March 14, 2006

Poetry and a musical

The March 8th issue of the Dryden Courier leads with two stories about Dryden schools. The first explores plans for "Poem in Your Pocket Day" and other poetry events to be held at Dryden High School and Middle School later this month and early in April, talking with teacher Karen Cunningham and media specialist Andy Dutcher. The second, whic comes with pictures on the cover and inside, visits the Dryden High School production of "Hello, Dolly!", which will be be performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:00pm in the Dryden High School auditorium.

Inside the paper, there are two articles on Dryden Elementary School students' artistic ambitions and successes. An article chronicles Alexander Leshkevich's interest in drawing and his recent winning of top honors in the New York National Education Association's Great Public Schools Contest, a second consecutive win for Dryden. The other article looks at a second floor-tile design project at Dryden Elementary. Earlier, students had created a design for the entry of the school, but now they've created two designs for the cafeteria, which will be installed over the summer.

On the editorial page, there are two letters of support for Jim Willer in his campaign for Dryden Village Trustee. Matthew White of Ithaca writes that "I was delighted to hear that he is running for public office, and I would trust him to represent me any day." Jonathan Hochberg of Dryden endorses "Jim Willer to provide us with the kind of common-sense leadership we deserve."

There's an article on the Seven Lakes Council of Girl Scouts, as this is National Girl Scout Week.

In sports, Anthony Jerome of Dryden is named a member of the 2006 Finger Lakes Newspapers Wrestling All-Stars. In the Section IV state track meet, Dryden's Megan Stuttle came in 11th in the long jump, while Jason Pelletier came in 14 in pole vault and Matt Trevits came in 22nd in the 55 meter dash.

Finally, as I've been following Spencer-Van Etten's sports fundraising after a number of Dryden residents wrote letters about it, there's an article reporting that Friends of S-VE Sports succeeded in funding spring sports.

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