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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 …

Over-the-counter birth control: What to know

You may have heard the news this past August that the FDA has approved the sale of a birth control pill that does not require a prescription. This is great news for folks seeking affordable and …

The YWCA of Cortland will offer a Red Cross lifeguard certification course starting Saturday at the facility on Clayton Avenue in Cortland. The course costs $365 and will have classes 8 a.m. to …

Tickets for the Corn Ducky Derby are on sale in advance of the May 4 event at Suggett Park in Cortland. Tickets are $5, available at the YWCA Cortland, to support the Cortland Community Service …

New book clubs open a new chapter on reading

We all know what a book club is, but nearby libraries and shops are taking the concept a step further. They are specifying the concept to meet people’s specific needs and interests. Many …

I finally bought a good pair of running sneakers. At full price. I am both thrilled and filled with incredible guilt. My main running partner has been telling me for years that I should not …

Jean Minnell and Marilyn Delorenzo tied with Gail Briggs and Lorraine Khouri in Friday’s duplicate bridge match. Both teams had 12 points. Linda Christy and Jim McConnell came in …

A different kind of looking glass

 Inside of the Marathon train station, the clock still hangs and the ticket booth remains. Instead of travelers coming in and out, two glassblowers live and work, creating art that sells out of more than 100 shops in the United States.

SpaceX launches Starship test flight

Recently, SpaceX performed the third test flight of its Starship rocket. Launched from SpaceX’s launch complex Starbase in Boca Chica, Texas, this test was by far the most successful the …

Frederic Pierce, director of communications at SUNY Cortland will discuss “Challenging Times for our Students and Higher Education” at noon April 18 as part of the FOCUS Cortland series. …

Easter Will Come

The small girl in the candy aisle Is complaining to her Mom “I don’t think he’s going to come With all this snow, he may still Be hibernating? Isn’t that …

The Order of the Eastern Star, Cortland Chapter 591, will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Masonic Lodge on Route 13 in Cortlandville. Attire for lady officers is short colored and gentlemen dark …

I was bullied a lot as a child. People who were not picked on when they were young probably don’t understand what that is like. Bullies seemed to be drawn to me, like a dog catching the …

Goin’ Nowhere Fast By Tanner G. Johnson self-published 2019 - available through Amazon Life is crazy. How do you make sense of it? It is hard to escape the distractions of everyday life …

Filling the Easter Basket just takes a bit of imagination

  Whether you’re helping the bunny create a basket for your child, or you’re creating a little basket for a partner or friend, there are plenty of items for sale in town that …

Inspired by Ireland, a group exhibit sponsored by Cortland Arts Connect, is having its opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the McNeil Building Gallery, 17 to 29 Main St. in Cortland. The …

Registration is open for The Challenge, a 21-day virtual program by the YWCA of Cortland exploring fundamental rights, the agency has announced. Every week day for four weeks, Participants can …

Those who are over or under eaters are welcome at Overeaters Anonymous. A weekly group takes place 7 p.m. Wednesdays at 2 Rivers Church, 78 Homer Ave., Cortland. For more information, call …

Students from across Cortland County, from grades preschool through senior year, will have their work hung alongside both their mentors and professional artists’ pieces this week, starting with …

This has always been a time of year of frustration and hope for me. As I look out the window of the newsroom on the second floor of the Cortland Standard in downtown Cortland, the sun is shining …

The Pomona Grange will have a spaghetti fundraiser starting 5 p.m. April 6 at the East Homer Grange hall. The menu includes all-you-can eats spaghetti and meatballs with tossed salad, Italian …

The Zonta Club of Cortland honored seven women and a child-care team March 8, International Women’s Day, giving each a yellow rose, Zonta’s symbol of friendship: Anna Bennett — …

Moon craft lands on its side

Recently, NASA and the private aerospace company Intuitive Machines launched the Odysseus probe. This craft was the first probe from the United States to touch down on the moon since the Apollo …

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