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he Commons Playground, a mainstay for children accompanying their families for downtown festivities, will remain closed for the foreseeable future as construction on the adjacent Harold’s Square project continues. Construction on the project has been inconsistent during the last year or so. It seemed to be moving along well before a contract dispute between developers L Enterprises and construction firm Taylor, the Builders caused a month-long work stoppage at the start of 2019. When local construction firm LeChase was hired as replacements, there was hope that it would signal a smoother building experience and a firmer timeline. But neighboring businesses have complained for a myriad of reasons, including the playground’s closing, the obstructive protective fencing that surrounds the project and disrupts sightlines, and some parking complaints. They aired their grievances at an open meeting with the development team in March, where the business owners chastised the developers for not being transparent with the project. To address those complaints, the idea of having dates set aside to temporarily open the playground, focusing on certain weekends when downtown activity is particularly high like Record Store Day and Ithaca Fest among others, was floated. Yet both events have now come and gone without removal of the green fence and canopy that now envelop the play structure and slide. Vicki Taylor Brous, who has worked as the project’s spokesperson, referred questions about the playground’s availability to the city. City


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The annual Juneteenth festival was held at Southside Community Center on Saturday, one of the main celebrations of black culture in Ithaca each year. (Photo by Casey Martin)

Juneteenth @ Southside

Southside Community Center celebrates Juneteenth while honoring local educator


outhside Community Center’s annual Juneteenth celebration was a delightful mix of food, fun and festivities. Juneteenth, also called Freedom Day, celebrates the abolishment of slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865, as well as the emancipation of all slaves across the United States. This year’s theme, Abolitionist Teachings, served as a dedication to the 400 years of slavery and African Americans fighting for their rights, but also as a way of honoring the teachings of Jaqueline Elizabeth Melton Scott. Scott was a teacher at Cornell University who served as a mentor figure for many of Southside’s current

leadership who died earlier this year. Dr. Nia Nunn, chair of Southside’s Board of Directors, identified Scott as a great life teacher and was excited to see the festival despite her absence. Going along with the theme, Buffalo Street Books collaborated with Southside to have special books, such as “We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom” by Dr. Bettina Love and “Freedom! The Untold Story of Benkos Bioho and the World’s First Maroons” by Drs. Kofi LeNiles and Kmt Shockley brought to the festival. The latter book details the life of Benkos Biohó, a man stolen from

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▶▶ Pride Month - Ithaca will celebrate this June with a history tour of notable spots in LGBTQ history and culture around town. The walk which will begin in downtown Ithaca, is the second of its kind in Ithaca. Attendees will see famous spots in local and national LGBTQ history throughout the guided tour around downtown Ithaca.

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his homeland and taken to be a slave. However, he managed to free himself and establish one of the first maroon colonies in South America. Nunn spoke about what the day means to her and how these books play a part in the festival’s overarching theme. “Juneteenth brings an opportunity for us, as black people especially, to honor ourselves, to honor one another, to recommit ourselves to a level of education that can potentially be transformative,” Nunn said. “So, for me, it’s both a celebration and an awakening [...] That’s also why this year we incorporated actual text books. Mama Scott was a real heavy, heavy, heavy, heavy advocate for literacy. She would constantly be asking, are you reading at home? Are your

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Forest land in Newfield and Caroline remains in limbo


fter contentious public debate earlier this year, the Tompkins County’s Environmental Management Council (EMC) opened up a crucial question to the public last week: How do you manage over 550 acres of forest land planted in the 1930s? Over 30 community members met with the EMC at the Tompkins County Public Library to share their thoughts, questions and concerns regarding the Forest Management Plan. The plan came under scrutiny in January when the county considered strategically managing—or logging parts of—the forest lands. Written in 2007, it schedules how much maintenance will be required each of the next 30 years to manage acres of forest land in the towns of Newfield and Caroline. The EMC convened the meeting to solicit public input at the request of the county’s Planning, Energy, and Environmental Quality Commit-

tee. It is part of the “collective phase,” David Weinsten, an associate member of the EMC, said. After this phase, the EMC plans to review the questions posed today, answer concerns with research and scientific evidence. However, even the scientists disagreed on the most appropriate way to proceed. After the meeting opened with Weinstein presenting proposed goals for the county forests, the hour-long question and comment period surrounding the future of the county-owned forest land included a wide range of opinions. Some postulated that the forest should be left completely untouched—“do no harm,” legislator Dan Klein said—while others talked about partial logging for local uses and even deer population management. Comments included inquiries into the state of soil, the “optimization” of species diversity and how to maximize longterm carbon sequestration, or

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embers of the public got their first and only complete look at the Democratic candidates for Town of Enfield offices this week as contenders fielded questions during a casual but informative forum. In all, candidates for Town Clerk (Ellen Woods and Mary Cornell), Town Supervisor (incumbent Beth McGee and Amanda Kirchgessner), and Town Board (Paul Norman, Darren McGee, Stephanie Redmond and Bob Lynch running for two positions) were in attendance. Although Barry Rollins is running for Highway Supervisor as well, there are no other Democrats so far. The event was held and sponsored by the Town of Enfield Democratic Committee, 19–25 ,

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and held at the Enfield Valley Grange on Tuesday, June 11. The Democratic primary will take place on June 25 at Living Waters Church, and while the forum was open to the public, only registered Democrats are eligible to vote in the primary. Woods and Cornell started the event, answering questions ranging from what skills they would bring to the job to who they would bring on as deputy clerk and what changes they intend to make to the office that is currently led by Town Clerk Alice Linton. They didn’t argue much with each other, if at all, opting instead to address directly the questions that were asked. Woods said that her degree in math would help her with the job’s more financialcentric aspects, and that she

carbon storage. Responses mainly fell into a few parties: some supported the logging or “timber harvesting” of parts of the forest, while other legislators advocated for “patch management” by planning patch-specific responses and the rest opposed any action on the forest. Deciding what to do with the land is particularly nuanced, Weinstein said, because “this is not a stationary target.” Climate change and its variable effects make it difficult to predict exactly how the area may eventually react to decisions made now. Even the Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive species that is expected to harm the ash trees in the area, was introduced to the United States within the last 20 years, Todd Bittner noted. Some attendees advocated for county values to be incorporated into the plan. One speaker pointed to the educational potential in the land, highlighting how it could be used for children’s learning about natural resource maintenance. It could also be used for recreation or in community-wide projects, like walking paths or local timber use, others said.

A combination of the Unique Natural Areas Committee and others plan to schedule a walkthrough of the area so that people can safely see the actual forest in person. The question of what to do with this forest became contentious and drew public attention earlier this year, when the committee considered active management — the logging of dead or dying parts of the forest. The legislature then faced heavy critique from passionate community members who said that human intervention in the foresting process would be bad for long-term health of the forest. Ultimately, no company submitted bids on the proposal when it was discussed in January. The land is of unique concern because the trees were planted by workers in the 1930s, who planted only one kind of tree, EMC chair Brian Eden explained. Now, the land is a monocrop forest, composed of aging Red Pine trees and ash trees that are being targeted by invasive species. The EMC plans to prepare a draft with scientific responses for public review by September and have a final report completed by December. •

considers herself trustworthy with money. Meanwhile, both candidates said they would engage in an open application process to select their deputy clerks, although it’s expected that Linton will be around a bit to help with any transition issues. Both said they would be surveying residents to determine if changes to office hours need to be made; Woods and Cornell said just anecdotally, they thought people might enjoy having some weekend hours, particularly Saturday morning. Moving on to the Town Supervisor portion of the proceedings, McGee and Kirchgessner both talked about their broader visions for the future of Enfield. McGee was drawing more on her experience as supervisor, while Kirchgessner spoke more idealistically. She said Enfield was due for a reinvigoration and has been forgotten for too long. “I will always be a handson supervisor, focusing on building and strengthening

our community,” McGee said, before detailing her plans to bring more services to Enfield and complete the emergency management plan. “There’s still a lot of work to do in Enfield.” Kirchgessner struck a similar tone, though obviously without the supervisor resume to fall back on. She said she realizes that people may think of her as a more regional figure, because she spent much of the fall traveling around during an unsuccessful campaign for State Senate that was marred by domestic violence allegations. “Here in Enfield, we’ve become the sacrifice zone of Tompkins County, we’re paying crushing taxes to a county that doesn’t give us really any economic development incentive,” Kirchgessner said. Additionally, both candidates took a few energy questions. McGee said she doesn’t necessarily oppose wind energy (though she did start

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N e w s l i n e particularly by Dr. Nadine Healthy R elationships Burke Harris, which focuses on childhood trauma as a significant determinant in later-life development. “I, as Mayor of Ithaca, support and encourage our superintendent, administrators, teachers, and parents to make ianea Kohl has been Kohl in May in support for the it a priority to hire a teacher saying the same things implementation of the class, and offer a Healthy Relationfor years. Now, people touting its value as a preventaships course as an elective in might be starting to listen. tive tool to potentially protect the Ithaca City School DisKohl, a long-time marriage from addiction and violence trict,” the letter concludes. and family therapist, has been through self-care. Kohl has approached the trying to institute a Healthy “With so many school and school district several times Relationships elective course police shootings, high rates of over the years into Ithaca City but has received School District varying levels of classrooms since interest dependthe early 1990s. ing on who was in She believes the charge, whom she lessons the course spoke to, and other would teach about factors. But she growing healthy hasn’t given up yet, romantic, platonic, and thinks it would or familial relationbe a valuable addiships to be crucial tion to the roster to beneficial naviof elective courses gation of life today. that the district Of course, offers. There have teaching a course also been efforts with this type of statewide that content requires may portend good vulnerability from fortune for Kohl’s several involved efforts: in 2018, parties: the stuNew York became dents to effectively the first state in the learn the material, country to manthe teachers to cordate mental health rectly teach it, the education courses schools to allow be taught in schools it, etc. That can around the state. be a tough bridge There have also to cross for some, been societal facKohl acknowltors around town edged. that make Kohl “The root cause, optimistic that her I think, is fear of course will soon be being vulnerable,” accepted into the Kohl said. “Basic district, such as a things like identifygreater awareness ing what you feel, of the importance Dianea Kohl, a local therapist, has been pushing to include an people can’t even of mental health elective course on beneficial relationship dynamics to Ithaca do that. Being able and self-care. Kohl City School District for years. (Photo by Casey Martin) to identify it and also said that, communicate that, anecdotally, other people just don’t therapists around town that domestic violence, divorce, and know. [...] You could make it she speaks to regularly are far suicide, it is more urgent than into a four-year course, like busier now than in the past, ever to educate our students English. There’s so much to perhaps another sign that in healthy loving relationship learn.” people are more comfortable skills, including parenting While the course might seem ideal for a place like Itha- skills,” the lettter states. “We all with therapy, or more willing to admit they need it, than agree that parenting is one of ca, which places a premium previously. on things like healthy relation- the most important ‘jobs’ we “Therapists are really could ever have. This includes ships that other places might overloaded now—I turn people the responsibility of fostering dismiss out of hand, Kohl away all the time,” she said. “It’s our future generations, creathas had difficulty generating a really good sign that people ing love. ” interest. That changed recently, are willing to get help [...] Each Myrick goes on to recount though, when she received a letter of support from a power- the different research presented one of us is doing our bit, and to him by Kohl that he believes this is my bit.” • ful ally, Ithaca Mayor Svante supports the endorsement, Myrick. He penned a letter to -M att Butler

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Code Enforcement Officer Mike Niechwiadowicz said he’d be assessing the safety of reopening the playground on a continuing basis, but that at this point it looks unlikely that the playground would reopen until construction on the Commons-facing facade of the project is finished. “The hope was that, by now, the construction would have reached the point where we could open the playground,” Niechwiadowicz said. “But unfortunately we had that change of contractors, and [...] from the developer’s side, that change put a stop to construction for a significant period of time that set everything back. I know the priority is to try to get that Commons facade tightened up so that playground can be open, but it’s not going to be until that happens.” Niechwiadowicz said the city is essentially playing it by ear in terms of a timeline for the project and for the playground’s opening, but that they do want it open as soon as possible. The decision to reopen the playground will be ultimately made by the Code Enforcement office, in conjunction with the City Attorney’s office and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). He said once construction is finished, an in-depth assessment of the padding beneath the playground will take place to ensure that it is free of debris from the building. “During construction, the fear is something might fall from the building,” Niechwiadowicz said. “But afterwards, if small nails, sharp pieces of metal, particles, fell on that matting [...] It’s one thing for adults walking with shoes. But for children to be playing, crawling, that type of thing on it, they could be easily hurt, cut, have something embedded in them. It’s not just simply taking down the enclosure, you’d have to thoroughly check that surface, make sure that there’s nothing on it. It’s more involved than simply just opening it up.” •

