The Johnny Carson Birthplace is secure once again. They completed the foundation work last week. If you haven’t had a chance to tour it yet, you should make plans to do so soon. The Society is working on developing the plan for renovation, so come back often to see what they’ve accomplished. With summer approaching it’s a great time to visit. So many things to do and see in Adams County.
Archive for April, 2008
I spent a little time Saturday at the Corning Winery. It’s so much fun seeing everything develop out there. It’s quite the set-up. Lots and lots of work. Everytime I visit Ron is busy with one of the details of being a vintner. If you haven’t noticed the wine barrell along Highway 34, you need to open your eyes. There’s a great story about that also. Ron tells me he’s planning on the Winery opening in June, so stay tuned for details. I’m ready for a taste! (and a purchase!)
Prom was another success. Even the weather cooperated. The ladies were “visions of taste and grace” and the gentlmen struck many a handsome pose. The crowd was in high spirits, even when the school bus blocked the crowd’s view of several prom-goers. You could hear a chant start up “Move that bus!” amid gentle laughter and frustration. All in all a great night to support our young people. (I, along with most of the crowd, was on the other side of the bus. A friend shipped me this picture.)
Headed to Des Moines Friday night with nine other Main Street Corning fans to attend the annual Iowa Main Street Awards. While only one of MSC entries received an award, we were proud of the accomplishments listed for Corning. In the 17 years (just starting 18) we have seen over $4.3 million invested in our downtown. We’ve also logged over 68,000 volunteer hours. Way to go Corning! We’re already seeing a new business start, renovation continuing at the Corning Opera House, the beginning of MyEntreNet, and list goes on. Let’s make this another banner year for Corning and Adams County! Keep up the great work!
What a great conference the Corning Center for the Fine Arts had this past weekend. Over 20 artists from as far away as Chicago and as close as next door took part. Springboard for the Arts specialist Chris Osgood let participants through 4 workshops - Marketing for Artists; Recordkeeping and Financial Management; Simple Business Plans, and Funding Your Work. Artists also learned more about the artist-in-residency program at CCFA, toured the gallery and studio space, and shared their artwork with each other. It was great to feel the creative energy generating throughout the weekend. Way to go CCFA.
Looking forward to the opening of a new, cool restaurant - The Electric Burrito. You guessed it - Mexican food at its finest. The owner is also a aficianodo of the micro-brew, so you’ll have to stop by and check out his selections as well as the variety of Mexican food specialties. I have to admit that I’m ready to try out the Electric Margarita I’ve been hearing about. You can catch up on their progress by checking out J’s blog at http://electricburrito.wordpress.com/.
“We are here . . . . We are here . . . We are here”. With the current popularity of Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who, I’m sure everyone can picture the small community working together in a creative fashion to let the rest of the world know they are alive, well and ready to share their adventures. In the same manner