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Saturday | October 22 | 2011

Saturday | October 22 | 2011





Bill Pope-State Farm Insurance Owner: Bill Pope 291 S. Hamilton Street Painted Post NY Phone: 607-684-6018 Fax: 607-684-6021 First Year in Business

INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES *** Give your grandchildren the gift of Life. When you are trying to choose just the right gift for your grandchildren, you can have a tough time sifting through the newest trends and fads. Last week it was this pop star, next week it may be a new cartoon character. On top of that, you don’t want to get something that won’t last 10 minutes out of the package. One gift that will last for many years is a life insurance policy. There are many reasons why it can be an excellent gift for your grandchild. Affordability – The younger the child’s age, the lower the premiums. Protection – Illness or injury may affect a child’s ability to purchase life insurance coverage later in life. Coverage purchased now will continue to provide protection, even if a child’s health changes, provided premiums are paid as required by the policy. Financial Security – Life insurance can be the foundation for a strong financial plan. The child may be able to borrow against the accumulated cash value (with interest charged) to pay for future expenses. While loans decrease death benefits and cash surrender values, the proceeds can be used for important expenses such as a college education or the purchase of a home Giving a gift of life insurance to your grandchild can be one of the most significant things you do during your lifetime. He or she may not understand at the time how important the gift is, but should grow to appreciate it in the future. Take the

Saturday | October 22 | 2011 guesswork out of your gift shopping. Life insurance is a gift that will last a lifetime. A Life time Corning resident, future member of Corning Lions, current member Marconi Lodge and a Brand new grandfather, Bill Pope opened his office in April of 2011 and looks forward to providing Insurance and Financial Services to the Painted Post - Corning area.


Bong’s Jewelers Owner: Jeff Bong 31 East Market Street, Corning, NY Phone: 607-936-3032 119 Years in Business

FULL SERVICE JEWELER *** One of New York’s only 4th generation jewelry stores, Bongs has been a corning landmark for 117 years. Prior to opening Bongs, John E. Bong emigrated from France where he was a watchmaker and jeweler. Shortly after arriving in the US, John became landscaper at “Sagamore Hill”, The Long Island summer residence of Teddy Roosevelt. In 1892, John left Long Island to join his brother and opened the jewelry store in the same location it is today. In the early 1920’s, John was joined by his son William L. Bong Sr. who was a trained watchmaker and jeweler, schooled in Philadelphia. Bill Sir’s son William Jr. was born in corning in 1913 and graduated from C F A. in 1932. Bill Jr., received a BS degree from Colgate University and an MBA from Harvard University graduating in 1938. Prior to joining his father at Bongs, Bill Jr. worked for the accounting firm of Arthur Anderson in NYC where he was head auditor for the NY Worlds Fair. After some time in NYC, Bill Jr. longed for a more simple life and, returned to Corning to join his father at Bongs in 1947. Bringing with him a daughter and son Jeffrey, who would eventually become the 4 Th generation. Prior to Joining Bongs, Jeffrey Graduated from Boston University with a degree

Saturday | October 22 | 2011 in Business Administration. After graduating from BU, Jeffrey began graduate studies in Urban Planning at BU. While in Boston, Jeff worked as a Real Estate Appraiser with A. L. Beal and Son, a prestigious Boston RE appraisal and development firm. While at Beal, Jeffrey worked extensively in Boston’s waterfront redevelopment which was phase one of the Historic Faneuil Hall restoration project. In 1975, Jeffrey left Boston to join his father on Market Street at the forth generation of Bongs. Since its inception, Bongs has focused on quality and dedicated customer service. Many economic cycles have come and gone and have challenged our ability to survive. A renewed focus on individual jewelry designers and more unique styles have earned us a reputation for being conservative with a “twist”. WE offer traditional as well as “Cutting edge” jewelry by some of America's premier design houses. Our 117 year history has allowed us to partner with names like Jabel, A, Jaffe, A. Link , Leslies Kaspar and Esh and Galin Abaci just to name a few. With approximately 85 % of all jewelry sold in the US being produced overseas, we pride ourselves in focusing on finely crafted jewelry made in the USA, In addition to quality jewelry, Bong’s provides jewelry repair, custom designs and full appraisal services for insurance and estates. As a quality, full service jewelry store, we

LOCAL BUSINESS GUIDE are proud to continue the tradition of excellence started over 100 years ago.