▶▶ Thumbs Up - To the search teams who were able to locate, apparently safely, a hiker after 12 hours of efforts on Sunday. Yi Sun, 58, of New Jersey was able to call police to tell them she was lost but couldn’t determine her location until late Sunday night when she was found by police. She was taken to Cayuga Medical Center, let’s hope she has a speedy recovery. ▶▶ Thumbs Up - This is the Business Times issue after all, so might as well welcome a new business to downtown Ithaca: the Brain Shoppe, an academic toy store, will take over the Commons storefront formerly occupied by the City Centre rental office. We really only wish it was closer to the smoke shops for the comedic possibilities. ▶▶ Seen - The decision by New York State to repeal the religious exemption from school vaccinations was mostly applauded as a necessary step, but it has certainly inflamed parts of the state, particularly around Ithaca where vaccinations are somewhat less popular. That move highlights what could be a busy final few days of the legislative session, including decisions on e-scooters, legalized weed and driver’s licenses for immigrants in the country illegally. ▶▶ The most popular stories this week on are… 1. Update: After search, hiker found by police 2. Groton hiking system to open this summer 3. A challenger for Myrick emerges 4. Ithaca Police officers arrest man for armed robbery 5. House barely avoids damage after motor vehicle accident in downtown Ithaca


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The Challenges and Benefits of Law Enforcement Co-Location

Ja-Toni Telfair has it all

By R ich Joh n, Tom pk i n s C ou n t y L e gisl at or pieces of the puzzle could save money am writing in response to your article and make our process more efficient, in on the potential co-location of the particular by getting patrol officers back Tompkins County Sheriff road patrol on the road after making an arrest. and civil division with the Ithaca City Police Make no mistake, co-location presents Department, “Bunking Badges Co-locating challenges. This is a big and hard thing to law enforcement: City and County conthink about. Building a new joint faciltinue debate” of June 5, 2019. The article ity would be a large capital expense and quoted one County Legislator at length, would require the two governments to who appears to be opposed to the proposal. determine a cost sharing and financBecause I do not want to leave the impresing arrangement. Having the two police sion that one legislator speaks for the entire agencies work next to each other would County, I want to explain why I believe we involve operational changes. It would need an open-minded study, and at the impact other important decisions, such very least, do our homework before making as what to do about our thirty-two year a decision. old Jail. Co-location would influence our The proposal to build a joint facility community public safety policy for years would create some obvious positives. The to come. overall cost of one building would be less Why now? The City and County than constructing two separate facilities are considering what to do about their with redundant common areas, faciliseparate facilities at the same time. If we ties, and mechanicals. Co-location would do not think about it now before major allow sharing several police agency spaces investments are made, the opportunity such as briefing, interview, and locker will pass; co-location will not be feasible rooms. An intriguing possibility would involve installing central booking, holding cells, and an arraignment court. These continued on page 7


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I try to reward their efforts with rewards a-Toni Telfair has it all: Smashing good and recognition of their job well done looks, successful job history, dynamic […] After we’ve served a mob of custompersonality and loving family. Even if ers on Terrific Tuesday, I may bring in you don’t recognize her name, if you’ve ever milkshakes or something special for the bought a slice of just-baked pizza at Papa whole crew.” John’s on Third Ja-Toni Street and Route supervises 13, you are most 20 part-time likely part of her drivers. Many very large fan drivers also go club. to school, so An Ithaca the scheduler native, Ja-Toni has to be very has two sisters flexible and and two brothhave her finger ers, all of them on the pulse of hard-working, the available energetic workforce. She students and also manages workers. How eight in-store did her parents workers and raise such a crop three managers, of successful who are each Ja-Toni Telfair. (Photo provided) kids? trained to take “They’ve orders, interact always been with customers, there for me,” Telfair said. “They are lovmake pizza crusts, finish pizzas, bake and ing, but don’t tolerate nonsense either […] box them up, and run the registers. It’s Once, when I was floundering in middle a fluid operation that starts early in the school, my father, Anthony Telfair, morning, only a few hours after the 3 a.m. cheered me on: ‘I believe in you. I believe closing time some nights. you can do it. You’re really smart, so you In addition to managing the store can make it work.’” team and the drivers, the scheduling and Ja-Toni explains that one of the draws the paperwork, Ja-Toni also handles the to working at Papa John’s was to be in marketing. “I talk to business owners walking distance to home, where she about bringing in pizza for all their staff visits her mother, Jacqueline Bailor, and when they do a big inventory blitz, or younger sister at least every two days. maybe after their crews are exhausted Following high school graduation, on Black Friday. Many businesses bring Ja-Toni was hired eight years ago by Papa in pizza for their whole crew four or five John’s owner, Jamie McVannen. Within times a year.” her first six months, Ja-Toni moved up to When not working, not fishing at Chifront end manager. Shortly after, she was co’s, not visiting with nieces, nephews, promoted to closing manager. parents, and her younger sister, Ja-Toni “When I was first hired, I worked the likes to work out, read, or have monthly night shift for six years,” Ja-Toni added. card nights with her best friends. Ja-Toni “By nature, I’m a ‘morning person,’ but I and her fiancé are rehabbing a home in transformed myself into a ‘night owl’ […] Caroline and planning their next chapsince being promoted to general manager, ter. So far, so good. I come in at 6 a.m. each day.” Ja-Toni is deeply committed to life When Ja-Toni became general manager in this beautiful part of the county. Her this year, she had to navigate her way to family is descended from Peter Webb, supervise all shifts and all workers. “I had brought to Caroline as a nine-year-old worked with most of the staff and now slave by the Speed family. Growing I was in charge. I wanted to strike the up, this young man became a pillar in balance between being motivational and the African American community in authoritative, while not coming off as too Ithaca—a founder of St. James AME Zion controlling […] Most of the time, things Church and advocate for equality. After go smoothly, but once in a while I have to Peter Webb and fellow slaves helped build assert myself: ‘I’m in charge. You have to their slave owners’ “Big House” on Level do what I’m asking you to do!’ After that Green Road, Peter Webb’s descendants reminder, everyone has hunkered down eventually bought the land and the slave and pulled together.” mansion. Ja-Toni is proud of her relatives, “Now that I’m the general manager, I who are a testament to what hard work, hire workers who are positive and upbeat, courage and drive can accomplish in the who don’t mind a high-volume customer face of cruelty and inequality. • base. Everyone I manage works hard and

YOUR LETTERS Shaking My Head


eeing is believing. I have constantly watched the judicial system be as lenient towards child molesters as possible. These predators are released (most without bail) back into our communities. When sentencing finally arrives it seems as though a lengthy incarceration is not an option. However, if you are found guilty of possessing narcotics, weapons or stolen property, you can find yourself being sentenced to years, even decades of imprisonment. Our children, the future of this country, the next doctors, sicentist or president, have their innocence taken away and the punishment is less incarceration than if you possess stolen property. The judicial system is sending the message to all sexual predators that, they will not be punished to the furthest extent of the law. As a parent, I find the judicial system failing with this subject. I would honestly rather be robbed at gunpoint, opposed to my child being sexually abused. Especially konwing the fact that my child’s attacker will be back in our community many years before any robber. Please, stay woke people. God bless. Allen Forest

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after either the City or County decide to act on their own. By avoiding doing a study, we will have actually made this consequential decision by hiding from it. I do not believe you elected us to do that. Beyond the financial considerations, co-location presents potential public benefits related to better policing. Anyone who watches police procedurals will eventually see the encounter where an officer from one agency says to another “get out of my crime scene.” While perhaps useful as a point of television drama, these shows uniformly fail to address the likely consequence of this arrogant conduct. The plot sets up the agencies as rivals, without trust, and certainly organizations that would never willingly cooperate. This dynamic represents really poor policing. Criminals and crime cross municipal boundaries. Some emergencies call for our community police agencies to help each other. Cooperation and information sharing among agencies make us all safer. Officers who know each other, work around each other, and have opportunities to train together will be better prepared to provide mutual aid in an emergency. That is the story line we want to play out here in our community. Fortunately, we have a good history of police agencies working together in our community. Most citizens are aware of

In response to the June 10, 2019 article, “Carpenter Business Park proposal will enter site plan review”


he current relationship between the Ithaca Community Gardens and the developers, Cayuga Medical Center and Park Grove Realty, is much more positive than described in the article. It states that “Many residents fear the gardens are going to be the biggest loser...” and includes the following in its summary of my public comment to Common Council: “Marnie Hiller, president of the Ithaca Community Gardens went on to ask the Council to ensure a reasonable memorandum of understanding is in place to keep the gardens alive.” First: my name is Marty, not Marnie. Second: we have a long history of concern for the fate of the gardens, and our negotiations are still in process, but the situation has improved dramatically over the past year. The developers have made commitments both to us and to the City to keep the gardens on site, provide us with space comparable to what we have now, and assist with our reconfiguration the SWAT team, but there is much more. The Crisis Incident Negotiation Team (CINT) provides an organized response that has peacefully resolved dangerous standoffs. Police agencies assist each other on major investigations, common training programs, missing persons searches, and equipment sharing. Behind the scenes, administrative work, such as maintaining the body cam records, is coordinated. I find it interesting that most of these cooperative initiatives have arisen from proposals developed by the officers and agencies themselves. It actually makes sense that the politicians have not driven these improvements. The line officers are in the best position to see where cooperation could work. We can have some confidence that co-location would facilitate this organic process occurring, with the public safety benefit accruing to us all. As taxpayers and citizens, we have a real interest in looking at the possibility of co-location. As legislators, we have been elected to make decisions, including the hard decisions. This proposal entails a series of hard decisions for us. You should watch us carefully through this process to make sure we make these with adequate care. We should reach our conclusions after going through the open process of educating ourselves by hearing from experts and the public and weighing the evidence. I cannot predict in advance where we will go, but I know that we need to take the trip. •

costs so we can continue gardening with limited disruption (although we would be moving a third of our plots to make space for one of their mixed-use buildings.) And City representatives have indicated a willingness to offer us a new long-term lease with a path to permanence. We hope to gain both renewed garden infrastructure and longterm security as a result of this development. And I am immensely grateful for the opportunity. Marty Hiller

In support of Judges Klinger and Huddle


y support here seems obvious, of course, but it is also founded. Judges Theresa Klinger and Garry Huddle have served the Danby/West Danby communities for the past 12 years as Town Justices. They have worked well together in a fair and honest way, and have secured grant money to make numerous physical improvements to the court. They know what they are doing and work very hard to keep the community safe. They take pride in serving because they are dedicated to the community itself, which is very important to those of us making our homes here. Garry went through extensive training and he makes me proud every single time he sits on the bench. You can learn all the legal ins and outs but you can’t be taught pride in your community. That comes from blooming where you are planted because you truly care. Garry also is in great demand to officiate at weddings, which he enjoys (he has performed at 85 to date, including our own daughter’s)!! He and Theresa work well with local law enforcement, lawyers and all others. He and Theresa are a good team, working together in the best interests of our communities. Democratic voting will take place on Tuesday, June 25. Choose two. Choose Judges Klinger and Huddle to ensure them a place on the November ballot. Gay L. Huddle Danby, New York

Helping the “extremely impoverished” I would like to see the US Congress pass a new program into law which would replace the former “Aid To Families With Dependent Children” program which was passed under FDR in 1935 and abolished in 1996. Ever since its abolition, there has been a large increase in the number of people (especially children) living in “extreme poverty” (meaning living on less than two dollars per day) and “deep poverty” (meaning at a level half of the official poverty line). It could be paid for by adopting a “National Wealth Tax” of 14.25% on all individuals with a networth of $10 million and higher which is exactly what Donald Trump proposed in 1999 before he became what I have always considered to be a “FAKE-conserJ u ne

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vative.” In return for receiving this assistance, all recipients would be responsible for doing some type of volunteer-work and/or job-training. Stewart B. Epstein Rochester, New York

Regarding the Enfield Democratic Primary, June 25


y votes are going to Beth McGee, Stephanie Redmond, Darren McGee and Ellen

Wood In the year and a half that Beth McGee has been the Enfield Supervisor she has worked very hard and effectively for the town. She has gotten three grants: solar installations for the Municipal buildings, a salt storage barn to protect our water supply and upgrades for the Community Building by adding an accessible bathroom and improving the facilities. She has lowered the tax rate, and is helping build a strong working relationship with the Enfield Highway Department and the Enfield Volunteer Fire Company. She has been an active member of Enfield Neighbors for Safe Air and Water (ENSAW), and she is committed to seeing the town adopt solar and wind laws which protect home owners and the environment, while supporting responsible development of renewable wind and solar energy. To learn more on these topics, check out http:// She needs a strong team that can work well together to help Enfield continue to move the town forward. I believe Stephanie Redmond and Darren McGee bring what it takes. Stephanie has extensive experience working on environmental protection issues and is concerned about programs for area youth. Darren brings budgeting, management, and alcohol and drug counseling experience. Ellen Woods, Town Clerk candidate, has worked with many local community organizations and is an Enfield EMS/Fire Fighter. She has strong computer, math and writing skills. This is our first local Democratic Primary, since Enfield voted to change from a Caucus to a Primary in February. I encourage you to join me in voting on Tuesday June 25, to show our support of the people who have and will work so hard for our town. Enfield votes at Living Waters Church 162 Enfield Main Rd. Polls are open from 12:00 noon - 9:00 PM. Nancy Spero

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Real Climate Actions

Sustainable Tompkins and others are working locally now.


