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thaca Police officer Kyle Paolangelli was terminated Friday after pleading guilty to one count of perjury. Mayor Svante Myrick announced the news Friday morning in a press release. Paolangelli had been under investigation for the last several months by Chemung County DA Weeden Wetmore, who had been brought in as a special prosecutor for the case. The perjury charge was a misdemeanor and will carry with it 100 hours of community service and a $500 fine. The situation appears to be in relation to the case against Ithaca resident Jonathan Sanchez, who was arrested in early January 2018 on multiple drug possession felonies and weapons charges. But those charges were later dropped in October 2018, and Sanchez’s attorney went public with allegations that Paolangelli had overstepped the warrant that Ithaca police had obtained during the search by going into a different apartment that Sanchez owned. Sanchez spent 10 months in jail as a result of the arrest before being freed in October when the charges were dropped, his defense attorney Jeff DeRoberts said. It’s unclear if Paolangelli’s perjury plea will impact any other cases, although Tompkins County District Attorney Matt Van Houten said he personally reviewed all “openended and unresolved” cases involving Paolangelli from the last few years and found no reason for concern with them. “We did look at other cases [...] to see if there was any evidence of impropriety,” Van Houten said. “I am confident that there are no other cases out there.” Van Houten said he had continued on page 7

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large crowd gathered on the Commons Tuesday night to support women’s right to choose in what was deemed a “rapid response rally” to the rash of restrictive abortion laws introduced by states over the last several weeks. “My body! My choice!” was the chant heard around the Commons, along with several other refrains as a rotation of speakers addressed the crowd of maybe 100-200 people. The rally was organized by Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes. In the past few weeks, Missouri, Alabama, and Georgia have all passed some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the

country, the most severe of which was approved in Alabama, which banned abortions even in cases of rape or incest. The laws are not in effect immediately, and all are sure to draw legal challenges, but they also serve one ultimate goal: to bring a case up to the Supreme Court. When that happens, Republicans will be able to mount the most dangerous attack yet on the landmark Roe v. Wade court decision, which has protected, with varying success across different states, women’s access to abortion services since 1973. President Donald Trump has appointed two conservative justices to the Supreme Court since taking office, tipping the scales heavily

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▶▶ Fest after Dark Obviously, most of this week is consumed by Ithaca Festival activities. So don’t get left behind! You can check out the schedule in several different spots in this issue of the Ithaca Times, but a few that we wanted to highlight here as well are: Local outfits Smacked Records

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and Spirit Posse are presenting a concert on Thursday night at Silky Jones from 10 p.m. until closing time. Artists performing will include rappers Anthony Kannon, Mr. McBean and The Dutchess, a locally based DJ. That starts after the festival’s opening parade ends (remember, that’s on Thursday this year). Plus,


in favor of conservatism in the nation’s highest court. Instances of odd local impacts have been seen as well, indicating the brashness of the country’s pro-life sentiment. Last month, stories circulated that a student from Cornell, who asked not to be identified, had been deserted by her Uber driver when he figured out that she was looking to travel to the Planned Parenthood clinic outside of Ithaca. The man pulled over and refused to take her farther when he found out she was planning to have an abortion, leaving her by a gas station on a rural road. The student, who shared her story with several news outlets, was deeply unsettled by the experience but was able to hail a cab once the Uber driver left. Uber said the driver was no longer with the ride-sharing service.

there will be night time activities to entertain all throughout the weekend, even when the festival shuts down, like nightly after-parties (Friday night at The Range, for example), and the Ithaca Festival Comedy Fest (also Friday night at the Hilton Garden Inn on East Seneca Street).


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hop owners in DeWitt Mall say they’ve had their stores rocked by the ongoing repairs to the 200 block of North Cayuga Street, even as the construction looks to conclude in the very near future. In the time since the water main broke in mid-February, according to Ithaca City Chief of Staff Dan Cogan, the Department of Public Works replaced the sanitary sewer line and the water main. Since that time, the full block in front of DeWitt Mall has been closed to traffic entirely, blocking one of the main thoroughfares in the city. Following the sewer replacement, city construction crews replaced the storm sewer and installed a conduit for the streetlights along the east side of the street. After that, they replaced the curb on the east side as well. The only things left are to finish replacing the curb on the west side of the street and then pave it over, assuming the weather will be


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good enough. Business owners in DeWitt Mall have been feeling the effects of the street closure. Polly Wood, the owner of Toko Imports, said she has seen a decline in business since the road closure. Other business owners have noticed a decline, with Wood comparing it to the month of January, which is notoriously slow due to the inclement weather that discourages people from being outside. She brought up the idea of the city creating a contingency fund for small businesses to remain financially stable during periods like this. “If there is enough funding to provide giant tax breaks to wealthy developers on multiple multi-million dollar projects, how come there is not a small chunk of change set aside to assist small, local businesses with micro-grants during an emergency, non-planned, three-month road closure,” Wood said. “Or to fund a boost through free advertising as a

way to say ‘we value you’ and to compensate for the roadclosure business loss? For many people trying to make a living in Ithaca, a few hundred dollars can make an enormous difference. If you look at the roots of the economics, you’ll see it’s about much more than the dollar sign. It’s about caring for the community.” Cogan said the city would be statutorily unable to do this, though he added regardless of where a road closure may be, someone near it is going to be affected. Wood feels hurt by the city only wanting to get the street open in time to bring in out of town vendors for the Ithaca Festival this weekend. “The goal of opening the street in time to fill it with out-of-town craft vendors for the Ithaca festival weekend feels like a slap in the face to the current shops that remain open for business six or seven days a week right next to the construction zone,” Wood said. “As one of my neighbor merchants expressed, ‘this road closure and the way the city disregards us in the process is just one more disappointment for downtown.’” Depending on the weather, the street will permanently be reopened in the next three

to four weeks, according to a recent tweet from Alderperson Ducson Nguyen. However, Wood feels the city should find a way to bring some financial care to small businesses downtown that were, and are, central in the cultural fabric of Downtown Ithaca. With the remaining sewer infrastructure elsewhere in the city already over 100 years old and aging, Cogan said the city is taking steps to replace the sewer lines. However, this could take some time due to a serious lack of interest at the federal level. “Last year, [Common] Council approved the addition of a new Water and Sewer crew and a new streets crew, with the idea that they would focus on trying to make progress on the backlog in infrastructure upgrades,” Cogan said. “But it will take years, and we will likely see additional breaks before we get all of the infrastructure modernized. This is a problem across the country. In fact, we still don’t have enough resources devoted to this problem. It would be nice if the federal government was serious about addressing the nation’s infrastructure.” E dw i n J. Vi er a


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wo more lawsuits have been filed against the New York State Police in the past few weeks, adding on to two original suits that were filed surrounding conduct by officer Jevon Pakkala, who works locally in Troop C and was formerly an Ithaca Police Department officer. The two new lawsuits allege basically the same circumstances as the original two: Jonathan Nixon, of Ithaca, and Tiffany Hall, of Newfield, both say that they were arrested on charges of driving while ability impaired by drugs (or in Hall’s case, aggravated driving while intoxicated). Both arrests took place in January 2019, and the charges against both Nixon and Hall were dropped in March 2019. According to the lawsuits, filed by Ithaca attorney Russell Maines, both cases were dropped due to a lack of probable cause. Maines has said previously that part of the reason he is pursuing the cases is because he feels that body cameras should be required for police officers; currently, Ithaca Police Department officers are required to wear body cameras, but they are not mandated for New York State troopers. There are obvious parallels to the two previously filed lawsuits that the Ithaca Times reported on in April. In those, which were filed by Maines on behalf of local residents Kayla Virginia and Darla Wright and detailed similar issues with Pakkala. Wright’s case was dismissed, while Virginia’s is still moving through the court system; her next scheduled appearance is in late June. In Nixon’s suit, he states that he was pulled over by New York State Police officer Andrew Mazourek in the Town of Lansing. Mazourek, it says, accused Nixon of being under the influence of marijuana and consulted with Pakkala, who was trained as a drug recognition expert by the NYSP. The lawsuit alleges that Pakkala proceeded to lie about Nixon’s appearance, claiming he had marijuana debris in his beard and “glass[y], watery and bloodshot eyes.” He was

arrested and charged, though those charges were subsequently dropped on March 18 for lack of probable cause, part of a larger pattern for Pakkala according to the suit. “Pakkala has, on multiple occasions, stopped or searched vehicles under a specious claim that the driver is believed to be carrying drugs,” Nixon’s lawsuit states. As with the other recent lawsuits from Maines, both suits also contain claims in them accusing NYSP of negligent hiring due to a previous incident involving Pakkala while he was with the Ithaca Police Department, plus a failure to properly train Pakkala. It asks for $100,000 for the arrest (claiming loss of liberty) and does not specify amounts for the other claimed damages. Hall’s suit follows a similar pattern, although the charges she faced were more serious; because she had her two children in the car, she ended up being charged with two counts of child endangerment on top of the intoxicated driving. She was pulled over by Pakkala on Jan. 28, 2019, when according to the police report attached to the lawsuit, Pakkala saw her signal a right turn but continue straight. The report claims that Hall admitted to taking Subutex, an opioid pain medication, although her lawsuit said that Pakkala attributed fake statements to Hall in the report. The report said Hall failed field sobriety tests and that the owner of the car came to take care of the kids once Hall was taken into custody. Regardless, Hall submitted to a blood test after the arrest and, on March 13, the charges were once again dismissed by a judge in the Town of Ithaca court, on the basis of a lack of probable cause. Contacted for comment, NYSP spokesperson William Duffy again declined to speak, citing the ongoing litigation. A previous email to Pakkala’s work email address has not been returned. M att Butler


he Village of Lansing Planning Board passed a resolution at a meeting on May 13 that approved Maguire Nissan’s proposed Special Permit to build a new Nissan dealership on a four-acre property on 35 Cinema Drive. The permit includes the following items: the construction

▶▶ Thumbs Up - To all the grads from the last few weeks from colleges around Ithaca. Welcome to the real world, kids. The only real difference from the movies is that almost none of us are ever going to be able to retire. But it’s not all bad: You might get to live on your own, you get the chance to start making real money, and usually you’ve got around six months to play before student loan payments start. Enjoy it!

the surrounding residential properties. A buffer of foliage will need to be grown as well in order to shield the Gaslight Village Apartments from the business’s exterior lighting. The company will also need to receive access approval from the Village’s fire chief so in case of

▶▶ Thumbs Up - Another thumbs up to the efforts of environmentalists in central New York, who scored another victory last week when Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton’s ban on new trash incinerator facilities, making it law. Most if not all of the reaction to the proposed facility, in Romulus, had been negative, so it’s good to see something work for people around here on the state level. ▶▶ Seen - If anyone was spooked over the weekend by rumors or reports of more gunfire, the Ithaca Police Department has said that was actually just fireworks from Memorial Day revelers. Now, of course, we’d appreciate an update on that shooting that did actually happen earlier this month.

