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posticon Lansing Gallery - City Limits and The Destination Band at Myers Park

Around Town | Friday, August 10, 2018 | By Diane Duthie Print
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Diane Duthie - Lansing GalleryThe rain subsided by the evening of July 26th, when the City Limits blues-rock band played to a small crowd at Myers Park.

The following week The Destination band drew a huge crowd, certainly the largest so far this Summer.The weather was perfect and the 9-piece band with an awesome horn section delighted the many dancers of all ages.


City Limits and The Destination Band at Myers Park - Photos by Diane Duthie

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posticon The Fight Against Drunk Drivers

Around Town | Friday, August 10, 2018 | By Landon Biehl Print
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In Tompkins County, the fight against drunk drivers is a prevalent issue we are always working to combat. Combined with other local communities across New York, the battle will always persist and requires the conscious efforts of citizens within an area to overcome. Regardless of your age or gender, an impaired driving accident can affect you without any control. The effects can have a tremendous impact on families from the decision of one person- related or not.

Tompkins County places a proactive approach to combating impaired driving and the police force closely monitors drivers who might be under the influence. However, it's not a topic that just one agency can tackle, and requires community members to come together. Education, proactive approaches such as demonstrations, media attention, and learned behavior are key factors that can help prevent this statewide issue.

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posticon CFWO Increases Resources for WBC Grants

Around Town | Friday, August 10, 2018 | By Mary Grainger Print
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At its recent annual meeting the City Federation of Women's Organizations (CFWO) celebrated the fifth anniversary of its Women Building Community (WBC) Grants and announced its future plans to make more resources and opportunities available.

"We have allocated $60,000, twice as much as in past annual cycles, because we've seen the impact WBC Grants can have, and because CFWO will now be operating as a private foundation," announced Diane Shafer, outgoing board president and Grants Committee member.

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posticon Groton Public Library Expansion Funded

Around Town | Friday, August 10, 2018 | By Groton Public Library Print
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groton mapGroton, NY - Senator James Seward and Assemblymember Barbara Lifton visited the Groton Public Library to announce that they each had nominated the Library for a State Assistance to Municipalities Grant for $350,000 for a total of $700,000 to support the Library's Expansion Project.

The Board of Trustees have committed to a 2,000 square foot expansion of the Library facilities to connect immediately behind the existing building. Sheri Shurtleff, Board President, stated "…that there has been a 64% increase in people attending various programs in the past three years and that growth is continuing this year. The planned expansion will include a large flexible space to accommodate this growing need for children's programs; youth and teen programs, author visits, and more thus allowing us to rededicate the front of the Library to quiet reading area that so many people enjoy."

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posticon Milk Carton 'Sell-By' Dates May Become More Precise

Around Town | Friday, August 10, 2018 | By Lindsey Hadlock Print
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The 'sell-by' and 'best-by' dates on milk cartons may soon become more meaningful and accurate. Cornell University food scientists have created a new predictive model that examines spore-forming bacteria and when they emerge, according to research published in the Journal of Dairy Science.

"Putting dates on milk cartons is a big issue, because consumers often discard the milk if it is past the sell-by date," said Martin Wiedmann, food safety professor and a senior author of the research. "Often there is little science behind those dates, as they are experience-based guesses. The goal of this research was to put good science to use, reduce food waste and reduce food spoilage."

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posticon Enfield Food Pantry Reopens After Community Raises $22,000

Around Town | Friday, August 10, 2018 | By Sherrie Negrea Print
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The Enfield Food Pantry has reopened its doors to the hundreds of residents who rely on its services after the community rallied together to donate $22,000 to upgrade the facility.

The pantry, which serves between 450 and 600 people a week, was shut down in June by the Food Bank of the Southern Tier because of a rodent infestation. But after widespread community support, the pantry reopened in July after contracting a pest management service, installing new shelving and a walk-in freezer and sealing and painting the building.

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posticon Within Reach - Bay Local, Virginia Beach

Around Town | Friday, August 10, 2018 | By Monroe Payne, Monroe Payne Photography Print
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Within reachReally? Virginia Beach? How is THAT within reach?

Hey, if I can make it there – you might be able too!

Virginia Beach has everything you could possibly want – and for me, I wanted an AAmco transmission shop to fix my truck that broke on the Eastern shore of VA.

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posticon Dear Margaret - Friend of a Rule Changer

Around Town | Friday, August 10, 2018 | By Margaret Snow Print
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dearmargaret I have a friend with whom I generally get along very well. She seems to have an innate sense of "fair play." That is, if I invite her to my house for dinner, it's her turn next to have me for dinner. If she does me a favor, she expects that I repay her in kind. I can deal with this for the most part, except that every once in a while she changes the rules and I no longer know what's expected of me. If I pick her son up from school, I should know that she is going through a difficult time and am expected to continue this transportation arrangement for a few weeks. It's getting exhausting playing this game. I sincerely enjoy her company for the most part, and don't want to discontinue our relationship. How can I make this a win/win?
Friend of a Rule Changer

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