art. Evan Freeman’s junk shop installation “Warhol’s Wardrobe” shows an above average familiarity with ‘60s culture. Dan Burgevin is showing painting and assemblage from his ongoing “Pop” series, which invokes the political turn taken by the movement later in the decade. Part of Pop’s mass appeal is in its name: punchy, demotic, onomatopoetic, and multi-referential. Aidan Kaplan-Wright and Natasha Keller take precisely the irreverent approach that the show’s stipulated theme calls for. Kaplan-Wright, also showing printmaking, presents a digitally animated video, “PYGB Squares,” that takes Op Art — that other ‘60s fashion — to its brain-numbing conclusion. More watchable is Keller’s performance video “My Movie” wherein the artist’s talking head calls out “Mom” in comic variations. This is reportedly the TCFA’s first foray into exhibiting video art. May it continue.

By Ar thur W hit m an Open call group exhibitions are a familiar feature of the local gallery calendar. Typically, barriers to entry are low. Such shows invariably attract a wide variety of hopefuls: ranging from formidable artists with decades of experience, to gifted upand-comers, to hobbyists with an inflated sense of self-accomplishment. The difficulty is accentuated by the popular practice of having an organizing “theme”: whether to fig leaf the same old show or out of a sincere desire to address some subject of purported social or artistic interest. Since local open calls attract the same entrants over and over — and since the gatekeeping is so lackadaisical — the result is that most artists don’t put in much extra effort. We see superficial variations on familiar approaches and questionable plunges into the “new.” These challenges and disparities ought to be evident to anybody with a commitment to the Ithaca area’s more ambitious artists. “POP!,” the fifth annual members’ show at the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts, is a case in point. This “tribute” to ‘60s Pop Art, open through August 7, was organized by the TCFA-affiliated Cayuga Arts Collective. As usual, any CayAC member is guaranteed inclusion. The results are predictably motley. The practice of a curator or juror including their own work in “their” group show would raise eyebrows in a more professional or serious-minded artistic com-

munity. Thankfully, curators Domenica Brockman and Marina Delaney are skilled, inventive artists and one doesn’t begrudge their inclusion here too much. Brockman is a talented geometric abstractionist, known locally for her work in encaustic (wax paint). Her overscaled “Palumbo,” done in acrylic, is a gorgeous concentration of stacked semi-circles, shaped in crisp silver and plangent magenta and reds and presented against bare canvas. It would perhaps have been better to leave her other two pieces here in the studio — if only to give a sporting chance to work with a more Pop sensibility. Delaney, an art historian, combines elegant draftsmanship and erudite wit in her figure drawings. “Two Classical Heads” juxtaposes a concise pen and pencil rendering of a female nude bust with a tiny stamp (placed on the matting) of a more obviously classical lady’s head, seen in profile. It’s hard to deny the influence of Pop on more recent art but the concrete accomplishment is questionable. The idea of parodying commercial graphics — from print or electronic media — in the form of gallery art, chiefly painting, may appear clever or provocative. But it’s hard to pull off effectively in terms native to traditional fine arts media. Thus it’s unsurprising that the best art here has little or nothing to do with Pop in style, subject, or attitude. Characteris-

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The Height of ‘Heights’

A look at the much-anticipated ‘In The Heights’ By Br yan VanC ampe n

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ack in 1998, I acted in a production of Larry Shue’s “The Foreigner” at the late, lamented Firehouse Theater. The play was directed by a rather amazing fellow named Stephen Cole. At our first script reading, Stephen broke down the formula of farce for the whole cast in about 20 minutes, and I learned so much working with him. He used to chide me about my film reviews if he thought I had overpraised some movie he thought was mediocre or trash, and I enjoyed sparring with him about all that stuff. Stephen passed away a few years back, and at his memorial service, there were theatrical photos and personal memorabilia going back decades, and it truly hit me how much the man had done and how accomplished he was. He wasn’t one to puff himself up talking about past credits. I also met the actor Jimmy Smits briefly at that memorial. He’d worked with Stephen at some point before “L.A. Law” and all that stuff. I didn’t geek out on him about his work; it clearly was not the time

or place. What I did say to him was, “If you came all this way to pay your respects, then Steve must have touched your life like he did mine, so thanks for coming.” All this is by way of saying that I got a little choked-up every time Smits had a scene in Jon M. Chu’s colorful, jubilant and very well-represented film version of Quiara Alegria Hudes and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights” (Warner Bros.5000 Broadway-Barrio Grrrl!-Likely Story-SGS Pictures, 2021, 143 min.). Jimmy Smits and Daphne Rubin-Vega aside, the cast was largely unknown to me. Set in the summer in Manhattan’s Washington Heights over the course of a week and a lingering blackout, the film stars original “Hamilton” cast member Anthony Ramos, a nice guy who runs a neighborhood bodega. In the opening number, he takes us on a tour of the ‘hood and introduces us to the ensemble cast, including Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera, Olga Merediz, Smits and Rubin-Vega.

