• Comments Off on New GCF pastor talks mini golf fundraiser & Global Leadership Summit (audio) 27

    New GCF pastor talks mini golf fundraiser & Global Leadership Summit (audio)

    On today’s Meet Cortland County segment: Dan Nichols is the new lead pastor at Grace Christian Fellowship (GCF) in Cortland. Originally from Cincinnati, OH, he spent the last few years at a parish in northeastern Pennsylvania before his eventual move to Central New York. His latest role at GCF began at the start of June. Members […]

  • Comments Off on Norm Stitzel previews long-term plans to rebuild local Vets memorial (audio) 64

    Norm Stitzel previews long-term plans to rebuild local Vets memorial (audio)

    On today’s Meet Cortland County segment: Norm Stitzel, commandant and chaplain for the local Veteran Search and Rescue (VETSAR) ministry. He discussed the ongoing effort to restore the memorial for local Vietnam Vets inside Courthouse Park in the city of Cortland. Today, a special benefit concert will run from Noon to 5 pm in the park — […]

  • Comments Off on Local police chiefs detail upcoming civil service prep courses (audio) 48

    Local police chiefs detail upcoming civil service prep courses (audio)

    On Saturday’s Meet Cortland County segment: City police chief Paul Sandy and village of Homer chief Robert Pitman. Their departments — along with the county sheriff’s office — are collaborating to host three civil service exam prep classes this month. Tomorrow (7/13) is the first at Homer High School, with two more planned over the next couple […]

  • Comments Off on Officer Jesse Abbott talks about decision to retire from policing (audio) 201

    Officer Jesse Abbott talks about decision to retire from policing (audio)

    On today’s Meet Cortland County segment: A well-known city of Cortland policeman will soon put on the uniform for the final time. Officer Jesse Abbott has led CPD’s federally-backed Community Oriented Policing position since it was first created back in 2017. In total, he’s served more than two decades with his hometown department, which he always […]

  • Comments Off on Happening in Homer: Board of Trustees soon to resume in-person meetings 50

    Happening in Homer: Board of Trustees soon to resume in-person meetings

    On today’s Happening in Homer segment: Deputy mayor Pat Clune joined the Morning Drive for a discussion that included several important updates in the village. He and the others on the board of trustees will soon return to in-person board meetings. These will still be streamed for those who prefer attending virtually. Clune also delved into trash collection […]

  • Comments Off on Meet the new clerk of the legislature: Savannah Hempstead (audio) 63

    Meet the new clerk of the legislature: Savannah Hempstead (audio)

    On Saturday’s Meet Cortland County segment: A conversation with Savannah Hempstead, the newly appointed clerk of the Cortland County Legislature. She previously served as deputy clerk for five years under Eric Mulvihill, who began a new position this month with the Business Development Corporation. Legislators confirmed Hempstead during their meeting last week on Thursday (June 24). […]

  • Comments Off on Cortland Chamber president details upcoming “Back 2 Work” job fair (audio) 30

    Cortland Chamber president details upcoming “Back 2 Work” job fair (audio)

    On Saturday’s Meet Cortland County segment: C0rtland Chamber President Bob Haight discussed an upcoming opportunity for unemployed residents to get “Back 2 Work.” A job fair is planned for June 22 from 3-6 pm at the SUNY Cortland ice arena. See full details below. Press play for the interview with Haight:

  • Comments Off on CRT director previews outdoor summer season at Dwyer Park (audio) 24

    CRT director previews outdoor summer season at Dwyer Park (audio)

    On this past Saturday’s Meet Cortland County Kerby Thompson, producing artistic director at Cortland Repertory Theatre, previewed the summer season at Dwyer Memorial Park in Preble. All performances will be held outside on the east side of the Little York Pavilion (to the left side of the building when looking from the parking lot). A temporary […]

  • Comments Off on “Hogs & Dogs”: 18th annual Ride for Rotary on for this Saturday (6/5) 71

    “Hogs & Dogs”: 18th annual Ride for Rotary on for this Saturday (6/5)

    On last week’s Meet Cortland County segment: Don Richards from the Cortland Breakfast Rotary club went over all the details for this Saturday’s 18th annual “Ride for Rotary.” The event was limited last year due to covid-19; the pandemic prevented any in-person gathering afterwards. This year, that will happen inside the CNY Living History Center. That’s also […]

  • Comments Off on Homer, Cortland Legion Auxiliary Units to honor National Poppy Day 101

