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posticon Y Receives $25,000 Grant For After School Meals

Around Town | Friday, November 17, 2017 | By Dan Veaner Print
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YMCA of Ithaca & Tompkins County After School Meals

On October 1st the YMCA of Ithaca & Tompkins County began serving meals each week day thanks to three grants received from the Y of the USA and the Walmart Foundation.  The $25,000 grant will provide full, healthy meals for children, as well as equipment and staff to prepare the meals.

"They're excited about trying vegetables," says the Y's Associate Executive Director Teresa Moorehouse.  "They will come home having had something in their lunch at school, and they will ask 'is this HEPA compliant?'  They ask that question.  It's the coolest thing.  The food  involves the elements of dairy with non-fat milk, vegetables, fruits, lean protein, and whole grains.  Considerable research has been done to ensure the food procured has no added sugars or fats, only health for our kids."

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posticon Airport to Hold Client Appreciation Event

Around Town | Friday, November 17, 2017 | By Marcia E. Lynch Print
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Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH) will host its second annual customer appreciation event beginning Monday, November 20th through Wednesday, November 22nd to thank the community that travels in and out of the Ithaca Airport.

The purpose of the event is to recognize the importance of giving back to the people who ensure the airport's success and to celebrate ITH passengers. As part of the event, there will be a contest with a chance to win the grand prize of a $500 travel voucher. Community members and people traveling through the airport will also have the opportunity to receive various ITH-branded merchandise, including water bottles, t-shirts, sunglasses, and more!

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posticon Fuertes Observatory Celebrates A Century Of Scanning The Cosmos

Around Town | Friday, November 17, 2017 | By Cornell University Print
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Fiery supernovae, delicate rings of ice, planet-hopping comets – visitors to Fuertes Observatory have seen them all. For 100 years, Fuertes Observatory has opened a window to the cosmos for the Cornell and Ithaca communities.

On Nov. 17, the Cornell Astronomical Society and Department of Astronomy will celebrate Fuertes' centennial. 'A Century of Observing at Fuertes' will feature Phil Nicholson, professor of astronomy, and Mike Roman, reflecting on the observatory's history and long-term impact.

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posticon Within Reach - Teddy Bear Toss 2017

Around Town | Friday, November 17, 2017 | By Monroe Payne, Monroe Payne Photography Print
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Within reach Can YOUR teddy bear fly? Give it a chance, and you'll help make a local child's Christmas just a little happier! All it takes is a little Syracuse Crunch!

Stanley Steemer, in cooperation with the Syracuse Crunch Hockey Club, are poised to fly teddy bears into the excited, waiting arms of thousands of local children! The game, December 2, 2017 against the Belleville Senators will be the 7th annual Stanley Steemer Tired Teddy Toss at the War Memorial Arena. For those unfamiliar with the tradition, a teddy bear toss is a popular Christmas season promotion at many professional and junior hockey arenas throughout North America.

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posticon Dear Margaret - Rent or Buy

Around Town | Friday, November 17, 2017 | By Margaret Snow Print
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dearmargaretDear Margaret: I've been dating a man for 2 years. We live together in an apartment and a home came on the market that we feel is a good investment. We are thinking mortgage rates will start to go up. It seems to make sense to own a home rather than rent. At this point, we have not talked about marriage. My friends and family have expressed concern over making such a large investment without a commitment of marriage. I'm not even sure I want to be married, and purchasing a home seems to make good financial sense. Can you give some advice?
Rent or Buy

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