Your Hipster Guide to GlassFest 2016

Your Hipster Guide to GlassFest 2016

Posted on May 25, 2016 in Area Fun!, Corning Museum of Glass, Parks and Rec

If you’re like most hipsters, you probably think it’s a bad idea to show up to a popular festival celebrating glass, the material that single-handedly built a Fortune 500 company in our backyard. You wouldn’t be caught dead enjoying cotton candy, for example, unless it could be photographed ironically for your latest Instagram series on […]

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 […]

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 […]

Harris Hill Putt Putt: Some Things Never Get Old

Harris Hill Putt Putt: Some Things Never Get Old

Thinking back to my childhood, I believe the first time I ever went to Harris Hill was for the birthday party of the first friend I ever made at school. I think we were maybe 8 or 9 years old. I remember other kids being astonished that I’d never been there before, had never played […]

Corning’s Backside Facelift

Corning’s Backside Facelift

Alleys are pretty utilitarian places.  Take your typical Market Street block.  If the Market Street side is the pretty face, then the alley is the… well, let’s leave it at this: the best you might be able to say about a typical alley is that it provides a place to keep the dumpsters and delivery traffic. […]

It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again…

It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again…

  Point: Hey, remember the last episode of HBO’s The Sopranos? Counter-Point: Yeah, the one everyone hated? P: No, the one that ended in the middle of that Journey song. C-P: That’s the one. P: I always loved the end of that show C-P: You know, most people hated it.  Especially those who didn’t watch […]

Schedule Your 5th Annual GlassFest Memorial Day Weekend

Schedule Your 5th Annual GlassFest Memorial Day Weekend

Posted on May 21, 2014 in Area Fun!, Best of Corning, Parks and Rec

Since last Monday, I’ve been counting down the days until GlassFest takes over Corning once again. The official event website is a great resource for finding out everything that’s going on throughout the weekend, but if I know you like I think I do, you won’t want to just show up and hope someone else is […]

Take a Day to Visit Taughannock Falls

Take a Day to Visit Taughannock Falls

Posted on Jun 2, 2013 in Area Fun!, Local Trips, Parks and Rec

I finally visit Taughannock Falls after much fussing about how it couldn’t be better than Watkins Glen State Park.