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Applefest has grown into a popular Ithaca tradition from its humble beginnings in 1982.

Getting to the core of the 35th annual Applefest

By Kara Bowen, Contributing Writer September 27, 2017
"It’s interesting to watch this festival grow over the years from a kind of ‘kid’ fair to now an ‘adult’ fair."
Lets Eat: downtown Ithaca hosts Ithaca Brunch Festival

Let’s Eat: downtown Ithaca hosts Ithaca Brunch Festival

By Alisha Tamarchenko and Luke Harbur November 8, 2016
On Nov. 5, downtown Ithaca held its first Ithaca Brunch Festival. The event included food vendors such as Om Nom Nomelettes.
Apple of Ithacas eye: Ithacans celebrate 34th applefest

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

By Jacob Sullivan, Assistant Multimedia Editor October 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.
Students board an outbound Route 11 TCAT bus at the Seneca Street Station the night of Feb. 6. Nancy Oltz, TCAT operations manager, said the company often brings on additional buses at peak times on Friday and Saturday nights to accomodate large amounts of student riders.

Ithaca College students max out TCAT buses on weekend nights

By Michael Pyskaty, Staff Writer February 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

Ithaca Commons completed as students return

By Faith Meckley, Assistant News Editor August 26, 2015
A year after its estimated completion date and nearly $6 million over budget, the new Ithaca Commons has opened for business.

Preview: Ithaca restaurants compete in chili cook-off

By Kate Nalepinski, Contributing Writer February 3, 2015
Over 45 local restaurants and chefs will present a variety of meat and vegetarian chili at the 17th Annual Great Downtown Ithaca Chili Cook-Off on Feb. 7.

Downtown Ithaca businesses attract students with new discount program

By Sara McCloskey and Taylor Barker October 8, 2014
The Downtown Ithaca Alliance launched the Downtown Ithaca Student Discount Program to encourage more college students to visit businesses downtown.


October 25, 2013

Top news of the day The stories you should check out 1. Cornell Law’s Avon Global Center for Women and Justice and the International Human Rights Clinic hosted a presentation by Ethiopian human-rights...

The Commons construction is on schedule to be completed by Thanksgiving 2014.

Commons construction is on schedule

By Kelly Cucolo, Staff Writer September 18, 2013
The construction of The Commons is currently on track and on budget to meeting its Thanksgiving 2014 completion deadline.
City kicks off Commons rebuild project

City kicks off Commons rebuild project

By Noreyana Fernando, Assistant News Editor April 10, 2013
Nearly 100 people gathered Monday on The Commons for a celebration that officially marked the launch of the much-awaited Ithaca Commons redesign project.

Video: Ithaca’s third annual Chowder Cook-Off

By Tiffany Ruff December 12, 2012
Residents gather for a fun day of chowder tasting on The Commons.
From left, freshmen Kira Jarrar and Brittney Aiken buy candy apples at Apple Fest on Sunday afternoon.

Local farmers deliver at Apple Fest despite poor harvest season

By Karly PlacekLauren Mazzo, Staff Writers October 1, 2012
Despite a year of difficult harvests, the 30th Annual Downtown Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival brought in large crowds this weekend.
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