ITHACA COMMUNITY NEWS: January 2002: #1

[This is the first of TWO EMAILS MONTHLY sent to 5,652 Ithaca area residents]

LABOR, ARTS, EVENTS, LINKS, PEACE, LOCAL HISTORY, ACTIVISM, YOUR LETTERS

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WATCH STORMS COME ACROSS THE LAKE from Cornell's Ho Plaza WEBCAM

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TWO OF YOU ON THIS LIST HAVE WON FREE FOOD! This computer has randomly selected two emails to receive GIFT CERTIFICATES from GREENSTAR ($25.00) and ABC CAFE ($10.00). Find the "WINNER" tags below, to see if your email prefix is one of those selected for this issue.

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ITHACA FARMER'S MARKET has been named "ONE OF AMERICA'S 60 BEST PUBLIC PLACES" by Utne Reader, which declared Ithaca "America's Most Enlightened City" in 1997.The market re-opens April 6.

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PATCH ADAMS IN ITHACA
"Patch Adams, an internationally-known medical doctor and social activist, who was portrayed by Robin Williams in the 1998 film Patch Adams, will share his views about healing and health care through humor and a personalized approach to medicine and mental health."

FREE community lecture 2/3 at 3:30pm at the James Law Auditorium, Cornell Veterinary school. Patch will conduct a book signing as part of the lecture.

A fundraising dinner for Family & Children's Service of Ithaca with Patch Adams as our guest speaker. is being held following the lecture, at The Statler Hotel, 6:00pm at $50/person. One Ithaca HOUR per ticket accepted. Tickets available from Jessica Ryan, FCS 273-7494 ext. 244.

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CROSS-COUNTRY SKI CENTRAL
If you've ever looked at the bare ground around you and wondered if there is any snow up in the hills, you need wonder no longer. "Ski-Central" is a user-driven web site where skiers can read and write ski reports for many of the most popular places to go cross-country skiing.

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VEGAN PITBULL is not a new punk band, but a real beast living in Cayuga Heights. "Bear" is a pit/lab mix grown big, strong and healthy without meat-- loves rice, peanut butter, TVP and salad. Heidi Tremaine, a biologist, studied canine physiology and created a healthier alternative to dogfood. Contact her for more info.

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ITHACA COMMUNITY RE-USE CENTER
Danny Leifer, organizer of last year's "Name Your Own Price Garage Sale," which recycled tons of clothes & goods that Cornell students threw away, says: "We are going to begin weekly potluck meetings every THURSDAY at 7pm, starting 1/17 at 1704 Danby Road (Rte. 96) (the turquoise blue house on the right). Or email 227-2746. For more info (or if you ever need a ride out there), contact me or Marcus 273-1298."

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MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BREAKFAST AT GIAC, Saturday 1/19, 9:00am-12:00pm "At GIAC's annual celebration you'll be treated to a soul-satisfying community celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and work along with a delicious breakfast. The event also features a keynote address by local slam-poet Michelle Barry, winners of the Tompkins County Human Rights Association annual youth poetry and art contest, and the Community Dispute Resolution Center's Peacemaker Award. Adult, Senior, and Family rates available for the breakfast. Call GIAC at 272-3622 for more details or to volunteer. 318 N. Albany St."

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY CELEBRATION -- JANUARY 21
"A university-community program to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be held at the Greater Ithaca Activities Center at 318 N. Albany St., on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 1/21 from 12- 4:30pm. "This 8th annual event includes a free luncheon, workshops for all ages, and performances by area choirs, concluding with dessert. ---"In addition, we are looking for volunteers for 2-hour shifts: Renee Farkas 255-1107.

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ITHACA TERRIFICA! is a celebration of arts and culture in the Ithaca area, Ithaca Terrifica! features hundreds of links to arts organizations, publications, colleges, libraries, and non-profits in and around Tompkins County

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ITHACA DESIGNS 2002: an exhibition of graphic design by area designers at Tompkins County Public Library from 1/24 through March 2002. Opening & panel discussion 1/24 from 5-7pm. Designs include packages, logos, websites, magazines, book jackets, ad campaigns, catalogs, stationery, games, billboards, postcards, posters, brochures, gift items & conference materials.

