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Around Town | Friday, January 12, 2018 | By Dan Veaner Print
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School Supplies

The first day of school is an exciting time for children and their families alike.  But prior to that some families are confronted with sticker-shock -- the cost of school supplies.  Lansing Superintendent of Schools Chris Pettograsso says her leadership team has been looking at how the price of school supplies is impacting Lansing families and ways the School District can mitigate it.

"We're hearing there is a growing concern about the cost of materials and supplies for families, for students on a yearly basis, particularly K-6," Pettograsso told the Board of Education Monday.  "One of the frustrating things, especially for families, is when they do go out and extend themselves and buy these supplies, and then, come June they get a lot back.  So they become frustrated with the process.  The biggest impact is at the elementary level.  In the high school you're looking at when they need a specific calculator.  That's pricey, but there are resources for that as well."

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posticon Radio Veteran Joins Cayuga Radio Group

Around Town | Friday, January 12, 2018 | By Jennifer Berndt Print
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cyg summersRadio veteran John Summers joins Cayuga Radio Group (Saga Broadcasting) and WHCU AM/FM as their Brand Manager and News Director.

Summers was most recently the Regional Program Director and News Director for the Northwest News Radio Network and the Washington Ag Network.

"All of us at Cayuga Radio Group are ecstatic to have John join our team. He is a gifted radio news talent, and will continue to elevate WHCU to new heights," said Chet Osadchey, Cayuga Radio Group President/General Manager. "He has a quality career in news programming and broadcasting and is a superior fit for the role in guiding WHCU."

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posticon Seven Professionals Join Local Service Club

Around Town | Friday, January 12, 2018 | By Kelly Buck Print
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The Rotary Club of Ithaca introduced seven individuals who have recently joined the service club. These community members volunteer in Tompkins County and bring professional experience from the business and not-for-profit sectors. Ithaca Rotary's motto is "Service Above Self." Membership is open to all who share in this belief; new membership applications are accepted year-round.

"The Ithaca Rotary Club is delighted to welcome these individuals," said Rotary Membership Chair Ron Provus. "Our members come from all walks of life and have a wide variety of interests to match those of Rotary. As members of Ithaca Rotary, individuals give of their time and skills to positively impact the needs of our community."

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posticon Within Reach - Spring Buffet

Around Town | Friday, January 05, 2018 | By Monroe Payne, Monroe Payne Photography Print
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Within reach When we were young parents, finding a place to go out to dinner with our children (seven of 'em) was always an issue. First, we were broke as church mice, second, our kids were just beginning to choose their food on their own, and frankly, we didn't want to be embarrassed by their behavior (or lack thereof).

And burger joints got really old, really quickly. The Chinese restaurants were always a treat, so we became first, acquainted with the Asiatic Garden across from the State Theater where kids were welcome and the bill didn't break Mom and Dad.

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posticon Dear Margaret - Targeted by an 'Angel'

Around Town | Friday, January 12, 2018 | By Margaret Snow Print
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dearmargaretDear Margaret: My sister in law pretends to be the picture of innocence, but in truth uses this persona as an act to manipulate a situation to her advantage. This, of course, is her own business, except when she uses her angelic theatrics to cause rifts between me and members of my husband's family. She tells half truths about me and when I call her on them, she acts the victim and ever so sweetly gushes about how awful she feels about making such a terrible 'mistake'. Last week she told my mother-in-law that I simply didn't want to attend a family function. What I actually said was that I had a work commitment and wasn't able to attend. I'm tired of defending myself against her and wonder at what point she will cause real problems with my family relationships. Any suggestions on how I can cause her to cease these tactics?
Targeted by an 'Angel'

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