By M att Bu tler

limate change might be the most significant issue facing the human race going forward, with new studies coming out seemingly every day that claim humans have an ever shortening amount of time on this planet. As those studies have increased, the seriousness with which humans treat climate change has appeared to rise rapidly over the last 5-15 years. According to Gallup polls from this year, 67 percent of Americans believe human activities are responsible for global warming, compared to a 55-percent average from 2001-14. Meanwhile, 45 percent of Americans now think global warming will pose a serious threat during their lifetime, up 10 percent from 2001-14. With that shift of opinion have come increased national attempts at reducing harmful actions to the environment, such as the Green New Deal, even as President Donald Trump’s administration down-

plays the severity of climate change’s global impact and works to offset some of those attempts, such as withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accords. Similarly, local efforts are ongoing, but can be far more visible than those continuing at the national or international level. Gay Nicholson, the executive director of Sustainable Tompkins, is one of the most well-known environmental advocates in the area, along with the organization she leads, which works to equalize opportunities for people to get involved with energyreduction activities and preserve the overall wellbeing of the environment. Sustainable Tompkins’ efforts are numerous and widespread. Perhaps most recent is a partnership with HeatSmart Tompkins to combine Sustainable Tompkins’ carbon offset grants with incentives for alternative heating sources (in this case, heat pumps). A primary theme that emerges from many of the different environmental struggles is the push to lower

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some of the financial thresholds that it may take to apply some of the fixes that are being considered for individual homes now, such as heat pumps, which use thermal energy from the earth to heat homes and water. Nicholson said this has become one of the focuses of Sustainable Tompkins’ grant programs. “We hope to be putting together some nice packages together for low-income households,” Nicholson said. “We’ve been leaders on the topic of energy democracy, making sure that nobody is left behind in this transition to clean energy. Our focus is making sure that low-income folks get to participate, and by giving them carbon offset grants, and now putting together this package for heat pumps, that means that someone on a lower income can go zero-carbon by converting to heat pumps for their heating and cooling.” While Nicholson is hesitant to talk about some of Sustainable Tompkins’ future campaigns, since they are not fi-

High Schoolers m arch from city hall to the t o m p k i n s c o u n t y l e g i s l at u r e b u i l d i n g o n M ay 2 4 d u r i n g t h e n at i o n a l s t u d e n t c l i m at e s t r i k e ( P h o t o : M a r s h a l l H o p k i n s) nalized, she did point to a recently-implemented measure in Great Britain that mandates rental properties to meet certain energy requirements if their owners want to retain their right to legally rent to tenants. Another focus in the area has been to involve students of varying ages in energyusage reduction efforts, as young minds can provide a necessary jolt to the overall thought process. They have achieved this through their Youth Climate Challenge Program, which rewards students up to $1,000 for research and projects that can help lessen energy usage in households.

The young minds can provide a necessary jolt to the overall thought process. This year, two students, Tilden Chao and Abigail Glickman, conducted their research on the dangers of hydrofluorocarbons in refrigerators (which receive far less publicity than carbon dioxide and methane) and allowing them to escape into the air, culminating in an event at the Tompkins County Public Library and a website called

It represents one of the situation’s paradoxes: frequently, progress in the fight against climate change is made by stopping other forms of progress from occurring. Legislatively, there are also ongoing efforts to make a positive impact against climate change while balancing four primary factors: affordability, impact, flexibility and the aforementioned achievability, according to Sustainability Coordinator

N at u r a l l a n d s f o r e v e r p r o t e c t e d b y t h e F i n g e r L a k e s L a n d Tru s t, t h e S t e e g e H i l l N at u r e P r e s e rv e i n c h e m u n g c o u n t y. ( P h o t o : A n dy Z e p p) Nicholson notes with delight that despite the vast amount of work and countless hours being dedicated to the subject at area universities and the like, Chao and Glickman were able to find a niche and make an impact of their own. “None of us had been paying attention,” she said. “And then here’s these kids. For existing equipment, we need people to do a lot better job with monitoring.” There is no uniform shape or way to fight climate change, either. The Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT) acquires massive swaths of lands throughout the region, effectively shielding them from future development and ensuring that they will remain protected for decades going forward. Overall, the trust is currently preserving 21,000 acres of land in New York State across 35 different territories. Over the last few years, FLLT has amassed hundreds more acres across Tompkins County, even as the county undergoes an unprecedented and extended development boom.

Nick Goldsmith, who works for the City of Ithaca and the Town of Ithaca. While the city’s version of the Green New Deal was just passed unanimously, officials are waiting on the completion of the city’s Green Building Code, which will install a pointbased threshold system that new projects will have to satisfy in order to gain approval from city review bodies. Projects can score these points by including things like ground-source heating, simple design, and a high wall-to-window ratio, etc. Ultimately, the code will likely include tightening restrictions in 2025 and 2030, by which time projects must be net-zero energy to be approved. Peter Bardaglio, coordinator of the Tompkins County Climate Protection Initiative (TCCPI), said he’s seen an increase in interest in stemming climate change, both among community individuals and from businesses. TCCPI’s goal is to reduce emissions by 80 percent by 2050 and have joined other cities in an effort to monitor, control and reduce building energy, water

use and carbon dioxide emissions. “It’s also just that it’s becoming clearer to people that climate change is happening now,” Bardaglio said. “It’s not just going to happen 10 or 20 or 30 years down the road.” The TCCPI, which is a coalition of organizations and businesses working to combat climate change, publishes an annual report that documents how climate

tant effect it can have. Though grim, it’s true that the younger one is, the higher the stakes are for the planet to be healthier. “For me, the most hopeful development is the involvement of young people in the climate movement,” he said. “They recognize that this is their future, and they’re going to have to fight for it [...] It’s not going to affect my personal future to the extent that it will affect the lives of people

Ti l d e n C h ao a n d A b i g a i l G l i c k m a n , p r e s e n t t h e i r r e s e a r c h o n t h e d a n g e r s o f h y d r o f l u o r o c a r b o n s (p h o t o : p r ov i d e d)

change is being fought in Tompkins County, and the wide range of bodies involved, including non-profit organizations, forprofit businesses, and municipal governments and more. Places as large as Cornell University and Cayuga Medical Center made prominent efforts last year: Cornell grouped together 20 other universities in the state to collectively purchase renewable energy projects, while CMC began the extended process of converting all of its interior lighting to LED bulbs. Alongside those local behemoths are smaller entities like Finger Lakes ReUse, which exists to divert materials from landfills in order to re-sell them to people who can repurpose them, and that also saw donations increase 52 percent from 2018 to 2019; or, the Town of Caroline, which received a grant to install heat pumps at its town court building and town hall. Like Nicholson, Bardaglio highlighted the rise in student involvement in climate crisis efforts and emphasized the imporJ u ne

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who are in school right now.” The most important step currently is to insure the youths who are interested don’t shy away from the tangible steps necessary to actually address the issue going forward. While that history could prove too strong for the momentum the climate change resistance effort currently has, Bardaglio and Nicholson at least seem optimistic that headway is being made. “There’s definitely increasing awareness about the seriousness of the climate crisis and people’s thinking about that has become more sophisticated,” Bardaglio said. “They think, ‘What can I do to make a difference?’ Not just individually, but lobbying for different policies at the local government level, I think you’ve seen that if you come out to Common Council meetings. You see a lot more people at those meetings advocating for actions that would reduce the community’s carbon footprint. [...] These are all really positive steps to me.”

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she graduated magna cum laude and went on to earn her master’s degree at Smith College. She served as the Bombers’ first full-time assistant coach before taking over as the head coach at Skidmore in 2013, where she built a very respectable and competitive program. When Pallozzi, Ithaca College’s head coach since 1989, announced her retirement, Shalett Quintana had, in the eyes


Not Just Any Program By Ste ve L aw re nc e


remember very clearly what I was thinking when I saw Ithaca College’s freshman catcher settle in behind the plate for the softball team in the spring of 2004. As the diminutive Hannah Shalett brushed the dirt off after blocking yet another wayward pitch, and assumed her duties as the Bombers’ field general despite being the youngest and smallest player on the diamond, I thought, “I hope every coach from every area high school program brings his or her players to Kostrinsky Field to watch this kid play.” Then, giving into my impulse to resist using clichés, even when talking to myself, I added, “Watching her play will show young players that it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.” When the Class of 2007 alumna (now Hannah Shalett Quintana) takes over as the Bombers’ softball team’s head coach in July, and we do our first interview, I will apologize for that comparison (and for using a cliché), and I am hoping she will forgive me. Her predecessor, Deb Pallozzi, will have my back, and will tell the new coach that except for the brief window of 2014-17, when my daughter played for the Alfred Saxons, I have

New IC Bombers softball coach Hannah Shalett Quintana during her playing

been a big Bomber supporter. During Hannah’s four-year career as a Bomber, there were plenty of highlights. She was a team captain, a four-time AllRegion player, the NFCA Catcher of the Year, the Empire 8 Woman of the Year, she hit .417 as a senior, and she led the Bombers to four trips to the Regionals (and that is a short list of accomplishments). She embodied the term “student-athlete,” as

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of the hiring committee, paid her dues on enough levels to succeed her former mentor, and she said (on the Bombers’ website): “I am truly honored and humbled to accept this position at my alma mater,” Pallozzi said. “I look forward to returning to a place that feels like home, as I strive to bridge the illustrious past of this program with its promising future.” Pallozzi was one of the first coaches I interviewed when taking this column over

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in 1992, and after one rebuilding season (her first), she has led the Bombers to 29 consecutive winning seasons. She has an incredible overall record of 858-403-1, she has a truckload of Coach of the Year awards, she is in numerous Halls of Fame, and she led the program to a national championship in 2002 (winning in a 1-0 thriller in the championship game). She leaves on a high note, having led the Bombers to their second consecutive Liberty League title (they have been in the league for two years), and she and her staff (Pallozzi, Dan Raymond, Rinae Olson , Stacy Digiorgio and Payton Cutting) were named the National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s Regional Staff of the Year in 2019. Dan Raymond has known Shalett Quintana since she came to IC as a teenager, and when asked if he would be around to help with the transition, he said, “With young grandchildren, I am feeling a different pull, but I plan to stay around for at least a year to help Hannah get her footing. Obviously, I know her very well, and I am super excited for her. I rarely get an opportunity to watch someone evolve from a student and a player, to an assistant coach to an opposing coach, and now she gets to take over the program.” Dan, sounding very serious, added, “And you know, it’s not just any program. She will be only the fifth coach in a 50-plus-year history.” Coach Dan also had high praise for Pallozzi, and he offered, “Deb seems to be enjoying her first few weeks of retirement, and she certainly earned the opportunity, having elevated the program to what it is.”•


Honey Biz Stellar Start to spring Biz Briefs

The Bank Tower’s New Look


By Maryam Zafar

he basement of the 1932 building once held rooms for valuables, including a fur room, an oriental carpet room, and even a rare book collection. Home to a variety of banks and businesses over time, the building at 200 E. State St. was the first two-elevator structure in downtown Ithaca. Now, though, the Bank Tower stands refurbished, ready for new tenants to fill many of its updated but empty floors. “We’ve taken the historic fabric,” said Nathan Lyman, a lawyer and representative for Ithaca Renting, and transformed it to be “future proof,” upgrading the building and adding in new electrical systems, lighting, and an advanced variable refrigerant flow (VRF) temperature system. The renovations took almost three years following the announcement in the spring of 2017 that the building, owned by the Fane Organization, would not be converted into an apartment building. Most of the office spaces were unoccupied, although Lyman said that there were negotiations in place with tenants for some of the spaces. CFCU Community Credit Union (CFCU), a company started in Ithaca, occupies the bottom two floors of the historic bank building and has already opened their space to the public. Among the largest credit unions in New York, CFCU has 10 locations and over 60,000 members. At the time of the

move, Lisa Whitaker, president and CEO of CFCU Community Credit Union, noted that “on any given day, over 5,000 people pass this location, so it’s a good place for us to be.” The third floor features large, stateof-the-art conference rooms for tenant use, and the fourth and fifth floors house traditional office spaces designed to mimic much of the original 1930s design. The

around. The restructuring was done by John Snyder Architects, a local firm with experience in renovating historic buildings, including the Harold Square Design. The building paid homage to other homebased firms, too: vases in the restrooms were made by a local artisan, Lyman said. On the first floor, architects painstakingly sought to preserve the original, in-

The Bank Tower, which currently houses CFCU’s new downtown location, is looking for more tenants to fill its upper f loors now that it has opened. (Photo by Casey Martin)

top two floors—dubbed the “penthouses” by Lyman—were renovated into open-air, expansive office spaces with nearly floorto-ceiling windows and expansive views all


tricate ceiling design. For parts of the ceiling’s dentil moldings that were destroyed by ductwork, builders recreated the motif by making and filling a cast mold so that

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the look would be seamless. During the renovation, the architects also sought to be more energy-efficient. Builders repointed the mortar, filling in the areas that had been weathered. The renovated building also incorporated other energy-saving measures, like insulated walls, sensor-based lights, and dual-pane windows. When it was built in the 1930s, the seven-story building was up to code, Lyman said. However, bringing it up to meet modern standards involved more work, such as removing stair tiles that had contained asbestos, as well as updating hallway and exit signage. Throughout the process, the designers sought to both preserve notable historical portions—“they were smart in the old days,” Lyman said—while also integrating modern technology as much as possible. The terrazzo flooring and many of the doorknobs are original remnants from the old building, as well as the original art-deco mailbox. Third-floor conference rooms featured television that were compatible with Apple Airplay and Google ChromeCast, many rooms utilized electronic, keyless key fobs, and many of the office spaces were designed to be as flexible as possible How much did all of this construction cost? “A lot,” Lyman admitted. Just the new entryway door hinges on the first floor were $1,500 apiece. • 2 0 1 9

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B usiness T imes



By Elia Kacapyr

he Ithaca Business Index increased a hefty 2.2 percent in April to 177.32 from a revised mark of 173.44 in March. Gains in employment and help wanted advertising propelled the index higher. Declines in retail sales and

home sales were not enough to contain the upward momentum. The labor force and hours worked held steady. Compared to April 2018 the index was up 4.6 percent. The Ithaca metropolitan area added 100 jobs in April, bringing the total number of jobs to 65,600. All the figures in this

report are seasonally adjusted so that any month can be compared with any other without regard to seasonal factors. Ithaca’s unemployment rate was 3.4 percent. The comparable unemployment rates for New York State and the nation were 3.9 percent and 3.6 percent, respectively. Ithaca’s labor force held steady at 50,900 persons. Anyone residing in Ithaca with a part-time or full time job is in the labor force. In addition, anyone residing in Ithaca without a job, but actively seeking employment, is also included in the labor force. A smaller labor force means less economic potential. Retail sales in Tompkins County returned to their on-again-off-again ways.