Bottles & Corks Owner: Rick & Mary Beth Maxa 130 W. Market St., Corning Phone: 607-936-2222 Fax: 607-937-5798 *** With combined service of over 45 years, Bottles & Corks specializes in award-winning Finger Lakes Wines as well as many high-rated wines from around the world. They offer a Taster’s Guild Wine Club where their members receive “never seen/never tasted” wines on a monthly basis and also enjoy 15% off any of their wine purchases. Weekly wine tastings on Thursdays sampling new wines from 5-7pm, Fridays from 4-7pm feature Finger Lakes wineries and Saturdays from 2-5pm they sample wines from different parts of the globe. You can often find Bottles & Corks offering seminars in wine education, single malt scotch, bourbons, sake’ and many more. Mary Beth and Rick Maxa who are the owners of Bottles & Corks, are proud of the commitment to their community. Over the past ten years, Bottles & Corks has contributed over $100,000 to local charitable organizations. Built around customer satisfaction, Bottles & Corks is celebrating it’s 10th year in business ~ keep your eyes open for an anniversary wine tasting & sale in November. You’ll have the opportunity to “try before you buy”. A great opportunity to stock up for your upcoming gatherings! Sign up for their weekly e-mails and learn more about what’s happening at Bottles & Corks, or log on to their website at With on-going training that they receive, their staff will make sure you have the best experience on your next visit!




Saturday | October 22 | 2011



Camping World of Bath

171 Cedar Arts Center is the community’s leading multi-arts center dedicated to providing extraordinary instruction, performances and exhibitions to all generations and skill levels of art enthusiasts. Our curriculum is designed to engage all skill levels, ages and interests, ranging from introductory classes to graduated instruction that supports mastery within or across disciplines. Our experienced faculty are practicing artists who combine fresh & dynamic approaches with small class sizes for individual enrichment. Our neighborhood campus serves the community with modern, safe buildings that offer flexible instruction and exhibition spaces and an intimate performance venue. Our commitment to “creating community” encourages life-long learning in a warm, collaborative environment where are all welcome.

500 W. Morris Street Bath, NY 14810 Phone: 1-888-595-5074 45 Years in Business

RV SALES *** Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheels, Motorhomes, All your RV needs! America's # 1 Dealer in Towable and Motorized RV Sales. Off-site show October 19th thru October 24th Consumer Square, Horseheads NY. (Former Walmart Parking Lot 830 County Route 64 Horseheads) Everything Must Go!! 150 Hershey Show Trades, Close Outs, Bank Repos Savings up to 40%.




42 West Market Sreet, suite 101 Corning, NY Phone: 607-962-7807 Fax: 607-962-7807 Email:

Chemung Valley Montessori School



Specializing in Antique Steuben Glass made at the Steuben Glass Works in the Carder Era from 1903 to 1933. We carry a variety of glass types including Blue and Gold Aurene, Verre de Soie, colored Crystal, Cluthra, and Jade. We also identify and appraise for reasonable fees. We carry modern Steuben and other glassware made during Carder’s Steuben Glass Era. Our shop hours are 10:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Saturday and by appointment.


171 Cedar Arts Center 171 Cedar Street, Corning, NY Phone: 607-936-4647 Fax: 607-936-2081 43 Years in Business

23 Winters Road, Big Flats Phone: 607-562-8754 37 Years in Business

The CVMS Difference: Focused Learning. Independent Thinking? At Chemung Valley Montessori School, we cultivate children’s natural curiosity and develop thoughtful, independent, enthusiastic students. We offer a seamless continuum of learning from age two through eighth grade, building on core principles from year to year. Using the proven Montessori educational philosophy, methods and materials, our teachers tailor the learning process for each student. They set individual learning goals and track progress to promote growth. In our small, multi-age classrooms, students develop essential skills and creativity as they learn to think through concepts and solve

Saturday | October 22 | 2011 problems. In addition to our rich curriculum and educational methods, we foster a culture of kindness, respect, and concern for the world around us. Here at CVMS, students learn to collaborate and assume responsibility as they develop confidence and compassion. The result: our graduates have an outstanding track record of academic, professional, and personal success. Kaleidoscope - Before and After School Program We offer a very high quality program before and after school for our students in preprimary through middle school level. Kaleidoscope provides a variety of supervised creative and social activities. Older students may use this time to work on their assignments. CVMS Quick Facts: Founded in 1974. One of more than 4000 Montessori schools in the U.S. and some 7000 internationally. Age 2 – Grade 8. Small classes, low student : teacher ratios Total student population: 150 - 170. School community with involved parents. Private, nonprofit.


