November 24, 2004

Eagle Scout project at DVMH; Victorian Winter Festival coming

This morning's Ithaca Journal is pretty well packed with news about and surrounding Dryden.

Cathy Wakeman's Town Talk column looks at Eagle Scout Christopher Ackley's project, rebuilding the east entrance on the Dryden Veterans Memorial Home.

Wakeman also offers a preview of next Friday's Victorian Winter Festival, which will be held in the Village of Dryden from 3:00pm onward on December 3rd. Businesses will be having open houses at 3:00pm. Christmas carolers will start at 5:00pm, the Dryden Brass Band will play at 6:30pm, followed by Santa and a tree lighting, and Neptune Hose Company will have a community reception at 7:30pm. The next day, Southworth Library will have a Victorian concert at 7:00pm. It sounds like quite a set of events.

The Dryden Briefs list continued openings on the Town of Dryden's Conservation Board, Youth Commission, and Zoning Board of Appeals.

There's an article about the water tank being built in the Town of Ithaca on Hungerford Road above Ellis Hollow Road. It's outside the Town of Dryden, but an important component of Dryden's water systems as well. Town Supervisor Steve Trumbull suggests:

"Maybe we can use some of the water in the future if a water district was formed in Ellis Hollow. I know the wells are causing trouble there."

Continuing from yesterday's story about the uncertain conclusions to gasoline spills, the Journal has a list of spills in the county today. Dryden spills include the previously mentioned Varna Auto Service one, as well as one at the Plantation Inn on Dryden Road, one at GTE (6 Freeville Road), two at the current Mobil station (51 North Street), Cornell University Turkey Farm (Turkey Hill Road), and one with no name given in the 1300 block of Dryden Road. On the edges of town, the Lab of Ornithology on Sapsucker Woods Road and a Cornell field on Hungerford Hill Road also reported spills.

Cornell research fields in Freeville were among those contributing fifty tons of fresh produce to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier this year, giving them free food with very little transportation cost.

In county news, there's an article about the future of the airport, which suggests "It's not your typical rural has-been airport."

The Journal's editorial looks at highway safety issues in the county, suggesting that drivers "Allocate a reasonable time for travel and don't abandon common sense in order to save a minute or two. It could spell the difference between arriving a few minutes late or not arriving at all." A guest column by Kathryn Totman of McLean urges readers to be foster families for the SPCA, taking in dogs for periods ranging from a day to a few weeks.

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