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Lansing Energy Conversation
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Lansing Energy Conversation

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Lansing Takes the Lead: Making Progress on Energy Issues in Your CommunityCome join your neighbors and CCE Energy Educators at Salt Point Brewing Company on September 19th at 6:00pm for a conversation between members of the Lansing community around energy issues.  We'll provide factual infor...

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Cover Crops for the Home Garden
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Cover Crops for the Home Garden

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Reduce your carbon footprint and enhance your soil all at once! Planting cover crops in your garden is a cost effective form of nutrition and organic matter and keeps your soil, water, and nutrients from running off. Come learn which cover crops do well in our area and which ones work best f...

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Parenting: The Hardest Job in the World (Ithaca)
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Parenting: The Hardest Job in the World (Ithaca)

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

This FREE 8-class workshop led by  Serena Ward & Kelsey Pudney will help you learn how to talk with your child (of any age) using the five communication skills: Encouragement, Can Do, Choices, Self-Control, and Respecting Feelings. Share your strengths with other parents/guardians, and le...

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Tompkins County Coalition for Families
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Tompkins County Coalition for Families

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Join with parents, volunteers and agency staff members to strengthen our community for children, youth and families! Monthly meetings focus on creating family-centered services, enhancing collaboration, and exploring policy issues. All are welcome! 8:30-9:30am Coalition Meeting 9:30-...

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Advanced Compost series
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Advanced Compost series

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Go beyond the basics and "dig deeper" into the art and science of composting in this three-class series:Class 1 - how it works / the composting processClass 2 - testing and useClass 3 - troubleshooting and advanced techniquesCome to one class or them all. Go home with some new ideas, and with a...

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Natural Leaders Nominations
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Natural Leaders Nominations

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The Natural Leaders Initiative (NLI) supports grassroots community members to grow as leaders. NLI participants take part in an 8-session leadership development group, meet other community leaders from diverse backgrounds, and learn ways to engage with community projects or start their own. Chil...

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Community Energy Conversations
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Community Energy Conversations

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

NYSEG's Energy Smart Community (ESC) program is a pilot project with the goal of increasing energy efficiency on our electrical grid and in our community. This is an opportunity to learn more about the inefficiencies of "rush hour" on the grid, smart meters, the Smart Usage Plan, Energy Manager, ...

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Parenting: The Hardest Job in the World (Ithaca)
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Parenting: The Hardest Job in the World (Ithaca)

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

This FREE 8-class workshop led by  Serena Ward & Kelsey Pudney will help you learn how to talk with your child (of any age) using the five communication skills: Encouragement, Can Do, Choices, Self-Control, and Respecting Feelings. Share your strengths with other parents/guardians, and le...

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Farmers Can Help Cool the Planet
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Farmers Can Help Cool the Planet

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Farmers can offer a significant solution to climate change by reducing greenhouse gas in the atmosphere. Known as "carbon farming", a wide range of farming practices can affordably pull carbon from the atmosphere and place it productively back into the soil. When done on a global scale, thi...

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ESC @ Local Festivals
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ESC @ Local Festivals

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Learn about energy topics anytime and anywhere. Look for our table at the following festivals:EcoFair, Ithaca College, April 20Compost Fair and 4-H Duck Race, April 29Streets Alive, April 29Ithaca Festival, June 2 - 3Grassroots, July 20 - 224-H Fair, July 26 -27Newfield Old Home Days, July 29Grot...

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Advanced Compost series
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Advanced Compost series

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Go beyond the basics and "dig deeper" into the art and science of composting in this three-class series:Class 1 - how it works / the composting processClass 2 - testing and useClass 3 - troubleshooting and advanced techniquesCome to one class or them all. Go home with some new ideas, and with a...

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Finger Lakes Cider Week
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Finger Lakes Cider Week

Friday, September 28, 2018

Celebrate delicious hard cider, made here in our area, during Finger Lakes Cider Week, September 28-October 8, 2018.  Find places to sample and buy cider near you -- at tasting rooms, restaurants, and other venues -- in Hector, Ithaca, Lodi, Trumansburg and Watkins Glen!Visit Finger Lakes Ci...

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Back to School Budgeting
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Back to School Budgeting

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Tips, Strategies, and Resources to Help You Keep a Little More Money In Your PocketA workshop on how to manage money by preparing a personal spending plan and identifying ways to decrease spending and increase income.  During the workshop, participants will learn to: List the steps for sett...

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Roadside Ditch Management Training
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Roadside Ditch Management Training

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Primary attendees targeted are highway crew leaders, superintendents, and road crews. Secondarily municipal supervisors, mayors, and engineering departments are welcome. Please attend either day of our ditch management training focusing on practical, hands on information for best practices of ...

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Silvopasture Workshop
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Silvopasture Workshop

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Silvopasture systems integrate trees, animals and forages in a whole system approach that offers a number of benefits to the farmer and the environment.  Such a system offers the promise of ecological regeneration of the land, an economical livelihood, and also the ability to farm extensivel...

