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September 2018

Corning-Painted Post Civic Music Association celebrates a milestone. more

Arts & Leisure

America's coolest small town hosts a weekend of flying and driving history. more

Arts & Leisure

With new owners, the Otto Bookstore begins its next chapter. more

Arts & Leisure

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Wellsboro Art Club celebrates seven decades of community creativity. more

People & Life

Glass in The Glen celebrates centennials with GlassBarge and a party. more

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Ithaca Aviation Heritage celebrates the centennial flight of 'Tommy,' a Thomas-Morse airplane made in Ithaca. more

People & Life

From his home on Armenia Mountain to the edges of the Earth, Bob Foulkrod tracks trophies. more

People & Life

Amber Waves of Grain

In the aftermaths of September 11, 2001, Gary Cronk, of Penn Yan, says he and his wife, Darlene “felt like everyone else—dumbfounded, hurt.” They wanted to show their support for families, for the country. It was odd for those few days after the attack when there were no planes in the sky, but, knowing flights would resume again at some point, the couple wanted to make a sign big enough for pilots and passengers at 30,000 feet to see it. “We’re proud that we accomplished this,” Gary says of the field of winter wheat in shapes of the letters USA, each the size of a football field, which can also be seen from Route 54A. The Cronks maintained the field for about ten years, and have since sold the property. The new owners, father and son team Greg and Jeffrey MacDonald, are maintaining the letters in grass. ~ Gayle Morrow