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Sales volume was down 1.5 percent for the month. Compared to April 2018 retail volume was 1.2 percent higher. The average work week in Ithaca held steady at 32.4 hours. This figure is indeed an average that includes both full and part-time employees in the private sector. Compared to April 2018, the work week was 0.6 percent shorter. Although some people may enjoy a shorter work week, it is a sign of reduced economic activity. After performing well in February and March, home sales in Ithaca fell 18.9 percent in April. The magnitude of the decline is not unusual, but its direction ruins what appeared to be the start of an upward trend. Comparing April 2019 to April 2018, home sales were off 7.1 percent. The median home’s price sagged a bit between those two months, falling to $198,875 in 2019 from $209,250 in 2018. Help-wanted advertising popped 28.8 percent in April, not an unusual move for this volatile indicator. Compared to April 2018, help-wanted advertising was up 66.8 percent. Increases in help wanted advertising can foretell increases in employment. Ithaca’s economy was roaring in April 2019. The Ithaca Business Index climbed 2.2 percent and hit an all-time high of 177.32. Last month we spoke about sustainable growth and the current pace is probably not sustainable. Ithaca’s economy would expand by 4.5 percent if this pace were to continue throughout 2019. That scale of annual growth has not occurred since the 1990’s. Still, the local economy is off to a great start in 2019. Employment, home sales, and help wanted advertising are the driving forces to this point. The labor force, hours worked, and retail sales are holding steady. In January 1985 the Ithaca Business Index stood at 100.00. In April 2019 the Index reads 177.32. This means that the Tompkins County economy has grown 77.32 percent in those 412 months. From 1985 until 1988, the Ithaca metro region grew at a rapid clip. The average annual growth rate was 5.4 percent. The Ithaca Business Index reached a peak of 130.34 in March 1989. A recession brought the Index down to a level of 110.98 in April 1992. This 36 month slide was much longer and more severe than the national recession which lasted only 8 months. Since then, the County economy has recovered, but annual growth rates of 1.5 percent are more typical these days. There was a less severe version of the Great Recession here in Ithaca that started in April 2008 and ended in July 2009. The most recent recession began in March 2014 and ended in March 2015. There was no national recession during this time, but economic activity in Ithaca fell 0.2 percent in 2014 and 1.4 percent in 2015. The Ithaca economy has been expanding since the summer of 2015. The Ithaca economy grew 2.2 percent in 2016, 3.8 percent in 2017, and 1.0 percent in 2018. The all-time high for the Ithaca Business Index is 177.32, its reading in April 2019.

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them bees. One unique aspect about the business is that aside from regular honey, Creary also sells four different flavors as well: . ginger, cinnamon, lemon, and fire, the latter of which is made by steeping home-grown habanero and cayenne peppers with the honey for a month or longer to give it a fiery kick to offset the honey’s sweetness. According to Creary, the fire honey takes the shortest amount of time to make while the cinnamon honey can take as long as a month. “I picked up that trick from a friend of mine in Pittsburgh,” Creary said. “It’s not super difficult to do;, it just takes a long time because you just let the [desired flavor] sit with the honey for however long

it takes. In the instance of the cinnamon honey, it takes months and months. But things like the lemon honey and the fire honey go very quickly, and the ginger honey is a bit more challenging.” Creary’s thought about expanding his business, but isn’t sure what the future holds, particularly as he prepares to heighten his public presence and make his first sincere marketing push. “At this point, it seems a little cartbefore- the- horse,” Creary said. “This is the first year I’ve gone a little bit more gung-ho in trying to drive sales. In years to come, I will be kind of refining which events to go to and I can start thinking about some retail.”

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ith the flowers and allergies in full bloom, this is the season for honey, as cold weather fades in the rear-view mirror. Everyone uses honey differently., Wwhether it’s using it for a cup of tea, sweetening a buttered roll, or making a daiquiri, the bee byproduct is a welcome piece of culinary culture. One local honey seller , though, has made scant appearances at craft festivals, and most recently at the Ithaca Festival , determined to give Ithacans a taste before unleashing its whole hive. Entomos Apiaries, a locally based honey- making company run by Scott Creary, has been making honey for several years now, with an assortment of flavors. Creary found this passion quite by accident, after seeing the business potential of a man he met in Columbus, Ohio. That was eight years ago, and for Creary, it has been a dream since after venturing out on his own with Entomos Apiaries. “There’s kind of two facets of the business, as it is,” Creary said. “One is selling the bees, which is what I do around

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this time of year., I actually sell whole colonies to people and it generates a tidy profit. Then, selling the honey, which I do exclusively at craft fairs and stuff. Last year, I tried to do a few farmer’s markets, but there really wasn’t enough foot traffic to make it worthwhile.” For Creary, though, he’s been in love with it since then. Insects have been always been a passion of his. He obtained a degree in plant sciences from Cornell University and a Master’s degree in entomology from the University of Maryland. Like most businesses, though, all dreams aren’t without a few nightmares in between, even for a honey-making business. “You can’t necessarily bank on having a lot of bees around next year because they are very good at dying,” Creary said. “You don’t necessarily know if you’re going to have enough colonies left to make a go of it the next year. That’s the biggest hurdle: , just keeping the bees alive.” Aside from these worries, Creary has found this business not just profitable, but enjoyable. He finds tending to the bees meditative, since one of the goals is avoiding sudden movements which could anger

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BEST FRONT PAGE SECOND PLACE Marshall Hopkins; An intriguing array of layout presentations that shows a passion for creativity. Each page is notably different than the others, yet they each offer something dynamic in terms of grabbing the attention of readers. When I saw the layouts, I could tell they were among the best.

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP HONORABLE MENTION Marshall Hopkins; Making it simple for young people and everyone else in the community to register to vote is fulfilling a civic duty every newspaper should endorse and try in their own communities.

On May 14th, 2019 the Discovery Trail officially welcomed its new Executive Director, Beth Pallace. An upstate New York native and former lead teacher at Ithaca Montessori school, Beth is no stranger to the important role local organizations play in cultivating creative thinkers and innovators through education. With a passion and deep reverence for community partnerships, she brings over 10 years of experience in the education and nonprofit sectors. She’s a creative, business-minded educator fully prepared to roll out the Discovery Trail’s new vision statement which invites Tompkins County residents and visitors to engage their curiosity, entertain multiple perspectives, and expand their worldview to become engaged world citizens.

“Star was our first full-time employee,” said Allmon, “and she did a great job of growing the KDT! program from serving 65% to 82% of the eligible students in the County. She has established a solid foundation for Beth Pallace to build on.”

Jennifer Tegan joins Tompkins Financial Corporation Board of Directors Tompkins Financial Corporation is pleased to welcome Jennifer R. Tegan to the Tompkins Financial Corporation Board of Directors. Ms. Tegan was officially elected at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders held on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Ms. Tegan will continue as a director of Tompkins Financial’s affiliate, Tompkins Trust Company, where she has served since 2016.

THOMAS G. BUTSON AWARD FOR INVESTIGATIVE/IN-DEPTH REPORTING SECOND PLACE Matt Butler; Good reporting and strong corroboration throughout the piece.

NEWS STORY SECOND PLACE Matt Butler; Complete reporting using multiple sources. Topic challenging but efforts paid off. HONORABLE MENTION Nick Reynolds Jennifer Tegan

FEATURE STORY THIRD PLACE Nick Reynolds; The story is well-written, dives into the nuance of the situation and includes a range of voices. Using lines from the musical instead of subheads was clever, and each fit its spot well. Great work. HONORABLE MENTION Austin Lamb; This is a great story. The reporter did an excellent job of showing the reader how Oxford’s life has changed, and how it’s not all roses. Oxford gets frustrated with his situation and his abilities. That he acknowledges those struggles make him human, and that really shines through in this piece.

EDITORIAL CARTOON SECOND PLACE Marshall Hopkins; The Bingo game board is a fun way to comment on national bike sharing company LimeBike dropping 200 brand new yellow and green bikes all over Ithaca. If everyone in town wasn’t already buzzing about the event, this editorial cartoon surely got them talking. Great originality!

BEST SPECIAL SECTION COVER FIRST PLACE Ithaca Times, Marshall Hopkins; Great shot for the Apple Harvest Festival. There was no question about what it was for.

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Star Bressler, executive director for the past four years, is happy to pass the reins to Beth and expresses complete confidence in her successor. Star worked to expand the Discovery Trail’s flagship program Kids Discover the Trail! to include all children in Tompkins County. She believes her departure comes at the right time. “With the transition of the Discovery Trail headquarters downtown to the new Tompkins Center for History and Culture and our new vision, it’s the perfect time for new leadership to shepherd in the next phase of the Discovery Trail,” she said. Discovery Trail Board Chair Warren Allmon (who is Director of the Paleontological Research Institution) said that he was enormously grateful for Star’s role in maturing and expanding KidsDiscover the Trail!

Since starting with Cayuga Venture Fund in 2002, Ms. Tegan has been working with, supporting and financing entrepreneurs in technology-based companies in the areas of communications equipment, social networking, semi-conductors, materials sciences, consumer products, and SAAS. As part of her role with Cayuga Venture Fund, she also serves on the corporate boards of GiveGab (Ithaca, NY), Venuebook (New York, NY), POM (Newark, NJ) and True Gault (New York, NY). In 2018, Ms. Tegan joined the board of directors of the National Venture Capital Association, the preeminent trade association advocating for public policy that supports the American entrepreneurial ecosystem. Ms. Tegan is past President and current Executive Committee Member of the Upstate Capital Association of New York Board (formerly, UVANY) a membership trade organization whose mission is to increase access to capital for entrepreneurs and companies in Upstate NY. Thomas R. Rochon, Chairman of

B usiness T imes Tompkins Financial, stated, “We are very pleased to welcome Jennifer to the Tompkins Financial Board of Directors. She brings great experience, a strong reputation, and shares our board’s long term commitment to Tompkins Financial’s values and goals.” Steve Romaine, President and CEO of Tompkins Financial Corporation, stated, “We believe Jennifer’s qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include her executive experience in a leadership position at Cayuga Venture Fund, her service on the Tompkins Trust Company Board of Directors, and her involvement with economic development and other civic engagement in the Tompkins County region.” Tegan is also an active member of the Tompkins County community and serves on the Board of Tompkins County Area Development and the Board of the Elizabeth Ann Clune Montessori School of Ithaca. She also has served on the Board of the Tompkins Cortland Community College Foundation and on the Economic Development Committee for the Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency. Tegan has her BA and MS in geology from Smith College and University of Cincinnati, respectively, and her MBA from Cornell University. She is a marathon runner and enjoys weightlifting, hiking, crosscountry and downhill skiing. She lives in Ithaca with her husband and daughter.

Boyce Thompson Institute’s Maria Harrison elected to National Academy of Sciences

Sciences. Election to the NAS is one of the highest honors a scientist can receive in recognition of distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. “Having personally witnessed the emerging story of mycorrhizal symbiosis over the years, including its many surprises, I can easily understand why the Academy would choose to honor Maria,” said David Stern, the president of BTI. “Her generous service to BTI and the larger research community no doubt also contributed to her recognition.”

