This Art Idea is a Fine One

This Art Idea is a Fine One

Owning original works of fine art is out of reach for many.   As someone whose disposable income always seems to be trailing a step behind the prices of my favorite artists’ works (I’m looking at you, Martin Poole), I’m fortunate to be related to one of them (thanks to years of birthday & Christmas presents, I’ve amassed a nice collection […]

What’s Going On?

What’s Going On?

Posted on Jan 7, 2016 in Area Fun!, Local Arts, Local News, Uncategorized

What better way to celebrate the first weekend of the new year than with music? Whether you’re hoping to start the year with a date night, plan to hit the town with friends or just want to grab a beer and listen to a local band, Corning’s got you covered. Here’s a quick breakdown of […]

Urban Corning’s Top 10 Posts of 2015

Urban Corning’s Top 10 Posts of 2015

We’d like to start this post by saying, thank you. Thank you to all of our readers. Because of you, 2015 was one of Urban Corning’s best years to date. In just 365 days we got to learn more about some of the really amazing people that call Corning home, helped usher in incredible new businesses, […]

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 […]

Admit it: You’re Glad They’re Back in School

Admit it: You’re Glad They’re Back in School

Posted on Sep 10, 2015 in Community Voices, People of Corning, Uncategorized

  Ahh, the first day of school in Corning-Painted Post … For so many parents, a day of mixed emotions … the conflicting feelings that come just after drop-off … like “how quickly can I get to my office for my first real, blessed work day in months?” and “how early is too early for […]

Root Root Root for NASCAR at The Glen

Root Root Root for NASCAR at The Glen

Posted on Aug 5, 2015 in Uncategorized

I’m not a fan of NASCAR. I never watched the sport growing up and wasn’t really into cars in general. However, since I’ve lived in Corning, I have become fond of NASCAR weekend at Watkins Glen International for many reasons… most of which I can mention on this blog. The sports I did grow up […]