May 11, 2006

Sertoma honors Mike Lane

The May 3rd edition of the Dryden Courier reports on the celebration Dryden Sertoma held of former County Legislator Mike Lane's accomplishments, awarding him their Benjamin Franklin Award. I was frustrated to have a conflicting event, so it's good to see it in the Courier. Speakers saluted his work on library funding, local history, TC3, and Sertoma itself, as well as his service as Mayor of Dryden and County Legislator. I especially like Lane's reponse:

"To be honored by my peers like this is very humbling.... to be compared with Ben Franklin in even the smallest way gives me pause."

Lane said his tenure in politics was never about politics, but about having a hand in guiding the future, and giving back to a community that has given him so much.

"It's about democracy," he said. "It's about getting out of the house, getting beyond the hob, and coming together with the community as one family."

Dryden, Lane said, is the crown jewel of Tompkins County.

There's also an article on Dryden High School business teacher Linda Bruno, who was honored by TC3 for her work on the Tech Prep program that connects Dryden High School students with TC3, helping students become more familiar with the business world.

The renovations at the Dryden schools are on time and ahead of budget, and should be completed by August 25th, according to a report on a recent school board meeting.

There's a picture of Drake Kotowski at a recent skatepark demonstration day in Montgomery Park.

(Yes, I'm way behind in covering the Courier, and I'll be catching up over the next few days.)

Posted by simon at May 11, 2006 5:01 PM in ,
Note on photos