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In the Heights staring Anthony Ramos and Melissa Barrera (Courtesy of Warner Bros.)

Usnavi (Ramos) wants to tell Vanessa (Barrera) how much he loves her, and he’s saving up to take over his late father’s bar in the Dominican Republic. Nina (Grace) is home from a very expensive college stint, her father (Smits) is struggling with financial aid, and she’s trying to figure out

her relationship with Benny (Hawkins), a dispatcher at Smits’ taxi stand. The staff of the local hair salon is moving to a new storefront elsewhere in the city, and “Abuela” Claudia (Tony winner Merediz who originated her role in the stage version), the matriarch who feeds and cares


for the whole neighborhood, oversees everyone’s emotional needs. I wish I knew more about the terms and particulars of Latin music, but suffice it to say that the music tells the story in classic musical fashion and is muy caliente, for sure. Cho is the ideal filmmaker for this kind of ensemble work, as he proved with “Crazy Rich Asians” in 2018. The passion of “In the Heights” encourages a cinematic approach to the material that couldn’t have been done on the stage. There’s a thrilling “Spider-Man”-inspired sequence where Hawkins and Grace sing and dance all over a building and its fire escapes, defying gravity. After more than a year of forced isolation and distance, watching this huge musical social interaction, seeing hundreds of performers dancing, drinking, working, touching and kissing, well, it wasn’t

something to be taken for granted. I felt gratitude not just for the excellence and spirit of the film, but for being able to go out into the world and be with other humans to see it. It’s too big and ebullient for anyone’s iPhone. In short, “In the Heights” feels like what we should be watching right now. It’s the kind of cluttered, passionate human story we need. As I made my way out of the theater to my car in the parking lot, I observed a group of eight young people of different races, genders and sizes all hanging out chatting and laughing. As I got into my car, it hit me that they could have all stepped right off the screen where “In the Heights” was playing. Recommended: “Cruella” and “A Quiet Place Part II” at Regal Stadium 14 R.I.P. Ned Beatty (1937-2021)

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incredibly fit actor who also happens to have a world kickboxing championship credit. Their amusing dynamic will be familiar to anyone who’s trained with less than 100% commitment –– Puppy using all the old tricks to slow or lighten the workout. Asking lots of questions, gossiping, storytelling, needing water, getting a cramp, requiring another break, whining incessantly, or just outright begging for mercy. James, however, is focused and relentless, always insisting on more weight, more reps, less chatter. The actual workout we’re watching is pretty impressive, and the narrative progress is embellished by flashbacks, fantasy scenes, and theatrical sleight-ofhand. The duo’s tension is creatively both balanced and unbalanced by Megan Hill, playing several roles: such as Fern, Puppy’s best friend from home reached via cell, and (my favorite) Scale, Puppy’s inevitable companion. The impossible quest to control one’s predictably aging body takes Puppy over familiar feminist terrain –– the gender messages from society, parents, and friends; the self-disgust and frustration; the magical thinking about exercise and carbs, denial and desire. As she doggedly trains and grows slowly stronger, Puppy

learns more about herself, and James, knowing his rigor is working, can afford to show his personal side. Beyond all the sweat and tears, there’s a lot of silliness and laugh-out-loud moments. Vaeni’s script is light and entertaining (only one shortcoming, the tedious reliance on the f-word, uttered some 28 times). But the actors are consistently engaging, and there’s something deliciously ironic about an audience sitting and leisurely watching someone work out for 90 minutes nonstop. The joke’s on us, though, because by show’s end, we really do want to get back out there, hiking and biking and even swinging a few kettlebells.

