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Historical presentation to be held
March 22, 2019, 8:00 pm | Source
A presentation by Edward A. Mainzer for the Corning-Painted Post Historical Society and Southside Neighborhood Association will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 10 at the Academy Place Apartments, 11 W. Third St., Corning.The illustrated talk will explore designated landmarks as well as some buildings that could be landmarks.Mainzer will discuss the meaning of historic preservation, including the New York State Historic Homeownership Rehabilitation Tax Credit program, which [...]

Crystal Chords Women to host fashion show
March 22, 2019, 6:00 pm | Source
The Crystal Chords Women’s a cappella chorus will host a "Spring Fling" fashion show at 2:30 p.m. April 7 at St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 408 S. Main St., Horseheads.Fashions will be provided by Christopher & Banks. Members of the Crystal Chords will model fashions and also perform musical selections throughout the show. Light refreshments will be served, and there will be basket raffles containing goods from local merchants. Doors open at 2 p.m.Tickets are [...]

'Madeline and the Bad Hat' to be performed
March 22, 2019, 4:00 pm | Source
Bemelmans’ "Madeline and the Bad Hat" will be performed at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. April 4 at the Clemens Center, 207 Clemens Center Parkway, Elmira.The play will be part of the Clemens Center’s Mary Tripp Marks School-Time Series for two 55-minute shows recommended for grade levels pre-K to three. Tickets are priced at $5 and are open to school groups, home-schools and to the general public.For tickets, visit

N.C. law: Woman can’t back out of sex once underway
March 22, 2019, 3:10 pm | Source
Editor’s Note: This story was originally published June 22, 2017. An investigative collaboration of 11 news organizations led by Carolina Public Press and reporting on sexual assault convictions in North Carolina was published this week.Aaliyah Palmer was at a party when a man pulled her into a bathroom for sex.She was willing. [...]

Dr. Coleman Political Pundit Night to be held at Elmira Heights Theater
March 22, 2019, 2:11 pm | Source
The Dr. Coleman Political Pundit Night will be held at 7 p.m March 28 at the Elmira Heights Theater, 210 E. 14th St.The question for debate is "Nancy Pelosi vs. Donald Trump: Who wins and who loses?" The doors open at 6 p.m. The political pundits/experts will include Christina Sonsire, Georgia Verdier, Dora Leland, Tom Santulli, Joe Sempolinski, the Rev. Nathaniel Wright, attorney Tom Reilly, Matt Seybold, Mark Weinstein, Denis Kingsley and Jerome Emanuel.The invocation [...]

Future CEOs pitch products to Young Entrepreneurs Academy panel
March 22, 2019, 11:30 am | Source
CORNING - Eight young entrepreneurs from around the area pitched their business plans to a panel of local investors Shark Tank style at the Corning Community College Health Education Center Thursday evening.The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA) Investor Panel was an opportunity for these young CEO’s to acquire some capital to help get their startup or business concept off the ground. The panel of 10 investors are comprised of business and economic leaders around the region and [...]

School bus/car accident victim's name released
March 22, 2019, 11:29 am | Source
 PAINTED POST - The name of the driver of the vehicle that struck an Addison school bus Wednesday has been released.Kayanna Lehman, 23, of Addison, was killed when the vehicle she was operating crossed into the opposite lane on State Route 417 at about 7:45 a.m. Wednesday and was struck by a Addison Central School Bus.State Police said no one else involved in the accident was injured, including two children in Lehman's car, and the investigation is continuing. [...]

C-PP developing possible December facilities proposal
March 22, 2019, 11:18 am | Source
PAINTED POST | The Corning-Painted Post School Board is moving ahead with planning on its next stage of facilities upgrades.The plans, under development by the board with the assistance of Hunt Engineers, call for work at every building in the district, and have a current projected cost of approximately $80 million -- though that’s a very early estimate and the scope of the project could change.The aim is to ensure no tax impact, officials said.The plan could be [...]

West End Gallery to open new exhibit
March 21, 2019, 6:30 pm | Source
A "Director's Choice" exhibit will open from March 29 to May 17 at the West End Gallery, 12 W. Market St., Corning.The group exhibit will feature a collection of personal favorites selected by gallery director, Jesse Gardner.An opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. March 29 with music performed by William Groome.

Woodstock 50 lineup announced
March 21, 2019, 6:05 pm | Source
The official lineup for Woodstock 50, the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock festival to be held in Watkins Glen this summer from Aug. 16-18, was announced by festival producers Tuesday evening.The three day festival will feature a variety of mostly modern artists with some legacy artists from the original 1969 festival sprinkled throughout. The acts are set to perform on three stages,  the Peace Stage, the Love Stage and the Music Stage.“We’ve lined up [...]

Mullaney named CCC's next president
March 21, 2019, 6:02 pm | Source
Dr. William Mullaney, current Vice President of Academic Affairs at Bergen Community College in Paramus, N.J., will become the next president of Corning Community College.Mullaney will succeed current president Dr. Kate Douglas on July 1. Douglas will retire on June 30 after serving eight years with CCC.Mullaney’s appointment to president of the college was approved Wednesday at a meeting of the State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees.Mullaney said [...]

Business after hours event to be held
March 21, 2019, 4:30 pm | Source
A business after hours event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. March 27 at the Elmira Savings BankErwin Branch, 404 S. Hamilton St.The Elmira Savings Bank will host the event with hors d'oeuvres and drinks. The cost is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers.To register, visit

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