ITHACA, N.Y. — It’s the last day of summer and the community is divided about how to feel about the end of the season.
Some people are eager for the onset of autumn, the chance to eat pumpkin pie, and the never-ending supply of the best apples of the year. Some people are creepily petting their snowmobiles and reminding themselves that they’re one day closer to winter bliss. Some people, like me, are already missing sunbathing and sweltering hot temperatures (Only 253 days until summer 2018!).
Either way, let’s have a look back on some of out favorite photos from this summer. We hope it was as memorable for you as it was for us.
Photo gallery: 32 photos from the 27th annual Grassroots Photos by Alyvia Covert
Gallery: Streets Alive! fills Ithaca streets with music, movement and fun Photos by Kelsey O’Connor
Stewart Park ‘Cosmic Eclipse Gathering’ underway in Ithaca Photos by Jolene Almendarez
Rare, smelly corpse plant successfully blooms outdoors at Cornell Photos by Kelsey O’Connor
Gallery: Photos from Ithaca rallies in support of Charlottesville Photo by Mike Blaney
(Editor’s note: We included this photo to remind people of how the community came together to address the racist white power march by the KKK, Nazis, and other white supremacists groups in Charlottesville Virginia. The terrorist attack left one woman dead and about 19 injured.)
18 new U.S. citizens welcomed to Tompkins County Photo by Alyvia Covert
Flash flood warning continues, dozens of vehicles partially submerged at Ithaca mall Photo by Jacob Mroczek
Fresh organic fruits and vegetables, and artisan breads, are just a few of the goods being offered at the Press Bay Alley farmer’s market right now. The Full Plate Farm Collective meets here (Thurs. from 4-7pm) for its summertime Organic Veggie CSA, and for those who can’t make it out for pick-up, they even offer delivery within the City of Ithaca. From their flyer: “The Full Plate is a collective effort of several area farms to make fresh, local produce accessible to a wide segment of the Ithaca-area community. Our CSA coordinator, Sara (607.379.2866), connects our members to our farms.” Friday evenings, the Congo Square market meets in the same locale, 4-8pm.) #ithaca #tompkinscounty #local #organic #fruit #vegetables #farmersmarket #glocal #twithaca #fullplate #fullplatefarm #wideawakebakery #crookedcarrot #blackpearlcreamery #doubleemushrooms
With rides on antique fire engines and exciting rescue activities (like the rope slide and real-fire extinguishing)–who wouldn’t want to spend the day as a mini-member of the Ithaca Fire Department? #firefighters #ithaca #tompkinscounty #tompkinscortland #ithacafirefighters #rescue #activitiesforkids #searchandrescue #laddergin #firesafety Video by Jacob Mroczek/The Ithaca Voice
International Mud Day was celebrated at #Ithaca Children’s Garden today. Young folks and old folks young at heart played in the enormous mud puddle which the Ithaca Fire Department helped create for the #festivities. Be on the look-out for full coverage of the earthy good time later this #weekend, on #facebook , #youtube, and our website (link in bio). @ithacachildrensgarden #mudangel #mud #ithacavoice #ithacany #localnews #independentmedia #muddy #internationalmudday #cayugalake #casspark #ithacachildrensgarden #twithaca #ithacafiredept
On Sunday, Colin Hayward Toland – locally known as Officer Colin – celebrated his 10th birthday in a very special way. Ithaca Police Department’s honorary member of the force decided he wanted his party to be a combination of all of his favorite holidays, and everyone in the community was invited to join him. For the full video coverage, head over to our Facebook or YouTube channel. Video by Jacob Mroczek/The Ithaca Voice Coverage by Jolene Almendarez & Jacob Mroczek #ithaca #tompkinscounty #ithacany #officercolin #ithacapolice #policedepartment #stewartpark #ithacavoice #localnews
Last week’s installment of the @downtownithaca Summer Concert Series was an infectiously fun time. Tonight, Cosmic Joke Collective take the stage at Bernie Milton Pavilion, and this Saturday, at Dewitt Park, the US Army Brass Band play at 4pm. #ithaca #ithacacommons #tompkinscounty #localmusic #elrumbon #music #musica #salsa #azucar #sonando #bailando #independentmedia #independentnews #ithacavoice #downtownithaca
And two final photos that from events that happened just before the official start of summer but that we love anyway.