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6/21 Monday Make Music Day with The Fun Bunch | 4:30 p.m. | Bernie Milton Pavilion, Center Commons | Free Ithaca Ukes celebrate Make Music Day | 5 p.m. | Auburn St. Park, 104 Adams St. Make Music Day with Tru Bleu | 6 p.m. | The Dock, 415 Old Taughannock Blvd | Free Fall Creek Brass Band celebrates Make Music Day | 7 p.m. | Bernie Milton Pavilion, Center Commons | Free Concerts/Recitals

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hilarious talent show staged by five survivors at the Little Sisters of Hoboken nunnery, the rest of the sisterhood having succumbed to botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by The REALNESS: another beat break play | 7:30 p.m., 6/17 Thursday | Hangar Theatre, 801 Taughannock Blvd | June 17-26. Part of the Hangar Theatre’s 2021 Outdoor Mainstage season. The Realness tackles history and class collision in a humorous and

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effects of interpretation trauma on black and brown bodies. The REALNESS: another break beat play at Hangar Theatre: 801 Taughannock Blvd Ithaca NY | 6/18 Friday | The REALNESS: another break beat play June 17-26 By Idris Goodwin. Directed by Kyle Haden. A regional premiere! In 1996, T.O. Mythaca 2021: A Dance and Healing Arts Campout | 12 p.m., 6/24 Thursday | Arnot Forest, Van Etten, 611 County Rd 13, | Mythaca 2021 is

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Southside Community Center, 305 South Plain St., Ithaca | Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the Emancipation Proclamation which aimed to end slavery in the United States. Southside presents their annual honoring of the occasion with an 80s & 90s dance party! Attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest soul train line! Bring your lawn chairs, family activities, games, & other favorite Block Party accessories! (photo: provided)

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Birds and Blooms - In the Arboretum | 9 a.m., 6/17 Thursday | Join staff from the Botanic Gardens and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for a combined bird walk and plant walk. We’ll tour the F.R. The Discovery of a Masterpiece | 5:30 p.m., 6/17 Thursday | Tompkins County Public Library, 101 East Green Street | Patrons can learn more, and find the Zoom link for participation, by visiting https://www.tcpl.org/events/ discovery-masterpiece. 2021 Blackbird Film + Arts Festival | 8 p.m., 6/17 Thursday | Greek Peak Mountain Resort, 2000 Rt. 392 | Outdoor Film Screenings of over 100 independent films, Drive-In Movies, an Artisan Craft Fair, Live Music as well as Beer + Wine Tasting! | Free “Bridges and Boats” Art Exhibition at North Star Art Gallery | 12 p.m., 6/18 Friday | North Star Art Gallery, 743 Snyder Hill Road | This exhibition opens May 1st and runs through June. It includes paintings of man made creations of boats and bridges in natural settings. | Free Cayuga Arts Collective Annual Spring Show “Pop!” | 12 p.m., 6/20 Sunday | Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts, 5 McLallen St | Announcing the fifth annual Cayuga Arts Collective Spring Show celebrating Pop Art and its enduring influence. Show runs Fridays & Sundays through 8/7/21. The Artistry of Betty Hurst - Opening Reception | 6 p.m., 6/21 Monday | Southworth Homestead, 14 North St. | Betty Hurst was a local. She was born in Cortland, raised in Dryden, and lived her adult life in Freeville. Betty was born with an artist’s eye for color and composition who always found expression for her vision but it wasn’t until the 1970’s that she began working in oil paints.

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an Artisan Craft Fair, Live Music as well as Beer + Wine Tasting! | Free 2021 Blackbird Film + Arts Festival at Greek Peak Mountain Resort | 6/18 Friday | Enjoy a weekend packed full of Outdoor Socially Safe Activities at the 2021 Blackbird Film + Arts Festival from Thursday, June 17th to Sunday, June 20th in Cortland, NY! Virtual Cinemapolis: Enfant Terrible | 6/19 Saturday | Virtual | When 22-year-old Rainer Werner Fassbinder storms the stage of the ‘Antitheater’ (Anti-Theatre) in Munich, 1967 and seizes the theatre production without further ado, nobody suspects this brazen nobody to become one of the most important post-war German filmmakers. Virtual Cinemapolis: Dementia Part II | 6/19 Saturday | Virtual | Suzanne wasn’t always this confused. She wasn’t always dead either – When an ex-con takes a job as a handyman for an unstable elderly woman to avoid a parole violation, it becomes a choice he may regret. Virtual Cinemapolis: Drunk Bus | 6/19 Saturday | Virtual | A recent graduate whose post-college plan is derailed when his girlfriend leaves him for a job in NYC. Michael comes face to tattooed face with a 300-lb punk rock Samoan who challenges him with a kick in the ass to break from the loop and start living. Virtual Cinemapolis: Rockfield | 6/19 Saturday | Virtual | The story of two Welsh brothers who built a studio in the attic of their farmhouse and started recording with their friends. Kingsley’s new wife, Ann, left her job in the local bank to do the books, and they continued farming all the while. Virtual Cinemapolis: Two Gods | 6/19 Saturday | Virtual | A Muslim casket maker and ritual body washer in Newark NJ mentors two kids – Furguan, a confident 12-year-old who comes from a rough home, and Naz, a 17-year-old who has been fighting through his own struggles as a young black man growing up in Newark. Virtual Cinemapolis: RK/RKAY | 6/19 Saturday | Virtual | A charming “meta-movie” about filmmaking itself in his newest, RK/RKAY tells the story of a film director whose main character usurps control of the plotline, and eventually, real life. Virtual Cinemapolis: Marighella | 6/19 Saturday | Virtual | A searing and energized portrait of one of Brazil’s most divisive historical figures,