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CAYUGA LAKE WATERSHED NETWORK'S 2nd ANNUAL ESSAY CONTEST
* THEME: "It Takes a Community to Protect Our Watershed"
* CATEGORIES: grades 6 - 8 500 word limit prize $75; grades 9 - 12 1000 word limit prize $150; adult 2000 word limit prize $275 Submit by April 1, 2002 toWatershed Network Essay Contest, Box 303, Interlaken, NY 14847 The three winners will be announced during Water Week (week of 5/5/02), and the winning essays will be published in Cayuga Lake Watershed Network newsletter. Sharon at stewardWfltg.net

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SEE SPOT GALLERY MUSIC EVENTS (108 The Commons) 277-7560
1/17 "The Roses" 7-9pm; 1/19 "Patchouli" Chicago folk duo 2pm; 1/26 "Geoff Kim Trio" 5pm

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MEDIA DEMOCRACY WEEK locally (3/17-23), Jessie Lind is coordinating the effort: 273-0532 She warns that "According to The Alliance for Community Media, our public access channels on Time-Warner Cable would be the first to go under proposed legislation (Tauzin-Dingell). Please go to the ACM site and send your House Rep an email. The Alliance for Community Media

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MORE LOCAL LISTSERVS:

ASAP is ADVOCATES FOR SENSIBLE AREA PLANNING. * Promote regional land-use planning which enhances the community's economic well-being and the preservation of natural resources: ASAP

ITHACA SHARKS (corrected) anti-globalization

THE TOMPKINS COUNTY LIVING WAGE COALITION ithacalivingwage

COMMITTEE ON US-LATIN AMERICAN RELATIONS (CUSLAR> -- subscribe cuslarevents-l (event announcements) or cuslar-l (events, urgent actions, news) include email, first and last name.

TOMPKINS COUNTY NETWORK FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE ithacapeacenetwork

ITHACA CATHOLIC WORKER VIEQUES SUPPORT GROUP ithacavieques

CITIZENS PLANNING ALLIANCE: email cpatompkins.org with SUBSCRIBE PLANFORUM yourname

FINGERLAKES GREEN BUILDING for sustainable building methods, materials, and activities, in particular those for the Fingerlakes. Focus is on planning, design, construction and retrofitting of buildings and landscaping, whether urban or rural, commercial, public or residential. greenbuild with 'subscribe' in Subject field.

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ITHACA SOY is now owned by Susie Gutierrez, of Susie's Seitan. First supplies resume early February.

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John Levine of Trumansburg, author of "The Internet for Dummies"(among earliest Internet guides) sends us this list of Ithaca newsgroups:
* ithaca.general
* ithaca.jobs
* ithaca.marketplace
* ithaca.personals
* ithaca.security (computer)

He adds that small town newsgroups "level the playing field with big cities; a lot of the networking which you used to have to do in person now can happen largely electronically. It's also a frequently effective way for people to work together without having to meet in person so often."

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DOG-FRIENDLY ITHACA
"I posted the below to the Tompkins County Dog Society's mailing list and someone suggested I should ask you to mention this in the Ithaca Community News. (To which I do subscribe. It's an amazing publication, and I only wish I'd found it sooner!)

"How about a list of businesses that allow dogs? I was very surprised to learn a couple days ago that Mailboxes Etc. (on the Commons) allows dogs. Pleasantly surprised, of course. I do prefer to patronize places that allow me the option of bringing my dog, even if I don't bring him with me on a particular visit." -- from K Hindall

DOGSOC is affiliated with Tompkins County Dog Owners Group (TCDog,) whose goal is to facilitate communication among dog owners, the public, and government regarding dogs. lists.ithaca.edu Text of the message: subscribe dogsoc

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The FINGER LAKES NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY monthly meeting on third Thursdays 7pm at Cooperative Extension Building, 615 Willow Ave. "The 1/17 meeting will feature Lang Elliott, of Nature Sound Studio, well-known photographer and recorder of animal sounds. Lang's presentation, "Nature and Plant Photography" will show us how to move from traditional photos of individual species to more artistic expressions of nature." -- Merry Jo Bauer

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ITHACA UPROAR-- pick up the first copy of NEW local paper dedicated to challenging destructive economic forces and organizing for peace and justice. Send articles, editorials, art, cartoons, poetry, graphics, etc. to David Kingsley

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WVBR'S BOUND FOR GLORY, 35th YEAR, WINTER 2002 Phil Shapiro, host since its inception in 1967, announces the Winter portion of the 35th year of this Central New York musical tradition. Sunday nights 8-11pm, with live sets at 8:30, 9:30, & 10:30. Admission in the live audience at the Cafe at Anabel Taylor Hall is free. Kids welcome. 844-4535 Everyone can listen to Bound for Glory on line. 1/20 BILL STAINES

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LOCAL CURRENCY IN CHINA Wanchai, south of Hong Kong, has begun China's first government-sponsored local currency, following a visit to Ithaca by officials of China's central bank in 2000. See descriptions at this site and this one.

