November 26, 2021

Indigenous inspiration

November 8, 2021

Ellis McDowell-Loudan lost her heart to the stories of America’s indigenous people while a student. On Saturday, she hoped to inspire the same love in children. The retired anthropology professor spent Saturday morning weaving tales […]

Looking back at Cortland

October 18, 2021

Huddled under umbrellas, a half-dozen people listened closely as City of Cortland Historian Kate O’Connell shouted to be heard over the sound of pouring rain and Main Street traffic. The weather may not have been […]

Timely connections

October 5, 2021

Micah Quinlan, 9, drew a happy face on a small pumpkin with glitter, ready to take home her new gourd friend. Visiting the Cortland County Historical Society read-aloud program Saturday morning, she listened to a […]

History, step by step

August 1, 2021

Daltyn Busby of McGraw said it’s crazy that McGraw was the site of a New York Central College, a revolutionary school that had Black people and white, men and women, learning side by side in […]

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 — […]

Local organizations receive grant funding

March 31, 2021

Access to Naloxone, the overdose-reversing medication, can be difficult in more-rural parts of Cortland County but with a $5,000 grant, Cortland Area Communities That Care will work to create kiosks to address the problem. “We […]

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 […]

17 agencies await county tourism money

November 14, 2020

Although the coronavirus pandemic has canceled many events this year, Cortland County tourism agencies are figuring out new events to attract people and how to market for people’s safety. “It’s really about how you present […]

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