Latino Civic Association leader turns himself in after Ithaca police investigate stolen funds

Latino Civic Association leader turns himself in after Ithaca police investigate stolen funds

The president of the Latino Civic Association of Tompkins County turned himself in at Ithaca Police Department headquarters this morning following an investigation into theft of funds from the organization's bank accounts. Micah Martorell is charged with grand larceny in the third degree, a class D felony.

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Ithaca named healthiest metro area in New York State

Ithaca named healthiest metro area in New York State

How healthy is Ithaca? According to 24/7 Wall St, it's the healthiest city in New York State.

"Notably, Ithaca is home not only to several colleges and universities, but also to a well educated population," says the feature. "Higher levels of education are associated with better employment and higher incomes, which together tend to support healthier lifestyles."

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Ithaca Firefighters rescue two stranded rock climbers at Ithaca Falls on Tuesday

Ithaca Firefighters rescue two stranded rock climbers at Ithaca Falls on Tuesday

Two climbers who ignored warning signs to stay on marked trails and tried to scale the rock wall next to Ithaca Falls had to be rescued on Tuesday afternoon.

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Community and Cornell officials will gather for second annual BEAR Walk street fair in Collegetown

Community and Cornell officials will gather for second annual BEAR Walk street fair in Collegetown

Tuesday evening is the second annual BEAR Walk in Collegetown, a street fair and door-to-door walk that aims to bring together students and full-time residents of this Ithaca neighborhood that's adjacent to the Cornell University campus.

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Savor the Finger Lakes this Thursday will help provide Healthy Food for All

Savor the Finger Lakes this Thursday will help provide Healthy Food for All

Here at 14850 Dining, we're looking forward this week to the latest of Ithaca's food fundraisers. Several organizations in the area help make healthy food affordable for community members, and this week's Savor the Finger Lakes combines beer, cider, and local cuisine to support Healthy Food for All.

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Living Yoga Farm in Lansing offers last-week-of-summer program for kids

Living Yoga Farm in Lansing offers last-week-of-summer program for kids

There's one last week of summer vacation before Labor Day Weekend heralds the return to school for New York's kids. If you've run out of things to do with the kids, the Living Yoga Farm has you covered!

Living Yoga Farm. Photo provided.Living Yoga Farm. Photo provided.This beautiful new facility in Lansing is offering a week-long program from August 31st through September 4th, 9am to 3:30pm each day, for ages 6-12, with groups divided into age ranges 6-9 and 9-12.

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Sears and Auntie Anne's returning to Shops at Ithaca Mall this fall

Sears and Auntie Anne's returning to Shops at Ithaca Mall this fall

Two familiar names are returning to the Shops at Ithaca Mall. Construction is under way on a new Sears Hometown Store location and an Auntie Anne's pretzel shop, both scheduled to open this fall.

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Bravissimi! In 24-hour Giving Is Gorges fundraiser, over 100 non-profits benefit from over $100K in donations

Bravissimi! In 24-hour Giving Is Gorges fundraiser, over 100 non-profits benefit from over $100K in donations

Smash success! As of midnight, 119 separate non-profit organizations in the Ithaca area had taken in a total of over $110,000 thanks to 974 donors who participated in the day-long Giving Is Gorges fundraising event.

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SUNY Cortland students display repugnant welcome for freshman women

SUNY Cortland students display repugnant welcome for freshman women

An incident at Old Dominion University last week drew lots of negative attention, but some SUNY Cortland students must've thought it wasn't that offensive. Students arriving on campus today were greeted by a banner at an off-campus house that read, "Freshman Daughter Drop-Off."

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Detour: Route 13 closed near Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, says Tompkins County

Detour: Route 13 closed near Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, says Tompkins County

Route 13 is closed from Route 366 to Hanshaw Road northeast of Ithaca, according to Tompkins County emergency services.

