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Got Laughter? The Finger Lakes Does! (Ithaca Blog)

Justin Williams. Photo Courtesy Finger Lakes Comedy Competition and Festival.
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The Finger Lakes Comedy Competition and Festival (April 26-28) Three Days Worth of Laughs “The only honest art form is laughter, comedy. You can’t fake it… try to fake three laughs in an hour – ha ha ha ha ha – they’ll take you away, man. You can’t.” ~ Lenny Bruce I grew up pretty [...]

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Reading Cleaning Nabokov’s House in Onkwedo (Ithaca Blog)

Leslie Daniels
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Reading Cleaning Nabokov’s House in Onkwedo Author Leslie Daniels to Appear in Ithaca We knew nothing of the history of my childhood home, or rather the land it was built on, until we began to dig for the brick patio in the backyard. The first license plate showed up just days into the project, to [...]

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Mysteries Come to Life: The Mystery & Adventure Agency (Ithaca Blog)

The Mystery & Adventure Agency. Photo courtesy of David Feaveryear
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The Mystery & Adventure Agency Live, Interactive Mysteries and Whodunnits in Ithaca I’ve said it before. I think I’ve written it here before. I think it goes without saying: I am a reader. I’ve always been a reader and only partially resented the summer book reports my mother made my brother and I do as [...]

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I Can’t Draw, Therefore I Paint – The Ithaca Art Factory (Ithaca Blog)

The Ithaca Art Factory. Photo Courtesy of Ed Marion
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Ithaca Art Factory A Fun Place for People who Have the Painting Bug A few weeks back, partner and her kids were seated around the kitchen table drawing. To be specific, they were drawing sock monkeys. I stood behind them, my hand cupping the morning mug of coffee, smiling and watching. “Don’t you want to [...]

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Ithaca on The Run: Indoor Track Meet (Ithaca Blog)

Indoor Track Meet
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Ithaca on The Run: Indoor Track Meet Ithaca’s Indoor Track Meet: Start off the New Year by Running Indoors We got snow yesterday, as did, I suspect, many of you. Not the pretty gentle snow one idealizes on Christmas morning, but a fury (not a flurry) falling hard and fast. The wind was gusting. I [...]

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The New Year’s Edition: Best Bets for NYE in Ithaca

The Sim Redmond Band. Photo Courtesy The Sim Redmond Band
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The New Year’s Edition: Best Bets for NYE in Ithaca New Year’s Eve Events in Ithaca The holidays are typically a quieter time in Ithaca. With most of the students gone, the full-time residents get a winter respite from the throngs of cars and crowds in all their favorite places. And honestly, there’s no better [...]

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It’s a Wonderful Radio Life, Coming to The Hangar Theatre (Ithaca Blog)

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Cygnet Theatre Company, San Diego, California (2007). Photo: Randy Rovang.
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It’s a Wonderful Radio Life, Hangar Theatre The Classic Story Comes to Life in Ithaca…as a Radio Play Before I could write, before I knew of “radio shows,” I created characters out of the stuffed animals in my bedroom. I commissioned pans, pots, and utensils from the kitchen, baby food jars filled with screws and [...]

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It’s a Familiar Time of Year: Ithaca’s Downtown Winter Festival

An Ice Sculpture. Photo Courtesy of the Downtown ithaca Alliance
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Winter Festival in Ithaca Get into the Holiday Spirit with Ithaca’s Downtown Winter Festival I don’t eat at chain restaurants, as a rule, but I understand the concept, the comfort many find in the familiarity of color schemes, menu items, and layout. It’s why I miss Wegman’s whenever I’m away. Suddenly, I find myself thrust [...]

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Cheese Lovin’ Vegan: The Finger Lakes Cheese Trail (Ithaca Blog)

Cheese. Photo courtesy the Finger Lakes Cheese Tour
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Finger Lakes Cheese Trail Open House Take a Tour and Experience the Different Varieties on the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail I have a friend who swears that those with food “allergies” (the quotes are said friend’s, not mine), as well as vegans/vegetarians are just picky eaters who’ve now found an excuse for their high maintenance [...]

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Haunted Ithaca: Halloween Best Bets (Ithaca Blog)

The Haunted Tour
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Things to Do on Halloween in Ithaca Ithaca Halloween Events: Haunted Cocktails, History Tours, Ghost Stories and The Shining I’d like to clear the air about something. I’m pretty sure in the past I’ve claimed to not like Halloween. I haven’t been completely honest. It’s not the holiday, but rather the dressing up. Other people [...]

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