The Corning Building Company, & The Bath Building Company CBC Plaza, Park Avenue, Corning Phone: 607-936-9921 1-800-270-1759 Bath Plaza, Washington Blvd., Bath Phone: 607-776-1333 or Over 163 Years in Business

*** The Corning Building Company... “Your Complete Home and Idea Center,” a slogan that truly represents everything this store is about. Our showroom features the area’s most complete selection of major appliances at the best price, offering removal and setup. Perhaps it’s a new

LOCAL BUSINESS GUIDE kitchen that you have in mind? Our Kitchen & Bath Design Center and its designers are ready to work with you to create the look and functionality you need, at the budget you want. Cabinetry for kitchens, bathrooms, dens, offices...the choices are endless. Our Paint Department stocks Do It Best, Pratt & Lambert, and Valspar Paint lines. Consumers and contractors alike can find whatever it is they need for the paint project. Our main focus has always been our valued customers. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is always happy to assist you. We have the largest selection and depth of lumber and building inventory in the area to help Do It yourselfers, Contractors, and C o m m e rcial Accounts. Building Materials, Millwork, Tools, Plumbing, Electrical, Paint, Appliances, Kitchens & Bath, Lawn & Garden, Outdoor Living, Housewares... the list goes on. Stop in today! The Bath Building Company... When you stop at The Bath Building Company, you’re actually shopping at a store that is a part of something bigger. Just like its parent company, The Corning Building Company, The Bath Building Company is part of a team of over 4,350 independently owned Do It Best stores that span from coast to coast. What does this mean to you? Convenience, quality, selection, and competitive prices. Our store carries hundreds of brandname products, as well as a complete line of the Do It Best private brand products that are 100% guaranteed. Stop by and take a look at our wide selection…if you don’t find what you need, we will be happy to special order it for you. With weekly deliveries, your items can be ready for pick up within days. Just like The Corning Building Company, we offer major appliances, seasonal items, and a lumber yard stocked with everything from 2x4’s to millwork. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is always ready, willing and able to assist you. The Corning Building Company & The Bath Building Company, “NOBODY DOES IT BETTER!”



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Deming's Service Center

Green Insurance Agency

Owner: Bill Deming 9615 Morgan Creek Rd, Lindley NY Phone: 607-523-8262 15 Years in Business

Principal Agent Chris Green 286 W. Pulteney St., Corning Phone: 607-962-6831 Fax: 607-962-3219


Tires, mechanic work, motor exchange, transmission exchange, oil change, car maintenance, custom exhaust systems. Service Center we do it all.

Nationwide was founded in 1926


AUTO, HOME, COMMERCIAL, LIFE INSURANCE *** Why we should be... your AGENCY OF CHOICE: Reputation, longevity and integrity. Nationwide has an AM Best rating = A+ and is a Fortune 100 Company. Principal agent, Chris Green, has over 25 years of insurance experience. The wellrounded and experienced staff give superior customer service. Accessibility, responsiveness and flexibility is why the Green Insurance Agency is right for you. The convenient location at 286 West Pulteney Street in Corning serves

areas in and around Steuben and Chemung Counties. Office hours are Monday - Friday from 9am - 5pm or by appointment. Nationwide also offers 24/7 claims-report service and On-Your-Side Blue Ribbon claims guarantee. Manage your insurance anytime - anywhere by logging on to w w w. m y n a t i o n w i d e . c o m . Convenient pay plans are available including monthly EFT with no service charge. At the Green Insurance Agency you will receive professional and personalized service: policy reviews, answers to policy questions, claims assistance, and quick efficient service for ID cards. Nationwide offers auto, home, commercial and life insurance. The goal is to prevent you from being insurance-poor, by providing the lowest possible premium that company pricing allows while providing insurance coverage that will fit your needs at the time of a claim. Discounts include multi-car, homecar, financial-auto, financial-home,

