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https://youtu.be/PxRBHBdud3w Kyra Skye flips through a battered palm-sized notebook with a smile on her face. It’s traveled across the country with her. This past summer, Skye went on a month-long tour as the bassist of the band, Izzy True. She used her journal to document each night of her musical journey, gluing in set lists and concert bills, making doodles and jotting down lyrics. “I want to document it all. I don’t want to forget anything,” Skye said. “I know I’m going to keep doing amazing things and I want to document the journey.” Skye became part of Izzy True after she…

A soft light shined down on Suzannah Van Gelder’s long, curly red hair. She stood behind a podium, and tightly held a sheet of paper. “Silent is the aftermath of a school shooting,” Van Gelder said, as her hands gripped the podium. The full crowd fell silent. “An Orlando nightclub shooting. A Las Vegas concert shooting. So…I have these thoughts.” Van Gelder, a member of Spit That!, Ithaca College’s spoken word poetry club, shared her poem during a recent performance at Ithaca College. Her poem, “The New Communion,” addresses gun violence and male dominance in American history. “I just wanted…

The Calm Before the Storm A quiet warehouse on Esty Street in downtown Ithaca is filled to the brim with books. This is the calm before the storm. “Twice a year, we collect stuff, and we have a book sale for what we’ve collected,” said Kathy Weinburg,  coordinator of the Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library book sale. Weinburg weaves through the aisles of books, showing off each of the 70 expertly sorted sections. With only two days until the first day of the sale, every shelf is filled, and books overflow onto boxes on the floor. “We take…

https://youtu.be/sz6wkD-GJ78 The Ithaca Art Trail features the studios of 30 local artists. The studios are free to visit, and engaging with the artists is encouraged. Two of the artists on the trail are Dede Hatch, and Barbara Mink. Dede Hatch Dede Hatch was introduced to photography by her father, who was in the military. He used photography to document his travels. Living in Hawaii for a few years was another catalyst for her photography. Hatch enjoys taking pictures of all kinds of subjects, and she finds it difficult to categorize herself as one type of photographer. “I’m just drawn to things that…

https://youtu.be/fajT-4R8dUo Key Points  The Ithaca Art Trail kicked off this weekend and will continue this upcoming weekend as well. The Art Trail is a way for artists to showcase their work while also making connections with community members. Art Trail travelers are able to experience artists’ work spaces and learn about their craft. “Unlike musicians or theater people visual artists tend to work in isolation, so the Art Trail is a great way for artists to interact with people,” says Robin Schwartz, the program director at the Community Arts Partnership and one of the event organizers. The Art Trail is…

“I wanted everybody to see that… in Ithaca… there are a lot of people from different backgrounds” – The Cardenas Sisters Ithaca, New York is often described as a unique, diverse and entertaining place to live, with an abundance of things to see and places to explore.  It’s this distinctive and original atmosphere that led Robyn Wishna to pursue her project “We Are Ithaca,” a community portrait series. What is We Are Ithaca? We Are Ithaca is a community portrait project created by photographer Robyn Wishna in conjunction with the Park Foundation and the Community Arts Partnership.  Its purpose is to create a…

https://youtu.be/6GHJ7oe-djk Nothing exemplifies leisure and entertainment in the Finger Lakes region like live music, lush scenery and picturesque wineries. On Saturday, Treleaven Wines in King Ferry, NY hosted its second annual “Destination After Dark,” an evening of music featuring local favorite nine-piece dance band, The Destination. Setting the scene… A sea of colorful lawn chairs crowded the space on either side of Treleaven’s wooden pavilion area. Hundreds of people from the Cayuga Lake region and beyond filled the laid-back, outdoor venue, enjoying the last of this year’s summery weather. Under the pavilion, people sat and enjoyed local wine, beer and…

KEY POINTS: The tradition of the Cornell Chimes started in 1868, three years after Cornell University was founded in 1865. Today the chimes are played by approximately eight chimesmasters. The chimes music library holds over 2,000 pieces of sheet music. To see one of the chimesmasters in action, click here. Whether you’re walking around Cornell University in the morning, afternoon, or evening, you’re likely to hear chimes coming from McGraw Tower, one of the oldest buildings on the university’s campus. The first bell from the tower rang October 7th, 1868, and the tower will celebrate 150 years of operation in…

Key points: -Bo’s Bones Organic Dog Biscuits held the 4th annual Ithaca Dog Fest, a festival with over 45 vendors and local shelters, on Sept. 23 -This year, the festival took place in Cass Park in response to the large number of attendees. -Rainbow of Hope Animal Rescue, an Ithaca-local dog shelter, was the recipient of the First Annual Bo’s Bones Charities Grant of $500. What do loud barks, wagging tails, Cass Park, and organic dog biscuits have in common? They were all center stage at Ithaca’s 4th annual Dog Fest, ​a free outdoor event, welcome to humans and dogs.…

From marine biologists to 17th-century watermark enthusiasts, this fall at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum at Cornell University has something for just about everyone. Spearheaded by a collection of etchings by legendary Dutch artist Rembrandt Van Rijn, the four new additions to the museum range from glass octopi to paintings illustrating power struggles in South East Asia. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwsTj2xogfM&w=560&h=315] Lines of Inquiry: Opened September 23, the Lines of Inquiry exhibit is right for classical art lovers everywhere. The collection, gathered from a network of academic institutions and private donors,  displays the intricate work of the mythical artist Rembrandt’s use of…

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