St. Mary's Church

January 24, Organ, Brass & Choir Extravaganza
7 pm, St. Mary's Church, 46 N. Main St. Enjoy an evening of triumphant organ, brass, and choral music while surrounded by neo-Gothic splendor! American Guild of Organists Outreach Concert. The sanctuary was restored for the centennial of the building in 2013. We have some of the finest examples of stained glass in upstate New York, a resplendent white marble reredoes / high altar, and an acoustically reverberant worship space. The organ is an 1896 Morey & Barnes tracker-action, one of only two still in existence, in magnificent condition. The original pump-handle is still attached to the wind chest, and still functions, in the unlikely event of a power outage! Featured highlights of the concert will include a piece for organ, brass, and choir by local, nationally-published composer Lynn Arthur Koch; organists Paulette Frye and Jim Shultes, both for over three decades having graced their own individual congregations and the community at large with their playing, thrilling performances of great organ literature; an organ improvisation by Emmanuel Sikora, recent grad of Queens College and SUNY Binghamton, with Masters degrees in composition and conducting; St. Mary’s Brass Ensemble, directed by Michael Poole; and St. Mary’s Choir & guests, directed by Armand Di Scenna. Free concert, with refreshments. For more information call (315) 278-7029 or e-mail




Cultural Council of Cortland County

January 23, Art Challenge Opening

6:30 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Presentations of musical and writing entries to the Arts Challenge, an exhibit of the visual arts entries, and the awarding of prizes in the Fine Arts, Photography, Artisan Crafts, Original Music, and Original Writing Categories. Show is open through February 21. Stop by and cast your vote for the "People's Choice" Art Award. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for the Arts and the Cultural Council of Cortland County.

Girls Day Out

January 24, Girls Day Out

8:45 am - 3 pm, SUNY Cortland Park Center. The YWCA of Cortland and SUNY Cortland present a unique day of activities designed to engage and motivate girls in grades 4-7. Activities will include gymnastics, basketball, dance, rock climbing, swimming, health education, and an interactive career fair. Lunch and a T-Shirt are included. Tickets $8 before January 16, $12 after January 16. To purchase tickets visit or call the Cortland YWCA at 607-753-9651. Additional information and registration form available at For more information call 607-753-9651, e-mail or visit

Cortland Repertory Theatre

January 24-25, Cortland Repertory Theatre Auditions

Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 12 noon - 5 pm, Homer Junior High School, 53 Clinton Avenue, Homer. Primarily seeking non-union actors. All roles in all shows open. Seeking a variety of types and ages, all nationalities. CRT is an equal opportunity employer. If cast, actors must be available for daytime and evening rehearsals. Paid internships available for college students. CRT is also seeking one local boy, age 12 - 15, who is an excellent actor/singer for the role of Pugsley in “The Addams Family”. To sign up for an appointment call (607) 753-6161. For more information visit

Center for the Arts in Homer

January 24, Dance Party with Muddy Dove

7 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Muddy Dove, a seasoned quintet based in Upstate NY, proudly brings you some of the finest collection of music from the past 4 decades. Songs you will remember, and that will keep you moving all night long. From the classics to the group's indie originals, the diversity ranges, and always rocks. $10/person at the door. Door prize drawings. Fundraiser for the Center for the Arts. For more information visit or call (607) 749-4900.

Center for the Arts in Homer

January 28 & 30, "Mame" (C4Act)

7 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 South Main St., Homer. Featuring Barbara Jo Williams as Mame. Tickets $5 at Origins and Sheridans or at the door. For more information call (607) 749-4900 or visit

JM McDonald Sports Complex

January 31, Winter Carnival

6 - 8 pm, JM McDonald Sports Complex, Fairgrounds Dr. Lots of family fun. Games, contests, music, bounce houses, pictures with characters including the Frozen Princesses, Crossroads the Clown and so much more! Admission $5 per child with FREE admission for adults and children under 3 years old.

Samantha Fish

January 31, Samantha Fish

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. A modern rocking sound with elements of Americana, country and roots. Adults $28, Seniors $23, Students $15, and under 18 free. For more information, call (607) 749-4900 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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