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Top spellers vie in districtwide bee

December 6, 2018

This year’s Elementary School Spell Off had a familiar ring, Gabriel ‘Gabby’ Mendiola said. “It seemed like the same test they gave us in the beginning,” said the fifth grader at Barry Elementary School. Teachers […]

Game time

December 2, 2018

When you are stuck in a desert for two years with nothing to do, you adapt. You play Dungeons and Dragons. That’s when John Howard of Cortland, an 18-year veteran of the military, got hooked […]

Electrifying art at Center

November 11, 2018

Alison Weld went to see a friend’s artwork at the New York Public Library’s Center for Book Arts Exhibit. There, she saw Stella Waitzkin’s cast-resin sculpture “The Filmmaker” and was struck. “I loved it,” Weld […]

Diving in to help hospice

August 11, 2018

Jean Hamilton of Cortlandville swam competitively as a teenager, for an 11-year-period. “I am a firm believer that there is no exercise better for us than swimming,” the 70-year-old said. When her husband, Dave Hamilton, […]

Seedstock looking at 10th year

August 2, 2018

Seedstock is like coming home, said Alex Caminiti. “It’s like pretty much everyone you know in town, all of your friends, literally everyone I know goes there. And all the band friends I have ever […]

Pitbull mix reunion for rescues

July 29, 2018

Diane Purvis of Homer took care of 10 puppies and their mom, Pepper, as a foster care volunteer, so the dogs would find a good home. She is among a network of volunteers associated with […]

Youth bureau has playwright

July 17, 2018

Nothing Demmarie Boreland envisions as a playwright ever turns out the same way on the stage. “That’s what’s so exciting about it. You get to see how it’s translated through other people,” said Boreland, 25, […]

‘Rowing saved my life’

July 15, 2018

This story appeared in the June 30, 2018 edition of the Cortland Standard. Alis Jordan of Clermont, Fla. got a wake-up call after a rowing accident. The former Cortland woman, dealing with a ruptured spleen […]

Zucchinis with zoom

July 13, 2018

To Shaun Sweeney, the sidelines at the track of the veggie car race at the Cortland County Junior Fair — a 20-foot length — were almost like the Watkins Glen race track. “Almost.” “People are […]

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