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Roadside Ditch Management Training
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Roadside Ditch Management Training

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Primary attendees targeted are highway crew leaders, superintendents, and road crews. Secondarily municipal supervisors, mayors, and engineering departments are welcome. Please attend either day of our ditch management training focusing on practical, hands on information for best practices of ...

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Board of Directors Meeting
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Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, October 4, 2018

The CCE-Tompkins Board of Directors usually meets on the first Thursday of the month at the Cooperative Extension Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue in Ithaca . Meetings begin at 5:00pm and typically end by 7:00pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Note: November meeting coincides wit...

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Why Do You Parent the Way You Do? (Groton)
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Why Do You Parent the Way You Do? (Groton)

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Many factors influence our children and how we parent. Every family, every child is different and unique. Why do we do what we do? Why do we make the decisions we make? Come together with others to share information and discuss issues that directly influence parenting and family life in th...

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Consumer's Rights & Responsibilities in the Marketplace
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Consumer's Rights & Responsibilities in the Marketplace

Thursday, October 11, 2018

In this Consumer Issues Program, NYS Assistant Attorney General Mike Danaher will discuss ways consumers can be more informed when they make their purchasing decisions. The public is invited to learn how to avoid consumer problems and what to do if a problem occurs.Following the presentation, mem...

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4-H Holiday Bake-Off
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4-H Holiday Bake-Off

Saturday, October 13, 2018

The 4-H Holiday Bake-Off is open to all youth, you do not need to be a 4-H Member to participate!Participation Guidelines: Open to youth 4–18 years of age; youth do not need to be enrolled in 4-H to participate; Cloverbud (4–7 years), Junior (8–12 years), Senior (13–18 years)Each youth must have...

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Parents Apart®
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Parents Apart®

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Parents Apart® is a six-hour workshop for parents who want to learn how to help their child(ren) adjust during their separation or divorce. The workshop is taught by therapists and attorneys and focuses on how children react emotionally to their parents' separation or divorce, and what pa...

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Why Do You Parent the Way You Do? (Groton)
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Why Do You Parent the Way You Do? (Groton)

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Many factors influence our children and how we parent. Every family, every child is different and unique. Why do we do what we do? Why do we make the decisions we make? Come together with others to share information and discuss issues that directly influence parenting and family life in th...

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Tompkins County Coalition for Families
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Tompkins County Coalition for Families

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Join with parents, volunteers and agency staff members to strengthen our community for children, youth and families! Monthly meetings focus on creating family-centered services, enhancing collaboration, and exploring policy issues. All are welcome! 8:30-9:30am Coalition Meeting 9:30-...

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Parenting: The Hardest Job in the World (Enfield)
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Parenting: The Hardest Job in the World (Enfield)

Thursday, October 18, 2018

This FREE 8-class workshop led by Zach Sims & Kelsey Pudney will help you learn how to talk with your child (of any age) using the five communication skills: Encouragement, Can-Do, Shared Decision Making, Self-Control, and Respecting Feelings. Share your strengths with other parents/guardians, an...

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Fall Worm Composting Class
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Fall Worm Composting Class

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Learn how worms can make fast, rich compost for your garden while disposing of your food scraps. Take home the bin, a starter population of worms, and the knowledge to tend to your new pets. Space is limited. $10 per household. Register early, space is limited!  REGISTER ONLINE HERE! Yo...

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4-H Fall Festival & Chicken BBQ
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4-H Fall Festival & Chicken BBQ

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Come and see what Tompkins Coutny 4-H is all about! Chicken BBQ-served starting at 11:00Live AnimalsGiant Pumpkin Weigh In and AwardsSee Samples of 4-Hers Exciting, Creative & Dynamic WorkFun Activities and MORE!!

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Community Energy Conversations
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Community Energy Conversations

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

NYSEG's Energy Smart Community (ESC) program is a pilot project with the goal of increasing energy efficiency on our electrical grid and in our community. This is an opportunity to learn more about the inefficiencies of "rush hour" on the grid, smart meters, the Smart Usage Plan, Energy Manager, ...

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Parenting: The Hardest Job in the World (Enfield)
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Parenting: The Hardest Job in the World (Enfield)

Thursday, October 25, 2018

This FREE 8-class workshop led by Zach Sims & Kelsey Pudney will help you learn how to talk with your child (of any age) using the five communication skills: Encouragement, Can-Do, Shared Decision Making, Self-Control, and Respecting Feelings. Share your strengths with other parents/guardians, an...

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Fall Propagation of Fruit and Nut Trees
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Fall Propagation of Fruit and Nut Trees

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Start planning your edible food forest this fall! Sean Dembrosky of Edible Acres will demonstrate techniques for propagating edible tree species, such as stratifying seeds of a variety of fruit and nut trees and striking cuttings from fruit bushes. Participants will be able to take home seeds and...

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Board of Directors Meeting
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Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, November 1, 2018

The CCE-Tompkins Board of Directors usually meets on the first Thursday of the month at the Cooperative Extension Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue in Ithaca . Meetings begin at 5:00pm and typically end by 7:00pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Note: November meeting coincides wit...

