October 18, 2021

Making a better world

October 17, 2021

Sharyn Snyder of Cortlandville knows she has an extra family, thanks to the fellowship she’s found in the Order of the Eastern Star. “I can go anyplace in the state, find a Masonic Lodge, and […]

Good deed gets dumped on

October 13, 2021

Angela Thurlow won’t give up on her trash-can-on-the lawn idea — even though someone stole the can. The Cortland woman set up a special garbage pail in August on Tompkins Street for late-night revelers, possibly […]

The Long Haul

October 10, 2021

Hiking the Appalachian Trail, a six-month adventure through 14 states, seems more real to Hannah Whelan now than having to go to Westfield this week to find a job. “You are not on the trail […]

Women power hardware store

October 3, 2021

DeRUYTER — A three-woman team is in charge of the day-to-day operation of Countryside Hardware — a family-owned business for 101 years. “We have always had women that run the store. No special reason why. […]

Par for the Course

September 26, 2021

Elmer Fairbanks, at 98, is the most senior member of the Tuesday Morning Men’s Senior League out of Knickerbocker Country Club. And his fellow golfers say he’s still got it. “I play once a week,” […]

Lending A Paw

September 19, 2021

Katie Mercer didn’t want to give up the puppy her family was raising for Freedom Guide Dogs for the Blind. This particular dog, the second they were “puppy raising” for the nonprofit based in Cassville, […]

Outdoor experts revel in area beauty

September 12, 2021

Roger Fulton has a variety of sources for his nature guides — local books, sometimes the internet. Kids. “If I get into an area and I want some detail on it, I find a 13-year-old […]

Talking Shop

September 5, 2021

Kevin La Due said his wood shop, that doubles as his acoustic guitar business — La Due Guitars — is an oasis. “This is just what I do. This is what I am,” he said […]

Microd club makes racing accessible

August 29, 2021

Alex “A.J.” Burgess said he’s won three microd races in his eight seasons competing. “I have never been one of those guys that had to be the winner,” the 65-year-old said. It was about being […]

Room To Grow

August 22, 2021

Anyone can grow a garden. Vicky Mundy learned that after she obtained a raised bed garden box through the Room to Grow! Cortland program. “This is my first garden, so this is really cool,” she […]

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