Sophie Fund to Host First Annual Ithaca Cupcake Baking Contest

The Sophie Fund was created earlier this year to honor Sophie MacLeod ‘14, who died by suicide while on a leave of absence from Cornell. Sophie’s father and the fund’s donor advisor Scott MacLeod said the contest is a way to pay tribute to Sophie, who loved to bake.

Approximately 50 Syrian refugees plan to immigrate to Ithaca this month from Syria, Iraz and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Ithaca Prepares to Welcome Syrian Refugees

Ithaca Welcomes Refugees consists of individuals who are passionate about creating the smoothest possible transition for the refugees, according to Meeder. She explained that Ithacans have been planning several events to welcome the newcomers.

Myrick '09

Mayor Myrick ’09 Proposes Lower Property Tax

“New growth means the value of land in the city increased by 10 percent last year,” he said. “Some of that is in assessment increases on existing property but most is in the growth from new apartments in Collegetown and Downtown.”