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• Americana Countryfest September 14th • Scott Hitz and Object Theatre • Trinity Valley Corn Maze Returns • It’s All Relative by Tabitha Scoville

• Traditions & Beyond Quilt Show by Dawn O’Hara • Chamber of the Year! by Bob Haight • What is an Edible Arrangement? by Mike Katz • The Benefits of Hearing Aids by Dr. Suzette Pace

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Gears to Corsets: A Steampunk Festival Sept. 27-29 Victorian-era customs blend with technology at family-friendly event offering music, games, workshops, and more

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Gears to Corsets: A Steampunk Festival

Principal, Photography Roger William Theise Principal, Graphic Design Scott Hopko Copy Editor Sophia Marko Contributing Writers

Peter VanderWoude, Dawn O’Hara Mike Katz MS, CPA, CGMA Dr. Suzette Pace Tabitha Scoville Jason Sidle Circulation Over 10,000 printed. Over 600 locations All content © 2019 What’s HOT Magazine all rights reserved. No part of this magazine or online content may be reproduced or re-published in any way without the express consent of the publishers.

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What have you been doing all summer? Please enjoy our September issue of What’s HOT What’s HOT highlights the best of dining, arts, entertainment, and so much more in the Ithaca and Cortland areas and beyond. Designed with exceptional photographs, articles of interest, community connections, and an enthusiasm for our beautiful region, What’s HOT will inspire you to seek out all life has to offer in Central New York. Lifestyle. Leisure. Shopping. Cooking. Business. Real Estate. Health and wellness. Recreation. Theatre. Travel. Tourism. Treasures. Education. Exploration. Enrichment. Motivation. Inspiration. A little bit of anything that’s up, and nothing that’s down. If it’s hot, we’ve got it covered. What’s HOT magazine is published monthly in print and online, with a free distribution of 10,000 copies to 600+ local sites throughout Central New York. Find your copy each month at your favorite supermarket, professional office, restaurant, gas station, library, hotel, tourism center, coffee shop, and many other locations. Read past issues of What’s HOT online at whatshotmagazine.com


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The Corn Maze at Trinity Valley Returns this Fall! The Corn Maze at

Trinity Valley Dairy Farm returns this fall offering seven acres of fun for the entire family. Beginning Saturday, September 14 and continuing weekends through October 27, visitors can look forward to 3 miles of cornfield adventure as they navigate their way through a new maze pattern at the second annual event. Children, teens, and adults alike will encounter checkpoints along the path offering clues for a treasure hunt to help them find their way. Admission to the event also includes a barrel car ride for the youngsters as well as an old fashion hay wagon ride. The Snack Shack

will once again offer tasty treats that can be enjoyed at picnic tables under the new pavilion! Calves, baby goats, and sheep will be ready to greet visitors and graciously accept feedings in the petting area. Farm trivia along the Wagon Hayride will help passengers grow in their understanding of just what it takes to bring milk from the farm to the table each and every day. The sandbox area will be open for the littlest farm enthusiasts, and the new interactive milking cow will give visitors a chance to learn what it takes to get the milk from the udders to the jug! The farm store will be open offering a wide variety of mouth-watering baked goods, farm-fresh cheddar cheese curds, whole milk and butter, as well as seasonal fruits and vegetables, grass-fed beef and local pork, and lots more. Trinity Valley Dairy has become a familiar name in Cortland County and the surrounding areas over the past several years. Now people looking for their favorite Trinity Valley

milk or cheese curds can find them in all 100 Wegmans stores in addition to 40 other locations reaching all the way to Virginia. Branden and Rebekah Brown, along with Rebekah’s parents Ken and Sue Poole, are part of five generations of family farming at Trinity Valley. Their passion is sharing an old-fashioned farm life experience for all to enjoy. “We hope that while people are here, they get a chance to learn where their milk comes from and how the low temperature pasteurization process makes Trinity Valley milk unique,� shared Rebekah. Tickets for the Corn Maze event are just $7.00 per person and can be purchased at the farm store Thursdays through Sundays or by calling (607) 345-6772. Children ages 3 and under are free. Group rates are available.


