What’s Going On?

What’s Going On?

As the leaves start to change and pumpkin spice products fill the shelves, it’s impossible to not embrace fall. Big Flats and Corning are helping to get you in the fall spirit this weekend with festivals on Saturday and Sunday.   FRIDAY Start your weekend off right at 5pm today at the Grand Opening of […]

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 […]

Train Service Announced from Corning to New York City!

Train Service Announced from Corning to New York City!

Posted on Apr 1, 2016 in Best of Corning, Local Trips, Misc, Uncategorized

  (While this was originally posted as an April Fool’s Day story, we are actively working with members of the community – including our local representative of the Empire State Passenger Association – to explore the possibility of restoring passenger rail service to the Southern Tier) Corning-ites rejoice.  An endless bounty of all things Gotham is […]

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 […]

Last Minute Guide to New Year’s Eve

Last Minute Guide to New Year’s Eve

Posted on Dec 30, 2015 in Area Fun!, Food & Drink, Misc

  Perhaps you’re planning a quiet night at home.  Or maybe you’ve got a kickin’ party to attend (our invitation must’ve gotten lost in the mail…).  But if you don’t already have plans for New Year’s Eve, here’s our annual round-up of options for ringing in 2016 Cystal City-style:   Volo: will have you “dancing into […]

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 […]

Corning Incorporated gets a high-five for supporting the arts

Corning Incorporated gets a high-five for supporting the arts

Posted on Oct 7, 2015 in Corning Museum of Glass, Local News

Yesterday in New York City, Corning, Inc. was recognized at a nation-wide gala for its exceptional involvement with the arts that enrich the workplace, education, and community. The Business Committee for the Arts (BCA), part of Americans for the Arts, recognizes ten businesses each year for their contributions. In addition to Corning, Inc., this year’s honorees included Ameriprise […]