Maple Sugaring Day

March 25, Maple Sugarin’ Day
8 am - 1 pm, Lime Hollow Education Center, 3277 Gracie Road. For Central New Yorkers, the coming of spring isn't marked by the calendar. It's marked by plumes of steam coming from sugar houses in full swing. That's the signal to shed a layer and shake off months of cabin fever. For generations, making syrup has been more than a tradition- it's been a rite of passage from winter to spring. The Maple Sugarin’ Day is held in conjunction with the BOCES New Visions Environmental Science Class.

Pancake Breakfast - open at 8 am: Members: $5, $2 under 12; Nonmembers: $7, $3 under 12; under 3: Free.

Discover how maple syrup is made! 9 am - 12 noon, free admission. For more information visit




Center for the Arts in Homer

March 24, Francesca Blanchard

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Francesca Blanchard is a French-American singer-songwriter whose lyrics and melodies reflect her bilingual and multicultural upbringing. A graduate from Boston U., she has been gaining musical experience over the last few years, opening for Joan Armatrading, Suzanne Vega, The Parkington Sisters and others. Adult/General $15, Seniors $12, Students $10. For more information call (607) 749-4900, or visit

Cortland Repertory Theater Downtown

March 25, Jeri Sager "This Broad's Way"

7:30 pm, CRT Downtown, 24 Port Watson St. A Broadway singer, actress and recording artist, Ms. Sager makes her CNY cabaret debut with a songbook of some of the best loved Broadway songs! A veteran of numerous touring productions, she has delighted international audiences of all ages with her portrayals of Grizabella in Cats, Fantine in Les Miserables and Eva Peron in Evita! She performs all over the US, England, the Caribbean, Japan, Mexico and Canada, and has had the honor of singing for Presidents Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush, Pope John Paul II and while with the USO, for both American and British troops. It's a classy musical night on the town, done New York City style... but right at home in Cortland! Don't miss this amazing talent! Beer/Wine Cash Bar. $25.00. To order tickets, call 800-427-6160, visit our Box Office at 24 Port Watson Street, or order online.

Center for the Arts in Homer

March 25, Women of Folk - The New Revival

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. What happens when you combine the vocals prowess of the Wainwright family with stunning harmonies of an all female international harmony group? You get the ultimate Folk Revival package not to be missed! General admission $25, Seniors $23, Students $20, Military/ Vets/ Children under 18, free. For more information call (607) 749-4900, or visit

Cortland Repertory Theater Downtown

March 29-April 9, The Queen of Bingo (CRT Downtown production)

7:30 pm (Sundays at 2 pm), CRT Downtown, 24 Port Watson St. A comedy by Jeanne Michels and Phyllis Murphy. Where can two sisters on the other side of fifty, who want to add a little zest to their lives, find it? BINGO! On any bingo night at St. Joseph's, you can find Father Mac, Cindy Conklin, Marge Meranski, and the many colorful regulars we meet through the eyes of Sis and Babe. They dish the dirt, giggle like school girls and LOVE Bingo! Sis is a good loser who just loves to play. Babe is a player who has GOT to win. They compliment (and drive each other crazy) as only sisters can. Each performance includes a live Bingo game with the audience! Adults $32.00, Seniors/Students $30.00. To order tickets, call 800-427-6160, visit our Box Office at 24 Port Watson Street, or order online.

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April 3, Public Meeting for Main Street Traffic Study

6-8 pm, Cortland Repertory Theatre, 24-26 Port Watson St. This will be the final public meeting for the Cortland Main Street Traffic Study. A summary of the alternatives considered will be presented followed by an open question and answer session. For more information email Mary Rowlands at

American Red Cross

Red Cross Free Smoke Alarm Program

In addition to caring for local fire victims when they have nowhere else to turn, the American Red Cross is committed to promoting fire safety and helping to reduce the number of fire-related deaths and injuries that occur in our region each year. In partnership with local fire departments, community groups and corporate supporters, they are offering FREE smoke alarms to residents and providing fire preparedness education to hundreds of local families through their ongoing Home Fire Campaign. The American Red Cross will install up to 3 smoke detectors per household at no charge. They also have bed shakers for those that are hard of hearing. Call 315-234-2299 to set up an appointment for the install. They will also replace batteries as necessary. For more information or to request your free smoke alarms, visit

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Grievance Procedure per Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

The City of Cortland has adopted a grievance procedure relative to discrimination on the basis of disability in programs and activities funded with certain federal funds.

