ITHACA COMMUNITY NEWS September #2: 2001

[This is the second of two messages sent monthly to 4,593 Ithaca area residents]

BEST FOLDING STREET MAP OF CITY OF ITHACA and surroundings now on sale in local bookstores, published by Jimapco Beautiful color-coded folding map SHOWS EVERY HOUSE AND GARAGE. Cornell properties in pink. Reverse shows entire county; very clear with less detail.

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200 people rallied to speak about the recent WTC attacks and current crisis, at the Community Forum "NO MORE VICTIMS" September 23 at Boynton Jr. High School. SEE VIDEO OF THIS EVENT on Channel 13 on: Monday, October 1 at 7pm and Monday, October 8 at 7pm

Popular radio program DEMOCRACY NOW is heard 9am to 11am on 89.7FM WEOS and also can be heard via internet at www.wbix.org from 9am to 11am and 7pm to 9pm. Perhaps the most intelligent public affairs radio show on the air, providing sharp and respectful debate. WBIX also hosts discussions between Jews and Arabs, features expert background, on-the-scene reporting by participants in breaking events, innovative music.

Many also rely on www.commondreams.org for great variety of independent news.

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

250,000 BOOKS atFRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE: October 6-15 and 20-22. First day 8am-8pm and following days 10am-8pm.

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

PUMPKIN PATCH HAYRIDES -- FREE -- at Woodwind Farm, Sundays, October 14 & 21 from 10am-3:30pm. Mecklenberg across from firestation, 1/4 mile from Rte 79, rain or shine 387-5871.

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

STUDENT RECYCLING PROJECT is organizing to collect good stuff that students throw away. To help, contact Daniella Leifer at dhl9@cornell.edu

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

AMAZING ITHACA HISTORY:
* September 30, 1894: PARTRIDGE caught in City Clerk's office. "Truly this is a forest city."
* October 1, 1915: WORKERS at Morse Chain demand and receive 10% pay increase and a work week shortened to 55 hours.
* October 2, 1879: BEDQUILT containing 46,200 pieces is completed.
* October 3, 1821: Court of Common Pleas hears two petit LARCENY cases: Seth Sanford, a "young man of very respectable connextions," stole two watches and is fined ten dollars. Thomas Lewis, however, stole some wool to make clothes and is sentenced to ten days in jail "to be fed upon bread and water."
*October 4, 1926: "God help us and save us from the INTELLIGENCE TESTERS-- those awful creatures who are now abroad in the land," cried D.L.Sharp, a featured speaker for the Association of NYS School Boards, meeting in the Ithaca Hotel. He questioned the value of increasingly standardized schooling as opposed to that of the "little red schoolhouse."

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"CASCADILLA CREEK" 68 poems of nature and peace by Zorika Henderson is available at The Bookery, New Alexandrian Books, and GreenStar.

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

EFFECTS OF WTC ATTACK ON ECONOMIC ACTIVITY IN TOMPKINS COUNTY by Elia Kacapyr, Ithaca College Professor of Economics Kacapyr@ithaca.edu

"The terrorist attacks on September 11 have economics implications. Travel, insurance, and finance are the sectors most likely to see employment declines locally because of the events of 09.11.01. However, the extent of the declines is very uncertain. I can't believe the Holiday Inn on Cayuga still charges $99 a room.

I'm not surprised to see restaurant and entertainment businesses hurt in the immediate aftermath of 09.11.01. People were grieving or watching events on TV and maybe even nervous about going out. But that should be over by now. Antlers was packed on 09.13.01.

With things still unsettled, consumers will be pulling in their horns, especially on big ticket items. But I don't see the restaurant business being hit hard. So auto dealers, furniture and appliance stores will be hurt the longer things remain unclear.

I think it is still possible to avoid a recession. The third quarter will feature negative growth nationally and in the County. I won't concede the fourth quarter just yet as most economists have. See how the Tompkins County economy was doing in August."

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

Say, where does TOMPKINS COUNTY'S FUEL come from? ITHACA POWER (1988) shows our sources of oil, natural gas, electric, plus alternatives to fossil fuels. Easy reading with lots of facts.

