November 26, 2021

Family grows with each adoption

October 6, 2019

Colleen and Bill Thomas of Cortlandville are adopting a 6-year-old girl in Ukraine who has Down syndrome. They’ve been down this road before. The couple are parents of seven children — three adopted from Ukraine, […]

ReUse stores have a ripple effect

September 29, 2019

Using an object again and again, and not throwing it away, is a powerful thing, Robin Elliott said. And anyone can do it. In today’s world, that’s exciting, she said. “There’s climate change, global issues […]

Love of folk makes a legacy

September 22, 2019

Phil Shapiro arrived at Cornell University as a graduate student in 1967 — and made a bee line for the radio station. “I had done radio as an undergrad. It wasn’t new for me,” he […]

Tompkins County Quilters Guild show at TC3

September 15, 2019

DRYDEN — Joyce Morgenroth likes to figure out how shapes fit. The quilter has a wall-sized board that she can apply shapes to — and they stick — that helps her plan her designs. “I […]

Story Arts Festival comes to Homer

September 8, 2019

Priscilla Berggren-Thomas gets the question all the time from the Rotary guys: “Are people still reading?” The librarian and director of Phillips Free Library says, emphatically: Yes! “People are still reading. Until we evolve to […]

Henry topiary is ever changing

September 1, 2019

Theresa Henry has a gazillion reasons to practice topiary. “I just love it. It’s relaxing. It’s therapeutic. It gets you outside with nature. The end result is healthy. It’s a labor of love.” Topiary is […]

Cincy man eyes 3rd cancer

August 25, 2019

Ron Colasurdo is doing what he has to do as he deals with his third bout with cancer. And the 56-year-old Cincinnatus man didn’t like the idea of a chicken barbecue to support him, thank […]

Looms bring magic from the past

August 18, 2019

TRUXTON — Kathryn Wojciechowski is in weaving heaven. She’s renting 2 1/2 classrooms at Truxton Academy for her weaving school, the home of barn looms from the 1700s and 1800s. “Welcome to my world,” she […]

Puppet magic

July 21, 2019

Lily Gershon started making puppets as gifts for her friends. And then when they’d visit — she couldn’t help herself — she’d don a puppet and start doing puppet shows for them. When she was […]

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