Unique spaces, historic treasures, food stops, and ways to enjoy the great outdoors… it’s our Spotlight Blog Feed!

Happy National Farmers’ Market Week

NATIONAL FARMERS' MARKET WEEK: BRINGING THE FARM BACK TO THE TABLECelebrate National Farmers' Market Week, August 5-11, 2019, by visiting your local farmers' markets and farm stands that bring delicious produce to your family’s table year after year!It's...

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Happy Camping in Cortland County

HAPPY CAMPING IN CORTLAND COUNTYPack those tents and bags of marshmallows, and head out to enjoy the great outdoors in beautiful Cortland County!Cortland County campsites offer way more than the basics — tent camping, trailer camping, sites with or without electricity...

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5 Fun Things to Do for 4th of July

5 FUN THINGS TO DO FOR THE FOURTH OF JULYReady to celebrate the red, white and blue? Here's where to wave a flag, enjoy a fireworks show and celebrate with family and friends around Cortland County!Summer is underway here in Cortland County, and that means it's time...

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CRT Summer Season Just One Week Away

CRT Summer Season Just One Week AwayCortland Repertory Theatre, one of New York State’s longest running professional summer theatres, has announced their 48th annual season for the summer of 2019.  Backstage is buzzing at the Little York Pavilion as casts rehearse and...

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Hop On It: Where to Get Your Easter Brunch On

HOP ON IT: WHERE TO GET YOUR EASTER BRUNCH ON Easter is almost here and there’s nothing better than a big, delicious brunch with your family and friends on Easter Sunday! Photo Credit: Three Lil Birds Cakery With Easter just three days away, it’s time to start...

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Heroes & Villains Con Returns for Vol. 4

HEROES & VILLAINS CON RETURNS FOR VOL. 4 Superman, Wonderwoman, Spiderman or a collection of other superheroes may be walking the streets of downtown Cortland this weekend which means the 4th Annual Heroes and Villains Con is in full swing! Calling all comic book...

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Cortland County’s Sweetest Treat

CORTLAND COUNTY'S SWEETEST TREAT  It's that time of year - when thoughts turn to spring and maple syrup! Enjoy a delicious, fun-filled outing with family and friends right in Cortland County. Head to Cooper Hill Maple Farm during Maple Weekend to experience all things...

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Must See Art Spots

Experience Cortland: Art! Art lovers rejoice! Cortland County has many art spots waiting for you. Explore a metal zoo, interactive art installations, impactful murals and so much more. Feed your soul and take a trip to Cortland County. Eric Kroot Art Trail...

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Experiencing Cortland with Meghan Lawton

Experiencing Cortland with Meghan Lawton Meghan Lawton graduated from Homer High School in 2003 and SUNY Cortland in 2007 and has found her way back to Cortland County. She recently took the Cortland County Convention & Visitors Bureau Executive Director position...

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Cheerful for Cortland County

Cheerful in Cortland County Ashley Pearson of Cheerful & Creative Art Studio took over the Experience Cortland Instagram and showed us her unique perspective on Cortland County. Ashley owns and operates Cheerful & Creative Art Studio in Historic Downtown...

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Sinfully Sweet Café

Sinfully Sweet Café Chocolate truffles, chocolate covered bacon, chocolate, chocolate CHOCOLATE! We visited owner and chocolatier Stacey of Sinfully Sweet Café in the Village of Homer to learn more about her inspiration for the sweet stuff. Why not check it our...

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Marlo’s Marvelous Adventure

Marlo's Marvelous Adventure We turned over our @experiencecortland Instagram account over to Marlo Colletto from TC3 to give us her unique perspective on how she experiences Cortland County. See her posts below! Marlo Colletto, Tompkins Cortland Community College ?...

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New Hire at the CVB

Cortland County Convention & Visitors Bureau Hires Former Cortland Resident as Next Executive Director   The Cortland County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, the official Tourism Promotion Agency for Cortland County, is pleased to announce that Meghan N....

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Cortland County by Plane

We took an airplane over Cortland County for the Cortland Airfest. The Cortland County Airfest at Gen. Levi Chase Field draws hundreds of people to see planes up close from small charter planes to a Black Hawk helicopter courtesy of the US Army's 10th Mountain...

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Seedstock X

Seedstock Festival Celebrates its 10th Anniversary Seedstock Music Festival is celebrating its tenth year! We were curious about the work that goes into building its custom stage. Here's a timelapse!

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Farm Fresh Foods with Main Street Farms

Farm Fresh Food at Main Street Farms Main Street Farms has been around for eight years, but they are still seen as beginning farmers. The USDA recognizes a beginning farmer as someone who has been in business less than 10 consecutive years. While Main Street Farms is...

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Making Whiskey with Dragonfyre Distillery

Making Whiskey with Dragonfyre Distillery “Watch for Low-Flying Dragons” “Watch for Low-Flying Dragons” is just one of the signs you’ll encounter at Dragonfyre Distillery. Nestled in the rolling hills between Marathon and Willet, Dragonfyre Distillery is a family...

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HUNGRY FOR: Frosted Bakery

Frosted Bakery is a delicious must stop for locals and non-locals alike. Serving up delectable baked goods, Frosted is family owned and run by third generated bakers (who remembers Lou’s Donut Shop?). Frosted Bakery has grown from a home kitchen to their...

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HUNGRY FOR: Coffee Mania Bakery

You know Coffee Mania for…well.. the coffee! But do you know about their baked goods? From creative cupcakes to the scones (the scones!) and the delicious focaccia bread, we visited to learn more! We sat down with Bakery Manager Kate Smith and learned more...

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HUNGRY FOR: Three Lil’ Birds Cakery

Nestled in the Historic Village of Homer is the Three Lil' Birds Cakery. Owner and founder Debby Starinsky grew up with a family of bakers and uses inspiration from her art background to create eloquent and elaborate cakes. The name for her cakery was...

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HUNGRY FOR: East Side Bakery

Cortland's Italian-style bakery, East Side Bakery has been creating fresh, homemade, decadent treats for nearly 15 years. Owners Christine and Tim Armstrong started the bakery and have grown it into a local favorite on Cortland's east side. From...

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