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I have written for daily newspapers since 1985. For most of that time, I wrote news articles and I rarely received any feedback. Even with a byline, I always felt anonymous, to a large degree. …

YWCA’s Girls Day Out, a day of activities for girls 10 to 14 will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 9, a day after International Women’s Day, at Tompkins Cortland Community College. …

Artisan Elements Collective to open cafe Wednesday

Some days, you may want a quick breakfast; but maybe you don’t want the drive-through and the plastic cup. At Artisan Elements Collective, you can browse art and artisan goods from area …

Up since 5 am, Ben wanted to go for a walk at 6:40 am. The sun hadn’t risen over the ridge yet, and although it was light enough to see it was far from daylight. With a long to-do list for the …

The Catholic Daughters of America, Cortland court 919, presented the winners of its annual National CDA Education Contest on Feb. 7 at St. Mary’s Church in Cortland. The first-place …

NASA launches exoplanet observatory

On March 9, 2009, NASA launched the Kepler space telescope into orbit. Kepler was tasked with discovering exoplanets — planets outside our solar system. The probe was designed to observe …

Area 51 to host weekly figurine painting night

 

I decided to make beef stew the other day. I don’t make a lot of meals based on recipes and I am only a fair cook. So I went looking online for a recipe. I came across many, but …

How to know a person -- start a conversation

How to Know a Person By David Brooks Random House 2023   We thought a bit about the importance of working on our social fitness last month. How do we do that? Where do we begin? …

Dryden man documents attempts at world record in new book

 

Maps show easiest route to homestead was via creeks

_____ Part one: Where did the first settlers land? Part two: Conflicting histories of first settlers include hearsay Part three: Deed records reveal first pioneers settled west of Homer Part four: …

A safe space for family caregivers to share their experiences, challenges and successes meets from 3 to 4 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month. The meeting is available in person at Access to …

 

After a bout with blood clots in my calf and lungs during a trip to North Carolina and a five-day hospital stay in October, my doctor in Cortland reviewed all the test results and concluded I had …

Tim Lockwood, the executive director of Catholic Charities of Cortland County, will speak March 21 at Focus Cortland. The topic of his discussion from noon to 1 p.m. at the United Presbyterian …

Dafoe will explore ‘place’ in creative writing

Nancy Dafoe said the roosters on the island of St. Thomas don’t sound like the cock-a-doodle roosters around here. They screech. “I was woken up at 4 a.m. ‘My God. Someone …

‘An accomplished artist, as well as a comedian’

Andy Warhol has his soup cans. Monet had his bodies of water. When Cortland artist Michelle LoGerfo starts painting, it often ends up as a bunny – or hot dog. Michelle LoGerfo, a …

Sometimes, science fact leads to science fiction

  Recently, I interviewed best-selling author Andy Weir. Weir has written phenomenal science fiction novels, the most notable being The Martian, Artemis, and his latest, Project Hail …

Learn how to make your own eclipse viewer at a workshop March 27 at the Center for the Arts of Homer. The workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. will show participants how to use a box, some aluminum foil …

Nominations sought for Senior Citizen of the Year

The Cortland County Office for Aging is accepting nominations for the 2024 Senior Citizen of the Year Award. Director Pearl Reed-Klein said the sky’s the limit when it comes to the …

AmeriCorps Seniors seeks volunteers over 55 to help provide breaks for family caregivers, the non-profit announced in a release. The program recruits, trains and places volunteers in …

With St. Baldrick’s Day approaching, the topic of beards has been on my mind. Cortland city police officers have been growing beards in recent months in advance of the event, which …

Bridge results

Linda Christy and Jim McConnell won Friday’s weekly duplicate bridge game with 14.5 points. Barb Gage and Chuck Kasten were second with 12.5 points. Kim Sharpe and Laura Simon were third …

The Zonta Club of Cortland is accepting applications from local nonprofits that align with its mission to help improve the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status …

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