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Scott Hitz and Object Theatre Scott Hitz is a having worked on the construction of the For years his association with the original

producer, director, and performer who has spent much of his career studying the art of puppetry, and how to bring inanimate objects to life in front of an audience. His work has been seen on television, stage, and at festivals around the world. “When I moved to Ithaca I wasn’t sure if there would be a place for what I do, but almost as soon as I moved here I began working with The Hangar Theatre on their production of Little Shop of Horrors,” says Scott. “Which was nice, since that show holds such a special place in my heart,

Broadway revival back in 2003.”

Scott has worked everywhere from The Disney Channel to Sesame Workshop, to Comedy Central, but it’s his love of live theater that keeps him coming back for more. “It’s nice when people find out that I did something on television that connected with them, but there is something about the energy a live audience gives you that makes the whole thing feel worthwhile.”

production of Broadway’s Avenue Q kept him in the New York City area, but when that work slowed he and his wife decided to make a change and move to Ithaca for a new career for her.  Upon moving to Ithaca, he began establishing relationships with many of the local theaters and arts organizations. He now serves as Production Coordinator/Sustainability Manager for The Kitchen Theatre, where a few years ago he served as Puppet director for their production of Hand to God. “I hope to help remount  Avenue Q  some day at one of the upstate theaters, but until then I’m happy to continue working with places like the Tompkins County Public Library.” Scott is currently serving as Artist In Community at the library. To find out more about Scott and what he is up to, visit him at www.scotthitz.org or contact him at his new space at Artists Alley.


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The Coltivare Culinary Center Hello

and welcome to the only culinary center located in central New York, the Coltivare Culinary Center. The Coltivare Culinary Center is a part of Tompkins Cortland Community College, and is the hub of four hospitality programs that the college offers: Hotel and Restaurant Management, Sustainable Farming, Wine Marketing, and Culinary Arts. The Coltivare Culinary Center is the place where all of those programs and the students in them come together to create a warm, inviting, and hospitable experience for everyone. Whether you are a local resident, a student, or the parent of a student – we’re here for you! The culinary center features classrooms specifically designed for the classes we offer. For example, we have an amphitheater style wine tasting room for our wine marketing program, and a culinary “lab” that has the equivalent of 10 kitchens inside of it. These state-of-the-art classrooms are for our stu-

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dents, as well our local community when we offer multiple variations of cooking classes hosted by our chefs. The culinary center also features a full-service restaurant and bar and event space for up to 200+ people. Our restaurant is managed by our General Manager, Tim Gammons, Sous Chef John Corbin, and Executive Chef Patrick Blackman. Our restaurant focuses on using locally sourced ingredients that we use to create elevated comfort foods. We work very hard to keep more than half of our menu sourced from local purveyors. We feel it serves a much larger purpose of providing our community with great tasting food sourced right from our immediate area. It’s also food that is created by sustaining a healthy lifestyle and healthy ways of producing food. Our event space is managed by our Catering and Events Manager, Lauren Lowman. The event space is a very busy space and is used for everything from local Rotary Club meetings every Wednesday, to high end weddings, to community events and fundraisers. You can view our menu, meet our team, see our event space, and contact us by visiting our website at Coltivareithaca.com. If you are interested in what Coltivare is working on, please check out our website where you can see our 2nd Saturday Cooking

Classes, Wine and Beer pairing dinners, and new menu when it is released. Coltivare will be at the Apple Harvest Festival again this year on the Ithaca Commons selling our famous Smoked Gouda Apple Mac N’ Cheese! Please come check it out and meet some of our students working the festival. Some students may even have their own version of Mac N’ Cheese that they create. We’ll have to see what the semester brings! I hope you have the opportunity to enjoy the fall season, the changing of the leaves, and the cooler temperatures. If you want to come and eat or drink with us, we are open Sundays for brunch from 10:30am – 3pm and dinner from 5pm – 9pm, Tuesdays for dinner from 5pm – 9pm, and Wednesdays thru Saturdays from 5pm – 10pm. Our bar is open for Happy Hour specials every day of the week with beer, wine, and cocktail specials. Coltivare is located at 235 South Cayuga Street on the bottom floor of the parking garage with a black awning in front. We’ll be here waiting for you! Cheers, Jason Sidle Director of the Coltivare Culinary Center (607) 882-2334 www.coltivareithaca.com