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

NEW to the ITHACA HOURS LOCAL CURRENCY LIST:

CDs: Small World Music: now 100% HOURS: 614 W. State St 256-0428
CHRIROPRACTOR: Michael Kobre III 275-9785 DeWitt Mall 2nd floor MkobreDC@aol.com 20% discount to Health Fund members
DENTAL CARE: Ira Kamp gives 10% discount for checkup to Health Fund members
DRUMMING LESSONS: MIDDLE EASTERN: mkacalanos@hotmail.com 645-0011
HOUSECLEANING: Sunshine Cleaning: nontoxic cleansers: Linda Mahoney 277-1974
LAND: 20 acres in Spencer w/cabin: $20,000 dgalezo@yahoo.com
MAPLE SUGAR/SYRUP: Finger Lakes Maple Products: Farmer's Market & 7Knoll Tree Rd. Owen & Donna Raymond 277-9557
SINGERS: A CAPELLA: The Icebreakers (studio, commercials, parties, etc) http://www.theicebreakers.com icebreakersemail@aol.com 315-364-7841
SNOWPLOWING: commercial only: Duane Scott 539-7330
TATTOOS: Sfumato Tattoo: James Spiers 312 E. Seneca St inktapus@yahoo.com 216-0406

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APPLE HARVEST FESTIVAL October 5,6,7 on The Commons.

"Re-live the primal family food gathering event at LITTLETREE ORCHARDS. Lots of easy picking. Over 30 varieties of apples, cider pressed fresh every week. 100% Ithaca HOURS". littletree@lightlink.com

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

DRUM CIRCLE beside Cayuga Lake near entrance, every Saturday 5pm till dark. At Alternative Community School during winter.

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

YOUR LETTERS: Several readers challenged my characterization that the terrorist attack was primarily an attack on global capital rather than an attack on America.

If your letter to the Ithaca Journal or Ithaca Times regarding the attack and/or America's response has not been printed, then send to Ithaca Community News and it will be included in a special web page next issue. paglo@lightlink.com

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

EDITORIAL: "Why the United States Will Lose this War" by Paul Glover describes our urgent need to spend America's wealth to rebuild our cities rather than bomb others. This will both defuse terrorism and make us stronger.

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

SEE-SPOT ART GALLERY is gathering art for a special PEACE SHOW. To submit art reflecting a peaceful future, call Gwen Daniels at 256-0388 or leave a note at the gallery, 108 The Commons. The gallery is volunteer/member operated and open from noon to 8pm. Volunteers for two-hour shifts are sought. Donations to See-Spot are tax-deductible when made to Community Arts Partnership.

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

CITY'S CONSERVATION COUNCIL CAUTIONS AGAINST SPRAWL EFFECTS OF PROPOSED SEWER EXTENSION Building more roads and sewers defines the structure of our community, and our tax burden, more than any other public program. FULL TEXT at

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FREE FOOD FOR LOW/MODERATE-INCOME FOLKS fresh fruits, vegetables, groceries, dairy, bakery foods, deli meats (when available)


TUESDAYS: Immaculate Conception Church; Seneca nr Geneva St -basement 1:00-1:45pm
WEDNESDAYS: Gleaners Second Harvestě¨ at Assembly of God Church -Bostwick Road near Rt. 13A -Ithaca. 1-2pm
THURSDAYS: St. Paulě¨s Church - Basement. Aurora nr Court Street - 3-3:30pm.
FRIDAYS: Interlaken Reformed Church, Main St, Rt 96, Interlaken. 3-6pm
ALTERNATING SATURDAYS: 1st, 3rd, and 5th Saturday at the Groton Assembly of God Church, 701 S. Main St., Groton, NY, 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
2nd & 4th SATURDAYS: Mclean Community Church, 50 Church St, McLean NY; 1:30-2:15pm
ALTERNATING SUNDAYS: Freeville United Methodist Church, Main St. Freeville, NY 1:00-1:45pm Odessa Baptist church; Odessa 4:30-5:15pm

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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY COURSE Workplace health and safety will be the focus of a series of free programs for area workers. The series begins Wednesday, October 10, 6:30-8:30 pm, at the Cortland Workers' Rights Board, 26 Court Street. It is co-sponsored by the Labor Coalition, CNY Occupational Health Clinic and Worksafe Tompkins/Cortland.

"The series will provide a practical introduction to workplace safety and health, and the tools workers, unions and employers can use to make workplaces safer. Successful participants will receive a Certificate of Participation from the Labor Extension Division of Cornell University."

