August 10, 2005

Youth Conservation Corps at work

There's all kinds of Dryden news in this morning's Ithaca Journal. They have a story on the Dryden Youth Conservation Corps' work on trails in the area, including a bridge at 4-H Acres, signs at the O.D. von Engeln Preserve in Malloryville, and information for a kiosk on the Jim Schug trail. The Town of Dryden Youth Commission oversees the group, and there will be a recognition dinner for participants, leaders, and supporters tomorrow night at 6:00pm at 4-H Acres. (Briefly in Dryden notes that the Youth Commission is looking for two volunteers to serve on it.)

There's an article on the 4-H Fair, as well as a list of event winners.

Both Briefly in Tompkins and Briefly in Dryden announce the 8th Annual Tompkins County Farm City Day, which will be held on Saturday from 11:00am to 4:00pm at Freebrook Farm, 39 Fall Creek Road (map) north of Freeville. It looks exciting:

Highlights include guided wagon ride farm tours, a sheep and border collie demonstration, and the farm's extensive collection of horse-drawn farm equipment and buggies.

Briefly in Dryden also mentions the upcoming Varna yard sale, to be held August 20th. While there's a sale at the Varna Community Center (map), they also encourage others to join in:

Varna residents that would like their address included in a map are welcome to join in by calling 272-2658.Space is also available at the community center building, with a limited number of tables available, on a first come, first served basis.

Briefly in Groton mentions that the McLean Fire Department is doing fund-raising.

In county news, it looks like the administrator's recommended budget includes a 1.4% tax levy increase.

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