LOCAL CURRENCY IN AFRICA

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AN APPEAL FROM PROTECT OUR PARKS AND NEIGHBORHOODS (POPAN) "As you probably know, the Widewaters development proposal for Elmira Road opposite Buttermilk Falls State Park was recently given the green light by the City's Planning and Development Board. Despite vocal and carefully researched specific suggestions from many quarters to mitigate the impacts of this proposal, it was approved pretty much as submitted.

"As such, it will have a major impact on the viewshed of Buttermilk Falls State Park and on the Southwest Natural Area just behind it. One particularly outrageous feature of the approved plan is using the adjoining Southwest Natural Area to treat the runoff from the development, instead of treating it on-site. We believe that this use of public park land for a private, commercially-related purpose, in addition to seriously degrading the character of the natural area, is illegal.

"A LAWSUIT seeking to overturn Site Plan approval on the basis of this illegal use of the parkland (along with other irregularities) stands a reasonably good chance of success. But it will only happen if we can quickly raise the significant sum needed to retain a skilled attorney. You can help, if you will, both by contributing yourself and by recruiting others to do so."

More info: Phil Zach 273-6921 or Bill Carini 564-1025
DONATIONS TO: Protect Our Parks and Neighborhoods, 101 E. State St., Box 134, Ithaca, NY 14850

SEE REBROADCAST OF PLANNING BOARD'S DECISION: Channel 78: 1/12 at 8pm; 1/13 at 3pm; 1/14 at 7pm.

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ITHACA WAR & PEACE REPORT:

---FORUM ON CIVIL LIBERTIES SINCE 9-11-2001: 7pm January 30, Woman's Community Building, hosted by the Tompkins County Network for Peace and Justice: "How the War on Terrorism has precipitated a War on our Civil Liberties." Panelists will include Assemblyman Marty Luster (D-125th); Steven Shiffrin, a Cornell Law Professor; and Stephen Yale-Loehr, a local attorney who also teaches immigration law at the Cornell Law School. The focus will be on the Patriot Act and on the Bush Administration Executive Orders regarding the prosecution of Terrorists. 277-6625.

---Tompkins County Network for Peace and Justice meets Sundays from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Autumn Leaves Used Books 115 The Commons & Tuesdays at 7pm at Catholic Charities, 324 W. Buffalo St. PEACE CANVASSING: Door-to-door canvassing in the city of Ithaca: Pete Myers

WAR TAX RESISTANCE: Those wishing to not fund the war and US military: Mary Loehr, local coordinator of National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee.

WOMEN IN BLACK is an international movement organized by women in the Middle East to oppose war. "For some time now a small group of women in the Ithaca area have taken up the call by holding regularly scheduled silent vigils on the Fridays each week. They vigil wearing black: * January 11 @ 5:15-6:15 PM (corner Buffalo & Taughannock Blvd) * January 18 7:30 - 8:30 AM (East end of the Commons) * January 25 5:15-6:15 PM (corner Buffalo & Taughannock Blvd)

Autumn Leaves Used Books has sold over 1,000 copies of the Noam Chomsky monograph: "THE NEW WAR AGAINST TERROR" which explores the role of oil in Middle East conflict. $1.25 or 1/8 HOUR.

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Singer/songwriter Ani Difranco has written a long powerful poem at which responds to 9/11 by asking America to kick the car/oil habit and revive rail travel:
"here's to our last drink of fossil fuels
let us vow to get off of this sauce
shoo away the swarms of commuter planes
and find that train ticket we lost..."

The ITHACA TROLLEY 1887-1935 (once hydroelectric powered) has been repeatedly promoted for revival but stonewalled by the City's Planners.

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NEW ARTSPACE AT AUTUMN LEAVES USED BOOKS seeks artists, craftspeople, writers, performers, creative individuals, storytellers, musicians, filmmakers, clowns, etc. "A new venue for exhibits, performances, craft fairs, antique fairs, children's events, book events, community meeting space, etc." Contact L'avveggio 607-272-7299

Tompkins County Network for Peace & Justice ART SHOW: 1/19-26 Alice Kramer, 256-2834)

HOLISTIC HEALTH FAIR, to be held in March at Autumn Leaves Event Space, looking for vendors and speakers."

