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A six-hour driver refresher course geared for drivers aged 50 and older, but open to drivers of any age, is being offered over two days on June 5th from 1:30pm to 4:30pm and June 6th from 1:30pm to 4:30pm at the Willet Senior Center in the Willet Town Hall located at 1425-1427 NYS Route 41 in Willet. This course is approved by the N.Y.S. Department of Motor Vehicles for points and insurance reduction. Preregistration is required by calling the Cortland County Health Department at 607-758-5509. Class may be rescheduled due to lack of registrations, and walk-ins might be turned away. This class is sponsored by AARP, the Cortland County Health Department, the Cortland County Area Agency on Aging, and the Cortland County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).

Sign up for the Toy Ride for Toys for Tots coming up on Sunday, June 11th from 11:30am to 5pm. The ride begins & ends at Court Street in Historic Downtown Cortland (enter via Main Street). 50/50 raffle, door prizes, live music, and beer available at Cortland Beer Company. Cost is $20/driver $10/passenger. Registration/check in begins at 11:30am; Ride at 1pm or register here: Bring a new, unwrapped toy to receive a raffle ticket for a special prize.

The YWCA of Cortland on 14 Clayton Ave is running a Summer Dance Program for children ages 3-7. Intro to Dance is a combination Tap & Ballet class. Classes meet on Tuesdays. Registration for all dance classes begins on June 17 and ends on July 7. The session runs July 11th to August 15th. For class schedules and fees, contact the YWCA at 607-753-9651.

The Hemophilia Association of the Southern Tier, also known As BDAST Inc. is hoping to raise awareness about Hemophilia and Bleeding Disorders with their upcoming Hemophilia Hike to Help. BDAST is inviting the community’s in the Southern Tier, and Central New York to join and create a team and Hike. Reserve a camping site early at Green Lakes State Park, make it fun weekend for the entire family. BDAST board, families, and friends, will come together to support the 1st annual BDAST Hike To Help, which begins Sunday, July 23rd at 9am at Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville, NY. Registration begins at 9:00am the Hike starts at 10am. The BDAST board is hoping many people come for this Fund Raising Hike; Learn what Bleeding Disorders are, and how people with a bleeding disorder deal. Visit to sign up, and sign your team or join a team.

Register your child for the Little Eagles Field Hockey Clinic Summer Session taking place at Homer High School in the turf field in June. It’s for both boys & girls. Cost is $45 per player. Coached by Mary McCracken & McKenna L’Hommedieu. Register at the J.M. McDonald Sports Complex website:

-Tuesday, May 23rd
WAVE Training Session is 9am to 4pm at Dwyer Par, Little York. WAVE = Water Assessment by Volunteer Evaluators. Sponsored by DEC in partnership with the Upper Susquehanna Conservation Alliance. Come for part or come for all! You’ll learn how to test the health of the streams near you and determine what type of insects and bugs (macroinvertebrates) are harbored there. This is a free session. Registration needed only for part 2: “hands on” in the stream. To register, complete the online registration form. Please bring a packed lunch for yourself. Learn more about the WAVE process here.

-Saturday, May 27th
The Homer Community Blood Drive is from 8am to 1pm at the Homer 1st United Methodist Church, 16 Cayuga Street(on the Green). A Double Red Cell Collection unit will be available at this drive for type A-,B-,AB-, and O. Anyone who wishes to donate should call and make an appointment at 1-800-RED-CROSS or Folks with appointments are given first priority, but walk-ins are welcome. Donors – get good night’s sleep, hydrate, and streamline your donation experience to save up to 15 minutes by visiting to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment.  All donors who come to donate blood will receive a Red Cross visit, while supplies last.

-Monday, May 29th
The Columbian Presbyterian Church (corner of routes 11 & 20, in LaFayette, is hosting it’s annual Memorial Day Benefit for LaFayette Outreach, the local food pantry from 8am to Noon. The event consists of: silent auction, bake sale, plant sale, ice cream sundaes, & free kids’ craft area. All of the proceeds will be donated to LaFayette Outreach. For Questions and/ or donations call 315-677-3293 or email

-Monday, May 29th
Begin Memorial Day celebrations  with a concert by the Cortland Old Timers Band. Downbeat begins at 10am in front of the VFW on Main Street, Cortland. A variety of music including military marches and patriotic songs will be performed to honor the men and women who serve in the armed forces and to pay tribute to those who have lost their lives serving our country. Join the band in thanking and remembering our veterans.


-Saturday, June 3rd
The 26th Annual Cortland County Water Festival is from 10am to 2pm at the Cortland Water Works on Broadway Street in Cortland. The event is featuring an assortment of educational, water-related activities and displays, including horse drawn tours of the aquifer. Kids can also enter the coloring contest, play games, get their faces painted, blow bubbles, join the duck races, and play the Water Wizard Game. Cortland County Soil & Water Conservation District’s mascot Ronny Raindrop® will be there. There are also many interesting displays and demonstrations for adults. The event is free for the public to attend and is sponsored by the City of Cortland Water Department and Department of Public Works, the Cortland County Health Department, and the Cortland County Soil & Water Conservation District.

-Sunday, June 4th
The Homer Teachers’ Association is having fundraiser for Melanie George, teacher & nurse, who is battling non-Hodgkins lymphoma at the Homer Center for the Arts from 1pm to 5pm. Cost is $15 advanced/$20 at the door. This event is featuring lunch foods, soft drinks, desserts, and a cash bar. Baskets will be raffled and there’ll be a 50/50 drawing at 5pm. Tickets will be available from Homer Schools teachers, Cortland Regional staff and various local merchants. Tickets may also be purchased online at the Center for the Arts’ box office. Children under 12 are free. Donations are welcome. For more information email Joe Cortese at

-Monday, June 5th
Protect your pet and family this year by bringing your cats, dogs and domestic ferrets to the Cortland County Health Department Rabies Clinic. Vaccinations are recommended for all cats, dogs and domestic ferrets three month’s or older; animals last vaccinated in Spring 2014 or animals that have had their first and only vaccination in Spring 2016. All pets must be on a leash or caged. No children please. A $10 donation is appreciated.

-Saturday, June 3rd
Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers (SDWR) is having a Bottle and Can Drive at the Homer High School from 10am to 2pm to support Alyson in her efforts to get a Diabetes Service Dog. If you need them picked up call 607-591-1080.

-Saturday, June 10th
Cincinnatus Town-wide Yard Sale Day is from 9am to 4pm rain or shine.Maps at Cincy Home Center, Farmer’s Market, and Fire Dept. A Pancake Breakfast is at Fire Dept. from 7am to 10am. The American Legion Chicken BBQ at Noon. The sale features 50+ Sales throughout the town, including Antiques, Collectibles, Furniture, Appliances, Tools, Toys, Sporting Equipment, Clothing – Something for everyone.

-Monday, June 12th
There is a Organizational meeting for Cortland County Relay for Life at 6pm at the Cortlandville Fire Department, Tompkins St. Ext. All interested are invited. Relay for Life is June 17th from Noon to Midnight in a new location on the Homer Village Green.

-Saturday, June 21st
The Marathon Community Scholarship Foundation’s 11th annual 5K Run/Walk for the Scholars is at 9 am in the village of Marathon. Anyone interested in participating can find information for this event on the Proceeds for this event help sustain current scholarships for graduating seniors of the Marathon School District. Is Powered By:
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