Abraham Lincoln

May 15-June 19, "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War"
10 am - 5 pm, CNY Living History Center, 4386 US Rt. 11 (Homer Ave.). Cortland County Historical Society opens a new national traveling exhibition which focuses on Abraham Lincoln’s struggle to meet the constitutional challenges of the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln was elected the sixteenth President of the United States in 1860, at a time when the nation was falling apart. By the time he took the oath of office, seven states had already seceded from the Union. The exhibition vividly evokes Lincoln’s struggle to resolve the basic questions that divided Americans at the most perilous moment in the nation’s history: Was the United States truly one nation, or was it a confederacy of sovereign and separate states? How could a country founded on the belief that “all men are created equal” tolerate slavery? In a national crisis, would civil liberties be secure? The National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office organized the exhibit with the help of a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Cortland County Historical Society is offering free programs and other events for the public in connection with the exhibition. For more information call Mindy Leisenring at (607) 756-6071, e-mail info@cortlandhistory.com, visit www.cortlandhistory.com or Facebook Event page.




Center for the Arts

May 22-24, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Friday 7 pm, Saturday 2 pm, Sunday 7 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 South Main St., Homer. General admission $5 at the door. Intergenerational Summer Drama Camp in association with Grace and Holy Spirit Church.

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May 23, "90 Objects for 90 Years: The First 30"

1-3 pm, 25 Homer Ave. The Cortland County Historical Society is delighted to be celebrating our 90th anniversary this year and we have a very special exhibit to highlight some of Cortland County's history. Join us for the reveal of the first 30 objects in our "90 Objects for 90 Years" exhibition. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. For more information call 607-756-6071, e-mail cchsresearchrequests@yahoo.com or visit www.cortlandhistory.com.

Lime Hollow Nature Center

May 23, Birdwalk at Lime Hollow

7 am, Visitor Center, McLean Road, Led by Peter Harrity. For more information call 607-662-4632 or email info@limehollow.org.

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May 24, The Children of the Greatest Generation

3 pm, United Presbyterian Church, 25 Church Street. For nearly a year and a half, well-known local organist Paulette Fry gathered stories and photos from area residents to discover how they and their families experienced the Great Depression and World War II. The multi-media script Fry created will be presented on the 24th by children of the story tellers. Interwoven with the anecdotes will be live music from the era. Well-known area artists, including baritone Steven Stull, bass-baritone David Neal, and jazz artist Peter Chwazik and friends will perform. To conclude the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, Stephen Wilson will conduct a choral performance of Howard Hanson’s Song of Democracy with Paulette Fry at the organ. There is no charge for admission, but donations are welcome. A reception will follow the program. For more information call (607) 849-4680, e-mail pifry1685@gmail.com or visit www.unitedpresbyterian.net.

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May 25, Cortland Old Timers Band

10:00 am at VFW, and 12 noon at Courthouse (Veterans) Park. Memorial Day Celebrations. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs!

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Upstate Revitalization Fund

Opportunity: Seven Upstate NY regions will compete for three, one-time, $500 million economic development investments from the State of New York’s Upstate Revitalization Fund (URF). Read More >>

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City of Cortland Property Owners - Free Trees!

The City is pleased to offer a beautiful tree for your property’s right-of-way. The City of Cortland’s Landscape and Design Commission (LDC) has chosen several species of street trees for planting under its annual Tree Program. Funding for the trees is provided through a grant awarded to the City under the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Urban and Community Forestry Program. All City property owners may apply for a tree. However, according to the terms of the grant, the emphasis for 2015 will be properties located in the City’s East End. Read More >>

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City of Cortland Assessor's Office

Effective Monday, February 23, the City of Cortland Assessor's Office will be located in the Homer Town Hall at 31 North Main Street, Homer, NY 13077. The phone number is 607-749-3153. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 9 am - 12:30 pm. The City Assessor is Mr. Randy Deal.

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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.


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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.


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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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