In Ithaca, Looking Ahead To 2019

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ITHACA, NY (WSKG) – 2018 is almost over and 2019 is on its way in. Around Ithaca, people are looking to make some changes.

Inside a health club, people are signing up for new memberships to start the new year. Nearby others are pushing and pulling on weight machines.

I’m most looking forward to great self care,” said Christine Cummings. “Exercising on a more regular basis and hopefully losing a few pounds.”

Behind the front desk is April Haviland was busy checking people in as they rushed by. She’s wants to work on putting mind over matter. “Being more positive,” she said. “And [that] having a trickle down effect in my life.”

At a coffee shop a few blocks away, a holiday gift display of travel cups and bags of coffee beans is still out. Behind the counter, Motown tunes are playing and the baristas make drinks on a shiny red espresso machine.

Woody Chichester is looking forward to the new. “New books to read, new movies to see,” she said.

Chichester added that she would like to forget some old as well. She said she hopes 2019 holds less “bad news” around politics.