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Soldiers & Sailors Auxiliary donates to 3D mammography project
November 15, 2019, 7:00 pm | Source
The Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital Auxiliary members have worked for nearly two years to raise funds to support the acquisition of a 3D mammography unit for the hospital.After hosting several fundraisers including, chicken barbecues, jewelry and bake sales, tag sales and holiday tree projects, Auxiliary members were on hand at the ribbon cutting ceremony Oct. 30 to celebrate the installation of the equipment.  [...]

Phillips Funeral Home to host Christmas tree giveaway
November 15, 2019, 5:00 pm | Source
Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, will host a free Christmas tree giveaway from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 1.The event will also feature a visit from Santa Claus, face painting and cookies and refreshments. The organization has purchased 50 Douglas fir trees, which will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis, until they are gone. Recipients are responsible for tying [...]

Artist panel discussion to be held SUNY Corning Community College
November 15, 2019, 3:50 pm | Source
A panel of local artists will present their experiences at a free discussion at 12:15 p.m. Nov. 21 in the Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Library at the State University of New York Corning Community College, 1 Academic Place.The panel will discuss various issues regarding making a living as an arts professional. Attendees can hear first-hand knowledge, advice and strategies for having a creative life. The event is a collaboration between the Arts Council [...]

IMPEACHMENT HEARING: Ambassador testifies ouster helped 'shady interests'
November 15, 2019, 9:04 am | Source
WASHINGTON — Former U.S. Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch opened the second day of Trump impeachment hearings Friday declaring that her abrupt removal by President Donald Trump’s administration played into the hands of "shady interests the world over" with dangerous intentions toward the United States.Yovanovitch told the House Intelligence Committee of a concerted "smear" campaign against her by Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and others. Her removal [...]

LIVE VIDEO: Impeachment hearing
November 15, 2019, 8:51 am | Source
Friday’s impeachment inquiry before the House Intelligence Committee includes testimony from former U.S. Ambassador to the Ukraine Marie "Masha" Yovanovitch with opening statements by Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and ranking Republican Devin Nunes, Calif.Schiff will then swear in Yovanovitch and invite her to give opening remarks. Schiff and Nunes each has 45 minutes to question the witness. Much of that time is expected to be delegated to attorneys.Following [...]

Salvation Army to accept donations through Apple Pay, Google Pay
November 14, 2019, 7:00 pm | Source
The Salvation Army recently announced it will accept "Kettle Pay" donations through Apple Pay and Google Play for its annual Red Kettle Campaign.Smart chips and QR codes on Red Kettle signs across the state will allow shoppers to scan the image on their phones to make digital donations. Shoppers will be directed to a custom donation page that accepts Apple or Google payment options. Funds will be distributed to local Salvation Army units [...]

Fire damages two homes
November 14, 2019, 5:20 pm | Source
CORNING - The cause of a Thursday morning blaze that engulfed a Market Street Extension home and badly damaged the residence next door is still under investigation.A nearby Market Street Extension neighbor called in a fire at 315 Market St., Extension to 911, at about 5:24 a.m., Thursday, according to Corning City Fire Chief Brad Davies. City firefighters immediately rushed to the scene.“Units went to the scene (315 Market St. Extension) and found fire in the rear of the [...]

Corning Area Aging in Place to meet Nov. 21
November 14, 2019, 5:00 pm | Source
Corning Area Aging in Place will meet at 10 a.m. Nov. 21st at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 171 W. Pulteney St., Corning.The program will feature a presentation and discussion by three of the organization’s members, Trudie Bartholomew, Ian Mackenzie and Derek Woollatt, about growing up in England/Scotland during World War II.  Mackenzie is writing a book about World War II, and [...]

Chemung County Legislature to hold Nov. 19 budget workshop
November 14, 2019, 3:25 pm | Source
The Chemung County Legislature will hold a budget workshop at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Legislative Chambers on the fifth floor of the Hazlett Building, 203 Lake St., Elmira.All interested residents are encouraged to attend.

Corning Center honors veterans
November 14, 2019, 11:14 am | Source
CORNING - Veterans of the Corning Center community were honored Monday morning with a special full course breakfast and a visit by local VFW and U.S. Air Force personnel Vanessa Roberston.Robertson, who just finished boot camp, will be off to Japan for two years. On Monday, she told of her stories, while the veterans shared their experiences in the service.“We were so lucky and blessed to have Vanessa Roberston to be here on this special Veterans Day,” said Megan [...]

Bampa's House opening near
November 14, 2019, 11:13 am | Source
CORNING - An open house will be held from 1-5 p.m. Nov., 24, allowing the public to tour Bampa’s House, a non-profit comfort care home determined to improve the end-of-life care experience.Joan Wilson, President of the Bampa’s House Board of Directors, said Bampa’s House, which will serve the Steuben, Chemung, and Schuyler county areas, is expected to open late this year or in early 2020.“We want the community to learn more about the (170 East First [...]

Montour Falls Library to host anime workshop
November 13, 2019, 8:00 pm | Source
The Montour Falls Library, 406 W. Main St., will host an Anime Workshop with Emily Swan from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 and 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 23. Students can learn principles of animation and drawing technique, and cultural influences and the specific style points of Japanese animation. The free program is geared toward tweens and up.Swan is a graphic artist, comic book self-publisher and art instructor at the 171 [...]

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