ICE BAR, ICE CARVING COMPETITION, PUBLIC HEARING

Hello everybody!  Fall has come and gone and it seems like the community has been making great use of the Commons.  We’ve got some business to report but also some winter fun to look forward to this weekend.  First, the business…

PUBLIC HEARING, DECEMBER 14 @ 1:00 PM

As you may be aware, the Commons Project was supported by a $1.8M grant from Empire State Development Corporation.  This week, we received the following notice from the State regarding a public hearing at City Hall.  “[As part of its funding obligations], a public hearing will be held by the Corporation at City Hall, Council Chambers, 108 E. Green Street – 3rd Floor, Ithaca, NY  14850 on Monday, December 14, 2015 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.  You are welcome to attend this hearing and make a statement about the project if you wish.”

ICE BAR, ICE CARVING, CHOWDER COOK-OFF

The Downtown Ithaca Alliance’s Ithaca Ice Festival started last night with the opening of the Ice Bar at the Bernie Milton Pavilion.

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The DIA has also been hard at work putting up Holiday Lights and making good use of the open streetscape to create a festive atmosphere.

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Pardon the bleak, washed-out colors from the cell phone camera.  It looks be-dazzling in person. #needfilters

Ice carving competition will start today at 5 PM.  Visit downtownithaca.com for more info and detailed program.

Come down and see the Ice Bar and sculptures before they melt!