Course runs six consecutive Wednesday evenings starting October 10.For info or to register 756-5582 or 277-5670 chf6@cornell.edu

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VOLUNTARY SIMPLICITY STUDY GROUP organizing Tuesday, October 9 from 7-8pm. Meets at cafe in Autumn Leaves Book Store 115 The Commons. For more information Karen or Mike at 256-3939 kgm@mindtree.org

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New QUARTER ITHACA HOURS are at the printer. More HOURS should soon be reaching circulation as the 3,000-HOUR ($30,000) loan to Alternatives Federal Credit Union begins to be spent for building their new headquarters Signatures on this note are Andre Goncarovs, president of Farmer's Market, and LeGrace Benson, HOUR board member.

To volunteer to help HOURS grow, contact Laurie Konwinski at laurietodd@aol.com

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free speaker series CREATING A JUST AND SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY, STARTING FROM WHERE WE LIVE: "We envision together an Ithaca that supports the long-term health of its neighborhoods, communities, and ecosystems... Can we realistically create a local economy and culture based on creative partnerships, economic justice, ecological design, and policies and lifestyles that foster diversity and long-term well being? Can we be a center of hope in these troubling times? Come to one or all of these inspirational presentations and be part of the answer!"
WEDNESDAY Oct 10, 4-6 PM, One World Room, Anabel Taylor Hall, Cornell. "Visions of Sustainability: From Farm and Forest to Downtown Redevelopment"

THURSDAY, Oct. 25, 12:10-1:05pm, Ithaca College, for room location contact Tom Shevory (274-1347) shevory@ithaca.edu. "Teaching and Practicing Sustainable Living."
THURSDAY Oct 25, 7-9 PM, Unitarian Church of Ithaca (Buffalo and Aurora Streets). "Partnerships for Sustainability: A Success Story from Penn State and the Center County"
THURSDAY Nov 8, 7-9 PM, Women's Community Building "Promoting Sustainability in Established and Planned Communities: The Northside and EcoVillage Cases"
THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 12:10-1:05pm, Ithaca College, for room location contact Tom Shevory (274-1347) shevory@ithaca.edu "Sustainable Agriculture and Living in Place,"
THURSDAY Nov. 15, 4-6 PM, 401Warren Hall, Cornell. "Civic Agriculture, Regional Nutrition, and Sustainable Living"
WEDNESDAY Nov 28, 7-9 PM, Women's Community Building "Foundations of a Sustainable Economy: Small Businesses Development, the Living Wage Campaign, Sustainable Homebuilding, and Transportation Strategies"
FOR MORE INFORMATION Elan Shapiro 275-0249 elansla@ecovillage.ithaca.ny.us

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POETRY SLAM OPEN MIC at Juna's October 5 at 8pm.

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

BARBECUE DINNER CELEBRATES CCE/4-H WEEK Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County (CCE-Tompkins) will hold its second annual Barbecue Dinner and Open House on October 11, 2001, from 4:30 to 7pm at the Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca.

The public is invited to talk to staff, enjoy a bite to eat, and view displays to learn about programs in 4-H Youth Development, Family and Community Well-Being, and Agriculture and Environmental Education. Dinners will be sold for $7 each. THERE IS AN OPTION OF CHICKEN (Cornell Recipe from Baker's Acres) OR TOFU CUTLET (from Greenstar Cooperative Market) with all the fixin's. Advance dinner tickets are available at the Education Center and at Greenstar. Diners may eat-in or take-out.

Following the Barbecue will be the Annual Meeting at 7pm. After a brief election and award recognition there will be a keynote talk by Josette Perard, Haiti Director of the Lambi Fund, speaking on "Strengthening Civil Society through Community Agricultural Projects."

For More information call CCE-Tompkins: John Hill 272-2292 jeh24@cornell.edu

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Cornell student Aliya Haq is studying CHILDREN'S ENVIRONMENTAL ATTITUDES. She is comparing children of environmentalists to children of the general public. She needs parents who have children in K-1st grade to volunteer. "The interview with the child involves board games, felt boards, pictures, and jumping. Reply to ash27@cornell.edu if you are interested in helping out."

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

VEGETARIAN SUPPER CLUB: October 1 at 6:30pm in Stewart Park by playground. 243-7934.

