• Comments Off on Cortland Crush GM previews full schedule of 50+ games this summer (audio) 49

    Cortland Crush GM previews full schedule of 50+ games this summer (audio)

    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) 166

    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) 271

    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) 148

    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) 129

    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) 126

    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 124

    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 101

    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:

  • Comments Off on JM Murray president discusses impacts of ending federal 14c provision 237

    JM Murray president discusses impacts of ending federal 14c provision

    On today’s Meet Cortland County segment: JM Murray president/CEO Ernie Dodge discussed an urgent issue at the federal level affecting his organization. Proposed within the Raise the Wage Act of 2021 (H.R.603) is a phasing out of 14C, a provision that establishes a special minimum wage allowing JM and other companies to provide employment to individuals with […]

  • Comments Off on Ty Marshal gives updates from Homer Center for the Arts 102

    Ty Marshal gives updates from Homer Center for the Arts

    On today’s Meet Cortland County segment: Updates from Homer Center for the Arts director Ty Marshal. Earlier this week, the governor announced limited in-person events could return starting April 2nd. Venues like the Center are still capped at 33% capacity — up to 150 people indoors and 500 outdoors with testing. “Our huge season lineup off concerts […]

  • Comments Off on Mayor Tobin speaks with WXHC on deciding not to seek reelection 71

    Mayor Tobin speaks with WXHC on deciding not to seek reelection

    On today’s Meet Cortland County segment: City mayor Brian Tobin reflected on his decision this week not to seek reelection in the fall. The city will now have a new mayor and police chief by year’s end. Tobin graduated from SUNY Cortland in 1994 and returned to coach the men’s swim team in 2002. He […]

  • Comments Off on Arts at Grace presents: Meet the Artist — Issachah Savage 39

    Arts at Grace presents: Meet the Artist — Issachah Savage

    On today’s Meet Cortland County: David Neal, artistic director for The Arts at Grace, discussed tomorrow’s (Feb. 21) third edition of their new “Meet the Artist” series: An informal conversation with Issachah Savage. The free virtual event starts at 3 pm on the Rose Hall Cortland Facebook page. Savage is a dramatic tenor vocalist with experience […]

  • Comments Off on Tenney, Brindisi reflect on District 22 race with WXHC (Audio) 79

    Tenney, Brindisi reflect on District 22 race with WXHC (Audio)

    On today’s Meet Cortland County segment: Separate interviews with Anthony Brindisi and Rep. Claudia Tenney. Both reflected on their contest for New York’s 22nd Congressional District, which came to an end this week after more than 100 days in state supreme court. Tenney was declared the winner by less than 0.5% of the vote. Brindisi had previously […]

  • Comments Off on Homer AD talks high school sports with WXHC (audio) 131

    Homer AD talks high school sports with WXHC (audio)

    On today’s Meet Cortland County: Homer Athletic Director Todd Lisi discussed the ever-changing world of high school sports during a pandemic. Cortland County recently issued full guidance on resuming those deemed ‘higher risk’ by the state, which include football, wrestling, ice hockey, basketball and lacrosse. Each locality was directed to develop its own plans by NYSDOH […]

  • Comments Off on Commentary on Suggett Park project & Eric Prior tournament (audio) 133

    Commentary on Suggett Park project & Eric Prior tournament (audio)

    (Youth Bureau photo) On Saturday’s Meet Cortland County: Andrea Piedigrossi from the Cortland Youth Bureau and City Police Officer Jesse Abbott discussed a special project upcoming at Suggett Park — a complete face lift of the aging basketball courts. It’s being supported by a $15k grant from the Jim & Julie Boeheim Foundation. The new courts […]

  • Comments Off on City fire chief previews $1M+ FEMA grant package 205

    City fire chief previews $1M+ FEMA grant package

    On today’s Meet Cortland County: Chief Wayne Friedman discussed a recent round of FEMA grants totaling more than $1M allocated to the Cortland Fire Department. This includes reimbursements of $48k for PPE related to the COVID-19 pandemic and just over $30k for a past purchase of smoke/CO detectors. Another $511k will be used for the […]

  • Comments Off on Legislative clerk details free testing & vaccine clinics (audio) 232

    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) 141

    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 42

    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 […]

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