“It’s been a fun ride” – Mentoring tie to extend into college years

  By Katie Keyser, Cortland Standard Living and Leisure Editor – Mary Jane Uttech said working with her teen friend, Bridgette Bice, has been “more crazy lately,” since she is now a high school graduate with a job at a … Continued

Help for Struggling Family Member

By Monica Nouvong and Mary Peterson – My family member is struggling with substance use but I really think the center of the problem is anxiety and depression. What can I do to help? What your family member is going … Continued

National Prevention Week: Preventing Youth Tobacco Use

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in our community and across the country. Exposure to both ads and product displays has been shown to make youth more likely to start smoking. The more tobacco marketing kids see, … Continued

Community-Oriented Police Officer Building Relationships and Trust

Cortland City Police Officer Jesse Abbott spoke at the April Food for Thought session sharing information about his new role as a community-oriented police officer for the Cortland City Police Department. A 17 year veteran of the police force, Abbott’s … Continued

Alcohol Awareness Month: Talking with Kids About Alcohol

My kids are only in middle school, do I really have to talk to them about alcohol? Children and teenagers are naturally curious about alcohol – they see people drinking- and they want to know more. Kids will be influenced … Continued

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