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PARAPROFESSIONALS CAMPAIGN FOR LIVABLE WAGE meets 1/17, 7 pm, at GIAC "Encourage everyone you know who supports a living wage for paraprofessionals and all workers to come. We will get an update on the negotiations and consider further actions." --Carl Feuer

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Cable TV Channel 13 PROGRAM SCHEDULE

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AMAZING ITHACA HISTORY!

* January 11, 1881: 75 construction workers employed building the Fiske mansion attend a banquet IN THEIR HONOR given by Mrs. Fiske
* January 11, 1903: TYPHOID FEVER EPIDEMIC begins on East Hill; within a week 300 are stricken from polluted water supplied by private firm. After 1350 cases and 82 deaths, City votes (1335-30) to socialize its water supply by 1905.
* January 12, 1869: O.B. Welch goes carousing in this four-horse SLEIGH, fills it with 26 neighbors.
* January 13, 1916: Mayor Fred Bates states that while he is in office, "no newspaper reporters will ever be excluded from executive sessions of city board meetings." He said the people are entitled to the FULLEST DETAILS of government operations.
* January 14, 1899: LUNACY COMMISSIONERS visit carriage painter Norris and declare him sane.
* January 15, 1882: ANTI-SWEARING SOCIETY begun by Rev. Father Evans; 100 names enrolled.
*January 16, 1911: The Central Labor Union goes on record opposing "third degree" police interrogation as being "barbarous and cruel."
* January 16, 1918: World Champion BOMB THROWER Hazen Kelly speaks before fearless Rotary Club audience. After several years' warfare, he won his title in exhibition at Versailles, France.

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GREENSTAR CO-OP SEEKS CANDIDATES for five Council seats open this year. Applications will be available starting Feb. 1. Deadline March 1. Council members receive 17.5% discounts.

GREENSTAR'S STARTING WAGE recently increased from $6.50 to $7.00, and the co-op is committed to further raises to match the living wage.

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YOUR LETTERS:

