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Around Town | Friday, April 21, 2017 | By Heather Zimar Print
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Kids Discover the Trail! Ithaca has expanded its program this year to include Trail Talks, a series of fliers sent home with students after each KDT! trip designed to encourage family conversations.

The idea came after professional development sessions for teachers in the Ithaca City School District (ICSD) on facilitating positive home-school communication. "The KDT! Ithaca Advisory Committee considered ways we could better connect our trips to students' families," said Randi Beckmann, Teacher Liaison for KDT! Ithaca. "We came up with the idea of 'chat packs', later called Trail Talks, which would be sent home on the day of the trip to prompt family communication about their KDT! experiences."

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posticon Spring Rummage Sale

Around Town | Friday, April 14, 2017 | By Lansing United Methodist Church Print
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LANSING UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will hold its Annual Spring Rummage Sale Friday, May 5, 8 a.m. (outside) 9 a.m. (inside) to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, May 6, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The location is on Route 34B and Brickyard Road, six miles north of Ithaca, one mile north of the light in South Lansing. The sale features clothing and accessories for all ages, furniture, tools, housewares, crafts, costumes, toys, games, sports equipment, books, computers, and lots more. Bargains abound in this long running community recycling project. $1.00/ bag clearance on Saturday! Come and bring your friends for truckloads of treasures!

Donations

Donations may be dropped off Sunday, April 30 at 3 p.m. through Tuesday, May 2 at 6 p.m. Please do not drop off televisions, appliances, sleeper sofas, mattresses, pillows, magazines, infant/toddlers car seats, exercise equipment or encyclopedias.

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posticon Biden To Deliver Senior Convocation Address

Around Town | Friday, April 21, 2017 | By John Carberry Print
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Vice President Joe Biden will give the keynote address at this year's Senior Convocation, Saturday, May 27, during Cornell's 149th Commencement Weekend. Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in January, Biden has represented the United States in every region of the world, traveling to more than two dozen countries.

"We're really excited about having Vice President Biden. No matter what you believe politically, you must respect his outstanding character, leadership and decadeslong service to our country, as well as how he has overcome personal adversity. He is a true American," said Matthew "Chewy" Baumel '17, chair of the student-run 2017 Convocation Committee, which selects the speaker.

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posticon Within Reach - A Cayuga Lake Day Trip

Around Town | Friday, April 21, 2017 | By Monroe Payne, Monroe Payne Photography Print
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Within reach We live in such a delightful region that picking just one destination is not satisfactory. Consider a day trip around Cayuga Lake this spring or summer.

Start with King Ferry Winery just up Rt 34B and a left turn on to Atwater Rd. The home of Treleaven Wines, King Ferry Winery features a series of Chardonnay wines to match any pallet. I'm not a Chardonnay drinker – I don't care for the 'oakiness' that most of the varietals have, but there were a couple of those wines that followed me home. They create a lovely selection of other wines as well including my favorite, their Cabernet Franc Reserve.

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posticon Dear Margaret - Lost Friends After Divorce

Around Town | Friday, April 21, 2017 | By Margaret Snow Print
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dearmargaretDear Margaret: I have been divorced for over a year, and my social life has taken a dive. My ex-husband is a very prominent and respected businessman in our hometown. I expected that I wouldn’t be invited to couples social events, but what I didn’t expect was that our friends took sides. Worse than that, I feel shunned. From what I gather, my ex’s life has gone on without a hitch and enjoys socializing with all of our friends – now his friends, my former friends. My mind goes to the place where I imagine he says all kinds of horrible things about me. The truth is, one day he told me he’d been cheating on me for several years, and he was finally leaving me. I am slowly getting back out in the world and engaging in new activities, but I’m so hurt by my friends’ dismissal of me. I want to reach out and tell them the truth of what happened, but I’m not sure that’s the right thing to do.
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