Admit it: You’re Glad They’re Back in School

Admit it: You’re Glad They’re Back in School

Posted on Sep 10, 2015 in Community Voices, People of Corning, Uncategorized

  Ahh, the first day of school in Corning-Painted Post … For so many parents, a day of mixed emotions … the conflicting feelings that come just after drop-off … like “how quickly can I get to my office for my first real, blessed work day in months?” and “how early is too early for […]

Savoring the Remains of Summer (Or: How Not to Strangle Your Kids Before School)

Savoring the Remains of Summer (Or: How Not to Strangle Your Kids Before School)

Posted on Sep 1, 2015 in Area Fun!, Local Trips, Parks and Rec

The telltale morning fog has begun to nestle into our valley, and ensures us of one thing… Autumn is on its way. But by mid-morning it breaks and gives way to 90-degree days, reminding us that summer is not quite over. If you’re anything like me, that seasonal phenomenon holds you in a weird transient […]

Hokey Pokey’s Knows …

Hokey Pokey’s Knows …

Posted on Jul 21, 2015 in Uncategorized

Hokey Pokey’s has been a Corning tradition since the late 1980s. If you’ve been there this summer, you’ve noticed they’ve added a new twist that’s neither chocolate nor vanilla. All summer long Lorraine and Randy Stanton are dressing in 50s garb and piping classic songs of the era through their outdoor sound system at 37 […]

CATS at CPP High: Get there NOW!

CATS at CPP High: Get there NOW!

Posted on Apr 26, 2015 in Uncategorized

Guys, if you did not see CATS at Corning-Painted Post High School yet, you simply must drop what you are doing and go today. The last show is at 2:30 p.m.! I left last night, speechless. First off, I hate that freaking show. I am one of those rare freaks who’d rather put a screwdriver […]

I just did something for the first time! NO! Not THAT, silly! This is not that kind of blog!

I just did something for the first time! NO! Not THAT, silly! This is not that kind of blog!

Posted on Feb 16, 2015 in Area Fun!, Corning Museum of Glass

I’ve lived in the greater Elmira/Corning area for nearly 16 years; 10 of those years as a parent. And I just did something here that I’ve never done before. I spent an afternoon with my family at the Corning Museum of Glass. Now, we’ve been there a million times, of course. We attended the Little Gather […]

All aboard The Polar Express!

All aboard The Polar Express!

Posted on Dec 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

If you’re reading this at the time of original posting, you still have time to jump on the train by heading down to The Rockwell Museum for a community showing of The Polar Express at 6 p.m. tonight. The event is free for kids and teens, with accompanying adults paying just $5. Families are invited […]

Ode to Gold

Ode to Gold

Posted on Oct 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

Pardon me a minute while I wax rhapsodic about foliage … October is the best time to be alive in New York. Flawless blue skies. That thick, low fog that floods the valleys and obscures the mountain tops. (I’m from the Midwest- yes, those are mountains.) Crisp mornings, warm afternoons and pleasant evenings that beg […]

Global Taco trucks into my world, and yours

Global Taco trucks into my world, and yours

Posted on Jul 29, 2014 in Food & Drink

I love tacos. I mean, who doesn’t love tacos? Tacos. Are. Awesome. I am a regular at Market Street’s Fiesta Brava, and I love it. But Global Taco, because I can’t get it easily every day, is more than a meal- it’s an event. And you should find out where it is, and go to […]