Phil Maguire, owner and president of the Maguire Family of Dealerships. The Village of Lansing Planning Board voted unanimously to approve Maguire Nissan’s Special Permit for a proposed dealership on 35 Cinema Drive. (Photo by Casey Martin)

of a two-story sales and service building with associated parking that encompasses 25,235 square feet; public water, sewer and electrical services; pedestrian and vehicular circulation; site lighting and signage; retaining wall; fence screening; landscaping and enhancements of curb cuts along Cinema Drive and Uptown Road. The planning board passed the permit unanimously, so long as the Maguire Nissan abides to a set of conditions. The company will need to complete all requirements of a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan and provide how much water the proposed building plans on using from the public water system. Maguire Nissan will also have to install sidewalks in front of the proposed building, starting at the corner where Cinema Drive meets Uptown Road, and all the way up Uptown Road to the Gaslight Village Apartments, which are located on 37 Uptown Road. The company will also need to install a 10 foot fence with ivy to separate the business from

an emergency, the fire department can access the property with the necessary fire equipment to solve the issue. Lastly, the permit will be sent to the Tompkins County Planning Board for review. The county planning board will primarily look to see if Maguire Nissan has capitalized on all options for saving energy with the proposed building. If the county planning board finds an area in which Maguire Nissan could be saving more energy, it will send its recommendation to the village planning board, who will then determine whether or not Maguire Nissan should carry out the recommendation. “I feel as though it was a pretty straight forward process,” Phil Maguire, President and Owner of the Maguire Family of Dealerships, said. “It was a pleasant experience dealing with planning board and the zoning board of appeals for the variances. We’re excited about now moving forward to construction and making the dealership a reality.”


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iberty and justice, for all, innocent until proven guilty. It is a lie. America has never shown respect for the essence of these things. We are a nation that is unwilling to grant other people social rights, where liberty is a broken promise and justice is like the dust that covers the glow of a rose. It is like claiming to be liberal, but don’t believe in liberalism. The criminal justice system shows couresy to people with money, for the due process is a device that exploits the poor and remands black men to a state of slavery. The administration of justice is ran by predominantly white people and black men are the majority incarcerated at a high level.

There are many assertions within the law that are contrary to one made by another, “innocent until proven guilty.” Behind the veil, our system has always denounced black lives and grievances, where equal rights fail the poor, women and people of color. We live in a society where white police officers knowingly compose false instrument statements that are sealed by a judge to hide the lie, an obstruction of justice where no accountability is held. We are a nation of double standards and lies that serve the unjust and the wicked. This is a written testament to be a light in a very dark world, to be a voice for the forgotten and unheard, to remind us of our humanity.


ection 157-15 of the Ithaca City Code reads, in pertinent part: “No animals are allowed on the Primary Commons except by special permit. This provision does not apply to service animals providing assistance to people with special needs and police working dogs.” The Common Council last voted to uphold this canine ban in 2015 and is not planning to reconsider it in the immediate future. However, they recently (December) asked the Public Safety and Information Commission, an unelected body of volunteers, to look into alternative policies. They are due to report to the Common Council by September. With so much at stake, I was able to score a quick interview with newlyanointed Doctor Mayor Svante Myrick last week at City Hall, between work sessions on the Ithaca Green New Deal. SBR: Dr. Mayor, I hear big changes are being considered. Why dogs, and why now? After all, the Commons has been dog-free since it opened. MYRICK: I’m glad you asked that question. The studies all show that recently the United States of America has completely taken leave of its senses when it comes to dogs. Plus, now that hundreds of additional people will soon be living on or near the Commons, the issue has become even more urgent. SBR: Why only dogs, though? Aren’t you throwing the city open to charges of species-ism? It’s Ithaca, after all. I know a family that has a pot-bellied pig, and they take her everywhere. MYRICK: The data suggests that allowable pets should not include animals that are routinely turned into delicious breakfast meat, or animals that would quickly eat their owners if their owners were suddenly shrunk to the size of a mouse. So, no cats, either. SBR: What about ferrets? MYRICK: The studies also all show that no sane person would own a ferret. SBR: As I understand it, right now certified service animals are allowed on the Commons. MYRICK: That is true. In fact, for 35 bucks, you can get a certificate online that allows you to take your dog with you into an operating room during brain surgery, and there’s not a darn thing they can do about it. All perfectly legal. SBR: Well, my dog hasn’t been made official. If they let common street dogs on the Commons, would anything change?

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MYRICK: Oh, my yes. We’re investigating maintaining a constant nine-resident squirrel population as an amenity for canine citizens. Also, we’re pricing out having a tennis ball dispenser at each end of the Commons and a butt-sniffing station adjacent to the new Bernie Milton Pavilion. SBR: What about people who don’t want the law changed? I assume you’re considering some restrictions. There seems to be an idea that the Commons will become a “minefield,”, if you know what I mean. MYRICK: I do know. The rules would have to specify that dog owners pick up solid waste after their pets, not let them jump on or harass people or other animals, that sort of thing. They would also have to spell out dog-related nuisance activities, like howling or barking. My own proposal includes time limits on leg-humping and crotch-sniffing, maybe 20 seconds. SBR: Speaking of solid waste, there are bound to be…fecal smears. Will this affect the five-second rule for dropped food on the Commons? MYRICK: (after consulting with LAVINE) Yes. Yes, it will. A revised Section 157 would include a repeal of the five-second rule on the Commons. I would point out that there is already no five-second rule outside the Chanticleer or Moonies on weekend evenings. SBR: Will there be any prohibition regarding people referring to their dogs as their “children,” or even “furbabies”? LAVINE: I can answer that. The Supreme Court has ruled that even deeply misguided, wrong-headed, or faintly creepy speech is protected by the First Amendment. Similarly, there will be no restriction on ridiculous canine activities, such as carrying a dog in a baby-carrier or having them wear booties. It’s a freedom of expression issue. SBR: Once, at the dog park, I watched a St. Bernard scarf up another dog’s turds and then lick his owner’s face while she repeatedly asked, “Who’s a good dog?” Can we expect to be subjected to these types of scenes on a regular basis on the Commons? MYRICK: There is no way to write a dignity component into a statute. We’ve tried. We’re going to have to rely on good choices being made by dog owners. SBR: Thank you, your majesty. MYRICK: Any time.

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handed Paolangelli’s case over to Chemung County to ensure that the review would be handled by someone without regular interaction with the Ithaca Police Department to reinforce impartiality. In previous interviews, Tompkins County Assigned Counsel’s Supervising Attorney, Lance Salisbury, said that his office is reviewing cases involving Paolangelli for a variety of different complications that could result from the perjury allegations. He said in a statement that the situation had cost his office thousands of taxpayer dollars in hours spent reviewing Paolangelli’s cases for misconduct. Salisbury said in at least three or four cases, new offers had been made to arrested individuals as a result of the Paolangelli reviews, some of which have been accepted, to “either a plea to a new reduced charge or a new reduced sentence or a combination of both.” That number may grow, he said. “Now that Mr. Paolangeli is a convicted criminal it is to be expected that former clients will be contacting their attorneys, and our office, to seek a review of their case where the former officer was involved to see if some remedy is appropriate,” Salisbury wrote. “This will most likely incur further attorney costs for the program.” Salisbury called it a “sad and unfortunate day for the criminal justice system in Tompkins County.”

