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posticon Lansing's Newest Eagle Scouts

Around Town | Friday, September 15, 2017 | By Lynn Green Print
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scouts eagle allTroop 48 senior scouts, all of whom should receive Eagle Scout by the end of the year. Left to right: Ethan Buchanan (waiting for final Board of Review), Sean O'Neil, Toby Green, Nico Streb (the 3 recipients of the award this Wednesday) and Jacob Williamson (whose Court of Honor was reported on last week).

Pavilion F in Myer's Park was busy August 23rd with supporters of Lansing Troop 48 scouts. The evening was spent honoring the hard work of three young men receiving their Eagle Scout awards. The Eagle Scout is the highest advancement in Boy Scouting. In the words of the Eagle Scout promise, Eagles do their best each day to make their training an example, their rank and influence count strongly for better Scouting and for better citizenship in their troop, in their community and in their contacts with other people.

Sean O'Neil, Nico Streb and Toby Green were awarded the rank of Eagle in front of over 20 of their fellow Scouts. The three boys joined Lansing Troop 48 during 2010, although O'Neil and Streb had both experienced the fun of Cub Scouts in Lansing Pack 48 before joining the Boy Scouts. During their 7 years in the Troop the boys worked their way up through the ranks. They started with relatively simple tasks; learning many outdoor and survival skills, learning about citizenship and other life skills such as cooking and physical fitness. Each rank advances these skills and later ranks included the need to earn merit badges, engage in leadership positions within the troop and provide community service. To achieve each rank, the Scouts discussed their Scouting experiences with a board of adult leaders and parents.

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posticon 'Play it Again, Ithaca' Reuses Musical Instruments

Around Town | Friday, September 15, 2017 | By Martha Frommelt Print
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music1The Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG) through its "Play it Again, Ithaca" program collects donated used musical instruments to support the Ithaca City School District (ICSD) music education program. Instruments donated to the FABG are professionally repaired, and become part of the ICSD collection of instruments available for free use to students in the district.

FABG and the ICSD provide students who might not otherwise have access to instruments an opportunity to participate in band or orchestra. The ICSD arts program allows students to take free instrumental lessons during school hours and participate in the school musical groups. FABG's "Play it Again, Ithaca" enhances the district's existing resources and enables the community to be "green" with this reuse of donated instruments.

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posticon Within Reach - The New York Renaissance Faire

Around Town | Friday, September 08, 2017 | By Monroe Payne, Monroe Payne Photography Print
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Within reach This is not reality – this is FANTASY, one of the greatest places for geeks and semi normal people to gather, be entertained, fed and have a generally great time.

The New York Renaissance Fair is celebrating its 40'th year of knights and wenches, comedy and drama, royalty and beggars and more. Although it's a more than a day trip from Lansing, it's well worth the weekend.

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posticon Dear Margaret - Torn

Around Town | Friday, September 15, 2017 | By Margaret Snow Print
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dearmargaretDear Margaret: I’m a 42 year old woman who is with a kind, loving and supportive husband. I have two great teenage children, live in a nice suburban house and have a good job. And I’m bored. There’s a guy at work that is showing romantic interest in me and I find myself daydreaming about how exciting it would be to have an extramarital affair. I know this would destroy my family, but I feel like I have needs that aren’t being met at home. I’m torn. I don’t want to make a mistake I can’t recover from. I feel like a horrible person for even entertaining these thoughts. What advice can you give me?
Torn

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