April 20, 2012

Chicken BBQ in Bethel Grove April 21st

Updated again: You can buy barbecue there even if you don't have an advance ticket. Enjoy! It's the season for barbecues to fire up again! (Well, actually it was fine a couple of weeks ago, but that was at least...

Posted by simon at 12:06 PM

November 10, 2009

Honoring Bethel Grove School and Community Home

This Sunday afternoon, the Dryden Town Historical Society will be celebrating the accomplishments of the Bethel Grove community: In 19th century Bethel Grove, the local school was the heart of the community. Everyone had to be involved; it was either...

Posted by simon at 8:05 AM

September 10, 2008

Freeville Harvest Festival Saturday

Today's Ithaca Journal is fairly busy. As always, Cathy Wakeman has a lot on Dryden: The Freeville Harvest Festival will be this Saturday, September 13th, from 8:30am to 3:00pm. It's always a lot of fun, especially for food. The Dryden...

Posted by simon at 7:52 AM

February 25, 2008

Methodist Church serving meals

This week's Dryden Courier is, as usual, packed with Dryden news. There's an article on the Dryden United Methodist Church, which is serving a free meal on the fourth Wednesday of every month. They'd like to expand to more nights,...

Posted by simon at 5:57 PM

August 20, 2007

Moving down the food (processing) chain

This month, it seems like I can get most of my basic food needs around Tompkins County. It's a great time to Buy Local: Taste the Difference!, as a current campaign would have it. This weekend they had a Farm...

Posted by simon at 7:00 AM

June 13, 2007

Dryden vs. Dryden - ?

At first glance, today's Ithaca Journal has very little on Dryden - just this photo from Dairy Day. A closer look, though, finds a lot more. On the opinion page, both guest columns on the ICSD budget have lead authors...

Posted by simon at 5:31 PM

May 11, 2007

Town Board sees 12:20am

The Town Board meeting stretched past midnight last night, for the first time that I can remember. It was a long meeting, though actually more focused than many recent meetings, and fortunately they took a five minute break at one...

Posted by simon at 8:43 AM

June 1, 2006

Contra dancing at Bethel Grove

This morning's Ithaca Journal includes photos taken at Bethel Grove Community Center in an article on contra dancing, which also notes that contra dances are held at 8:00pm every Friday for $5 at the Community Center. The Monitor reports that...

Posted by simon at 12:10 PM

December 8, 2005

Brooktondale fire truck gone missing

This morning Ithaca Journal reports that the Brooktondale Fire District is facing some hard questions about where money for a truck went, after purchasing a truck through a now-deceased broker in Albany who may have defrauded other departments. (The Town...

Posted by simon at 7:17 AM

October 15, 2005

Comp plan, speed limits, flu

This morning's Ithaca Journal reports on Thursday night's Town Board meeting, where the comprehensive plan passed with modification to the trails. The Journal also notes that the New York State Department of Transportation will be reducing speed limits on Route...

Posted by simon at 2:15 PM

November 22, 2004

Boxes of Joy

Today's Ithaca Journal has a picture of children packing gifts at the Bethel Grove Bible Church for the Operation Christmas Child program of Samaritan's Purse. An Etna resident, Susan Morse, and her dogs Kiss and Whisper, are noted in K-9...

Posted by simon at 7:53 AM

October 26, 2004

OTB in Tompkins?

Today's Ithaca Journal looks at the proposition to allow Off-Track Betting in Tompkins County that is on next Tuesday's ballot. They've had two opinion pieces on the subject in the last few weeks. This is the one part of next...

Posted by simon at 8:53 AM

October 8, 2004

School board doors too closed?

This week's Dryden Courier has lots of Dryden news, plus an editorial that looks at the Dryden Central School Board's most recent appointment, and color photos front and back. The front page starts with an article on the unanimous appointment...

Posted by simon at 7:41 PM

September 20, 2004

Dryden Town Historical Society remembers Bethel Grove

The Dryden Town Historical Society's "Remembering Bethel Grove" session brought people to the Bethel Grove Community Center yesterday to look over exhibits of Bethel Grove history and talk about what happened there and why. Exhibits of Bethel Grove History. After...

Posted by simon at 8:32 AM

September 12, 2004

Remembering Bethel Grove

Mary Hornbuckle of the Dryden Town Historical Society writes about an event to be held next Sunday afternoon: On Sunday, September 19th, from 1 to 4pm, the Dryden Town Historical Society will present a program entitled "Remembering Bethel Grove," to...

Posted by simon at 11:29 AM

July 18, 2004

Green construction in Bethel Grove

Yesterday was a busy day in Bethel Grove. First I went to the stream monitoring workshop, and then I stopped by the workday for Sarah Highland and Cat Berry's clay-straw house that the Journal had mentioned earlier this week. I...

Posted by simon at 2:18 PM

Six Mile Creek Monitoring training

Yesterday morning I enjoyed a workshop for volunteers preparing to monitor Six Mile Creek. They've had several previous sessions and meetings. This one was about "Sample Collection, Chemical Analysis, and Flow." It started at the Bethel Grove Community Center (actually...

Posted by simon at 1:06 PM

April 25, 2004

Populations for Ellis Hollow and Bethel Grove

After the Greater Varna calculations, I thought I'd take a look at Ellis Hollow, Bethel Grove, and Snyder Hill. Unfortunately, the U.S. Census Bureau uses Snyder Hill Road as a dividing line between blocks that front Ellis Hollow Road and...

Posted by simon at 3:20 PM

March 21, 2004

Six Mile Creek monitoring to begin

The Ithaca Journal reports that the volunteer program monitoring the water quality of Six Mile Creek is set to start in April. If you're interested in volunteering, "contact the Tompkins County Soil and Water District at 257-2340." Dryden approved participation...

Posted by simon at 9:32 AM

February 17, 2004

Communities and drug addiction

In yesterday's Dryden Town Talk, Cathy Wakeman visited the Bethel Grove Church for a meeting of the Community Faith Partnership, discussing "Recovery, Redemption and the Christian Community." The role of community in helping people out of addiction was a key...

Posted by simon at 8:27 AM