Saturday | October 22 | 2011 defensive driving, safety features, and many more. Call the office today at 962-6831 or Visit online at www.facebook. com/GreenInsuranceAgency


House of Flowers Owner: Julie Shadeck 44 E. Market St., Corning NY Phone: 607-962-1449 42 Years in Business

FLOWERS FOR ALL AND ANY OCCASION PLUS MORE *** The House of Flowers has serviced the community for 42 years with arrangements for Weddings, funerals, ballon banquets, gift baskets and corporate functions. They also do specialty work, custom design, contemporary design and seasonal , not sure what you are looking for they will help you. Free consultations and delivery service available.

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Imagine That! Children’s Shop Owner: Ginny Coon 86 W. Market St, Corning NY 14830 Phone: 607-937-4242 Find us on Face Book 21 Years in Business

RETAIL TOY, BABY CLOTHING, SHOES AND DANCEWEAR *** Located in the heart of Corning’s Gaffer District, Imagine That! is a specialty toy store committed to providing fun toys that challenge, stimulate and encourage children to

LOCAL BUSINESS GUIDE express their creativity. We cater to children but have fabulous games and fun for EVERY age! We are dedicated to bring to our community, a great selection of dancewear including leotards, dance shoes and tights for toddlers through adults. This season’s collection of winter baby clothing from size 0 to 24 months is a true delight! Our great selection of shoes from the best companies in the business, promote healthy foot development for babies and toddlers. We welcome everyone to come explore all the adventure at Imagine That! and discover why shopping local adds to the fabric of our wonderful community. We will be celebrating the 2nd annual “National Neighborhood Toy Store Day” on November 12th, unveiling the “Best Toys for Kids” Award winners! Join us!




Saturday | October 22 | 2011

Saturday | October 22 | 2011





The Interstate All Battery Center® of the Southern Tier 3312 State Route 352 Corning, NY 14830 Phone: 607-562-3555 EVERY BATTERY, FOR EVERY NEED! *** The Interstate All Battery Center® of the Southern Tier is your one-stop shop for all of your battery needs! Not only can you find the #1 automotive replacement battery in the country there, but with over 17,000 portable power solutions available you can find batteries for almost everything! “The American household has on average 21 electronic devices that are battery operated,” says Patty Knowles, who owns the franchise with her husband John. “The future is wireless, and that means portable

Saturday | October 22 | 2011 power.” Interstate All Battery Center® is the fastest-growing division of Interstate Batteries® - a company known for providing exemplary customer service and the best battery products available. In addition to offering the extensive line of automobile, lawn & garden, power sports, heavy equipment, and agricultural batteries, they also offer “Every Battery for Every Need”®. Whether you need a battery for your cell phone or laptop, cordless phone or smoke detector, game controller or flashlight, Interstate All Battery Center® has you covered! Looking for an alternative to replacing costly battery packs for your cordless tools? Interstate All Battery Center® can rebuild your battery pack using cells that meet or exceed OEM specifications for much less than the cost of buying new! Interstate All Battery Center® also specializes in meeting the battery needs of businesses throughout the Southern Tier of New York. Every industry has a need for portable

Saturday | October 22 | 2011 power and Interstate All Battery Center® has the solutions! Interstate All Battery Center® of the Southern Tier is located at 3312 State Route 352 just outside of Big Flats, NY. They are open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 7-5, Thursday 7-6, and Saturdays 8-noon. Stop in or call (607) 562-3555 and let the knowledgeable staff assist you with all of your battery needs!


Jazz Hair & Makeup Studio 52 E. Market St., Corning, NY Phone: 936-4836 15 Years in Business

*** Style, class, beauty… we have it all! A full line of services to cover all your beauty needs. Our stylists are trained in the latest cut and color techniques. Wedding parties are welcome on or offsite. Make your skin flawless for the day with our new airbrush makeup application & Shellac. Check out the latest craze… feather extensions! Come experience the skill, artistry and care that Jazz is known for. Walk-ins welcome. Free Consultations. Jyll Painter 0wner, Sherry Moison & Kifflyn Moore Stylist/Makeup Artist.


