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A whole lot of metal that makes a sphere

I should know. I've been said to model the celestial sphere, or the circles of the heavens. Either way, I understand what it means to do a 360! We originally come from the Greek, but I'm an individual and this individual was a gift from the class of 1992 and the surrounding community.

The people I hang out with now just love to abbreviate their majors -- IMC, CMD, C&P, and TV-R. Unfortunately, this pressure to abbreviate leaves others to refer to themselves as "Js" (Let's face it, some just shorten up a bit nicer than others!)

Do you know who I am? C'mon, take your best shot. 


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Ithaca Farmers Market Welcome Sign

Excellent guess, Katherine Brown!

I am indeed the Ithaca Farmers Market, your source of locally grown foods and handmade crafts of all kinds. 

Here's a sampling of what I have going on this week:

  • In conjunction with Apple Fest in the Ithaca Commons, Ithaca Farmers Market will be holding is own Apple Festival featuring many varieties -- and they're all grown within 30 miles of the Market!
  • Halloween is just a little over a month away, so Woodwind Farm now has pumpkins!
  • If you're feeling nostalgic for the tastes of summer that are slowly slipping away, fear not -- Three Swallows Farm still has fresh watermelons!
  • Just Desserts is debuting a new cake!
  • And Bloomer Creek Vineyard is having a sale!

That's just a few of the many great things you can find here. Come visit me this month at Steamboat Landing from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. 

Happy (Healthy) Eating!


Be on the lookout for an exciting new object or location to guess this Sunday!


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colorful fruits and vegetables from Blue Heron

You're probably asking, "5 of what"? Your 5 recommended servings of fruits and vegetables per day!

I bring together up to 150 growers of such produce every week. In addition, you can also find crafts people here selling everything from woodwork and pottery to clothing and accessories. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I hang out at DeWitt Park, but on the weekends you can find me at Steamboat Landing down by the lake.

Although I'm a fall favorite for students, I'm active from April to December, and I also have close ties to Ithaca Festival in May.

The photo you see here showcases the fresh, locally grown produce of my friend Blue Heron.

Do you think you know who I am?




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The Gannett Center Library

Sorry Rick and Peter -- you were so close!

I'm the Gannett Center, one of the college's best academic resources. I'm home to books, magazines, microform resources, and music collections. Some of my materials are in the multimedia center, and if you need some help practicing a foreign language in preparation for study abroad please take advantage of the Language Center on my third floor.

Downstairs, you can find my friends in the Department of Art History and the Department of Anthropology. If you're looking to jump start your career, find the perfect internship, or get some feedback on that resume, the Office of Career Services on my ground floor is here for you.

If you've got a passion for art, stop by the Handwerker Gallery. Throughout the year you can take in a variety of exhibitions and events to get in touch with your creative side.


Be sure to come back here late Sunday night to see if you can guess our next Ithaca mystery!


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I collect things, and am up until 2 a.m.

My collection is large -- 375,000, to be exact. However, I'm a bit insatiable, so I add about 6,000 items to my collection every single year. 

The people I associate with are friendly and helpful, and they're quite knowledge about a variety of subjects -- but as smart as they are, they don't possess as much knowledge as I do. They're also night owls like me, and we often stay up until 2 a.m.!

What am I?


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The sun dial outside the Dillingham Center

Congratulations are in order for John Phillips, who correctly identified me today!

I'm the sun dial outside of the Dillingham Center for the Performing Arts. I'm a device that measures the time using the position of the sun! Although we sun dials originated in Biblical times, the first archaeological documentation of our use was in Ireland in 5,000 BC.

Located adjacent to Ithaca College's famous fountains, I also enjoy a great view of Cayuga Lake and the new Peggy R. Williams Center. As you may have heard, my neighbor -- the Dillingham Center -- just received a $2 million grant from the state of New York to complete its renovations, which will provide bigger design studios, dressing rooms, conference rooms, and a new lobby. The grant will also make Dillingham handicap accessible with the addition of elevators, so that even more visitors can enjoy Ithaca College's  well-respected theatre, which was recently named the 9th Best College Theater in the country by Princeton Review.

Okay, now it's time to let Meghan talk. 


First we were a little too tricky. Now, according to John, we're taking it a little too easy on you. So this time, we're going to take a page out of Goldilocks' book and aim to find the one that's "just right". Be on the lookout for our next Ithaca location in a few days, and keep those guesses coming!


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What am I?

I'm located in a place where many students conveniently choose to lose track of time on sunny fall and spring days. But hey -- it's not my fault they lose track of time!

My unique "style" casts a shadow on all the rest, and is a great "sign of the time(s)."

Still need some help discovering what I am? Hint: The background of this photo changes colors at night, and you just might get wet if you stand too close on a windy day.

What am I?


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Alumni Hall's Dancing Ducks and Frog

Okay, we'll admit it -- we started with a tough one!

But as our "winner" Maureen Forrest knows, these cute little ducks and their green friend are the property of my counterpart Elise Nicol, our web editor on the professional staff (our friends in the Offices of Admission and Marketing Communications, the ones who already have a college degree. Fun fact: Elise's is from IC!)

The pro staff works in Alumni Hall, where the ducks and frog dance around while keeping an eye on both Alumni Hall and the Bombers football team while they practice. 

The ducks began as a joke between Elise and her kids when the kids snuck by her office window and placed the ducks on the railing of the Alumni Hall patio. Now known as the "duck patio," these guys are a favorite among the Alumni Hall staff!

We'll go a bit easier on you next time -- as long as you'll give us some guesses this time!

Be on the lookout for the next photo early next week.


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It's I Spy - IC style!

Every week or so, we'll post a photo of something we want you to identify on campus or around town. Comment on what and where it is, and if you're right, you'll win!

Win what? Well, nothing really. (These are tough economic times after all ... )

But play anyway! If you guess right, we'll tell everybody how right you are! And isn't that alone worth it?

So are you ready? Tell us what's pictured in the photo at right.

Hint: We love dancing, singing in the rain, and hanging out with alumni!


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