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The McGraw Community Food Pantry meets 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays every week at the McGraw Methodist Church at 20 E. Main St., McGraw. Drive-through entrance format. Use back entrance. Canned goods, milk …

The YWCA's Pig & Par golf tournament Aug. 5 saw 116 golfers on 29 teams tee off at Willowbrook Golf Club to support YWCA programs, including Aid to Victims of Violence, child care, mentoring and …

'It's going to be a trip'

Seven years is a long time for people in their 60s and 70s, Linda Smith said — that’s how long it’s been since the Tribe last revived itself in Cortland. “It’s going …

McGraw teacher named State History Teacher of the Year

Caitlin Goodwin was recently recognized as the best history teacher in the state. Her colleagues say they are proud and impressed. But not surprised. “She is certainly well deserving of this …

Purple Heart recipient John T. Vandenburg unveiled the first of 50 Purple Heart signs on Monday that will be placed at the county line on major roads coming into Cortland County. Vandenburg, an …

Grandma living her new gig

Janice Logan, 63, of Tully, a retired nurse, babysits her grandson, Finn, almost 2, these days, and the two were at Suggett Park on a broiling hot Friday. What do you like to do? “I love …

Citizen of the Year

Norm Stitzel of Cortland has held many titles; corporal, CEO, chaplain. Now, Cortland County Citizen of the Year is being added to that list. The Boy Scouts of America, Baden-Powell Council …

"Two Pals" watercolor show at Cortland Free Library

Danielle Bellumori of Conyngham, Pennsylvania, and Sandy Cowan of Cortland will stage a watercolor show at the Cortland Free Library in August. About 30 paintings will be the subject of a …

Bridge scoresDick Burnham and Jim McConnell were first place winners in the weekly Friday Cortland Duplicate Bridge game with 31 points. Average for the game was 24 points. Second place was Barb …

Chrome Divas to do cancer ride The Chrome Divas of Cortland women’s motorcycle group will host “Divas and Dudes for a Cure.” The breast cancer awareness ride will take …

A look in the window: Taking it day by day

William Buchanan of Cortland, 71, a retired Pall Trinity Micro employee, was staying out of the hot sun Friday at a garage sale near Yaman Park. His wife, Patricia, was by his side. He agreed to an …

The League of Women Voters of Cortland and Tompkins Counties are sponsoring a public service announcement contest with prize money for young people — to get the word out to vote in local …

'Don’t grow more than you can take care of'

Joan Franklin says her doctor tells her: Keep going with her gardening. “Don’t stop,” he told the Scott woman. The 78-year-old is listening to him. She’s adamant about …

With planning for Hospicare’s Women Swimmin’ in full swing now, excitement for the event is growing. It’s the first time since 2019, the event will be in person with all its …

Virtual program on dementiaFree virtual programs for individuals living with dementia, their caregivers and the public are offered by the Alzheimer’s Association — CNY …

'I fell in love with the Rain'

Cloey Tierno is no stranger to song writing. “I started writing songs and singing in the third grade,” said the 17-year-old Cortland girl, who will start her senior year at Cortland …

Ziplining and beating the heat

Jaime Gonzalez of Cortland, 42, is a licensed practical nurse, who was enjoying Suggett Park with her twins and her niece on Friday. What’s on the schedule today? “Hanging out with my …

Access to party for ADAAccess to Independence will celebrate the 32nd anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act with a party 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at its office, 26 N. Main St., …

Ukraine connection, right on the wall

Cheri Sheridan saw in a historian’s research of Ryah Ludins, the woman who made the wood relief mural at the Cortland Post Office, that she was “Russian born.” Is she really from …

Mary Dexter wins prestigious cemetery research honor

Mary Dexter is not alone in her love of cemeteries and grave stone carvers. When she attends an Association for Gravestone Studies conference, she meets with like-minded people. The topics they cover: How to do grave preservation; sandstone vs. marble markers; urn or willow shapes on stones; and who are the 1900s-era New England carvers.

Unexpected treasures

Patricia Wood of Cortlandville has a message for a woman who bought her heavy brocade bed spread at her July garage sale: She found the set of shams to match them. Give her a call. The sale also …

Hope after COVID-19 delirium

Mike Joyner said he’s never been a fearful person. But when he was in a coma, battling COVID-19, he experienced the most intense emotions ever, particularly fear and regret, while delirious …

LaFayette woman stays busy in the garden

Karen Pavente, 67, of LaFayette, is a retired St. Joseph’s Hospital nurse. “I worked on OB for 47 years,” she said of the obstetrics department, the care of women while pregnant, in …

The Syracuse Chapter of the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter Society awarded $3,000 inscholarships recently. Natalie Day, a Dryden High School graduate, Nathan Healey of Barneveld, a Le …

Grounded in the clouds

Doing loops, aerial dives and rolls up in the sky in a stunt airplane is not insane, Jim Spaller said. It’s simply a matter of precision. “People look at that and say – …

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