5 Things You Should Know About Sunscreen
Jun20

5 Things You Should Know About Sunscreen

You Can protect Against UV Rays Even Before Applying the Sunscreen. Wear clothes. Shirts, hats, shorts and pants provide the best protection from UV rays – and they don’t coat your skin with goop. Find shade – or make it. Picnic under a tree, read beneath an umbrella or take a canopy to the beach. Plan around the sun. Go outdoors in early morning or late afternoon, when the sun is lower. UV radiation peaks at midday. Sunglasses aren’t...

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Interested in Attending a Summer Camp in Cortland County?
May31

Interested in Attending a Summer Camp in Cortland County?

        Summer camps give parents a break, but it also give kids a chance to experiences to get to know others and to get away from electronics. Electronics are in peoples faces for more than others may think. The rates for cell phones bought have grown more than 45% since 2015. At camp kids/teens get more physically activity done then they would at home around electronics. Don’t even mention the academic, and their social life...

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5 Ways To Celebrate Earth Day
Apr21

5 Ways To Celebrate Earth Day

National Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22nd, in the year of 1970. It began to hold events worldwide to demonstrate the impact of environmental pollution and the importance of taking care of this world that we live on. It is extremely good to keep the earth clean, safe, and environmentally happy. There are so many different ways that we can all be involved with helping make this planet a cleaner place, not only on Earth Day...

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Planning Now for a Summer Job
Apr17

Planning Now for a Summer Job

By Shannon Phillips, Employment and Training Specialist at Cortland Works Career Center At this time of year, I start to see a lot of youth, ages 14-16 especially, who are looking for employment. Let me start by saying there are very few jobs for this age group in Cortland. With an increase in adults taking part-time jobs and the restrictions placed by New York State on young workers, employers have few positions that they fill with...

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The Best Spring Date Spots in Cortland
Apr14

The Best Spring Date Spots in Cortland

With the hustle and bustle of real life, it’s hard to find time for your special someone. Love is special and spending time with the person you love is priceless. So, when you have a free Friday night, take them on a date! That doesn’t mean you must spend $150 on flowers, dinner, a movie, and a mariachi band. Dates are best when simple. Around Cortland, we have some amazing go-to date spots that are crowd favorites. Cortland is a sea...

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What Are Working Papers and How Do I Get Them?
Apr13

What Are Working Papers and How Do I Get Them?

By Shannon Phillips, Employment and Training Specialist at Cortland Works Career Center Your first job is a rite of passage that many teens look forward to. According to New York State Labor Law, youth as young as 11 can work legally in a very narrow range of jobs. When you turn 14, however, you become eligible for New York State Working Papers, which are not actually papers but a card that allows you to work legally. There are...

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