ITHACA COMMUNITY NEWS: July #2: 2001

(This message is second of two sent monthly to 4,109 Ithaca area residents]

FIRST THE GOOD NEWS, then the Better News (editorial, new HOURS listings).

*********************************************************************

EVERYTHING ITHACA: "Pocket Guidebook to the Ithaca Experience" is now available at most local bookstores. Nicely formatted index-card-style, 2,500 listings, this volume by Carole Schiffman is the first Guide to Ithaca since 1973: Public Service & Activism, Culture & Arts, Outdoors, Wellness, Eat & Drink, Lodging, Shopping, Kids, etc. "Ithaca is like an artichoke-- thorny, but with a huge heart worth the struggle to get to..." info@everythingithaca.com

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NEED A GOOD COMPUTER CHEAP? Babbage's Basement hosts its SUMMER OPENING, August 11 from 9am to 1pm. Also open Wednesdays same hours. Systems, monitors, keyboards, printers: $15 to $225. On South Hill off Aurora St, enter at Emerson Building sign. Sales raise money for the SCIENCENTER, which accepts Ithaca HOURS for admission. babbages@lightlink.com

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An Exhibit of ORIGINAL IRISH PRINTS (Aug 2-Sept 2) from The Ink Shop Printmaking Center, Cork Printmakers, Black Church Print Studio, Dublin Graphic Studio, Seacourt Print Shop, The Belfast Print Workshop: Fri. August 3rd: Opening Reception of Exhibit 5-8 PM at STATE OF THE ART GALLERY: Thurs. 12-6, Fri. 12-8 Sat. & Sun. 12-5 PM

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CUSLAR will be offering an ADVANCED SPANISH CLASS this coming August 7-17 for those people interested in developing their conversation skills in a cooperative setting. The class will be taught by Dr. Rafael Sucari. It will focus on dialogue in difficult situations and in conveying emotions in conversation. Fee is $120 with a limited enrollment. Ithaca HOURS accepted. 255 7293

*********************************************************************

Ithaca HOURS has been noticed favorably by the FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD. We've discovered that their official publication dedicated an GreenStar throughout August.

*********************************************************************

Let's take that (1866) visit to Ithaca's fabulous COY GLEN again.

*********************************************************************

"FIREWALKERS DANCE TROUPE is a NYC-based, professional multi-ethnic performance art group that fuses indigenous dance traditions, eclectic modern styles..." for two performances on Saturday, Aug. 4th (8pm) and Sunday Aug. 5th (2pm matinee) at Ithaca High School. We are accepting UNLIMITED Ithaca HOURS for admission!! (1/2-1 HOUR recommended donation)" Hosted by The ARCH: (607)272-4377 or info@theARCH.org for more information.

*********************************************************************

IT'S FIRST FRIDAYS TIME!! Monthly Networking Event Friday August 3, 2001, 6PM-1AM, The Clinton House Wine tasting, soul food, live jazz and Salsa lesson $7 before 8PM $10 after 8PM. Ithaca HOURS accepted.

The Mural Lounge inside the historic Clinton House Downtown Ithaca: 116 N. Cayuga Street 273-4497

WINE TASTING 7-9PM Featuring Six Mile Creek Winery and King Ferry Winery. LIVE JAZZ 7:00-9:30PM by Fe Nunn & Friends. SALSA LESSONS 9:00-10:00: basic Salsa and Meringue steps in the Mural Lounge. AFTER-PARTY 10:00PM- 1:00AM: Uninhibited Urban Mixes: Old-School, R&B, Reggae, Hip-Hop, Latin, and Soca. Catering by Mother Tucker's Savory Soul Food firstfridays@clarityconnect.com

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IN ITHACA, HISTORY HAPPENS EVERY DAY: Here are several end-of-July stories from Ithaca's past.

