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Slumbering Souls: Clayton Atwater

Slumbering Souls: Clayton Atwater

By Tabitha Scoville, Cortland County Historical Society Director This column seeks to honor the lives of those residents who came before us and built the Homer we know today. Joseph Clayton Atwater was born in Scott on March 8, 1837, the second child of Joseph Atwater and Lucy Brown. He […]

November 17, 2023 ×

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Sig Sautelle and a Silent Serial

Sig Sautelle and a Silent Serial

by Martin Sweeney For some time now I have been a member of the Association of Public Historians of New York State. This organization hosts informative regional gatherings and an annual conference. This year I attended the conference held on September 18, 19, and 20 in Ithaca, NY. The keynote […]

November 17, 2023 ×

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The Homer Science Teacher Who was a Doughboy

The Homer Science Teacher Who was a Doughboy

By Martin Sweeney In a few days, Americans will celebrate Veterans Day. Originally, it was called Armistice Day, as derived from the “armistice” or cease-fire called on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, thus ending the Great War of 1914 to 1918. Veterans […]

November 2, 2023 ×

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Daylight Savings – When and WHY?

Daylight Savings – When and WHY?

Daylight Savings Time On the first Sunday of November, at 2 a.m., clocks fall back an hour to standard time. Turn your clocks back on November 5, 2023 at 2:00am Whose idea was this national nightmare anyway?!  Some have attributed it to non-other than Benjamin Franklin, but that attribution is […]

November 2, 2023 ×

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Mary Alice Bellardini (1933 – 2023)

Mary Alice Bellardini (1933 – 2023)

Mary Alice (McAuliff) Bellardini, aged 90, peacefully passed away on October 7th, 2023, in her home in Matthews, North Carolina. Mary Alice was born in 1933 to the late Dr. John L. McAuliff and Regina (Seubert) McAuliff and was a lifelong resident of Cortland County. Mary Alice’s beloved husband of […]

October 19, 2023 ×

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Slumbering Souls: Lester Pratt Bennett and Alice Ruth Watson

Slumbering Souls: Lester Pratt Bennett and Alice Ruth Watson

Slumbering Souls:  The Lives That Built Homer Lester Pratt Bennett and Alice Ruth Watson By Tabitha Scoville, Cortland County Historical Society Director This column seeks to honor the lives of those residents who came before us and built the Homer we know today. Revolutionary War soldier Asa Bennett had two […]

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Anderson’s Farm Market & Country Store – UPDATED!

Anderson’s Farm Market & Country Store – UPDATED!

EDITOR’S NOTE: When I created the BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT section for this paper the intent was to highlight Homer area businesses to give them some much-deserved recognition and to encourage our local community residents and visitors to be aware of the many business “in our own backyard,” and to shop here […]

October 19, 2023 ×

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Little York’s Barging Bull and Diminutive Donkey

Little York’s Barging Bull and Diminutive Donkey

by Martin Sweeney Two interesting articles once appeared in the Cortland Standard regarding the activities of two four-legged creatures in Little York back in 1935. The first article reported an incident that occurred in June of that year. It seems it was a lively Saturday evening at the Little York […]

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