********************************************************* ITHACA SHARKS (anti-globalization) GENERAL MEETINGS: Monday evenings, 7-9 p.m., at GIAC, To get involved with the October 13th International Day of Protest Against Weapons in Space in Ithaca, contact Pete at truthisonepathsaremany@yahoo.com

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

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP with Irene Zahava, local author and writing teacher 4-5pm Tuesdays, Oct. 2nd, 9th , 16th , 23rd .For young women ages 12-17

"If you plan to write and would like a little support and encouragement, come to this exciting and creative writing workshop, which provide a safe and supportive atmosphere for young women who enjoy writing. It will be held at Tompkins County Public Library in the Thaler/Howell Program Room. Pre-registration is required. Please pre-register for as many sessions as you wish at the Adult Services Reference Desk or call Shelley Garvey at 272-4557 ext 259 or 249."

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REWARD FOR THOSE WHO HAVE READ THIS FAR: Half price meal at ABC (with purchase of one full price meal) with this coupon

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ITHACA BREAST CANCER ALLIANCE WALKATHON Saturday, October 13, 2001 "to support education and services for people affected by breast cancer in Tompkins County and the surrounding area. Registration begins at 12:00pm at the Center Ithaca Pavilion on the Commons and the two mile walk starts at 1:00pm from the same location. The walk will be followed by a rally at 2:00pm at the Women's Community Building. Registration and pledge forms are available after Labor Day at the Women's Community Building, Gannett Health Center, Oasis Natural Grocery, Quilters Corner, Courtside Racquet and Fitness Club, the YMCA, Borealis Books, Greenstar Cooperative Market, The City Health Club, and many other businesses around the area and at www.ibca.net. For more information, call IBCA at 277-0960 or Andi Gladstone andi@ibca.net

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ITHACA HEALTH FUND meets Monday, October 1 at City Hall, 3rd floor conference room, 7pm. All interested in non-profit, member-owned health financing are welcome.

57 PAYMENTS have been made to members, usually overnight, for an ever-expanding range of health needs. Membership is $100/year. See graph of Fund expansion

Nine businesses have employees enrolled in the Fund. Latest are 22 at Viva Taqueria. YOUR EMPLOYEES DESERVE HEALTH SECURITY. Fund costs only $80 each yearly. See benefits to your business

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

BACK ISSUES OF ITHACA COMMUNITY NEWS with links (since October 2000)

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

GOT NEWS? Please send to paglo@lightlink.com

HOME

ITHACA COMMUNITY NEWS September #2: 2001

[This is the second of two messages sent monthly to 4,593 Ithaca area residents]

BEST FOLDING STREET MAP OF CITY OF ITHACA and surroundings now on sale in local bookstores, published by Jimapco Beautiful color-coded folding map SHOWS EVERY HOUSE AND GARAGE. Cornell properties in pink. Reverse shows entire county; very clear with less detail.

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

200 people rallied to speak about the recent WTC attacks and current crisis, at the Community Forum "NO MORE VICTIMS" September 23 at Boynton Jr. High School. SEE VIDEO OF THIS EVENT on Channel 13 on: Monday, October 1 at 7pm and Monday, October 8 at 7pm

Popular radio program DEMOCRACY NOW is heard 9am to 11am on 89.7FM WEOS and also can be heard via internet at www.wbix.org from 9am to 11am and 7pm to 9pm. Perhaps the most intelligent public affairs radio show on the air, providing sharp and respectful debate. WBIX also hosts discussions between Jews and Arabs, features expert background, on-the-scene reporting by participants in breaking events, innovative music.

Many also rely on www.commondreams.org for great variety of independent news.

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

250,000 BOOKS atFRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE: October 6-15 and 20-22. First day 8am-8pm and following days 10am-8pm.

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

PUMPKIN PATCH HAYRIDES -- FREE -- at Woodwind Farm, Sundays, October 14 & 21 from 10am-3:30pm. Mecklenberg across from firestation, 1/4 mile from Rte 79, rain or shine 387-5871.

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

STUDENT RECYCLING PROJECT is organizing to collect good stuff that students throw away. To help, contact Daniella Leifer at dhl9@cornell.edu

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

AMAZING ITHACA HISTORY:
* September 30, 1894: PARTRIDGE caught in City Clerk's office. "Truly this is a forest city."
* October 1, 1915: WORKERS at Morse Chain demand and receive 10% pay increase and a work week shortened to 55 hours.
* October 2, 1879: BEDQUILT containing 46,200 pieces is completed.
* October 3, 1821: Court of Common Pleas hears two petit LARCENY cases: Seth Sanford, a "young man of very respectable connextions," stole two watches and is fined ten dollars. Thomas Lewis, however, stole some wool to make clothes and is sentenced to ten days in jail "to be fed upon bread and water."
*October 4, 1926: "God help us and save us from the INTELLIGENCE TESTERS-- those awful creatures who are now abroad in the land," cried D.L.Sharp, a featured speaker for the Association of NYS School Boards, meeting in the Ithaca Hotel. He questioned the value of increasingly standardized schooling as opposed to that of the "little red schoolhouse."

