Inaugural Ladies Night at downtown Ithaca's Comics for Collectors

Inaugural Ladies Night at downtown Ithaca's Comics for Collectors

The comic book world may seem like a boys club, but there are plenty of girls -- and women -- in the industry and in fandom, too. Downtown Ithaca's Comics for Collectors is starting up a Ladies Night for all of Central New York's female comics contingent.

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Purse snatcher mugs jogger early Sunday evening in Ithaca's west end

Purse snatcher mugs jogger early Sunday evening in Ithaca's west end

The Ithaca Police Department tells us a woman was mugged while out jogging early Sunday evening in Ithaca's west end, not far from Downtown Ithaca and the dispersing crowds from Porchfest. A man grabbed the victim's purse strap and ripped it from her.

Police say the woman and a witness were jogging near the intersection of West Seneca Street and North Plain Street when the man attacked. The victim was knocked to the ground, and the assailant fled on foot between nearby houses.

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Tuff eNuff 5K/10K at Greek Peak offers a substance-free challenge course

Tuff eNuff 5K/10K at Greek Peak offers a substance-free challenge course

Greek Peak Mountain Resort is the site of the second annual Tuff eNuff Challenge, a running, walking, climbing, and crawling course that will raise funds for substance addiction causes in the area, including the Alcohol and Drug Council of Tompkins County. 

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Community support meeting this afternoon in the wake of Cornell Prof. Ephrahim Garcia's death

Community support meeting this afternoon in the wake of Cornell Prof. Ephrahim Garcia's death

Cornell University's College of Engineering has planned a community support meeting at 4:30 this afternoon in the wake of the death yesterday of Dr. Ephrahim Garcia, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering in the college.

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Book talk and signing for Cornell: A History featuring Glenn Altschuler and Isaac Kramnick

Book talk and signing for Cornell: A History featuring Glenn Altschuler and Isaac Kramnick

Cornell University professors Glenn Altschuler and Isaac Kramnick will be on hand Wednesday afternoon for a book talk and signing event co-hosted by the Cornell Store and Cornell University Press.

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Wallace edges Peacock for Ithaca city judge nomination; Teachout falls despite strong CNY showing

Wallace edges Peacock for Ithaca city judge nomination; Teachout falls despite strong CNY showing

Unofficial results from the Tompkins County Board of Elections show that Rick Wallace has narrowly defeated interim City Court Judge Seth Peacock for the Democratic nomination to stand in this November's general election. Wallace won with 745 votes to Peacock's 675, with Kristine Shaw trailing with 381 votes.

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Alison Lurie at Buffalo Street Books and Megan Shull at Hangar Theatre in two big Ithaca book events

Alison Lurie at Buffalo Street Books and Megan Shull at Hangar Theatre in two big Ithaca book events

Local author Alison Lurie has followed up her 1981 book "The Language of Clothes" with a fresh look at architecture and interior design reflect and affect the people who live in and use the buildings. She'll be at Buffalo Street Books today to talk about it.

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New York governor and local judge election the highlights for Tuesday's primary

New York governor and local judge election the highlights for Tuesday's primary

Polls are open from noon to 9pm in Tompkins County for Tuesday's primary election. The races under consideration are for New York State's governor and lieutenant governor positions, and a City Court Judge position in the City of Ithaca.

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No injuries in Newfield blaze that shut down Route 13 for two hours Saturday

No injuries in Newfield blaze that shut down Route 13 for two hours Saturday

Newfield fire officials say an electrical short may be responsible for an equipment fire at the Casella waste management facility on Route 13 south of Ithaca Saturday afternoon. Multiple fire departments responded to put out the blaze, which forced officials to close Route 13 in both directions.

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Bike, walk, and roll, but don't drive: Southside streets are closed this Sunday for car-free Streets Alive event

Bike, walk, and roll, but don't drive: Southside streets are closed this Sunday for car-free Streets Alive event

Several blocks on Ithaca's southside will be transformed tomorrow from thoroughfare to street fair. The sixth "Streets Alive" event will close parts of Plain Street, West Clinton Street, and Wood Street to drivers from 1-5pm on Sunday, September 7th.

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