Bite of Ithaca starts this week

Maria Harrison

The Boyce Thompson Institute is honored to announce that Maria Harrison has been elected to the National Academy of

Returning to Ithaca for the fifth year, Bite of Ithaca presented by Maguire Jeep, Fiat, Ram, Chrysler is sure to impress foodies with its tasty offerings at over 20 restaurants around town. From June 17 through June 22, guests can take their taste buds on a culinary journey by enjoying $5 tapas-sized food bites (and $5 sips) at restaurants around Ithaca and its neighboring communities in Tompkins County. More than 20 participating restaurants will offer tasty $5 bites in addition to their regular menu. Grab your friends, locate a Bite passport at any of the participating restaurants, or download one online at and start restaurant hopping! The Bite passport will provide information about the different Bite cuisine and you can use it to collect stamps from

the restaurants you visit. When you return your stamped passport to any one of the participating restaurants, or to the Downtown Ithaca Visitor Center--now located inside the Tompkins County Center for History and Culture, or to the East Shore Ithaca Visitor Center, 904 East Shore Drive, near Stewart Park, you will be entered to win a $150 gift certificate to the participating Bite restaurant of your choice. Bite organizers the Downtown Ithaca Alliance will draw one lucky winner around the middle of July. Additional raffle entry details are available at






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a moratorium targeting it), but called the Black Oak Wind Farm project a “debacle” and said she would want a wind energy development to have suitable setbacks from property lines, not just residences, if one was to happen. She noted that the town’s new Wind Law is currently being reviewed and could be voted on soon. Kirchgessner also said she wouldn’t necessarily be against wind energy development, although she added that she would like to see Enfield own its own energy production means. Additionally on the topic of energy, both candidates said they would support solar energy development. McGee said she’d prefer that to wind energy because the infrastructure is less intrusive, but that she’d want to make sure it “doesn’t run rough-shot” over Enfield. Kirchgessner encouraged solar development, saying that the town should maximize the usage of its copious amount of open land. Next, the Town Board candidates took center stage. McGee, Redmond, Lynch and Norman all laid out their intentions as a Town Board member in relatively general terms: Lynch said he thought the Town Board needed to determine the differences between wants and needs in terms of spending; McGee touted his military service and experience living in poverty in Enfield; Norman emphasized building relationships with other municipalities and improving cell phone coverage, plus protecting a sense of community in En-

field; Redmond said she thought improving communication and internet access are two of the main issues facing town residents. Several topics were covered, but some of the highlights were the candidates laying out their first-year priorities. Lynch said he was very concerned about the firefighters’ contract with the Town of Enfield and would want to negotiate that out and have it done before the town budget is solidified. Norman said he would try to reinforce a commitment to community organizations and try to ensure the Town was spending its money wisely. Redmond said she wanted to expand TCAT’s presence in Enfield, as well as reiterating her commitment to increasing internet access, and McGee said he would be focusing on finalizing the comprehensive plan for the Town of Enfield, and making sure the Town was prepared to handle future oversight of wind and solar energy infrastructure proposals. Interestingly, the forum concluded with a question about vaccinations, which have returned to the statewide lime-light after a few outbreaks of preventable diseases around New York this year; plus, Governor Andrew Cuomo just signed a law to repeal the religious exemption from vaccinations, making them mandatory unless someone has a medical reason they cannot receive vaccinations. McGee said he didn’t have enough information to comment, Redmond said it’s a state issue, Lynch and Norman both said they would advise following the advice of one’s personal doctor. M att Butler

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children reading at home? And if you were Vendors doled out soul food delights to say no, she gave you the look and then like baked macaroni and cheese, collard filled your arms with books to take home.” greens, cornbread, sweet potato pie and Dr. Margaret Washington, an abolition- ribs, to name a few, as well as empanadas ist teacher from Cornell University and a and other multi-ethnic dishes. Capping off good friend of Jacqueline Scott, delivered the festival was a showing of the musical the keynote address, film “The Wiz,” a soul which was followed by music adaptation of Southside’s Youth Per“The Wizard of Oz,” formers. One of Nunn’s with a production by favorite parts of the Running 2 Places startfestival is watching all ing in the coming days. the people who attend Throughout the the festival dance to the day, a wide variety of music. musical acts included “I love that moment Darius and Eva Scott, when you have your relatives of Jacqueline elders up, and babies Scott, singing the blues, that just learned how youth performers from to walk, up dancing,” Greater Ithaca AcNunn said. “And when tivities Center, several we do, of course, it’s church choirs and other Face painting at Juneteenth the kids performances local artists performing 2019 (Photo: Casey Martin) and stuff too, but it’s the songs focusing on the developmental spectrum of joy and of overall theme. happiness that you’ll see in the space.” “Each one of these performers deserves Along with this, Southside finally like, almost a whole hour to themselves, revealed their Black Girl Alchemy mural, navigating the time frame and space,” which has taken a year-long effort to disNunn said. “You’ll love listening to each play on the exterior of the building. Nunn one of them, and each one of them dealso announced that the new search for an serves their own concert. • executive director was underway, replac-E dw i n J. Vi er a ing former leader Nydia Boyd.

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very summer, on the shores of beautiful Otsego Lake, the Glimmerglass Festival presents an amazing offering of exceptional programs, including four main-stage productions, concerts and recitals, a youth opera, and lectures and discussions. The festival continues its focus on social questions in today’s world—with attention this year on race and inequality issues—as reflected in stage works ranging from the mid-19th century to a newly composed opera. “Show Boat,” with music by Jerome Kern and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, launches the festival on July 6. Based on a 1926 novel by Edna Ferber, it opened on Broadway in 1927 and was a pioneer in musical theater as we know it today. Not only did the show address the harsh life of blacks working on the docks, but it was the first ever to deal with miscegenation in the love story between the mulatto Julie and the white leading man Steve. Glimmerglass artistic director and general director Francesco Zambello, assisted by co-director E. Loren Meeker, will direct this sparkling production, with colorful sets and

gorgeous costumes. Soprano Lauren Snouffer plays Magnolia Hawks, while Alyson Cambridge reprises the role of Julie, which she has portrayed at Washington National Opera (WNO). On the podium is James Lowe, who has conducted “Oklahoma!” and “Camelot” previously at Glimmerglass. The new opera “Blue” has its world premiere at Glimmerglass, opening on July 14. Inspired by contemporary events, it is a widely-funded festival commission. The opera combines the creative talents of composer Jeanine Tesori and librettist-director Tazewell Thompson and deals with hopes and fears of a young black couple raising a politically active teenager in 21st-century America, a heart-wrenching story that encompasses race, tragedy, and community. Though “Blue” is his first libretto, lauded playwright and author Thompson is also acclaimed for his insightful directing of previous Glimmerglass operas, including “Lost in the Stars” and “Cato in Utica.” In these fraught times, he feels we need family, friends, and love. “We need music in our lives ... music to ultimately lift us and celebrate the bonds of sisterhood and brotherhood togetherness.” Bass Kenneth Kellogg, who plays The Father—a police officer whose son is shot by a white policeman—has been involved with the opera from the beginning. It’s the first time, he explains, he’s been part of a piece where he can be authentic in “telling a real story that reflects the lives of people that look like me.”

The Glimmerglass Festival provides an annual chance to see opera, stage productions and recitals on Otsego Lake. This year’s event opens on July 6, starting with “Show Boat.” (Photo provided)v

These and similar sentiments were expressed in a June 2 New York Times article called “Opera Finally Takes on Race,” where “Blue” was discussed with two other works receiving national attention. The cast of 10 singers and a 44-piece orchestra will be conducted by John Demain. A co-production with WNO (which Zambello also directs) and Lyric Opera of Chicago, it goes to the Kennedy Center in Washington next season, with Kellogg in the lead role. Verdi’s beloved masterwork, “La traviata,” also a co-production with WNO, opens at Glimmerglass on July 7 with a new staging and featuring soprano Amanda Woodbury as the courtesan Violetta Valéry. On the podium is Glimmerglass music director Joseph Colaneri, who told me he conducted it for the first time at the New York City Opera in 1988 and since has lead about 150 performances. He is delighted with his cast, Woodbury has a “beautiful sound and conveys a lot of emotion,” while the other leads, tenor Kang Wang as Alfredo and baritone Adrian Timpau as his father, are “terrific singers.” The production is “iconic,” with set and costumes reflecting


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Hangar debuts well with “Or, What She Will” By Barbara Ad am s


he Hangar Theatre opens its 45th season with Liz Duffy Adams’s rollicking comedy, as directed by Morgan Gould: “Or, What She Will.” If the double title (an earlier convention that the play itself mocks) has a whiff of Shakespeare to it, your guess is close––by a half century. Not set in Renaissance England but in the post-Puritan, post-regicide era, this work is a modernized Restoration comedy, bold and bawdy. Adams has previously reimagined history, and here the main character is the celebrated Aphra Behn (also known as Astrea, or in her side career as spy 160). Behn (1640-1689) was not the first English woman playwright but rather the first to ply her trade professionally; she lived by her pen. A poet and novelist as well as playwright, Behn wrote for the stage under the restored King Charles II, who reopened the theatres and allowed women onstage as actors. If you’re not up on your British history, it’s helpful before the show starts to take a quick look at the informative display at the back of the Hangar lobby. Regardless, a few minutes into the action, you’ll get the gist of the context. While true to broad historical outlines, Adams plays fast and loose with some details for the sake of the plot. Here, Behn is kept by Charles as a writer, an almost-mistress (he had quite a few), and she romances the streetwise actress Nell Gwynne, toast of London, then inadvertently throws her and the king together. (Gwynne actually was a long favorite of Charles, whom he provided for in his will.) Reflecting Restoration farce, there’s a lot of secrecy, masked identities, hiding

in closets and slamming of doors, as well as generous helpings of sex and sauciness. The plot is complicated by the return of Aphra’s previous lover, the ostracized double agent William Scot, who’s trying to manipulate Aphra to help him get his lands back. A sturdy set is needed to sustain all the rapid to and fro, and Luciana Stecconi provides Aphra’s elegant, simple study with solid doors. (The characters complain the oak’s so thick you can’t eavesdrop successfully through it.) There’s also dark green wallpaper embossed with giant red roses, providing a rich period feel. But the whimsical touch of framed images of Warhol’s Marilyn, Botticelli’s Venus, and Queen Elizabeth II makes no discernable, consistent point. Matt Richard’s lighting and Josh Maywood’s sound effectively support the action, while Suzanne Chesney’s opulent 17th-century costumes risk stealing the show: yards of fabric and lace, absurd headgear, and delicious frippery that’s all the more impressive because of the rapid costume changes demanded of the two actors who play multiple roles. Ashley N. Hildreth’s Nell loves trouser roles and so cross-dresses as a stylish courtier, but she also morphs into Aphra’s longtime servant Maria, a stooped crone with bad teeth. Though spirited, both roles are a bit too broadly played, and her British accent is sometimes too thick to follow. Austin Jones has the joy and misery of playing both the randy but regal Charles I and the feckless traitor William Scot. He’s wildly amusing at every moment, most especially as the overstuffed, overbearing Duke’s Company manager Lady Davenant


in one long, breathless speech––a comical tour de force. In addition to his versatile acting, Jones gets a lot of mileage from his moustache alone, which refuses to stay affixed; he removes it, replaces it, and visible stagehands even supply him with a moustache on a stick. Bits of self-conscious theatrical gestures like this, as well as occasional modern slang and swearing, contribute to the playfulness. The temporal fusion works because Emily Kunkel’s Aphra, at the squall’s center, is so splendidly persuasive. (Curiously, Kunkel rather resembles Aphra as seen in paintings.) Kunkel epitomizes resourcefulness and wit; Adams’ clever rhymed couplets roll trippingly off her tongue; her diction is exquisite. Her Aphra Behn is a liberated libertine, a working woman with class:

independent, free-loving, and dedicated to her craft. On opening night, the pace slowed occasionally in the show’s first third before the action ratchets up. But once it does, you’re borne aloft in the bedlam––and might not even notice when the satire touches our own times. • Barbara Adams, a regional theatre and arts writer, teaches writing at Ithaca College.

Hangar Theatre “Or, What She Will,” by Liz Duffy Adams, directed by Morgan Gould, with Emily Kunkel, Ashley N. Hildreth, and Austin Jones. At the Hangar Theatre, through June 22. Tickets at 607-273-2787 or

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power, prestige and money—but she’s lying to everyone,” Sokoni said. “To keep those things, she can’t let anyone come close, so she’s isolated and actually in a worse situation than before.” Steinhagen summarizes the show as a story about “a grieving child trying to discover what home and family means. All the characters Dorothy meets are versions of her struggle, like the Tinman who has to let down his armor and risk heartache for the joys of loving and being loved.”

Running 2 Places The show runs one weekend only: June 21-23, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.. Tickets are $15 for general admission, students and seniors are $12, available online at www. and from the State Theatre Box Office, 105 W. State St. or 607-277-8283.