*********************************************************************

WHEAT HARVEST Festival & Parade: Draft Horses, parade of past & present, music, watermelon eating contest, crafters & vendors, wagon rides, Rural Life Museum exhibits, food! August 4, 9am to... Route 34B, King Ferry, NY (about 15 miles up east shore of Cayuga Lake).

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Next General Meeting of the TOMPKINS COUNTY LIVING WAGE COALITION is Saturday, August 18th from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Catholic Charities, 324 W. Buffalo St. ****CHILD CARE *WILL* BE AVAILABLE!! If you'd like to take advantage of this, please RSVP Pete at pmeyers@ccst.org The LIVING WAGE MISSION STATEMENT To subscribe to the Living Wage listserve, send blank email to: ithacalivingwage-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

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MUSIC ON THE COMMONS: 6:00pm TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS


TUESDAYS at Aurora St Pavillion July 31 Purple Valley: Swing & Blues
August 7 Lindenberry Beat Reduction: Light Rock to Folk Pop
August 14 Dave Davies Trio: Jazz
THURSDAYS at Main Pavilion by Center Ithaca
August 2 Ithaca Ballet
August 9 Ithaca Concert Band: *7:00pm*
August 16 Margaret Wakely/Harris: Jazz
FRIDAYS at Main Pavilion by Center Ithaca
August 3 Margaret Wakely/Harris: Jazz
August 10 Cornerstone: Bluegrass
August 17 After Hours: Instrumental Jazz

*********************************************************************

The ITHACA SHARKS meet at GIAC Monday evenings, 7-9 p.m., corner of Court and Albany Streets. They organize to challege local corporate globalization which degrades the environment and labor rights. To subscribe to Ithaca's anti-FTAA (Free Trade Area of the Americas) list, send blank email to ithacaftaa-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

*********************************************************************

LETTERS TO EDITOR

"I would like to add my voice of appreciation for this community news. Thank you for your efforts." -- Mihal Elman

"Your mini editorial [regarding library/bus station] is on the mark." --Dale

"I enjoyed your mini-editorial very much and could not agree with you more. The editorial in the journal did take an odd point of view and a very sharp tone; thank you for rebutting it." --Jane Shaw

"Janet Steiner's [library director] efforts are very much appreciated by many in this community who want open government and are tired of Cohen's misuse of power & development at any cost. We definitely do not want a bus station downtown. Too much traffic, too much exhaust & too costly when we have an effective station on the west end. And many of us have incomes that can not support these ridiculous projects like the new fountain on The Commons." --William Clark clarkw@advion.com

"Thank you for including me in your mailing list. You are doing a wonderful job and I, for one, enjoy reading it." --Bente Starcke King

*********************************************************************

EDITORIAL:

This year there is one candidate for District Attorney of Tompkins County, providing one view of criminal justice. There's need for a second view.

The chief prosecutor of criminal acts certainly has a primary obligation to protect the public from repeated violations. When people kill, or rape or rob, they need to be restrained and retrained. Their victims and their victims' families need healing. And society needs justice.

Punishment by itself does not do these. It merely sends millions of Americans to expensive crime schools called prisons. Our dungeon economy diverts America's wealth from schools, health care, environmental repair, and the creation of enjoyable work.

The legacy of single-minded punishment, without retraining, is endless bitterness, deeper racial division, and erosion of civil liberties.

It brutalizes both violators and the violated, prison staff and the rest of us. The dealth penalty particularly is a death penalty for social progress.

Fortunately a national movement has arrived called Restorative Justice, which seeks to integrate offenders into society, to restore to them and their victims the sense of worth and purpose and safety that crime takes from us all.

This restoration is promoted by youth courts and drug courts, and by bringing offenders and victims together to see one anothers' humanity and to obtain apology.

More broadly, the source of much street crime is corporate greed which damages community job stability for the sake of excess profit. Often, when jobs end, homes and dignity are lost. Often, when jobs end, marriages end.

Rather than wait for this crime to happen, the District Attorney should prosecute corporate activity which is not responsible to society-- which damages families, neighborhoods, and the natural environment.

