October #1 2002


[This is the first of two messages monthly sent to 6,660 Ithaca area residents]

THIRTEEN READERS OF THIS ISSUE HAVE WON GIFT CERTIFICATES with Viva Taqueria ($5), Cinemapolis/Fall Creek Pictures (2 tickets), Gimme! Coffee (1# coffee), Sparrow's Fine Wines ($10), Oasis Grocery ($5), Harvest Deli ($6), ABC Cafe ($10), Cafe Strand ($5), Acorn Designs ($7.50), Toko Imports ($5), Mundo Gitano ($10), White Lotus Home ($10), The Yoga Corner (free class). WINNING EMAILS (randomly selected by computer) ARE NOTED BELOW.


NATIVE ITHACAN BECOMES UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT: Dan Fogel (IHS '65, Cornell '69), installed as president of University of Vermont (Burlington) on July 1. He had been at LSU (Baton Rouge) for 26 years, rising from professor of English to Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost.


THE ITHACULT OF THE LIVING BULL hosts GROUPLY 10/18-20 Newhardt's Lodge, 172 Griffin Rd. Newfield. $55.00 includes camping, four meals (part HOURS). Register by 10/10 [email protected] 272-8379 "Bring drums... come prepared to dance; join your talents to the music & the fire! Please arrive by 8 pm. Be happy in the Moo, be giddy in the Bull!"


ITHACA COMMUNITY NEWS was voted "ITHACA'S BEST WEBSITE" by the Ithaca Times Readers' Poll 2002. This is especially appreciated because:

ITHACA INTERNET CENSUS 9/25/02 Google search for "ITHACA" finds 806,000 entries, of which "ITHACA+NEW+YORK" = 456,000. There's an Ithaca, Michigan (149,000) & Ithaca, Nebraska (48,000). The top topics are: ITHACA+TIME = 332,000 * ITHACA+CORNELL = 308,000 * ITHACA+COLLEGE = 267,000 * ITHACA+PEOPLE = 241,000 * ITHACA+HOUSE = 196,000 * ITHACA+STUDENT = 140,000 * ITHACA+MONEY = 126,000 (many of these are Ithaca HOURS) * ITHACA+HOURS = 107,000. Our HILLS are notable 59,000 places, and our lake CAYUGA is 26,000 deep. Among seasons, ITHACA+FALL beats them all with 163,000, followed by SPRING = 146,000, SUMMER = 136,000, WINTER = 93,000. Domestically, ITHACA+LOVE = 115,000, ITHACA+SEX = 64,000, ITHACA+CAR = 59,000, ITHACA+CAT = 47,000, ITHACA+DOG = 33,000, "ITHACA+EAT" = 30,000, ITHACA+SLEEP = 20,000. Ithaca's FARMER'S+MARKET = 12,000 & ITHACA+COMMONS = 11,000.

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS ON WEB at IthacaNet & Tompkins County Information & Referral



IT AIN'T NOTHIN' BUT THE BLUES at State Theatre 10/17, 18, 19. "A rich, evocative, rousing show, with some 50 musical numbers ranging from African chants & spirituals to Delta & Chicago blues, w/ plenty of stops along the dusty roads, river banks & juke joints in between...." Tickets at Ticket Center at Clinton House 273-4497 or (800) 284-8422. Maximum 1/4 HOUR.


SOCCER MOMS & SOCCER DADS with middleaged knees cheer their kids at Cass Park. To their credit, they shout approval for good kicks & merely mutter frustration at fumbles. Everybody who exercises wins.

WATERFRONT TRAIL DAY 10/19 at 11am: "Celebrate the official opening of the first phase of the Cayuga Waterfront Trail in Cass Park." 10:30am Stepping Stone Contributor Group Photo at Trailhead; 11:00 am Ribbon Cutting; 11:30am Trail Parade - "Waves of bicyclists, in-line skaters, walkers & wheelchair users;" noon Trail Party - music & snacks at Overlook. 592-4647



CO-ED COOKBOOK CLUB "Do you love to cook? Bimonthly potlucks & lively conversation about food. We are mostly grad students. First book: Deborah Madison's Local Flavors."

