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The Height of ‘Heights’

Bryan VanCampen ​ | ​

Back in 1998, I acted in a production of Larry Shue’s “The Foreigner” at the late, lamented Firehouse Theater. The play was directed by a rather amazing fellow named Stephen Cole. At our first script reading, Stephen broke down the formula of farce for the whole cast in about 20 minutes, and I learned so much working with him. He used to chide me about my film reviews if he thought I had overpraised some movie he thought was mediocre or trash, and I enjoyed sparring with him about all that stuff. Read more



Laurence Clarkberg: Beyond Art Collective

Marjorie Z. Olds ​ | ​

ITHACA, NY -- Many people met Laurence Clarkberg when he first chose Ithaca as his home. He attended Quaker Meetings, he designed websites for local organizations, he created computer access for young people incarcerated in state facilities. And he co-parented his beautiful children Jasper and Thea. Laurence was out and about. Read more


Surrounded By Reality

Pobody’s Nerfect

Charley Githler ​ | ​

News item: As it turns out, Ithaca is more than just surrounded by reality — it’s dealing with it. The nationwide labor shortage has left businesses — box stores and mom-and-pop shops alike — in Ithaca unable to find enough staff to operate as vaccine rollout pushes life a bit closer to normalcy.According to Kathy Nivison from Express Employment Professionals, an employment service in Ithaca, “There’s a very low supply of workers.”Currently, Express Employment Professionals has over 50 open positions they’re looking to fill for clients and Nivison said “at any given moment, it could be 75.” Read more

Weather Today

Scattered thunderstorms


84° 69°

Showers and thunderstorms late. Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the upper 60s.

Cloud Coverage:46%
Wind:SSW at 7 mph
Chance of Rain:38%
UV Index:9 Very High
Sunrise:05:29:02 AM
Sunset:08:46:25 PM

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