The community should reward businesses which hire offenders. Likewise each offender should be systematically connected to community mentors who will make it easier for them to stay on probation.

We are better protected by a system of rewards more extensive than our system of punishments.

Therefore there's need for a write-in D.A. candidacy, for those who believe there is greater promise exploring these directions than through expensive, desperate and failed programs.

*********************************************************************

"We study A COURSE IN MIRACLES - you could call it a course in spiritual psychology It's non-denominational and is not a religion. Most TUESDAYS at 8 (or so) We'd love to have you join us! If you are interested in coming to a meeting please call Martha 272-4102 or Jeanne 272-0845 to be sure we're getting together that week." jms20@cornell.edu

*********************************************************************

You can join the Finger Lakes Forest Watch listserve.
Their website (corrected).

*********************************************************************

>From the Ithaca HOUR Board: VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES WITH ITHACA HOURS

"Here in Ithaca we print our own money, which is redeemable at hundreds of locally owned businesses, and with thousands of individuals. By supporting each other, we keep wealth local and create employment. Moreover, our colorful money is more fun than dollars could ever be and it builds a sense of community among us. Ithaca HOURS is now seeking volunteers to help strengthen our local currency system. We need folks for administrative tasks such as data entry to update our directory of members and distribution of HOURS literature to hotels, restaurants and stores. We also invite you to join our Retail Relations team, which will be interviewing local businesses to 'take the pulse' of the system and gather important information on how HOURS are circulating, as well as encouraging greater use of Hours." Contact Laurie Konwinski

FIRST STEP to participating in the local currency process: buy Ithaca HOURS from GreenStar or Alternatives Credit Union, spend them elsewhere:

HAVING A GARAGE SALE? Just make an "Ithaca HOURS Accepted" sign.

*********************************************************************

The ITHACA HEALTH FUND has been attracting members at a faster rate, as many discover that they can carry a high-deductible plan and rely on the zero-deductible Fund for payment of everyday emergencies. Every big thing starts small.

*********************************************************************

CITIZEN'S PLANNING ALLIANCE reminds us that there's a final public hearing, before the Planning Board, regarding Southwest conversion from floodplain to consumer park.

*********************************************************************

It's rare and gratifying when an "activist" is formally commended by government. The NYS Assembly Citation presented by Marty Luster (6/6/01) concludes: "and Whereas, GENE IRA KATZ has been recognized for his vital work as a Self-Help Advocate, Peer Counselor, Community Liaison and Outreach Coordinator with honors and awards from local and state agencies and entities too numerous to mention; now therefore be it Resolved, that the New York State Assembly, by its member, the Hon. Martin A. Luster, does hereby recognize Gene Ira Katz as an outstanding citizen, worthy of the esteem of the entire community and the great State of New York."

*********************************************************************

Ithaca HOURS in RUSSIAN now on the web. Thanks to Yuri Sedov of Ithaca.

*********************************************************************

MACINTOSH COMPUTER CONSULTING, upgrade, repair, setup and troubleshooting. Housecalls or in-shop work, often the same day: (607) 277-4176 Scott McCasland HOURS welcome. [Scott gave same-day pick-up, repair and delivery of this iMac]

*********************************************************************

RECENT ITHACA HOUR LISTINGS:

ART: personal mandalas made: Eric 256-9189
ASTROLOGY: Humanistic, psychic: in your home: Eric 256-9189
CARPENTRY: light carpentry & home repair: Erik Lee 257-4764, ext.2
CARPET & FLOORING pro: floor covering at wholesale: Walter Hartman 273-2302
used CLOTHING: Dinosaur Dry Goods, King Ferry: Jackie 315-364-5592
CLOTHING: Gala on The Commons: Bridal and Formal Wear 272-1501
COMPUTER SERVICES: new setup: 1.5 HRS for 1st hour: Brenda Werner 838-0302
CARPENTRY & home repair: Erik Lee 257-4764
CRAFTS: herbal soaps, hemp jewelry, bird houses, papier machØù: Anna & Adam Kalman 256-0181
Stardust DJ SERVICE 10% HRS: Jim Civiletto 257-0908
EDITING & editorial services: Elissa 277-3931
FOOD: lamb: Evermore Farm Nancy 539-7902
FOOD: middle eastern vegetaraian cooking: Aron Gutman 277-0573
FURNITURE: hand-painted: Anna & Adam 256-0181 GARDENING and weeding: Shut 256-8627
GIFTS (African): Diaspora, 407 Taughannock Blvd. Saturdays or by appt. Christine Barksdale 256-4103 diaspora@africamail.com
HEALTH CARE PRODUCTS: magnetic, thernal, herbal: Nancy 539-7902
FAMILY SUPERVISION + advocacy: The Arch, Inc 277-4377 info@thearch.org
HEBREW LANGUAGE-conversational: Aron 277-0573
LAWN & YARD WORK, odd jobs, extra hands as needed: Antoinette 256-8627
LAWYER: 33 years experience: Henry W. Theisen 277-3562
LIVESTOCK: sheep & lambs: Nancy 539-7902
MASSAGE therapist: Paddy Flavelle, N.Y.S. Licensed, T-burg & Court St 387-3083
MEDIATION/diversity training & ed, workplace dev/conflict: The Arch, Inc 277-4377 info@thearch.org
MUSIC PERFORMANCE: violin & other: Ruth 275-9075
ORGANIZING SKILLS: counter cleaner, playroom sorter, unpacker: Jackee 256-8627
LIFEGUARD: pond and pool parties: Jackee 256-8627
PET CARE/pet sitting & pet walking Valerie Pavan 272-0912
PET CARE/pet sitting - Ithaca area: Elissa 277-3931
POTTERY: choose & decorate your own: Dynamic Patterns: max 1/2 HR 256-8924 pottery@dynamicpatterns.com http://www.dynamicpatterns.com Says Whitney Postman: "I was there on a rainy, miserable Sunday afternoon a couple of weekends ago with my sister Aggie, who was visiting me from Manhattan. We had SO much fun..."
POTTERY: Delta Moon: Valerie Pavan 272-0912
RESEARCH: information retrieval/ research Tim 275-3586
RESTAURANT: Conkie's Caribbean: max 1/4 HR/table
DELIVERY SERVICES: Jim's delivery: groceries, prescriptions, reasonable rates Jim Civiletto 257-0908
SPIRITUAL SERVICES: life path astrology: not like others: Eric 256-9189
SPIRITUAL SERVICES: mandalas constructed w/ quartz crystals Eric 256-9189
TELEPHONE PAGING SERVICE: IthacaCom Wireless: David McKinley 277-8787 http://www.ithacom.com
HEBREW to English translation Aron 277-0573
HAITIAN CREOLE translation + interpretation 100% HRS: Laurie Konwinski 269-0587
TUTOR: writing + editing: h.s. to graduate 50% HRS: Laurie Konwinski 269-0587
WEB SERVICES: interactive sites & applications: Paul Houle 539-7490 http://www.honeylocust.com
WEBSITE DESIGN, hosting & ecommerce: Libidium Enterprises 844-4556 libidium@twcny.rr.com
WEBSITE DESIGN: Flash & more! Marc Susan 227-6069
WEBSITE DESIGN: small business package: Dave Booker 279-2995 dave@nomaddigital.com
WEDDING SERVICES: Gala on The Commons 272-1501
WOOL: white & colored fleece Nancy 539-7902
WORD PROCESSING, typing 275-3586 Tim Allen
WRITING, editing, proofreading Elissa 277-3931

*********************************************************************

Thanks to Homer and Jane at LIGHTLINK for hosting our web services http://www.lightlink.com

*********************************************************************

Best of the summer to you! Soak up memories of warmth while you can.