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Charitable Giving Update
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Charitable Giving Update

Thursday, November 8, 2018

In this Consumer Issues Program, NY State Assistant Attorney General Michael Danaher will make a presentation on charitable giving, scams, and things to consider when making donations.Following the presentation, members of the public have the opportunity to consult individually with Attorney Dana...

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Nut Bonanza
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Nut Bonanza

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Taste freshly harvested American persimmons, acorns, chestnuts, hickory nuts, butternuts, hazelnuts, and black walnuts at the Nut Bonanza on Saturday November 12, held at Twisted Tree Farm in Spencer.

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CLOSED for Veteran's Day
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CLOSED for Veteran's Day

Monday, November 12, 2018

The offices of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.

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Parents Apart®
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Parents Apart®

Monday, November 12, 2018

Parents Apart® is a six-hour workshop for parents who want to learn how to help their child(ren) adjust during their separation or divorce. The workshop is taught by therapists and attorneys and focuses on how children react emotionally to their parents' separation or divorce, and what pa...

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Tompkins County Coalition for Families
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Tompkins County Coalition for Families

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Join with parents, volunteers and agency staff members to strengthen our community for children, youth and families! Monthly meetings focus on creating family-centered services, enhancing collaboration, and exploring policy issues. All are welcome! 8:30-9:30am Coalition Meeting 9:30-...

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Bokashi Composting Workshop
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Bokashi Composting Workshop

Saturday, November 17, 2018

This Japanese composting technique involves natural fermentation and offers a way for people to manage food scraps. The liquid produced can be used to water houseplants while the food scraps are pre-digested, and can then be composted or buried in the soil to finish. Join local bokashi enth...

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CLOSED for Thanksgiving
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CLOSED for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 22, 2018

The offices of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

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CLOSED for Thanksgiving
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CLOSED for Thanksgiving

Friday, November 23, 2018

The offices of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

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Community Energy Conversations
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Community Energy Conversations

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

NYSEG's Energy Smart Community (ESC) program is a pilot project with the goal of increasing energy efficiency on our electrical grid and in our community. This is an opportunity to learn more about the inefficiencies of "rush hour" on the grid, smart meters, the Smart Usage Plan, Energy Manager, ...

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AARP Smart Driver 2-Day Class
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AARP Smart Driver 2-Day Class

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Way2Go, in partnership with AARP, offers the nationally recognized 2-day AARP Smart Driver Workshop. The course is designed to meet the needs of older drivers, but it is suitable for drivers of all ages and is open to the general public.  This class is offered over 2 DAYS:&...

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Getting Started With Nut Trees
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Getting Started With Nut Trees

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Nut trees can provide highly nutritious food for centuries. Local nuts can be used for anything from holiday snacks to staples like flour, oil, and butters. This class, taught by experienced nut growers Brian Caldwell and Akiva Silver, will provide information on growing nut trees in a changing c...

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AARP Smart Driver 2-Day Class
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AARP Smart Driver 2-Day Class

Friday, November 30, 2018

Way2Go, in partnership with AARP, offers the nationally recognized 2-day AARP Smart Driver Workshop. The course is designed to meet the needs of older drivers, but it is suitable for drivers of all ages and is open to the general public.  This class is offered over 2 DAYS:&...

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Evergreen Wreath Making
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Evergreen Wreath Making

Friday, December 7, 2018

Make a beautiful evergreen wreath to decorate your home for the holidays! Fresh-cut greens, ring, wires, and ribbons are supplied. Bring any special decorating materials you would like to use to personalize your wreath. Wear casual clothes and bring pruning shears and gloves. Space is li...

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Evergreen Wreath Making
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Evergreen Wreath Making

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Make a beautiful evergreen wreath to decorate your home for the holidays! Fresh-cut greens, ring, wires, and ribbons are supplied. Bring any special decorating materials you would like to use to personalize your wreath. Wear casual clothes and bring pruning shears and gloves. Space is li...

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Avoiding Consumer Problems on the Internet
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Avoiding Consumer Problems on the Internet

Thursday, December 13, 2018

In this Consumer Issues program, Mike Danaher, NYS Assistant Attorney General, will explore ways for consumers to protect their identity, financial accounts, and personal information, and what they can do to resolve problems should they occur.Following the presentation, members of the pub...

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Parents Apart®
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Parents Apart®

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Parents Apart® is a six-hour workshop for parents who want to learn how to help their child(ren) adjust during their separation or divorce. The workshop is taught by therapists and attorneys and focuses on how children react emotionally to their parents' separation or divorce, and what pa...

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Tompkins County Coalition for Families
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Tompkins County Coalition for Families

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Join with parents, volunteers and agency staff members to strengthen our community for children, youth and families! Monthly meetings focus on creating family-centered services, enhancing collaboration, and exploring policy issues. All are welcome! 8:30-9:30am Coalition Meeting 9:30-...

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CLOSED for the Holidays
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CLOSED for the Holidays

Monday, December 24, 2018

The offices of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County will be closed for the Holidays.

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CLOSED for the Holidays
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CLOSED for the Holidays

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

The offices of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County will be closed for the Holidays.

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