“While opinions may differ, we will never really know if someone who spent 10 months in jail was guilty—if they were, they walked due to the malfeasance of the officer,” Salisbury said in a statement. “If not they were incarcerated for 10 months needlessly.” According to the statement from the mayor, it also appears that Sanchez has filed a civil lawsuit as a result of the situation that is still pending. DeRoberts confirmed that a suit was in progress. The statement from the mayor is as follows: “Today, Officer Kyle Paolangeli pleaded guilty to perjury, and the City immediately terminated his employment as an IPD Officer. IPD holds itself to the highest standards, and I am proud to affirm that our officers place right at the top of that list following the law and telling the truth. When we find the rare exception to that rule, we act swiftly to ensure the integrity of the high quality policing that Ithacans expect and deserve.” “Today’s plea was obtained by the Chemung County DA, who, at the request of Tompkins County DA Matt Van Houten, served as special prosecutor in this case. Because this disturbing situation is also a personnel matter, and because the City is still working to resolve a related civil lawsuit, I am unable to speak to the particulars of this situation.” M att Butler

tate run health care wouldn’t “save” Tompkins county $9.6 million per year. To be correct, it would shift those costs to the state and they would still be paid by taxpayers in Tompkins county and everywhere else in NY. True health care cost savings are very hard to achieve on a village, city, town, county or state level. If Ithaca had “free” or taxpayer paid health care, those who need a high level of care would move to Ithaca and soon the system would burden local taxpayers to the point of collapse. A national public health care option would have a far better chance to achieve cost savings. The tax burden would be shared by the broadest possible tax base. We are fortunate to live in a progressive state with fairly universal access to health care coverage via a mix of public and private programs and insurance providers. Focusing on universal free vaccinations and contraception would help to reduce the costs of avoidable disease and unplanned pregnancies across the system. This kind of approach has a very positive cost benefit ratio. Another, moderate approach, would be to gradually lower the age of medicare eligibility with a buy in at slightly higher premiums than for those who had contributed their entire working lives and are eligible at age 65. The success of this approach could be analyzed and further expanded if working well. We are currently burdened with a legacy health care system that is not a competitive free enterprise model nor a fully government run system. Dramatically changing such a model is politically unlikely. Incremental change would have the greatest chance of political success. Kevin Curtis Cazenovia, NY


am writing to support the passage of the New York Health Act (NYHA) that provides for universal health care for all New York residents. My wife and I own a small business in Tompkins County, and employ 12 persons full time during our high season. I offer my employees a certified living wage and benefits including an extremely expensive health insurance plan. Despite having insurance, I find my employees do not access their health care because their deductibles and copays are so high that they risk unaffordable medical bills and debt by seeking care. I find this an outrage. Health care should be driven by purpose and for people, not profit as it is currently. The fact that the health insurance companies can take in so much profit and provide so little value makes that industry an utter scam. My employees and I would all May

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welcome universal coverage managed and monitored by the state in which costs can be driven down and profit is no longer the incentive. We understand that we would pay a progressively determined tax instead of exorbitant premiums, which would end up being cheaper overall for everyone to cover health care. If the New York Health Act is passed and a universal public health care system is created in New York, I firmly believe it would result in business and residency retention instate. But right now, without such progressive measures in place, the advantage to staying in New York for many just isn’t there, hence the annually reported population decline. Institute a universal public health care system in New York and that the state would once again attract residents seeking a better life. I hope the state moves forward with this issue and proves New York is still a leader among states. And if you own a business and would like your costs and your employees costs estimated under the NYHA, contact the advocates at fl4nyh@ David Gould, Local resident and owner of Sunbeam Candles

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n these difficult economic times, it is especially important to patronize your favorite restaurants and honor the employees who make them a success. Why not join me in celebrating National Waiter and Waitress Day on May 21st? As regular patrons of your local neighborhood restaurants, there are several ways to say thank you. Let your server(s), cooks and owners know how much you appreciate the excellent food and service. On this day, don’t forget your cook and server. We try to tip 20 percent against the total bill including taxes. If it is an odd amount, round up to the next dollar. Why not leave a 25% tip on this day? If you can afford to eat out, you can afford an extra dollar tip. When ordering take out, don’t forget to leave a dollar or two for the waiter or cook. Trust us, it is appreciated. Remember the people who work at your favorite restaurant are our neighbors. They work long hours for little pay and count on tips, which make up a significant portion of their income. If we don’t patronize our local restaurants, they don’t eat either. Your purchases keep our neighbors employed and the local economy growing. Why not drop off a box of candy, cookies or some other treat for your favorite waiter or restaurant staff on this day as well. Larry Penner

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Ithaca Fest is here Ithaca’s annual intro to summer kicks off this weekend By M att Bu tler After a brief period of uncertainty, Ithaca Festival is returning this week to once again serve as the official start of summer for Ithacans, now free of the looming presence of students who have fled the area to wreak havoc on their respective hometowns. Ithaca Fest had a turbulent offseason this year. While it has grappled with financial issues in the past, the situation seemed to reach a new level of urgency this winter, as festival organizers started a grassroots funding campaign to help sustain the festival in the short-run while pursuing more long-term cures as well. Fortunately, it worked; or at least the short-term solution did. The community rallied strong after the call for donations, and merely weeks after festival organizers set a fundraising goal of $30,000, a combination of individual community members and larger donations

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stuff that we hadn’t needed to in the past. Those are all paid. There’s a lot of money in the bank, we’re definitely going to make a profit this year.” With a longer leash and a much brighter future, Dolan and Mickie Quinn have an air of excitement that, just last year,

might have been replaced by anxiety. This is Dolan’s second year in charge, while Quinn joined as board president in January (as well as the festival’s graphic designer), learning on the fly but drawing on her years of experience

as an event planner. The surplus money will hopefully allow Dolan and one other festival staffer to take on their duties year-round, which could lead to some intriguing adaptations for Ithaca Festival in the coming years. But for now, the most notable change coming to the festival this year is an earlier start. The Ithaca Festival parade, a beloved tradition, will be held on Thursday evening this year instead of Friday, a shift that Dolan and Quinn said was a response to feedback from various different festival figures. They also said that by holding the parade on Thursday, it would avoid a major disruption to the festival and could serve as a more true “kick-off ” during an earlier time. Plus, the parade will lead into a concert on the Commons, featuring Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People from Rochester, NY. At the same time on the Commons, there will be a $5 Bites event, organized by Sarah Barden of Ithaca is Foodies, which will showcase food samples from the festival’s vendors. The rest of the event will continue through the weekend much as it always has, with music and festivities and each night capped off with the recently-introduced silent DJ sessions. Just like in years past, the Ithaca Festival button, for $5, is the main ticket to the event and unlocks special deals and discounts throughout the festival, also serving as one of the main revenue streams to support the event. Along with those changes, there will be other, more mysterious surprises. “There’s probably going to be a unicorn there,” Quinn said. “The unicorn is new,” Dolan said. Quinn gets to ride the unicorn during the parade. For the kids, there will be a discovery tent in DeWitt Park, which will host a variety of STEAM-themed activities for children, presented by several different businesses around the area. The park will also play host to the traditional pony rides for kids. “It tends to be a more eclectic lineup over there [at DeWitt Park],” Dolan said. “It’s family-friendly, there’s world music, a lot of different performers like puppet shows. The odd and the weird and the fun of Ithaca Festival is over at DeWitt Park.” Busking won’t be a part of the Ithaca Festival this year, Dolan said, replaced by the addition of three more venues for music performances that will take place

during set changes for bands on the main stage. Those will be at Cayuga Circle, at the intersection of Cayuga Street and State Street, Trolley Circle, which is directly in front of Center Ithaca, and past buskers will be performing at Monk’s on the Com-

mons. The Ithaca Poetry Circle and a few DJs will also be performing at Monk’s as well. The Vinyl Lounge is also back, sponsored by WRFI and Angry Mom Records, and will actually include a set from Dolan himself at 4 p.m. on Saturday. Greater Ithaca Activities Center will handle the programming at the Press Bay Alley stage on Saturday, part of what Dolan said is a growing partnership between the festival and GIAC. The festival is also still taking last-minute volunteers, who can sign up by going to the “Get Involved” section of the festival’s website or by emailing Dolan at Dolan and Quinn both said that the festival’s spending had been notably cut this year, part of a financial belt-tightening strategy that they feel will contribute to the long-term economic stability of the festival. Quinn is leading a new board of directors, whose inexperience has served as both a motivator and a barrier as this year’s festival draws closer. “We have a brand new board, everyone’s very new,” Quinn said. “There are benefits to that, everyone is very enthusiastic, we’ve collected some very smart, talented, driven individuals. [...] But the c h a l lenge is that, being new, we haven’t been trained under a previous board to step into these shoes. We’re sort of reinventing the wheel, and a lot of it is figuring it out on the fly.” While there’s obviously still this year’s May

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festival to handle, Dolan, Quinn and the rest of the festival’s organizing team are keeping an eye to the future. The acceptable threshold for safety measures is likely to keep increasing, bringing higher costs with them too. But adjustments are already being made: this is the first year the festival has a presenting sponsor, SyracuseArea Honda Dealers, who joined with several other groups to help the festival’s funding. Other sponsors this year include City Centre, Renovus, Tompkins Trust Company, Cayuga Radio Group, Dandy Mart, the local IBEW, WITH radio station 90.1 and EV Tompkins. “The cost of doing business, at least in regards to putting on large public events like this, is going to rise because people want to be safe and the state wants us to be safe, and safety costs a lot of money,” Dolan said. “We understand that we’re going to have to find different revenue sources and lean on our sponsors more and more.” Even if the fundraising had sputtered and failed to reach its goal, Dolan said he thinks Ithaca Festival would have just taken on a different form instead of ending entirely. Regardless, he’s glad to have another year, and said the festival could even look to have a larger presence at different times of the year going forward as well. The Downtown Ithaca Alliance is also, obviously, deeply involved Dolan and Quinn said, including organizing the event’s craft fair. “I personally never had any doubt that Ithaca would come through for Ithaca Festival, it’s our most important cultural celebration throughout the year,” Dolan said. “Nothing taps into what is Ithaca more than the Ithaca Festival. It’s part of the lifeblood of our community.” “Just come enjoy it,” Quinn said. “We’ve worked so hard for everyone to come be there.” Even after last year’s turbulence, Dolan said he returned to the job for the payoff of seeing how much people enjoy the festival, something that brings him considerable joy particularly coming from his background. “Number one, I’m a glutton for punishment,” Dolan said. “But number two, I’ve worked in music festival and service industry my whole life, it’s part of my character. [...] This has kind of been the culmination of all of that for me. This is my dream job, as much as there’s all this behind-the-scenes stress that I have to deal with, it’s so fulfilling to be involved with something that touches so many people.” •

