This morning's Ithaca Journal vists the Varna United Methodist Church for its candelight Christmas Eve service, talking with attendees and giving a sense of the community.
The print edition includes a review of 2005, noting the renovations to Dryden elementary schools as well as progress toward a new Dryden Town Hall and a Cortland Road Sewer District contract, but also noting the the change in plans to a much reduced extension of the Jim Schug Trail which now won't go far toward Freeville.
I've heard that an enormous Kinney Drugs will coming into the Village of Dryden across from Clark's. The Town of Ithaca seems set to add its own enormous (14,500 sq. ft.) drugstore, a Rite-Aid at Judd Falls Plaza, next year. I have to admit that I don't understand the appeal of these places at all. Fay's Drugs used to have sporting goods, which was interesting to look at while waiting for a prescription, but today's giant drug stores seem to fill the space with the same things available at grocery stores, only more expensive.Posted by simon at December 26, 2005 12:11 PM in Ithaca Journal , Varna