December 2, 2021

Belly, Set, Go! a hub of belly dance

December 6, 2020

Jo Boring of Marathon is having a blast creating a virtual dance show, “Nutcracker Noir,” that features belly dancers around Central New York. “I am having fun. It’s a nice distraction,” Boring said. “People will […]

Telethon a needed injection for nonprofits

December 5, 2020

Ty Marshal said sometimes you recognize the importance of things when you don’t have them. The executive director of the Center for the Arts of Homer, and his staff, are taking the lead in corralling […]

Coffin symbol ignites a passion for cemetery art

November 22, 2020

Nothing is absolute when talking about gravestone carvers, Mary L. Dexter said. “You can never use, ‘always’ or ‘never,’” said the 80-year-old Cortland woman, who has explored the cemeteries of Central New York and beyond […]

Cortland High Theater works through COVID

November 15, 2020

Olivia McKenna said the musicial “Ordinary Days” features the lives of four people living in New York City, who kind of bump into each other. “It’s very storytelling-like,” said McKenna, a senior at Cortland High […]

Crafting a final legacy

November 8, 2020

John Plunkett said the wooden urns he makes are like little cabinets. “It’s just what you’d do to build a kitchen cupboard,” he said, showing a cross section of a model in his outdoor shop. […]

Books: bound heart and soul

November 1, 2020

Tricia Borg has always loved books and paper, especially hand-made paper — fascinated by its texture and color. “What could I do with it?” said the client service manager for a software company. The Newfield […]

A look at CNY Living History Center

October 25, 2020

Jim Nadge of Homer remembers the day in 1960 when four firemen drove their 1925 Brockway fire truck from Boca, Argentina, into Cortland. “They had quite a welcome, a parade in the city,” he said. […]

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