Got News? Please send to

HOME

ITHACA COMMUNITY NEWS: July #2: 2001

(This message is second of two sent monthly to 4,109 Ithaca area residents]

FIRST THE GOOD NEWS, then the Better News (editorial, new HOURS listings).

*********************************************************************

EVERYTHING ITHACA: "Pocket Guidebook to the Ithaca Experience" is now available at most local bookstores. Nicely formatted index-card-style, 2,500 listings, this volume by Carole Schiffman is the first Guide to Ithaca since 1973: Public Service & Activism, Culture & Arts, Outdoors, Wellness, Eat & Drink, Lodging, Shopping, Kids, etc. "Ithaca is like an artichoke-- thorny, but with a huge heart worth the struggle to get to..." info@everythingithaca.com

*********************************************************************

NEED A GOOD COMPUTER CHEAP? Babbage's Basement hosts its SUMMER OPENING, August 11 from 9am to 1pm. Also open Wednesdays same hours. Systems, monitors, keyboards, printers: $15 to $225. On South Hill off Aurora St, enter at Emerson Building sign. Sales raise money for the SCIENCENTER, which accepts Ithaca HOURS for admission. babbages@lightlink.com

*********************************************************************

An Exhibit of ORIGINAL IRISH PRINTS (Aug 2-Sept 2) from The Ink Shop Printmaking Center, Cork Printmakers, Black Church Print Studio, Dublin Graphic Studio, Seacourt Print Shop, The Belfast Print Workshop: Fri. August 3rd: Opening Reception of Exhibit 5-8 PM at STATE OF THE ART GALLERY: Thurs. 12-6, Fri. 12-8 Sat. & Sun. 12-5 PM

*********************************************************************

CUSLAR will be offering an ADVANCED SPANISH CLASS this coming August 7-17 for those people interested in developing their conversation skills in a cooperative setting. The class will be taught by Dr. Rafael Sucari. It will focus on dialogue in difficult situations and in conveying emotions in conversation. Fee is $120 with a limited enrollment. Ithaca HOURS accepted. 255 7293

*********************************************************************

Ithaca HOURS has been noticed favorably by the FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD. We've discovered that their official publication dedicated an GreenStar throughout August.

*********************************************************************

Let's take that (1866) visit to Ithaca's fabulous COY GLEN again.

*********************************************************************

"FIREWALKERS DANCE TROUPE is a NYC-based, professional multi-ethnic performance art group that fuses indigenous dance traditions, eclectic modern styles..." for two performances on Saturday, Aug. 4th (8pm) and Sunday Aug. 5th (2pm matinee) at Ithaca High School. We are accepting UNLIMITED Ithaca HOURS for admission!! (1/2-1 HOUR recommended donation)" Hosted by The ARCH: (607)272-4377 or info@theARCH.org for more information.

*********************************************************************

IT'S FIRST FRIDAYS TIME!! Monthly Networking Event Friday August 3, 2001, 6PM-1AM, The Clinton House Wine tasting, soul food, live jazz and Salsa lesson $7 before 8PM $10 after 8PM. Ithaca HOURS accepted.

The Mural Lounge inside the historic Clinton House Downtown Ithaca: 116 N. Cayuga Street 273-4497

WINE TASTING 7-9PM Featuring Six Mile Creek Winery and King Ferry Winery. LIVE JAZZ 7:00-9:30PM by Fe Nunn & Friends. SALSA LESSONS 9:00-10:00: basic Salsa and Meringue steps in the Mural Lounge. AFTER-PARTY 10:00PM- 1:00AM: Uninhibited Urban Mixes: Old-School, R&B, Reggae, Hip-Hop, Latin, and Soca. Catering by Mother Tucker's Savory Soul Food firstfridays@clarityconnect.com

*********************************************************************

IN ITHACA, HISTORY HAPPENS EVERY DAY: Here are several end-of-July stories from Ithaca's past.

