May 25, 2005

Dryden 4th grader wins art award

Devontae Sims, a fourth-grade boy at Dryden Intermediate School, "was awarded Best Design honors by the National Education Association of New York in the kindergarten through fourth-grade division of the first ever Great Public Schools Art Contest," for a poster of the "perfect school." Coming right after high school students' success, it seems that Dryden is doing very well in art.

Cathy Wakeman's Dryden Town Talk notes that Dairy Day is coming up, and that the Dryden Town Historical Society will be having a presentation on "20 Years of Dairy Day" on May 26th at 7:00pm in the Dryden Fire Hall (map). Wakeman offers a few of her own stories about Dairy Day in an article well worth a read.

Briefly in Dryden lists:

  • This year's Dairy Day will be June 11th. Registration for Dairy Day booths is still open.
  • The Varna Volunteer Fire Company will be having a barbecue and car wash at their station on Turkey Hill Road (map) on Saturday, May 28th from 11:00am to 3:00pm.
  • Dryden Senior Citizens will be meeting June 13th for lunch at the Dryden Fire Hall (map). Lunch is free to members and $6.50 to guests. Seating starts at 11:30am, and food at 12:15pm.

Dryden creeks and changes to the land may be pouring silt into Cayuga Lake, as erosion and flooding take their toll and the building-over of wetlands, especially at the mouths of the creeks, reduce the normal processes that kept silt out of the lake.

The Ithaca schools are seeing a spike in open enrollment requests after districting changes that included shifting Varna children to Caroline.

Cornell reports that 60% of people Cornell employees surveyed about possible park-and-rides, 5400 people, returned the survey. Park and rides could eventually have some mitigating effect on traffic through Varna. (I reported on plans for this back in December.) Also, there will be road closings on campus on Sunday, May 29th, though it looks like Route 366 will still be open. (Perhaps slowed by confused people trying to figure out how to get to commencement, though!)

At the county level, District Attorney George Dentes will run for a fifth term. He "does not plan any changes if elected to a fifth term." His opponent, Gwen Wilkinson, announced she was running a few weeks ago.

Finally, the National Labor Relations Board dismissed four of five complaints against TCAT. The UAW plans to appeal.

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