December 22, 2004

Victorian Christmas, Kitchen Cupboard

This morning's Ithaca Journal catches up to the Victorian Christmas event the Village of Dryden held December 3rd, exploring how it and the wreaths along West Main Street came about.

Cathy Wakeman celebrates a warm fire and a cup of tea on a cold day, and looks at the Kitchen Cupboard and caroling in the Village of Dryden. She also notes Christmas Eve celebrations at Etna Community Church and Freeville United Methodist Church, as well as a free turkey and ham dinner Christmas day at the Dryden Veterans Memorial Home. A new Montessori nursery school in Freeville will be having an open house in January as well.

The Journal has a picture of a Winter Solstice gathering at the Foundation of Light on Turkey Hill Road.

At the county level, the legislature voted 12-1 to approve the County Comprehensive Plan. Dryden legislators Mike Lane, Martha Robertson, and George Totman all voted for the plan. The Journal quotes Robertson as pleased with the plan:

"I am delighted with this plan," she said. "I expect to use it as a resource."

On the opinion page, Constance Currier of Freeville writes to express her concern about new voting machines:

"For 200 years thousands of men and women have fought to make the right to vote open to all citizens; citizens have the right to expect transparently honest elections Anything else will bring about the death of the democracy that has made our country the land of opportunity."

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