TASTE OF THE FINGER LAKES HARVEST "This year, 10/3-6, local restaurants feature specials that are made from things grown or raised in the region. Look for signs in the windows of participating restaurants where you can enjoy weekend specials prepared w/locally grown or produced foods."

GREENSTAR FOOD CO-OP MEMBERSHIP MEETING 10/17 Women's Community Building. Dinner 6pm.

EMPTY BOWLS DINNER 10/19 to benefit Loaves & Fishes Community Kitchen, which feeds free meals to over 120 people weekdays. "Participants select a handcrafted bowl donated by an Ithaca area potter, eat from it a simple delicious meal, then take the bowl home. Featuring soups by Greenstar, Maxie's Supper Club, Rulloff's, Statler. Food/drinks by Cayuga Lakes Wineries, Cornell Dairy, Cornell Hotel School, Ithaca Bakery, Gimme Coffee, Littletree Orchards, Oasis, Sysco, Telmani Farms, Wegman's. Flowers & live music. Buy $30 tickets at Handwork or Loaves & Fishes 272-5457. Half HOUR accepted.

"ACM1" wins gift certificate to Viva Taqueria. Reply by 10/15 to claim.


WEATHER stretches summer into fall-- the year's not yet acting its age. September overall was 4.6 degrees above average, managing to become 37% wetter only with the help of a hurricane's tail. Unstable climate will require drought planning for home & farm.



POETRY SLAM 10/4 at 8PM at Juna's Cafe on the Commons. Performance Poets from New York City for SlamTractor's poetry competition and open mic.

FIRST FRIDAYS ANNIVERSARY EVENT 10/4 at7:30pm Clarion Hotel. Networking for professionals of color: "Last year we had live jazz, champagne, cake, food, DJ, venders, African-American quilt display, African Story-telling, Multicultural art, prizes."

HIKE FOR CLEAN, SAFE, AFFORDABLE WATER 10/5 South Hill Recreation Way. Join Sierra Club on 30th anniv of Clean Water Act: under 5 miles. Register 9:30am;hike 10am. Benefit for Cayuga Lake Watershed Network . Register 256-9993

ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE SALE! 10/5 at Significant Elements 9am-4pm. 212 Center St. "Everything in stock is up to 50% off! Solid Wood Doors, Windows, Bathtubs, Sinks, Radiators, Toilets, Copper Flashing, Galvanized Gutter Parts, Shutters, Moldings, & various other salvaged odds & ends are up to half price, one day only!" Ithaca HOURS accepted.
---Regular hours Wednesday 10-5, Thursday 10-6, Friday 10-5, & Saturday 10-2.

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOKSALE 10/5-14 & 10/19-21. First day 8am-8pm, then 10am-8pm

ITHACA VEGETARIAN SUPPER CLUB POTLUCK 10/7 near far pavilion Stewart Park 6:30pm. If cold/ rain, inside center pavllion. All welcome. Please bring vegan (no meat, dairy, or eggs) dish-to-pass & yr own plate/utensils. 243-7934

FRANKENSTEIN GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION 10/9 at 6:00 pm at Public Library: 6pm refreshments, short intros; 6:40pm guided tour of exhibit. RSVP 272-4557 ext 232.

SCARECROW JUBILEE: "fun-filled family event celebrating scarecrows & everything autumn:" 10/19 1-4pm at Cass Park. "All the materials will be provided for children & families to create scarecrows big & small, wacky & traditional, as well as other hands on activities. Please bring old shirts, stuffing, pants & wooden stakes."

"SES28" wins gift certificate to Oasis. Reply by 10/15 to claim.



TOMPKINS COUNTY ECONOMY "The numbers for August are in & the news is gloomy." [email protected]

As the stock market crumbles, take a closer look at the WHOLE ITHACA STOCK EXCHANGE (WISE)

---Forum on the 2003 Tompkins County Budget 10/8 7:30am-9:00am, Holiday Inn
---Business Briefings with the NYS OGS Commissioner Ken Ringler 10/10, 7:30-9:00am, Ramada Inn
---Meet the Candidates Forum New York State 125th District Assembly: Barbara Lifton & Michael Sigler 10/18 from 8:00am-9:30am Turback's, 919 Elmira Rd. Register online
---Tell the Chamber what you want

ALTERNATIVES FEDERAL CREDIT UNION MONEY MANAGEMENT COURSE for "setting goals, developing spending plan, identifying expenses, understanding debt & credit, repairing credit, saving for goals, record keeping, practical economics, predatory lending, conscientious consuming." Six Mondays 9/30-11/4, 6-8:30pm at AFCU: State/Fulton Sts. Course fee sliding scale, includes workbook & meals. Register: Michelle Menter 273-3582 ext. 848

"JBONDRA" wins gift certificate to ABC Cafe. Reply by 10/15 to claim.



WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES HEALTH GROUP workshop: 'Health, Wellness, & Empowerment: A Conversation Among Women with Disabilities 10/17, 9:00am-noon,at Public Library. "Women w/ disabilities & chronic health conditions invited, disabilities are physical, sensory, developmental or psychiatric, visible or invisible, whether or not [it's] commonly considered a disability." Free: register: Finger Lakes Independence Center 272-2433.

WALKATHON OF THE ITHACA BREAST CANCER ALLIANCE (IBCA) 10/26: Fundraising event is two-mile walk, begins Ithaca Commons 1:00pm & concludes 2:00pm rally at Women's Community Building. Last year's event brought 1,000 walkers & raised >$50,000." IBCA 277-0960 [email protected]



41.2 MILLION UN-INSURED in U.S. (14.6%): up 1.4 million from last year. No universal health care pending: HMOs were second-largest category of contributor to Gore & Bush. MORE THAN 800 PEOPLE HAVE PAID INTO THE ITHACA HEALTH FUND, now covering most everyday emergencies for $100/year:

FUNDRAISER FOR ALI BROWN'S LIVER TRANSPLANT: 11-yr-old at Trumansburg Middle School. "Expenses not covered by insurance include co-payments, deductibles, transportation, lodging, food, lost work time. Ali & family spent the past 6 weeks in Cincinnati and will have to return there at least 3 more times this coming year. The costs are lifelong." Gail Zussman 387-5925; Carolyn Koppel 387-4085; Carol Muraca 387-5218; Tanni Hall 387-5342
---LAWNMOWER RACING: Route 34, in Scipio Center 10/6 noon-4pm; Chicken Barbecue; $6.00 plus drinks
---SPAGHETTI DINNER at American Legion , Route 96, Trumansburg, 10/19; 5:00 - 8:00pm;: $6.00 adults, $3.00 for kids
---Mail donations: NTAF Liver Transplant Fund, Suite 230, 3475 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073. memo: "In honor of Ali Brown." Credit cards: 800-642-8399 "for Ali Brown": tax deductible.

"BBA1" wins two tickets to Cinemapolis/FCP. Reply by 10/15 to claim.



ITHACA WALDORF INITIATIVE to help start Waldorf School here. Fall Classes begin early/mid-October. HOURS accepted. 272-2200. Janine Harrison

NAVIGATING THE SCHOOLS: CHARTING THE BEST COURSE FOR YOUR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD 10/15 at Cooperative Extension. Free. Pizza 6 pm; Program 6:30-8pm. Call 272-2292 by 10/9 for child care.

"AND WORDS CAN HURT FOREVER: Protecting Kids from Bullying, Harassment & Emotional Violence" at Annual Meeting of Suicide Prevention & Crisis Service. "Also the 8th Annual Jack Lewis Award. Tours & Desserts at SPCS, 124 E. Court St. 6:30 -7:20pm; Program at Presbyterian Church, 315 N. Cayuga St. 7:30pm. Donation $10 requested. HOURS accepted. Register 272-1505.

FOREIGN EXCHANGE STUDENTS NEED HOMES: "Girl from Germany, loves skiing, swim team. Boy from Hong Kong loves sports, very sociable." Start January. Rhoda Streifer 277-7351

"LISA" wins gift certificate to Gimme! Coffee. Reply by 10/15 to claim.