"Thank you for the newsletter! It seems that the TCAT Board, the NTC which funds it and our elected officials i.e. Barbara Blanchard have ignored those of us who have or wish to use public transport. Those of us not associated with Cornell or living in town actually have no reliable public transport in regards to getting us to stores to shop , to our appointments or even into town . In fact they have no regard for us at all. This is an issue the Greens should address through a platform solution. People who are fed up with being ignored by TCAT should contact me via email expressing their dissatisfaction with the system as such.". -- Joe Lorincz
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[failure of the City to enact a Business Improvement District for Southwest development] "amounts to a 'sprawl tax' on everyone in Ithaca. The tax collected is a form of corporate welfare to companies like Lowe's or Home Depot, who get a large parcel of cheap land that is not properly serviced by the city, and which, in order to function, must come with improvements that the taxpayers (including other business that will suffer from the big box stores) have to pay.
---" If local residents plan to file a lawsuit against the city (and I hope they do), it would be good to have that known, because it might affect the thinking of a company like Target, which wants only to get into the ground and not have to wait another year while litigation plays out. Residents should make it clear they intend to take the city to court. I love the last quote from the Planning Board member about planned economy. Apparently he thinks he is sitting on the Federal Reserve Board.
---"The role of the Planning Board is to plan, and the role of the zoning board is to zone. Zoning is a form of planning, and without planning, there is no land use controls. That means you could build a whore house next to the Federal Reserve Board, or Mr. Ehrhardt's house, without any restrictions." --Al Norman
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"Glad to see mention of the birdkiller aspect of wind power. I will also point out that CELL PHONE towers are established bird killers (the main reason that I've resisted getting a cell phone). And not on a small scale. There are reports of many thousands of birds lying dead at the base of certain towers, especially during migration. I don't have a good URL reference, but studies and surveys have been conducted and there is an increasing database of information on the subject. Something to keep in mind." --Jim Houghton
[REPLY] The following site challenges the idea that windmills necessarily eat birds while ETM Solarworks deals in windmills: accepts Ithaca HOURS. Erick
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"Thanks for the great info. I just wrote bob [Ulrich: CEO Target] a letter telling him why I was glad that he withdrawing his proposal for the Target store. I appreciate the motivation you supply for me to do something about issues that matter. Keep going." --Gary Fine
---[REPLY] The corrected address for Target, to thank them for not locating in the floodplain across from Buttermilk Park: Target guest relations
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"Dear Verizon-- When I moved to Ithaca a few years ago and got the local phone book, I thought to myself what a better job could be done on the front cover. Here we live in the most scenic of places and we all get a bad drawing of 2 guys jumping awkwardly for a basketball. Then, on last year's book, a strange picture of the state of New York -- no better! Well, this year you have moved one step forward and a few steps back in my eyes. I am very disappointed with whomever makes the decisions for your cover art.
---"This is ITHACA, NOT Cornell; We live in the FINGER LAKES region, NOT on campus; we are not all students or employees of Cornell University -- first and foremost the names of your telephone subscribers in that ITHACA AREA phone book are Ithacans.
---"Can I please suggest any of the following for future publications: THE COMMONS; SUNSET ON CAYUGA LAKE; SAILING ON THE LAKE; ANY OF THE NUMEROUS WATERFALLS, GORGES, OR CREEKS. Pictures of these things, perhaps including Ithacans enjoying their surroundings, or a rendition thereof by a local artist. Afterall, this is the ithaca phone book, not Cornell's. Sincerely," --Bill Huston
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"I'd like to thank whomever started this list, it's great to easily stay in touch with what is happening in the community. I thought possibly someone on this list might know how to go about getting local press coverage for a band. I belong to Real-Eyes and we have been playing clubs in town for over a year, and have developed quite a large following. We play out 4 times a month or more. Please e-mail me with suggestions." --Eliot E. Rich
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"Isn't about time to get the entire list of people and businesses who accept HOURS on-line? I found the "short lists" but there really should be acomplete non-paper listing (in my opinion)?" ~art weaver
---[REPLY] The Ithaca HOUR board has been working with hardworking Wil Buttner, who is preparing the full HOUR Town list for web searching. You'll be able to sell your eggbeaters and couches for HOURS! Thanks for your offer.
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"Thank you for creating such a wonderful page 'The People of Afghanistan' We received it via e-mail and liked it so much that yesterday we put it up on the web too, with some minor changes. But now that we found the original address, we are linking to you and thanking you. You did really good work." --Peter Chase
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"I really appreciate the ad you placed for my puppy, Bear. Thank you. My fiancé David and I bought 30 HOURS [$300] from GreenStar. May my actions be a constant reminder to locals that we should be circulating HOURS!" --Heidi
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"Thanks for posting our club's address in your newsletter. Cayuga Camera Club is alive, well, and growing monthly. Formed in April, we already have a great group of people sharing knowledge and having fun doing it! This group is open to anyone wishing to nurture a love or like for photography, from digital to point and shoot, from 35 mm to large format and everything in between. We meet monthly in the Tompkins County Library. We show recent works by clubmembers pertaining to a monthly photo subject. We also welcome guest speakers who would like to give informative talks on anything pertaining to photography. Next meetings 1/30 & 2/26,at 6:30pm. -Marty Ennulat 277-7467
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"Thank you for all the news in 2001. It will be exciting to see what our community will come up with in 2002. Isn't it great that the State Theatre is up and running again! HAPPY NEW YEAR." --Bente King

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Two artists looking for a 3rd to share a painting studio beginning as soon as mid-January. Please contact 272-5674. Sincerely, M. Amihai, C. Lange

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WINNER OF $25 GREENSTAR GIFT CERTIFICATE: "LQHITSIT" Contact Paul Glover to provide your name & address before January 18.

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BELLY CASTING for pregnant moms: preserve that awesome shape with plaster cast of your pregnant belly. In association with Mother of Pearl Doula Services. 277-0637 Polly Wood

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Books thru Bars is selling PRISON ART CALENDARS to help raise money to send books to folks in NYS prisons. They are color glossy calendars full of art by prisoners from across the country. "By buying one you not only support Books thru Bars of Ithaca, you also support Books through Bars of Philadelphia (who issued the calendars) and the artwork of those behind bars." Price $12 (or best offer) You can buy one by: OAR 403 N. Plain St., See Spot (which will receive $2 for every calendar sold at the gallery!) or Carrie

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ITHACA COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA is open to teen and adult players of all playing levels. They rehearse every Wednesday from 7-9:30pm. "At this time, there are vacancies for all instruments other than flutes and cellos. " Ithaca HOURS accepted for concerts when venue accepts. Contact 266-7604 (Ithaca Music Academy) or bluefrog.net.

