September 15, 2007

Seward, Citizenship Day

Most of the Dryden news in today's Journal is in Briefly in Tompkins. Dryden Middle School will be celebrating Citizenship Day this Monday morning:

The entire middle school will gathers to say the Pledge of Allegiance, sing the national anthem and see a flag raising ceremony by Boy Scout troops 24 and 46. The school will assemble at 7:48 a.m. and the ceremony will last 10-15 minutes. In the event of rain, the event will move to the high school gym.

There's also mention of State Senator Jim Seward's Town Hall meeting, to be held at 7:00pm on Tuesday at the Dryden Fire Station.

On the opinion page, Freeville resident Joan Brink calls for more enforcement of traffic laws. After hearing about traffic craziness on Lower Creek Road at Thursday night's Town Board meeting, I have to agree, and marvel at the strange things people do because they're in a hurry.

On the front of the Classified section (D), there's an odd bit called "Go Natural" talking about how to buy organic food. The part that seems really weird - especially for Tompkins County in mid-September, is:

2. Choose organic foods from trusted brand names.

Organic producers have become mainstream so it's easy to find them at most major food retailers. Grocery stores carry everything from their own organic labels to generic organic brands to various organic-labeled products from new food companies looking to emerge on to the organic scene.

Or, since it's September, you could just look around here and find more organic produce than you know what to do with at a farmers' market or one of the many organic farms in the hills here.

I'm guessing this is a generic Gannett piece meant to be published in places far from farms, but it does make me wonder if anyone at the Journal itself looks at these things.

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Mary Ann said:

Oh,dear. I hope the Middle School faculty has planned activities for Constitution Day (formerly known as Citizenship Day) more meaningful than the traditional rituals recognizing familiar icons.