Holiday Party on Saturday, December 15, 5 to 8 p.m.

You are cordially invited to our annual Forest Home holiday party at the home of Bill and Caroline Arms. at 200 Forest Home Drive, on Saturday, December 15, from 5-8 o’clock.

Bring your family, something to drink (wine is fine!) and something to eat (either savory or sweet) and we will enjoy an evening of neighborhood cheer together.

Meeting with Bill Goodman, Town of Ithaca, December 5

Bill Goodman, Town Supervisor for the Town of Ithaca, has requested this meeting with the Forest Home community on issues related to the Department of Public Works. In particular, he has indicated that the condition of the stretch of Forest Home Drive between Judd Falls Road and McIntyre Place has deteriorated further following the recent snowstorm. The idea of closing that section of road to vehicles has surfaced again.

The meeting will be at the Forest Home Chapel on December 5, 7:30-9pm

This meeting also offers an opportunity for updates and/or discussions on other Public Works issues related to roads and pedestrian sidewalks/walkways.

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Treasurer’s Report for 2017-2018

The Treasurer’s Report for the FHIA year from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018 is available.

2017-18_TreasurerAnnualReport_2018-10-12

Annual General Meeting, October 22

Please join us on October 22 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Forest Home Chapel for our annual meeting.  The tentative agenda includes these items:

  • FHIA Treasurer’s Report,
  • FHIA Speakers Series,
  • FHIA Holiday Party,
  • Town of Ithaca short term rental policies,
  • Cornell’s North Campus Dormitory Project,
  • Election of FHIA officers.

Please let us know if there is anything else you would like to discuss at the meeting.  We will publish an updated agenda along with more information about the officer candidates next week.

Report on the FHIA Website

During 2018, the FHIA website was rebuilt, with extensive upating of the contents. The new website is suitable for both large computer screens and smartphones.

Here is a report on the new website that has been prepared for the FHIA Annual General Meeting: AGMWebsiteReport.

Beebe Lake

The Cornell Alumni Magazine has an interesting article on the history of Beebe Lake. It is at http://cornellalumnimagazine.com/water-world/.

Fall Picnic, Saturday, September 15

Fall is fast approaching, which means its time for the Fall Picnic at our lovely Forest Home Park. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, September 15, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., with a rain date of September 22. We hope to see you there.

Cornell and the Emerald Ash Borer

You may have seen this piece from the Cornell Chronicle already:
http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2018/05/cornell-plans-response-against-emerald-ash-borer.

If not, you may be interested to know that signs of the insect pest have now been seen in downtown Ithaca.
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Fisher Seen in Forest Home

Andy Galloway reported activity believed to be by a fisher a few days ago.

Over the last year we’ve had repeated deaths of our chickens, brutally committed (of course), and two nights ago our last two chickens were killed with injuries showing a very effective but small-headed predator: one chicken killed for the attacker’s pleasure had only a fist-sized deep hole in the breast and the head cleanly bitten off. So, not a racoon or fox. We can see a small fence opening that the animal used to enter the chicken’s hutch.

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Forest Home Drive Closed 6/11/18-8/13/18

The City of Ithaca has announced that Forest Home Drive will be closed from the Thurston Avenue intersection to the service drive of Olin Laboratory, June 11-August 13, 2018. Access to the Forest Home parking garage and the Toboggan Lodge parking lot will be maintained from the east.

Please comply with all posted signage, barricades, and flagger instructions.

To stay informed of construction projects, events, and other situations that can impact parking, visit http://www.cornell.edu/cuinfo/specialconditions/.

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