January 27, 2022

Encouraging creativity

July 26, 2021

Melissa Natale took her first pottery class when she was 12 years old, and she has been looking for the opportunity to get her hands dirty ever since. “I’ve still got the pot I made […]

Trying the tools of trades

May 24, 2021

Franco Minervini stood by the blocks of limestone, encouraging visitors to grab a tool and get a feel for his art — stone carving. He was among a half-dozen tents set up Saturday along the […]

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 […]

Sale benefits ReUse program

November 9, 2020

Inside a quiet, sun-filled room of the Cortland Corset Building on Saturday, Michele Baran and her daughter Bethany, 15, perused old silverware, dishes and other household items. “We like to come out and find some […]

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 […]

Businesses in Cortland Corset Building remain open

September 3, 2020

Businesses in the Cortland Corset Building on East Court Street in Cortland are open for business, some for in-person service or curbside pickup, some owners are working from home, others have appointment-only classes and some […]

Mural honors local music

July 12, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic, and its quarantines, created a “major pivot” for Molly Andrejko and her mural project. “Oh my gosh. I can’t believe I bit this much off,” she said, paintbrush in hand on June […]

Steampunks come to Cortland

September 30, 2019

Sandro Mironti, owner of New York Bagels at 33 Main St., Cortland, didn’t quite know what to make of the people in outlandish costumes coming into his shop Saturday morning — especially the two women […]

Store set for fourth annual comic con

April 1, 2019

A Klingon emperor, a Superman novelist and writer and the debut of a new comic series will fill the Cortland Corset Building on East Court Street in Cortland Saturday at the fourth Heroes and Villains […]