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Take a Bite Out of Autumn…it’s Apple Festival Time (Ithaca Blog)

Take a Bite out of Autumn. Photo by Jennifer B. Brown
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Take a Bite Out of Autumn…it’s Apple Festival Time (Ithaca Blog) The Apple Harvest Festival and Other Good Stuff in the Ithaca Area An apple a day keeps the doctor away. If this was true, I’d be rather sickly I imagine. Or a hypochondriac. Or simply a waiting room lurker reading year old Prevention and [...]

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The History Center of Tompkins County (Ithaca Blog)

Rhiner Festival, courtesy of the History Center
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The History Center of Tompkins County Things to Do in the Ithaca Area in September and October History is wasted on children. They just don’t get it, or at least I didn’t. All I took from a family vacation to “Historic Williamsburg” was my first taste of pecan pie. While I’m still a little bitter [...]

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What Stays With Me is What He Left Behind: Rod Serling Conference, September 9-10, 2011

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Rod Serling Conference 2011, Ithaca NY “The Twilight Zone” Lives On: Rod Serling Conference at Ithaca College I was a horror junkie as a kid. Books, televisions shows, movies, ghost stories, anything that would scare me into not being able to sleep at night. Anything that would make me jump at the slightest noise when [...]

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Me and Lucy and Cinderella (Ithaca Blog)

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Cinderella at The State Theatre in Ithaca Running to Places Performing Cinderella at The State Theatre Just yesterday a friend of mine used the phrase “If I had a nickel for every time…” and I, because I love language, started wondering about the derivation of this particular idiom. Where did it come from? Is it [...]

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Coming Up in Ithaca this Fall (Ithaca Blog)

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Things to Do in Ithaca in Fall 2011 We’re fast approaching the final days of August, the back to school sales (I do so envy the aisles of school supplies and lament that I’ve no need for them), the bonfires where we try to eke out every last fire for the summer, every last s’more, [...]

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A Two Hour Tour, A Two Hour Tour: Tiohero Tours of Ithaca (Ithaca Blog)

Cayuga Lake from Stewart Park. Photo by Jennifer B. Brown
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Tiohero Tours of Ithaca Being sick is never fun, but I must confess, as a kid, during the school year, it certainly had its perks. The first and most obvious of course was the lack of homework. This perk of course had a diminishing value the longer one was absent, meaning that for some reason, [...]

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Keeping Cool at Grassroots, or the Bro-ing of the American Festival (Ithaca Blog)

Grassroots attendees cool off with a little help from a fire hose. Photo by Eric Moll
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Grassroots Festival 2011 Review This year’s Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance was held at the height of a hot, withering drought in the Finger Lakes, and people were feeling thirsty. I know because I earned my ticket by volunteering for 14 hours as a filler and re-filler of collectible Grassroots mugs. A fresh mug [...]

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It’s Grassroots Time! The 2011 Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance Gets Underway in Trumansburg

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The 2011 Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance in Trumansburg In the summer of 1994, on a whim with a friend from college, we decided to attend a small music festival just north of Ithaca, in Trumansburg. We’d only heard of the festival a few months earlier after we were introduced through a mutual friend to [...]

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Out of the Pan and Into the Field…and Back Again: The Farm & Fork (Ithaca Blog)

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The Farm & Fork Cooking Tours in Ithaca I am a bad cook. There. I’ve said it. I cannot cook. I feel much better now. I feel a lot like I did when I finally owned my “like” of the color pink (though my pink camping chair now rests in peace), my appreciation for fake [...]

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The 6th Annual Finger Lakes International Dragon Boat Festival (Ithaca Blog)

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Finger Lakes International Dragon Boat Festival 2011, Ithaca I grew up in New Jersey, infamous home to “Jersey Shore”; I assure you, it was a place well before it was a television show and the entire coastline is not a boardwalk. As a matter of fact, I didn’t even really discover the boardwalk side of [...]

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