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News You Need To Know:


5/29/2020 - BREAKING NEWS: Assemblyman Phil Palmesano & Steuben County, NY Manager Jack Wheeler called into Frankly Speaking to discuss the confusion and frustration in Governor Andrew Cuomo unexpected and unexplained decision to delay Phase II reopening. Listen to it here. 


5/28/2020 - Congressman Tom Reed's latest chat with the Frankly Speaking program.  Listen here. 


5/27/2020 - With Phase II to begin Friday (5/29), Frankly Speaking talks with Steuben County, NY Manager Jack Wheeler to find out what that entails, how we are doing in Phase I, the concerns over an ease in social distancing and much more. Listen here.


5/21/2020 - Considerations for Public Pools, Hot Tubs, and Water Playgrounds During COVID-19 from the CDC.


5/21/2020 - CDC quietly releases detailed plan for reopening America:

The guidelines come weeks after many states have ended or partly ended their lockdowns and offer suggestions for reopening schools, businesses, restaurants and mass transit systems.


5/20/2020 - There is some confusion over the Governor's statement on Memorial Day gathers, Frank Acomb from Frankly Speaking talked with Steuben County, NY Manager Jack Wheeler about that, the Phase I reopening and the process for Phase II, the importance of continued social distancing and much more. Listen here. 


5/13/2020 - Help support The Salvation Army with Tops and Pepsi!


5/13/2020 -Steuben County Manager Jack Wheeler discussed the Phase I reopening and the need to continue to social distance on Frankly Speaking. Listen to it here.



Governor Cuomo Outlines Additional Guidelines for When Regions Can Re-Open


Thanks to everyone that helped with the Food Drive with the Corning Lions Club and The Radisson Hotel in Corning.   Frank Acomb talked to the Captains. 

Plus in the News - 

After over 20 years as part of the Corning community, The Salvation Army Family Thrift Store at 328 Park Ave. Corning, New York is closing.

The first priority of the store was to raise funds to continue offering rehabilitation programs to people in need at no-cost, but the current financial crisis, due in large part to the virus pandemic, has made supporting these programs through this store impossible.  “The decision to close the store was not made lightly,” says Major Leo Lloyd who oversees The Salvation Army Family Thrift Store in Corning, “but after much review, it seems to be the most responsible choice.” 

The Thrist Stores are run by Salvation Army Headquarters and not the local chapters - The Salvation Army’s 32 Denison Pkwy., East Corning, New York location will work to fill the void. 


Frank Acomb from our News/Talk station and our friends at Big Fox put together this very informative discussion on COVID-19 with Guthrie.





A list of websites and resources, including information for small businesses from The Arts Council of The Southern Fingerlakes. 




DO NOT MICROWAVE YOUR FACE MASK TO SANITIZE IT!!!!! What should you do? Popsugar.com had the answer here. 


For more information on New York State on PAUSE, including essential business guidelines, visit: coronavirus.health.ny.gov.


His Tabernacle Family Church will be doing these Drive-Through Food Giveaways twice a week, every week, as long as there is a need. Wednesdays from 5:30-7:00pm (parking lot opens at 4:30pm) and Saturdays from 9:30-11am (parking lot opens at 8:30am).  Details and where to register (it's required) can be found here:



Distraction And Fun:


West End Gallery 12 West Market Street, Corning - 

New “Spotlight Exhibit” features new artwork by four artists working in a variety of mediums: clay, watercolor, mixed media, and oils.

The show must go on...ONLINE!
JUNE 5 - JULY 9, 2020 - The exhibit may be seen online at www.westendgallery.net or you may call to schedule a private appointment at the gallery on Opening Day! 

(Assuming NYS Re-Opening Plan is on track for the Southern Tier)

For more information 607.936.2011 or email info@westendgallery.net.


Corning's Glassfest went virtual this year on Memorial Day Weekend! Catch up with some videos on their Facebook page.


The Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes - Connect to their Facebook page for details on virtual performances.


The Corning Museum of Glass is keeping up efforts to keep you entertained during stay-at-home orders. CMoG is launching live discussions focused on glass making. In case you miss an episode, they will be recorded and posted to the museum's YouTube channel. For more details on the live discussions, head to the museum's event page.


Support Local Businesses - Buy some merch from Kabric's.



FLX Gives Live - If you missed this, click to watch on YouTube.



More than 20 film festivals around the world have joined together to stream movies free on YouTube after the coronavirus pandemic shuttered movie theaters and forced the cancellation of annual showcases in Cannes and New York.

The 10-day “We Are One: A Global Film Festival” will feature content curated by the Berlin, Cannes, Venice, Sundance, Toronto and Tribeca film festivals, among others, starting on May 29


100 Things to Do while Trapped Inside


Buy Now, Shop Later in The Gaffer District


Time for a virtual field trip.


Josh Gad reading children's book


The Arts Council has a great resource list, and closings list with lots of information. 


With the Libraries closed, here are some things you can still do with the CCLD.


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