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posticon Lansing Accepts Dryden Wellness Challenge

Around Town | Friday, March 15, 2019 | By Dan Veaner Print
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Lansing Schools

School Business Administrator Kate Heath told the Lansing Board of Education Monday that district employees will be participating in a wellness challenge .  Heath said she touched base with Lansing's wellness coordinator Melissa Pope to make sure Lansing will be participating.

"Dryden has thrown down the gauntlet for a walking challenge," Heath said. "They have challenged Lansing and Trumansburg in a BOCES-wide district wellness initiative that starts in April and goes into May.  We will compete district to district."

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posticon Today Is The Day To Beware Of - The Ides of March

Around Town | Friday, March 15, 2019 | By Dan Veaner Print
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Julius Caesar - Beware the Ides of March

If you happened to run into a soothsayer recently who cautioned you to 'Beware the Ides of March' go home (if you're not already there), get back in bed, and hide under the covers until tomorrow.  In the Shakespeare tragedy, Julius Caesar didn't heed the warning, and the next thing he knew Marcus Junius Brutus was stabbing him to death.  The real Julius Caesar died on the Ides of March.  He should have learned from Popeye the Sailor Man that it doesn't pay to have friends named Brutus!

It wasn't always a bad day.  In ancient times, Kalends, Nones and Ides referred to dates in relation to lunar phases.  'Ides' referred to the first full moon of any particular month, usually falling around the 13th, 14th, or 15th of the month.  But when Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC at the age of 55 the Ides of March became infamous.

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posticon Ithacastem Takes The Spelling Bee Results Trophy

Around Town | Friday, March 15, 2019 | By IPEI Print
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ipei spellingbeeFrom left to right: Monica Touesnard, Miriam Nussbaum, Suzanne Nussbaum, Jane Jones, Ralph Jones, Steven Manley, Mark Chao
On March 3rd​Annual Spelling Bee IPEI celebrated its 21st annual Adult Spelling Bee at the Ithaca High School Wellness Center Gym.  A crowd of 250 spectators joined the fun as the ​IthacaSTEM Hexaplexes​, sponsored by Westhill Graphics, the designer of this year’s​ Bee program​, won the competition by correctly spelling tintinnabulation, pizzicato and anodyne, among other challenging words. The winning team included Mark Chao, Suzanne Nussbaum and Miriam Nussbaum.

IPEI Executive Director Steven Manley shared, "The generosity of the Ithaca community and its support for education for all our students is made visible through IPEI's grants supporting arts, science, math and cultural learning in every school, and every classroom. We're so proud to be a resource for our innovative teachers." "The IPEI spelling Bee is a highlight of our year and a great way for families, local business and organizations to come together and have fun while showing support for local education."

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posticon WCNY announces Makers: Women Who Make America

Around Town | Friday, March 15, 2019 | By WCNY Print
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makers WCNYStanding from left are Tammy Reese, Anita Vitullo, Dr. Kimberly Townsend, and Lorie Schneider. Seated form left are Margaret Robson, Holly Adams, Darlene Endy, and Dorothy Willsey. Not pictured are Mary Smith, DVM and Michela Hugo.

WCNY is announced its seventh annual Makers: Women Who Make America honorees. Ten women were honored March 8, in the Wesleyan Chapel of the Women's Rights Historical Park in Seneca Falls.

The awards first started in collaboration with the PBS documentary "Makers: Women Who Make America." Since then, WCNY has continued the Makers Awards as a way to celebrate the achievements of Central New York women and inspire others to follow their examples. The awards are sponsored by the Lockheed Martin Employees' Federated Fund, Girl Scouts of NYPenn Pathways, Prevention Network, and the National Park Service.

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posticon Dear Margaret - With Jealous Boyfriend

Around Town | Friday, March 15, 2019 | By Margaret Snow Print
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dearmargaretDear Margaret: I'm dating a guy who is head over heels about me. He's very attentive, showers me with praise and thinks to bring me small gifts every so often. The problem is, he seems to be overly attentive. He wants to be around me all of the time AND gets very jealous if someone else pays attention to me. At first it was flattering. Now it feels creepy and scary. If I even smile at a clerk in the checkout line at the grocery store he starts accusing me of being unfaithful. I don't want to make too much of this, but I also don't want to feel worried when someone of the opposite sex is merely being friendly. How can I approach this subject with him without making a big deal out of it?
With Jealous Boyfriend

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