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The Cherry Artspace, 102 Cherry St., Ithaca | A LIVE installment. Originally presented as a 4-month virtual performance, four dancers each told the story of an iconic person of color while revealing the physical, mental, and emotional effects of interpretation trauma on black and brown bodies. Part 2: “Release” is centered on the cast transitioning from a liminal space to fully realized selfactualization. (photo: provided)


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Special Events Cortland Crush vs. Syracuse Salt Cats | 6 p.m., 6/16 Wednesday | Gutchess Lumber Sports Complex, 3111 Byrne Hollow Crossing | The Cortland Crush battle the Syracuse Salt Cats at Gutchess Lumber Sports Complex. 2021 Blackbird Film + Arts Festival | 8 p.m., 6/17 Thursday | Greek Peak Mountain Resort, 2000 Rt. 392 | Outdoor Film Screenings of over 100 independent films, Drive-In Movies, an Artisan Craft Fair, Live Music as well as Beer + Wine Tasting! | Free Cortland Crush vs. Sherrill Silversmiths | 6 p.m., 6/18 Friday | Gutchess Lumber Sports Complex, 3111 Byrne Hollow Crossing | The Cortland Crush battle the Sherill Silversmiths at Gutchess Lumber Sports Complex. Night Sky Cruise at Allen Treman State Park | 9:30 p.m., 6/18 Friday | The late evening is a beautiful time to be on the lake. On a clear night, the stars and moon shine brightly above and are reflected in the lake’s surface. 2021 Blackbird Film + Arts Festival at Greek Peak Mountain

Resort | 6/18 Friday | Enjoy a weekend packed full of Outdoor Socially Safe Activities at the 2021 Blackbird Film + Arts Festival from Thursday, June 17th to Sunday, June 20th in Cortland, NY! SCCA Majors Super Tour | 6/18 Friday | Watkins Glen International, 2790 County Route 16 | The SCCA Majors Super Tour, established in 2012, is the pinnacle of amateur championship racing in the United States, bringing drivers from around the country to compete at one of North America’s premier venues. Trumansburg Porchfest | 12 p.m., 6/19 Saturday | Trumansburg Porchfest is an annual event that takes place on the third Saturday in June from Noon to 5pm. Trumansburg Porchfest brings the community together through music! Club Cayuga Sunset Cruises at Allen Treman State Park | 6 p.m., 6/20 Sunday | Club Cayuga Sunset Cruises feature mellow music on board with some of our favorite local DJs! Sunday evenings at sunset, June - September $30/adults, $50/two adults. Click here to get tickets. Tai Chi | 8:30 a.m., 6/22 Tuesday | Phillips Free Library, 37 South Main Street | Tai Chi is a graceful, but firm set of movements designed to enhance flexibility, balance and strength for overall improvement of fitness and wellness.

Cortland Crush vs. Syracuse Spartans | 6 p.m., 6/23 Wednesday | Gutchess Lumber Sports Complex, 3111 Byrne Hollow Crossing | The Cortland Crush battle the Syracuse Spartans at Gutchess Lumber Sports Complex. Mythaca 2021: A Dance and Healing Arts Campout | 12 p.m., 6/24 Thursday | Arnot Forest, Van Etten, 611 County Rd 13, | Mythaca 2021 is a dance and healing arts campout June 24th to 27th in the beautiful Arnot Forest near Ithaca NY. | $95.00 - $195.00 Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen | 6/24 Thursday | Watkins Glen International, 2790 County Route 16 | The third leg of the Michelin Endurance Challenge features world class drivers and a diverse range of premier Prototype and GT manufacturers.

