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The Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library held their Fall Book Sale from Oct. 8 to 25. Prior to the start of every sale, donations of books, CDs, DVDs and more are collected from the community, with the goal of selling 80% of all inventory by the end of the sale. Any items that are not sold by the end are donated to ThriftBooks.

Old books receive new life at community book sale

By Elizabeth Kharabadze, Co Life and Culture Editor October 26, 2022
Cardboard boxes and paper bags line the entrance of the warehouse for customers to use as they peruse through aisles of old books at the Fall Book Sale.
Senior Brianna Lowe, a Trader K’s employee since her sophomore year at Ithaca College, expressed sadness following the news of Trader Ks closing.

Beloved local thrift store on The Commons announces closure

By Clare Shanahan, Staff Writer February 24, 2022
Trader K’s, a used-clothing store on The Commons has curated a sense of community for its customers and employees alike and will close this spring.
Local Ithaca congregations like Tikkun v’Or, Hillel at Cornell, Al-Huda Islamic Center, First Baptist Church and Temple Beth-El came and shared their statements of support.

Gathering held in response to Colleyville hostage crisis

By Olivia Stanzl, Assistant News Editor January 27, 2022
Members of the Ithaca community gathered in freezing temperatures Jan. 22 at The Commons in solidarity as a response to a hostage standoff at a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas.
Editorial: Rebuilding Ithacas economy requires local effort

Editorial: Rebuilding Ithaca’s economy requires local effort

By The Ithacan February 18, 2021
Local businesses in Ithaca make it the home we know and love. The Commons would not be The Commons if not for the incredible people and businesses. 
Eileen Harrington Roth, off-campus living coordinator, said she will focus on communicating, educating and assisting students who are living off campus this semester.

Q&A: Off-campus living coordinator discusses position

By Syd Pierre, Staff Writer October 3, 2020
Eileen Harrington Roth has been appointed as the Ithaca College off-campus living coordinator, a new position for the college. 
The production team, which includes six full-time staff and three to four part-time employees, had the goal of creating a universal, inexpensive mask that could be easily produced using preexisting materials found in the print shop, said Glen Harris, operations manager of the print center. 

Center for Print Production makes masks for Ithaca community

By Syd Pierre, Contributing Writer September 7, 2020
The Center for Print Production at Ithaca College is producing masks and face shields for members of the campus community and the greater Ithaca area. 
Editorial: ICs mentorship program mends community divide

Editorial: IC’s mentorship program mends community divide

March 20, 2019
This mentorship program is a way to begin to rectify that, and students should take advantage of the opportunity to serve their community.
 Silvia Spencer leans in close to Tom Seyler as a soft jazzy tune plays. Maxine Hansford/The Ithacan

Intergenerational prom honors elderly community in Ithaca

By Connor Duffy, Assistant Multimedia Editor April 9, 2017
The theme of the prom was An Evening At Gatsby's, featuring jazz tunes from the '20s. The event featured Italian food and jazz tunes from the '20s.
Bomber athletes take dip for Special Olympics

Bomber athletes take dip for Special Olympics

By Caitie Ihrig, Assistant Sports Writer March 30, 2017
Ithaca College athletes raised money for the fourth annual Ithaca Polar Plunge. Senior Scott Halpern sat down for a Q&A about this years plunge.
Local artists creates a ceramic ware during a class at The Clay School, located at the South Hill Business Campus.

Sculpting a Community: Ithaca local creates an artistic hub

By Angela Weldon, Assistant Life & Culture Editor February 3, 2016
Ithaca local Julia Dean took her passions for art and ceramics to create the The Clay School for community artists.

Commentary: Local group combats modern injustices through media

By Paula Ioanide September 4, 2013

As I was preparing for the new school year, I heard from several Ithaca College students and alumni who traveled to Washington, D.C., to cover the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Alumnus Daniel...

Video: The gift that keeps on giving

By Candace KingJohn Vogan December 5, 2012
This isn't your ordinary gift exchange. The Alternative Gift Fair in Ithaca focuses on charity, health and preservation of the earth.
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