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unning to Places’ (R2P) upcoming production is the groundbreaking and Tony Awardwinning “The Wiz,” a retelling of L. Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” through the lens of African American culture. It was the first large-scale big-budget musical on Broadway with an all-black cast and played an important role in musical theater history. The show is a collaboration with Circus Culture, and if their previous work together in “Pippin” last year is any indication, it should be fabulous. Circus Culture director Amy Cohen says that the Oz setting “produces the perfect context for creating a fantastical world via the circus arts.” But the directors are keeping circus details a secret this time, hinting only at a “Tornado ballet” and something with a spinning trapeze.

welcome and you being on stage matters.” R2P’s outreach, including spending days in the Ithaca High School cafeteria and holding auditions at the school, were successful by any count: almost half the cast of 37 are first-timers with this show, including two of the leads. Choreographer Harmony Malone takes obvious delight in the show, energetically leading rehearsals with an enthusiasm clearly shared by the cast. “It’s one of my favorite musicals in the world,” says Malone. “I’m very excited to be doing it now. It’s a non-traditional show for me because there are people of color in all the lead roles and the ensemble is mostly non-people of color. It allows little kids in the audience to identify with the people on stage. It’s a powerful message.” Pletter describes the music as “the 1970s embodied,” featuring styles from funk to the riffing of Diana Ross; company members call it “soul music” and insist it is “way better” than the “Wizard of Oz.” Cast members also have interesting perRunning to Places’ production of “The Wiz” will feature an all-black cast, an spectives intentional choice to communicate the play’s story properly. (Photo provided) on their characR2P made a deliberate choice to cast all ters. Savannah Gonzalez (Evillene), for ex“The Wiz” speaking roles with people of ample, sees two sides to her wicked witch: color. Although skin color is not men“The people enslaved by her characterize tioned in the script itself (as it is in plays her as evil, but she’s under the impression like “West Side Story”), “the show is a that Dorothy killed her sister, stole her milestone in American black culture and shoes, and is coming to kill her, so she sees it was important that we honor that,” says Dorothy as a serial killer on the loose.” Steinhagen. Ella Monroe plays Dorothy as “pretty Although R2P has a history of what is much on her own, trying to get away from currently called “conscious casting,” as evi- a home she doesn’t think of as home.” denced by their choice of black actors for For Elsbeth O’Toole, the Scarecrow Tevya in “Fiddler on the Roof ” and Annie “doesn’t have faith in himself, and it’s a in “Annie,” “we still have far to go in doing protective mechanism to act like you’re better,” says resident music director Jeremy not smart.” To Mwape Sokoni, the Pletter. “We realized the only way kids Wiz(ard)’s is a sad story: she’s using all the feel part of theater is if they’re invited, so wrong methods to get somewhere in life. we decided to pick a show that says you’re “She now has everything she wanted—

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iao! opened on Triphammer Road in Lansing in November 2010 on the site where two previous restaurants, Watercress and Billy Bob Jack’s BBQ, had welcomed diners for several years. The management of Ciao! is very aware of the concerns of diners from the surrounding neighborhoods, and menu choices, food quality, service, and pricing all reflect this understanding. As a result, it’s not unusual to find all 138 seats occupied during peak lunch and dinner hours. The lunch menu has several combinations, like soup and salad and pizza and salad, and the menu consists exclusively of dishes that can be delivered to the table quickly to fulfill the needs of diners with limited time for a lunch break. To that end, three express lunches: grilled salmon, Tuscan sachetti, and grilled chicken balsamico are offered. Entrées that take a bit longer to prepare, such as chicken piccata, chicken marsala, shrimp savona and giardino pizza become available with the dinner menu. Speaking of prices, they’re extremely reasonable. The most expensive entrée on the dinner menu is a Tuscan steak and shrimp entrée at $15.95. The prices seem even more reasonable when you gauge the portion size. If you’re not in the mood for a full dinner, there are more than a dozen pizzas to offer, and they are all cooked in an ultrahot brick pizza oven that uses wood from hickory, cherry, or ash trees from nearby New York State forests. I like the pizzas that are “Tuscan-style,” meaning thin crust. There are also a half-dozen salads and a minestrone soup. And, if you simply want a sandwich, there are a half-dozen of them, including a burger with mozzarella cheese. Two of my favorite dishes are salmon carbonara and lasagna. The carbonara is served with small bits of crisp bacon, hunks of salmon, and peas in a light cream sauce. If you enjoy salmon but not in small chunks mixed with pasta, there’s another entrée that’s grilled with a lemon-basil

Ciao!, on Triphammer Road, is often busy, but the food is worth the crowds. (Photo by Casey Martin)

vinaigrette. At Ciao!, efficient service is not an accident. All employees are asked to participate in a six-day training program. In many restaurants, if you try to find a manager, you might get lucky and find one working in the kitchen. At Ciao!, at various times, six different managers work to ensure efficiency of customer service and it is a requirement that a manager be outside the kitchen assuring quality customer service, or as employees call it: “seamless service.” I did have a few minor concerns with the wine menu, and they have just been addressed. For example, the menu for white wines offered basics like chardonnays, rieslings, and pinot grigios (a total of 10 white wines); however, there was no sauvignon blanc. A new wine menu, just out, corrects that deficiency. The menu for red wines had no pinot noir, but the new menu corrects that, too. Two-dozen wines are now offered in seven- and nine-ounce options. Most 7-ounce glasses are at the reasonable price of $6-$8 with the 9-ounce version costing about $2 more. If you prefer beer to wine, you should be very happy, as you’ll have almost two-dozen to choose from, four on draught and four from New York State, and most are in the reasonable price range of $5-6.

Tidbits: If you ask your server, separate menus for vegan/vegetarian or gluten-free items, and children are available. If you request them, the four special dinner items mentioned above can be prepared for you at lunch. You don’t have to accept the pasta form that’s listed on the menu. If you prefer a different pasta, just ask your server. There’s total flexibility. I always substitute linguine or spaghetti for penne, for example.

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the mid-19th century period. Zambello is directing, also with much experience, having done eight productions in the past, with two more in the future. Her thoughts evolve every time she does it, she says, especially now, considering society’s changing views on women. She believes this opera is “musically and dramatically, just about perfect.” “The Ghosts of Versailles,” in two acts with music by prominent American composer John Corigliano (born 1938) and libretto by William H. Hoffman, opens July 13. It was commissioned by the Met in 1980 to celebrate the company’s 100th anniversary. The plot’s twists and turns are dizzying. Briefly, the ghost of the 18th-century French playwright Beaumarchais—author of three plays about the barber Figaro, two serving as librettos for famous operas by Rossini and Mozart—attempts to cheer up the ghost of Marie Antoinette, who is convinced she was wrongly beheaded. He stages his third play, “La mère coupable,” using characters and situations from the first two, thus creating an opera within

colorful, Colaneri adds, and the ghost music is mysterious, otherworldly—it’s an “amazing sound palette.” And the audience will recognize references from the Mozart and Rossini operas. One highlight is the Act 2 between Susanna and Rosina, where one hears echoes from Mozart’s “letter duet” and from the beloved trio in “Così fan tutte.” It’s quite a romp—after all, major characters are “dead through the opera”— and the Turkish Embassy scene features a singer named Samira whose performance is “outrageous.” Yet the ending is quietly “poignant.” To learn more, the composer and conductor offer a discussion in the festival’s Showtalk series. This opera is not to be missed. Beyond the mainstage productions, the festival offers a wealth of programs and events. Here are some highlights: The youth opera is Benjamin Britten’s “Noah’s Flood,” a wonderful work about a human-divine confrontation, Noah and his family, and including a parade of animals. The Glimmerglass Youth Chorus and members of the YA program are conducted by Aurelia Andrews. Best-selling author Ta-Nehisi Coates, whose works provided inspiration for “Blue,” engages in a discussion on race in

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America. Klea Blackhurst, who plays Parthy Ann Hawkes in “Show Boat,” presents a onewoman show that pays tribute to Ethel Merman and her songs. A new adaptation of Tchaikovsky’s opera, “The Queen of Spades,” features a combination of Pushkin’s original text translated by Kelley Rourke and musical highlights sung with chamber ensemble. Showtalk presents two talks—Ted Chapin discusses “Show Boat,” with selected excerpts performed by YAs, while Olivier Meslay, director of the Clark Institute, offers an illustrated talk on Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI. Gospel Concert: Comin’ for to carry me home, performed by festival artists. Plus free backstage tours, previews prior to each presentation of all four mainstage productions, chances to see set changes, and post-performance Q&As with cast members.



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Gary Reynolds | 2:00 PM, | Six Mile Creek Vineyard, Ithaca Sam Nitsch | 3:00 PM, | Boathouse Beer Garden, Romulus Ithaca Jazz and Blues Jam | 4:00 PM, | Mix Kitchen and Bar, Ithaca The Ende Brothers | 4:00 PM, | Americana Vineyards, Interlaken The Family Ties | 4:00 PM, | Two Goats Brewing, Burdett


IU: OHMME | 7:00 PM, | Sacred Root Kava Lounge & Tea Bar, Ithaca | $10 - 7 PM - ALL AGES - SAFE SPACE


Common Railers | 7:00 PM, | The Westy, Ithaca

6/19 Wednesday

Bound for Glory - Simmerin’ Stew String Band | 8:00 PM, | Anabel Taylor Hall, Ithaca

The Dennis Winge Trio | 6:00 PM, | Monks on the Commons, Ithaca

6/24 Monday

Open Mic | 7:00 PM, | Ithaca Coffee Company, Ithaca

Canaan Jam Session | 7:00 PM, | Canaan Institute, Brooktondale

Folk ‘n’ Kava | 7:30 PM, | Sacred Root Kava Lounge & Tea Bar, Ithaca

Open Mic | 8:30 PM, | Agava, Ithaca

Samantha Fish | 8:00 PM, | The Haunt, Ithaca | $25 - $30

6/25 Tuesday

6/20 Thursday

Professor Tuesdays Jazz Quartet | 6:30 PM, | ZaZa’s Cucina, Ithaca

Big Soul Family Band | 6:00 PM, | Lucas Vineyards Winery, Interlaken

DakhaBrakha | 8:00 PM, | The Haunt, Ithaca | $25 - $30

Good Aine play Irish Tunes | 6:00 PM, | Franco’s Pizzeria, Ithaca

Thomas Comerford | 9:00 PM, | The Range, Ithaca

Under Construction Band | 6:00 PM, | Six Mile Creek Vineyard, Ithaca The Sweats| 6:00 PM, | Grist Iron Brewing, Burdett Louiston | 6:00 PM, | Two Goats Brewing, Burdett

6/21 Friday Bob & Dee | 6:00 PM, | Americana Vineyards, Interlaken Tribal Revival | 6:00 PM, | Treleaven Wines, King Ferry Bad Bear | 7:00 PM, | Grist Iron Brewing, Burdett

NEWFIELD MUSIC SERIES AT MILL PARK Wednesday, June 26 at 6:00 PM | Mill Park, 222 Main St., Newfield | Need another sign that summer is really here? Newfield’s concert series at Mill Park returns next week! The bi-weekly community party begins with Billy Cote & Mary Lorson from Madder Rose. (photo: provided)

Raised on Radio at Cincinnatus Fireman’s Field Days | 7:00 PM, | Robert Ervin, Cincinnatus The Lightkeepers | 7:00 PM, | Boathouse Beer Garden, Romulus The Tarps | 8:00 PM, | Silver Line Tap Room, Trumansburg

Hot Dogs & Gin | 4:00 PM, | Boathouse Beer Garden, Romulus

Sona Jobarteh | 8:00 PM, | West Kortright Centre, East Meredith

The Uncommons | 6:00 PM, | Americana Vineyards, Interlaken

6/23 Sunday

Kitestring | 7:00 PM, | Grist Iron Brewing, Burdett Whistlin’ Dyl & The Wild Cowboys | 7:00 PM, | Two Goats Brewing, Burdett

Paris Texas (Henrie-Manning) | 2:30 AM, | La Tourelle Resort and August Moon Spa, Ithaca | $10 adv/13 door Charlie Ellis| 1:00 PM, | Treleaven Wines, King Ferry The Byways | 2:00 PM, | Grist Iron Brewing, Burdett

Royal Enfield Blues Band | 7:00 PM, | The Westy, Ithaca

6/22 Saturday

Western Centuries | 7:00 PM, | The Range, Ithaca

The Auroras | 7:00 PM, | Two Goats Brewing, Burdett

Rob Ervin | 3:30 PM, | Diversion Brewing Co., Chemung

Jump Castle Riot | 8:00 PM, | Morgan Opera House, Aurora | $10

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6/26 Wednesday Group Therapy | 7:00 PM, | Stonecat Cafe, Hector Concerts/Recitals Vivaldi Four Seasons Performance | 7:00 PM, 6/19 Wednesday | Barnes Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca | The DeWitt Middle School Advanced Chamber Orchestra will be performing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in its entirety. The solos will be performed by high school soloists. 2019 CFCU Summer Concert Series | 6:00 PM, 6/20 Thursday | Bernie Milton Pavilion, The Commons, Ithaca | NEO Project (Funked Up Jazzy Soul)

Jason Isbell & The 400 Pound Unit and Father John Misty | 7:30 PM, 6/20 Thursday | Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center (CMAC), 3355 Marvin Sands Dr, Canandaigua | John Prine | 8:00 PM, 6/20 Thursday | Landmark Theatre, 362 S Salina St, Syracuse | The Tree of Forgiveness Tour | $59.50 - $99.50 Richard Thompson | 8:00 PM, 6/20 Thursday | Center For the Arts of Homer, 72 S Main St, Homer | Touring in support of his nineteenth solo album, 13 Rivers. | $45 Death Cab for Cutie with special guest Jenny Lewis | 7:00 PM, 6/21 Friday | Brewery Ommegang, 656 County Highway 33, Cooperstown | Michael Winograd and the Honorable Mentshn: Kosher Style album release | 7:30 PM, 6/21 Friday | Congregation Tikkun v’Or, 2550 N Triphammer Rd, Ithaca | Winograd is master clarinetist and a leading figure in the Klezmer post-revivalist movement. Open to all -no-one turned away for lack of funds. | $10-25 - sliding scale; under 15 free Chase Rice w/s/g Carly Pearce | 7:00 PM, 6/22 Saturday | Tag’s, 3037 State Route 352, Big Flats | An American country music singer, songwriter, and reality television personality. | $25 Michael McDonald / Chaka Khan | 7:30 PM, 6/22 Saturday | Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center (CMAC), 3355 Marvin Sands Dr, Canandaigua | X Ambassadors w/ Your Smith | 7:00 PM, 6/23 Sunday | Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards, 2708 Lords Hill Rd , LaFayette | $30-35 Car Seat Headrest | 8:00 PM, 6/25 Tuesday | Asbury Hall at Babeville, 341 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo | Twin Fantasy Summer Tour w/ Naked Giants | $25-30 Geoff Tate’s Operation: Mindcrime | 8:00 PM, 6/27 Thursday | Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer | Geoff and his electric band will perform the album in its entirety. | $40

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NYS Blues Festival | 6/27 Thursday thru 6/29 Saturday | Clinton Square, Syracuse | Music begins Thurs at 5PM, Fri at 3PM, and Sat at noon.