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won. It was a life-changing experience for the young fellow, it helped me find my voice as a journalist, and it deepened my friendship with Paul and my respect for the work he has done. Staying on that theme of setting up opportunities, Paul said, “The Friends of Newman will be a part of a youth initiative through the Youth Bureau, and the hope is we will get adults to pair up with the kids. We’ll play the nine-hole course, have lunch together, and hopefully become friends and


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like a good plot twist, and there is one unfolding at the Newman Golf Course in Ithaca. We have all heard those inspiring stories about groups of young people going into nursing homes and assisted living facilities to take elderly residents for walks, play tennis, play bocci, or any other activity that gets the residents up and moving. Well, the Friends of Newman (FON), a recently-established nonprofit organization, offers an interesting variation on that theme. The group (some of whom are retirees) was organized, according to Paul Fairbanks, “to promote, preserve and enhance Newman Golf Course, especially for families and youth.” FON is partnering with the Ithaca Youth Bureau to offer opportunities for youngsters to step away from their screens and devices, get out on the course, and sample the game. Newman has seen its share of challenges over the years, and Fairbanks said there was even a time when they considered shutting the place down. There are plenty of local golfers who feel a real sense of loyalty and affection for the course, sometimes referred to as “a hidden gem,” and the three women and four men who make up the Friends of

Newman decided to join forces and combine efforts and talents to breathe some life into their beloved course. “We see ourselves as stakeholders,” Fairbanks said. “We want to have a voice with the city regarding what golfers want.” Paul has spent 40-some years as a social worker, and one of the first stories I ever wrote for the Ithaca Times, in 1992, featured an opportunity Paul and I set up for a 12 year-old boy to meet a “real” race car driver, cheer him on during the race, then sit in the car for photos when the driver

The Friends of Newman group has partnered with the Ithaca Youth Bureau to give kids a chance to play golf. (Photo by Steve Lawrence)

maybe arrange some memberships.” Like the young man’s experience in meeting a “real” race car driver, the young people taking part in the four-week sessions through the IYB will meet a “real” golf pro. PGA professional Jim Johnston has been a fixture on the local golf scene for many years, and he is the right man for the job of helping the youngsters learn to love the

game. Fairbanks added, “In addition to learning the game, there is also the aim of teaching some of the etiquette and respect for the game. The kids can benefit from a larger time commitment, instead of a 20-minute video game. There can be some real relationship building, and a lot can be learned from learning to deal with a bad shot. Learning to regroup and move on is a good life skill.” The arrangement will unfold as a winwin, as Fairbanks explains that “As attention spans have dropped off, so has golf.” The hope is that the Friends of Newman can partner with other groups (like the Youth Bureau and the Elks Club) to spread the word and create opportunities, and their collective expertise can boost interest and memberships. The nine-hole, par 36 course (built in 1935) is dependent on greens fees and cart fees, and as a municipal course, its survival has long been a question mark. Given it is a “city course,” some are still unaware that Newman is tucked into a spectacular pocket of natural beauty, and herons, deer, red fox pups, great horned owls, ospreys, red-tailed hawks, and eagles are frequent visitors. Newman offers leagues for men and women during the week, and a senior league plays two mornings a week. Their press release says, “There is a strong sense of camaraderie at Newman, and contrary to the stereotypical image of golfers, Newman welcomes players from all walks of life.” Those interested are invited to visit the Friends of Newman Facebook page, and for a list of upcoming events. •

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Sarsfield said. “I’m humbled and honored to be recognized for my work with EMS, but even more grateful to get to know and work with these great men and women.” After accepting a position as a Flight Medic with air Methods, Wilcox will be expanding his work outside of Ithaca. He is currently going through their intensive training program, though he does plan on continuing his work with Bangs Ambulance on a parttime basis. Wilcox will also be working as an instructor for a medical device company and assisting with a Southern Tier paramedic education program.

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alph Wilcox, a paramedic and supervisor at Bangs Ambulance, was awarded the 2019 Dr. Michael Jastremski Award of Excellence in EMS during the Central New York EMS Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Council awards ceremony held in Syracuse on May 21. 607-277-7000 x220 The CNY EMS Regional Council serves Newspaper: Cayuga, Cortland, Onondaga, Oswego, and Tompkins Counties. The award recognizes an individual who has made exceptional contributions to EMS activities. Wilcox was distinctly honored when the award was present by Dr. Jastremski himself. Dr. Jastremski is a retired physician renowned for his work in emergency medicine in Central New York and for his commitment to supporting EMS’s mission. Wilcox began his EMS career in Long

island and relocated to Ithaca when his wife attended the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. He has been a paramedic in Ithaca for 18 years and has helped tens of thousands of people in his time as an EMS worker. His contributions extend beyond his work, as he embraced programs such as Stop The Bleed, Sentimental JourClient: of community neys, and other aspects outreach. Matthew Sarsfield, recipient of the Physician of Excellence Award, spoke about the meaningful and vital role EMS workers play in the community. “Our local EMS teams respond to complex and difficult situations with skills that make a true difference in the lives of our community members, frequently and literally saving lives,”

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he Lansing High School boys soccer team was honored for its NYSPHSAA Class C championship last fall by New York State Senator Pamela Helming on April 30 at the State Capitol, according to a May 7 press release from Senator Helming’s office. The team won its second straight Class C title back on Nov. 11 when it defeated Geneseo 3–0. According to the press release, Helming sponsored a resolution that honored the team for its championship and handed out certificates to all the players and members of the coaching staff. “The legendary football coach Vince Lombardi said, ‘If we chase perfection, we can catch excellence,’ and excellence is exactly what the Lansing Bobcats boys soccer team accomplished this season. With only one loss and a dominating shutout win in the state championship game, all of the players and coaches proved they indeed chase perfection and catch excellence. It takes a special commitment, a special sacrifice, and a special belief in one another to achieve greatness and success at the highest level. These young men, under the guidance of Coach [Benji] Parkes, showed for the second year in a row that they have what it takes – the right mix of character and leadership – to succeed in their pursuits and achieve great things. As state champions, they serve as role models for their peers – on the field, in the classroom, and elsewhere in life – and will forever represent a spirit of excellence in the Lansing community. Congratulations

to Coach Parkes and the entire Lansing Bobcats family,” Senator Helming said at the ceremony. Lansing Athletic Director Matt Loveless said it was an honor for one of the school’s athletic programs to receive recognition from Helming. “I think it speaks volumes to our community as a whole,” Loveless said. “It starts with our recreation program that we have, and it just kind of builds from there in terms of all of the experience that our young athletes get at that level. The volunteers that we have that provide them with the experiences. … It’s nice, again I speak in terms of the community to have something like that as an accomplishment.” He said consistency has led to the success of not only the soccer program, but also all of the school’s athletic programs. “It helps when you have people that are familiar with the program,” he said. “You look at coach Parkes, he was somebody who was a player going back a few years ago, and he was a part of successful teams that made it to the state tournament … understood the philosophy and the expectations and stuff, and really what soccer is about here and all sports. He was somebody that was obviously a part of our state championship baseball team, too.” “I think those are some of the variables that help to lead to this success. But besides those things too, it takes a group of athletes that are willing to buy in and they’re dedicated to sport itself and really the vision and philosophy of the program.”

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(“anything but chardonnay”). Chardonnay happens to be the most versatile and widely-planted white wine variety in the world. According to “Wine Grapes,” the bible by Jancis Robinson, parental analysis by DNA showed that chardonnay is a cross between gouais blanc and pinot. The prodigious parents also produced two-dozen other wine varieties, such as aligoté and gamay, all through natural cross-breeding in the wild. The grape is planted in just about every May

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the groups invited to perform this year span a wide breadth of genres and tastes, as well as notoriety; some are well known locally and regionally, while others are just starting to make a name for themselves. Ithacans will know tons of the names, obviously, though a few highlights include rap act GunPoets, Cornell-bred rapper Sammus, ska band ¡Viva Mayhem!, grassroots group Ithaca Bottom Boys, the Taj

Mahal Quartet and dozens of others. The event will be hosted by Donna the Buffalo, and a complete list of the lineup can be found on the event’s website. Tickets are still available for the popular event, although early bird discounts closed at the beginning of May. Kids under 12 are still allowed in free to the event, although all children under 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian when entering the festival. Up until July 16, four-day tickets for adults are $140, after which they will bump up to $155 at the gate. For youths, tickets for all four days are $67 until July 16, after which they increase to $75 at the gate. Youth single day tickets are $38 for any day, while adult single day tickets range between $38 and $67. The workshop schedule has not yet been released, although last year the weekend was packed full of them. The Happiness Parade will be starting at the Art Barn at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Volunteers are still being sought as well, and information can be found online or at volunteer@

