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posticon Can Heat Pumps Solve Lansing's Natural Gas Problem?

Around Town | Friday, May 19, 2017 | By Dan Veaner Print
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Where energy is concerned the political environment between Lansing and much of the rest of Tompkins County has become difficult and adversary.  With economic stress like the devaluation of a power plant and mall within the Town's borders, there is increasing pressure to increase the tax base by attracting new businesses and developments.  Lansing representatives say the stalling of a gas delivery pipeline, a moratorium on natural gas, and the higher cost of alternative energy is slowing or outright preventing projects from being developed here.  Proponents of extending the moratorium indefinitely say that alternatives like heat pumps can and should affordably pick up the slack so no new natural gas capacity is needed.  A new study supports this view.  It demonstrates that for home heating heat pumps are equal in cost to natural gas installations.

"It is a reasonable question: by continuing a moratorium by preventing natural gas from coming to Lansing, are we penalizing developers and homeowners by forcing them to pay more in construction costs or more in energy costs?" says Taitem Engineering, PC founding partner Ian Shapiro.  "Our study says no."

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posticon Free Interfaith Community Dinner

Around Town | Friday, May 19, 2017 | By Congregation Tikkun v’Or & Lansing United Methodist Church Print
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Thursday, May 25, from 5:30-7:30pm
Tikkun v’Or, Ithaca Reform Temple, 2550 N Triphammer Rd, Ithaca
Neighbors getting to know Neighbors!

Congregation Tikkun v’Or & Lansing United Methodist Church will co-host an Interfaith Community Dish-to-Pass Dinner, free and open to all.

Everyone is welcome! Please bring a labeled, vegetarian or dairy dish-to-pass and an open heart to meet new friends.
(If time or budget, make the “dish” a hardship, please just be our guest!)

Join us for an evening of great food, fellowship & conversation!

Want to get involved? Questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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posticon A $50,000 Birthday Present

Around Town | Friday, May 19, 2017 | By Dan Veaner Print
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Margaret Shackell

You probably think a $50,000 birthday present is extravagant, even if all your friends go in on it together.  But that's exactly what Margaret Shackell wanted: 50 of something for her 50th birthday.  Shackell, who is an active participant in causes throughout Tompkins County, and especially in the Lansing schools decided she wanted 50 thousands of dollars for the 17 local causes that mean the most to her.

"I have had a lot of friends over the past couple of years who have been turning 50," Shackell says.  "They've done some 50 for 50s.  Marian Ferrer did 50 lunches with friends.  I thought that was awesome.  Deb Ryan did 50 bucket list things.  So I started thinking about what matters to me: fundraising for charities in the community.  I've given myself a year to do it.  I hope it will be sooner than that.  I hope people will jump in and want cake, or want to help out, or want to stop hearing me asking for money!"

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posticon Within Reach - Disney World?

Around Town | Friday, May 19, 2017 | By Monroe Payne, Monroe Payne Photography Print
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Within reach Ok, if I can reach Sunny Florida, so can you.

Greetings from the Savannah outside my villa window. After a bumpy ride from Rochester to Orlando and perhaps an overly long time between meals, we finally arrived at the Kidani Village Resort, part of the Animal Kingdom lodge.

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posticon Dear Margaret - Happily Idle

Around Town | Friday, May 19, 2017 | By Margaret Snow Print
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dearmargaretDear Margaret: I gained and lost the same ten to twenty pounds. My weight gain has never prohibited me from engaging in activities that I enjoy. My problems is that I have a very dear friend who has recently become a gym rat and seems to have made it her mission to rescue me from what she perceives as idleness.  She nags me about joining her at the gym, invites me to go for 'slow jogs' with her, and is constantly lecturing me on the benefits of working out. It’s getting so I avoid answering the phone when she calls and decline social interactions with her. I miss our friendship and don’t know how to gently let her know her hounding me is pushing me away. How can I steer our friendship back to where it was before her new passion for fitness entered our relationship?
Happily Idle

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