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Americana Countryfest September 14 Risk and Age

Country music fans,

this one’s for you! Americana has partnered with country music station QCountry 103.7 to bring you their first ever Americana Countryfest country music festival on Saturday, September 14 from 1:30 to 9:30 p.m. The festival is eight hours of continuous music featuring four popular country bands from throughout the Finger Lakes:

1:30-3:30 Donna & The Mystics 3:30-5:30 Jason Wicks 5:30-7:30 Chasing Neon 7:30-9:30 Tailor-Made

There will also be food trucks and other local vendors as part of the festivities, along with a blind draw cornhole tournament with cash prizes. Registration opens at 2:30, bags fly at 3:30 at $10 per person. Radio personalities from Q-Country will be on hand announcing the bands and doing contests and giveaways. Tickets are just $15 in advance by calling the winery at 607-387-6801. On the day of the show, tickets will be $17.50 each. Kids under 5 are free and kids 6-10 years old are $8.

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There will be tons of great food, drink, and fun to go along with a great day of country music that spans the genre, so bring your chairs, blankets, and even pop-ups and set up for the whole day. And your dancing shoes – or in this case boots! Americana is located at 4367 East Covert Road in Interlaken, NY, just north of Ithaca on the west side of Cayuga Lake.


Fast Facts

Event: The 10th Annual Little Apple Fall Follies Location: Ithaca High School’s Kulp Auditorium Tickets: www.savageclubofithaca.com

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Benefit Performance Offers Dazzling LAFF has generated over $100,000 in grant money. Rotary’s recent grant recipients include Array of Local Talent

The 10th Annual Little Apple Fall Follies (LAFF) show will be held on Saturday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m. at Ithaca High School’s Kulp Auditorium.

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The LAFF is a family-friendly variety show featuring a wide array of local performers. The audience will be treated to singing, dancing, choral music, a rock band, a jazz band, a folk group, a barbershop quartet, a magician, and more. The younger LAFF performers include the Ithaca High School Men’s and Women’s Choirs and Armstrong School of Dance. This tenth anniversary show is a benefit for various local organizations and 100% of the money raised will be donated back to the community. LAFF is a three-way collaboration between the The Savage Club of Ithaca, Ithaca Rotary Club, and The Ithaca City School District Fine Arts Booster Club.  Since the first show in 2010,

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Beverly J. Martin Elementary School, Brooktendale Community Center, Unity House and Ithaca Health Alliance. Rotary is also involved in many other community outreach projects as well as their well-known international student exchange program. They have also worked tirelessly for decades to eradicate polio worldwide with enormous success.  The Savage Club was founded in 1895 as an offshoot of the Cornell Banjo, Mandolin and Glee Clubs and have been entertaining local audiences ever since. They are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to foster and encourage youth performing groups in the Ithaca area. They have donated funds to the Community School of Music and Arts, Women’s Works, Running to Places, Vitamin L Chorus, and Armstrong School of Dance. 

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The Fine Arts Booster Club is a district-wide supporter of numerous programs in art, music, theatre and dance and embraces the ideal that all students are welcome and can play an important role in the success of Ithaca’s fine and performing arts.     One of the featured performers at this year’s LAFF is James Warren, a nationally known magician who has performed at Hollywood’s famous private club, the Magic Castle. He has entertained numerous celebrities. James performs his “Magic with a Message” program aimed at helping students with such issues as smoking, bullying and drugs, while teaching them responsibility, respect and honesty. 


