Annual Tree Lighting

November 29, Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
5 pm, City Hall. Come celebrate with us as we anticipate the arrival of Santa Claus on the Fire Truck to help us light the tree at City Hall! There will be caroling in the showmobile to sing in his arrival. After the Tree Lighting, we will join Santa Claus in the Fire Station to have our traditional cocoa and cookies. Be sure to check out Downtown Cortland for Small Business Saturday holiday shopping. We will also be hosting Santaland from 12 to 5 pm at 15 Main St, where there will be crafts, letters to Santa with Mrs. Claus, and storyreading.




Cortland County Historical Society

November 29-January 3, Dollhouse Holiday & Toy Extravaganza

1-4 pm, Cortland County Historical Society, 25 Homer Ave. Saturdays only. For more information call 607-756-6071, e-mail or visit us on Facebook.

Christmas Tree Sale

November 29, Christmas Tree Sale Begins at Lime Hollow Nature Center

9 am - 5 pm, Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd., Lime Hollow Nature Center. For more information call (607) 662-4632, email or visit

Center for the Arts in Homer

November 30, The Delaney Brothers Bluegrass Christmas

2 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Founded in 1981, two-time SAMMY (Syracuse Area Music Award) winners Delaney Brothers Bluegrass is one of central NY's oldest and best-loved bluegrass bands. However, their music is more than just bluegrass - it's influenced by many other acoustic traditions such as country, folk, gospel, and celtic. From the smooth, warm vocals of lead singer John and tight family harmonies with his son Jonathan, to Nick's smokin' banjo (and fiddle!) playing, fans are treated to a musical experience that puts a smile on their faces and sets toes to tapping! $10.00 at the door. For more information, call (607) 749-4900 or visit

St. Anthony

November 30, Christmas Cantata "Three Gifts"

2:30 pm, St Anthonys Catholic Church, Pomeroy St. The Countryside Community Choir will present a Christmas Cantata by Randy Vader, Jay Rouse and Rose Aspinall. Hear the Christmas story in song and narration. Free will offering. For more information call (315) 492-4873 or visit

Cortland City Seal

Funds for Purchase or Rehabilitation of Single Family Homes Awarded to City of Cortland

The City of Cortland was awarded funds to assist in the purchase and rehabilitation of single-family homes in the City.


Cortland City Seal

Multi-Family Home Ownership Program Funds Still Available UPDATED 08-01-2014

The City of Cortland has a limited amount of Community Development Block Grant funds remaining in its Multi-Family Home Ownership Program. The Program provides assistance for down payment and closing costs for those wishing to purchase a two or three unit home in the City of Cortland that is in need of repairs. The City can provide up to $16,000 to assist in the purchase.


Cortland City Seal

Energy ChallengeEnergy Challenge Program

The typical household in Central New York wastes about 30 percent of its energy consumption. The Challenge Team program is designed to reduce that energy waste.

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