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

"CASCADILLA CREEK" 68 poems of nature and peace by Zorika Henderson is available at The Bookery, New Alexandrian Books, and GreenStar.

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

EFFECTS OF WTC ATTACK ON ECONOMIC ACTIVITY IN TOMPKINS COUNTY by Elia Kacapyr, Ithaca College Professor of Economics Kacapyr@ithaca.edu

"The terrorist attacks on September 11 have economics implications. Travel, insurance, and finance are the sectors most likely to see employment declines locally because of the events of 09.11.01. However, the extent of the declines is very uncertain. I can't believe the Holiday Inn on Cayuga still charges $99 a room.

I'm not surprised to see restaurant and entertainment businesses hurt in the immediate aftermath of 09.11.01. People were grieving or watching events on TV and maybe even nervous about going out. But that should be over by now. Antlers was packed on 09.13.01.

With things still unsettled, consumers will be pulling in their horns, especially on big ticket items. But I don't see the restaurant business being hit hard. So auto dealers, furniture and appliance stores will be hurt the longer things remain unclear.

I think it is still possible to avoid a recession. The third quarter will feature negative growth nationally and in the County. I won't concede the fourth quarter just yet as most economists have. See how the Tompkins County economy was doing in August."

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

Say, where does TOMPKINS COUNTY'S FUEL come from? ITHACA POWER (1988) shows our sources of oil, natural gas, electric, plus alternatives to fossil fuels. Easy reading with lots of facts.

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

NEW to the ITHACA HOURS LOCAL CURRENCY LIST:

CDs: Small World Music: now 100% HOURS: 614 W. State St 256-0428
CHRIROPRACTOR: Michael Kobre III 275-9785 DeWitt Mall 2nd floor MkobreDC@aol.com 20% discount to Health Fund members
DENTAL CARE: Ira Kamp gives 10% discount for checkup to Health Fund members
DRUMMING LESSONS: MIDDLE EASTERN: mkacalanos@hotmail.com 645-0011
HOUSECLEANING: Sunshine Cleaning: nontoxic cleansers: Linda Mahoney 277-1974
LAND: 20 acres in Spencer w/cabin: $20,000 dgalezo@yahoo.com
MAPLE SUGAR/SYRUP: Finger Lakes Maple Products: Farmer's Market & 7Knoll Tree Rd. Owen & Donna Raymond 277-9557
SINGERS: A CAPELLA: The Icebreakers (studio, commercials, parties, etc) http://www.theicebreakers.com icebreakersemail@aol.com 315-364-7841
SNOWPLOWING: commercial only: Duane Scott 539-7330
TATTOOS: Sfumato Tattoo: James Spiers 312 E. Seneca St inktapus@yahoo.com 216-0406

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

APPLE HARVEST FESTIVAL October 5,6,7 on The Commons.

"Re-live the primal family food gathering event at LITTLETREE ORCHARDS. Lots of easy picking. Over 30 varieties of apples, cider pressed fresh every week. 100% Ithaca HOURS". littletree@lightlink.com

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

DRUM CIRCLE beside Cayuga Lake near entrance, every Saturday 5pm till dark. At Alternative Community School during winter.

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

YOUR LETTERS: Several readers challenged my characterization that the terrorist attack was primarily an attack on global capital rather than an attack on America.

If your letter to the Ithaca Journal or Ithaca Times regarding the attack and/or America's response has not been printed, then send to Ithaca Community News and it will be included in a special web page next issue. paglo@lightlink.com

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

EDITORIAL: "Why the United States Will Lose this War" by Paul Glover describes our urgent need to spend America's wealth to rebuild our cities rather than bomb others. This will both defuse terrorism and make us stronger.