    Homer, Cortland Legion Auxiliary Units to honor National Poppy Day

    On today’s Meet Cortland County segment: Eileen Bentley and Donna Riley, presidents of the Cortland and Homer American Legion Auxiliary Units #489 and #465, spoke about National Poppy Day. Both units are distributing poppies to the public this Friday (May 28) — Unit #489 at the Price Chopper and P&C Fresh plazas in Cortland; and Unit #465 next […]

  • Comments Off on Phillips Free Library in Homer collecting “Stories from Behind the Mask” 35

    Phillips Free Library in Homer collecting “Stories from Behind the Mask”

    On Saturday’s Meet Cortland County: Priscilla Berggren-Thomas is director of the Phillips Free Library in Homer. She discussed an ongoing effort to collect “Stories from Behind the Mask” in our local community. The project, supported by federal grant funding, welcomes contributors of all ages to submit writings or art that reflect experiences they’ve endured over the […]

  • Comments Off on Cortland Crush head coach previews full schedule of games this summer 55

    Cortland Crush head coach previews full schedule of games this summer

    On Saturday’s Meet Cortland County: GM & head coach Bill McConnell previewed a jam-packed schedule ahead for the Cortland Crush. After winning the NYCBL East in 2019 and falling in the league championship, the team lost its 2020 season to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of the players — college student-athletes from schools across the US — […]

  • Comments Off on SPEAK UP Cortland: Talking with loved ones can save lives (audio) 170

    SPEAK UP Cortland: Talking with loved ones can save lives (audio)

    On today’s Meet Cortland County: Patricia Schaap and Samantha Adams co-chair the local suicide prevention coalition, SPEAK UP Cortland. Schaap serves as the local SPOA coordinator (Single Point of Access) and director of Youth Prevention Services. Adams is project coordinator at the Cortland LGBTQ Center. The coalition launched in September 2020 to address high rates […]

  • Comments Off on Local Youth Turkey Hunt supported by Little Tags Foundation (audio) 273

    Local Youth Turkey Hunt supported by Little Tags Foundation (audio)

    On today’s Meet Cortland County: Nikki Davi (Bush) discussed this weekend’s Youth Turkey Hunt. A local event organized by Truxton Outpost runs alongside a statewide contest by the DEC today and tomorrow (April 24-35). Junior outdoorsmen 12-15 years old in Cortland County are competing. A 5$ entry fee earned them the chance to win a lifetime […]

  • Comments Off on Local artist discusses “Flocking for Hope” project in Homer (audio) 151

    Local artist discusses “Flocking for Hope” project in Homer (audio)

    On Saturday’s Meet Cortland County: Local artist Liz Sharp discussed the “Flocking for Hope” display currently up on the Homer village green. A variety of organizations, individuals and classrooms came together and folded thousands of paper cranes in honor of loved ones and essential workers; as well as to express wishes for peace and unity. […]

  • Comments Off on Guthrie Cortland Cancer Treatment Center set for August opening (video) 141

    Guthrie Cortland Cancer Treatment Center set for August opening (video)

    On today’s Meet Cortland County: Deborah Nadolski of the Cortland Memorial Foundation joined WXHC’s Vinnie Bellardini to discuss the new cancer treatment center arriving soon at Guthrie, on schedule to open in late August. Earlier this week, Nicholas Renzi — retired president of Pall Corp in Cortland — revealed his identify as the anonymous donor […]

  • Comments Off on Local syrup producer previews “49th and Holding” Maple Festival (audio) 127

    Local syrup producer previews “49th and Holding” Maple Festival (audio)

    On Saturday’s Meet Cortland County: Josh Ensign, co-owner of Ensign Family Maple Products, discussed the 49th and Holding CNY Maple Festival. Last year, the event was cancelled due to the outbreak of covid-19 — and things aren’t completely back to normal yet. A drive-thru format will slowly get the event back to where it once was, […]

  • Comments Off on YMCA offering free “Walk with Ease” program for adults 128

    YMCA offering free “Walk with Ease” program for adults

    On Saturday’s Meet Cortland County: YMCA membership specialist Jamie Moretti discussed “Walk with Ease,” a free six-week, evidence-based exercise program for adults with or without arthritis and those looking to become or stay active. Walk With Ease is proven to: Reduce the pain and discomfort of arthritis Increase balance, strength and walking pace Build confidence in your ability […]

  • Comments Off on Interview with retiring city of Cortland Police Chief F. Michael Catalano 104

    Interview with retiring city of Cortland Police Chief F. Michael Catalano

    On today’s Meet Cortland County segment: WXHC News Director Vinnie Bellardini spoke with retiring City of Cortland Police Chief F. Michael Catalano. He departed this week after 12 years as chief — and four decades of total service with the department. Press play below:

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