April 9, 2005

HANDS becomes a trust

This morning's Ithaca Journal reports on the Dryden Central School District's making Help a Needy Dryden Student (HANDS) into a tax-exempt charitable organization. Jennie Daley reports on how "the small fund has been used for almost 20 years to buy items such as shoes, review books or eyeglasses in cases where families were unable to provide them." The fund is shifting from an informal collection of leftover and donated funds to an expanded program, which received $1,000 from the February Dryden Sertoma pancake breakfast.

In the Ithaca schools, the board allocated $220,000 to help with the costs of implementing elementary school redistricting. They didn't take action on middle school redistricting. Open-enrollment forms are available and will be accepted through May 30th.

The SPCA will be having a birthday party for Cali the Cat tomorrow from noon to 5:30pm at their Hanshaw Road building (map). The SPCA is trying to collect $3,500 in donations to cover the shipping cost for a year's worth of donated dog and cat food.

In Darts & Laurels, Gil Levine sends a laurel to Dryden Highway Superintendent Jack Bush and County Legislator Martha Robertson for their help in getting a street light installed at the corner of Brooktondale Road and Route 79.

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