Halloween Parade

October 30, Cortland County Halloween Parade
6:30 pm, Parade Line-up at Cortland Elks Lodge/Groton Ave Parking Lot Entrance. 7 pm, Parade marches the length of Main St. Costume Contest and Treats following the parade. For more information visit the Facebook event page or download the press release with details.
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Center for the Arts

October 30, Dracula - The Radio Play

7 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. In 1897, a new and dangerous fiend made his way into the consciousness of the planet, via the mind of Irish author Bram Stoker. In the story, Professor Van Helsing and a small group of men and women take on the mysterious Count Dracula in an epic tale of good versus evil, in a transcontinental adventure from Transylvania to England. Jim Greene and his troupe of actors, better known as Scarlett Rat Entertainment, will perform an adaption of this original tale in a made for radio format reminiscent of the 1930’s radio play heyday. The performance will be broadcast live on WXHC 101.5 FM and streamed on the Internet at www.wxhc.com. This is a free event and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 pm for our Center Social Hour with the play beginning at 7:00. For more information, call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

JM McDonald Sports Complex

October 31, Halloween Party and Ice Skating

6:30-8:30, JM McDonald Sports Complex, Fairgrounds Dr. Free public skating admission (skate rentals $2). Enjoy the chance to skate on Suit-Kote Arena FREE during our Halloween Party featuring yummy candy treats, holiday music, and prizes. If you come dressed in your Halloween costume you will be entered in our costume contests! It is sure to be a spooktacular night! For more information visit jmmcomplex.com.

Cortland Community Foundation

National Philanthropy Day - Biggest Giving Event in Cortland County!

The Cortland Community Foundation is offering all Cortland County charitable organizations a chance to win up to $10,000. Make donations to the Cortland Community Foundation for the benefit of your favorite 501(c) charities. Minimum $100.00 and maximum $5,000.00 donation per charity; there is no limit per donor. Donations must be received or postmarked no later than November 15. Charities will be eligible to win one prize. Get started today and be a part of one of the biggest giving event in Cortland County. Show your favorite non-profit organization how much you appreciate what they do for our community. National Philanthropy Day Flyer

Center for the Arts

November 1, Bistro Casablanca Night

6:00 cocktails, followed by dinner, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Journey with us for one magical night with the Tri-Cities Opera to the Casablanca Era with music from of the 1940's included Swing, Bobby Soxers and Pop, Big Band, Ella Fitzgerald and Scat, Crooners, Jazz, Singing Cowboys! Come and join the fun while helping our fundraiser for Center programming. Complimentary French 75 Cocktail served throughout the evening. Casablanca will be catered by "Linani's at the Manor." The main dishes include: Tabbouleh Salad, Schlada, Vegetarian Eggplant Lasagna, White Fish with artichoke & zucchini, Chicken Tagine, Beef & Sweet Tagine, and Seven Vegetable Couscous. Seating is LIMITED! $60.00/person or $110/couple. To ensure your seat, please respond by October 24 at 607-749-4900.

Cultural Council of Cortland County

November 1, Community Arts Challenge Deadline

A celebration fo the creative talent and spirit of Cortland County. Calling all local artists, choreographers, composers, photographers, and writers. Theme this year is "Joy." For information about entry requirements and prizes, call (607) 749-4900 or visit www.cortlandartschallenge.org. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Arts of Homer and the Cultural Council of Cortland County.

Old Timers Band

November 2, A Salute to Veterans Concert

3 pm, Grace Christian Fellowship, 1250 Fisher Avenue. The Cortland Old Timers Band will perform a varied selection of music, including works by Richard Strauss, Clare Grundman, Glenn Miller, Vaughan Williams, Gershwin, Sousa, as well as a medley of Service songs and patriotic tunes. The public is invited. There is no admission charge, but donations will be accepted and contributions of non-perishable food for local food pantries are encouraged. For more information call (315) 425-9224, e-mail eorourke@twcny.rr.com or visit cortlandoldtimersband.org.

SUNY Cortland Gospel Choir

November 2, African American Gospel Music Festival New Location

4-6 pm, Corey Union Function Room, SUNY Cortland. Featuring the Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers of Ithaca, Black Celestial Choral Ensemble of Syracuse University, Binghamton University Gospel Choir, The Promise Land Church of Syracuse and the SUNY Cortland Gospel Choir, directed by Dr. Baruch Whitehead. $5 adults; $3 students; under 12 free. Tickets at the door; Gospel Choir members; Sam Kelley at sam.kelley@cortland.edu; Africana Studies Department at 607 753-4105. For more information call (607) 753-4105 or e-mail sam.kelley@cortland.edu.

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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