* THE PRESIDENT'S REAL GOAL IN IRAQ (Atlanta Journal-Constitution 9/29/02):

PEACE RALLY AND MARCH TO STOP THE WAR ON IRAQ & SUPPORT THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE. 10/26 bus trip to D.C. departs 1am from Green St. bus shelter at Public Library. $42 roundtrip Greyhound tickets at Greenstar & Autumn Leaves Bookstore. Park in Library lot free overnight, but far from library.
---Bring: Sign made of foam board, heavy poster board, or cardboard, no wooden handles. Signs that can be worn are convenient. Appropriate clothing for end of October, temps 40 - 50's. Umbrella/raincoat. Food for breakfast/lunch. 1/2 gallon water bottle. Money for metro fare &food.; Arrive Ithaca 12:30am 10/27.
---Rally & march organized by Act Now to Stop War & End Racism) locally: [email protected]

MIDEAST PEACE BENEFIT 11/3 at 7pm at CSMA featuring Annie Burns, Sim Redmond, Colleen Kattau, Cornell Mideast Music Ensemble, w/ catering by Macro Mamas & Moosewood. Sponsored by Coalition for a Just Peace in Palestine & Israel, Progressive Jewish Voice, Cornell Arab Association & Catholic Worker. Benefits Ta'ayush (Arabic word for "living together"), a grass-roots organization of Jewish and Palestinian Israelis that works for genuine cooperative existence. Ta'ayush organizes convoys of food & medicine to besieged Palestinian towns & refugee camps, & regards its actions as political, not merely charitable. Tickets $10 advance; $12 at door (food extra). Available at Ithaca Guitar Works, Autumn Leaves, Moosewood, Alternatives Library & Small World Music. --Carl Feuer


PUT ITHACA ON RECORD AGAINST IRAQ WAR: the following resolution for City Council has been drafted by Councilmember Susan Blumenthal:
---"Whereas, President Bush is asking the United States Senate and Congress to authorize a preemptive war on Iraq, and
---"Whereas, based on current information no proven linkage has been made between the horrific terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 and the government of Iraq, and
---"Whereas, many authoritative individuals, including former U.N. chief weapons inspector Ritter, have disputed President Bush's contention that Iraq possesses weapons of mass destruction that could be a danger to the United States, and
---"Whereas, while the Saddam Hussein regime is a danger to his own people and neighboring nations in the Middle East, President Bush has not demonstrated that Iraq is an immediate threat to this country, and
---"Whereas, the U.S. needs the moral and strategic support of France, Russia, the Arab States, and others to eradicate terrorism, and
---"Whereas, this support would be undermined by our unilateral action, and
---"Whereas, diplomatic solutions have not been exhausted and the international community has not lent its support for war against Iraq, and
---"Whereas, a war with Iraq will jeopardize the lives of American soldiers and will kill many innocent Iraqi civilians, who have already suffered enormously under Saddam Hussein's rule and United Nations sanctions, and
---"Whereas, a war with Iraq would threaten to further destabilize the Middle East, possibly leading to a wider, regional war and increased support for Al Qaeda and other groups dedicated to terrorism, making the citizens of the United States and the world less safe rather than more so, and
---"Whereas, a war will cost billions of dollars and could stall the U.S. economy, prolonging and deepening the current recession, now therefore be it
---"Resolved, that, absent new evidence or events that dramatically change the present situation, Common Council urges the city's representatives in Congress (Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Senator Charles Schumer, and Congressman Maurice Hinchey) to vote against any resolution in Congress that would allow President Bush to declare war on Iraq."
---CONTACT YOUR ALDERPERSONS: Paulette Manos 273-4170; Patricia Pryor 273-1741; David Whitmore 273-1254; J. Diann Sams 277-8188; Patricia Vaughan 273-3870; Susan Blumenthal 272-3931; Carolyn Peterson 272-8129; Peter Mack 253-7072; Daniel Cogan 273-2076; Edward Hershey 272-0590 PASSED UNANIMOUSLY 10/3/02

CORNELLIANS ORGANIZE AGAINST WAR: 10/8, 5:00pm McGraw 165 Auditorium.

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AUTHOR - "Linda Rabben talks about her third book, "Fierce Legion of Friends." Inspiring history of human rights campaigns & campaigners: 10/6 at 2pm Autumn Leaves Used Books. ITHACA AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL meets third Tuesdays at Kahin Center 640 Stewart Ave 7:30pm.

