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I have been familiar with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form for decades. It is more commonly known as FAFSA, or hell on Earth as those who have struggled with the process every year …

NASA’s Galileo probe performs flyby of Jupiter’s moons

On June 27, 1996, NASA’s Galileo probe performed a flyby of Jupiter’s moon Ganymede. Ganymede is the largest moon in our solar system, by far. It’s larger than all of the dwarf …

DRYDEN — The Open Gate Garden and Art Tour will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at five gardens in the village of Dryden. The event begins at Dryden Elementary School on James Street and …

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 …

‘Artist of a different kind’

Plein air painting, or painting landscapes outdoors, isn’t for everyone. The weather is unpredictable, and sometimes you can’t find a nice site to paint, artists say. If you find a nice …

When I heard and felt a knock from the back of my 2008 Toyota RAV4 — immediately followed by a grinding noise — while driving on Delaware Avenue in Cortland a couple of weeks ago, I knew …

No duplicate bridge game was played Friday. The group next plays at 10 a.m. Friday at the Cortland YWCA. Family caregiver support group meets A safe space for family caregivers to share …

Luke Dangler humanizes art

While the art world is being changed by artificial intelligence, artist Luke Dangler is making his art about the artist. Dangler grew up in Homer before studying studio art and music at Nazareth …

Peter Harrity will discuss “Birds of Glen Haven” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Glen Haven schoolhouse on Fair Haven Road in Scott. The event is the first of a series of discussions …

First Friday highlights art, history

Tonight’s First Friday map highlights many artists from Cortland County, both living and deceased. First Fridays, organized by Cortland Arts Connect, is an opportunity for businesses and …

NASA’s Surveyor probe lands on the Moon

On May 30, 1966, NASA launched Surveyor 1—the first true soft landing on the Moon. A soft landing is any controlled landing of a spacecraft. The mission was deemed a complete success, …

Knitters to celebrate Worldwide Knit in Public Day

Knitting is usually done in the home, but doing it in public can inspire other people to pick up the skill, said knitter Lynn Olcott. “It’s more so done at home or in little groups, …

I recently traveled to Ireland for my first vacation outside the United States. It was an amazing trip with my girlfriend. The scenery was beautiful. The food was great (I even tried a mussel …

Harmony United Methodist Church in Harford will have its last music night for teh summer at 7 p.m. Sunday. Refreshments will be available after the event. The church’s food pantry at 726 …

Pride flag: It’s not just one, it’s many colors and many groups

Pride month is upon us and with that there is a vast increase in the number of rainbow flags people fly to show their support for the LGBTQ community. Pride month is also when a lot more LGBTQ people …

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 …

Crown City Divas plan fundraiser for animal shelter

Whether you have a souped-up bike or what motorcycle enthusiasts would call a “rat,” you could win a trophy, and for a good cause. The all-female motorcycle group Crown City Divas, …

As we were walking up the lane the other morning, Ben didn’t see the woodchuck ahead of us. The woodchuck saw us though and darted quickly away to her burrow. Once we’d gotten up to …

The Order of the Eastern Star, chapter 591 of Cortland will have its last meeting before a summer break at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Masonic Temple on Route 13 in Cortlandville. Lady …

Jean Minnella and Chuck Kasten won Friday’s duplicate bridge game with 14.5 points. Gail Briggs and Lorraine Khouri were second with 12.5 points. Linda Christy and Jim McConnell were third …

Heathen Haunt gives witches a hangout space

All a religion needs is a gathering place, said Amanda X, a member of Heathen Haunt. For witches and people with occult interests, their place is a vintage clothing store. From 5 to 7 p.m. on …

Book shows how ‘Miracle Money’ helps homeless people

Our world is full of challenges and opportunities. Whose job is it to dig in and find solutions? Often it takes a collaboration of like-minded people to make a difference. Taming a big problem can look like the Lilliputians tying down the giant – one rope at a time.

The Cortland Retired Nurses will celebrate member birthdays at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Homer Senior Center, followed by a short business meeting.  

DRYDEN — The Dryden Senior Citizens will meet for an indoor picnic at 11:45 a.m. June 10 at the Dryden Veterans Memorial Home on Route 13, Dryden. Announcements will be followed by lunch …

New transition

FREEVILLE – Amy Dickinson has never left anything in her life, she said; she just wasn’t built for transitions. Today, she left something for the first time: her column “Ask …

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