While she is grateful for all the support people have been able to give, Pearlman has a theory as to why people don’t donate as much. Because she is broadcast on WRFI and WSKG, she has the idea that people think she receives money from NPR pledge drives. But In fact, she is an independent producer and has been working to finance this through fundraising and, formerly, The Park Foundation. However, just when the show was seemingly doomed to cancellation, again, an anonymous donor gave the show enough funding to continue for the next By E dw in J. Vie ra year. Pearlman reflected on the stay of execution given to the show but she was prepared for what would have been her final show. The honor of being the final guest would have gone to Jeanne Mackin, a historical fiction writer known for the books “A Lady of Good Family,” “The Beautiful American,” “The Sweet By and By,” “Dreams of Empire,” and “The Queen’s War.” Pearlman is proud of the work she has done, but was not ready to end the show just yet. “I really wanted to go for a little while longer because I still have so many people asking to be on the show,” Pearlman said. “I thought this is a shame. People Audio Producer Nate Richardson and Host Tish Pearlman at the control board of REP Studios (Photo: provided) send me books and CDs. I read articles in The New York or the last 14 years, Tish Pearlman pulled its funding from the program Times and I contact people. Surprisingly, has enlightened listeners of her after wanting the show to go in a differthrough the years I’ve been very shocked radio show “Out of Bounds” with ent direction. Pearlman wasn’t sure she by that. A lot of well-known people have intimate conversations with authors, scien- wanted to continue then, especially after a agreed to come on the show, especially tists, lawyers, doctors, and many other heart attack that same year which doctors people who have written books. We got people. However, this era of knowledge said was a miracle she survived. In the two John W. Dean and Meredith Monk and through the airwaves almost came to an years since then, the show has remained nationally-known people. Some people end after the show ran out of funding for on the air, but Pearlman has grown tired of have told me there aren’t that many the second time in a row. asking for money and receiving what she vehicles to have little 30-minute intimate In early 2017, the Park Foundation calls “nickel and dime donations.” conversations on the radio.” Radio

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One of the few other places to have these intimate conversations, according to Pearlman, would be NPR’s “Fresh Air with Terry Gross.” In the time “Out of Bounds” has been on the air, Pearlman has spoken with 700 people, each more interesting than the last. However, there was one conversation that stood out from the rest. “The most amusing and strange was that interview we did with Peter Max,” Pearlman said. “It was very strange. He kept going in and out and he was very funny and very fun to talk to. But he also kept saying, ‘Gotta wait a minute someone is at the door’ or ‘You know, I’ve gotta switch phones, can I call you back in like 20 minutes?’ It was really quite humorous.” Along with the regular interviews, the show also has two periodic series, with the first being about health challenges. This began about five or six years ago after Pearlman found nurses and doctors wanting to come on the show to share healthrelated information with her listeners. The other series is called “Framing Our Democracy,” which came about after the 2016 election. Pearlman’s favorite part of the show is being able to do research “People send books, so I get all these books in the mail,” Pearlman said. “It’s been so fun to pick people’s brains and talk about the work that they do and talk about the things they are interested in and be able to share that with the community. Most of the people I have had on are true artists, not in the sense that they do art, but true artists, professors, musicians, and scientists. It’s been incredible to share at least a little bit of their story and inspire and excite the people who listen.” Now that the show will continue, Pearlman has one more chance to get some of her dream guests on the show, such as musician Joan Baez, her teenage hero, and acclaimed horror novelist Stephen King, because Pearlman found his earlier works to be compelling pieces of literature. Even though she would like to speak with some people who are in politics, she has a policy to not have elected officials on the show due to the arguing that could occur. With her show saved, Pearlman is grateful to the community and her producer, Nate Richardson at Rep Studios. Pearlman is prepared for the long road of fundraising that lies ahead and is unsure if “Out of Bounds” will live to see 2020. •

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major wine-producing region in the world. However, its early budbreak (when the buds burst into green shoots) makes it susceptible to spring frost damage in cooler climates. Its thin skin causes a vul-

After the turn of this century, the consumer’s interest in the heavy-handed style of chardonnay waned quickly. Winemakers around the country shifted from the oaky, buttery style to a cleaner and more vibrant one. Earlier harvest dates retained higher acidity. Better vineyard management such as leaf thinning and curbing yield helped to improve the overall quality. Super-charred barrels were replaced by light to medium-toast ones. The result is a renaissance of excellent chardonnay from coast to coast. While Californian chardonnays tend to be more tropical in flavor, ones from the Finger Lakes lean more toward citrus, a trait found in cooler climate chardonnays. They may not be as showy as their

West Coast sisters, but they more than make up for it with their balance, lively acidity, a touch of minerality, and, at its best, a trill of citrus such as Mandarin orange at mid-palate that lifts them to a wonderful height. And in the last decade or so, with an influx of new knowledge and talent, their overall quality has soared. Despite that, FLX Chardonnays are still mostly overlooked outside of the region. An article published last year in Wine Enthusiast Magazine presented 20 American chardonnays to look for, with nary a one from the Finger Lakes. But their anonymity does have an upside. A bottle typically costs just $13-20. Chardonnays are typically divided into two styles: clean/unoaked and creamy/

oaked. The Finger Lakes produce both styles well. Unoaked chardonnays are fermented in stainless steel tanks without ever seeing an oak barrel. Malolactic fermentation is usually cut off to retain the wine’s freshness. They represent a purer form of the grape. Oaked chardonnays are fermented and aged in toasty oak barrels, often new. They are usually rounder, with notes of coconut and vanilla, rich and fullbodied, while retaining a vibrant acidity. Besides these FLX chardonnays, there are many others for you to explore on your own. And by the way, next time you go to a party, bring along a bottle. You might just open a few eyes. •

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nerability to fungal attacks. But it ripens easily and is adaptable to different terroirs and climates, allowing it to be grown over a wide range of locations. It is pliable to winemaking techniques such as malolactic fermentation, lees contact, and barrel fermentation. Chardonnay earns its highest acclaim in Burgundy, with outstanding white Burgs from hallowed places such as Montrachet and Chablis. About those reviled old-time Californian chardonnays. They were made by formulaic rote: first, harvest late to achieve super ripeness but then lower acidity; second, achieve 100-percent malolactic fermentation, a bacterial process that converted the grapes’ green apple-like malic acid to the mellower milky lactic acid, thereby adding buttery flavors; third, use highly-charred barrels to ferment and age the wine, imparting a heavy dose of coconut and vanilla to the flavors; and finally, a little residual sugar completes the sickly recipe. When Californian chardonnays became in vogue in the early ‘80s, Finger Lakes vineyards began planting the variety. Early efforts were not encouraging. Dave Pohl, one of the wine gurus at Northside Wines in Ithaca, recalled, “I remembered when Robert Parker first started reviewing Finger Lakes chardonnays decades ago, he described many of them as being nasty and mean.”

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

6/5 Wednesday Eric Aceto | 7:00 PM, | Stonecat Cafe, Hector Folk ‘n’ Kava | 7:30 PM, | Sacred Root Kava Lounge & Tea Bar, Ithaca Concerts/Recitals


RUST | 7:00 PM, | Grist Iron Brewing, Burdett

Gerard Burke | 4:00 PM, | Two Goats Brewing, Burdett


Roots Relic Ithaca Festival after party | 8:00 PM, | Sacred Root Kava Lounge & Tea Bar, Ithaca

6/3 Monday

5/29 Wednesday The Dennis Winge Trio | 6:00 PM, | Monks on the Commons, Ithaca Canaan Jam Session | 7:00 PM, | Canaan Institute, Brooktondale Open Mic | 7:00 PM, | Ithaca Coffee Company, Ithaca Spuds & Taggit | 7:00 PM, | Stonecat Cafe, Hector

5/30 Thursday Davey O. | 6:00 PM, | Grist Iron Brewing, Burdett Irish Tunes at Franco’s Pizzeria | 6:00 PM, | Franco’s Pizzeria, Ithaca

Ithaca Fest After-Party w/ The Comb Down | 9:30 PM, | The Range, Ithaca | $10

Market, Brooktondale

Vortex Special | 7:00 PM, | Two Goats Brewing, Burdett

Raised on Radio | 8:00 PM, | Drifters Awasco, Moravia

5/31 Friday

Diana Leigh Trio | 11:00 AM, | Stonecat CafÈ, Hector

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

Bert Salmirs - Jazz Piano | 1:00 PM, | Red Newt Cellars Inc, Hector

Taksim: Live Mid-East Music & Belly Dance | 6:00 PM, | Ten Forward Cafe, Ithaca

Liam Alone | 2:00 PM, | Grist Iron Brewing, Burdett

First United Methodist Church of Newark Valley Afternoon Concert | 4:00 PM, 6/2 Sunday | First United Methodist Church of Newark Valley, 63 S. Main St, Newark Valley | Special music from Jewel Griffith - vocals, Dave Jackson - organ & Brenda Yeier - piano.