FREE PHONE CALL TO CONGRESS TO OPPOSE WAR ON IRAQ was provided by friends w/cell phones on 9/30 at Greenstar . If you can help table or loan your cell phone: Kelly Dietz

THE LUMINARY NEWS (Voted "Best of Ithaca" cable TV show). This week: "We visit the studio of Democracy Now! & talk w/ Amy Goodman. Veterans of wars talk w/ IC students about their experiences. Reduced services at PEGASYS...Why? NOW rallies about Walmart." Channel 13: Fri 5pm 277-6300

DANCES OF UNIVERSAL PEACE first Saturdays: 10/5,7:15pm, Foundation of Light, 391 Turkey Hill Rd. "Simple Songs & Circle Dances... to honor the Earth's many Sacred Traditions." $5.00 suggested, HOURS accepted. Diane Olden 272-7582

GUNS & BANANAS IN GUATEMALA:Land privitization, Paramilitary Killings & the Impunity of Global Actors" 10/7 at 7pm at GIAC (318 N.Albany Street). 10/8 at 4:30pm 115 Rockefeller Hall. "Guatemalan campesinos have suffered a long history of violence as a result of the political & economic policies of the United States, the World Bank & IMF." CUSLAR 255-7293

BIKES FOR CHIAPAS seeking "organizers, activists, bike mechanics..." Mary Jo

WEDNESDAY NIGHT COMMITTEE meets at 6:30pm every 2nd & 4th Wednesday at Southside Community Center to stop the expansion of the Tompkins County jail & start a transitional house for people coming out of jail & prison. --Andy



GREEN TEAM GORGES CLEANUP (organized by Ithaca College Environmental Society). To help: Katrina Dorn

GREENING OF THE IVIES CONFERENCE (Ivy League colleges) 10/18-20: Environmental Workshops, Live Music, Free Organic Food, Dance Parties, Apple Picking, more! Odette

CORNELL ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL (weeklong) starts 10/4, often w/ intro & discussion. Most events free. Max 1/8 HR accepted when admission charge. Full schedule

GREEN BUILDINGS OPEN HOUSE 10/5 10m-4pm "Visit buildings around Ithaca to see solar and wind power systems, energy efficient building designs, materials, appliances." Locations/directions: & at the Tompkins County Public Library, site of the largest solar electric array on the East Coast. Katy Duggan-Haas 256-1043

MUSEUM OF THE EARTH "KICKOFF FESTIVAL" 10/19 from 12-5PM. Community groups invited to tend booths at PRI. More details: Elizabeth Humbert

DINNER/FUNDRAISER FOR GREEN CANDIDATES Stanley Aronowitz (Governor) & Pete Meyers (Sheriff) 10/13, 5pm Cass Park Pavillion. "Vegetarian baked beans/franks, salad, cornbread, chocolate cake, hot cider and coffee, plus a Chaplin film! $10.00 or HOUR & your favorite joke." Reserve seat: 539-6986 Victoria Jordan "MEYERS FOR SHERIFF" YARD SIGNS AVAILABLE: 256-9733

GREEN PARTY CANDIDATE for NYS ATTORNEY GENERAL: Mary Jo Long spoke recently in Ithaca: "When elected I will attack corporate crime. Corporations should have to follow the same laws as average people. Elliott Spitzer settled out-of-court with Merrill Lynch, and declined to enforce the ADA laws against NYS."
---She also said she'd "revoke corporate charters of companies abusing the public trust. The people of NYS deserve a lawyer representing them, not large corporations."
---Long has been a Norwich-based lawyer for 25 years, defending disabled & injured workers.

GREEN PARTY CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE WALKS THE 11 COUNTIES OF THE 24th Dist. Mark Dunau treks 120 miles in the 11 counties of the 24th CD. "Dunau is the only candidate in this race who does not support the Bush Administration's economic, trade, & policies, nor their assaults on civil liberties & its threatened war with Iraq." The other candidates are Sherwood Boehlert, Republican; David Walrath, Conservative; Kathleen Peters, Right to Life. There is no Democratic candidate. Dunau walks Rte 13 Dryden-Cortland 10/4. 467-4034

"DBENSON" wins gift certificate to Acorn Designs. Reply by 10/15 to claim.