*********************************************************************

WHEAT HARVEST Festival & Parade: Draft Horses, parade of past & present, music, watermelon eating contest, crafters & vendors, wagon rides, Rural Life Museum exhibits, food! August 4, 9am to... Route 34B, King Ferry, NY (about 15 miles up east shore of Cayuga Lake).

*********************************************************************

Next General Meeting of the TOMPKINS COUNTY LIVING WAGE COALITION is Saturday, August 18th from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Catholic Charities, 324 W. Buffalo St. ****CHILD CARE *WILL* BE AVAILABLE!! If you'd like to take advantage of this, please RSVP Pete at pmeyers@ccst.org The LIVING WAGE MISSION STATEMENT To subscribe to the Living Wage listserve, send blank email to: ithacalivingwage-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

*********************************************************************

MUSIC ON THE COMMONS: 6:00pm TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS


TUESDAYS at Aurora St Pavillion July 31 Purple Valley: Swing & Blues
August 7 Lindenberry Beat Reduction: Light Rock to Folk Pop
August 14 Dave Davies Trio: Jazz
THURSDAYS at Main Pavilion by Center Ithaca
August 2 Ithaca Ballet
August 9 Ithaca Concert Band: *7:00pm*
August 16 Margaret Wakely/Harris: Jazz
FRIDAYS at Main Pavilion by Center Ithaca
August 3 Margaret Wakely/Harris: Jazz
August 10 Cornerstone: Bluegrass
August 17 After Hours: Instrumental Jazz

*********************************************************************

The ITHACA SHARKS meet at GIAC Monday evenings, 7-9 p.m., corner of Court and Albany Streets. They organize to challege local corporate globalization which degrades the environment and labor rights. To subscribe to Ithaca's anti-FTAA (Free Trade Area of the Americas) list, send blank email to ithacaftaa-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

*********************************************************************

LETTERS TO EDITOR

"I would like to add my voice of appreciation for this community news. Thank you for your efforts." -- Mihal Elman

"Your mini editorial [regarding library/bus station] is on the mark." --Dale

"I enjoyed your mini-editorial very much and could not agree with you more. The editorial in the journal did take an odd point of view and a very sharp tone; thank you for rebutting it." --Jane Shaw

"Janet Steiner's [library director] efforts are very much appreciated by many in this community who want open government and are tired of Cohen's misuse of power & development at any cost. We definitely do not want a bus station downtown. Too much traffic, too much exhaust & too costly when we have an effective station on the west end. And many of us have incomes that can not support these ridiculous projects like the new fountain on The Commons." --William Clark clarkw@advion.com

"Thank you for including me in your mailing list. You are doing a wonderful job and I, for one, enjoy reading it." --Bente Starcke King

*********************************************************************

EDITORIAL:

This year there is one candidate for District Attorney of Tompkins County, providing one view of criminal justice. There's need for a second view.

The chief prosecutor of criminal acts certainly has a primary obligation to protect the public from repeated violations. When people kill, or rape or rob, they need to be restrained and retrained. Their victims and their victims' families need healing. And society needs justice.

Punishment by itself does not do these. It merely sends millions of Americans to expensive crime schools called prisons. Our dungeon economy diverts America's wealth from schools, health care, environmental repair, and the creation of enjoyable work.

The legacy of single-minded punishment, without retraining, is endless bitterness, deeper racial division, and erosion of civil liberties.

It brutalizes both violators and the violated, prison staff and the rest of us. The dealth penalty particularly is a death penalty for social progress.

Fortunately a national movement has arrived called Restorative Justice, which seeks to integrate offenders into society, to restore to them and their victims the sense of worth and purpose and safety that crime takes from us all.

This restoration is promoted by youth courts and drug courts, and by bringing offenders and victims together to see one anothers' humanity and to obtain apology.

More broadly, the source of much street crime is corporate greed which damages community job stability for the sake of excess profit. Often, when jobs end, homes and dignity are lost. Often, when jobs end, marriages end.

Rather than wait for this crime to happen, the District Attorney should prosecute corporate activity which is not responsible to society-- which damages families, neighborhoods, and the natural environment.