Rachel Beverly | 2:00 PM, | Boathouse Beer Garden, Romulus


Horns and Ivory | 4:00 PM, | Scale House Brewery, Hector

Tru Bleu | 7:00 PM, | The Westy, Ithaca

Ithaca Jazz and Blues Jam | 4:00 PM, | Mix Kitchen and Bar, Ithaca

Portajohn Blackout | 7:00 PM, | Two Goats Brewing, Burdett

Bethany Rhiannon | 4:00 PM, | Americana Vineyards, Interlaken

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Klezmer at the Conservatory | 8:00 PM, 5/29 Wednesday | Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts, Congress at McLallen St, Trumansburg | Featuring Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird. Joined by Two-Shekel Swing, this event will have you clapping, stomping and singing along to old favorites. | $17/$20

Joanne Shenandoah | 8:00 PM, 6/1 Saturday | Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St, Auburn | Shenandoah is one of America’s most celebrated & critically acclaimed Native American musicians of her time. She is a Grammy award winner & a Native American Music Awards Hall of Fame Inductee. | $20/$23

Amy Ray Band | 8:00 PM, | The Haunt, Ithaca | $30

6/2 Sunday

The 1975 | 7:00 PM, 5/29 Wednesday | Darien Lake Amphitheater, 9993 Allegheny Road, Darien Center |

Eilen Jewell | 7:30 PM, 5/31 Friday | Bottomless Brewing,, 3543 East Lake Road, Geneva | | $25

Neo Project | 6:00 PM, | Americana Vineyards, Interlaken

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Janet Batch | 5:00 PM, | Boathouse Beer Garden, Romulus

I-Fest After Dark: Swamp Kids w/ Max Childs | 9:00 PM, | The Range, Ithaca | $10

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Bob Keefe & Surf Renegades | 6:00 PM, | Six Mile Creek Vineyard, Ithaca

Blues Plate Special ft. StratcatWillie Hayes | 7:00 PM, | Boathouse Beer Garden, Romulus

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

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

Saturday, June 1, 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM | Varick Winery & Inn,5102 State Route 89, Romulus, | Now through August – get ready, aim, fire! Chuck spuds at over 25 targets with giant slingshots! Test your skill, and if you hit the basketball backboard you win a free bottle of Varick Wine! Young and old chuckers welcome! A buck a chuck, and free stickers given to all who chuck. (photo: Facebook)

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Oliver Scott, Jazz Pianist | 4:00 PM, 6/2 Sunday | First Baptist Church, 309 N Cayuga St, Ithaca | Solo jazz concert featuring standards and popular tunes re-imagined in a jazz style Summer Chamber Concert | 4:00 PM, 6/2 Sunday | Lodi Historical Society Building, Main Street, Lodi | Chamber music by Mozart, Bridge,

and Dvorak. Janet Sung & Maureen Mathai, violins, Roberta Crawford and David Rose, violas, Stefan Reuss, cello, Michael Salmirs, piano. | 25 general;20 seniors, free all students Collective Soul w/ Gin Blossoms | 7:00 PM, 6/2 Sunday | Tag’s, 3037 State Route 352, Big Flats | | $40 BOGO St. Paul and the Broken Bones w/ Tank and the Bangas | 8:00 PM, 6/5 Wednesday | State Theatre Of Ithaca, 107 W State St, Ithaca | St. Paul and The Broken Bones is an American eight-piece soul band based in Birmingham, Alabama, United States, that formed in 2012. | $35-40 Avett Brothers | 7:00 PM, 6/7 Friday | Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center (CMAC), 3355 Marvin Sands Dr, Canandaigua | Chubby Checker | 8:00 PM, 6/7 Friday | Tioga Downs, 2384 W River Rd, Nichols | w/ Charlie Thomas’s Drifters The Singing Out Tour with Heather Mae and Crys Matthews | 8:00 PM, 6/7 Friday | Smith Center for the Arts, 82 Seneca St, Geneva | Cayuga Chamber Orchestra Youth Orchestra Spring Concert | 4:00 PM, 6/8 Saturday | Ford Hall, Whalen Center, IC, Ithaca | Syndee Winters: Bessie, Billie, Ella and Friends | 7:30 PM, 6/8 Saturday | Smith Center for the Arts, 82 Seneca St, Geneva | An evening of legendary jazz that pays tribute to artists in the National Womenís Hall of Fame. Geneva Music Festival favorite and Broadway star Syndee Winters will be joined by jazz singer, songwriter and actress Ann Hampton Callaway, with a guest appearance by S.O.A.R. (April May Webb and Randall Haywood).

Stage Finding Neverland | 7:30 PM, 5/29 Wednesday & 5/30 Thursday| CrouseHinds Theater, 411 Montgomery St, Syracuse |


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The Last Five Years | 7:30 PM, 5/29 Wednesday | Syracuse Stage/Drama Complex, 820 E Genesee St, Syracuse | Thru 6/16. A sincere and unflinching expression of love gained and lost, with beautiful music and alternately humorous and heartfelt lyrics, . Directed by Jason Alexander.† The All Night Strut! | 8:00 PM, 5/31 Friday | Redhouse Arts Center, 400 S. Salina Street, Syracuse | Thru 6/9. This irresistible evening of dance and music features everything from the funky jive of Harlem to the romance of the Stage Door Canteen, filled with jazz, blues, bebop and American songbook standards. Ithaca Festival Comedy Fest | 9:00 PM, 5/31 Friday ; 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM, 6/1| Saturday; 7:00 PM, 6/2 Sunday | Downtown Ithaca, Ithaca | Comedy On The Commons, the best Stand Up Comedians from Upstate and Central New York showcasing their talents here in Ithaca and on our Commons! This year we will be back at our favorite venue Wine & Design for three shows, and the Hilton Garden Inn Ithaca for a special show the first time.

Kevin James | 8:00 PM, 6/1 Saturday | Crouse-Hinds Theater, 411 Montgomery St, Syracuse |

ity and our June charity is Lifelong ( | $5.00/ suggested

Grease | 7:30 PM, 6/5 Wednesday | Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 E Lake Rd, Auburn | See 6/7.

Tribes | 7:30 PM, 6/6 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.

Live on Mars: A Tribute to David Bowie | 7:30 PM, 6/5 Wednesday | The Oncenter, 800 South State St., Syracuse | A brand new production influenced by Bowie’s legendary concert performances. LIVE ON MARS fuses sound and vision to portray the essence of Bowie, his alter egos and creative muses, with a stunning light show and state of the art visuals and animation. Rock of Ages | 7:30 PM, 6/5 Wednesday | Landmark Theatre, 362 S Salina St, Syracuse | Hosted by Broadway In Syracuse The Lady with All the Answers | 7:30 PM, 6/5 Wednesday | Little York Lake Pavilion, 6799 Little York Lake Rd, Preble | Thru 6/15. Drawn from the life and letters of Ann Landers. ComedyFLOPs Presents: All You Can Eat Improv | 7:00 PM, 6/6 Thursday | The Haunt, 702 Willow Ave., Ithaca, | Each month we support a different community based char-

Grease | 8:00 PM, 6/7 Friday | MerryGo-Round Playhouse, 6877 E Lake Rd, Auburn | Thru June 26. Contact theater for additional showtimes.†Put on your leather jacket and bobby socks and get ready to shake a leg at the dance! Featuring all of the songs you know and love from the hit movie.

Art Process and Purpose : A Printmaker’s Invitational | Daily | Corners Gallery, 903 Hanshaw Rd Ste 3, Ithaca | Works by Eileen Bushnell, Shane Durgee, Sarah Kinard, Kumi Korf, Craig Mains, Minna Resnick, Nick Ruth, and Alan Singer. This invitational exhibit, guest curated by Alan Singer, demonstrates the exciting new strategies of todayís contemporary printmakers. On view thru 6/22.

Cayuga Museum Emerging Artist: Tong Zhang | Ongoing | Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee Street, Auburn | Inspired by daily moments, Zhang’s work aims to present occasions in which affective experience can be fully addressed while still leaving the viewer in a state of unknowing. | $5 World Picture: Travel Imagery Before and After Photography | Ongoing | Hirshland Exhibition Gallery, Kroch Library, 161 Ho Plaza, Cornell University, Ithaca | This exhibition examines how published travel imagery created and transmitted geographical knowledge during the nineteenth century, a period of rapid and extraordinary change in how people traveled, represented, and understood the world. Hunter Buck | New Petrographics: 2018-2019 Kahn Family Fellow show | Ongoing | Ink Shop Studio Gallery, 2nd floor CSMA building and CSMA corridor, 330 E.State / MLK Street, Ithaca | This exhibit reflects inspiration from distinct materials and abstract rock formations that are unique to Ithaca and the surrounding New York landscape.

State of the Art Gallery, Daniel McPheeters | 12:00 PM, 5/31 Friday | State of the Art Gallery, 120 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street | His landscapes are rendered obsessively in circles with new explorations of color using abstract imagery. Show runs thru 6/2. Urban Arts Crawl | 5:00 PM, 5/31 Friday | Downtown Corning, Corning | En Plein Air Essence Workshop | 7:00 PM, 5/31 Friday thru 6/2 Sunday| North Star Art Gallery, 743 Snyder Hill Road, Ithaca | Brian Keeler will share his extensive experience creating award-winning landscapes along with all the essential fundamentals of realistic painting. This workshop includes a Friday evening presentation, followed by a two-day hands-on workshop. | $430 First Saturday on Greater Ithaca Art Trail | 11:00 AM, 6/1 Saturday | Art studios are open to you! Find the list of artists participating this month, and learn tons more at www.Arttrail. com. State of the Art Gallery, “Offerings: feasts for the eye” | 12:00 PM, 6/5 Wednesday | State of the Art Gallery, 120 W Martin Luther King, Jr./ State Street , Ithaca | A three-person show during June. Margy Nelson, prints and photographs; Stephan Phillips, still life paintings and Margaret Reed, pastel drawings.

