December 10, 2007

Tree lighting, service awards

This week's Dryden Courier has a picture of Beyond Measure on the front fold, singing at the Dryden Community Cafe during the celebrations around the Christmas tree lighting. Inside the paper, there's a photo of Santa's arrival by fire truck, and another of Santa at the Cafe.

Reporter Matt Cooper also visits the Kiwanis Club as they honored four high school students for their community service. Sebastian Bouchard, Nicole Button, William Edgecomb, and Curtis Greene received honors named after former Dryden teacher and Kiwanis founder Fred Ballard.

The opinion page includes an editorial about protecting watersheds and a list of people honored by the Dryden Youth Opportunity Fund's Honor Tree. The next page continues that list, and then lists Dryden High Honors and Honors students.

In sports, there's mention of the Dryden girls basketball team defeating Marathon, 39-26, with Bridget Bugliari scoring 17 of Dryden's points. Nick Lange, Dylan Luce, Pat Streeter, Trevor Totman, and T.J. Weaver earned places on the Finger Lakes Newspapers 2007 All-Star Boys Soccer Team.

There's also an article on the DYOF Honor Tree, explaining that the lights on the tree are sponsored to help pay for the operational costs of the Fund. The tree, in the Village of Dryden's Time Square, can still accept more lights, and they can be purchased at Dryden Wines, First National Bank of Dryden, Bailey Insurance Agency, 1st National Bank of Dryden, Tompkins Trust Company, and McDonald's.

Matt Cooper's Inside Dryden column lists holiday music, including the Dryden High School/Middle School instrumental and Dryden Voices concert at 7:00pm on Wednesday the 12th, with the high school jazz band and Beyond Measure on the 13th at 7:00pm. On the 18th, the Dryden High School Advanced Band and fourth and fifth grade choruses will perform.

He also notes the Dryden Kiwanis Christmas Tree Sale across from the A-1 Restaurant, and tells a stirring tale of Death Star tree-toppers. Harry Weldon writes about waiting for the mail, and the challenges of mail service in the early days of Upstate New York.

There's also an extended preview of the Holly Tour, which happened on Saturday.

Posted by simon at December 10, 2007 8:22 AM in ,
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