This year’s show will once again be hosted by Joey Steinhagen and Brett Bossard, heads of Running to Places and Cinemapolis, respectively. There is ample free parking available and delicious snacks at the concession stand donated by several of Ithaca’s top restaurants. Tickets are $12 and are available online at www.savageclubofithaca.com or at the door.


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The Benefits of Hearing Aids About 20% of the U.S. population, approximately 48 million Americans, experience changes in hearing significant enough to impact mental and physical health.

The good news is that there is a treatment option that can improve hearing and overall quality of life: hearing aids. Here is a list of just some of the ways that hearing aids can improve various aspects of everyday life: • Increase Feelings of Self-Worth. Increasing your capacity to work faster, socialize, and understand conversations has a dramatic impact on how you feel about your life and yourself. • Increase Social Activity. When you are no longer afraid of mishearing or missing a

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social cue due to hearing loss, you are more likely to interact with others, participate in social activities and avoid isolation. • Strengthen Relationships. Hearing loss places great stress on both parties in a relationship. People are more likely to feel dismissed or ignored when hearing loss is involved. Hearing aids open up daily communication, ease stress, and bridge relationship gaps created due to hearing loss. • Reduce Frustration. Hearing loss can impact balance, safety, stress, and the interpretation of events and subtle emotional tones. Hearing aids help with all these areas, reducing frustration, increasing overall wellness and eliminating self-doubt. • Reduce Self-Criticism. Mistaken communication exchanges often occur when one or both parties have a hearing loss, and individuals tend to blame themselves for these missteps. Hearing aids increase the ability to hear and

communicate, helping eliminate this type of self-criticism. • Increase Ability to Concentrate. Hearing well means that the stress and concentration once needed to interpret the sounds in the surrounding environment and people’s speech patterns is relieved. This allows those with hearing loss to concentrate on other things, puts less stress on the brain, and reduces exhaustion. • Diminish Unexpected Incidents of Falling. Mental exhaustion from hearing loss increases likelihood of falls. Hearing aids reduce mental fatigue by increasing the ability to concentrate, which helps keep you safe. If you are interested in learning how you or a loved one can benefit from healthy hearing, contact Cortland Hearing Aids, 1-888-720-8410. Suzette Pace, Au.D. Doctor of Audiology/Owner Cortland Hearing Aids www.cortlandhearingaids.com


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Chamber of the Year! What

a wonderful phone call I received in late August. Ken Pokalsky, Vice President at the Business Council of New York State, called to tell me the Cortland County Chamber of Commerce had been selected to receive their Chamber of the Year Award for New York State. We’ll be presented the award at their annual meeting on September 19. What an honor! It makes me reflect on how we got here. First is the team we have here at the Cortland Chamber. A dedicated staff of four that lives and breathes the Chamber and our members. It wasn’t long ago that one member of the team told me about a coworker texting her at 9:00 pm with a Chamber idea, another potential benefit for our members. That’s commonplace here at the Chamber--it’s difficult to separate professional and personal. You might see one of our children here at the office, and you’ll definitely hear us talking Chamber at the dinner table with family. We love the work, the interaction with businesses locally, and the ability to work with growing businesses that want to not only succeed, but be good community members supporting each other. Secondly, we work with 509 members and a Board of Directors that represents them, and they trust us with leeway to put new programming and benefits in place to assist the growth of our members. In the past 24 months we have implemented the following new offerings:

1. Tech Talk: designed for our Information Technology community to provide a network of like-minded professionals. They keep each other informed of potential cyber security risks along with the latest innovations in their field. 2. Manufacturing Day: introducing our high school students to good entry level local jobs. We have 17 high schools participating. Manufacturers host students each year and a hard

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copy Manufacturing Catalog is provided in each guidance office with editorials from the manufacturers.

These offerings along with our already aggressive agenda of working with members is what led the Business Council to honor us. In a recent conversation with a Chamber colleague, we were talking about our new offerings and she stopped me to ask, “How many staff members do you have?” What a compliment that was.

