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Around Town | Friday, September 13, 2019 | By Diane Duthie Print
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The Lansing Carnival was last weekend behind Lansing Central Fire Station.  This year the carnival featured fireworks on Friday, and a Saturday parade.  A band, a 'Lil Miss & Mister' contest, food by Lansing Fire Department members, a dunk booth with dunkee Lansing High School Principal Patrick Hornbrook, and a good time was had by all.

The Lansing Carnival Parade Award Winners:
  • Furthest Distance: Senator Pam Helming
  • Best Spirit: Lansing Small Fry Cheerleaders
  • Town Supervisors Award: Louise Bement our Town Historian, and Crew
  • Oldest Piece of Equipment: Moravia Fire Department "Bertha"
  • Best in Show: Irish Crane Dancers


Photos by Diane Duthie

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posticon Interfaith Dinner

Around Town | Friday, September 13, 2019 | By - Print
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posticon Friday the 13th - Oh My!

Around Town | Friday, September 13, 2019 | By Dan Veaner Print
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ImageAre you a paraskevidekatriaphobic? If so you are probably at home reading the Star today instead of going out into the world.  Because being a paraskevidekatriaphobe means you are afraid of Friday the 13th. Of course it could mean that you are a triskaidekaphobiac, a person is lives in fear of the number 13.

No one is sure when the fear began, but some attribute it to ancient man when counting was developed. With ten fingers and two feet, the next number in a count was unlucky.  In ancient Egypt 13 signified death. It was the last stage of ascension, something Egyptians strived for. The Chinese also considered the number lucky. But the Hindus believed it was unlucky for 13 people to gather in one place. The Norse also thought 13 at dinner was unlucky.

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posticon Museum Of The Earth And Sciencenter Awarded Federal Grants

Around Town | Friday, September 13, 2019 | By Office of Congressman Tom Reed Print
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Washington, DC - Congressman Tom Reed announced Wednesday that two Museums for America Grants from the Institute of Museum and Library services that will benefit New York's 23rd Congressional District. The grants, as part of the Museums for America Grants, will be awarded to the Museum of the Earth at the Paleontological Research Institution and the Sciencenter in Ithaca, NY.  The Museum for America grant program supports projects that increase and enhance the experience and service provided to the public. Categories for this program include: learning experience, community anchors and collections and stewardship.

"Grants such as these allow museums to expand and continue to provide excellent services for visitors and community members," said Reed. "Expanding access to education and information is something we care about and we are proud to deliver this grant for people who both live in and visit Ithaca."

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posticon Wells Recognized as One of the Best Liberal Arts Colleges

Around Town | Friday, September 13, 2019 | By Christopher Pollock Print
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wellsAurora, NY - Wells College has been named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best liberal arts colleges in the country, according to its 2020 rankings data that were announced today (Sept. 9, 2019). The publication ranked Wells at #124 for national liberal arts colleges, tied with five other institutions of higher education. (Last year, Wells was included in an unranked tier of schools #173 through #229 on that same list.)

The College also scored high on two rankings related to socioeconomic and ethnic/racial diversity, rankings Wells #14 in the country for "social mobility" in the category of national liberal arts colleges (tied with three other institutions), and #44 for "campus diversity," also in the same category.

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posticon 'Corpse Flower' Poised To Make Another Big Stink

Around Town | Friday, September 13, 2019 | By Abigail Butler Print
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cornell corpse flowerPhoto from Liberty Hyde Bailey Conservatory Titan Arum LivestreamCarolus, one of Cornell's two Titan arum plants, also known as 'corpse flowers', will again unleash its fetid odor in the Liberty Hyde Bailey Conservatory on Tower Road in the coming days.

"The flowering is brief – just a day or two – and difficult to predict," said Paul Cooper, the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station greenhouse grower who cares for the Titan arums and more than 600 other species of plants in the conservatory. "But the bloom is nothing if not memorable."

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