Best of Ithaca

The Ithaca Times Best of Ithaca Readers Poll is one of the longest such annual surveys in New York State. Now in our 36th year, the …

We caught up with the host of WICB’s “Reggae Explosions,” Michael Miller AKA “DJ Mike Judah” after a recent Thursday shift on the ai…

After 88 seasons of pressing apples and dishing out piping-hot donuts, Hollenbeck’s Cider Mill, in Virgil, New York, thought they had seen it all; then the pandemic hit. For the first time in …

Fall Guide

Candor’s Fall Festival will be back for another year this October, and the groups in Candor who participate are already busy, workin…

Cross one more off the bucket list. One of the most easily obtained “adventures of a lifetime,” is a hot-air balloon flight, availab…

School is back in session for the various institutions of Ithaca, and as college students re-populate the once sleepier (during the …

This fall season brings a characteristically rich variety of exhibits for followers of local visual art. Running on a mostly monthly…

Patt Deitlin was working on her undergrad senior project on Symbolism and Iconography for SUNY Cortland, when she noticed a symbol o…

During the fall months, Ithaca — a city abundant in foliage — displays an autumnal grandeur of reds, oranges, yellows, browns, and e…

Newcomers Guide

Ever since it was founded on April 17, 1817, Tompkins County has developed a innovative reputation for itself that far exceeds its r…

Moving begins the process of making a house, or living space, a home. Home can be more than feeling at ease within a set of rooms th…

Ice climbing in Ithaca has long been a hidden treasure of sorts, outlawed officially but not strictly enforced, and the area’s gorge…

I don’t envision sugar plums dancing in my head, instead I dream of being dead. I wasn’t prepared for growing old, obsolete and usel…

I used to be optimistic by nature, slept like a block of petrified wood. But, since the 2016 presidential election, I’ve not been co…

The 70 year old woman held the paperback book, “Ithaca: A Brief History” by Carol Kammen in her hands as she sat on the bus. Several…

Four hundred one-bedroom rental units, 1,400 two-bedroom rental units, 3,000 units of student housing, and 300 single-family homes. …

We made it! It’s here. The end of the decade. It was kind of a weird one, huh? Little strange, especially there at the end. In these…