December 7, 2005

Slinky Slithertail slithers again

Cathy Wakeman's Dryden Town Talk column reports on Margaret Brownell Lorenzen's donating her latest book, Petunia Patchpockets and the Golden Locket, to the Southworth Library. As Wakeman tells it:

Her latest book offers a human main character that interacts with the animal realm. Petunia Patchpockets was introduced in the second book, "Slinky Slithertail and the Talent Show." Now Petunia is the star of her own book, "Petunia Patchpockets and the Golden Locket." She has also been brought to life by a local dollmaker and accompanies Margaret to book signings and readings.

Briefly in Dryden lists three upcoming events:

  • The Varna Community Center will be having a pancake breakfast on Sunday from 8:00am to noon at the Varna Community Center (map). It'll be $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $4 for children. They have pancakes, french toast, fruit, eggs, cakes, bacon, ham, and potatoes.

  • The Freeville United Methodist Church will have a Holiday Cantata this Saturday, and then next Saturday their musical director, Eric Machan Howd, will have a piano concert. Both events are from 7:00pm to 8:00pm, and are free, though the second one is a fund-raiser based on donations.

  • TC3 is collecting ideas for the college.

There's more background on Monday's abduction and rape charges, and the arrest of a Freeville man for a domestic call with lots of other charges, including punching out the window of a sheriff's patrol vehicle.

There are three stories of potential interest to to Dryden: an update on the County Legislature's discussion of shifting to a three-year assessment cycle, an article on the Cornell/Town of Ithaca transportation study (in which the Town of Dryden is participating, apparently), and a report on the Ithaca school district's hiring a data analyst.

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