So What’s Really Happening With Northside Blodgett?

So What’s Really Happening With Northside Blodgett?

Posted on Dec 14, 2017 in Community Voices, Interviews, Local News, Top Posts

In the last several months, you may have noticed a lot of conversations taking place around the fate and future of the former Northside Blodgett Middle School. What’s happening? Why is it being torn down? What will replace it? Who’s in charge? These are all valid questions, and as with any new project, some curiosity […]

Meet Corning’s Mayor-Elect: Bill Boland

Meet Corning’s Mayor-Elect: Bill Boland

Bill Boland is a space exploration enthusiast and Corning’s next mayor. He believes that Corning, like Saturn’s moon Enceladus, has all the right resources in place to make amazing things happen. In 2005, NASA discovered geysers erupting from the surface of Enceladus. It’s thought that tidal pressure causes water underneath the moon’s icy surface to […]

A Local College Student Is A Million Dollars Richer, Thanks To Her Mom (And Wegmans)

A Local College Student Is A Million Dollars Richer, Thanks To Her Mom (And Wegmans)

Posted on Jun 22, 2017 in Community Voices, Interviews, Local News, Wegmans

A local college student, Erin Haggerty, is $1,000,000 richer, thanks to a small present from her mother while she was away at school. Her mom, Diane, routinely sends her greeting cards with scratch-off lottery tickets in them. This past March, Diane sent Erin a St. Patrick’s Day card with a Win $1,000 A Week For Life ticket […]

Finding Truth About The Salem Witch Trials In Corning, New York

Finding Truth About The Salem Witch Trials In Corning, New York

We’re all familiar with the Salem Witch Trials. We all know that in one infamous New England town, in 1692, women were accused of being witches by the hundreds and those who couldn’t prove their innocence, however hard they tried, were burnt at the stake. We’ve known of these distant events since our youth, and movies […]

A Lifelong Wineglass Marathon Victory

A Lifelong Wineglass Marathon Victory

Posted on Oct 6, 2016 in Interviews, Local News, People of Corning

The Wineglass Marathon brings individuals from all over the world to run for different reasons. For a special mother-son pair, their reasons were each other. I had the opportunity to sit down with Hollie Hughes, my former cross country coach, and her son Jonah, to talk about their experience. Hollie ran while pushing Jonah in […]

Corning at 29: Coming to Terms with Actually Liking Your Hometown

Corning at 29: Coming to Terms with Actually Liking Your Hometown

It was really a weird thing when friends, visiting from their ‘semi-glamorous-big-city-traveler-book-publisher-professional-photographer-literal-rocket-scientist-subway lives’ would come to see us in little Corning and say, “What’s the deal? Corning’s like… fun, now.” And it was even weirder when I, living my ‘half-finished-farmhouse-two-cats-one-dog-one-husband-failing-to-garden-working-at-a-museum life’ replied with, “I know, right?” Here’s a quick breakdown: I grew up in South […]

From A Tiny House to The Big Screen: Corning’s Oscar Watch

From A Tiny House to The Big Screen: Corning’s Oscar Watch

Posted on Jan 16, 2016 in Community Voices, Interviews, People of Corning

When Corning builds their version of the “Welcome to Elmira” sign, featuring all the stars who live here, Dan Driscoll is going to be front and center. You probably already recognize him from an episode of HGTV’s “Tiny House Hunters,” when Dan and his family moved back to Corning from their 2,500 sq. ft. home in […]

What Makes Community: A Corning Outsider-Turned-Insider’s Perspective

What Makes Community: A Corning Outsider-Turned-Insider’s Perspective

Posted on Jan 14, 2016 in Community Voices, Interviews

Over the last several weeks, our Urban Corning team has had the pleasure of welcoming Victorian Strobel, a senior at Keuka College. She’s had an opportunity to become more well versed with our Corning community, and we thought it would be a nice opportunity to gather some input from an outsider-turned-insider’s perspective. Here’s what she […]