Fiber Arts Festival

October 10-11, Little York Fall Fiber Arts Festival
Saturday 9 am - 5 pm, Sunday 10 am - 3 pm, Pavilion at Dwyer Park, Little York. Over 30 vendors offering unique holiday gifts, knitting and spinning supplies, felting, yarn, pelts, blankets, shawls, clothing, mittens, sweaters, sheep, bunnies, and more! $5 admission, kids under 12 are free. Soups, lunch and refreshments are available for purchase. Proceeds benefit CRT Guild.




Access to Independence

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October 8, Workshop: Community Employment
October 15, Workshop: Customized Employment and Independent Living
October 21, Disability Mentoring Day
October 28, Chamber of Commerce Business After-Hours hosted by Access to Independence
October 29, Workshop: Entrepreneurship and Business Enterprise Programs

Lime Hollow Nature Center

October 6, Book with Nature

6:30 pm, Lime Hollow Education Center, 3277 Gracie Rd. Liz Sharp, longtime resident artist and enthusiast of the Finger Lakes area, will guide participants in making a book exploring and using nature. Book covers, paper, and materials for an accordion-style book will be provided. Bring your own ideas, pressed leaves from your favorite plants, and other materials as well, to incorporate into the book. People of all ages and stages are welcome. Children also will enjoy this activity, but they should bring an adult to share the fun. Members free, non-members $5. For more information call (607) 662-4632, email, or visit

Cortland Free Library

October 6, Meet the Author, Tim Mollen

6-7:30 pm, Cortland Free Library, 32 Church Street. Tim is a humorist, actor, and stage director. He was born and raised in Binghamton, NY. One part memoir, two parts humor, LOST JOURNAL collects the best of the nationally syndicated column seen in over 300 newspapers and websites. Each column is a humorous snapshot of a day in the author's past, written as a journal entry. Free admission. For more information call (607) 753-1042, e-mail or visit

American Red Cross

October 8, American Red Cross New Volunteer Orientation

10 am and 6 pm, American Red Cross, 50 Clinton Ave. An informational session about the organization and various volunteer opportunities. The orientation will last about 45 minutes, and participants will have the opportunity to complete an application following the presentation. For more information call (315) 234-2217, e-mail or visit

Lime Hollow Nature Center

October 11, Robert Frost Walk

2-4 pm, 338 McLean Road. Join expert naturalist John Gustafson for a leisurely hike to picturesque Chicago Bog along the Arthur M. Phillips, Jr. Memorial Trail (entrance located on Gracie Road, approx. 1 mile from the Visitor Center). The natural beauty of the autumn season will surround you as John shares his favorite Robert Frost poems. This walk is sure to inspire and entertain! Free admission, donations appreciated. For more information call (607) 662-4632 or visit

Cortland Free Library

October 14, 22 and 29, SNAP Education Program

11 am - 1 pm, Cortland Free Library, 32 Church Street. Anna Kortright from Cornell Cooperative Extension will be available to share ideas to “Build Skills for Healthier Eating.” No charge. For more information call (607) 753-1042, e-mail or visit

Cortland City Seal

Legal Notice: Public Hearing October 20

There will be a Public Hearing before the Mayor and the Common Council on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 6:40 pm in the Common Council Chambers at City Hall, 25 Court St, Cortland New York to hear comments for the proposed modifications to the code sections on littering on private property. Anyone having concerns regarding this proposal, please feel free to attend the public hearing and voice your concerns.

Cortland City Seal

Second Round of "Microenterprise Funding"

Apply by November 2. The City of Cortland was awarded funding to assist existing or start-up microentprises located or wishing to locate in the City in December of 2014. The funding was awarded by New York State Homes and Community Renewal under the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program. The first round of projects was approved by the City in July. There are still funds remaining in the Program, which the City hopes to award in December 2015. Read more >>

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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