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1 — See two great Shakespeare plays
Swordfights, soliloquies and stagecraft: An Ithaca summer of Shakespeare – It is a cool midsummer night, and the sun has just started to sift through the trees that hug the perimeter of the grassy amphitheater. The Ithaca Voice
2 — Opening the discussion on what to do post-Simeon’s
See 13 ideas being floated to improve truck safety in Ithaca after Simeon’s crash – A range of measures — from a simple review of existing road signs to a sophisticated restraint system, similar to what’s used on aircraft carriers, to snag runaway trucks — are among a baker’s dozen ideas contained in a memo. The Ithaca Voice 3 — Cornell professor dies in Portland, Oregon
Prof. Berggren ’90 MAT ’93 Remembered as ‘Integral’ to Agriculture College – Prof. Kathy Berggren ’90 MAT ’93, applied economics and management, died Thursday on her way to the airport in Portland, Oregon after a attending a conference, according to University officials. The Cornell Daily Sun 4 — Lincoln Street Diner answers mayor’s call
And the winner of Mayor Svante Myrick’s garbage plate sweepstakes is … – On Friday morning, Mayor Svante Myrick confirmed that he’ll award the key to the city to the first restaurant that made him a Rochester-style garbage plate.
The Ithaca Voice 5 — Cornell Bhangra dancers talk about appearance on national TV
Striving for national glory, Cornell Bhangra dancers are ‘intoxicated with joy’ – Decked out in vibrant hues and jamming to Indian beats, 13 members of Cornell University’s Bhangra dance team danced their way onto the Today Show Wednesday.
The Ithaca Voice 6 — Too much trash at a beautiful part of Ithaca
Piles of trash, empty beer cans litter area near Mulholland Wildflower Preserve – Empty beer cans, cardboard boxes and bags of trash are just a few of the items left at Second Dam near the Mulholland Wildflower Preserve The Ithaca Voice
(Courtesy Jen Curley) 7 — Ithaca school district vacancy
ICSD board to leave vacancy unfilled – The Ithaca City School District Board of Education unanimously voted Thursday to leave vacant the seat previously held by Seth Peacock, who left the board after being named interim Ithaca City Court judge earlier this month. The Ithaca Journal 8 — NYSEG crews working on Commons
NYSEG to work Saturdays on Commons gaslines – NYSEG’s natural gas division is adding a second construction crew on its work on the Ithaca Commons and will begin working on Saturdays this week, the project team announced Friday. The Ithaca Journal 9 — Cornell tweets about the 1%
Cornell college Tweets, ‘Want to be in the 1% of the 1%?’ – In response to a Business Insider story, an official Cornell University Twitter account asked its followers, “Want to be in the 1% of the 1%?” The Ithaca Voice 10 — Ithacans join Gaza protest in Syracuse
Ithacans join protesters in Syracuse in urge to bloodshed in the Gaza Strip – The two joined hundreds of others Friday afternoon at a rally in downtown Syracuse to protest recent bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, U.S. military support of Israel and the treatment of Palestinians.