I just did something for the first time! NO! Not THAT, silly! This is not that kind of blog!

I just did something for the first time! NO! Not THAT, silly! This is not that kind of blog!

Posted on Feb 16, 2015 in Area Fun!, Corning Museum of Glass

I’ve lived in the greater Elmira/Corning area for nearly 16 years; 10 of those years as a parent. And I just did something here that I’ve never done before. I spent an afternoon with my family at the Corning Museum of Glass. Now, we’ve been there a million times, of course. We attended the Little Gather […]

Hand + Foot is a reminder that everything is okay

Hand + Foot is a reminder that everything is okay

It was a few years ago on a Friday evening when I learned a valuable lesson about trust. I was driving to New York City to see Harper Blynn and traffic started piling up outside the Lincoln Tunnel. Conceding that my pre-show plans were ruined, I decided to let the night re-plan itself; it was clear that […]

Your Ticket to Holiday Cheer

Your Ticket to Holiday Cheer

Posted on Dec 10, 2014 in Best of Corning, Community Voices, Uncategorized

Last week two Corning men proved anyone has the power to make someone’s day, building community in the process. Since it’s averaged over 1000 views per day (after debuting on December 4th), chances are you’ve already seen this video… but if not, take a look and come back (we’ll wait). We sat down with the creators to […]

Sparkle: Worth Risking Frostbite for 40 Years

Sparkle: Worth Risking Frostbite for 40 Years

Posted on Dec 5, 2014 in Area Fun!, Best of Corning

I grew up in Buffalo. [You have to know that right away for 2 reasons: the first is that I’m about to share some thoughts on an outdoor event in Winter and my perspective (of snowfall, cold temperatures, etc.) may be different from yours; the second is that I’m weirdly proud of that crazy city so I’ll take […]

Volo Adds to Market Street Mix(ology)

Volo Adds to Market Street Mix(ology)

Posted on Sep 13, 2014 in Area Fun!, Food & Drink, Misc

When the sign first went up for the new place at 74 E. Market Street, we speculated on the meaning of the name Volo.  Anyone who attended the grand opening last Friday would have a hard time arguing against the Urban Dictionary’s top definition: “a hot spot.” I’m well into my second decade living in […]

Get One of These.  Now.

Get One of These. Now.

Posted on Aug 19, 2014 in Area Fun!, Best of Corning, Misc, Uncategorized

I know what you’re thinking (because I kinda was), “In the information age, when just about every bit of world knowledge is only fingertips away on my (insert device of choice here)… what could I possibly need anymore at a public library?”  Before the other day, I was more apt to visit this Library. In […]

Twenty Dollars and Two Hours

Twenty Dollars and Two Hours

Parking in Corning has its limitations and frustrations, but one thing is for sure: when you’re parked on Market Street, you get two hours before needing to move to the next zone. I’ve always wondered what a visitor or tourist is able to accomplish in that amount of time, so I found a test subject […]

A World Traveler in Corning

A World Traveler in Corning

Posted on Jul 22, 2014 in Local Trips, Misc, Uncategorized

Polish people have a lot of weird traditions. I’m very proud of my heritage, but it doesn’t come without a few head-scratchers. Each year on the day after Easter, known as “Smingus Dyngus” or simply “Dyngus Day,” it’s common to pour water on your friends and family. The Polish-American version of this holiday includes pussy […]