Chapel Garden Tour and Talk, Saturday, May 26, 9:00 a.m.

Dear Neighbors,

Elizabeth Mount has graciously offered to provide this talk, open to the community and other friends. Participants will gather outside weather permitting, discussing the perennials in front of the Chapel and continuing downstairs with gardening tips and splendid slides.

See you at the Chapel on Saturday.

Town of Ithaca Deer Management – Public Meeting

Here is an extract from the recent newsletter from the Town of Ithaca.

The Town of Ithaca Deer Management Committee invites the public to attend a public comment session on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ithaca Town Hall, 215 North Tioga Street, Ithaca, New York.

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Clean-up Day this Saturday, May 5

This is a reminder to those of you who are available that this coming Saturday, May 5, is our annual clean-up day. We’ll meet at the Forest Home Park.  We’ll start promptly at 9:00 AM.

I will provide coffee, orange juice and decadent (and a few wholesome) baked goods. If you have work gloves, bring them. I’ll have a few pairs to share.

The weather should be good and this is the  best time to clean up since it will be easier to see and remove debris before leaf growth covers it up.

Hope to see some of you there.

Connie Engman

Route 79 single lane until Ocotober

More road closures to affect routes for Forest Home folks because of sewer replacement on East State Street (i.e. Route 79 east of the Ithaca Commons).  Related lane and road closures will begin around April 30 (between Stewart Avenue and the Commons) and are estimated to run through October 15.

For more information, see the City of Ithaca website:

Cornell and FHIA

Dear Neighbors,

On April 24, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. FHIA will host a meeting in which representatives from Cornell present information about various current projects, including the progress at Maplewood, the East Hill Village project, and North Campus residential expansion. The presentation will take place at Forest Home Chapel.

Also, as a reminder, Cornell is holding three community meetings this week specifically about the East Hill Village project. For more details, visit:

Spring Cleanup, May 19

Hello fellow Forest Home residents,

I am in charge of this Spring’s Cleanup Day, and have chosen Sat. May 19.
We can meet at the Forest Home Park at 9:00 AM. Herb and I will provide coffee, orange juice and baked goods. I’ll try to have some healthful choices along with the more decadent items.

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Spring Brush and Leaf Collection begins Monday, April 16

Details are available at:

Let’s hope that bringing out the rakes means we can put the snow shovels away!

Invitation from the Forest Home Chapel

Our friends from the Forest Home Chapel would like to extend the following invitation:

Dear Neighbors, Forest Home Chapel will be open on Good Friday, March 29, for anyone who would appreciate some quiet, reflective time on this holy day.  The Chapel will also be celebrating an especially joyful Easter, April 1, at its 10AM service.  Please join us and know that ALL are welcome!

Red fox

Kyllikki Inman passes on the following.

Forest Homers — There is a daytime fox who comes and eats shelled sunflower seeds and drinks from the birdbath in my yard.

Do Not Worry – she’s not rabid, she’s not aggressive at all, but also is not exceedingly frightened of people (she does run away, but not too far away).

Forest Home Potluck

Friday March 16, 6-8 p.m.
Forest Home Chapel.

All are welcome! Please join us even if you are too busy to bring something. We’ll provide a cheese board, ice cream, and apple cider (at least). No alcoholic beverages at the Chapel, please.

Those who are able to join us for this event will have a special opportunity to see a demo of the new FHIA website and provide feedback.

See you on the 16th!