3. Young Professional group: we are one of the smallest Chambers to participate in the national YP conference calls. The group just kicked off with a dedicated advisory committee to plan programming. I’ve always believed leadership is about sharing credit and that’s why I’ve written this article. 4. Leadercast Conference: we are commit- Thank you to our 509 members and all our past ted to bringing the largest one day leadership members for putting your trust in us to provide conference to our community in 2020 and will value to you. We don’t take our role lightly be the first host site in New York. and keep listening and watching. There’s more 5. Childcare advocacy: we recognize the where this came from. And thank you to our importance of early childhood education and Chamber team: Debbie Thayer, Nikki Davi, and care for today’s workforce and in order to pre- Jennifer Reminick, the best in the business! pare our future workforce. We are organizing Bob Haight other Chambers and working with the Business President/CEO, Cortland Area Chamber Council to further the statewide agenda.


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What is an Edible Arrangement? Blending

the concept of fruit baskets with designs inspired by the floral business, Edible Arrangements specializes in delivering fresh fruit arrangements to help you celebrate special occasions, or just indulge! What is unique about an Edible Arrangement is the whole presentation—the “wow” factor for the recipient. Created to resemble a beautiful bouquet of flowers, an Edible Arrangement contains a delicious array of fresh fruit favorites, featuring pineapple, melons, grapes, and gourmet chocolate dipped strawberries. It’s all artfully arranged in a centerpiece container for the perfect presentation.

BY MIKE KATZ

Businesses use Edible arrangements to say thank you to loyal clients, show appreciation to associates, lift up a staff member who is under the weather, comfort a colleague, or congratulate a coworker. Edible Arrangements also sells fresh fruit and chocolate-dipped fruit platters that are perfect for meetings or small gatherings. Need a sweet gift for teacher? How about a whole caramel apple or maybe a “shareable apple,” which is eight apple slices individually dipped in caramel and covered in gourmet chocolate. Yum! If you pack

your child’s lunches, sneak a sweet surprise into their lunch box that’ll put a smile on their faces. All arrangements are made fresh daily and can be hand delivered to any address within 30 miles of the Ithaca store. Fruit arrangements and boxes of chocolate-dipped fruit are delicious gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, sympathy gifts, and company events. Fundraising options are also available for schools and youth groups. Whatever the reason, Edible Arrangements can surprise and delight your family and friends. It’s fresh, it’s creative, and it’s good for you! Visit our store for fresh fruit smoothies and fresh fruit frozen yogurt shakes all made to order. Plus there are free samples! The store is located in the Tops Plaza on N. Triphammer Road in Ithaca. Open 7 days a week. Mike Katz Edible Arrangements® Ithaca 607-391-2227


Fast Facts

Organization: Family Health Network of Central New York Inc. Locations: Administration Office 85 South West Street, Homer, NY Cortland Health Center 4038 West Rd, Cortland, NY Cincinnatus Health Center 2805 Cincinnatus Road, PO Box, 199 Cincinnatus, N,Y Marathon Health Center 20 East Main Street, PO Box 448, Marathon, NY Moravia Health Center 23 Central Street, PO Box, 1109 Moravia, NY Pediatric Health Center 24 Groton Ave., Cortland, NY Moravia Dental Center 23 Central Street, PO Box, 1109 Moravia, NY

Phone: (607) 753-3797 Facebook: Family Health Network of Central New York

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Family Health Network

Family Health Network of Central New York, Inc.

(FHN) is a licensed Article 28 Diagnostic and Treatment Center. FHN was established in 1972 when the agency assumed responsibility for three rural health centers previously managed by the Cortland County Health Department. In its first full year of operation, 1,800 patients were seen at the largest site, a three-room apartment. Since that time, FHN, a federally funded, community health center, now serves Cortland, Cayuga, and Madison counties and contiguous areas including Tompkins, Chenango, Broome, and Tioga. Organizationally, FHN has five freestanding medical centers, one of which includes dental services, plus an additional four school-based health centers. FHN is the only source of care in four of the communities served, and offers a sliding fee schedule for qualifying individuals and families. All five health centers are newly constructed/renovated and reflect state of the art planning.

