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posticon Pettograsso Receives #CaringAdult Nomination

Around Town | Friday, July 14, 2017 | By Dan Veaner Print
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Chris Pettograsso

Lansing Central School District Superintendent Chris Pettograsso received a #CaringAdult nomination this week.  The Tompkins County Youth Services Department (TCYSD) posted the nomination on their Facebook Page Tuesday, honoring Pettograsso for being available to and serving children.

"Chris works very hard to create a caring community for all students," the post reads. "She personally reaches out to young people with a wide array of needs. She genuinely cares in a very personal way, and will always do what's best for a child. I am struck by how genuine she is and most of her good deeds are done quietly. She never showboats".

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posticon Concerts At Myers Going Strong

Around Town | Friday, July 14, 2017 | By Dan Veaner Print
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Concerts In The Park

Two days after the 4th of July music lovers filled Myers Park for the kickoff 'Music In The Park' concert series.  Every Thursday through August 17 a new band will play.  The opening band was Small Town Shade, an award winning Cortland-based country band that has been featured on radio with their single, 'Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop'.

"Nick Stark is the front man for that band, and they were really good," says Lansing Park Superintendent Steve Colt.  "It was an excellent opening night crowd.  I would say 700, 800, maybe more.  There were cars all over the place.  It turned out to be nice weather, they sounded great, people were pretty generous at the door -- it was a good opening night experience.  I was really pleased with the crowd on the first night."

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posticon X-Ray Finds Unique Fingerprint In Medieval Manuscript

Around Town | Friday, July 14, 2017 | By Cornell University Print
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cornell chess ManuscriptFrom left, Ruth Mullett, Louisa Smieska and Arthur Woll at CHESS with one of the manuscript fragments mounted to be scanned. Photo by Cornell University

Analyzing pigments in medieval illuminated manuscript pages at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) is opening up some new areas of research bridging the arts and sciences.

Louisa Smieska and Ruth Mullett studied manuscript pages from Cornell University Library's Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections (RMC), dating from the 13th to the 16th centuries, using X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and spectral imaging analysis.

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posticon Second Phase of Library Renovations to Begin

Around Town | Friday, July 14, 2017 | By Carrie Wheeler-Carmenatty Print
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Tompkins County Public Library Director Susan Currie has announced the July 20 launch of phase two of the 21st Century Library Renovation.

Phase two follows the successful February completion of a full public restroom remodel, the replacement of carpet throughout the Library and the creation of additional staff office space, and will include the much-anticipated construction of the 21st Century Digital Lab, featuring a community classroom and makerspace and a teen center.

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posticon Russell Named Rotarian Of The Year

Around Town | Friday, July 14, 2017 | By Kelly Buck Print
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rotary russellIthaca Rotarian of the Year 2016-17 Scott Russell (left) receives the coveted plaque from Rotary President Dale Johnson, and make acceptance remarks during the year-end Pass the Gavel ceremony on June 28

The Rotary Club of Ithaca announced that long-time member Scott Russell has been named Rotarian of the Year for 2016-17. The award is given every June in honor of an active club member who exemplifies the Rotary motto of "Service Above Self."

Russell was chosen for the honor by outgoing Rotary president Dale Johnson, who said he selected Scott because "Scott celebrated 25 years as a Rotarian on July 1. He was club secretary for many years, having taken over on an unscheduled basis when the then-secretary was unable to continue."

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posticon Tiny Wasps Add A Sting To Lily Beetle Battle

Around Town | Friday, July 14, 2017 | By Cornell University Print
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cornellParasiticWaspParasitic Wasp. Photo by Joellen Lampman/Cornell University

Many gardeners across New York state have given up on growing lilies, thanks to the lily leaf beetle, which has devastated the plants in many areas statewide, across the Northeast and in Canada.

Researchers at Cornell University have now released parasitoid wasps as a natural control and alternative to pesticides at three test sites across the state through a project of the New York State Integrated Pest Management (NYS IPM) program at Cornell's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, working with Cornell Cooperative Extension.

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posticon Within Reach - Let's Go to the Faire!

Around Town | Friday, July 14, 2017 | By Monroe Payne, Monroe Payne Photography Print
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Within reach Washer wenches, the mud pit, the dunking pond and the Field of Honour; the Queen and the Bishop, swordfighting, acrobatics, jugglers, bawdy humor and some seriously intelligent humor – they can all be found at the Sterling Renaissance Festival in Sterling, NY.

It's an hour and a half drive from Lansing, just past where Route 38 ends, almost to Lake Ontario. And it's worth the trip! The Faire opens at 10AM after about 15 minutes of the actors bantering about with the patrons and preparing them for the fun inside. The cannon explodes and the crowd is admitted in delighted anticipation of the day to come.

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posticon Dear Margaret - Cast as a Child

Around Town | Friday, July 14, 2017 | By Margaret Snow Print
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dearmargaretDear Margaret: I’ve been with my boyfriend for 7 months. We enjoy the same leisure time activities, he’s supportive of my career, and conversation flows easily between us. However, I’m beginning to notice a troubling trend in our interaction when we go out with friends and colleagues. It’s hard to explain, but he’s seems to take on the persona of a father figure. It’s possible that he’s always done this and I’m only now just noticing, but I find it extremely annoying. Of course, when he does this, it automatically casts me in the role of a toddler. I find it difficult to call him on it because I don’t want to start an argument in front of people. How can I handle this and save face?
Cast as a Child

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