Locally founded mobile app provides grocery delivery service

May 03, 2016 No Comments by

by Arlana Shikongo With a busy schedule and co-curriculars, Susie Brancaccio, a student at Ithaca College, has resorted to a new, convenient method of obtaining their groceries. She, along with other students, have embraced using the local grocery delivery app: Rosie. Chief operating officer and cofounder, Jon Ambrose, said the service was started in September […]

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An EcoVillage and its berry farm

May 03, 2016 No Comments by

by Alexis Forde Healthy and natural food is something that is greatly valued by Illana Houseknecht, who is a resident of the EcoVillage in Ithaca. This type of food can be hard to obtain though due to the cost, especially if you are a single mother raising two children like Houseknecht. The Kestrel Berry Farm, […]

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Wineries along the Cayuga Wine Trail combat the changes in climate

May 02, 2016 No Comments by

by Taylor Zambrano If he’s out on the wine trail, Ryan Scammon, wine tasting manager at Americana Vineyards who is also in charge of growing grapes and bringing them back to the site, tries to look at the wine and take his time with it — swirling it, sniffing it and savoring the wine. But […]

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Indian yogurt drink lassi growing in popularity in Ithaca

May 02, 2016 No Comments by

by Alexis Forde and Rachel Mucha Lassi is known to many as a special drink of Indian origin, made with yogurt, milk and spices or fruit, primarily offered in Indian restaurants. Now, an Ithaca couple is making this drink accessible in many grocery stores. Amrit Singh and Ipshita Pall created That Indian Drink, a brand […]

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Food deserts and insecurity impact Tompkins County

May 02, 2016 1 Comment by

by Kayla Dwyer Every Friday, Nikki Nease picks up food donations from the Friendship Donations Network building on State Street in Ithaca and takes whatever is available — bread, baked goods, produce — to the kids in her afterschool program in Dryden. She is the youth community educator for the Opportunity, Understanding, Respect, Success program, […]

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Classes in Ithaca help to promote healthy eating

May 02, 2016 No Comments by

By Annie Uhle and Taylor Zambrano Ellen Brown of Dancing Turtle Sprout Farm began planting sprouts because they could be planted inside and were not dependent on the weather. She discovered more than just a quick way to grow healthy food — she discovered a passion for growing that she shared with others. Brown said […]

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Sacred Root Kava Bar offers alternative nightlife to Ithaca residents

May 02, 2016 No Comments by

by Arlana Shikongo and Aaron Laramee “I come to the Kava bar for a variety of reasons but probably the top reason is that it is a safe place for me to come and be social and not have to deal with alcohol,” said Becki Hawley, an Ithaca local who enjoys visiting the Kava Lounge […]

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Greenhouses will supplement academic learning

May 02, 2016 No Comments by

by Kayla Dwyer and Sara Kim Just outside the office of Anthony DiLucci, director of career and technical education at the Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga Board of Cooperative Educational Services, is an open green space next to some playground structures. Plastic cones on the grass mark the outlines of where a new greenhouse will be built to serve […]

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