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Corning competes for ‘best small town’ title

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Corning has been nominated for the title of “Best Small Town Cultural Scene” by USA Today’s 10Best, thanks to its vibrant arts scene highlighted by the Corning Museum of Glass and the Rockwell Museum. The nomination also celebrates the Gaffer District’s rich artistic expression, making Corning a standout contender in this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards. Enthusiasts of Corning’s cultural offerings have the opportunity to vote it to the top spot among the initial 20 nominees.

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Voting opened on March 4, allowing supporters to cast their vote daily until the deadline on April 1. The competition aims to narrow down the nominees to the top 10, with the final rankings determined by public votes. The winners will be announced on April 12, providing a platform for towns like Corning to gain national recognition for their cultural contributions.

This isn’t the first time Corning has been acknowledged by USA Today’s 10Best; its Centerway Square has been recognized as one of the best public town squares in the U.S. for three consecutive years. As the voting continues, Corning currently holds fourth place, with local residents and supporters eager to see it climb to the number one position by the end of the voting period.