Living-and-leisure

A safe space for family caregivers to share their experiences, challenges and successes meets from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month. The meeting is available in person at …

Barb Gage and Chuck Kasten tied with Barb Klockowski and Laura Simon in Friday’s duplicate bridge game. Both teams had 14 points. Linda Christy and Jim McConnell tied with Jean Minnella …

The National Scenic Byway Foundation announced this week the Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway has won its 2024 Byway Award for Byway Enhancement, one of eight national awards the foundation presents each …

‘It’s more than just a sport’

Lightsaber swooshing noises echoed around the Cortland YWCA each Monday evening, as people worked on their combat skills, and had fun while doing it. Robert Zollinger hosts LudoSport classes at …

Alanon meetings are available in person, online and via telephone for people affected by someone else’s drinking. Several weekly meetings take place in Cortland and Homer: …

A golf tournament May 18 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Cortland County Community Action Program as it raises money for the non-profit agency, which provides a variety of services and program …

Plan your fun

SEASONAL EVENTS April 28: Painted Rock Hunt, 10 a.m., Dwyer Memorial Park, Preble. May 3: Nightingale Benefit Concert, to benefit Guthrie Cortland Memorial Foundation, Fall Creek Brass …

Blues and jazz vocalist Madeleine Peyroux will perform May 14 at The Center for The Arts Homer in support of her ninth album, Let’s Walk, which will be released June 28 via Thirty Tigers. …

That was disappointing. After weeks of hype leading up to the eclipse last week, as the complete solar eclipse was expected April 8, I was standing on the roof of the Cortland Standard building …

Sanctuary Seasonings at the United Presbyterian Church offers free concerts on consecutive weekends to benefit Loaves and Fishes via donations. • 7 p.m. April 19 and April 20: …

Solar eclipses and what you saw (or almost saw) April 8

A solar eclipse, like the one that upstate New Yorkers almost got to see April 8, occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun. The Moon casts a shadow that blocks out the Sun from our …

Cortland poet delivers gentle messages on harsh changes

While the call-to-action to stop climate change is urgent, poetry, as a vessel, can deliver the important message in a gentle way, said author Nancy Avery Dafoe. Cortland native Dafoe has …

How not to spoil kids: Teach responsibility

A single mother who works full time says that when she gets home from work and asks her 16- and 14-year-old daughters for help with dinner, they respond, “That’s your job.” A …

A safe space for family caregivers to share their experiences, challenges and successes meets from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month. The meeting is available in person at …

Artists meet Cortland; Cortland meets artists

It’s easy and mindless to watch a film at the movie theater or on your couch. Watch it with the filmmaker, director or actors sitting right by you; you’ll connect with the material on a …

Plan your fun

SEASONAL EVENTS April 13: Swifty 5K, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Suggett Park. Register at cortlandymca.org/ . April 19-20: Sanctuary Seasonings, 7 p.m., United Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., …

Sanctuary Seasonings at the United Presbyterian Church offers two free concerts on consecutive weekends to Loaves and Fishes via donations, 7 p.m. April 19 and 20. Titled “Broadway on …

A soup even a crowd could love

Watching my wife’s family get together is like watching performance art. But feeding them is the greatest challenge in easy eating that I can imagine. They actually like each other. My …

When I wrote this column Thursday, I had no idea how Monday’s solar eclipse would play out. The event itself was predictable, but the buzz around the eclipse was building fast and things …

April is for poetry

April is National Poetry Month; a time for those of us who are into poetry to celebrate. If you’re not already a fan, you’re missing out. Perhaps you associate poetry with a form …

AURORA — The Wells College Visiting Artists Program is excited to welcome deaf visual artist, filmmaker, and educator Alison O’Daniel to campus for a screening of her film, “The …

Eclipse glasses, story times and more

APRIL BOOK RELEASES A selection of some of the most-anticipated releases. • A Calamity of Souls, by David Baldacci • The Demon of Unrest: A Saga of Hubris, Heartbreak, and …

Every time I scroll through Petfinders, I want to adopt every dog I see. The old ones whose owner died and now no one wants them. The puppies whose mother was abandoned when she became pregnant …

Snow Angels

Saturday morning. I wake up to a different kind of March Madness. It’s snowing — the heavy, wet kind I know our ancient snowblower cannot handle. At 80, with medical conditions that limit …

Women of Faith will meet at 10 a.m. Friday at the Christian Science Reading Room, 9 Clinton Ave., Cortland. The group’s focus will be “Flowering of faith” and its project will …

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