Kristi's Kakes, LLC Owner: Kristi Owlett 218 Weller Ave., Horseheads Phone: 607-795-5052 18 Years Experience

CUSTOM CAKES *** Kristi’s Kakes, owned by Kristi Ferrara, had a rather reluctant beginning. One fall night in 1994 her girlfriend called and asked her to ride along to a cake decorating class. She really didn’t have any interest in going, but with a little persuasion she was in the car. By the end of the third decorating class, Kristi’s instructor encouraged her to open

LOCAL BUSINESS GUIDE her own business because she had a rare talent for composition and color. Kristi’s Kakes was born 5 years later. After a few years of designing cakes for friends and family, she gained commercial experience at a local business. It didn’t take long for her to gather enough experience and confidence to make the decision in 1999 to branch out on her own and specialize in custom wedding cakes. Kristi’s Kakes’ specialty is white chocolate fondant and curl cakes. Over the past decade, as fondant has become more popular, they have learned new techniques and found new products to enhance the fondant cake line. The most popular additions to their repertoire include hand painted fondant, overlays and detailed crimping and piping. The elegant and distinctive white chocolate curl cake is the latest addition to their custom cake line. Kristi’s Kakes isn’t just a bakery, it’s a business that gives you personal attention, designs your wedding cake with your ideas, or creates a one-of-a kind centerpiece for your event. For more information please visit their website at or call for a personal design consultation at 607-795-5052.


Lamb & Webster, Inc. 5304 State Route 417, Woodhull, NY Phone: 607-458-5200 Fax: 607-458-5100 50 Years in Business




LOCAL BUSINESS GUIDE Lamb & Webster, Inc. has transformed the way they do business. . . from the showroom, outside new and used inventory, to our Ultimate Parts and Service Departments. We Value Our Customers, First! Lamb & Webster has added a new line of "Built My Way" T8000 Series of New Holland Agriculture tractors. Please stop by the store for more details on this new program. New Holland is strong, bold and dependable machinery. Lamb & Webster stands behind the equipment, the sale doesn't stop there, We service what we sell and more. We will come to the field or your home to service your machinery, also available delivery and pick-up. We understand down-time is not effective and can be costly, we try to minimize this without taking short cuts. To help, we have a Fall Service Promotion to help our customers be ready for Spring. We will inspect and service all your Hay and Forage Equipment now and save you money. 10% discount on $1000$2499 and a 15% discount on anything over $2500. We offer No Payments, No Interest for 90 Days, with use of your CNH Capitol Card. If you don't have one, Apply today! Hurry Spring will be here before you know it. This offer is good thru Jan 31, 2012. Call today to schedule your equipment service needs. Lamb & Webster is filled with community pride, we partner with local chapters of FFA and Steuben County 4-programs. Showing support for our young people in the making of our future farmers with donations of equipment along with attending and p u rchasing animals at local fairs. Lamb & Webster has also given school tours of the facility. They have partnered with Woodhull Raceway, in promoting the first Tractor Pull as well Miles Mountain in 2011. They also have a huge display of equipment and support the needs of the race track for NASCAR Weekend in Watkins Glen. Lamb & Webster is a proud sponsor for helping raise funds and awareness for The Carol S. Baldwin Research Fund, for Breast Cancer,

Saturday | October 22 | 2011 they have a "Pink" Rustler Utility vehicle currently in the showroom and also display it at local shows/events when displaying other equipment. Lamb & Webster have calls from all over requesting the Pink Rustler to be at their events. Make the time, take the drive and check out what is new at Lamb & Webster, Your Tractor Headquarters. Coffee is always on and real people still answer the phones - you'll be glad you did! "Why NOT Lamb & Webster"


Market Street Apothecary Owner: Karen Hogue 78 W. Market Street, Corning, NY Phone: 936-7023 6 Years in Business

INDEPENDENT PHARMACY *** Market Street Apothecary is an independent pharmacy located at 78 West Market Street in the heart of Corning’s Gaffer District. Locally owned and operated since September 2005, the Apothecary has built a reputation on fast, friendly service with a smile. Karen Hogue, pharmacist in the area since 1981, wanted to open a store in the area that stood out to people; a place where you become more than a customer, but also a friend. She and her staff pride themselves on their personal service, making each pharmacy transaction about more that just handing the prescription over to the customer. Those who enter can count on becoming a familiar face, treated with the utmost care. Open six days a week, the Apothecary also offers a 24-hour emergency service. They also offer a free delivery service to local homes and businesses Monday - Friday. Always welcoming new customers, they accept most prescription insurances, including Medicare Part D plans. Karen and her staff are a trusted resource for patients when it

