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IceCube’s new way to explore the universe

Recently, I had the opportunity to interview Jim Madsen of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, based at the South Pole. Madsen is the executive director of the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics …

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 …

This winter had gotten off to a lousy start for anyone who likes outdoor activities. I was starting to feel desperate in recent days, as there had been no significant snow for the season. So I …

The Winter Challenge by the Seven Valleys Health Coalition hopes to reward your activity this year: with a healthier life, and with prizes. The challenge, which runs through March 31, will award …

Deeds records reveal first pioneers settled west of Homer

Because of the recent digital revolution, we now have much more ready access to digitized archives that reveal details about the first pioneers who settled in what would become Cortland County. This …

Online nominations for the Syracuse Area Music Awards will be accepted until Sunday, and voting begins Tuesday, SAMMY Chair Liz Nowak has announced. The 2024 SAMMY People’s Choice will …

Temple Brith Sholom will celebrate Tu Bishvat at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26 with a vegetarian dish-to pass supper prior to the service. The holiday is known as the “New Year for Trees,” …

I have to lay low for a while. I was at a dinner party for New Year’s Eve with my girlfriend and two other couples, including the hosts. The host couple was talking about their recent …

LANSING — The Ithaca Farmers Market Winter Market has returned for the season at Triphammer Marketplace, on North Triphammer Road in Lansing. The market, which opened Saturday, operates …

Program gives kids free opportunities for art education

 

Conflicting histories of first settlers include hearsay

Part 2 of a 6-part series   Historians disagree on where the first pioneers, Joseph and Rhoda Beebe, and her brother Amos Todd, landed in Cortland County in 1791. Another issue is …

The world is messy — what you see isn’t all there is

Thinking, Fast and Slow By Daniel Kahneman – Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011 The mind is a curious and fascinating thing. The human brain evolved to be on the lookout for threats. In order …

NASA’s Spirit marks 20 years on Mars

On Jan. 4, 2004, NASA’s Spirit rover touched down on Mars — 20 years ago this week. Spirit launched from on board a Delta 7925-9.5 rocket from Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, …

The YWCA of Cortland will mark the work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation training from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 15. Kingian Nonviolence, based on …

Holiday baking: Dogs, cats, hair and gingerbread

A paw reached up and batted at the stick of butter as I stirred the cookie batter. I stomped my foot to chase the cat away, but it had little effect. “Shoo,” I said, moving the …

New year, new books and new activities at the library

JANUARY 2024 BOOK RELEASES A selection of some of the most-anticipated releases. •“The Age of Deer: Trouble and Kinship with Our Wild Neighbors,” by Erika Howsare …

The family gathered Christmas morning in the living room of my house, while my two grandsons waited as patiently as they could near a pile of presents. The boys’ faces lighted up with awe and …

Where did the 1st settlers land? What happened to the baby?

Cortland County has a fascinating pioneer history. However, while reading H.P. Smith’s “History of Cortland County,” I was surprised to find on page 186 that in 1791 the first …

Take care of kids, take care of yourself

  There’s no question about it—the pandemic separated people in a way they’ve never been separated before. Almost four years later, we’re still seeing the …

To take care of kids, take care of yourself

There’s no question about it—the pandemic separated people in a way they’ve never been separated before. Almost four years later, we’re still seeing the repercussions. …

Church helps pay medical debt for 149 Cortland County residents

Through a fundraising campaign, 149 people in Cortland County will have $112,350 worth of debt abolished, courtesy of the First Unitarian Church of Ithaca and the national nonprofit RIP Medical Debt. …

Winding road and missed turns lead to pancakes

I pulled into the parking lot at Highland Forest, an Onondaga County park near Fabius about 8:45 a.m. Dec. 16, about the time that I had planned. People wearing running tights, jackets, gloves …

New Year’s events return to downtown Cortland

Expect a bit of swing, a few hors d’oeuvres, maybe a couple of hours with friends over drinks, some fireworks and a giant ball New Year’s Eve in downtown Cortland, but business owners …

I pulled into the parking lot at Highland Forest, an Onondaga County park near Fabius about 8:45 a.m. Dec. 16, about the time that I had planned. People wearing running tights, jackets, gloves …

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