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The Jewish Food Festival at Congregation Kol Ami in Elmira is a culmination of months of preparation and lifetimes of cooking traditions.
Dinorah Peters of Lowman, NY came to the Southern Tier from Tamaulipas, Mexico in the 1980s.
For nearly the last 20 years, Burke has performed as a solo delta blues guitarist throughout the region. Hear in his own words about his upbringing in Elmira’s Black community and his journey to become the deeply emotive player he is known as.
From 1932 to 2011, Green Pastures was the place to hear live jazz and blues music in the Southern Tier of New York while enjoying some of the finest fried chicken, potato salad and collard greens in the region.
Ira Heyward was a saxophonist and drummer that spent most of his life in Elmira. A husband and parent, he also worked for Corning Inc. for over 40 years.
John W. Jones Museum president, Talima Aaron describes how the home of John W. Jones, a local station master on the Underground Railroad, was saved from bulldozers by local activist Lucy Brown in the 1990s.