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The Tompkins County Office for the Aging was awarded a $100,000 grant to develop an age-friendly center of excellence by the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York. The county will partner with local community organizations to fulfill the program’s goals. Other counties that were…

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For one time only, the Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA) presents A Weekend of the Stars, which will run from Sept. 21 - 22. This special series of events will be comprised of several events culminating in a final event featuring numerous speakers talking about how they struggled through their …

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In the Youth and Philanthropy (YAP) program, high school students are the jury, determining how to distribute $25,000 in grant money. The United Way program receives funding from the Triad Foundation, a local nonprofit. Then, the teens divvy it up and award recipients.?

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Families are always looking for something to do that can engage them all so that dad isn’t left bored into distraction or restless children don’t find themselves causing trouble.

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Ithaca Youth Bureau’s summer camp programs are making a return with some new additions as well as old favorites. The Youth Bureau offers two camps: one at Cass Park for kids ages five to eight and another at Stewart Park for ages 8-14. Liz Klohmann, executive director of the Ithaca Youth Bur…

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As the robots become more and more likely to overtake the human race, the workforce is going to become exponentially more demanding of workers who know how to effectively operate more advanced and intricate technology.?

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Since its inception, the Boy Scout Law has always included 12 points that are considered the tenets of what a scout should be. The Scout Law states, “A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.” However, it never …

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At the beginning of 2018, Michele Vineyard, who has several degrees including a Master of Business Administration, did a gutsy thing: she quit her longtime job as an information technology professional at Ithaca College to launch into her new career as the founder of Essence Experience. She …

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From his living room among an array of microphones, guitars and a drum set, Tony Cotraccia assembles and produces what has become a mid-life passion for him, something he didn’t expect when he first picked up a book with a goofy-looking kid riding a broom on the cover.?

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You might know the Ithaca Youth Bureau for its usual slate of recreational activities, be it the bike rentals zooming up and down the waterfront trail in warmer weather to its Small Fry Football league or its annual Junior Olympics.

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The thinking around teenage depression has changed significantly in recent years. The prevalent opinion used to be that children and adolescents simply did not suffer from depression. However, now we understand that young people can and do suffer from depression and that this illness is comm…

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On a recent Thursday morning the Ithaca Waldorf School (IWS) gave a tour of its facilities to about seven interested locals who, in the space of less than an hour, were treated to songs in French, Chinese dance, and the recitation of an ode to farmers. It was just another average morning at …

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As a champion for adequate childcare for all families, the Child Development Council is the oldest organization of its kind in the United States and is celebrating five decades of serving the Ithaca/Cortland area this year.?

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Ithaca has a circus, though it doesn’t fit the stereotype of one. There are no fire-eaters, no snake charmers, no scientific wonders, and no animal abuse. But that doesn’t mean it’s any less impressive. ?

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On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Yi Ping and his wife, Lin Zhou, boarded a bus for Ithaca at the Port Authority in Manhattan. Ping had recently been selected as the Ithaca City of Asylum’s (ICOA) first exiled writer-in-residence and was on his way with Zhou to their new home. Yet when their…

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Many people would be wary of giving a group of high school students $25,000 and telling them to spend it how they please. But for the last 16 years, more than 200 high schoolers have used the cash to fund dozens of non-profit organizations in Tompkins County, many of which are desperate for …