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posticon Town Names Road For Lansing Historian

Around Town | Friday, February 15, 2019 | By Dan Veaner Print
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Louise Bement Lane

In a unanimous vote Wednesday the Lansing Town Board named a new road 'Louise Bement Lane' to honor the Town Historian.  The new road will connect the new Milton Meadows project that is currently under construction, the first project to be realized on town center land.  It will form a four way Intersection with Auburn Road (State Route 34B and Woodsedge Drive.  Councilwoman Andra Benson said she wants to honor Bement, and the Board agreed, passing a resolution to name the road for Bement unanimously.

"She has done a lot for the Town," said Councilwoman Katrina Binkewicz. "She was a teacher, writing the books about the history of various things up to the present.  The amount of hours and devotion and enthusiasm that woman has put into our town's history is just awe inspiring."

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posticon Fishing Cove Named for Gus Isaac

Around Town | Friday, February 15, 2019 | By -Staff Print
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George Isaac Cove PresentationGeorge 'Gus' Isaac (center) was presented with a copy of a resolution to name 'George isaac Cove' on Salt Point. From left, Town Supervisor Ed LaVigne, Marion George, George Isaac, Recreation Supervisor Patrick Tyrrell, Councilwoman Katrina Binkewicz.

The Lansing Town Board unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday naming a fishing cove North of Salt Point Peninsula, ‘George Isaac Cove’.  The designation honors World War II veteran George 'Gus' Isaac, who was a lifelong Lansing resident.  A plaque will be erected at the boat launch in Salt Point Nature Area, commemorating the designation.

Isaac was born on 'Syrian Hill' on Myers Heights Road August 10, 1923.  He worked at the Cayuga Salt Plant, which was located on what is now known as 'Salt Point', until he was drafted.  In World War II he served in Army Company L, 30th Infantry 3rd Division, eventually covering nine countries in Northern Africa and Europe, including three invasions, for 24 months with no leave.

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posticon Chess Tables at Myers Park

Around Town | Friday, February 15, 2019 | By Ben Caveney Print
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Chess anyone?! There’s chess tables now down at the park. Last summer I worked on building some chess tables for Myers Park as my Boy Scout Eagle Project.

I have always liked chess since I was very young in elementary school. I originally wanted to do a lawn size chess board like the ones seen in town squares. Toward the beginning of planning I had to downsize later at the request of the Recreation department due to portability issues and concerns over parts of it being stolen or misplaced. We chose to incorporate a chess board as part of a picnic table.

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posticon Detox Facility to be in the Village of Lansing

Around Town | Friday, February 15, 2019 | By Alcohol & Drug Council of Tompkins County Print
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Alcohol & Drug Council of Tompkins County announced that it has secured a site that will be the first in Tompkins County to provide open access addiction treatment services, including a medically supervised detox and stabilization unit.. The 19,420 SF building is located at 2353 N. Triphammer Road in the Village of Lansing will provide addiction treatment services 7 days per week and a medically-supervised detox and stabilization unit with 40 beds. Ithaca native and local physician, Dr. John-Paul Mead, will serve as Medical Director of this program.

This facility will fill a critical gap in addiction treatment and serve as a valuable healthcare resource for Tompkins and surrounding counties. The Open Access component of this program will begin operating in February 2019, through the efforts of Governor Andrew Cuomo to expand access to addiction treatment and services across the state, and through $450,000 in funding from the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), led by Commissioner Arlene González-Sánchez. The residential detox and stabilization portion will follow as additional funding is secured and renovations are made to create an appropriate, healthy residential space.

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posticon Saltonstall Residency Teachers Selected

Around Town | Friday, February 15, 2019 | By FABG Print
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fabc saltonstall thompson2018 Saltonstall residency teacher Keith Thompson, photo provided by Saltonstall Arts Colony

Fine Arts Boosters Club (FABG), an affiliate of IPEI, is offering a creative retreat for teachers of the Ithaca City School District (ICSD) teachers and other districts in Tompkins County during the February and April school breaks. The program is designed to provide residency-type retreats for local teachers in the following disciplines: creative writing, photography/film/video, and painting/sculpture/visual art. The program is totally free to attend. Teachers were selected through a lottery system. 


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posticon Center For Immunology Spans Colleges, Campuses

Around Town | Friday, February 15, 2019 | By Cornell University Print
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Cornell University has announced the creation of a new Cornell Center for Immunology, building on Cornell's decades of fundamental and comparative research in the immunological sciences.

The virtual center will combine multiple research efforts across several departments and colleges on the Ithaca campus and strengthen ties to the university's ongoing immunological research at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City.

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posticon Dear Margaret - Carol in Groton

Around Town | Friday, February 15, 2019 | By Margaret Snow Print
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dearmargaretDear Margaret: I have recently had two of my best (and only) friends leave state and one promises to be back for good (we'll call her Stacy). The other (we'll call her Amy) doesn't want to come back, but would like me to come see her and possibly in the future, move to her state. I'm very torn right now, as I plan on a trip to see Amy in March, but not to see Stacy because she lives too far west. Am I being a bad friend by not going to see Stacy? I've always thought that Amy and Stacy were better friends to me than I was to them. I really love both and don't want to lose either of them. Help!
Carol in Groton

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