February 6, 2005

Helping students, a cappella recognition

This week it looks like I'll manage to cover the Dryden Courier while it's still available, unlike my way-late reporting of the previous two weeks. There's lots in it this week.

The lead article look at the Help A Needy Dryden Student (HANDS) program, which began informally as the work of math teacher Howard Clafin, "has quietly diverted unused portions of the school's activities funding to families in dire situations," primarily emergency medical care. HANDS will now become a not-for-profit organization doing the same work, and is looking for sponsors. Yesterday's Sertoma pancake breakfast benefited the organization.

Beyond Measure, the a cappella group at Dryden High School, makes the front page with the inclusion of their recording of "fever" on a Best of High School A Cappella CD. There's also a picture of the group inside.

There's also an article on the fundraiser that the Dryden-Caroline Drifters snowmobile club will be having for the Ithaca Breast Cancer Alliance on February 26th, starting at noon at the Dryden VFW. For $15, it will be a "girls-only day on the trails," followed by a chicken and biscuit dinner.

There are also some notices in the Courier:

  • The South Central New York Dairy and Field Crop Team will be having a workshop on "Bringing Certifiable Land into Organic Crop Production" next Saturday, February 12th, at the Dryden Fire Hall (map) from 10:00am to 3:00pm. The announcement says that "Due to the rapid increase in the production of organic milk, there has been a corresponding increase in demand for organic feed-grain crops...[this workshop will] help farmers that have some land that meets certification standards to be a part of this rapidly expanding market." The workshop costs $10 and includes lunch. There will be another (different) workshop on organic crops on March 1st.

  • The Dryden Youth Opportunity Fund is accepting a round of grant applications through March 31st for "innovative and creative programs that go beyond the basic educational requirements of public education." Applicants must be sponsored by non-profit or tax-exempt groups.

  • The Dryden Soccer Club will be having its 9th Annual Indoor Tournament on March 5th at Dryden High School.

The sports section covers the Dryden boys basketball team, with a team photo, article about a win over Trumansburg, and an action shot of Josh Erickson trying for a rebound against Elmira Notre Dame.

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