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"MONEY WITH A MISSION, Inc. provides comprehensive fee-only financial life planning and asset management services using environmentally and socially responsible investments (Ithaca HOURS accepted). Money with a Mission, FAFN, Inc. donates more than 10% of our annual profits to charitable organizations, and provides pro-bono services when possible to people in need. Gregory L. Q. Garvan 273-8042

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GUIDE TO GRASSROOTS ACTIONS and grassroots.org
BEST NATIONAL/GLOBAL WEB NEWS SOURCE commondreams.org

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Editing, writing, prepress, book design and layout, web development, etc. Ithaca HOURS accepted. Mark We've published "TEACHING CHILDREN ABOUT TERRORISM AND VIOLENCE: Using Stories to Give Kids Courage to Face Violence in our World"

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LEARN SPANISH from native speakers: CUSLAR 255-7293 cuslar@cornell.edu
* Beginning Spanish meets Tuesdays + Thursdays, 5:30-7:00 PM Starts 1/8: $90/month
*Intermediate Spanish meets Mondays + Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00 PM Starts 1/21: $90/month

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The county board will be considering a resolution this month for EMPLOYMENT PRINCIPLES... PERTAINING TO COUNTY CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS... more info: Jennifer Here are excerpts:

"WHEREAS, maintaining a qualified and skilled labor force is essential to a healthy and dynamic local economy; now therefore be it RESOLVED, that, for major construction projects, the County will consider the use of Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) which can promote the timely completion of public construction projects while limiting their costs; and be it further RESOLVED, that local and regional construction workers will enjoy hiring preferences over out of town construction workers for county construction projects; and be it further RESOLVED, that local development incentives intended to encourage long-term employment growth will create jobs that pay a sustainable wage, which is the amount of wage needed to sustain an individual in Tompkins County without the need to use public subsidies such as food stamps, energy assistance or housing vouchers."

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Courtney Consulting & Counseling: Michell Berry M.P.S., C.I.S.D. offers stress management, workplace consulting, retreats, motivational speaking, performance, reiki. Ithaca HOURS accepted.

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MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY AT GREENSTAR
"When you shop at GreenStar on Monday, 1/21, GreenStar will donate 100% of its profits for the day to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Committee. GreenStar also sponsors an event-packed free community gathering including lunch, workshops, and dessert to celebrate, honor, and continue the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. GreenStar's MLK Day donation has totaled over $2,500 in donations since it began in 1996. "

CLASSES AT GREENSTAR:
--1/16, Wed. * REIKI, 7 - 8:15 p.m. Diane Hecht, Reiki Master/Teacher. Free. Call GreenStar at 273-9392 to register.
---1/17, Thurs. * THE SECRET OF SOUP, 7 - 8:45 p.m. Learn how to make vegetable-based soups taste delicious. Instructor Lynn Chittick is a macrobiotic counselor, teacher, and cook. Fee: $7 non-members, $5 members. Call GreenStar at 273-9392 to register.
---1/23, Wed. * PREGNANCY SUPPORT, 7 - 8:15 p.m. Pregnant women, their partners and caregivers learn foot reflexology and acupressure points. Cat Berry,LMT. Free. Call GreenStar at 273-9392 to register.

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PARENTING WORKSHOP Series begins 1/17 at BJM Elementary. The series of classes will be held on 8 Thursday evenings from 6:30pm-8:30pm till 3/21. Participants learn how to talk with their children using the skills of "Encouragement, Can Do, Choices, Self Control, and Respecting Feelings." Free with refreshments & childcare.

PARENT SUPPORT GROUP Cooperative Extension presents the Parent Education Network on selected Monday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30pm at the Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca. Beginning 1/28. Parents will design the agenda for the next 6 sessions. Drop-ins are welcome. To register: 272-2292 click

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Silver Ox TAI CHI with Don Myers, Certified Instructor 277-1768 Ithaca HOURS accepted.

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PURCHASE OF DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS: presentation on feasibility study for preservation of agricultural land, 1/15 at approximately 5:40 PM in the Tompkins County Courthouse, 2nd floor, N. Tioga St. "PDR programs around the country have been a critical tool for local communities working to manage development and preserve the ag lands and natural areas." Martha Robertson 272-0584.

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EVENING OF JEWISH STORYTELLING AND POETRY 1/19:
Temple Beth-El and Congregation Tikkun V'Or join to present the fourth annual, "Evening of Jewish Storytelling and Poetry." Temple Beth-El, at Court & Tioga 1/19th at 7:30pm. A donation of $2/person or $5/family is requested (HOURS accepted). Paul Parks 533-9044.

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FALL CREEK WELLNESS CENTER grand opening 1/18 from 4-8pm. Dr. Lisa DiMarco (network chiropractic) & Sandra Mennella (Reiki master) accept HOURS and give discounts to Health Fund members.

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