What's the best part of the Ithaca Commons reopening celebration?

What's the best part of the Ithaca Commons reopening celebration?

Over two years. Countless delays. And the Ithaca Commons is finally fully open for business! What's your favorite part of the celebration?

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An ode to Felicia's Atomic Lounge, closing this week in Ithaca's west end

An ode to Felicia's Atomic Lounge, closing this week in Ithaca's west end

 

Felicia's Atomic Lounge is closing its doors August 28th after over a decade in Ithaca's west end, as the owners focus on opening a new eatery in Trumansburg this fall.

“Can I play the piano over there?” I said, pointing towards the front window where a rustic upright sat closed and quiet; to which the bartender gave a resounding:

“...No.”

 

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Guest Opinion: Longterm Tompkins Trust Company customer turned off by new fees and limits

Guest Opinion: Longterm Tompkins Trust Company customer turned off by new fees and limits

I’ve had a checking account with Tompkins Trust Company since I was 16. For those 15 years the account has been free of fees and of hassles. I’ve been content with the account for all of those 15 years.

 On August 3rd of this year I received a letter from TTC informing me of new fees associated with their checking accounts. Beginning September 1, my account would now cost me $8 every month, and if I weren’t enrolled in paperless statements there would be an additional fee of $2.50 every month.

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As Ithaca rolls out Parkmobile app, parking confusion and frustrations abound

As Ithaca rolls out Parkmobile app, parking confusion and frustrations abound

The City of Ithaca is gradually rolling out new parking paystations around downtown, replacing parking meters in stages. The new paystations offer lots of advantages, for the City and for parkers, but the disadvantages are getting attention.

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Tonight's Gunpoets show will be the first for brand new Bernie Milton Pavilion in Downtown Ithaca

Tonight's Gunpoets show will be the first for brand new Bernie Milton Pavilion in Downtown Ithaca

The Ithaca Commons construction project has had an impact in lots of ways over the last three years, but one of the most noticeable has been the displacement of the live music scene from the core of Downtown Ithaca. That ends tonight, as the Summer Concert Series moves back onto the Commons, onto the new Bernie Milton Pavilion.

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A year in, Reggae Night at The Dock is a solid hit and a great night every week

A year in, Reggae Night at The Dock is a solid hit and a great night every week

Happy anniversary to the folks at The Dock, who mark a year of their weekly Reggae Night with tonight's edition. It's a weekly Wednesday night jam featuring a rotating crew of Ithaca's stellar musicians, and it's one of the biggest regular music nights in town.

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Better Prepared: A GrassRoots veteran's reflections on her second visit to the Festival

Better Prepared: A GrassRoots veteran's reflections on her second visit to the Festival

"Happy GrassRoots!"

This was my second year at the GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance. I only had two nights there, but I tried to make the most of it, this time knowing what to expect.

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Seedstock VII offers music into the wee hours this Saturday in Cortland

Seedstock VII offers music into the wee hours this Saturday in Cortland

Organizers say the idea for Seedstock was born on a snowy winter night in 2008, and their first music festival was held in September 2009. The seventh Seedstock, featuring several well-known regional acts and a few new faces, takes place this Saturday on Route 215 in Cortland.

The venue, Reed's Seeds, is a garden center on Owego Street, Route 215 in Cortland, near the Willowbrook Golf Club and just east of where NYS Routes 13 and 281 meet. Two stages will offer music from 11am until 3am.

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Movies in the Park returns to Stewart Park through August, beginning with Finding Nemo

Movies in the Park returns to Stewart Park through August, beginning with Finding Nemo

For the second summer, the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Movies in the Park series with freem family-friendly movie nights at Stewart Park throughout August. The first, "Finding Nemo," is next Friday, July 31st.

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Opening Night: Homecoming Players wrap up third season this weekend with Quartet

Opening Night: Homecoming Players wrap up third season this weekend with Quartet

There are three performances this weekend of Ronald Harwood's play "Quartet," marking the third season finale for the Homecoming Players. Showtimes on Friday and Saturday are at 7:30pm, and Sunday at 2pm.

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