Stay Classy, Corning!

Stay Classy, Corning!

I come from a family of educators, and believe strongly in lifelong learning.  Our community has its fair share of traditional schools where one can earn various diplomas and certificates… and when one thinks “education,” it’s easy to focus on those more career-oriented programs and institutions.  But there’s nothing wrong with learning just for fun, and we’ve […]

Is Market Street Living for You?

Is Market Street Living for You?

I’ve lived on Market Street for more than 15 years, so I’m a go-to guy when people want to know, “what’s it like?”  It’s not perfect, but for me there’s nowhere else in town that really comes close.  When I moved here in 1997 there were roughly a dozen low to mid-end options.  Today Market Street boasts […]

The Kitten That Brought Market Street to Its Knees

The Kitten That Brought Market Street to Its Knees

  A stray kitten spent a weekend car hopping throughout Corning.  “Lily” has since found her forever home (presumably being kept as an indoor cat).  We were on the scene two Sundays ago when Lily was extracted from her last automotive shelter – as were quite a few other members of the Corning community.  Each of them now has a […]

Exploring the Academy Place Clock Tower

Exploring the Academy Place Clock Tower

  Our last Hidden Corning feature took you to a long-forgotten second story on Market Street.  This time we’re going higher. As you’re all probably well aware by this time, the former Corning Free Academy building has been transformed from a middle school into an apartment complex.  In the process, the developer preserved many of the historic […]

Don’t Burn Your Bridge Street

Don’t Burn Your Bridge Street

Posted on Jul 23, 2015 in Best of Corning, Misc

Ok, Corning, let’s lace up the honesty shoes for a minute: if you primarily hang out on Market Street to do your shopping, your eating and drinking, or your casual strolling, then you probably carry some dissenting views about Bridge Street… downtown Corning’s “other” street. Maybe you hung out at Lando’s as a teenager and don’t […]

Hidden Corning

Hidden Corning

  We’re debuting a series of posts that will take a look above, below, around, and behind the things you see in Corning everyday.  Hidden Corning will reveal details and stories about interesting features of the City and its environs that are not exactly in plain sight. Today we take a look at the Athens Hotel. […]

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, […]