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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A Day Volunteering at CNY SNAP
Aug05

A Day Volunteering at CNY SNAP

Working throughout the region, CNY SNAP (Central New York Spay Neuter Assistance Program)¬†does whatever they can to help the pet overpopulation (mainly focusing on cats). Whether its providing low cost spay and neuter services for those who cannot afford a regular vet or rescuing and adopting out cats, as well as handling a few feral cat. SNAP tries its hardest, all while being completely volunteer run.   Noyze Volunteer Day...

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Volunteering Can Be Fun!
Jan05

Volunteering Can Be Fun!

A generation ago, community service was a punishment imposed on juvenile offenders. Maybe that’s because the good students weren’t exactly jumping out of bed at 8am on a Saturday morning to serve hot meals at a local shelter or collect trash at a local park. Today, though, more and more students are giving up their leisure time to help out their communities. There are three main reasons why students usually volunteer: Some...

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