Popular Wine Boutique Earns Special Recognition

The Cellar D’Or Wine & Cider Shop Receives Top 50 Wine Retailer Honors from Wine Enthusiast ITHACA NY JULY 1, 2020 — The Cellar D’Or Wine and Cider Shop at 136 The Commons in Downtown Ithaca recently earned a special honor from Wine Enthusiast, an influential publication for wine lovers. The magazine names Cellar D’Or among its Top 50 Wine … Read More

GO ITHACA Launching Sustainable Transportation Leaders Program

Program for teens starts July 13th; graduates receive a special certification ITHACA NY JULY 1, 2020 — This summer, GO ITHACA is launching a Sustainable Transportation Leaders program, a six-week-long youth engagement program aimed at educating Tompkins County’s high school students about sustainable travel and how they can travel more efficiently. Throughout the program, which starts Monday, July 13 and … Read More

TCAT extends no-fare policy through Sept. 5

People entering bus

This message was produced by Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) which provides transit services throughout Downtown Ithaca and the Greater Ithaca area.  The TCAT Board of Directors voted unanimously to extend TCAT’s no-fare policy through Sat., Sept. 5, to continue the practice of social distancing between drivers and riders. At their regularly scheduled meeting Thurs., June 25, board members voted … Read More

Downtown Ithaca stakeholders elect nine board members 

ITHACA, JUNE 24, 2020 — Nine individuals — four downtown Ithaca property owners,  four commercial tenants, and one resident —  were elected to the Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA) Board of Directors during the nonprofit organization’s Annual Meeting held Monday. Downtown property owners re-elected Cathy Hart, Abby Peterson, and Joseph Wetmore and elected Seth Adams who has previously served on the … Read More

Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick delivers public safety video message

DIA, TCAD, City, Visit Ithaca, Tompkins Chamber, Department of Health partner with a local PR firm on health and safety message ITHACA, NY JUNE 23, 2020  — The Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA), Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce, Tompkins County Area Development, Ithaca/Tompkins County Convention and Visitors Bureau, City of Ithaca, and the Tompkins County Health Department have partnered with Flair … Read More

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day is this weekend. And, while these unusual times are certainly changing our traditional plans to celebrate with dad, that doesn’t mean you have to forget about the holiday entirely. In fact, there are plenty of simple gestures and small gifts you can send to your dad to show your love and appreciation for him from a distance.  Here … Read More

Downtown Ithaca & Community Partners introduce Ithaca Promise

Downtown, City, Chamber and Local First Ithaca partner to institute commitment to health and safety as businesses reopen. ITHACA, NY JUNE 12, 2020 — Public health and safety are among the top priorities in the Ithaca and greater Tompkins County community. With this sentiment in mind, the Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA), Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce, City of Ithaca, and … Read More

Downtown’s Homegrown Skateshop raises nearly $50,000 for area youth programs affected by COVID-19 pandemic

Check presentation at Homegrown Skateshop on the Ithaca Commons

ITHACA NY JUNE 9, 2020 — Homegrown Skateshop, a specialty store in Downtown Ithaca since 2005, recently held an online raffle that garnered nearly $50,000 to benefit The Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC) and Social Ventures, a pair area youth programs affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Homegrown Skateshop owner Andrew Douglas partnered with Jeff Furman, a former Board of Directors Chairman at Ben & Jerry’s Ice … Read More

Ithaca’s Gallery Night Returns (Virtually) tomorrow

Gallery Night June logo

Virtual art show will showcase multiple artist exhibits, demonstrations, and more ITHACA NY, JUNE 4, 2020 — Gallery Night Ithaca presented by Tompkins Trust Company is returning tomorrow to downtown and make its world premiere in a new virtual and social-distancing friendly format. Tomorrow’s Gallery Night is happening from 5 to 8 pm and will include a series of virtual … Read More