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Cortland Community Arts Challenge 2024

Cortland Community Arts Challenge 2024

The Community Arts Challenge is an annual exhibit sponsored by Cortland Arts Connect (formally the Cultural Council of Cortland County) and The Center for the Arts of Homer. This year’s theme is “CENTER” and will be on exhibit at the Center for the Arts of Homer January 16 – February […]

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Last installment on the history of Homer’s Milk Plants

Last installment on the history of Homer’s Milk Plants

READ INSTALLEMENTS 1 + 2 HERE by Joshua K. Blay Sheffield/Sealtest The last plant built, the last to process milk, and the last standing until a few years ago, was located at 4 Center Street. Today, it is a vacant lot.   Looking to grow their business, Sheffield Farms sought to […]

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The Trials and Tribulations of the Public Historian: A Follow-up on Sig Sautelle and a Silent Serial

The Trials and Tribulations of the Public Historian: A Follow-up on Sig Sautelle and a Silent Serial

The Trials and Tribulations of the Public Historian: A Follow-up on Sig Sautelle and a Silent Serial By Martin Sweeney In the November 16, 2023, issue of this newspaper, I ran an article on Homer’s circus impresario Sig Sautelle and his interesting connection to the Wharton brothers’ silent film studio […]

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Homer Winterfest 2024

Homer Winterfest 2024

Homer Winterfest is a community event created and maintained by a group of dedicated volunteers, made possible by generous donations and advertisers.  Organizations from all over the community present fun-filled events to make every edition memorable. Since 2000, Homer Winterfest has added a welcome bright spot to our Central New […]

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Slumbering Souls: George W. Phillips

Slumbering Souls: George W. Phillips

Slumbering Souls:  The Lives That Built Homer George W. Phillips 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. On December 18, 1823, on a farm in Onondaga County, a […]

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A Child’s Christmas Memory

By Kim Hubbard For a child of single digits, (I was eight years old at this time.), the idea of Santa Claus, as the single gift-giver for all those wonderful presents beautifully wrapped under our family tree, had already been thoroughly wiped out by my elder brother Mike.  He had […]

December 14, 2023 ×

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Business Spotlight: Artisan Elements

Business Spotlight: Artisan Elements

To walk through the doors of the Artisian Elements Collective at 77 Southwest Street (Route 281), directly across from the High School, is to walk into a cornucopia of artistic crafting and health-related gifts and services unlike anything you will find in Homer.  Or anywhere else in Cortland County for […]

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Homer: Supplier of Milk to New York City Through the Years

Homer: Supplier of Milk to New York City Through the Years

By Martin Sweeney This is the first of three installments by Joshua K. Blay, a former student of Martin Sweeney and a returning guest columnist. It is proof that a column in a local newspaper on local history can motivate others to do research, to add to the municipal archives, […]

December 14, 2023 ×

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Slumbering Souls: Lisle Cottrell

Slumbering Souls: Lisle Cottrell

Slumbering Souls:  The Lives That Built Homer 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. There is a collection of well-worn binders in the vault at Cortland County Historical […]

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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 […]

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