Saturday | October 22 | 2011 comes to their prescription and overthe-counter medications. They work hard to keep a close relationship with area physicians to ensure the greatest patient care available. For pharmacy the way it should be, contact your friends at Market Street Apothecary, where you know who your pharmacist is. Our locally renowned Gift Shop featuring many Made in the USA gift items. We are Exclusive Dealers of Stephanie Dawn Handbags, Camille Beckman Hand Therapy, Corning Waxworks Candles, Blue Mountain greeting cards, Cancer Aw a r e n e s s including Choose Hope Gift Items, Danielson Designs and My Word!

LOCAL BUSINESS GUIDE Handcrafted Signs, Glass Ornaments featuring Corning's Little Joe Landmark, and much, much more. You won't be able to leave empty handed!


Market Street Chiropractic & Nutrition 29 E. Market Street, Corning, NY Phone: 607-936-4141 Fax: 607-936-4144 5 Year in Business PROVIDING SUPERIOR HEALTH AND BALANCE THROUGH CHIROPRACTIC AND NUTRITION

*** ' The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease' Thomas A. Edison (1847 - 1931) We aim to educate our patients

about Chiropractic, nutritional medicine and other natural solutions to common health problems in order to motivate you to take a more active and responsible role in restoring and maintaining your own health. As a chiropractor and practitioner of natural medicine, we understand that although our patients may be diagnosed with the same condition, they respond very differently to treatments. For this reason, we tailor a specific plan of action to meet your needs, goals & unique medical and physical condition. Finding a natural medicine practitioner who understands changing health care needs and the most current techniques and approaches to addressing health problems can be a daunting task. We hope that you will find this site helpful in learning more about our gentle chiropractic care and nutritional services as well as the ways that it can improve the quality of your life. Cutting-Edge Natural Healthcare

PAGE 15 For All Your Wellness Needs. Located on Historic Market Street in Corning. The Doctor: Dr. Scott J. Beres, B.A., B.S., D.C., C.N.S. holds degrees in both biochemisry and human biology, is a licensed chiropractic physician, a certified nutrition specialist (through the American College of Nutrition) and former certified strength and conditioning specialist (through the National Strength and Conditioning Association) who has personally trained high-level athletes. Dr. Beres is currently a member of: Institute for Functional Medicine, American College of Nutrition, American Chiropractic Association, International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, Corning Meals on Wheels (Board of Directors), Corning Chamber of Commerc e (Board of Directors), Featured as a provider of Natural Medicine and Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy in Suzanne Somers book Knockout in 2009, Featured as a health expert on

PAGE 16 WETM-TV News and WENY-Radio. Dr. Beres has previous practice experience in Chicago, Boston and Buffalo using an integrative, natural approach to improving your health. Office: We are proud to provide a state-of-the-art facility for the highest quality chiropractic care available. We are the only area office offering the latest computerized diagnostic technology. This helps us to more accurately and non-invasively diagnose your physical problems and design you a customized care plan. Additionally, we provide advise to all our patients on proper nutrition and use of targeted supplementation to allow for quicker healing. It is one of our top priorities to protect the well-being of our valued patients. We are confident that you will feel right at home in our office as we welcome all patients as if they were family. Hours: We are open for chiropractic appointments on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30am-

LOCAL BUSINESS GUIDE 6:00pm, and Saturday from 8am12pm. To ensure you are seen by the doctor in a timely manner, making an appointment in advance is highly encouraged. Walk-ins and call-ins are welcome for chiropractic care, availability permitting. We have appointments available for nutritional consultations only on Tuesday and Thursday from 9am1pm and Saturday from 12pm-2pm. These hours are by appointment only.


