December 1, 2020
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New restaurants serve up distinctive dishes for community

By | Oct 20, 2020

Even with COVID-19 putting pressure on restaurants, new restaurant owners in Ithaca have found ways to open their doors.


Annual festival to celebrate fall in pandemic-friendly fashion

By | Sep 23, 2020

Because of the safety precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Downtown Ithaca Alliance canceled the Apple Harvest Festival 2020.


Demands of restaurants lead to closures

By | Dec 12, 2019

From pizzerias to Moroccan concepts, Hicham Oulida, Towers Marketplace retail manager at Ithaca College, has owned six restaurants — five of which were in Ithaca — over the past decade.


Ice sculptors compete for prizes on The Commons

By | Dec 4, 2018

Although the cooler months are already in full swing, the city will bundle up this weekend to celebrate the cold rather than combat it.


First Ithaca Fashion Week focuses on funky flair

By | Apr 11, 2018

After noticing that Ithaca Fashion Night attracted an audience, the Downtown Ithaca Alliance decided to dedicate an entire week to Ithaca’s fashion.


WATCH: Ithaca community celebrates 20th annual Chili Cook-Off

By | Feb 12, 2018

The Downtown Ithaca Alliance hosts its 20th annual Chili Cook-Off on The Commons along with 40 local participating restaurants.


Witches and wizards wave wands at whimsical weekend

By | Oct 25, 2017

With the flick of a wand, thousands of people RSVP’d for the event, bringing in over 8,000 attendees from across the country.


Getting to the core of the 35th annual Applefest

By | Sep 27, 2017

“It’s interesting to watch this festival grow over the years from a kind of ‘kid’ fair to now an ‘adult’ fair.”


Let’s Eat: downtown Ithaca hosts Ithaca Brunch Festival

On Nov. 5, downtown Ithaca held its first Ithaca Brunch Festival. The event included food vendors such as Om Nom Nomelettes.


Apple of Ithaca’s eye: Ithacans celebrate 34th applefest

By | Oct 4, 2016

The Downtown Ithaca Alliance hosts the 34th annual Apple Harvest Festival on The Commons. The event features a variety of food and entertainment.


Ithaca College students max out TCAT buses on weekend nights

By | Feb 11, 2016

The bus pulls forward, and then the driver hits the brakes. The mass of students lurches forward. One man loses his balance and stumbles toward the driver. A woman repeatedly says “I’m not drunk! I’m just tired,” and then promptly tries to fall asleep standing up…


Ithaca Commons completed as students return

By | Aug 26, 2015

A year after its estimated completion date and nearly $6 million over budget, the new Ithaca Commons has opened for business.