The community should reward businesses which hire offenders. Likewise each offender should be systematically connected to community mentors who will make it easier for them to stay on probation.

We are better protected by a system of rewards more extensive than our system of punishments.

Therefore there's need for a write-in D.A. candidacy, for those who believe there is greater promise exploring these directions than through expensive, desperate and failed programs.

*********************************************************************

"We study A COURSE IN MIRACLES - you could call it a course in spiritual psychology It's non-denominational and is not a religion. Most TUESDAYS at 8 (or so) We'd love to have you join us! If you are interested in coming to a meeting please call Martha 272-4102 or Jeanne 272-0845 to be sure we're getting together that week." jms20@cornell.edu

*********************************************************************

You can join the Finger Lakes Forest Watch listserve.
Their website (corrected).

*********************************************************************

>From the Ithaca HOUR Board: VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES WITH ITHACA HOURS

"Here in Ithaca we print our own money, which is redeemable at hundreds of locally owned businesses, and with thousands of individuals. By supporting each other, we keep wealth local and create employment. Moreover, our colorful money is more fun than dollars could ever be and it builds a sense of community among us. Ithaca HOURS is now seeking volunteers to help strengthen our local currency system. We need folks for administrative tasks such as data entry to update our directory of members and distribution of HOURS literature to hotels, restaurants and stores. We also invite you to join our Retail Relations team, which will be interviewing local businesses to 'take the pulse' of the system and gather important information on how HOURS are circulating, as well as encouraging greater use of Hours." Contact Laurie Konwinski

FIRST STEP to participating in the local currency process: buy Ithaca HOURS from GreenStar or Alternatives Credit Union, spend them elsewhere:

HAVING A GARAGE SALE? Just make an "Ithaca HOURS Accepted" sign.

*********************************************************************

The ITHACA HEALTH FUND has been attracting members at a faster rate, as many discover that they can carry a high-deductible plan and rely on the zero-deductible Fund for payment of everyday emergencies. Every big thing starts small.

*********************************************************************

CITIZEN'S PLANNING ALLIANCE reminds us that there's a final public hearing, before the Planning Board, regarding Southwest conversion from floodplain to consumer park.

*********************************************************************

It's rare and gratifying when an "activist" is formally commended by government. The NYS Assembly Citation presented by Marty Luster (6/6/01) concludes: "and Whereas, GENE IRA KATZ has been recognized for his vital work as a Self-Help Advocate, Peer Counselor, Community Liaison and Outreach Coordinator with honors and awards from local and state agencies and entities too numerous to mention; now therefore be it Resolved, that the New York State Assembly, by its member, the Hon. Martin A. Luster, does hereby recognize Gene Ira Katz as an outstanding citizen, worthy of the esteem of the entire community and the great State of New York."

*********************************************************************

Ithaca HOURS in RUSSIAN now on the web. Thanks to Yuri Sedov of Ithaca.

*********************************************************************

MACINTOSH COMPUTER CONSULTING, upgrade, repair, setup and troubleshooting. Housecalls or in-shop work, often the same day: (607) 277-4176 Scott McCasland HOURS welcome. [Scott gave same-day pick-up, repair and delivery of this iMac]

*********************************************************************

RECENT ITHACA HOUR LISTINGS:

