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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 …

Birders will join forces for the annual Great Backyard Bird Count next week across the world. The 27th annual Great Backyard Bird Count takes place Friday through Feb. 19. Knowing where birds …

Stay on track with reasonable goals; make them personal

As the joy of the holidays and thrill of the New Year have settled, it is easy to find yourself feeling the winter blues. The short and dark days can lead you feeling tired and glum, and the spark of …

A safe space for family caregivers to share their experiences, challenges and successes meets from noon to 1 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month. The meeting is available in person at Access …

Valentine’s Day: Say it with something else

While the aisles of chocolate with logos and catchphrases at the grocery store can seem like tempting, easy gifts at first glance, there is nothing unique about them. Personal gifts are better …

Growing up, my friends and I had a cardinal rule that I follow to this day: Never leave a ballgame before it’s over. There were no exceptions. We looked down in disdain as others headed …

Truxton Outpost to host macrame workshop

When Jeanetta Laudermilk, owner of the Truxton Outpost, realizes there isn’t something fun to do on a weekend, she gives her customers an outlet to learn a new skill, she said.

Bridge results

Jean Minnella and Sandy Baden tied Friday with Debbie Kellogg and Chuck Kasten for first place in the weekly duplicate bridge game with 13 points. Barb Gage and Jim McConnell tied with Gail …

Were Cortland County’s first settlers really the first?

There is a final wrinkle (for now) to the story about Cortland County’s early pioneers. Rhoda and Joseph Beebe, and Amos Todd are usually credited as the first pioneers to settle in the county. …

A few nights ago, Ben let me sleep straight through the night after about four days of getting me up at midnight, 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. He’d been sick for a few days he’d been sick and so …

Solar observatory logs more than 75,000 solar flares over 16 years

On Feb. 5, 2002, NASA and the European Space Agency launched RHESSI — or the Reuven Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager. RHESSI studied the Sun’s solar flares over a period of …

A few months after I ended up in a North Carolina hospital in October with blood clots in my lungs, I’m working to get back on track exercising. The doctor told me not to run for six …

Lessons from the longest scientific study of happiness

The Good Life By Robert Waldinger and Marc Schultz – Simon & Schuster 2023 What is the formula for living a life that we truly enjoy and makes us feel our time here has been well …

Bridge results

Linda Christy and Jim McConnell tied with Barb Gage and Chuck Kaster to win Friday’s duplicate bridge match. Each team had 15.5 points Kim Sharpe and Laura Simon were second with 8.5 …

Arts challenge draws 260 creatives

The theme entrants had to follow for the 2024 Community Arts Challenge was “center,” a guideline about 100 artists took in many directions. Watercolor painter Denise Knight entered …

Lunar New Year, family nights and Take your Child to the Library Day

FEBRUARY BOOK RELEASES A selection of some of the most-anticipated releases. • After Annie, by Anna Quindlen • The Atlas Maneuver, by Steve Berry • The Bad Weather …

The PFLAG Ithaca-Cortland Chapter meets 4 to 5 p.m. the first Sunday of each month, next meeting Feb. 4, at 165 Main St., Cortland. The organization advocates for the LGBTQ community, nad …

Raising seven children, I have distributed a lot of hand-me-down clothes over the years. With four sons, I had a lot of opportunities. I am nearly 5 feet, 11 inches tall. That is a little taller …

Bridge scores

Linda Christy and Jim McConnell won the weekly duplicate bridge game Friday with 15 points. Jean Minnella and Sandy Baden were second with 12 points. Average for the game was 12 points. …

The village of Homer's first settler: John House in 1792

  Recently digitized archives reveal the first settlers to Cortland County, Joseph and Rhoda Beebe, and her brother Amos Todd, bought their properties adjacent to each other in 1790 west of …

The village of Homer’s first settler: John House in 1792

Recently digitized archives reveal the first settlers to Cortland County, a sister and two brothers, bought their properties adjacent to each other in 1790 west of the future village of Homer. As a …

ITHACA — The Cornell Lab of Ornithology will offer a free webinar Monday on how to draw birds. Cartoonist and author Mel Gillman will lead the hour-long draw-along, titled …

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