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Sponsored content by The Community Foundation: Philanthropy Magnified

Behind every gift, there is a story about a generous individual, family or organization committed to advancing their community and the people around them. Generosity inspires us all. Many individuals and families make their charitable goals a reality. We share this story about a donor, where they come from and how we help them magnify their impact on the community […]

New program pairs volunteers with caregivers in need of respite


When Richard Donato, of Ithaca, heard about the opportunity to provide respite for a hardworking caregiver in Tompkins County, he jumped at the chance. “I have just been, for a long time, aware of how much quiet suffering there is all around us,” Donato said. “Not just around the world but right here in our own neighborhoods and in our […]

Sponsored content by The William George Agency for Children’s Services: Growing through giving


Last November, on a chilly, overcast day, the youth of The William George Agency for Children’s Services (WGA) donned their winter coats and braved the swirling snow flurries to embark on a campus loop, all for the benefit of neighboring families in need. While remaining indoors might have been easier, these young individuals were committed to their cause. “Cultivating personal […]

Healthy Living: 8 Easy Dinners With Ingredients You Likely Already Have

Busy weeknight dinners often mean staring into the pantry at 5:30 p.m. wondering what you’ll have on the table by 6 p.m. With these easy meals, you can quickly prepare a healthy and flavorful dinner using ingredients that you likely have on hand already! Combining the meats you have in the refrigerator or freezer, whatever vegetables are ready to be […]

New market Danby Food and Drink to open this spring


Across from Lane Automotive in Danby, among all of the old buildings that dot the landscape along Danby Road, stands a little building sporting a bright yellow coat of fresh paint. “It’s the only building anywhere near there that’s freshly painted,” said Kartik Sribarra, Danby resident, the owner of Danby Food and Drink, located at 1849 Danby Rd. (Route 96B). […]

Healthy Senior: Dealing with nocturnal leg cramps: causes and remedies



Q.  What exactly is a “charley horse” and why do I get them in my legs at night? According to the American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, the term “charley horse” was first used in the 1880s by baseball players to describe a muscle cramp. No one knows the true origin, but the dictionary says: “Among the more likely theories proposed […]

You can cut your heart disease risk


CMC treatments and patient education programs can help you reduce your risks for a leading cause of death in our region Heart disease has been the leading cause of death in Tompkins and surrounding counties for five of the last 10 years. Mortality records show heart disease and cancer trading places as the top cause of death nearly every other […]

Healthy Senior: Antibiotics and superbugs are a growing threat to global health


Q.  I had a bad cold so I asked my doctor for an antibiotic. He seemed reluctant, but I insisted and he gave me the prescription. I was supposed to take it for 10 days, but I stopped after 7 because I felt better and I… Stop! Next you’ll tell me you prefer not to cover your mouth when you […]

Women’s Health: How to keep your skin looking young and healthy at any age


Staying young, vibrant, and healthy is a goal that many strive for, regardless of age. While aging is a natural part of life, there are things you can do to keep your skin looking and feeling its best. In this article, we cover some tried-and-true skincare tips for every age. Protect Your Skin from the Sun Exposure to the sun leads […]

Michael Sampson: Always Making Art


“Early on I was always drawing things…My grandmother recalled that I liked drawing feet as a child. At 7 or 8 I also started playing sports, I was in Little League, and I collected baseball cards,” said local artist Michael Sampson. “But I was always drawing when I was at home.” “My mother had Andrew Wyeth prints on our walls […]


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