Books Family Book Club | 6:30 p.m., 6/16 Wednesday | Phillips Free Library, 37 South Main Street | Family Book Club is for 4-8 year olds and their family. For now the family book club will be held on zoom. Science in the Virtual Pub: Earthly Dreams and SuperCOPS–Sustainable energy in your neighborhood | 7:30 p.m., 6/17 Thursday | Virtual | Steve Beyers, PE, Lead Earth Source Heat engineer with Facilities and

Campus Services, Cornell University Cornell uses the cold waters of Cayuga Lake to cool campus buildings - the most efficient The Restless Pen Series | 6/19 Saturday | Phillips Free Library, 37 South Main Street | The Tioughnioga River Writers are joining together to discuss the craft of writing and share their own writing. Join us for a six-week discussion of Stephen King’s On Writing. Stone setting techniques | 6/20 Sunday | Metal Smithery, 950 Danby Road | Learn and create jewelry pieces with bezel set stones, prong settings from scratch, and flush/gypsy set stones. Tai Chi | 8:30 a.m., 6/22 Tuesday | Phillips Free Library, 37 South Main Street | Tai Chi is a graceful, but firm set of movements designed to enhance flexibility, balance and strength for overall improvement of fitness and wellness. Gardening for Beneficial Insects: Bees, Butterflies, and Natural Enemies | 6 p.m., 6/22 Tuesday | Virtual | Beneficial insects are so much more than bees! In this class you’ll learn how to recognize some common natural enemies of pests and what you can do to make your garden more attractive to them. | $0.00 - $30.00 We Read Diverse Books: The Idiot by Elif Batuman | 6:30 p.m., 6/23 Wednesday | Phillips Free Library, 37 South Main Street | The library will be offering a monthly virtual book discussion to discuss novels centered on characters with diverse cultures, ethnicities, and life experiences. Summer 2021 Open Hours for Web Support | 11 a.m., 6/24 Thursday | The IC Web Team will be holding remote open support hours every other Thursday during the summer. Tween Book Club | 3 p.m., 6/24 Thursday | Watkins Glen Library, 610 S. Decatur Street | After School Program for grades 6-11th | 6:30 p.m., 6/24 Thursday | Metal Smithery, 950 Danby Road | Dates: April 12 - June24, 4:30-6:30PM Due to popular request, we now offer a once or twice weekly option.

Kids Family Science Workshop | 3 p.m., 6/16 Wednesday | Sciencecenter, 601 1st Street | Foam Block Printing.

These activities are fun for the whole family! Admission required for this event. Masks are required for all those ages 2+ Cortland Crush vs. Syracuse Salt Cats | 6 p.m., 6/16 Wednesday | Gutchess Lumber Sports Complex, 3111 Byrne Hollow Crossing | The Cortland Crush battle the Syracuse Salt Cats at Gutchess Lumber Sports Complex. Family Book Club | 6:30 p.m., 6/16 Wednesday | Phillips Free Library, 37 South Main Street | Family Book Club is for 4-8 year olds and their family. For now the family book club will be held on zoom. Live Music at The Oasis at Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards | 5:30 p.m., 6/18 Friday | Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, 5712 NY Rte 414 | Every Friday evening from 5-8pm. There’s no cover charge for this family-friendly night out. Cortland Crush vs. Sherrill Silversmiths | 6 p.m., 6/18 Friday | Gutchess Lumber Sports Complex, 3111 Byrne Hollow Crossing | The Cortland Crush battle the Sherill Silversmiths at Gutchess Lumber Sports Complex. Tyke Tales Story Time | 6 p.m., 6/18 Friday | Please join us for stories read aloud on Zoom from the Lodi Whittier Library on Friday evenings at 6pm. Free Community Science | 10 a.m., 6/19 Saturday | Conley Park, 601 1st St | Join Sciencenter educators and local experts every Saturday at 10am in Conley Park (behind the Sciencenter), for hands-on science exploration and fun! | Free Cortland Crush vs. Syracuse Spartans | 6 p.m., 6/23 Wednesday | Gutchess Lumber Sports Complex, 3111 Byrne Hollow Crossing | The Cortland Crush battle the Syracuse Spartans at Gutchess Lumber Sports Complex. Tween Book Club | 3 p.m., 6/24 Thursday | Watkins Glen Library, 610 S. Decatur Street | After School Program for grades 6-11th | 6:30 p.m., 6/24 Thursday | Metal Smithery, 950 Danby Road | Dates: April 12 - June24, 4:30-6:30PM Due to popular request, we now offer a once or twice weekly option.

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Beak &Skiff Apple Orchards, 2708 Lords Hill Road (RT. 80), LaFayette | In the mood for a short road trip ? The Apple Orchard, known far and wide for their Apple Festival, is hosting a slew of big names in their summer concert series. Noodle amongst the fruit this weekend with the increasingly popular PPPP. (photo: provided)

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