River’s Edge Farm Finger Lakes SPCA’s Co-location & Future Home Executive Director: Vicki S. Mosgrove

7315 State Route 54, Bath, NY Phone: 607-776-3039 *** Project Catnip (our subsidized

spay/neuter clinic for felines), Wellness Clinic for companion animals and Canine Training & fun classes have been in full swing at the River’s Edge Farm. It is wonderful to see that the community has embraced these programs – all of which are providing humane education and fundamental support to the human companion-animal bond. The profound value of works to help sustain this bond is well understood by front-line workers of animal shelters. However, the true significance of these services to individual animals and our community as a whole may not be as readily apparent to the general public. Helping to assure that the humancompanion animal bond stays strong is naturally integral to our mission of animal protection, but is also tightly interconnected to protecting and helping people as well. When ties between companion-animals and humans are broken, it hurts us both. For the animals, this is when they are at the greatest risk

Saturday | October 22 | 2011 of becoming uncared for and homeless which ultimately places their very lives in real jeopardy. Although our shelter doesn’t euthanize healthy animals, euthanasia of healthy, homeless cats and dogs remains the leading cause of death of these species in the U.S. Moreover, for us humans who have an attachment with a pet, the loss or potential loss of such a bond is naturally distressing and painful- because our human quality of life is so greatly enhanced by all the relationship offers (especially the unconditional love & companionship). The community as a whole is also affected by the strength of this special relationship. Preventive efforts to preserve this mutually beneficial bond can not only help improve our quality of life and reduce the number of animals that ultimately end up in shelters or animal control facilities, but they can also help to reduce animalrelated risks to public safety and public health, calls to animal control and all the related expenses to our

Saturday | October 22 | 2011 community. The connection between animal cruelty and other violent crimes emphasizes the additional significance of these programs to our area youth and families, and again, our community as a whole. In a recent newsletter, I detailed the need for a new shelter, expanded facilities and programs and why the Farm was chosen as our current colocation and future home. In this column, I would like to answer with a resounding “Yes”- to the question that moving the animals to the River’s Edge Farm (a new facility) is a top priority! While the house and grounds at the Farm immediately lent themselves for us to be able to set-up the aforementioned vital FLSPCA programs and our administrative offices, the facilities couldn’t immediately be used as safe and comfortable living space for our animals. While we all feel the urgency to provide our orphan animal friends with new and improved housing here at the River’s Edge Farm, committees are still actively working on


LOCAL BUSINESS GUIDE construction and project funding plans. This preparation is sharply focused on the specialized and complex nature of today’s animal shelters. Today’s buildings are specially designed and engineered to provide shelter animals awaiting adoption (especially those that need a little more time to find their forever home) a healthy and stimulating environment. They also offer the human visitors and staff a welcoming and pleasant place to visit and work and to all a facility that is energy and cost efficient to run and maintain. Emphasis is also being placed on how the whole process of moving the animals can be expedited, while not compromising quality of life improvements for sheltered animals and while assuring the new facility is built efficiently and will last for many years to come. Again, please stay tuned for continued reports of progress and how you can help, as we continue to work to get the animals into the new digs they need and deserve!

Sew Pieceful Quilt Shoppe says,

“Let’s Quilt!” “A bed without a quilt is like the sky without stars!” I remember the very first time I heard this and how easily I could relate to the message. Think about it, how comforting the sky is with stars and .... The process of quilt making is SEW rewarding, SEW satisfying, SEW fulfilling, SEW calming, SEW soothing to your soul and it brings with it such a sense of accomplishment, pride and harmony, not to mention the friends you’ll make along the journey or the beautiful finished quilt you’ll create with such love and happiness. It seems to speak a language all it’s own, yet completely understood by SEW many! The real truth regarding quilting is... no matter what the size, a quilt is merely a sandwich of fabric, consisting of a top, a back and some batting in between! How YOU create YOUR sandwich is up to you, the choices are endless, there’s no right or wrong, it’s YOU! - unique and priceless. The first step in making a quilt is deciding on a pattern, then choosing the fabrics, this is my favorite! I first decide who my quilt is going to comfort, what did I want to share with my quilt, where’s my quilt going to live. It’s funny, sometimes I have no idea, I just love the fabrics and HAVE to make something beautiful with them, they actually often talk to me, then life gives me the opportunity to know where it needs to go and to