Film Cinemapolis Week of Friday, May 31 through Thursday, June 6. Contact Cinemapolis for showtimes. New films listed first*. Meeting Gorbachev * | The life of Mikhail Gorbachev, the eighth and final President of the Soviet Union in chronological order. | 90 mins NR 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 Photograph (Hindi)| A struggling street photographer in Mumbai, pressured to marry by his grandmother,

convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée. The pair develop a connection that transforms them in ways they could not expect. | 110 mins PG-13 The White Crow| The story of Rudolf Nureyev’s defection to the West.| 127 mins R Red Joan | The story of Joan Stanley, who was exposed as the KGB’s longest-serving British spy. | 101 mins R Hail Satan? | A look at the quick rise and influence of the controversial religious group known as The Satanic Temple. | 95 mins R Tolkien| Tolkien explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. | 112 mins PG-13 Regal Ithaca Wednesday 5/29 through Tuesday, 6/4. Contact Regal Ithaca for showtimes. New films listed first. * Godzilla: King of Monsters* | The crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against a battery of godsized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. |131 mins PG-13 Rocketman* | A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. |121 mins R Ma* | A lonely woman befriends a group of teenagers and decides to let them party at her house. Just when the kids think their luck couldn’t get any better, things start happening that make them question the intention of their host. |99 mins R 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 Aladdin | A kindhearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.




Wine & Design and Hilton Garden Inn, Ithaca | Kenneth McLaurin brings in some of the best stand-up comedians from upstate, CNY, and PA to showcase their talents here and help celebrate Ithaca Festival. You have four opportunities to catch some live comedy this weekend: Hilton Garden Inn will be hosting for the first time on Saturday at 7, and Wine & Design welcomes them back for three additional shows. (photo: Facebook)

Bernie Milton Pavilion, Ithaca Commons | Follow the parade route down to Ithaca Commons and join Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People for a dose of soul music that will make you think, make you feel and make you dance. (photo: Facebook)


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lot of artists defy categorization. Some do so because they are tirelessly searching

for the place they fit, while others are constantly chasing trends. Some, though, are genuinely exploring and

Atlanta, Georgia, when she and Emily

again, with her Carolina

Saliers formed the duo that would

country kin, adding horns

become the Indigo Girls. Their story

and strings to all but

started in 1981 with a basement tape

split the musical distance

called “Tuesday’s Children” and went

between earlier releases

on to include a deal with Epic Records

Kinder and Tender to

in 1988, a Grammy in 1990, and nearly

expressing their myriad influences.

20 albums over more than 30 years.

Amy Ray belongs in the latter group.

If you were shut out of the Indigo

Pulling from every direction — Patty

Girls’ sold-out show at the State

Griffin to Patti Smith, Big Star to Bon Iver — Ray’s music might best be

Theatre back in March, this is your

described as folk-rock, though even

chance to enjoy Ray’s soothing vocals

that would be a tough sell, depend-

in a slightly more intimate setting.

ing on the song.

Ray and her band are touring in support of her sixth solo outing, Holler,

Ray’s musical beginnings trace

Community Developed Reading and Discussion Program for Seniors | 11:00 AM, 5/31 Friday | Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E Green St, Ithaca | Participants in this reading and discussion series will attend four meetings and discuss different aspects of the experience of aging that are treated in the novel Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout . The group will be facilitated by Anna Roseblatt, Programming Coordinator of the Ithaca College Institute of Gerontology. Registration is required.

create a soulful, countrytinged, gospel-infused Americana sound. Holler encompasses and imparts

Book Club: “We Were the Lucky Ones” | 12:15 PM, 5/31 Friday | Van Etten Library, 83 Main Street, Van Etten | by Georgia Hunter.

all the disparate aspects of Ray’s influences in a singular offering. Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters will open the show.

released in 2018. Ray recorded, once

back to her high school days in

Saturday, June 1 at 8:00 PM | The Haunt, 702 Willow Ave.(Photo: Brian Fisher)

Live-action remake directed by Guy Ritchie. |128 mins PG Brightburn | What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister? |91 mins R John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum | Super-assassin John Wick is on the run after killing a member of the international assassin’s guild and is the target of hit men and women everywhere. |130 mins R The Sun Is Also A Star | A teenager finds love at a difficult time in her family’s life. |100 mins PG-13 A Dog’s Journey | A dog finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he meets. |108 mins PG Pokemon Detective Pikachu | In a world where people collect Pokémon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective. | 104 mins PG

Long Shot | When Fred Flarsky reunites with his first crush, one of the most influential women in the world, Charlotte Field, he charms her. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly. |125 mins R UglyDolls | 87 mins PG

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features a free concert at 8 p.m. by Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People at Bernie Milton Pavilion, and local food vendors. All events are free; festival buttons help support the annual celebration. | $5. Ithaca Festival 2019 | 12:00 PM, 5/31 Friday through Sunday 6/2 | Downtown Ithaca, Ithaca | Three days of special events at 5 downtown locations: Bernie Milton Pavilion, Trolley & Cayuga Circles, Press Bay Stage, Dewitt Park Stage, and Monk’s on the Commons. Ithaca Festival Silent Disco 2019 | 9:30 PM, 5/31 Friday & 6/1 Saturday| Bernie Milton Pavilion, The Commons, Ithaca | Wireless headphones, three DJs, dancers pick their station, headphones light up! | donations

The Intruder | 102 mins PG-13 Avengers: Endgame |181 mins PG-13

Special Events Ithaca Festival Parade | 6:00 PM, 5/30 Thursday | Downtown Ithaca, Ithaca | The Ithaca Festival Mile Fun Run is at 5:30 p.m. and the parade begins at 6 p.m., heading north to south on Cayuga Street. The post-parade celebration on the Ithaca Commons


Poms | A group of women form a cheer leading squad at their retirement community, proving that you’re never too old to ‘bring it!’ |PG-13

The Hustle | Two female scam artists, one low rent and the other high class, team up to take down the dirty rotten men who have wronged them. |94 mins PG-13

Spud Chuckin Weekends | 9:30 AM, 6/1 Saturday | Varick Winery, 5102 Varick Road, Romulus | Spud Chuckin Weekends! Now through August. Ready, Aim, Fire! Over 25 targets in the field. Test your skill and if you hit the basketball backboard you win a Free bottle of Varick Wine! Young and old chuckers welcome! A buck a chuck! Free stickers given to all who chuck!

Old Ways Day | 10:00 AM, 6/1 Saturday | Ward W. O’Hara Agricultural and Country Living Museum, 6880 East Lake Road, Auburn | The museum has planned a day of fun, excitement, learning, and family activities. Horse drawn wagon rides, and Model T rides will be given on the museum grounds. Many other exhibits and demonstrations of the years gone by throughout the day. WOODSTOCK: The Movie | 6:00 PM, 6/1 Saturday | State Theatre Of Ithaca, 107 W State St, Ithaca | *This event WILL NOT be canceled!* An intimate look at the Woodstock Music & Art Festival held in Bethel, NY in 1969. | 4.50 s.d. Gravestone Dedication | 2:00 PM, 6/2 Sunday | Ithaca City Cemetery, University Ave, Ithaca | The DAR and SAR are sponsoring a Revolutionary War Gravestone Dedication. All are welcome. Ceremony will start promptly at 2:00. 607-898-3381 for more info. Generation to Generation Celebration | 5:00 PM, 6/4 Tuesday | Tompkins Center for History and Culture, 110 N Tioga St., Ithaca | This year,


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ten high school students conducted oral history interviews with restaurant/food-business owners who are immigrants to this country. Excerpts from the interviews will be shared. Comic Book Club of Ithaca meeting: | 7:00 PM, 6/4 Tuesday | Tompkins County Public Library | “Spoiler Alert, Part 2!” -- Surveying the First Decade of the Marvel Cinematic Universe! Dryden Dairy Day | 9:30 AM, 6/8 Saturday | Montgomery Park, Elm Street, Dryden | The parade will start at 9:30am and festivities will continue in Montgomery Park until 3pm. Interlaken’s Olde Home Day Festival | 11:00 AM, 6/8 Saturday | Parade begins at 11:00 AM from the Elementary school. Vendors, music, food, displays. Woofstock FLX: Local Rescue & Shelter Benefit | 12:00 PM, 6/8 Saturday | Americana Vineyards, 4367 E Covert Rd, Interlaken | A day of kids games, raffles, live music all day starting at noon graciously donated by top local bands; food & wine, pet & people vendors, My Dog’s Got Talent Show (new this year!), Doggie Agility Course, Dog Park, Live Auctions.

Steven Strogatz: Infinite Powers | 5:00 PM, 6/1 Saturday | Buffalo Street Books, 215 N Cayuga St, Ithaca | Recounts how calculus tantalized and thrilled its inventors, starting with its first glimmers in ancient Greece and bringing us right up to the discovery of gravitational waves (a phenomenon predicted by calculus).† Panel by Panel Graphic Novel Book Club for Adults | 6:30 PM, 6/3 Monday | Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E Green St, Ithaca | Discussing Scott McCloud’s The Sculptor. Registration is required for this book club, as space is limited. Participants will receive copies of the book. Go online to register, https:// Write Now Writer’s Group | 10:00 AM, 6/5 Wednesday | Candor Free Library, 2 Bank St, Candor | For more information on membership or visiting the group, contact author Carol Henry at carolhenry@frontiernet. netor 607-659-7661.