The closure, announced shortly before 2:30pm, is due to a motor vehicle collision near the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, and is expected to last up to two hours.

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With over 120 non-profits registered, Ithaca is set for first Giving Is Gorges fundraising day

With over 120 non-profits registered, Ithaca is set for first Giving Is Gorges fundraising day

It's a simple fact of life: non-profits need to raise money to keep doing what they do. Some fundraising approaches are better than others, and in recent years, social media has taken a large role in raising awareness as well as funds.

That's one of the driving forces behind Giving Is Gorges, a 24-hour online challenge that organizers hope will help dozens of local non-profits reach potential donors, as well as remind their existing supporters.

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Ithaca lands on top-ten list of most expensive places to raise a family

Ithaca lands on top-ten list of most expensive places to raise a family

We're always hearing about Ithaca being on the list for best this or most that, but this isn't one to be proud of. MarketWatch has just named Ithaca among the ten most expensive places to raise a family in the United States.

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An ode to Felicia's Atomic Lounge, closing this week in Ithaca's west end

An ode to Felicia's Atomic Lounge, closing this week in Ithaca's west end

“Can I play the piano over there?” I said, pointing towards the front window where a rustic upright sat closed and quiet; to which the bartender gave a resounding:

“...No.”

 

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Working event Thursday for Ithacans for Bernie group

Working event Thursday for Ithacans for Bernie group

Bernie Sanders is enjoying a rise in the polls, and an Ithaca-based supporter group is getting together this week to help spread the word. Their "Work Day for Bernie" is this Thursday at the Southside Community Center.

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Welcome to Ithaca! Now, what's for dinner?

Welcome to Ithaca! Now, what's for dinner?

Here at 14850 Dining, we like to say that Ithaca and its surroundings have the most restaurants per capita of any area in the United States. We're not surprised! But we're pleased to say that food in this area excels in quality and variety, not just quantity.

Every year about this time, Ithaca's population swells with thousands of new and returning students, who'll call Tompkins County home for the next several years. And, every year about this time, we know people are looking around and wondering where to eat. We have some thoughts on the matter.

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Guest Opinion: Longterm Tompkins Trust Company customer turned off by new fees and limits

Guest Opinion: Longterm Tompkins Trust Company customer turned off by new fees and limits

I’ve had a checking account with Tompkins Trust Company since I was 16. For those 15 years the account has been free of fees and of hassles. I’ve been content with the account for all of those 15 years.

 On August 3rd of this year I received a letter from TTC informing me of new fees associated with their checking accounts. Beginning September 1, my account would now cost me $8 every month, and if I weren’t enrolled in paperless statements there would be an additional fee of $2.50 every month.

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Stormy forecast forces Downtown Ithaca to postpone Thursday's Jeff Love Band concert

Stormy forecast forces Downtown Ithaca to postpone Thursday's Jeff Love Band concert

A stormy weather forecast has led the Downtown Ithaca Alliance to cancel tomorrow evening's scheduled Summer Concert Series performance, which was to feature the Jeff Love Band. 

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Want to vote in the presidential primary? Set your party affiliation by October 9th!

Want to vote in the presidential primary? Set your party affiliation by October 9th!

The 2016 presidential election promises a rousing primary season, and New Yorkers need to be aware that if they need to change their party affiliation, it has to be soon.

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Ciao has become a comfortable favorite in Ithaca's northeast

Ciao has become a comfortable favorite in Ithaca's northeast

This northeast Ithaca restaurant, which was once the popular Billy Bob Jack's and Watercress, has developed a serious following since it opened five years ago this fall. The anticipation had built as we'd learned Ciao! was being created by Mark Campagnolo, formerly of Joe's and a co-owner at the BoatYard Grill, to offer brick-oven pizza and Tuscan fare.