Toad the Wet Sprocket | 8:00 PM, 6/29 Saturday | Center For the Arts of

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers | 8:00 PM, 6/29 Saturday | Smith Center for the Arts, 82 Seneca St, Geneva | w/ Sam Amidon


Happy Together Tour 2019 | 8:00 PM, 6/29 Saturday | Landmark Theatre, 362 S Salina St, Syracuse | Featuring The Turtles, Chuck Negron (formerly of Three Dog Night), Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Buckinghams, The Classics IV, and The Cowsills, all in one show. | $35 - $65 Paa Kow | 7:00 PM, 6/29 Saturday | Cornell University Arts Quad , Ithaca | Dubbed Ghana’s most artistic drummer, Ghana-born drummer and composer, Paa Kow, (pronounced PahKo) blends rhythm and artistry from his home with jazz and African roots creating his own Afro-Fusion sound. Rain - A Tribute to The Beatles | 8:00 PM, 6/29 Saturday | Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center (CMAC), 3355 Marvin Sands Dr, Canandaigua |

Homer, 72 S Main St, Homer | $45+ GA

Grease | 7:30 PM, 6/19 Wednesday | Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 E Lake Rd, Auburn | Thru 6/26. Legally Blonde | 7:30 PM, 6/19 Wednesday | Little York Lake Pavilion, 6799 Little York Lake Rd, Preble | Thru 7/6. The smash hit Broadway musical based on the hit movie! Or, What She Will | 7:30 PM, 6/19 Wednesday | Hangar Theatre, 801 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca | Thru 6/22. A comedy based on the actual life of Aphra Behn, who is considered the first professional female playwright. | $36-$46 Tribes | 7:30 PM, 6/20 Thursday | Kitchen Theatre, 417 W State St, Ithaca | Thru 6/23. Told in spoken English and sign language, Tribes explores the danger of not listeningóand what it means to be truly heard. Auburn Pride 2019: Comedian Jen Kober | 8:00 PM, 6/20 Thursday |

Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St, Auburn | An original blend of standup, story telling, and improvised rock-n-roll comedy. R2P Presents: The Wiz | 7:00 PM, 6/21 Friday & 6/22 Saturday; 2:00 PM 6/22 & 6/23 Sunday| State Theatre Of Ithaca, 107 W State St, Ithaca | Ease on down the road in this “The Super Soul Musical” reimagining of Dorothy’s journey through Oz. R2P is again teaming up with Circus Culture to bring you The Wiz as you’ve never seen it before! Neil Simon’s ‘Rumors’ | 8:00 PM, 6/21 Friday | The Central New York Playhouse, 3169 Erie Blvd. E., B201 , Syracuse | At a large, tastefully-appointed Sneden’s Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Thru 6/22. | $20-22 Pride Not Prejudice | 7:00 PM, 6/22 Saturday | Hilton Garden Inn, 130 E. Seneca St., Ithaca | An evening of laughter brought to you by Finger Lakes PULSE and Comedy On the Commons. Featuring Angalia Petrillo, Sam Morrison, and Jaye McBride.

Watercolor Artist - June Artist of the Month | Ongoing| Seneca County Arts Council Gallery, 109 Fall Street, Seneca Falls | Free Painting Classes | 1:00 PM, 6/24 Monday | Southworth Library, 24 W. Main Street, Dryden | No experience is needed, but registration is strictly required as space is limited to 12 students per class. The classes fill up fast, so be sure to contact the library and sign up! Create Custom Jewelry at TCPL’s Makerspace | 5:30 PM, 6/25 Tuesday | Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E Green St, Ithaca | At this jewelry workshop adults and teens ages 12 and up will learn to bead, wrap, and create custom earrings and pendants. Tools will be provided. Registration required

Film Dixie’s Never Wear A Tube Top While Riding a Mechanical Bull and 16 Other Things I Learned While I Was Drinking Last Thursday | 8:00 PM, 6/28 Friday | MerryGo-Round Playhouse, 6877 E Lake Rd, Auburn | Thru July 3. For ages 16+. Into The Woods | 8:00 PM, 6/28 Friday | Hangar Theatre, 801 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca | Thru 7/13.

Art Process and Purpose : A Printmaker’s Invitational | Ongoing | Corners Gallery, 903 Hanshaw Rd Ste 3, Ithaca | On view thru 6/22. State of the Art Gallery, “Offerings: feasts for the eye” | Ongoing | State of the Art Gallery, 120 W Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street , Ithaca | World Picture: Travel Imagery Before and After Photography | Ongoing | Hirshland Exhibition Gallery, Kroch Library, 161 Ho Plaza, Cornell University, Ithaca | Hunter Buck | New Petrographics: 2018-2019 Kahn Family Fellow show | Ongoing | Ink Shop Studio Gallery, 2nd floor CSMA building and

Cinemapolis Week of Friday, June 21 through Thursday, June 27. Contact Cinemapolis for showtimes. New films listed first*. Halston* | Prodigiously talented, Halston reigned over fashion in the 1970s and became a household name. But everything changed in the Wall Street era. With his empire under threat, Halston took the biggest gamble of his life.| 105 mins NR Booksmart* | On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night. |102 mins R

The Biggest Little Farm | Documentarian John Chester and his wife Molly work to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles. | 91 mins PG Regal Ithaca Wednesday 6/19 through Tuesday, 6/25. Contact Regal Ithaca for showtimes. New films listed first. * Toy Story 4* | When a new toy called “Forky” joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy. |100 mins G Child’s Play* | A mother gives her son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature. |90 mins R Men in Black: International | In this new adventure, the MIB tackle their biggest threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization. |115 mins PG-13 Shaft | John Shaft Jr., a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, enlists his family’s help to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death. | R Late Night | A late-night talk-show host suspects that she may soon lose her long-running show. |102 mins R The Secret Life of Pets 2 | Continuing the story of Max and his pet friends, following their secret lives after their owners leave them for work or school each day. |86 mins PG Dark Phoenix | Jean Grey begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix. The X-Men will have to decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all the people living in the world. |113 mins PG-13

All Is True | A look at the final days in the life of renowned playwright William Shakespeare. | 101 mins PG-13

Godzilla: King of Monsters|131 mins PG-13

American Woman | A woman raises her young grandson after her daughter goes missing. | 111 mins R

Ma |99 mins R

The Dead Don’t Lie | The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves. | 105 mins R

Rocketman | 121 mins R Aladdin |128 mins PG John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum |130 mins R Avengers: Endgame |181 mins PG-13



Bernie Milton Pavilion, Ithaca Commons | Ithaca has a few key events that signal the “true” start to summer here: The CFCU Summer Concert Series on the Commons is certainly one of them. This year’s Thursday night musical celebration kicks off with the funked up jazzy soul of Neo Project. (photo: provided)

Hangar Theatre, 801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca | Hangar Theatre’s series for the youngest theater-goers opens this week with an adaptation of the beloved children’s fantasy novel. (photo: provided)

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Lego Club | 5:30 PM, 6/20 Thursday | Edith B. Ford Memorial Library, 7169 N Main St, Ovid | All ages welcome. Weekly challenges provided.

Heads UP


ime capsules capture the imagination: what was life like “back then”? Yet, as our lifestyles and culture move ever more into the digital landscape, the mystique of a bygone era being captured by carefully selected items and voices from the past speaking to the present through their handwritten words seems likely to become a novelty of a bygone era. Who will need a time capsule when we can find it on YouTube? Luckily for the Ithaca community, we have the opportunity to experience the opening of a three-dimensional, authentic, and intentionally placed time capsule from 51 years ago. The Tompkins County Public Library and community leaders invite

the community to witness the opening of a time capsule from 1968 that was found placed in a cornerstone in the recently demolished old library building. The ceremony will mirror the schedule of events that took place when the capsule was dedicated on April 22, 1968. The Pledge of Allegiance will be led by John Graves, the son of James Graves who led the Pledge at the 1968 event, followed by remarks from community leaders including The History Center Executive Director Rod Howe, Tompkins County Public Library Director Annette Birdsall, County Historian Carol Kammen, County Administrator Jason Molino, Tompkins Cortland Community College President Dr. Orinthia Montague,

Toddler Free Play | 9:30 AM, 6/21 Friday | Edith B. Ford Memorial Library, 7169 N Main St, Ovid | Kids can enjoy the Toddler Play Space. Preschool Storytime at Southworth Library | 10:00 AM, 6/21 Friday | Southworth Library, 24 W. Main Street, Dryden | A different theme every week!

and Ithaca City Schools Superintendent Dr. Luvelle Brown. A sampling of letters contained in the time capsule will be read by the people who wrote

them as students in 1968. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact TCPL Director Annette Birdsall at

1968 Time Capsule Opening & Ceremony Saturday, June 22, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Tompkins Center for History & Culture, Ithaca College Gallery, 1st Floor, 110 North Tioga Street, Ithaca

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from those who’ve made the journey. We’ll also discuss forming a local chapter of the national organization American Pilgrims on the Camino.

Pride Open Mic | 7:00 PM, 6/19 Wednesday | Buffalo Street Books, 215 N Cayuga St, Ithaca | BSB would like to invite local LGBTQIA+ artists, writers, musicians, and otherwise talented folx in our community to the bookstore for a special open mic night in celebration of June, the month of Pride!

Cornhole Tournament | 12:00 PM, 6/22 Saturday | JM McDonald Sports Complex, 4292 Fairgrounds Drive, Cortland | Prizes, Raffles & much more! Grab your dad or best bud and come on over for some good competitive fun to kick off the summer! | $20

Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen | 6/27 Thursday thru 6/30 Sunday | Watkins Glen International , 2790 Cty Rte 16 , Watkins Glen |

Ithaca Tango Marathon | 6/20 Thursday thru 6/24 Monday, See times below. | Alice Cook House, 709 University Avenue, Ithaca | Dancing Dates and Times: 6/20 - 8:30pm -1:00am; 6/21 - 9:00pm - 3:00am; 6/22 - 12:00pm - 4:00am; 6/23 - 1:00pm2:00am; 6/24 - 8:00pm- 11:00pm. SCCA Majors Super Tour | All Day 6/21 Friday thru 6/23 Sunday | Watkins Glen International , 2790 Cty Rte 16 , Watkins Glen | The U.S. Majors Tour is the pinnacle of amateur championship racing in the United States.

SABA presents Dancing for Cats & Dogs | 7:00 PM, 6/22 Saturday | Ithaca Mall, 40 Catherwood Road, Ithaca | $5 minimum donation Exploring the Camino de Santiago | 6:00 PM, 6/24 Monday | Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E. Green St., Ithaca | Whether you’ve walked the Camino, would like to, or are just curious, come hear stories and advice


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Books YA Book Club | 3:00 PM, 6/20 Thursday | Edith B. Ford Memorial Library, 7169 N Main St, Ovid | ‘Dry’ by Neal Shusterman Local History Book Talk with Richard MacAlpine | 2:00 PM, 6/22 Saturday | Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E Green St, Ithaca | TCPL will host a talk on Steamboats on Keuka Lake: Penn Yan, Hammondsport and the Heart of the Finger Lakes, with author Richard MacAlpine. Ithaca is Books Celebration | 7:00 PM, 6/22 Saturday | Buffalo Street Books, 215 N Cayuga St, Ithaca | Join us to celebrate everything books! Meet our newest Ithaca Is Books Ambassadors, enjoy literary themed cocktails and gourmet desserts, and take advantage of extra special discounts on everything in the store. Dress is creative cocktail party. The Argos Book Club | 4:00 PM, 6/23 Sunday | Argos Lounge, 408 East Seneca Street, Ithaca | June’s book is The Overstory by Richard Powers.



