October 22, 2021

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 […]

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 […]

8-year-old spreads the love

April 18, 2021

LOCKE — Kendall Manuel has learned the ins and outs of a home-based business from those little looms designed to make pot holders. The Locke girl, a second grader in the Southern Cayuga School District, […]

Miniature paintings, big legacy

April 11, 2021

Tabitha Scoville wants women to have a voice in Cortland County history. So when the Cortland County Historical Society had a chance to obtain a $2,000 miniature painting by a 19th Century Homer woman — […]

Bird-watching a source of delight

April 4, 2021

Jacob Jensen thinks about birds all the time. “I wake up in the morning. My eyes are closed. I can hear the birds. There’s a Carolina wren,” Jensen said. He makes a point to track […]

‘Train guy’ returns to railway roots

March 28, 2021

Mike Brown never intended to be “the train guy” at the CNY Living History Museum. “It happened.” The Harford man, a patent attorney, retired in 2017. He’s been a volunteer at the museum for almost […]

Hard Work, Sweet Reward

March 21, 2021

Ben Hanna is not one to squander his resources. The Cortlandville man took note of a row of maple trees in his back yard when he bought his house. The 30-year-old, an engineer, decided he’d […]

Behind ‘Raise Your Voice’

March 14, 2021

SUNY Cortland’s latest show is more risky for actor Kyle Rivera. “We’re not a character,” Rivera said of the virtual musical revue students are working on. “It means more. It’s our interpretation of each topic […]

Kids go all out in NYS beef contest

March 7, 2021

What does an owl named Orphelia have to do with a burrito? That’s a question only a third-grader in Truxton Academy Charter School could answer. Jennifer Hull’s class came home with a first place win […]

Still making music

February 28, 2021

Chauncey “Tink” Bennett of Homer said his band, Tailor Made, is weathering the COVID-19 storm “pretty well.” While the four member group hasn’t played live gigs, they’ve kept up a rehearsal schedule and have a […]

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