BACKGROUND: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (the “Act”) as amended, prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs and activities conducted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or that receive financial assistance from HUD.


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City of Cortland Traffic Study

Take Our Survey Now

The City of Cortland has begun a traffic circulation and accessibility study of Main Street between Clinton Avenue and Port Watson Street. The project will include investigation and analysis of traffic circulation and congestion, safety, parking, freight deliveries, transit, bicycles, and pedestrians.

You are invited to attend a Public Information Meeting on Thursday November 3, 2016 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Cortland Repertory Theatre, 24-26 Port Watson Street, Cortland, NY to learn how you can be involved and express your input on the project. We would also appreciate it if you publicized the Facebook event through your social media channels.

The purpose of the meeting will be to provide an overview of the project, share data regarding existing conditions, and discuss the next steps. The meeting is also intended to be a visioning session. Following a brief presentation, the public will have an opportunity to discuss the issues and opportunities that need to be considered and how strategic changes could improve the corridor.

The meeting is open to the public, and light refreshments will be provided. If any members of the public are unable to attend the meeting, but would like to submit comments, you are invited to send ideas and comments by email to the City’s Project Manager, Adam Megivern.

For questions about project: Email Adam Megivern, Executive Director Cortland Downtown Partnership or call (607) 342-6460.

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City of Cortland Small Business Assistance

Do you want to open a small business? Do you need to expand your small business? This may be your chance to be in business for yourself! The City of Cortland will be applying for NYS funding for a city-wide Microenterprise Program to assist small businesses with five or fewer employees, including the owners. For more information contact Laura Meagley at Thoma Development Consultants immediately at (607) 753-1433 or download guidelines and pre-application. The city must apply for this opportunity to assist small businesses no later than July 29. Act soon so this opportunity doesn't expire!

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HOME Program Funds Available

NEW FOR 2016 – The City of Cortland was awarded $304,000 from New York State to administer a new HOME Program in the City.  Home funds will be used for the rehabilitation of single-family homes in the City that are owned and occupied by low-to-moderate income persons. READ MORE >>

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Income Property Program Funds Available

ATTENTION INCOME PROPERTY OWNERS - NEW FOR 2016 – The City of Cortland was awarded $400,000 to administer an Income Property Program in the City.   The funds will be used for the rehabilitation of substandard, one to three unit income properties in the City where at least 51% of the tenants are low-to-moderate in income. READ MORE >>

Emergency 911 Address

Can the City of Cortland Find You Quickly in an Emergency?

Emergency 911 Address & House Number

The following guidelines will assist you in correctly posting an emergency 911 address number. If you have a question in reference to posting your house number, call the Fire Station at 758-8380, or Code Enforcement at 753-1741.

1. The number shall be displayed in a location visible from the road on which the number is assigned, such as a mailbox easily identifiable from the street.

2. The number should be placed on the house or dwelling unit in an area immediately adjacent to the front door. Numbers must be readily visible from the street and the view of the numbers should not be blocked by trees or shrubs.

3. Numbers may be placed on a sign or post at the entrance to a right-of-way or shared driveway. If the sign serves multiple buildings, the address to each house or unit served by that right-of-way or shared driveway shall be affixed. If the house or unit is not visible from the point at which the individual driveway breaks from the right-of-way or shared driveway, the address number must also be posted on the house or dwelling or unit.

4. Numbers should be at least 4 inches high.

5. Numbers should be plain block numerals, not script or written numbers.

6. Numbers shall be set on a background or contrasting color, preferably white or black. It is recommended that a retro reflective material be used.

7. Do not place number on utility poles, road signs, or anywhere within the road right-of-way (except mailboxes).

8. Temporary display of addresses for new structures shall be maintained during construction.

If you receive your mail at a Post Office Box you must still post the Emergency 911 Address on your property so that it can be located by emergency vehicles.

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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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