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Neighborhoods in the Network / Ithaca Festival (Ithaca, NY)

06.18.08 | Martha Manikas-Foster

It is popular today to toss around words like "sustainability" and "going green." The Ithaca Festival in Ithaca, NY, however, is a celebration that is not just talking about making less of an impact on the environment---it plans to do something about it.

Neighborhoods in the Network / Monastery (Piffard and Pine City, NY)

06.11.08 | Martha Manikas-Foster

A quiet life of faith in the Information Age---is it possible?

Neighborhoods in the Network / Jell-O (LeRoy, NY)

06.04.08 | Martha Manikas-Foster

Many people keep a box or two of Jell-O in the pantry because it is so versatile. But did you know that this instant food--created in LeRoy, NY--revolutionized American cooking?

Neighborhoods in the Network / Letterboxing (Corning, NY)

05.28.08 | Martha Manikas-Foster

The hobby known as "letterboxing" is popular around the world. The activity--called by the name the British use for their mailboxes--is full of strategy, secrecy and the fun of outdoor exploration.

Neighborhoods in the Network / Lucy-Desi Days (Jamestown, NY)

05.21.08 | Martha Manikas-Foster

Jamestown, NY is once again celebrating favorite daughter Lucille Ball with its Memorial Day weekend festival called Lucy-Desi Days. Join Martha Manikas-Foster for her look at a celebration of "I Love Lucy" that includes television show screenings, city tours, a costume contest, and more ...

Neighborhoods in the Network / Train Museum (Medina, NY)

05.14.08 | Martha Manikas-Foster

The people at the Medina Railroad Museum, an hour northeast of Buffalo, encourage learning through railroading. One way they do this by bringing in the biggest, blue-est, and most exciting train imaginable: a full sized Thomas the Tank Engine.

Neighborhoods in the Network / Race Fest (Addison, NY)

04.30.08 | Martha Manikas-Foster

Every year on the first Saturday in May, the village of Addison, NY hosts the Addison Race Fest. This event includes a 30-mile bike race, a 12-mile canoe race, both 5- and 10-K foot races, as was well as a wheelchair race and a biathlon.

Neighborhoods in the Network / Renaissance (Bloomsburg, PA)

04.23.08 | Martha Manikas-Foster

On the fourth Saturday in April - ever since 1978 - Bloomsburg, PA closes Main Street and invites the community to come outside after the long winter.

Neighborhoods in the Network / Maple Festival (Marathon, NY)

04.02.08 | Martha Manikas-Foster

The Central New York Maple Festival, in Marathon, New York, has been celebrating small town life in a homespun way since 1971.

Neighborhoods in the Network / Rod Serling (Ithaca, NY)

03.26.08 | Martha Manikas-Foster

Rod Serling, one of television's best-known writers, considered central New York State his home. Ithaca College will celebrate the work of this favorite son and the man behind "The Twilight Zone."

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