Judging at the Halloween Parade

October 27, Historic Downtown Cortland Trick or Treating
5-6 pm, Main Street. More than 20 trick or treat stops and nearly 300 children participating! No charge to participate. For more information call (607) 591-7903, email jane@cortlanddowntown.com or visit our Facebook event page.

October 27, Cortland Halloween Parade
6 pm, Main Street. Parade registration and contest paddle pick up 5-5:50 pm at Cortland Elks Lodge, 9 Groton Ave. Parade line up at 6 pm. Parade starts at 6:15 pm. We invite all of Cortland County youth (18 and under) and their families to attend and participate in the parade as well as the Trick or Treating preceding the parade. Sponsored by the City of Cortland, Cortland Downtown Partnership, Cortland Elks Lodge, Kiwanis Club of Cortland, and Cortland Repertory Theatre. No charge. Parade pre-registration form saves time signing up day of event. For more information call (607) 591-7903, email info@cortlanddowntown.com or visit us on Facebook.




Cortland County Historical Society

October 26, CCHS Lunch & Learn: “Brownell Searching for Browns—A Difficult Family to Meet up With"

12:10-12:50 pm, Suggett House, 25 Homer Ave. Join Dr. Joseph W. Brownell to hear more about how he was able to gain access to members of Grace Brown’s family to learn about her life and the impact her murder had on her family. For more information call (607) 756-6071, email cchsresearchrequests@yahoo.com or visit Facebook.

SUNY Cortland

October 26, District Attorney Candidate Forum

7:30 pm, SUNY Cortland, Old Main Room 220, Gerhart Drive. Three student organizations are hosting forums for the two candidates for Cortland County District Attorney: Mark Suben and Patrick Perfetti. Reserve your free ticket now. For more information e-mail thomas.keegan03@cortland.edu.

Lime Hollow Nature Center

October 28, Creatures of the Night

5-8 pm, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd. Look out for our new creatures and locations this year! Take a guided hike on trails illuminated by jack-o-lanterns and meet some nocturnal creatures along the way! “Dan the Snake Man” will be on hand with some of his scaly friends. Also, listen to Paul Speight as he tells stories by the campfire and plays the didgeridoo. Fun for all ages! $3 for members, $5 for non-members, children 3 and under are free. For more information call (607) 662-4632, email info@limehollow.org, or visit limehollow.org.

Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown

October 28, Halloween Dance Party - Ghouls Night Out

7:30 - 11:30 pm, Downtown Cortland Repertory Theatre, 24-26 Port Watson St. Creepy, kooky and altogether FABULOUS Halloween Community Dance Party! Bring the whole family to boogie down to the greatest hits of the 70's thru today, with prizes for Best Costumes! Beer/wine cash bar. Adults $10.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door. 18 and under, $5.00 anytime! For more information call (607) 756-2627 or visit cortlandrep.org.

Center for the Arts in Homer

October 28, Kevin Griffin

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Kevin Griffin made his professional debut in 1995 as the singer and songwriter for the band Better Than Ezra. Since then he has penned singles for David Cook, James Blunt, Blondie, Shinedown, and more. To date, Griffin has produced, written, and co-written albums and songs that have sold in excess of 30 million copies. Tickets $28 general admission, $25 seniors, $23 students. Military or veterans with ID and children under 18 are free. For more information call (607) 749-4900, or visit center4art.org.

Chiller Haunted House

October28-29, 34th Annual Chiller Haunted House

7-10 pm, Burch Building, Suggett Park. Scary Tour, "The Collector." $1 admission.

The 1890 House

October 28-29, Spirits in the Castle

7 and 9 pm, The 1890 House, 37 Tompkins St. Join experienced psychic Anne Knight and team of paranormal investigators as they seek out the Spirits in the Castle. Must be 12 years old or older, anyone under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. Advanced tickets $25, day of event $30. Two tours will be held each night. For more information call (607) 756-7551, email the1890house@gmail.com, or visit the1890house.org.

JM McDonald Sports Complex

October 29, Halloween Safe Skate

12:30-1:45 pm, JM McDonald Sports Complex, Fairgrounds Dr. Free admission, skate rentals are $2 each. Costume contest, spooky tunes, and more! For more information visit jmmcomplex.com.

SUNY Cortland Theatre

October 29, Parks Alumni House Halloween Extravaganza

1-4 pm, Lynne Parks '68 SUNY Cortland Alumni House, 29 Tompkins St. A Fall Open House will include "Trick or Treating" for community children and costume contest.

Loaves and Fishes

October 29, Empty Bowls Dinner

6 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Support Cortland Loaves & Fishes. Your choice of hand made pottery bowl to enjoy a simple meal of soup and salad. Silent and live auction, door prizes and 50/50 raffle. Local artisan pottery. Donation of $35-$100 per person suggested. To purchase tickets, contact CLF board members, message on Facebook or call 607-756-6195 for advance sale tickets. For more information call (315) 569-8698, email mhaley01@twcny.rr.com or visit cortlandloavesandfishes.org.

United Presbyterian Church

October 30, Solo Handbell Concert

4 pm, United Presbyterian Church, Church St. Diane Dick, "handbell ringer extraordinaire" plays an entire set of 54 handbells in a free concert for the whole family. For more information call (607) 756-5689, email pifry1685@gmail.com or visit www.unitedpresbyterian.net.

Center for the Arts in Homer

Sunday, October 30, The Sound of Charmian, A Tribute Concert

5 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Charmian Carr was an American actress and singer best known for her role as Liesl, the eldest Von Trapp daughter in The Sound of Music. Featuring The Rubies of Homer High School, Miss New York Camille Sims and more! $10 at the door. Proceeds to benefit Miss Pride of New York and Relay For Life.

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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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