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

SEE-SPOT ART GALLERY is gathering art for a special PEACE SHOW. To submit art reflecting a peaceful future, call Gwen Daniels at 256-0388 or leave a note at the gallery, 108 The Commons. The gallery is volunteer/member operated and open from noon to 8pm. Volunteers for two-hour shifts are sought. Donations to See-Spot are tax-deductible when made to Community Arts Partnership.

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

CITY'S CONSERVATION COUNCIL CAUTIONS AGAINST SPRAWL EFFECTS OF PROPOSED SEWER EXTENSION Building more roads and sewers defines the structure of our community, and our tax burden, more than any other public program. FULL TEXT at

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

FREE FOOD FOR LOW/MODERATE-INCOME FOLKS fresh fruits, vegetables, groceries, dairy, bakery foods, deli meats (when available)


TUESDAYS: Immaculate Conception Church; Seneca nr Geneva St -basement 1:00-1:45pm
WEDNESDAYS: Gleaners Second Harvestě¨ at Assembly of God Church -Bostwick Road near Rt. 13A -Ithaca. 1-2pm
THURSDAYS: St. Paulě¨s Church - Basement. Aurora nr Court Street - 3-3:30pm.
FRIDAYS: Interlaken Reformed Church, Main St, Rt 96, Interlaken. 3-6pm
ALTERNATING SATURDAYS: 1st, 3rd, and 5th Saturday at the Groton Assembly of God Church, 701 S. Main St., Groton, NY, 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
2nd & 4th SATURDAYS: Mclean Community Church, 50 Church St, McLean NY; 1:30-2:15pm
ALTERNATING SUNDAYS: Freeville United Methodist Church, Main St. Freeville, NY 1:00-1:45pm Odessa Baptist church; Odessa 4:30-5:15pm

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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY COURSE Workplace health and safety will be the focus of a series of free programs for area workers. The series begins Wednesday, October 10, 6:30-8:30 pm, at the Cortland Workers' Rights Board, 26 Court Street. It is co-sponsored by the Labor Coalition, CNY Occupational Health Clinic and Worksafe Tompkins/Cortland.

"The series will provide a practical introduction to workplace safety and health, and the tools workers, unions and employers can use to make workplaces safer. Successful participants will receive a Certificate of Participation from the Labor Extension Division of Cornell University."

Course runs six consecutive Wednesday evenings starting October 10.For info or to register 756-5582 or 277-5670 chf6@cornell.edu

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

VOLUNTARY SIMPLICITY STUDY GROUP organizing Tuesday, October 9 from 7-8pm. Meets at cafe in Autumn Leaves Book Store 115 The Commons. For more information Karen or Mike at 256-3939 kgm@mindtree.org

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

New QUARTER ITHACA HOURS are at the printer. More HOURS should soon be reaching circulation as the 3,000-HOUR ($30,000) loan to Alternatives Federal Credit Union begins to be spent for building their new headquarters Signatures on this note are Andre Goncarovs, president of Farmer's Market, and LeGrace Benson, HOUR board member.

To volunteer to help HOURS grow, contact Laurie Konwinski at laurietodd@aol.com

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

free speaker series CREATING A JUST AND SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY, STARTING FROM WHERE WE LIVE: "We envision together an Ithaca that supports the long-term health of its neighborhoods, communities, and ecosystems... Can we realistically create a local economy and culture based on creative partnerships, economic justice, ecological design, and policies and lifestyles that foster diversity and long-term well being? Can we be a center of hope in these troubling times? Come to one or all of these inspirational presentations and be part of the answer!"
WEDNESDAY Oct 10, 4-6 PM, One World Room, Anabel Taylor Hall, Cornell. "Visions of Sustainability: From Farm and Forest to Downtown Redevelopment"

THURSDAY, Oct. 25, 12:10-1:05pm, Ithaca College, for room location contact Tom Shevory (274-1347) shevory@ithaca.edu. "Teaching and Practicing Sustainable Living."
THURSDAY Oct 25, 7-9 PM, Unitarian Church of Ithaca (Buffalo and Aurora Streets). "Partnerships for Sustainability: A Success Story from Penn State and the Center County"
THURSDAY Nov 8, 7-9 PM, Women's Community Building "Promoting Sustainability in Established and Planned Communities: The Northside and EcoVillage Cases"
THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 12:10-1:05pm, Ithaca College, for room location contact Tom Shevory (274-1347) shevory@ithaca.edu "Sustainable Agriculture and Living in Place,"
THURSDAY Nov. 15, 4-6 PM, 401Warren Hall, Cornell. "Civic Agriculture, Regional Nutrition, and Sustainable Living"
WEDNESDAY Nov 28, 7-9 PM, Women's Community Building "Foundations of a Sustainable Economy: Small Businesses Development, the Living Wage Campaign, Sustainable Homebuilding, and Transportation Strategies"
FOR MORE INFORMATION Elan Shapiro 275-0249 elansla@ecovillage.ithaca.ny.us

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

POETRY SLAM OPEN MIC at Juna's October 5 at 8pm.

