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Around Town | Friday, July 03, 2020 | By Dan Veaner Print
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The coronavirus means Lansing's fireworks and the Lansing Lion's Club 4th of July Chicken Barbecue have both been cancelled for 2020. So we at the Lansing Star decided to create these virtual fireworks to celebrate Independence Day this year! We took a few pictures from past 4th of Julys at Myers Park and end with some fireworks for our Lansing community to celebrate with.

Happy 4th of July Lansing!


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posticon Lansing HS Graduation 2020

Around Town | Friday, July 03, 2020 | By Dan Veaner Print
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Lansing High School held two commencement ceremonies last Friday at Sobus Field. The 74 members of the Class of 2020 were split between the two ceremonies, and guests were strictly limited in order to stay within Governor Cuomo's lockdown and public gathering guidelines. That and wearing Bobcat-branded face masks along with their traditional blue caps and gowns made this year's graduation a little different, but the familiar elements -- the school band, the march through flowered hoops, the speeches and the granting of diplomas were the same. Superintendent Chris Pettograsso kicked off the ceremony, saying that  the class that her administration was happy to be able to hold a live graduation at all.

"You have no idea how grateful we are to be able to gather this evening. Though we recognize it is not ideal, and we would love to be celebrating with all of your family members. We still carry immense gratitude for the opportunity to come together. Your Lansing administration team, your board of education and guests, and are most grateful for you -- that you ever sell resilient and strong class of 2020 are here together with all of our Bobcat, pride and love."

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posticon ICSD to Open Outdoor Facilities for Public Use

Around Town | Friday, July 03, 2020 | By ICSD Print
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Beginning July 6, 2020, the Ithaca City School District (ICSD) will reopen its outdoor facilities for public use, including low-risk youth sports in accordance with Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order. The district will continue to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure the health and safety of children, families and the community.

Group outdoor facility use requests will be managed through ML Schedules, which can be accessed on the ICSD website at ithacacityschools.org/facilities. Those who wish to submit an outdoor facility use request will need to review and confirm their understanding of and commitment to health and safety requirements on behalf of their group or organization. These include, but are not limited to groups of no more than 50 people. Any outdoor facility use request made prior to July 6 will be considered by the district on an individual basis.

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posticon INHS Launches Housing Choice Voucher Program

Around Town | Friday, July 03, 2020 | By Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Service Print
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Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Service (INHS) is launching its COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program to provide rent relief for approximately 250 households across four counties, including Seneca, Schuyler, Tioga, and Tompkins, this month. The program is designed to provide relief up to three months to eligible households who have experienced a loss of income related to the public health crisis. Please contact INHS at 607 277-4500 if you need help.

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