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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 …

‘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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

Apollo 10 gets so close to the moon 55 years ago this month

On May 18, 1969, NASA launched the Apollo 10 mission. Apollo 10 was designed to test every part of the Apollo 11 mission, except for the landing. Thomas Stafford, Eugene Cernan and John Young were …

Make your look

Need a new hobby this summer? Take up doll-making, or sew your next Halloween costume. This summer, Magpie Custom Creations, in the Cortland Corset Building on East Court Street, is offering …

‘It’s not just marks on paper’

Artist Ralph Turturro sees a split-second moment in a film, and creates an 8-foot-long painting interpreting it, and everything else surrounding it. Turturro’s show, “Excape …

Farmers markets reinvented

The Homer Regional Farmers Market has existed in many shapes and sizes before, but this summer, it will be held weekly, and it will be more than just a place to pick up some vegetables. The …

3-D printer turns out art

Fran Crowe, owner of gaming store Area 51, was always interested in video games and technology growing up. But when the 3D printer was invented, he thought it was the most sci-fi technological …

NASA launches first space station -- Skylab

On May 14, 1973, the United States launched its first space station through NASA. Launched from pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Skylab repurposed unused hardware from the Apollo …

I have not been to a lot of concerts over the years, but I have seen a few great bands in person. I saw The Who in Buffalo when I was in college at St. Bonaventure University. I went to a Beach …

Before James Webb, there was Hubble

On April 24, 1990, the famous Hubble Space Telescope was launched into orbit. The spacecraft was the first space-based telescope ever built. Development started in 1974, a joint endeavor of NASA …

‘It’s more than just a sport’

Lightsaber swooshing noises echoed around the Cortland YWCA each Monday evening, as people worked on their combat skills, and had fun while doing it. Robert Zollinger hosts LudoSport classes at …

Arts and crafts workshops teach new skills

As fun as your usual evening activities are, it’s always fun to switch it up. If you and your friends or partner are looking to learn a new skill and leave with something handmade, tons of …

That was disappointing. After weeks of hype leading up to the eclipse last week, as the complete solar eclipse was expected April 8, I was standing on the roof of the Cortland Standard building …

Solar eclipses and what you saw (or almost saw) April 8

A solar eclipse, like the one that upstate New Yorkers almost got to see April 8, occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun. The Moon casts a shadow that blocks out the Sun from our …

Cortland poet delivers gentle messages on harsh changes

While the call-to-action to stop climate change is urgent, poetry, as a vessel, can deliver the important message in a gentle way, said author Nancy Avery Dafoe. Cortland native Dafoe has …

How not to spoil kids: Teach responsibility

A single mother who works full time says that when she gets home from work and asks her 16- and 14-year-old daughters for help with dinner, they respond, “That’s your job.” A …

April is for poetry

April is National Poetry Month; a time for those of us who are into poetry to celebrate. If you’re not already a fan, you’re missing out. Perhaps you associate poetry with a form …

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 …

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 …

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