whom it belongs! It’s a perfect process and often completely out of my hands - life truly does happen. After the top is pieced, the batting is placed between the top and the back, the quilt is quilted, bound and labeled! If you have to be addicted to something, let it be quilting! It’s healthy, full of love and sharing, a wonderful self-esteem project, gratifying and enables us to comfort others! At Sew Pieceful we offer approximately 4,000 bolts of the finest 100% cottons available today, hundreds of quilting books and patterns, a plethora of tools, notions and gadgets, quilting classes for the experienced quilter and for beginners even if you’ve never picked up a sewing needle in your life! All at very competitive prices. A new friend awaits to walk with you through the mysteries of quilt making. together we’ll plan and create a quilt you’ll be very proud of. A quilt will outlast any gift you give! Provided by Mary Jo Powley



Three Rivers Development Corp. President: Jack Benjamin 114 Pine Street, Suite 201, Corning Phone: 962-4693 Fax: 936-9132 45 Years in Business

MAINTAINING & PROMOTING ECONOMIC VIABILITY IN THE CORNING COMMUNITY *** Our goals are to: 1.Create an environment for commercial & industrial investment. 2. Create and promote local & regional employment opportunities. 3. Create a diverse & stable economic base through business retention, expansion & development. 4. Acquire, construct or rehabilitate facilities to promote community prosperity. 5. Interface with & support the community & surrounding municipalities.


Tony R’s Restaurant Owner: Tony Ruggiero 2 - 6 East Market Street Corning, NY 14830 Phone: 607.937.9277 3 Years in Business

UPSCALE STEAK AND SEAFOOD RESTAURANT *** We are the first upscale steak and seafood restaurant in Corning New York's Gaffer District. We opened our doors on April 30th, 2008 and are serving the finest cuisine in the area. We will also be offering a tremendous selection of the finest wines which you will not want to miss! Our restaurant is located in a building that formerly served as a bank. Upon renovation we retained various aspects of the bank including a vault which we have converted to a "for reservations only" dining room that we think you will find most enjoyable! You will also be able to store

Saturday | October 22 | 2011 your own wine here in one of our "safety deposit boxes"! Tony’s Story: My name is Tony Ruggiero and I would like to welcome you to Tony R's Steak and Seafood. I came to this country from Libya, Africa as a legal immigrant in 1963 and I could not speak a word of English. I've been in this country for over forty years. I am happily married to Maurina and have two beautiful children, Erica and Joe. Joe is married to Terri and they have two great kids - Joey and Bella. Against everyone's advice, in 2004, I opened my first restaurant, Tanino Ristorante Italiano, which became an overnight success. I know what people like and how they wanted to be treated. I felt with that combination, how could I go wrong? The restaurant became my hobby and passion. I love seeing friends, old and new,

Saturday | October 22 | 2011 enjoying themselves. I strive for perfection and try to teach my staff that this is something that I insist upon. After four years of success with Tanino's, I decided to open Tony R's. Maurina and I wanted to create a local steakhouse with a city atmosphere. We wanted Tony R's to hold all the things we have enjoyed in restaurants across the country, while creating a place where everyone would feel comfortable and relaxed. We looked around and found the perfect spot for such a venture in Corning. It took nine months to tear apart and put back together the three buildings that hold this restaurant. A little about the building. The restaurant part of this building was built in the early 1900's as a bank. Renovating a bank made primarily of concrete and metal was no easy task. We left the original marble floor, and had it ground and polished to bring back its original shine. We also left the bank's vault as a feature of the restaurant. We removed the vault's safety deposit boxes and safes to

LOCAL BUSINESS GUIDE open up the vault for private dining. The floorboards from the foyer were made into the mantles on the downstairs fireplaces. We also replaced the center staircase, and the left front of the building. To create space for large parties, we opened and renovated the upstairs. The animal on the fireplace is a Cape Buffalo. I got it on a safari in Zimbabwe in 2006, along with the Elan and the Wildabeast. I wanted to bring them in so that everyone could admire the size of these animals. The Cape Buffalo, weighing in at over 2000 pounds fed a village for over a week. Now about the food. Even though we are a steak and seafood restaurant, my primary goal was to have a great steakhouse. Since I know people need choices, we added seafood and several of Tanino's best dishes. Remember, I know people love choices, so I wanted to have something for everyone. Not too bad for a legal immigrant.




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Local Business Guide, October 22, 2011