Friday, September 13, 2013

Corning NY is a Finalist in Rand McNally Search for America’s Best Small Towns

Rand McNally announced yesterday that Corning NY is among the finalists in the America’s Best Small Towns competition. Our category... Most Fun! How can it not be fun with all the arts and crafts and history. Plus the Wineglass Marathon ~ coming up in October. See you then?

Looking south at Centerway Square

Another project to improve and beautify Corning NY. When complete, it will still be a “walking bridge”, but will include landscaping.

As I was headed into West End Gallery for a opening reception, I noticed this group and their splendid, shiny Harleys. More PA residents visiting Corning and NYS. Very nice people and I hope to see them again.

Look back at my previous post where my first picture was Terry Oakden painting by the river. Here are some of his paintings in the West End Gallery.

The opening featured paintings by Bridget Bossart van Otterloo (pictured above) and Brian Keeler.

The next day I took homemade brownies to the Benjamin Patterson Inn for the Bake Sale at their annual Whingblinger event.

Wood carvers from the Corning Senior Center

Herb garden and quilts in the background

Close-up of the herb garden and, behind the fence, plants for sale. I came home with Hens’n’Chicks and Coneflowers.

Just down the street on the same day, a huge, well-attended church yard sale that extended all the way around the far end of the church. Very pleased now with my like new T-Fal pan for $3!

Autumn flowers

Tending plants behind the Corning Senior Center.

Another gorgeous sky. We’ve had them all summer.

Walkway behind Corning Inc. Headquarters. In the background is the bridge I cross almost every day.

CORNING NY STEP BY STEP is now on Facebook. If you’re on Facebook, “Like” CNYSBS and you’ll see on your News Feed when I post a new entry to the blog, plus there will be extra photos of people, places and things of Corning, New York that didn’t make it into the blog itself.


  1. what so lovely day, Kathleen. Hope Corning NY is going to be the winner of this competition. Good luck! :-)

    1. Thanks so much, Muhammad. I (on behalf of Corning NY) appreciate your good wishes.

  2. Lovely pictures, as always :-) And it is great that Corning is a finalist in the America's Best Small Towns competition! I hope you win! Thanks for helping us discover your town too :-)

    1. Thanks, I'm glad you enjoy the photos. Perhaps someday you can visit our small town by the river.

  3. Good luck my friend and a massive congratulations :D

    Choc Chip Uru

    1. Thank you, CCU. I appreciate your kind words and your taking time to comment.


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