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FHN provides comprehensive primary medical care and dental care services which include: family practice/general practice, dentistry, occupational health services, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, behavioral health, substance use disorder, endocrinology, 340B pharmacy services, and insurance enrollment. Same day appointments are available at all FHN locations. The health centers are open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm, with evening hours available until 7:00pm at several sites and Saturday hours at the Cortland Health Center from 8:00am – 12:00pm. The dental center is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30am to 6:00pm for dental services. FHN accepts all patients regardless of ability to pay.

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In November 2018, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded FHN a perfect score on their federal operational audit. The purpose of the Operational Site Visit is to provide an objective assessment and verification on the status of each Health Center Program grantee’s compliance with the statutory and regulatory requirements, as well as a review of progress on clinical and financial performance and capital grants. Health Centers like FHN are required to maintain compliance with all federal, state, and local laws/ regulations. This perfect score places FHN in the top 5% of all Federally Qualified Health Centers across the nation.


All of FHN health centers are currently accepting new patients for both medical and dental services regardless of the person’s insurance status or ability to pay. Call today to make an appointment! For more information, please call 607-753-3797 or visit our website at www.familyhealthnetwork.org.


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Child & Dependent Care With

all the tax law changes this year, be sure that you are getting your just deductions in the coming tax season. That is, qualifying deductions that fall under the Child and Dependent Care Credit. Here’s the scoop… If you paid a daycare center, babysitter, summer camp or other provider to care for a qualifying child under age 13 or a disabled dependent of any age, you may qualify for a tax credit of up to 35 percent of qualifying expenses—up to $3,000 for one child or dependent or up to $6,000 for two or more children or dependents. Qualifying criteria…The Child and Dependent Care Credit is designed to assist working parents and guardians with some of the expenses involved in raising a child or caring for a disabled

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dependent. To qualify, you must meet several criteria, including the following: • You (and your spouse, if you are married filing jointly) must have earned income for the tax year. • You must be the custodial parent or main caretaker of the child or dependent.

• The child or dependent care service must have been used so that you could work or look for employment. • Your filing status must be single, head of household, qualifying widow or widower with a qualifying child, or married filing jointly. • Your child or dependent must be under the age of 13 or must be disabled and physically or mentally incapable of caring for themselves. • The childcare provider cannot be your spouse or dependent or the child’s parent.

Qualifying expense…Most know that daycare fees qualify for the Child and Dependent Care Credit. However, qualifying expenses often overlooked include childcare provided by a babysitter or licensed dependent care center, as well as the cost of a cook, housekeeper,

maid or cleaning person who provides care for the child or dependent. Other qualifying expenses include day camp or summer camp fees. Even camps centered around a sport or activity qualify if the camp was selected to provide care while the parent or parents were at work. Please note that overnight camps do NOT qualify. Additional qualifying expenses include costs related to before- and after-school care for children under the age of 13 and expenses related to a nurse, home care provider or other care provider for a disabled dependent. Keep in mind that expenses related to schooling or tutoring are not qualifying expenses. Because every family is different, be sure to check with your tax advisor on IRS exceptions. Enjoy this last month of summer in the Finger Lakes! Peter VanderWoude, MS, CPA, CGMA Equus Advisors Accounting and Tax Professionals www.EquusCPA.com


