Plans for the old Corning Hospital building: Kids’ Perspectives

Plans for the old Corning Hospital building: Kids’ Perspectives

Posted on Jun 12, 2015 in Community Voices, Unique Area Businesses

Every time a new business comes to town or a renovation project is in the works, I hear conversations about what could have been, what should have been, or what could be. Every idea comes from a certain perspective, although I’ve learned over the years that many of them are shared throughout this small town. Recently, I […]

Beekman 1802 Popping Up on Market Street

Beekman 1802 Popping Up on Market Street

Beekman 1802 is one of the “fastest growing lifestyle brands in the country,” according to Nasdaq, and it’s coming to Market Street for the Summer. Targeting a May 23rd open date (just another reason to celebrate during GlassFest weekend) the pop-up mercantile is scheduled to stay open for about 6 months.   If you haven’t […]

The Journey to Corning as a Lesbian

The Journey to Corning as a Lesbian

Posted on Apr 7, 2015 in Community Voices, Top Posts

Being in Corning for over 8 years has given me a general idea of the pros and cons of small-town living. I’ve run into people I’d rather avoid, but I’ve also made friends I’d never meet in larger cities. I always felt like Corning has been open and receptive to me as an “outsider,” however, my perspective comes […]

Corning Museum of Glass Expands in a Big Way

Corning Museum of Glass Expands in a Big Way

The Contemporary Art + Design Wing at the Corning Museum of Glass is turning heads all throughout the art world. The architecture and design, naturally-lit artwork, and sheer magnitude of the project has caught the attention of art critics and glass enthusiasts everywhere. It’s hard to find the right perspective to describe this world-class institution […]

Random Acts of Kindness Bring Warmth to Corning

Random Acts of Kindness Bring Warmth to Corning

Last month on the Urban Corning Facebook page, we posted a few pictures of hats and scarves that had been left around town. They each had a note that read, “I am not lost! If you need me, take me. God Bless.” The post went viral, amassing more than 35,000 views and hundreds of likes and […]

Hand + Foot is a reminder that everything is okay

Hand + Foot is a reminder that everything is okay

It was a few years ago on a Friday evening when I learned a valuable lesson about trust. I was driving to New York City to see Harper Blynn and traffic started piling up outside the Lincoln Tunnel. Conceding that my pre-show plans were ruined, I decided to let the night re-plan itself; it was clear that […]

Sparkle: Worth Risking Frostbite for 40 Years

Sparkle: Worth Risking Frostbite for 40 Years

Posted on Dec 5, 2014 in Area Fun!, Best of Corning

I grew up in Buffalo. [You have to know that right away for 2 reasons: the first is that I’m about to share some thoughts on an outdoor event in Winter and my perspective (of snowfall, cold temperatures, etc.) may be different from yours; the second is that I’m weirdly proud of that crazy city so I’ll take […]

Centerway Walking Bridge Earns National Recognition

Centerway Walking Bridge Earns National Recognition

Posted on Oct 7, 2014 in Local News, Parks and Rec, Uncategorized

Corning’s Gaffer District just announced that the Historic Centerway Walking Bridge has been named the American Public Works Association (APWA) Historic Restoration & Preservation Project of the Year! Okay, so it’s not a Grammy and it’s not exactly the Most Fun Small Bridge in America – although it should be. But it’s still pretty cool […]