Homegrown grocery ordering app Rosie in the running for IBM tech startup award

Homegrown grocery ordering app Rosie in the running for IBM tech startup award

Grocery delivery services are nothing new, and online ordering is nothing new, but Rosie, built here in Ithaca, combines the two in an innovative way that has them up for an IBM Global Entrepreneur award. Online voting is open for a People's Choice Award.

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No, really: Thaw frozen pipes with hair dryers, not open flame, says IFD after they put out a house fire

No, really: Thaw frozen pipes with hair dryers, not open flame, says IFD after they put out a house fire

The Ithaca Fire Department, which has been stressing the importance of using warm air from space heaters and hair dryers to thaw frozen pipes, instead of open flame, repeated the advice on Friday night after putting out a fire on South Cayuga Street.

According to an IFD release, a call came in at about 7:20pm Friday for a report of "a fire in the wall and smoke filling up inside the structure," in a three-story apartment building at 332 South Cayuga Street.

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Indiana Jones showings at State Theatre postponed due to heat problem

Indiana Jones showings at State Theatre postponed due to heat problem

The State Theatre of Ithaca has been forced to postpone the showings of "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" and "Indiana Jones and the Lost Crusade" scheduled for this weekend, due to a reported heat outage in the building.

Part of a series of family-friendly movies, the Indiana Jones showings will now be next Friday and Saturday, February 27th and 28th. All previously issued tickets will be honored for the new showtimes.

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Maple Avenue closed on East Hill due to water main break

Maple Avenue closed on East Hill due to water main break

Maple Avenue on Ithaca's east hill is closed between Pine Tree Road and the "five corners" intersection with Dryden Road, Ithaca Road, and Cornell Street due to a water main break. Officials say City of Ithaca crews are working to repair the damage.

Local access to residences, businesses, and Cornell facilities on Maple Avenue is limited, and TCAT's bus stop has been moved to the intersection of Maple Avenue with Maplewood Drive, according to Cornell University.

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No Parking on East Spencer Street as City moves to clear ice and packed snow

No Parking on East Spencer Street as City moves to clear ice and packed snow

Already one of the narrowest streets in Ithaca, and one of the hardest to clear of snow, East Spencer Street was hard hit by the tens of thousands of gallons of water that spilled down South Hill from a water main break this weekend. The City of Ithaca has now posted emergency No Parking signs along the block.

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Guest bartenders will raise funds for United Way at Lot 10 Mardi Gras event

Guest bartenders will raise funds for United Way at Lot 10 Mardi Gras event

It's Fat Tuesday, and the United Way of Tompkins County is reprising its successful fundraiser from last year with an early evening Mardi Gras event at Lot 10 in Downtown Ithaca. Organizers say 100% of tips and proceeds from a silent auction will go to the United Way.

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Power outages, flight delays, and snowy roads on a cold Monday

Power outages, flight delays, and snowy roads on a cold Monday

Over 800 customers are without power in the Town of Lansing, among nearly 900 New York State Electric & Gas customers without power midday Monday, according to the company. That's leaving hundreds of homes and businesses without heat on one of the coldest days of the season.

NYSEG says they hope to have electricity restored to most customers in Tompkins and Cayuga Counties by about 1pm. In addition to Lansing, customers in Groton, Genoa, and Locke are affected.

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South Aurora Street closed while City of Ithaca crews clean up from water main break

South Aurora Street closed while City of Ithaca crews clean up from water main break

Update: South Aurora Street has reopened to traffic.

A pair of water main breaks near the intersection of South Aurora Street (Route 96B) and Pleasant Street on Sunday left an icy mess across a swath of downtown and flooded a couple dozen basements. The City of Ithaca says Aurora Street is closed on Monday morning while crews work to clean up the aftermath.

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Drifting snow, frozen pipes, and other winter hazards this weekend

Drifting snow, frozen pipes, and other winter hazards this weekend

It's cold. Very cold. Even the snowmen have had enough of this spate of winter weather. The snow has stopped, and the sun is shining, but the extreme cold and sharp winds are creating significant hazards that will last into Monday.

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Water main break on south hill creates icy mess in Downtown Ithaca

Water main break on south hill creates icy mess in Downtown Ithaca

Update: City officials say Route 96B on South Hill is closed again after the same water main ruptured a second time. The City of Ithaca had to close Route 96B this morning due to a water main break at the South Hill intersection of South Aurora Street and Pleasant Street.

Water coursing down the hill is reportedly creating wet and icy conditions along Spencer Street and Clinton Street. Pedestrians walking on the south side of Downtown Ithaca should be cautious of icy sidewalks.

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