* October 3, 1879: 1,600lb. HORSE FALLS INTO WELL 14' deep. Neighborhood in uproar. Horse is hauled out after two-hour struggle.
* October 4, 1886: ELECTRIC RATES LOWERED, from 50 to 25 cents nightly.
* October 5, 1905: Student is told he has been mailing letters at the corner garbage rather than mailbox.
* October 6, 1957: Local ham radio operators begin receiving signals from SPUTNIK, the first orbiting satellite launched from earth. Repeating "du-boop, du-boop," the 23-inch globe passes 400 miles southeast of Ithaca 560 miles overhead.
* October 7, 1868: City Hall bell falls while ringing the INAUGURATION of CORNELL UNIVERSITY.
* October 8, 1915: Quarterly report of BABY WELFARE CLINIC records 308 visits & indicates that 16 of 17 breast-fed infants were healthy, compared w/good health for only one of 7 bottle-fed tads.



"Wish my bumper sticker had been included [in the Ithaca bumper sticker census]. I've been stopped by many who like "God is too big to fit into one religion!" Wouldn't this make for world peace!!!" --Dianea

"According to sources online & in the newspapers, we find ourselves in a very precarious situation in this idea of the U.S. Military, turning America into Rome... with George Caesar on the throne... but having even less control or 'authority' than an American President has ever had.
---"First of all, who wants this so bad that they are willing to give up ANY SINGLE Right or Freedom? A show of hands will suffice! Just as I suspected. So my question is, WHO gave these Morons in Washington the Right to THINK?
---"The way I see it, nothing... and I do mean Nothing good... can result in our Police, Sheriffs, &/or Government, coming under order of the U.S. Military, which by the time they are done in Washington... will be the makeup of foreign troops left here in America while our real Patriots are off fighting Caesar's wars.
---"Are we to talk the 'Freedom' talk, but live & breathe a Military dictatorship! Are we to continue listening to a government talk about a 'Free People,' a 'Free & Sovereign Nation' & 'Liberties,' while the other side of their mouths are talking Military Rule?" --Dennis P. Slatton

"Well, I did make the move to Oakland. But I miss my hometown. Please add me to the list." --S. Blanco

"I was wondering , as a bycicle activist, where do you stand on the issue of over regulation of State Forest use by Mountain bikers?--ie. allowing us to only use the trails during certain times of year, if at all. Why do horse back riders & hikers have so much more say in the matter? They hardly maintain these trails." --M. Watson
---[REPLY] I'm an urban biker, for whom pedaling is more practical than driving. Bikes should be welcome in forests whenever they do not damage trails. Ithaca Free Riders advocates for mountain bikes: meeting 10/2 at TCPL 7:30pm.

"The Ithaca Community News is great! From which book is the Raymond Williams quote, 'To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair inevitable.'?" --Tyrell
---[REPLY] This quote was forwarded via email & one finds, when searching for its origin, that the correct quote is "despair convincing." I haven't located the title in which this quote appears, but there's a good site for this author's bibliography.

"It's critical that we let our elected representatives know immediately that a resolution authorizing unilateral war against anyone in the Middle East is unacceptable." --Gundy Lee
---Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton DC: 202-224-4451 Local: 212-661-5150
---Senator Charles E. Schumer DC: 202-224-6542 Local: 212-486-4430 [REPLY] Also U.S. Representative Amory Houghton 202-225-3161 607-937-3333
---U.S. Representative Maurice Hinchey 607-273-1388
---Send an e-mail to four of the leading candidates for the Democratic nomination for President.

"Thank you very much for providing a link to the Newfield Business Association web page on your site. Our site encountered 4 of 19 referrals (over 20%) due to your link in a search for "Old Home Days" on Google andYahoo." --Dave Austen
-------- "ZUCHY63" wins gift certificate to Mundo Gitano. Reply by 10/15 to claim.

