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posticon Lansing Native Graduates From the U.S. Naval Academy

Around Town | Friday, May 29, 2020 | By U.S. Naval Academy Print
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Annapolis, Md. –Joseph Koch of Lansing N.Y. successfully completed four years of challenging academic, physical, and professional military training, graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy, May 22, with a Bachelor of Science degree in History and a commission as a U.S. Navy Ensign. He is a graduate of Lansing High School. At the academy, Koch was a member of the Men's Swimming and Diving Team for 2 years and recipient of the 2020 Captain Edward L. Beach Jr. Naval & Military History Award.

Founded in 1845, the U.S. Naval Academy today is a prestigious four-year service academy that prepares midshipmen morally, mentally, and physically to be professional officers in the naval service. More than 4,400 men and women representing every state in the U.S. and several foreign countries make up the student body, known as the Brigade of Midshipmen.

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posticon 350 Cargill Employees Show Up During COVID-19 Pandemic

Around Town | Friday, May 29, 2020 | By Emily Webster Print
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Thanks to Watkins Glen and Lansing, families have food on their tables and know their roads are safe during the COVID-19 pandemic

As people face the challenges and uncertainty caused by the spread of COVID-19, heroic work is happening around the clock to keep food on family tables and store shelves and ensure roads are safe. That work is happening right here in Watkins Glen and Lansing, thanks to businesses and local employees, including 350 Cargill employees who show up every day to nourish, enhance and protect lives.

Communities like Watkins Glen and Lansing are critical to our food and transportation systems. Local employers, like Cargill, are also investing to focus on safety and keep facilities operating during the COVID-19 crisis. Cargill has implemented safety measures such as temperature testing, enhanced cleaning and sanitizing, prohibiting visitors and offering staggered breaks and shift flexibility. Employees are provided with face coverings for public interactions and are encouraged to use face coverings within the plants as a supplement to the many social distancing practices already put into place.

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posticon National Warplane Museum Announces 'Operation Thanks From Above, Southern Tier'

Around Town | Friday, May 29, 2020 | By National Warplane Museum Print
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Due to the outpouring of positive feedback that was received upon the completion of "Operation Thanks From Above, Western New York", The National Warplane Museum (NWM) President, Austin Wadsworth has announced plans for another flyover. This mission will take place in the Southern Tier of New York on Saturday, June 6th with a projected take-off time of 10:00a.m. The upcoming flyover will honor first responders, medical personnel and essential workers all across the Southern Tier of New York.

Operation Thanks from Above, Southern Tier will overfly 45 key sites extending from Jamestown east to Binghamton, including the communities of Olean, Wellsville, Hornell, Bath, Corning, Elmira, Cortland, Ithaca, and Watkins Glen. Takeoff from Geneseo is planned for 10:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Planned flyover locations as well as a map are forthcoming.

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posticon Short Term Rentals Rebound after COVID-19 March and April Dip

Around Town | Friday, May 29, 2020 | By -Staff Print
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According to a new AirDNA analysis, global vacation rentals bookings have soared by 127% in mid-May after a significant dip in March and April. The analysis shows that some markets are seeing over 900% new bookings compared to 6 weeks ago. The countries with the most growth in reservations are New Zealand, Germany, France, United States, and Australia.  AirDNA collects statistics and analyzes short term rental data.

In North America the largest rise in bookings is in Big Bear Lake, South Padre Island, Carolina Beach, Ocean City, Myrtle Beach, Galveston , New Braunfels, Lake Havasu City, Corpus Christi, and Gulf Shores. Big cities including Philadelphia, Columbus, Vancouver, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, New York, Dallas, Toronto, and Montreal are seeing the slowest growth. Rentals near the beaches of Alabama, Georgia, Texas, and the Carolinas are benefiting from the first wave of vacation rentals.

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posticon Winners of Wear a Mask New York Ad Contest Announced

Around Town | Friday, May 29, 2020 | By New York State Governor's Office Print
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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the winners Tuesday of the Wear a Mask New York Ad Contest - "We Heart New York" created by Bunny Lake Films and "You Can Still Smile" by Natalia Bougadellis and Emory Parker.

The contest, which was launched by the Governor on May 5th and overseen by his daughter Mariah Kennedy Cuomo, asked New Yorkers to create and share a video explaining why New Yorkers should wear a mask in public. The state collected more than 600 video submissions from across the state, and there were 186,000 votes cast in the contest.

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posticon Credit Union and Delivers PPE to Longview

Around Town | Friday, May 29, 2020 | By Abby Shaw Print
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Visions Federal Credit Union worked in partnership with Ithaca College to deliver PPE to Longview, an Ithacare Community.  On Wednesday, May 20, Aisha Jasper and Samantha Ridgeway from Visions Federal Credit Union along with Jeff Golden from Ithaca College delivered the PPE masks and shields to Kathleen Burke, Director of Development & Community Relations and Danielle Overpeck, RN, Director of Resident Services at Longview.

This community partnership allows the senior living community to have enough access to much- needed safety equipment during these unprecedented times. This was all made possible due to the Visions Federal Credit Union's Heart of a Hero campaign that honors local businesses and organizations stepping up during the pandemic.

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