Getting to the Bottom of TOP

Getting to the Bottom of TOP

  The Good:  Bex Marshall rocked TOP last Wednesday night. The Bad: Little more than a dozen people got to enjoy it. The Ugly: Their biggest act to date draws their smallest crowd.   Since opening its doors a little over a month ago, the new That Other Place has hosted a number of live acts, […]

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 […]

Last Minute Guide to New Year’s Eve

Last Minute Guide to New Year’s Eve

Posted on Dec 30, 2014 in Area Fun!, Food & Drink, Misc, Uncategorized

If you don’t already have plans for New Year’s Eve, and are wondering what your options are, Urban Corning is here to help.  We’ve rounded up your various early, late, and next-day options for ringing in 2015 Cystal City-style. First things first… if you don’t want to drive, or do drive but don’t want to […]

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 […]

Volo Adds to Market Street Mix(ology)

Volo Adds to Market Street Mix(ology)

Posted on Sep 13, 2014 in Area Fun!, Food & Drink, Misc

When the sign first went up for the new place at 74 E. Market Street, we speculated on the meaning of the name Volo.  Anyone who attended the grand opening last Friday would have a hard time arguing against the Urban Dictionary’s top definition: “a hot spot.” I’m well into my second decade living in […]

Get One of These.  Now.

Get One of These. Now.

Posted on Aug 19, 2014 in Area Fun!, Best of Corning, Misc, Uncategorized

I know what you’re thinking (because I kinda was), “In the information age, when just about every bit of world knowledge is only fingertips away on my (insert device of choice here)… what could I possibly need anymore at a public library?”  Before the other day, I was more apt to visit this Library. In […]

Twenty Dollars and Two Hours

Twenty Dollars and Two Hours

Parking in Corning has its limitations and frustrations, but one thing is for sure: when you’re parked on Market Street, you get two hours before needing to move to the next zone. I’ve always wondered what a visitor or tourist is able to accomplish in that amount of time, so I found a test subject […]