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The 2019 Traditions & Beyond Quilt Show Quilting

can be traced back hundreds of years in American history. Who doesn’t know someone who quilts or has had a family member who quilted? The members of the Tompkins County Quilt Guild (TCQG) do, and when you talk to them, many will tell you of a rich heritage of quilting in their families and community. The TCQG is a group of avid quilters who are made up of both novices and accomplished quilters. They are not only knowledgeable and artistic in their craft, but willing to share and teach their techniques to newcomers in the group. TCQG has a strong sense of community that has grown throughout their 45 years of quilting together. Numerous local businesses and community service organizations have benefited

from the efforts of the TCQG members, who have been involved in charitable causes throughout Tompkins County. TCQG’s biannual quilt show, 2019 Traditions & Beyond, is coming this October 5 and 6 at the TC3 Field House in Dryden, from 10 am-5. The show is a visual feast of all kinds of quilts and quilted clothing, and is a community favorite. As the techniques of traditional quilting have expanded and changed over the years, so has the quilt show expanded and changed, not only showing traditional quilting, but newer forms of modern quilting and art quilts. This year there will be over 200 quilts on display, as well as a number of ongoing demonstrations, special exhibits, and a vendors’ mall, during the two-day event. This year’s local featured artist, Tracey McClellan, will be showing her hand-dyed bird quilts and will be on hand to discuss her techniques and approach to quilting.

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The vendors’ mall offers various items for quilters and quilt-lovers alike. These range from hand-dyed fabric to the finest quality commercially printed fabric, from cuttingedge gadgets and supplies to hand-made treasures. In addition to the items you purchase, you will receive one raffle ticket for each $10 spent with a show vendor— good for a chance at a basket of quilting tools and gifts. There will also be a silent auction and the Second Rose Boutique, with quilts and other items for sale. A demonstration of quilt turning will take place during the show, and the Guild’s queen sized quilt, Blue Mountain Laurel, made by TCQG members, will be raffled off at the end of the show. For more information and details, visit: www.tcqg.org/quilt-show.html Dawn O’Hara Director Co-chair, publicity committee 2019 Traditions & Beyond Quilt Show


Fast Facts

Festival: Gears to Corsets: Cortland County’s Steampunk Festival Locations:

Visit www.gearstocorsets.com for all locations.

CNY Living History Center 4386 US-11, Cortland, NY Corset Building 75 E Court St., Cortland, NY 1890 House Museum 37 Tompkins St., Cortland, NY Downtown Cortland Repertory Theatre at 24 Port Watson St., Cortland, NY Center for the Arts 72 South Main St., Homer, NY A variety of Cortland County restaurants will offer Steampunkthemed cocktails throughout the weekend.

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Gears to Corsets

CORTLAND COUNTY’S STEAMPUNK FESTIVAL.

Out with the new, and in with the old as Cor-

economic development. Companies like Brocktland County welcomes Gears to Corsets: A way Carriage Company, The Wickwire BrothSteampunk Festival, to this year’s festival lineup!  ers, and the Cortland Corset Company created a hotbed of innovation. Join a wide array of The family-friendly affair will take place September creative organizations in Cortland County as 27-29, 2019 and will offer three days of music, we delve into this moment in time through magames, performances, and fantasy as the county chines, performances, music, costumes, lectures businesses transform into an alternative reality and more. where Victorian-era design, industrial technology,   and modern know-how meld into one.   For those who are unfamiliar with the subculture, steampunk incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. Steampunk is also heavily focused on Victorian-era customs. The extensive history of mechanical innovation in Cortland embodies the steampunk spirit. We were built by Victorian industrialists who used new machines and fabrication methods to drive

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Gears to Corsets is unique, not only because it’s the first Steampunk festival in Cortland County, but also in its set-up. The festival will feature events at multiple locations throughout the county, and will involve many participating organizations including The Corset Building, the 1890 House, the CNY Living History Center, the Cortland County Historical Society, The Center for the Arts, and more. Planned events over the course of the three days


include, but are not limited to, a promenade, steampunk-themed happy hour, informational seminars, art workshops, vendors, and late-night Steampunk films.  More details, vendor lists, and an ever-updating events schedule, can be found on the official event website: www.gearstocorsets.com.   Expect the unexpected at Gears to Corsets, September 27-29, 2019!


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Cayuga Clinic Opens at Kinney Drugs in Cortland System. “We are extremely proud to offer this exciting new service in the Cortland community and surrounding areas.” Cayuga Walk-In Clinic at Kinney Drugs will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants from Cayuga Health, who are trained and licensed to treat common conditions such as cold, flu, fever, coughs, congestion, sore throat and strep, and rash or skin irritations.