Kids Sciencenter Science Together | Sciencenter, 601 1st St. , Ithaca | Tue/ Th @ 10:30AM and Wed/Fri @ 3:00PM. | General admission fees apply Makerspace Activity: Glass Jar Lantern | 4:30 PM, 5/30 Thursday | Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E Green St, Ithaca | At this workshop,


The Range, Ithaca Commons | The Comb Down was brought together by Brian “Gourd” Mlodzinski, aka DJ Gourd. Focusing specifically on the musical styles of 1960’s-1970’s funk, paying proper homage to the historic nuances, attire and instrumentation is something that the band doesn’t take lightly. Keep your Ithaca Festival good times rolling with them Friday night. (photo: Facebook)

children and their caregivers will craft custom lanterns from glass jars. All supplies will be provided, and participants can also use the Cricut machine to make stickers to decorate their creations. Space is limited, and registration is required. Preschool Storytime at Southworth Library | 10:00 AM, 5/31 Friday | Southworth Library, 24 W. Main Street, Dryden | A different theme every week! Dungeons & Dragons Guild | 3:00 PM, 5/31 Friday | Southworth Library, 24 W. Main Street, Dryden | Join Dungeon Masters from the Cortland Area Gamer’s Guild to begin your adventure. Bus is available from DHS. Pirate Day | 11:00 AM, 6/1 Saturday | Seneca Falls Library, 47 Cayuga Street, Seneca Falls | Ahoy Mateys! Come dressed as a Pirate and enjoy a swashbuckling good time at the Seneca Falls Library! Meet Captain Jack and hear some exciting tales. Go on scavenger hunt. End your adventures by watching Pirates of the Caribbean. Sciencenter Showtime! | 2:00 PM, 6/1 Saturday | Sciencenter, 601 1st St, Ithaca | Take part in a lively presentation about different science concepts each week with local scientists, educators, and students. Topics range from chemistry to rockets and more. | General admission fees apply LEGO Building Program | 3:00 PM, 6/1 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. Family Story Time | 10:30 AM, 6/4 Tuesday | Newfield Public Library, 198 Main St. , Newfield | Join us every Tuesday for stories, songs and fun. There is a different theme each week. Cuddle-up Infant & Toddler Library Time | 10:00 AM, 6/5 Wednesday | Southworth Library, 24 W. Main Street, Dryden |

Notices Ithaca Sociable Singles | 6:00 PM, 5/30 Thursday | Dinner: Stellas Barn Newfield. Host: Jim H., RSVP: Next week:

Wednesday, June 5, 6:00 PM Dinner: Boatyard Grill, Ithaca. Host: Jon H., RSVP: Candor Historical Society Guest Speaker: Steven Lindridge. | 7:00 PM, 5/29 Wednesday | Candor High School, 1 Academy Street, Candor | Come learn about Candor High Schoolís technology classes, taught by an award-winning teacher. May Classes at GreenStar | 7:00 PM, 5/29 Wednesday | The Space at GreenStar, 700 W Buffalo St, Ithaca | The ABCs of Pesticides (free)

Saddle Up for Jesus Horse Riding Club | 7:00 PM, 6/1 Saturday | Brooktondale Baptist Church, 2311 Slaterville Road, Ithaca | A Christian, family-oriented riding club. We have club meetings, trail rides, horsemanship clinics for a variety of disciplines, cowboy devotionals and youth programs. Contact Lawrence Canfield at 607-539-6440. Caring for Community: Glove House | 12:00 PM, 6/2 Sunday | Finger Lakes Christian Fellowship, 83 Auburn Road, Seneca Falls | Glove House

New York followed by a question and answer session. Civil Service Workshop | 10:00 AM, 6/3 Monday | Tompkins County Workforce Center, Center Ithaca, Suite 241, | Learn how to look up exam and vacancy information for various forms of government jobs. Weíll look at the application process and provide an understanding of navigating the process Free Adult Tutoring Services | 10:00 AM, 6/4 Tuesday | Seneca Falls Library, 47 Cayuga Street, Seneca Falls

Science on Tap- Universal Scales & Forecasting Eruptions | 7:00 PM, 5/29 Wednesday | Casita Del Polaris, 1201 N Tioga St, Ithaca | Hosted by Graduate Women in Science

United States Census Bureau Recruitment | 1:00 PM, 6/4 Tuesday | Tompkins County Workforce Center, Center Ithaca, Suite 241, | The U.S. Census Bureau is now actively recruiting people to work on the 2020 Census. No experience or educational requirement is necessary. Car Pride of Ithaca Open Club Meet | 5:00 PM, 6/4 Tuesday | Ithaca Wal-Mart parking lot, Memorial fairgrounds parkway, Ithaca | Dough’s Fish Fry to Go | 11:00 AM, 6/5 Wednesday | Ithaca Veteran Firemen’s Association, 638 Elmira Rd, Ithaca | To benefit Ithaca Flotilla 2-2. Open Hearts Dinner | 5:00 PM, 6/5 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

Wednesday Night Ithaca Women’s Basketball Association | 7:00 PM, 5/29 Wednesday | Lehman Alternative Community School, 111 Chestnut St, Ithaca | Check out the league’s website for more information.

Wednesday Night Ithaca Women’s Basketball Association | 7:00 PM, 6/5 Wednesday | Lehman Alternative Community School, 111 Chestnut St, Ithaca | Check out the league’s website for more information.

Simple Signs for Communicating with Infants and Toddlers | 10:30 AM, 5/31 Friday | Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E Green St, Ithaca | An introductory series on simple sign language as a communication tool for infants, toddlers, and families.


Beginner Bird Walks | 8:30 AM, 6/1 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. Targeted toward beginners, but appropriate for all. Binoculars available for loan.

Joint Pain Seminar presented by Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists | 5:30 PM, 5/29 Wednesday | Embassy Suites, Destiny USA, Syracuse | Members of SOS’s Joint Replacement Team to Provide Overview of Hip and Knee Pain and Current Options to Relieve Pain. Presenters: Michael Clarke, MD and Brett Greenky, MD.

Junefest | 9:00 AM, 6/1 Saturday | Jacksonville Community United Methodist Church, 1869 Trumansburg Rd, Jacksonville | Chicken BBQ- 11am until gone! (Dinners $10 | Halves $6). Multiple Vendors, Attic Thrift Shop, Used Furniture, Tent Sale.

Exercise Class for Seniors | 8:30 AM, Tu/Th| Newfield Public Library, 198 Main St. , Newfield |

Guided Tours at Historic Southworth Homestead | 10:00 AM, 6/1 Saturday | Southworth Homestead, 14 North Street, Dryden | Tours are held the first Saturday of the month from May to October. Tours begin at 10, 11, and Noon. | Donation $10 ($8 for members)

VAN ETTEN LIBRARY BOOK CLUB: WE WERE THE LUCK Y ONES BY GEORGIA HUNTER Friday, May 31 at 12:15 PM |Van Etten Library, 83 Main St., Van Etten | When the author was fifteen years old, she learned that she came from a family of Holocaust survivors. We Were the Lucky Ones was born of her quest to uncover her family’s staggering history. When the horrors overtaking Europe become inescapable, three generations of a family are flung to the far corners of the world, each desperately trying to navigate his or her own path to safety. (photo:

serves youth and families in crisis through foster care and other services. There will be a presentation about how the Glove House serves central

| Learn reading, writing, math and job-related skills. Drop-ins welcome. Teachers provided by the Literacy Volunteers of Seneca County.

Tai Chi | 2:30 PM, 5/30 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. Take off Pounds Sensibly | 6:00 PM, 5/30 Thursday | Candor Town Hall, 101 Owego Road, Candor | Contact Jean Dewey 659-9969 or jmdewey@

Sacred Sunday Community at Yoga Farm | 9:00 AM, 6/2 Sunday | Yoga Farm, 404 Conlon Rd, Lansing | All are Welcome. Discover Your Self & Awaken Your Kindest Humanity. Pray. Move. Sit. Connect. Open Meditation | 10:30 AM, 6/2 Sunday | Foundation of Light, 391 Turkey Hill Road, Ithaca | Dance Church Ithaca | 11:30 AM, 6/2 Sunday | Fine Spirit Studio, 201 Dey Street, 2nd Floor, Ithaca | A free-movement and conscious dance experience for all ages held weekly. | $5 suggested donation Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous | 4:00 PM, 6/2 Sunday | Community Recovery Center, 518 W Seneca St, Ithaca | FA is a free 12-Step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, undereating, or bulimia. Overeaters Anonymous 12-Step meeting | 7:00 PM, 6/3 Monday | Just Be Cause Center, 1013 W State St, Ithaca | Free Anonymous HIV Testing & Counseling | 1:00 PM, 6/4 Tuesday | Tompkins County Health Department, 55 Brown Rd., Ithaca | Appointments are available on Tuesdays & Thursday from 1 pm to 3 pm; please call to schedule at, (607) 274-6604. Walk-ins are accepted on Tuesday mornings only from 9 am to 11:30 am. Benefits of Eating Locally Produced Food | 6:30 PM, 6/4 Tuesday | Edith B. Ford Memorial Library, 7169 N Main St, Ovid | Please register for this workshop. S.A.I.L. Into Fitness | 9:00 AM, 6/5 Wednesday | Juniper Manor, 24 Elm St., Trumansburg | Classes held at Juniper Manor, Lifelong, & Brooktondale Fire Station. Contact Lifelong for specific days and times. Alzheimer’s Association Support Meeting | 5:30 PM, 6/5 Wednesday | Lifelong, 119 W Court St, Ithaca |


Allan H. Treman Marina, 805 Taughannock Blvd. | Club Cayuga is a summer series of sunset cruises on Cayuga Lake. Expect your favorite 80’s, 90’s, and early 00’s throwback anthems, current hot jams, latinx, dance remixes, and more. This month’s PRIDE Month Kickoff Drag cruise is a part of the Ithaca Festival with special appearances by Ithaca’s very own Tilia Cordata and Veruka Dagger! (photo: Facebook)


The Range, Ithaca Commons | Swamp Kids’ psychedelic blend of Folk/Rock/Funk/Roots is inspired by the sounds of yesterday and the possibilities of tomorrow. Making a triumphant return to Ithaca after quite a busy year of touring, the Kids are back at it with their good friends in Max Childs. (photo: Facebook)


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