We have been getting a great turnout on the hike nights! Tonight: My experience from past outings is that no one really wants to bike in the rain, but folks don’t seem to mind walking in the rain [Yeah Gore-Tex!]. So Thursday outing is changed to HIKE based on weather forecast. Come join us! HIKE trails Thursday May 14th 6:30 pm. Bike ride trails Sunday May 17th 11:00 am. Hike Tuesday May 19th 6:30 pm. UPDATED DIRECTIONS see new warning about SEASONAL USE ROADS http://www.ludgatefarms.com/tocanaan.htm :-)
Sat May 16 — MIGRATION CELEBRATION AT THE CORNELL LAB! Help celebrate spring at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s third annual Migration Celebration on Saturday, May 16 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Lab. http://canaaninstitute.org/bikeski/viewtopic.php?p=1349#1349 — Raylene is helping at this Lab-of-O event!
Sat May 16 — I am playing music for this in the band “O’Shanigans” from 1-2 pm – Primitive Pursuits Day — Ancestral skills, Nature Awareness and Sustainability Festival – Saturday May 16th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at 4-H Acres 418 Lower Creek Rd. Ithaca, NY - FREE! with Activated Ticket! — Join us for a rocking day of music, survival skills and family fun at the 8th annual Primitive Pursuits Festival. Music from the Urban Horse Thieves, Who You Are, Nate Silas Richardson and The O’Shanigans will keep you dancing while Wilderness Skills Instructors from across Central N.Y. will keep your hands busy with all day workshops for kids and adults. This event is FREE but a ticket is required: available at Green Star Coop, Eastern Mountain Sports, Ludgate Farms, and Cornell Cooperative Extension. DETAILS on Outdoor Forum http://canaaninstitute.org/bikeski/viewtopic.php?p=1295#1295 Facebook http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=61316508650
Sat May 23 — Clean up Canaan Rd Party! Many of you already know Raylene and I bought the property across the street from us. We are getting a huge dumpster and we need help filling it! Details to follow! But here are the basics: Main clean-up starts at 2:00 pm and will go as long as folks have energy. Bring gloves! We’ll have food and beverages and the sauna fired up. Music in the evening would be great! DIRECTIONS http://www.ludgatefarms.com/tocanaan.htm
Thu Jun 18 — Special Canaan Rd MUSIC event: Raylene and I have booked a hot bluegrass band, Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike, for a house concert at the Canaan Road workshop Thursday June 18. Concert 7:00 to 9:00 pm followed by a jam. Valerie and her band are top notch bluegrass musicians and play at many of the big festivals. We expect this one to sell out. Concert $15- http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=2607#2607 RSVP to reserve seat now. -m&r
UNI-CYCLING is outdoors now every Monday at the basketball courts north campus corner of Jessup and Pleasant Grove 5-7 pm MORE http://canaaninstitute.org/bikeski/viewtopic.php?p=1344#1344 and http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=55104515903 and http://www.fl1w.org/ Nice turnout on the first outdoor session of the year!!
There’s a 1 page write-up about Ithaca on page 22 of the June issue of Bicycling Magazine.
Courtney’s friend who is a local school teacher hiking the Appalachian Trail http://trailteacher.blogspot.com/ Learning America on the Appalachian Trail - a project of Groton Central Schools
Gas Drilling: 19 cattle found dead near a hydraulic fracturing gas drilling rig … http://www.shreveporttimes.com/article/20090429/NEWS01/904290368/1060
Who are the guys in camo? Spring Turkey hunting season May 1st to May 31st — DETAILS http://canaaninstitute.org/bikeskiblog/?p=929
Cell Towers - Recent News article here http://canaaninstitute.org/bikeski/viewtopic.php?p=1318#1318 EDITOR’S NOTE: What we are seeing is the tele-comm companies taking advantage of this public utility status. Instead of providing service in rural areas like the public utility status law originally intended, the tele-comm company’s are going for hi-profit neighborhoods with lots of potential voice and data customers like Ithaca Northeast
The Shindagin Hollow Association of Trailbuilders has regular trail work sessions — DETAILS!! http://canaaninstitute.org/bikeski/viewtopic.php?p=1322#1322
Marilyn is starting a new series of hikes on Thursday’s — she is calling the “hill hikes”. Info about the first hike is here http://canaaninstitute.org/bikeski/viewtopic.php?p=1310#1310
Brenda is leading women’s mt biking rides Tuesdays this started May 5th DETAILS http://canaaninstitute.org/bikeski/viewtopic.php?p=1330#1330
The Cortland County SPCA “Paws to Taste” fundraiser May 30 http://canaaninstitute.org/bikeski/viewtopic.php?p=1319#1319