Clinic Offers Convenient After-Hours Health Care Services

Cayuga Health and Kinney Drugs announced

a combined health care partnership to open the Cayuga Walk-In Clinic at the Kinney Drugs located at 3666 Route 281 in Cortland. “The Cayuga Clinic at Kinney Drugs is a collaborative effort designed to provide affordable walk-in access and immediate care, including prescription and over-the-counter medications for common medical conditions,” states Dr. Martin Stallone, Chief Executive Officer of Cayuga Medical Center and Cayuga Health

“Developing a clinical relationship with a health care team like Cayuga Health is an important step forward in improving access to quality health care,” said Rebecca Bubel, RPh, Senior Director of Store Operations for Kinney Drugs. “Together, our pharmacists and the Cayuga Walk-In Clinic staff are advancing community pharmacy by providing an environment for coordinated health care, and helping more people improve their health and wellness.” Convenient and professional services offered by Kinney Drugs such as free prescription

delivery, automatic prescription refills, and immunizations are also an important part of the overall care available to all Cayuga Clinic Walk-In patients. The Cayuga Walk-In Clinic at Kinney Drugs will be open Monday through Friday, 10:00 am - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. (closed for lunch between 1:30 2:30 p.m.) No appointments are necessary. The clinic accepts walk-in patients, and wait times are expected to be minimal. In addition, medications will be quickly available through transmittal of prescriptions to the Kinney Drugs Pharmacy or the pharmacy of the patient’s choice. The cost of care is affordable and cash, credit card, or a personal check are acceptable forms of payment. On-site staff can provide documentation to submit to patients’ insurance providers. Most insurances are accepted. For more information, call (607) 339-0628 or visit www.cayugahealthsystem.org.


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A Journey Through Time As I drove to work

today, I couldn’t help but notice how beautiful the countryside is in Cortland County. Rolling hills with lush green grass, fields of corn just about everywhere, and trees without end— it’s like a slice of paradise. All too often, we get caught up in our daily lives and forget to slow down and enjoy the scenery, the special events, and the people in our lives. Much like how time in our personal lives flies by so quickly, it’s hard to believe that more than 60 years have passed since Cortland County Historical Society published Cortland County Sesquicentennial: 1808-1958, a book that celebrates 150 years of Cortland County history. For a book that is 61

BY TABITHA SCOVILLE

years old, it sure does get pulled off the shelf frequently at CCHS! When it was suggested more than three years ago that a follow up book to this often-used resource should be our next publication, we were excited to embrace that challenge. What a huge endeavor it turned out to be! Now, we are ecstatic to announce that the book is DONE! A Journey Through Time: Cortland County 1958-2018 is a 430-page tome that contains over 1,000 photographs, 52 pages of advertisements, and 22 pages of color photos. This much- anticipated book is a worthy sequel to the original Sesquicentennial that so many people fondly pull off their home library shelves to reminisce about the days of their youth. A Journey Through Time tells the story of Cortland County businesses, organizations, schools, churches, and so much more. It is a snapshot of a period of time in our history that we will want to remember and it is destined to be a book that many people in the future will pull off the shelf and reminisce about what happened in their “good old days.”

Please join us for our book launch on Sunday, September 8, from 1-4pm! The book launch celebration will be held at the CNY Living History Center, 4386 US-11 in Cortland, where you will be able to purchase your own piece of Cortland County history. Copies of A Journey Through Time: Cortland County 1958-2018 will be available and co-authors Jean Edwards and Elizabeth Wavle-Brown will be available to sign your copy. We are positively thrilled to be able to share such an exhaustive account of the last 60 years of our shared history. Please come and celebrate with us! For more information, email us at cchsresearchrequests@yahoo.com or call 607-756-6071. Tabitha Scoville Director Cortland County Historical Society cchsresearchrequests@yahoo.com

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