Upcoming . . .


IYB Soccer Camp

From: James Douglas

July 4, 2012 at 4:18 pm (Edit)

We still have some spots open for soccer camp which starts next week. Please pass the word on. Thanks! Ithaca Youth Bureau Soccer Camp

Who: Girls and Boys, ages 10-15 Where: Cass Park When: July 9 – July 13, 9:00 – noon Fee: $95/$67 City […]

Hydrilla treatments to resume

For Immediate Release June 18, 2012

Hydrilla Eradication Treatments Resume in Cayuga Inlet

Ithaca, NY – The second of a series of herbicide treatments is tentatively scheduled for the Cayuga Inlet on June 26-27, 2012. The herbicide being used in the treatment is Endothal, also known as Aquathol K. This is the same herbicide […]

Uses and abuses of redistricting

Cynthia Brock provided this explanation in response to a question:

The stated purpose of redistricting is to equalize the population of the various Wards, regardless of age or ability to vote. Under all the various scenarios, the population variance between the largest and smallest wards cannot vary by 10% or more. However even with these […]

City redistricting

West Hill has been part of the city’s first ward, together with South Hill and parts of the city’s north side. It seems that there is momentum now to convert to a districting plan in which the first and second wards would be combined. This is a map of the proposed wards, with notations showing […]

Reactions to the development proposal

So, many of us have been worried about the sprawling of Ithaca onto West Hill in a series of developments. Now, another one seems to have arrived (see next post, “70-Unit…”), proposed by the Eco Village people, whom we want to regard as guardians of good sense and good practices. What’s a body to think?!?!? […]

Community Dinner, April 21, 2012

At our last community dinner, Cili gave us some invaluable info on nutrition and George, on Chinese gardens– pdf below on the Chinese gardens.


George Chinese Gardens 4-27-12


For our next dinner–sometime over the summer– we’re contemplating the topic of wild edibles. Soooo….. if you have any expertise in that particular realm, then […]

Bird-Friendly Landscapes and Community Dinner Feb. 24,2012

Hello West Hill,

At the last community dinner we talked about bird-friendly landscapes and hydrilla–the hydrilla e-mail went out, so below you will find, from Regi (thanks for the hospitality!) hints on attracting birds.

Also, if you have a topic on resources or sustainability that interests you, let us know about it.

From Regi:

The […]

Termites on West Hill

Termite tunnel at the top of the cellar wall, continuing up to the sill

We were having some work done on our house and had to move around some shelving in the basement. Thus, by pure chance, we noticed some curious strips or lines like little tubes running up the wall — we thought […]

Youth Survey

Dear Tompkins County Youth,

The Tompkins County Youth Services Department (www.tompkins-co.org/youth) is collecting information about the State of Youth in Tompkins County. As part of this needs assessment we would like to hear directly from YOU about the needs, gaps and strengths of young people in Tompkins County.

SURVEY LINK: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/tompkinsyouth This is a link […]

Raised Bed Discussion

For those of you unable to attend the community dinner last night, see below for a susmmary of our three mini-presentations on raised beds.