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    Legislative clerk details free testing & vaccine clinics (audio)

    On today’s Meet Cortland County segment: Legislative Clerk Eric Mulvihill discussed a pair of community initiatives starting up next week around fighting COVID-19. County residents and employees can get a free test at Gutchess Sports Complex in Cortlandville, thanks to a partnership with Cayuga Health System. Events will run weekly, with both saliva and swab testing available. […]

  • Comments Off on Public health director lays out CCHD vaccine plans (audio) 140

    Public health director lays out CCHD vaccine plans (audio)

    On this morning’s Meet Cortland County segment: Public health director Lisa Perfetti discussed local efforts to combat COVID-19. She gave details on two vaccine clinics planned for next week at the county office building. The first on Tuesday is from 3-7 pm for individuals in 1A only. Another will be Thursday. Starting Monday (1/11), eligibility expands to […]

  • Comments Off on Local music educator creates virtual singing community 38

    Local music educator creates virtual singing community

    On Saturday’s Meet Cortland County segment: Local music educator Jen Rafferty discussed her creation, Sing Together – A Virtual Singing Community. Totaling six sessions, the series is welcome to all ages and abilities. During each virtual class, participants learn healthy singing techniques, along with ways to improve breath support and connect with others through music. Rafferty said […]

  • Comments Off on COVID-19 vaccine discussion with Cayuga Med doc (audio) 265

    COVID-19 vaccine discussion with Cayuga Med doc (audio)

    WXHC recently spoke with Dr. Sushil Kumar Gupta, a pulmonologist/critical care specialist at Cayuga Medical Center who was part of the first round of COVID-19 vaccinations. He and two other frontline providers received the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine on December 18 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Vaccinations of additional personnel have since continued. In […]

  • Comments Off on Tenney, Brindisi discuss ongoing NY-22 race (audio) 172

    Tenney, Brindisi discuss ongoing NY-22 race (audio)

    On this morning’s Meet Cortland County segment Both candidates in the disputed race for New York’s 22nd Congressional District called in to discuss the ongoing process. As of Friday, former Rep. Claudia Tenney claims a lead of 19 votes over incumbent Congressman Anthony Brindisi. Hundreds of objections still need to be verified that could sway momentum one […]

  • Comments Off on Greek Peak VP previews 2021 winter season — and a new steakhouse (audio) 294

    Greek Peak VP previews 2021 winter season — and a new steakhouse (audio)

    On Saturday’s Meet Cortland County segment: Greek Peak vice president Drew Broderick visited the studio for a discussion on opening weekend at the mountain resort. She previewed some of the changes that skiers, snowboarders and other patrons can expect to see this winter.   Due to COVID-19, reservations are now required in order to account […]

  • Comments Off on Center for the Arts presents: “24 Hours for Cortland County” 212

    Center for the Arts presents: “24 Hours for Cortland County”

    On this week’s Meet Cortland County segment: Center for the Arts director Ty Marshal and his right-hand, Sheila Ryan, discussed the area’s first ever live telethon planned from Noon to Noon on Friday December 11 and Saturday December 12. “24 Hours for Cortland County” will be livestreamed and hosted on a variety of websites and social media […]

  • Comments Off on Cortland Chamber president talks “Small Business Saturday” 144

    Cortland Chamber president talks “Small Business Saturday”

    On today’s Meet Cortland County: Chamber of Commerce president Bob Haight gave an outlook of this year’s Small Business Saturday. Many local businesses are offering special deals today only, encouraging residents to “shop small” for loved ones while supporting their community this holiday season. Due to COVID-19, most places have contact-free pickup or delivery options […]

  • Comments Off on CPD Officer Abbott on 2nd annual “Shop with a Cop” (audio) 341

    CPD Officer Abbott on 2nd annual “Shop with a Cop” (audio)

    On Saturday’s Meet Cortland County: Community-oriented police officer Jesse Abbott discussed the second annual “Shop with a Cop” initiative. The event provides select area children enduring a loss or hardship with the opportunity to go on a mini-holiday shopping spree. Each child selected is given a specific amount of money to spend at the Cortlandville Walmart […]

  • Comments Off on Changes to annual ‘Light of my Life’ in Homer (audio) 399

    Changes to annual ‘Light of my Life’ in Homer (audio)

    On today’s Meet Cortland County: Michael Kilmer, executive director of the Elizabeth Brewster House, detailed changes to this year’s “Light of my Life” memorial on the Homer village green. No public gathering will be held this year due to COVID-19. Normally, that would take place alongside the annual tree lighting ceremony. Residents can still honor […]

  • Comments Off on Local nonprofits compete in Philanthropy Day challenge (audio) 33

    Local nonprofits compete in Philanthropy Day challenge (audio)

    On Saturday’s Meet Cortland County segment: Tom Gallagher from the Cortland Community Foundation discussed an ongoing challenge to raise funds for local nonprofits, leading up to National Philanthropy Day on Sunday (November 15). Here’s how YOU can help: Make donations to the Cortland Community Foundation for the benefit of your favorite 501(c) charities. You may donate to […]

  • Comments Off on Local health educator on Breast Cancer Awareness (audio) 72

    Local health educator on Breast Cancer Awareness (audio)

    On this morning’s Meet Cortland County segment: Courtney McCallen is a public health educator with the Cortland County Health Department. She joined WXHC for a discussion at the close of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Each year, October is taken to commemorate the most commonly diagnosed cancer and second-leading cause of cancer deaths among women in New York. […]

  • Comments Off on James Seward looks back at 34 years in NYS Senate (audio) 101

    James Seward looks back at 34 years in NYS Senate (audio)

    On this week’s Meet Cortland County segment: WXHC’s Vinnie Bellardini spoke with New York State Senator James Seward (R-51) for a reflection on his more than three decades of service. He announced in January that his current 17th term in office would be his last to better focus on his health. The 69-year-old has been managing an […]

  • Comments Off on Jim Coon discusses the 38th annual “Chiller Haunted House” 122

    Jim Coon discusses the 38th annual “Chiller Haunted House”

    Jim Coon stopped by to discuss the 38th annual Chiller Haunted House. Due to COVID-19, the event takes place at a safe social distance this year, held several dates at the Homer Center for the Arts. The outdoor Haunted Hospital began October 9-10 and continued this weekend — the final opportunity for a spooking is […]

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    Local chiefs discuss Fire Prevention Week

    On today’s Meet Cortland County segment:  Chiefs from the city of Cortland and village of Homer fire departments discussed National Fire Prevention week, which this year memorialized a fallen local first responder. Robert Bush was added to New York State’s Fallen Firefighters Memorial Wall this week — he passed away last October after falling ill […]

  • Comments Off on Cortland County launches suicide prevention coalition (audio) 15

    Cortland County launches suicide prevention coalition (audio)

    On this morning’s Meet Cortland County segment: Patricia Schaap from the local mental health department discussed September’s Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, highlighting a variety of community resources available to help anyone who may be struggling. That includes the county’s all-new suicide prevention coalition: SPEAK UP Cortland, which stands for Suicide Prevention, Education, Awareness, Knowledge, Understanding, and Perseverance. Schaap was […]

  • Comments Off on New study aims to reduce overdoses in Cortland County (audio) 113

    New study aims to reduce overdoses in Cortland County (audio)

    On Saturday’s Meet Cortland County segment: An in-depth discussion about the HEALing Communities Study (HCS), a new federally-funded program aimed at reducing opioid overdose deaths in the nation’s most highly affected communities. The ultimate goal is to reduce opioid-related overdose deaths by 40% over the course of three years. Cortland County is one of just 16 in […]

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