1890 House Stained Glass Window
 October 17-18, Spirits in the Castle
6-9 pm, The 1890 House Museum, 37 Tompkins St. Led by experienced psychic Anne Knight, Spirits in the Castle takes you on a paranormal investigation through this majestic 19th century mansion located in the heart of historic downtown Cortland. $20 per person with all proceeds going to the continued restoration and preservation of the 1890 House Museum. Must be 12 & older. All those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. There are no discounted prices for children. Places are limited and fill up quickly. To reserve your space for either evening please call (607) 756-7551 or email the1890house@gmail.com.




Center for the Arts

October 18, Janis Ian

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Music and lyrics are about life experiences and, as Janis’ life has been full and colorful, so have her songs as evidenced by her multiple awards, Grammy and Dove Award nominations and commendations. Her songs have been recorded by singers as diverse as Cher, John Mellencamp, Celine Dion, Hugh Masakela, Nana Mouskouri, Charlie Daniels and Roberta Flack. Adults - $33; Seniors $28; Students $15; under 18 free. For more information visit www.janisian.com. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the Center’s website at www.center4art.org or by calling the box office at (607) 749-4900. If available, tickets will be sold at the door on the night of the performance. The Center Social Hour begins at 7 pm, offering desserts, coffee, tea, wine and beer for purchase as a fundraiser for the Center.

United Presbyterian Church

October 19, String Fling

2:15 pm, United Presbyterian Church, 25 Church Street. Clinton String Quartet will perform a program of “dramatic” works for stringed instruments in a program especially designed for families, preceded by activities for children and followed by an "Instrument Petting Zoo" — a chance to take a violin for a test drive! Freewill offering with refreshments afterward. Fully accessible facility. No charge. For more information call (607) 849-4680, email officeadmin@unitedpresbyterian.net or visit unitedpresbyterian.net.

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October 20, NYS Tax Freeze Program

3-5 pm, 2nd Floor, Downtown Partnership, 9 Main St, Cortland. Jointly hosted by the City of Cortland and NYCOM (New York Conference of Mayors). This seminar is designed to inform CNY local government officials of the rules, reporting and compliance requirements, and the framework of a Local Government Efficiency Plan imposed by the Tax Freeze legislation. Online Registration required by October 16.

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October 22, Real Property Tax Foreclosure Auction

11 am, Cortland County Office Building Auditorium, 60 Central Ave, Cortland. 60 properties of all types throughout Cortland County and the City of Cortland. A complete list of foreclosure properties can be found at www.manasseauctions.com. For more information contact Manasse Auctioneers, Licensed Real Estate Brokers and Auctioneers, (607) 692-4540.

Cortland YWCA

October 22, "Making Your Home Safe and Accessible As We Age Gracefully"

11:45 am - 1 pm, Osborn Room, YWCA, 14 Clayton Avenue. Jeff Frederickson, President and Certified Aging In Place Specialist of Crown Construction will talk about ways to make your home safe as living needs change as we age gracefully. Free event, but registration is required as seating is limited. For more information or to register Contact Kelly Skinner at 607-753-9651 or Kelly@cortlandywca.org.

Center for the Arts

October 23, Cortland County Music Faculty Recital

7 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. The Cortland County Music Teachers Association will be sharing their talents at the third annual faculty recital. Hear your favorite music teachers in a fabulous evening of beautiful music making. Free concert. For more information call 607-749-4900 or e-mail jrafferty@cortlandschools.org.

Chiller Haunted House

October 23-24-25, Chiller Haunted House

7-10 pm, Burch Building, Suggett Park, Madison St. $1.00 admission - the haunt goes dark and the ghosts and ghouls come out to play!. Non-scary preview night, October 23, 7-9 pm: Halloween in Wonderland. All Lights on - No Monsters - Trick or treat with some of your favorite Wonderland Characters. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Cortland Youth Bureau. For more information visit www.jim8ball.com.

Cortland Downtown Farmers Market

Cortland Downtown Farmers' Market

8 am - 2 pm, Tuesdays & Saturdays, Downtown Main St. between Orchard St & Court St. Our market started in 1972 and 42 years later our market is still going strong, bringing the Cortland community our freshest fruits and vegetables and the highest quality of soaps, crafts and sewing projects, & homemade baked goods. Our baker has a variety of jams, breads, and candies. Read more >>

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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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