#ExploreCorning Week + Cabin Fever

#ExploreCorning Week + Cabin Fever

Posted on Mar 5, 2019 in Area Fun!, Best of Corning, Food & Drink

Whether you’ve lived here all your life or you moved here just yesterday, the Gaffer District is encouraging all of us to #ExploreCorning this week. Even the seasoned townies among us haven’t done or seen everything that Corning has to offer. So, we simply had to join in the fun and created our very own […]

Don’t I Already Know Everyone In Corning By Now?

Don’t I Already Know Everyone In Corning By Now?

Posted on Feb 1, 2019 in People of Corning

  A year ago, while I was apartment sitting in Brooklyn, pretending to be a city person, I was supposed to write a simple blog post about the Bare Bones Café and instead ended up drafting a personal manifesto declaring my love and loyalty for my hometown. It was a fairly humbling admission–one that was […]

How Winter Storms Can Reveal Our True Nature

How Winter Storms Can Reveal Our True Nature

Posted on Jan 23, 2019 in Area Fun!, Local Arts

I’m sure you’ve all come across those personality quizzes or Facebook memes about whether you’re an introvert or extrovert. In spite of all the fancy neuroscience and Myers-Briggs alphabet soup, perhaps all you need is a major winter storm. Let’s be honest: binge-watching Netflix can distract you only for so long before the need for […]

Unsung Heroes of Corning

Unsung Heroes of Corning

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 in Best of Corning, Community Voices

I was raised on West Second Street on Corning’s Southside near CFA, and my father was born and raised in Corning, too. This makes me an undeniably honest-to-god Corningite, and no matter how much traveling and moving around I’ve done in the past 10 years or have yet to do, I still reserve the right […]

The Art of Telling a Good Story

The Art of Telling a Good Story

“I’ll give you an example of pure luck: the way I got this job here, when I came up to Corning….” About 5 years ago, I persuaded Thomas S. Buechner to let me interview him to record his stories. He agreed, and we sat in his study from 2pm – 4pm in the afternoon for one week. […]

Harris Hill Putt Putt: Some Things Never Get Old

Harris Hill Putt Putt: Some Things Never Get Old

Thinking back to my childhood, I believe the first time I ever went to Harris Hill was for the birthday party of the first friend I ever made at school. I think we were maybe 8 or 9 years old. I remember other kids being astonished that I’d never been there before, had never played […]