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Holiday Gifts from Cortland Youth Bureau

The search is on! T’is the season where our thoughts are completely taken over with what to buy for the loved ones on our list. A very daunting task, but one that the Cortland Youth Bureau hopes to make easier for residents by offering a variety of one-of-a-kind items that are sure to please just about anyone on your list.

Stop by the Cortland Youth Bureau at 35 Port Watson and check out our selection of gift ideas, ranging from copies of the Small Fry Football Highlights of the 2012 season, to gift certificates for Youth Center Summer Field Trips. Also from the Youth Center, gift passes for free band night admission, a perfect stocking stuffer for those hard to please teenagers!

New this season is the 2013 Wickwire Pool Calendar, a delightful collection of photographs of residents enjoying time at the city pool over the years. The calendar is sure to bring back many fond memories of growing up in Cortland and spending hot summer days at Wickwire. All proceeds from the sale of the calendar are earmarked for the Wickwire Pool Trust Fund to provide much needed repairs to the 66 year old facility. The calendar is the result of a project by the Cortland Community Center.

Another local project of the Community Center includes two cookbooks full of delicious recipes from local residents and historical photographs of the City of Cortland spanning the last 100 years. Don’t miss this collector’s item that will be sure to be treasured for years to come!

Also by the Community Center are DVD copies of the History and Heritage Series (including the history of the Irish, Italian and Lebanese immigration to Cortland and the history of several local churches) and historical note cards.

Wickwire Pool CalendarAnd, in the true holiday spirit, several local businesses have graciously offered to carry several of the items mentioned above, the two cookbooks (A Taste of Tradition I and II) and the Wickwire Pool Calendar. The participating businesses are the following:

The Wickwire Pool calendar is also available at the 1890 House Museum, call (607) 756-7551 or visit their website at for hours of operation.

For more information about the holiday gifts, hours or locations, please call the Youth Bureau at (607) 753-3021. Happy Holidays from everyone at the Cortland Youth Bureau, and remember, shopping local benefits us all!