January 10, 2011

TC3 older students scholarship available

The Ithaca Journal reports that applications are due March 1st for a $5000 scholarship at TC3 available to students over 25 years old. Need something to do in the cold? The Varna United Methodist Church can warm you up Tuesday...

Posted by simon at 7:43 AM

July 6, 2010

Preserving land along Six Mile Creek

The Finger Lakes Land Trust is working on purchasing 170 acres off Irish Settlement Road that includes more than a mile of Six Mile Creek frontage. If all goes well, they plan to add a "parking area, signs, and footbridges"....

Posted by simon at 7:01 AM

February 8, 2010

State Forest futures

This Thursday, February 11th, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will be having a meeting on the futures of the Hammond Hill and Yellow Barn State Forests in the Forum room at Tompkins-Cortland Community College. The room will...

Posted by simon at 5:21 PM

January 11, 2010

Making the most of the snow

The Ithaca Journal reports that Hammond Hill was busy Saturday, as the Cayuga Nordic Ski Club held its 25th annual 10K ski race for club members, as well as a 5K race and a children's race. The night before, the...

Posted by simon at 12:18 PM

October 26, 2009

Trees and Forestry

Code Enforcement Officer Henry Slater used to remind the Planning Board about another category of farmer: tree farmers. There are Christmas tree farms, but also a lot of logging operations. Some of the logging is for firewood, some for lumber,...

Posted by simon at 9:25 AM

December 19, 2007

Preserving Six Mile Creek

Between some travel and connectivity problems, I'm a little behind. To catch up... Yesterday's paper reports that the Finger Lake Land Trust will be establishing a 138-acre nature preserve near the headwaters of Six Mile Creek. Looking at the map,...

Posted by simon at 11:29 AM

September 6, 2007

Ellis Hollow apartment built with Hammond Hill wood

I couldn't remember what Ithaca Artisan, one of the business links on this site did, so I visited. Then I took a look at their piece on building a new apartment on Ellis Hollow Road, and was amazed to find...

Posted by simon at 7:02 PM

February 6, 2007

TC3 professor addresses mental health in Nicaragua

This morning's Ithaca Journal reports on TC3 professor Donna Nielsen's visits to Nicaraugua to help patients there, and her recent emphasis on mental health care. They have pictures of Sunday's Snowfest on Hammond Hill. The Monitor reports on a double-arrest...

Posted by simon at 5:30 PM

December 13, 2006

Dryden's jewels on Emerald Necklace

This morning's Ithaca Journal highlighted the Yellow Barn State Forest and Hammond Hill State Forest in an article on conservation efforts along the Finger Lakes Trail, as the County Legislature brings in a planner to help protect public land from...

Posted by simon at 5:17 PM

October 30, 2005

Cleaning up Hammond Hill trails

It was a perfect day for a hike, and a perfect day for a Hammond Hill trail fixup day. This one ran a little differently from last year, so I followed a crew around and took pictures of them, though...

Posted by simon at 10:41 PM

October 28, 2005

Hammond Hill trail repair update

Ann Leonard sends an update on Sunday's Hammond Hill trail repair: Update for Hammond Hill Trail Work and Dish to Pass October 30 8:30am There has been a tremendous response to the call for action from our terrific trail enthusiasts!...

Posted by simon at 5:26 PM

October 22, 2005

Another trail repair day next Sunday

After the success of last year's trail repair day and party, Ann Leonard is hosting another repair day at Hammond Hill State Park: Hammond Hill Trails Fix Up Day and After Work Dish to Pass Lunch There will be trail...

Posted by simon at 10:06 AM

April 8, 2005

Hammond Hill trail update

It looks like there will be another work day and block party on Hammond Hill this year, as Ann Leonard writes with news of the trail's condition: Dear Friends of Hammond Hill I'm a bit late getting started on the...

Posted by simon at 12:01 PM

November 20, 2004

Thanks for flu clinic; suspect returned; inspiration

There are two Laurels in today's Journal about the flu clinic that Tompkins County held at the Hanshaw Road Armory on November 10th. Joan Hogan of Trumansburg thanks Alice Cole of the county health department for the clinic, while Cole...

Posted by simon at 8:25 AM

October 12, 2004

Fall foliage

While visiting Yellow Trail One, I took a lot more pictures of fall foliage around the Hammond Hill area. Feeling adventurous, I drove down Star Stanton Road past the warning that the road was abandoned, and then turned south along...

Posted by simon at 8:12 PM

Hammond Hill trail restored

Ann Leonard, who organized the Hammond Hill Block Party in August wrote to report that the work is now finished: The work on Yellow One is complete! The DEC has finished spreading gravel where we agreed it needed it, and...

Posted by simon at 8:00 PM

September 9, 2004

More trail work on Hammond Hill Saturday

As exciting as the Hammond Hill block party August 21st was, wet conditions kept them from finishing the trail work. There's a bit left to do, if you're looking for something good to do on Saturday morning. Ann Leonard writes:...

Posted by simon at 11:00 AM

September 4, 2004

Schools watch roofs; county transportation

Dryden appears briefly in this morning's Journal, mentioned once in an article about schools inspecting their roofs after a collapse in Washingtonville, and once in an article on the start of football season. The county is working on a long-range...

Posted by simon at 10:11 AM

August 21, 2004

Hammond Hill block party

Wow. Ann Leonard knows how to throw a great party. Start with a few hours of shoveling mud in the rain, then head back to a camp area where barbecued chicken is waiting, people are playing music (including bagpipes), orienteering...

Posted by simon at 4:50 PM