State Theatre of Ithaca, 107 W. State St. | Running to Places Theatre Company teams up with Circus Culture for “The Super Soul Musical” reimagining of Dorothy’s journey through Oz. This weekend only! (photo: Facebook)

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Buffalo Street Book Club | 5:00 PM, 6/25 Tuesday | Buffalo Street Books, 215 N Cayuga St, Ithaca | June’s book is Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Lake Country Book Club | 3:00 PM, 6/26 Wednesday | Edith B. Ford Memorial Library, 7169 N Main St, Ovid | Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari Book Reading - Jeanne Mackin | 5:30 PM, 6/26 Wednesday | Buffalo Street Books, 215 N Cayuga St, Ithaca | From her latest novel, The Last Collection, a story of two intensely creative women, their vibrant joie de vivre, and backbiting competition played out against the increasingly ominous threat of the Nazi invasion of Paris.

Kids KIDDSTUFF: The Phantom Tollbooth | 10:00 AM & Noon, 6/20 Thursday thru 6/22 Saturday | Hangar Theatre, 801 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca | Journey with Milo through the Land of Wisdom on his quest to rescue the exiled Princesses Rhyme and Reason from the Land of Ignorance. | $9

Baby Storytime | 10:30 AM, 6/21 Friday | Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E Green St, Ithaca | Caregivers and babies up to 24 months embrace early literacy through books, music, movement and rhyming. This storytime is followed by an hour-long Baby & Toddler Playtime at 11:00 am. Story Time | 10:30 AM, 6/21 Friday | Edith B. Ford Memorial Library, 7169 N Main St, Ovid | All ages - songs, games, & crafts, too. Dungeons & Dragons Guild | 3:00 PM, 6/21 Friday | Southworth Library, 24 W. Main Street, Dryden | Join Dungeon Masters from the Cortland Area Gamer’s Guild to begin your adventure. Family Fit Yoga & Fantastic Food | 10:30 AM, 6/22 Saturday | Southworth Library, 24 W. Main Street, Dryden | Free yoga mats, books, and food samples for participating families. For families and children 5+, please register. Family Storytime | 11:00 AM, 6/22 Saturday | Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E Green St, Ithaca | Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to celebrate reading and build their early-literacy skills. Meet each Saturday for stories, songs and family fun. LEGO Building Program | 3:00 PM, 6/22 Saturday | Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E Green St, Ithaca | The Library provides building bricks, and all creations are displayed at the Library for one week. Costume Couture Workshop for Teens: Drag Teen | 4:00 PM, 6/24 Monday | Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E Green St, Ithaca | Local drag artists Tilia Cordata and Kitana Scofflaw will show teens how to use


Beak & Skiff Apple Orchard, 2708 Lords Hill Rd., Lafayette | The Ithaca-bred band’s “Boom” tour makes a stop at this delightful orchard, just a few exits north on Route 81. (photo: provided)

makeup and contouring to change their appearance for drag, cosplay, costuming, or any other purpose. Tuesday Morning Story Hour | 10:15 AM, 6/25 Tuesday | Candor Free Library, 2 Bank St, Candor | Family Story Time | 10:30 AM, 6/25 Tuesday | Newfield Public Library, 198 Main St. , Newfield | Join us every Tuesday for stories, songs and fun. There is a different theme each week. Stories in the Park | 11:30 AM, 6/25 Tuesday | DeWitt Park, Cayuga St., | At Stories in the Park, children and families meet at Dewitt Park for stories, music and family fun. Cuddle-up Infant & Toddler Library Time | 10:00 AM, 6/26 Wednesday | Southworth Library, 24 W. Main Street, Dryden | LEGO Challenge Club | 3:30 PM, 6/26 Wednesday | Van Etten Library, 83 Main Street, Van Etten | Join us for club night and test your LEGO building skills! Pajama Storytime w/ Miss Angie | 6:00 PM, 6/26 Wednesday | Southworth Library, 24 W. Main Street, Dryden | Music, dancing and a good time!

Notices Ithaca Sociable Singles | 6:00 PM, 6/19 Wednesday | Wednesday, June 19, 6:00 PM Dinner: Little Venice, Trumansburg. Host: Vicki F., RSVP: Strawberry Workshop | 6:00 PM, 6/19 Wednesday | Ovid Firehouse, Community Meeting Room, 2136 Brown Street, Ovid | Learn about making jam, jelly, roll-up, and dehydrated strawberries. Tompkins County Genealogy Society Meeting | 6:00 PM, 6/19 Wednesday | Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E Green St, Ithaca | “DNA and Genealogy” from amateur genealogist Jeremy Beutel. Juneberry Festival | 5:00 PM, 6/20 Thursday | Juneberry Farm, 6960 1st Street, Ovid | Visitors can discover recipes and information about Juneberries, sample the fruit, tour the farm, pick their own, and try Juneberry pie.

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Open Mic Night | 7:00 PM, 6/21 Friday | Dryden Community Center Cafe, 1 W Main St, Dryden |

Adult Game Night | 6:00 PM, 6/22 Saturday | Edith B. Ford Memorial Library, 7169 N Main St, Ovid | Enjoy the library collection of board games such as Settlers of Catan and Fluxx or bring a game to share. PC Gamers can meet up to play Overwatch, Apex, Civilization or Star Citizen. DJ Luke will spin tunes and coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

Summer Solstice Fire Ceremony: Family Blessings | 7:00 PM, 6/21 Friday | Foundation of Light, 391 Turkey Hill Rd, Ithaca | On this longest day of the year the topic is ‘Family Blessings’. We’ll share how to bring blessings to ourselves, and all our families. Open to all (no pets please) . MUMC Check-It-Out Thrift Shoppe | 9:00 AM, 6/21 Friday | Check It Out Thrift Shop, 6609 Turnpike Road, Mecklenburg | High quality used items at reasonable prices.†Each Friday and Saturday this summer.

Pride Picnic | 12:00 PM, 6/23 Sunday | Ithaca’s Children’s Garden, Ithaca | Family-friendly Picnic.The picnic will have games, and great company. Interested parties can purchase tickets at the links provided. | $5-$25 sliding

Free Adult Tutoring Services | 10:00 AM, 6/25 Tuesday | Seneca Falls Library, 47 Cayuga Street, Seneca Falls | Learn reading, writing, math and job-related skills.† Drop-ins welcome.† Teachers provided by the Literacy Volunteers of Seneca County.

Open Hearts Dinner | 5:00 PM, 6/26 Wednesday | McKendree UMC, 224 Owego St., Candor | Come and join in the fun. Whether you are looking for fellowship or a free meal this one’s for you. Contact: Denice Peckins

Car Pride of Ithaca Open Club Meet | 5:00 PM, 6/25 Tuesday | Ithaca Wal-Mart parking lot, Memorial fairgrounds parkway, Ithaca |

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Smith Opera House Tours | 10:00 AM, Wednesdays | Smith Center for the Arts, 82 Seneca St, Geneva | The public is invited to experience a bit of Smith lore and enjoy its unique architecture and decor via a tour of the theater. Ithaca Rotary Club Luncheon

Natural Navigation Workshop | 9:00 AM, 6/22 Saturday | Stevenson Forest Preserve, 94 Trumbulls Corners Rd, Ithaca | Zak Kozlowski will lead a hike filled with games, activities, and discussion to explore how our senses, awareness, and knowledge of the natural world can aid us in finding direction. More info at

Exercise Class for Seniors | 8:30 AM, Tuesdays & Thursdays | Newfield Public Library, 198 Main St. , Newfield | Tai Chi | 2:30 PM, 6/20 Thursday | Lansing Community Library, 27 Auburn Rd, Lansing | Classes held at Lansing Library, Titus Towers, Brooktondale Community Center, and Lifelong. Contact Lifelong for specific days and times.

1968 Time Capsule Opening | 10:00 AM, 6/22 Saturday | Tompkins Center for History and Culture, 110 N Tioga St., Ithaca | The community is invited to witness the opening of a time capsule from 1968 that was found placed in a cornerstone in the recently demolished old library building.

Newfield Old Home Days Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser | 5:00 PM, 6/22 Saturday | Newfield Fire Company, 77

Health Men’s Group | 6:00 PM, 6/19 Wednesday | The LGBTQ Center, 73 Main Street, Cortland | Menís Group is a group for gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and straight ally men to get together to support one another. This group meets the third Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m.

Beginner Bird Walks | 8:30 AM, 6/22 Saturday | Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Rd, Ithaca | Guided bird walks every Saturday and Sunday morning, starting at 8:30 a.m., sponsored by the Cayuga Bird Club.

Haudenosaunee 101 | 2:00 PM, 6/22 Saturday | Tompkins Center for History and Culture, 110 N Tioga St., Ithaca | Freida Jacques of the Onondaga Nation will present info about the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, drawn from and enhanced by her own life experience and understanding of her culture, and invites the audience to ask questions and engage with her first-hand accounts.

Wednesday Night Ithaca Women’s Basketball Association | 7:00 PM, 6/26 Wednesday | Lehman Alternative Community School, 111 Chestnut St, Ithaca | Check out the league’s website for more information.

Take off Pounds Sensibly | 6:00 PM, 6/20 Thursday | Candor Town Hall, 101 Owego Road, Candor | Contact Jean Dewey 659-9969 or jmdewey@

ONE DAY OF YOGA Saturday, June 22 from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM | Yoga Farm, 404 Conlon Rd., Lansing | In honor of International Day of Yoga, Radiant Living School at Yoga Farm is hosting a family-friendly, free event for the entire community. Featuring a 108 Sun Salutation practice, live music, food, mini workshops including qigong and laughter yoga, a silent auction, raffle, and more. (photo: provided)

scale, single/family Knitters and Crocheters | 3:00 PM, 6/23 Sunday | Varna United Methodist Church, 965 Dryden Rd, Ithaca | Come meet other fiber artists and share skills with one another.

Speaker Series | 12:15 PM, 6/26 Wednesday | Coltivare, 235 S Cayuga St, Ithaca | Pass the Gavel: Induction Ceremony for 2019-20 Ithaca Rotary Club President Frank Towner, CEO of the YMCA of Ithaca & Tompkins County | $15

Sacred Chanting with Damodar Das Kirtan | 7:00 PM, 6/21 Friday | Foundation of Light, 391 Turkey Hill Rd, Ithaca | Kids are welcome; easy & fun spiritual practice; open to all faiths; no prior experience required. | free admission with $10 suggested donation One Day of Yoga | 9:30 AM, 6/22 Saturday | Yoga Farm, 404 Conlon Rd,

Sacred Sunday Community at Yoga Farm | 9:00 AM, 6/23 Sunday | Yoga Farm, 404 Conlon Rd, Lansing | Open Meditation | 10:30 AM, 6/23 Sunday | Foundation of Light, 391 Turkey Hill Road, Ithaca | Dance Church Ithaca | 11:30 AM, 6/23 Sunday | Fine Spirit Studio, 201 Dey Street, 2nd Floor, Ithaca | $5 suggested donation Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous | 4:00 PM, 6/23 Sunday | Community Recovery Center, 518 W Seneca St, Ithaca | Overeaters Anonymous 12-Step meeting | 7:00 PM, 6/24 Monday | Just Be Cause Center, 1013 W State St, Ithaca | Free Anonymous HIV Testing & Counseling | 1:00 PM, 6/25 Tuesday | Tompkins County Health Department, 55 Brown Rd., Ithaca | Thoughtful Retirement: Envisioning and Realizing an Intentional Future | 1:00 PM, 6/25 Tuesday | Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E Green St, Ithaca | Part of the Library’s Ask a Professional series. Will focus on identifying non-financial retirement goals and planning how to achieve them. S.A.I.L. Into Fitness | 9:00 AM, 6/26 Wednesday | Juniper Manor, 24 Elm St., Trumansburg | Classes held at Juniper Manor, Lifelong, & Brooktondale Fire Station. Contact Lifelong for specific days and times. Ask a Professional at TCPL: Medicare Basics | 4:30 PM, 6/26 Wednesday | Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E Green St, Ithaca | Will provide Medicare recipients a better understanding of how it works.




Hilton Garden Inn, 130 E. Seneca St., Ithaca | Finger Lakes Pulse and Comedy on The Commons bring you an evening of laughter with nationally touring comedians Angalia Petrillo, Sam Morrison, and Jaye McBride. Celebrate Pride month with Ithaca’s first Pride Weekend! (photo: Facebook)

Ithaca Mall, 40 Catherwood Rd. | The Syracuse Area Bellydancers’ Association presents a show to benefit The Animal League Defense Fund & The Defenders of Wildlife. Watch dancers from across the state in belly dance performances. (photo: Facebook)

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