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posticon Historic Ithaca Plane to Fly September 29th

Around Town | Friday, July 20, 2018 | By Dan Veaner Print
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Tommy Come Home

On September 29th history will be made when a newly restored Thomas-Morse S-4B Scout, affectionately called 'Tommy', takes off at the Ithaca-Tompkins Regional Airport, 100 years after it was first built in Ithaca.  The flight is scheduled September 29th September 29th at a celebration -- Tommy Come Home -- at Taughannock Aviation from 2 to 5pm.  Weather permitting, pilot Ken Cassens will fly the plane for what Ithaca Aviation Heritage Foundation members hope will be a huge crowd.

"We're talking to some local marching bands about coming," says the Foundation's Jessie White. "We've invited Women In Aviation, and the girl scouts.  Food trucks will be there.  We're considering a silent auction in one of the hangars.  People could go out of the sun to bid on items, because this is also a big fundraiser for Tommy.  After Tommy is flown it is going to be displayed at the new History Center."

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posticon Lansing Gallery - Tailor Made

Around Town | Friday, July 20, 2018 | By Diane Duthie Print
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Diane Duthie - Lansing GalleryThe 2018 Myers Park Concert Series continued with the band Tailor Made on Thursday, July 12th. Many families attended the event, enjoyed the perfect weather and watching the energetic children! Tink Bennett & Tailor Made have been performing country music for over 30 years. They have opened for Lady Antebellum, Charlie Daniels, Josh Thompson, Sammy Kershaw and Molly Hatchett, among others.



Backtalk Band - Photos by Diane Duthie

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posticon Hydrilla Eradication Success Story

Around Town | Friday, July 20, 2018 | By Hilary Lambert, Steward/Executive Director Cayuga Lake Watershed Network Print
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hydrilla Every summer since 2012, June and July were the months when businesses and residences around the south end of Cayuga Lake received notices that chemical treatments were starting soon, to continue the long-term eradication of hydrilla from Cayuga Inlet, Stewart Park near the mouth of Fall Creek, and just offshore in Cayuga Lake's southeastern corner. For six years, interns installed hundreds of stakes topped with yellow notices along the lake's edge and waterways. Not so in 2018!

The invasive aquatic plant hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata) was first found by an eagle-eyed intern on the Floating Classroom (a program of Discover Cayuga Lake) in August 2011. A massive coordinated rapid response effort carried out by local and state agencies, researchers and community groups, revealed that 166 acres of Cayuga Inlet – Ithaca's premiere waterway – was infested with hydrilla.

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posticon Tall Greenhouses Mean Sweet Profits For Cherry Growers

Around Town | Friday, July 20, 2018 | By Lindsey Hadlock Print
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cornell cherrytreesCherry trees bloom under the protection of a high tunnel. Photo by Greg Lang, University of Michigan

Cherry producers in New York state and the Great Lakes region don't have it easy. They face extreme temperatures in the winter, and in the summer, excessive rain can ruin the fruit. But if they can manage to avoid those risks, they stand to cash in: Cherries are one of the most profitable fruit crops, and there's a growing demand in the Eastern U.S. for locally grown cherries.

Several long-term strategies can mitigate growers' financial risks, from crop insurance to weather insurance to high tunnels – tall temporary greenhouses that extend up and over the cherry trees and protect them with plastic sheeting or netting.

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posticon Within Reach - Quest Adventure Gaming

Around Town | Friday, July 20, 2018 | By Monroe Payne, Monroe Payne Photography Print
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Within reach"You're all we've got. Make us proud, team, and bring our ship home. Reed out."

"Who is this Admiral Reed anyway? It doesn't matter, he's in charge of the Third Solar Fleet, and he's given us a mission. Let's get it done."

Here begins a difficult, intense and fun adventure into rescuing the USSC 308 Wayward Storm. It's all part of Quest Adventure Gaming, a fully immersive and exciting gaming / roleplaying experience, now open in Watkins Glen.

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posticon Dear Margaret - Healthy and Unhappy

Around Town | Friday, July 20, 2018 | By Margaret Snow Print
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dearmargaret While I appreciate my girlfriend's desire to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and generally agree to go along with her next new thing, I'm growing a bit weary of her ever changing idea of what healthy even means. One day it's no gluten, the next day it's a frenzy to buy and use all things coconut oil. One day she's all about a paleo diet, the next its fat free. Once she decides a certain food is bad, she throws out all of that food, which annoys me because it's like throwing away money on her each and every whim of what constitutes healthy. To be honest, I don't think her ever changing idea of what's good and bad is healthy in itself. This whole thing is getting on my last nerve. Going out for dinner has become a source of irritation for me, what with her asking for variations on the stated menu. We are starting to argue about this more often. How can we come to some kind of resolution to this sticky situation?
Healthy and Unhappy

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