January 22, 2022

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. […]

Efficient heat pumps good for environment

October 18, 2020

Barbara Kobritz said she’s “kind of obsessive about climate stuff.” The Cortland woman, a retired Tompkins Cortland Community College librarian, installed a cold-climate air source heat pump in her home. It provides heat and air […]

New energy at SPCA

October 11, 2020

Texas native and former zookeeper with an MBA is the new SPCA shelter manager in Cortlandville. “I’m a Texan, born and raised. I have lived in Florida the past four years. This is the first […]

Chiller Haunted Hospital takes shape

October 4, 2020

Deanna Grantham has been an actress in Jim Coon’s Chiller Haunted House for years. The Cortland woman gets recognized in the grocery store: “’Wait. I know you, you’re torn out throat girl!’” she laughed, while […]

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