ITHACAN-AMERICANS BUCK RECESSION, THROW MONEY AWAY IN PUBLIC FOUNTAIN

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 TINY TOWN, N.Y. –– Despite the recession Ithacan-Americans and visitors to our little patch of green are throwing money into the fountain on The Commons by the bag full.

The tinytowntimes.com economic unit stopped counting at $3.00 in change, mostly pennies, but also some nickels and dimes. We do not know whether anyone profits from this booty or if wishes are granted from the tossing of these coins.

We are fairly certain that the water quality suffers from the presence of the lucre and drinking from the fountain is deemed unwise.

At the time of this story, it was unknown where the money goes if unclaimed at the end of the fountain season, otherwise known as summer. 

 

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 July 2009 14:17
 

Good Will Insurgents cycle into Tiny Town, no violence reported

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TINY TOWN, N.Y –– A flock of 180 cyclists rolled into Tiny Town on July 13 eventually roosting at the Holiday Inn parking lot downtown. They were raising money for a place called Anchor House in Trenton, N.J., a safe house for runaways who have nowhere to go and little hope of making decent lives for themselves. The cyclists are on a 500-mile journey that started in Oswego, a tiny town way to the north of us where bad things happen in the winter. On the day our non-profit watchdogs caught up with the Anchor House cyclists the fundraisers had cycled about 75 miles from Geneva, N.Y., a tiny town at the north end of Seneca Lake where nothing much has happened since the days of Vaudeville and bottled milk trucks. Each rider is responsible for raising $750 in sponsorships. Do the math -- enter your answer and win a prize!

Pictured above: Cyclists look for their bags at the landing site in the Holiday Inn p-lot. Left: Felix, a member of the support team.

The 180 bikes were trucked to Oswego from Trenton and riders took a bus to the launch site. It is approximately 500 miles to Trenton from Oswego and the riders still had a long way to go –– but under mostly clear skies; bit of luck that, what with the summer we're having. For more info about their cause, see AnchorHouse.com ... One last point: riders say they love Tiny Town because of easy access to food and beverages and the general sense of welcome they feel here. They last passed our way in 2006.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 July 2009 14:58
 

July 13, 2009: Light from distant Sun lands on W. Danby Hill!

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TINY TOWN SATELLITE OF W. DANBY, N.Y. –– Our own setting sun as invented by Carl Sagan touches down on the clown planet earth in the vincinity of the Tiny Town satellite called W. Danby. No injuries were reported.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 July 2009 15:17
 

ICE COLD DRINKS FROM GOD!

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St. HermanTINY TOWN, N.Y. –– This is Herman and he's selling ice cold sodas and water and spreading the gospel according to his higher power, which the tinytowntimes.com God posse believes to be Jesus. Herman charges $.75 for per soda -- which beats the prices in most convenient stores in the neighborhood. Here he's pictured hawking his wares outside the Department of Social Services on W. State St., which was recently renamed Martin Luther King, Jr. St. (soon to come: Geronimo Hill St., Mahatma Ghandi Blvd. and Karl Marx Ave.). Herman is originally from Baltimore but says he's been Upstate for a while -- New York, that is. He has a fine singing voice and seems well tolerated by the clientele at DSS. He did not have a street vendor's license and asked if he's been hassled by authorities Herman said, "No, they know I'm doing a good thing and helping the local kids who like to help me sell sodas." Among Herman's other talents: "I can bake," he says. And sure enough wouldn't you know, our team spotted him on the corner of W. Seneca and N. Plain Streets selling beverages and baked goods. 

Last Updated on Friday, 17 July 2009 13:45
 


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