ART: personal mandalas made: Eric 256-9189
ASTROLOGY: Humanistic, psychic: in your home: Eric 256-9189
CARPENTRY: light carpentry & home repair: Erik Lee 257-4764, ext.2
CARPET & FLOORING pro: floor covering at wholesale: Walter Hartman 273-2302
used CLOTHING: Dinosaur Dry Goods, King Ferry: Jackie 315-364-5592
CLOTHING: Gala on The Commons: Bridal and Formal Wear 272-1501
COMPUTER SERVICES: new setup: 1.5 HRS for 1st hour: Brenda Werner 838-0302
CARPENTRY & home repair: Erik Lee 257-4764
CRAFTS: herbal soaps, hemp jewelry, bird houses, papier machØù: Anna & Adam Kalman 256-0181
Stardust DJ SERVICE 10% HRS: Jim Civiletto 257-0908
EDITING & editorial services: Elissa 277-3931
FOOD: lamb: Evermore Farm Nancy 539-7902
FOOD: middle eastern vegetaraian cooking: Aron Gutman 277-0573
FURNITURE: hand-painted: Anna & Adam 256-0181 GARDENING and weeding: Shut 256-8627
GIFTS (African): Diaspora, 407 Taughannock Blvd. Saturdays or by appt. Christine Barksdale 256-4103 diaspora@africamail.com
HEALTH CARE PRODUCTS: magnetic, thernal, herbal: Nancy 539-7902
FAMILY SUPERVISION + advocacy: The Arch, Inc 277-4377 info@thearch.org
HEBREW LANGUAGE-conversational: Aron 277-0573
LAWN & YARD WORK, odd jobs, extra hands as needed: Antoinette 256-8627
LAWYER: 33 years experience: Henry W. Theisen 277-3562
LIVESTOCK: sheep & lambs: Nancy 539-7902
MASSAGE therapist: Paddy Flavelle, N.Y.S. Licensed, T-burg & Court St 387-3083
MEDIATION/diversity training & ed, workplace dev/conflict: The Arch, Inc 277-4377 info@thearch.org
MUSIC PERFORMANCE: violin & other: Ruth 275-9075
ORGANIZING SKILLS: counter cleaner, playroom sorter, unpacker: Jackee 256-8627
LIFEGUARD: pond and pool parties: Jackee 256-8627
PET CARE/pet sitting & pet walking Valerie Pavan 272-0912
PET CARE/pet sitting - Ithaca area: Elissa 277-3931
POTTERY: choose & decorate your own: Dynamic Patterns: max 1/2 HR 256-8924 pottery@dynamicpatterns.com http://www.dynamicpatterns.com Says Whitney Postman: "I was there on a rainy, miserable Sunday afternoon a couple of weekends ago with my sister Aggie, who was visiting me from Manhattan. We had SO much fun..."
POTTERY: Delta Moon: Valerie Pavan 272-0912
RESEARCH: information retrieval/ research Tim 275-3586
RESTAURANT: Conkie's Caribbean: max 1/4 HR/table
DELIVERY SERVICES: Jim's delivery: groceries, prescriptions, reasonable rates Jim Civiletto 257-0908
SPIRITUAL SERVICES: life path astrology: not like others: Eric 256-9189
SPIRITUAL SERVICES: mandalas constructed w/ quartz crystals Eric 256-9189
TELEPHONE PAGING SERVICE: IthacaCom Wireless: David McKinley 277-8787 http://www.ithacom.com
HEBREW to English translation Aron 277-0573
HAITIAN CREOLE translation + interpretation 100% HRS: Laurie Konwinski 269-0587
TUTOR: writing + editing: h.s. to graduate 50% HRS: Laurie Konwinski 269-0587
WEB SERVICES: interactive sites & applications: Paul Houle 539-7490 http://www.honeylocust.com
WEBSITE DESIGN, hosting & ecommerce: Libidium Enterprises 844-4556 libidium@twcny.rr.com
WEBSITE DESIGN: Flash & more! Marc Susan 227-6069
WEBSITE DESIGN: small business package: Dave Booker 279-2995 dave@nomaddigital.com
WEDDING SERVICES: Gala on The Commons 272-1501
WOOL: white & colored fleece Nancy 539-7902
WORD PROCESSING, typing 275-3586 Tim Allen
WRITING, editing, proofreading Elissa 277-3931

*********************************************************************

Thanks to Homer and Jane at LIGHTLINK for hosting our web services http://www.lightlink.com

*********************************************************************

Best of the summer to you! Soak up memories of warmth while you can.

Got News? Please send to

HOME