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Clinton Street detoured in Ithaca's west end as NYSEG installs gas trunk line

Clinton Street detoured in Ithaca's west end as NYSEG installs gas trunk line

Were you bored without the Route 96B detour on South Hill after it reopened last week? The City of Ithaca says New York State Electric & Gas is installing a "large gas trunk line" in Ithaca's west end that will create detours the next couple of days.

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City of Ithaca selling abandoned vehicles this week at towing lots

City of Ithaca selling abandoned vehicles this week at towing lots

The City of Ithaca has fifteen vehicles for sale this week pursuant to New York State's "abandoned vehicles" law. Sales will take place at three towing lots the afternoon of Wednesday, August 19th.

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Grand opening tomorrow for Ithaca Police Dept's new west end office

Grand opening tomorrow for Ithaca Police Dept's new west end office

For over a hundred years, the Lehigh Valley House welcomed community members and visitors looking for a meal or a room, and now that West End building will be welcoming in a new way. The Ithaca Police Department is hosting a grand opening on Wednesday for their new West End District Office.

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South Aurora Street is open for traffic! But watch out for other road closures.

South Aurora Street is open for traffic! But watch out for other road closures.

South Aurora Street is open! The detour on Route 96B on Ithaca's South Hill that's lasted most of the summer is finally over. Our joy is tempered by seeing a few other roads with detours this morning, though.

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As Ithaca rolls out Parkmobile app, parking confusion and frustrations abound

As Ithaca rolls out Parkmobile app, parking confusion and frustrations abound

The City of Ithaca is gradually rolling out new parking paystations around downtown, replacing parking meters in stages. The new paystations offer lots of advantages, for the City and for parkers, but the disadvantages are getting attention.

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Sweet Memories: Feast of Saint Andy marks 15 years since restaurateur's passing

Sweet Memories: Feast of Saint Andy marks 15 years since restaurateur's passing

Fifteen years feels like forever, but it also feels like just yesterday. Fifteen years ago tomorrow, Andy Castrenze died. The longtime owner of Andy's 3rd Street Cafe passed away just a few months after his eponymous restaurant closed.

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Bring the kids! Ithaca firefighters hosting Kids Day at Stewart Park with fire truck rides and obstacle course

Bring the kids! Ithaca firefighters hosting Kids Day at Stewart Park with fire truck rides and obstacle course

It's become an annual tradition that everyone looks forward to! Stewart Park is the place to be this Saturday, as the Ithaca Professional Firefighters Association hosts their annual Kids Day.

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Fine Line Bistro chef Seth Gregory takes over at Rulloff's in Collegetown

Fine Line Bistro chef Seth Gregory takes over at Rulloff's in Collegetown

Rulloff's Restaurant in Collegetown, which reopened under new management this February after unexpectedly closing last summer, has a new chef at the helm. Seth Gregory, the popular longtime chef at Fine Line Bistro until it closed this May, started at Rulloff's last month.

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Cornell Hockey alum goaltender Scrivens signs pro deal with New York. No, the other Scrivens.

Cornell Hockey alum goaltender Scrivens signs pro deal with New York. No, the other Scrivens.

A Big Red Hockey goaltender named Scrivens has just signed a professional goaltending deal, but this time it's Jenny Scrivens. The Cornell alum and wife of NHL netminder Ben Scrivens has signed with the New York Riveters of the brand new National Women's Hockey League.

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Cornell Police arrest man for lewd behavior on campus

Cornell Police arrest man for lewd behavior on campus

A 22-year-old man was arrested by the Cornell University Police Department after investigating a report of lewd behavior on campus two weeks ago, according to a CUPD press release.

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Saturday night Roller Derby bout will benefit Philly skater recovering from attack

Saturday night Roller Derby bout will benefit Philly skater recovering from attack

No illustration of the tight-knit roller derby family could be clearer: this Saturday's roller derby bout between the Ithaca Bluestockings and Connecticut's Yankee Brutals will help raise money to support a former Philly Roller Girls skater who was attacked in her home with her young daughter last month.

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