"Could you subscribe my mom to the list? Under my persuasions she is thinking about moving to Ithaca after having taught over thirty years in the Washington DC area." --Camryn

"Thanks for all of the time, effort & energy that you put into the wonderful Ithaca Community News. From local community action and politics, to global social justice you let us know how to hook up with the resources in our own backyard. It's great to have so many music, art & community events features in one place. Also, who researches all the cool Ithaca history facts? Keep it up!" --Rebecca G.
---[REPLY] Thanks for your encouragement. The history notes are from my "Amazing Ithaca History Calendars," 1976 & 1978.
---THANKS YET AGAIN TO THOSE WHO ARE SENDING DONATIONS FOR THIS WORK: ICN, Box 365, Ithaca, NY 14851 Any amount of dollars & HOURS welcome.


EDITORIAL: A view from ten years on College Avenue

---Some big-city Cornell students are distinguished in public places by their fear of sparrows ("do they bite?") & bugs (any of them). They'll learn more here than coursework.
---The heart of Collegetown has a hard rock beat on weekends, pumping beer rather than blood, when thousands of smart young people try to make friends & create a neighborhood.
---Impressively disciplined weekday scholars, weekends find them also vastly self-respecting & self-regulating. Most on the streets are merely loud & funny, causing no damage. Police should prevent them from hurting themselves, but not enforce petty infractions.
---To protect their rights to assemble, peaceably though boistrously, students need to elect City Council members who respect them as they are.


"ART IS FOOD. YOU CAN'T EAT IT BUT IT FEEDS YOU." -- Bread and Puppet 1984

---"GREATER ITHACA ART TRAIL PREVIEW SHOW" at The State of the Art Gallery 10/3-10/27. Reception 10/11 5pm-7pm. 120 W. State. Art Trail is self-guided tour of 49 artists studios in/around Tompkins County. Studios open noon-6: 10/12, 13, 19, 20. Tour map 273-5072.
---LAUREL GUY'S NEW PASTEL PAINTINGS at Moosewood Restaurant 9/30-11/2. All work for sale. HOURS accepted. 280-4518.
---LAUREL HECHT STUDIO TOUR 10/6 from 1-4pm: 1 Sunny Slope Dr 273-2120
---ENJOY BEING CREATIVE: Elisabeth Gross- Marks, member of the State of the Art Gallery makes painting come alive! Individuals & groups 277 2419
---MATURE CONTENT: WOMEN ARTISTS LOOK AT AGING: Opening: Autumn Leaves Gallery, 115 The Commons, 10/4 from 5pm- 7:30pm
---SEE SPOT'S MEDUSA TATTOO RAFFLE till 10/5: "Last month Margaret Hubbell won a tattoo at See Spot Gallery. This month it could be you! Buy a chance for only $2 (6 chances for $10) to win a $100 dollar gift certificate to Medusa Tattoo. See Spot's October Opening Reception 10/5. "Your community art space, where everyone is an artist!"
---JODY KESSLER, singer/songwriter, Autumn Leaves Bookstore 10/18, 7-9pm. Donation $3-5, HOURS.
---"LCISERVICE" wins gift certificate to Sparrow's Wines. Reply by 10/15 to claim.


WEST HILL CIVIC ASSOCIATION WILL BE HOLDING ITS ANNUAL MEETING 10/7 from 6:30 -8:00pm at the ACS gym. Refreshments available. "We'll be seeing and discussing options for a new playground at the south end of Cass Park; holding elections, & discussing other news/issues affecting our neighborhood." Amy Christian, 273-3657 or


PATCHWORK THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTER Fall trail rides & lessons at their farm in Groton for disabled & non-disabled: 898-3808. Healing with Horses for Woman workshops, for any woman in recovery, free, 4 weeks."

DOGWALKERS: Daniel 256-8529 & Grace 277-8962. "We will pick up your dog & have it romp w/fellow canines for an hour, then return it tired & content." Ithaca HOURS accepted.

"DESIDERATA_77" wins gift certificate to Cafe Strand. Reply by 10/15 to claim.



"JEBETC" wins gift certificate to The Yoga Corner. Reply by 10/15 to claim. "MERB" wins gift certificate to White Lotus Home. Reply by 10/15 to claim. "KZICKLE" wins gift certificate to Toko Imports. Reply by 10/15 to claim.


GREEN LIGHTS (aka The Ithaca Movie) returns to Fall Creek Pictures 10/5 & 6 at 7:15pm

THANKS to Homer & Jane at LIGHTLINK for reliable internet service.


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