September 16, 2021

Blackbird Film Festival set for later this month

June 13, 2021

As a filmmaker, Sam Avery has attended many regional film fests over the years. “The experience was hit or miss,” said the SUNY Cortland media and communications professor. “Some did this well. Some did that […]

Caregivers: ‘You are not alone’

June 6, 2021

Kathy Alvord says it is not worth it to contradict a person with dementia. “What they are saying and thinking are the only way they know to how to say and think it,” said the […]

Singing his own tune

May 23, 2021

Lynn Koch is not slowing down. The folk musician has 35 years behind him as a music teacher and is looking at his fifth year of retirement. Despite the limitations of COVID-19, he’s been productive. […]

Falling in love with stained glass — again

May 16, 2021

Wil Alaura said his other half was crabbing about his unused stained-glass studio taking up space in their home — for 20 years. When the Tully man started organizing the room, pulling out piece after […]

Hot stuff: students make charcoal

May 9, 2021

Isabelle Smith said when you buy a bag of charcoal, you don’t think: “Where does this come from?” Now she — and all the seniors at the Onondaga-Cayuga-Madison Board of Cooperative Educational Services New Visions […]

Doris Adams turns 100

May 4, 2021

Doris Brown Adams’ 100th birthday was like any other day. “It’s no different,” she said. But her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren made it special. Jan Karlson, her daughter, came from Ohio, for a party […]

Start the Show

May 2, 2021

Liv Stockwin said choreographing “The Drowsy Chaperone” during a COVID-19 pandemic is a whole new animal. “I have choreographed shows before. This one is difficult. Dancers have to be spaced out … It’s harder when […]

Cub Scouts sign-up at LHNC

April 26, 2021

Dean Corbin of Cortland has no problem having two daughters in the Boy Scouts. “It’s awesome,” Dean Corbin said. “I am an Eagle Scout. I think it’s great.” Anelia, 11, and Elizabeth, 7, are members […]

Staying close to the written word

April 25, 2021

Kitty Jones has reinvented her life in retirement. The 32-year owner of Spirit and Life bookstore on Main Street, Cortland, has discovered book editing, working with clients in England, Holland and Africa, and has completed […]

Boy Scouts looking for members again

April 21, 2021

Cub Scout leader Brandon Dorsett, said his Pack 80 troop in Cortland, went from 36 kids to two because of the pandemic. He’s eager to get the word out that the Boy Scouts are meeting. […]

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