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The joys of clean living

April 12, 2020

Tammie Whitson likes the chemistry of soap making. “It feels magical when you put these ingredients in a pot and they come out completely different,” the Marathon woman said. She fell in love with the […]

From canvas to quilts

April 5, 2020

Artist Marilyn Esbin Belford’s creative prowess debuted in 1935 when she was just 3 years old. She traced a picture of a child on the headboard of her toddler bed and colored it in. Later, […]

Race is in spirit of Fran Pizzola

March 23, 2020

People with disabilities face challenges every day, Rachel Anderson said. Every. Single. Day. A person who uses a wheelchair might see a trek to Price Chopper like a 5K run. Someone with a balance issue […]

YMCA Stingers find their strokes

March 15, 2020

Reid Withey got a whiff of greatness, swimming at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. “It was the best experience of my life,” said the 13-year-old, a YMCA Cortland Stinger. “It was […]

Fishing on the Fly

March 8, 2020

Michael Lenetsky can’t remember if he’s the vice president — or maybe president — of the Leon Chandler Chapter of Trout Unlimited. “No one ever wants to be vice president or president,” he said, laughing. […]

Bands bang the drum for teen drummer

March 1, 2020

When Annie Barnes was a little girl, she would pick up drum sticks and bang on everything. Her dad, a piano player, didn’t stop her. “He kept buying me electric drum pads,” she said. “It […]

Teen bands to star at Phil Clarke benefit

February 23, 2020

The Offbeats are coming together as a group, Alexis Sutton said, but she still gets the jitters. “I’m always nervous,” she said, of the moments before a gig. “But we are so comfortable as a […]

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