November 7, 2004

Things I haven't managed to cover

As happy as I am with the way this weblog has turned out over the last year, and as much as I've written, there's far more going on in Dryden than I can possibly cover. A brief list of things I'd like to see covered here someday would include:

  • Village of Dryden government and politics
  • Village of Freeville government and its party-free politics
  • Organizations like Dryden Veterans Memorial Home, Kiwanis, Sertoma, Grange, senior citizens groups, and the many others I'm sure I've forgotten to mention. I'm doing mostly all right with the Dryden Town Historical Society, but even there I've been too busy to cover everything.
  • Community Centers throughout the town. I think I cover Varna adequately, and I've covered Etna occasionally, but there's a lot more to do with those, Bethel Grove, and Ellis Hollow.
  • School activities. This is vastly complicated by the split in town between the Dryden Central School District and the Ithaca City School District, but I'm doing what I can to cover both.
  • Recreation. I've covered a few things, like the concert series over the summer, but it's only a small share.
  • Churches. I had a great time covering the Etna Community Church's 200th anniversary celebrations, but haven't been able to do much otherwise.
  • Agriculture. I've covered this to some extent through Planning Board meetings, but it's not a great way to get a broad perspective on farming in Dryden or to look close up at the many interesting things going on in the town's farms.
  • Tompkins-Cortland Community College. It's kind of a community-within-a-community, one I've barely covered.
  • Cornell's activity within the town. Cornell is a key foundation for Dryden's economic base, and owns a lot of land, but they're pretty quiet out here. I'd like to know more.

Don't get me wrong - I'm very happy with what I've managed to cover, and I've even enjoyed most of it. I figure this list of what's missing is worth posting for two groups of people. Some people see Living in Dryden and can't believe there's that much to write about a small place. They should know that there's a whole more that I don't have time to write. The second group sees Living in Dryden and knows that there's something they'd like to see covered that isn't there. I'd like those folks to know that I'm at least thinking of them, and that I'd love to do more if there were extra hours in the day.

If there's anything I've missed - entirely likely - let me know in the comments.

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