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 […]

Holiday Shopping Has Never Been More Fun

Holiday Shopping Has Never Been More Fun

Posted on Nov 25, 2015 in Food & Drink, Local Arts, Unique Area Businesses

Thanksgiving is a time to remember the people who are most important to us and the moments we get to share with them. In our digital world, it’s easy to find SNL clips and Internet memes assuming argumentative, dysfunctional family time; but when you truly get a chance to replace your mobile device with a glass of […]

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 […]

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. […]

Exhibit A: Not Your Mother’s Art Gallery

Exhibit A: Not Your Mother’s Art Gallery

Posted on Jun 24, 2015 in Local Arts, Unique Area Businesses

There’s some artwork in Corning right now that is worth seeing; and I’m not talking about the new wing at CMOG. Ann Welles is the owner of Exhibit A on Market Street and I’ve known for many years about her eye for unique, poignant artwork and upcoming artists. This time, she’s outdone herself. Ann found […]