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

BARBECUE DINNER CELEBRATES CCE/4-H WEEK Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County (CCE-Tompkins) will hold its second annual Barbecue Dinner and Open House on October 11, 2001, from 4:30 to 7pm at the Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca.

The public is invited to talk to staff, enjoy a bite to eat, and view displays to learn about programs in 4-H Youth Development, Family and Community Well-Being, and Agriculture and Environmental Education. Dinners will be sold for $7 each. THERE IS AN OPTION OF CHICKEN (Cornell Recipe from Baker's Acres) OR TOFU CUTLET (from Greenstar Cooperative Market) with all the fixin's. Advance dinner tickets are available at the Education Center and at Greenstar. Diners may eat-in or take-out.

Following the Barbecue will be the Annual Meeting at 7pm. After a brief election and award recognition there will be a keynote talk by Josette Perard, Haiti Director of the Lambi Fund, speaking on "Strengthening Civil Society through Community Agricultural Projects."

For More information call CCE-Tompkins: John Hill 272-2292 jeh24@cornell.edu

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Cornell student Aliya Haq is studying CHILDREN'S ENVIRONMENTAL ATTITUDES. She is comparing children of environmentalists to children of the general public. She needs parents who have children in K-1st grade to volunteer. "The interview with the child involves board games, felt boards, pictures, and jumping. Reply to ash27@cornell.edu if you are interested in helping out."

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

VEGETARIAN SUPPER CLUB: October 1 at 6:30pm in Stewart Park by playground. 243-7934.

********************************************************* ITHACA SHARKS (anti-globalization) GENERAL MEETINGS: Monday evenings, 7-9 p.m., at GIAC, To get involved with the October 13th International Day of Protest Against Weapons in Space in Ithaca, contact Pete at truthisonepathsaremany@yahoo.com

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

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP with Irene Zahava, local author and writing teacher 4-5pm Tuesdays, Oct. 2nd, 9th , 16th , 23rd .For young women ages 12-17

"If you plan to write and would like a little support and encouragement, come to this exciting and creative writing workshop, which provide a safe and supportive atmosphere for young women who enjoy writing. It will be held at Tompkins County Public Library in the Thaler/Howell Program Room. Pre-registration is required. Please pre-register for as many sessions as you wish at the Adult Services Reference Desk or call Shelley Garvey at 272-4557 ext 259 or 249."

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REWARD FOR THOSE WHO HAVE READ THIS FAR: Half price meal at ABC (with purchase of one full price meal) with this coupon

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

ITHACA BREAST CANCER ALLIANCE WALKATHON Saturday, October 13, 2001 "to support education and services for people affected by breast cancer in Tompkins County and the surrounding area. Registration begins at 12:00pm at the Center Ithaca Pavilion on the Commons and the two mile walk starts at 1:00pm from the same location. The walk will be followed by a rally at 2:00pm at the Women's Community Building. Registration and pledge forms are available after Labor Day at the Women's Community Building, Gannett Health Center, Oasis Natural Grocery, Quilters Corner, Courtside Racquet and Fitness Club, the YMCA, Borealis Books, Greenstar Cooperative Market, The City Health Club, and many other businesses around the area and at www.ibca.net. For more information, call IBCA at 277-0960 or Andi Gladstone andi@ibca.net

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

ITHACA HEALTH FUND meets Monday, October 1 at City Hall, 3rd floor conference room, 7pm. All interested in non-profit, member-owned health financing are welcome.

57 PAYMENTS have been made to members, usually overnight, for an ever-expanding range of health needs. Membership is $100/year. See graph of Fund expansion

Nine businesses have employees enrolled in the Fund. Latest are 22 at Viva Taqueria. YOUR EMPLOYEES DESERVE HEALTH SECURITY. Fund costs only $80 each yearly. See benefits to your business

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

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