Of course the gift shop offers plenty of glass

The folks at the Corning Museum of Glass have wisely located the gift shop. You can walk in and peruse the aisle upon aisle of items when you enter the doors or just before you leave. We chose the latter, but I did get a sneak preview by squeezing off a photo from an overhanging…

We’ve been appreciating glass for many, many years

May I tip my hat to that special person who came upon the process to make glass. At the big museum in Corning, they honor that start and then chart its history. If you pick the right route and lean toward this sort of learning, you can read and see pieces from many centuries. Me,…

Now that’s a lot of glass at the Corning Museum

To celebrate our anniversary recently, my dear wife Karen asked if I would like to take the day off from work for a day trip to the Corning Museum of Glass. Yes, beloved. She set up our arrival for 11 a.m. Their virus procedures call for advance reservations with visit start times. We left our…

How do you top off a five-beer afternoon?

Well satisfied from our five craft beers served in the Brewery Ommegang sampling, my dear wife Karen and I got to peruse the goods in the souvenir store for just a few moments before the red lights started flashing to signal that our table for a late lunch in the adjoining cafe was ready. There’s…

A sample of Ommegang goes down well

Brewery Ommegang is expanding. Popular this Cooperstown craft beer brand is. I’d been to the rolling hill a few miles outside the village while I worked covering the music scene for the big daily. Cool promoter Dan Small puts on a warm weather series using the natural amphitheater behind the brewing operation and cafe. But…