vw polo 2011 Fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger promotes new book in Corning

polo beach maui Fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger promotes new book in Corning

Fashion designer and Elmira native Tommy Hilfiger signs a copy of his new book, “American Dreamer: My Life in Fashion Business,” for a fan at the Hilfiger store in Corning.(Photo: PROVIDED PHOTO)The book will tell you that Hilfiger grewup one of nine children in a working class family in Elmira, that he suffered from dyslexia and flunked his sophomore year of high school.

It’s also a story of perseverence. At 18, Hilfigeropened his own clothing store and proved to have an uncanny instinct for style. Today, he’s one of the most successful fashion designers around.

Hilfiger was in the area recently to sign copies of his book at the Hilfiger Store in Corning, and fans flocked to the outlet for the opportunity.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Food Bank of the Southern Tier.

BOCES student wins Serling awardFor the third straight year, a student from the Audio Media program at the Greater Southern Tier BOCES Bush Campus in Horseheads has been named a top winner in the annual Rod Serling Film Festival.

GST BOCES student Shyann Stroud and instructor Allen Orshal show off Stroud award from the Rod Serling Film Festival in Binghamton. (Photo: PROVIDED PHOTO)

Shyann Stroud from Twin Tiers Christian Academy earned the best documentary award for her entry, “Choices.”

Stroud graduated from high school this year and created her entry during her senior year in the Audio Media program.

The festival, named in honor of “Twilight Zone” creator Rod Serling, who grew up in Binghamton, was held Oct. 8 at the Art Mission Theater in Binghamton.

Entries for the Rod Serling Film Festival are produced and submitted by students in kindergarten through 12th grade from across New York state.

The festival is organized by WSKG Public Media in partnership with the Binghamton City School District’s Rod Serling School of Fine Arts, Broome County Forum Theatre, New York State Media Arts Teachers Association and the Serling family.

Sheriff deputies graduate academyChemung County Sheriff Christopher Moss announced recently that four of the newest members of the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office graduated from the Broome County Law Enforcement Academy.

Four new additions to the Chemung County Sheriff Office recently graduated from the Broome County Law Enforcement Academy. From left are Undersheriff William A. Schrom, deputies Ryan M. Murphy, Thomas S. Holden, Zachary T. Hugg and James F. Goodwin, and Capt. Douglas W. Hooper. (Photo: CHEMUNG COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE PHOTO)

The newly minted deputies are Ryan M. Murphy, Thomas S. Holden, Zachary T. Hugg and James F. Goodwin.

The cadets attended the seven month academy and were trained in penal law, criminal procedure law, defensive tactics, emergency vehicle operations, communications skills, firearms, and several other topics mandated by the state Division of Criminal Justice Services.

The four deputies will be assigned to the road patrol division of the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office.
vw polo 2011 Fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger promotes new book in Corning