October 19, 2011

Zombie treehugging Republican Town Boards strike back

I've always wanted to write a headline like that, and I can thank the Town of Dryden Republican Committee for giving me the opportunity. Why? Because they wrote this in their Shopper insert: Negatitve effects of the proposed Zoning and...

Posted by simon at 12:54 PM

August 26, 2011

National Guard, Veterans Administration events

It'll be a busy September 11th and 12th along Route 13 in Dryden. First, on Sunday the 11th, from 11:00am to 4:00pm, Delta Company of the 2nd Battalion,108th Infantry Regiment of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the New...

Posted by simon at 12:56 PM

December 12, 2007

Snowmobile trail maintenance; bottle collection

This week's issue of The Shopper has an ad from the Dryden Caroline Drifters announcing a trail maintenance day on Saturday, December 15th, starting at the Dryden VFW at 9:00am. Trails open on December 19th. There's also a notice that...

Posted by simon at 5:44 PM

January 25, 2007

Civic opportunities in The Shopper

This week's issue of The Shopper includes opportunities for Village of Dryden and Town of Dryden residents to get more involved with their community. Village of Dryden residents are invited to caucuses for choosing candidates for the Village of Dryden's...

Posted by simon at 12:09 PM

December 11, 2006

Community Development Block Grant in Village of Dryden

This past week's issue of The Shopper includes an ad from Thoma Development Consultants about a Community Development Block Grant that homeowners can use to rehabilitate their houses. "Priority will be given to those eligible applicants with the lowest income...

Posted by simon at 12:34 PM

April 26, 2006

Freeville Village History Room opens Saturday

This week's issue of The Shopper includes this notice: Open House Saturday, May 63:00-5:00 P.M.Freeville Village Hall Celebrating the opening of the Freeville Village History Room! Chat with Village Historian Joan Manning Visit with friends about times past.Enjoy homemade snacks.Check...

Posted by simon at 12:14 PM

April 20, 2006

Sertoma to honor Lane

I see in this week's issue of The Shopper that the Dryden Sertoma Club will be having a dessert reception to honor former County Legislator Mike Lane for his many years of service to the Dryden community. They'll be having...

Posted by simon at 12:08 PM

March 11, 2006

Village of Dryden election advertising

I still haven't seen any news at all of Freeville's village elections, but ads about the Village of Dryden elections have been running in The Shopper for the past two weeks. A week ago, Democrats Mary Ellen Bossack and Jim...

Posted by simon at 1:57 PM

January 27, 2006

Village of Dryden caucuses

This week's edition of The Shopper lists Democratic and Republican caucuses for Village of Dryden Elections. Each caucus is a gathering of village residents to select candidates for the March 21, 2006 village trustee elections. Registered Democrats can participate and...

Posted by simon at 12:04 PM

October 26, 2005

Meet the Republican candidates

Perhaps living up to their name as "the Grand Old Party," the Dryden Town Republican Committee will be having a Meet the Candidates event this next Friday night, November 4th, from 7:30pm to 9:00pm at the Dryden Fire Hall (map)....

Posted by simon at 7:10 PM

September 8, 2005

Etna yard sale; Freeville festival

This week's issue of The Shopper adds another item to Saturday's busy schedule of Dryden events: the Etna Community Yard Sale, which will be Saturday from 9:00am to noon at Houtz Hall in Etna. There's also a schedule for the...

Posted by simon at 5:49 PM

July 13, 2005

Southworth Library Tuesday nights

This week's issue of The Shopper includes a list of "Tuesday nights on the lawn" presented by the Southworth Library. They include: July 19th - Guinea Pig Party! July 26th - Tadpole Surprise! August 2nd - Lori Stefferson, Storyteller August...

Posted by simon at 6:06 PM

June 1, 2005

9th District Democrats to meet Thursday night

This week's issue of The Shopper has a notice for Democrats in the northeast corner of Dryden, as well as Groton and eastern Lansing: Calling All Democrats All Democrats in the 9th Legislative District are encouraged to attend a meeting...

Posted by simon at 1:56 PM

April 17, 2005

Varna history; Dryden Barbershop

I should have looked over The Shopper earlier, as it had ads for a Kiwanis can drive and a McLean bluebird box event, both of which happened yesterday. There are still a few items worth noting. The Dryden Town Historical...

Posted by simon at 9:10 AM

March 30, 2005

School board candidates, Dairy Day theme

This week's issue of The Shopper includes an ad from the Dryden Central School District, calling for school board candidates. Residents of the district who are U.S. citizens and have lived in the district for one year are generally eligible,...

Posted by simon at 5:20 PM

March 14, 2005

Mike Lane on tomorrow's Village of Dryden election

County Legislator Mike Lane writes the Ithaca Journal today to endorse Jerry Carbo for Village Trustee in tomorrow's Village of Dryden elections: Jerry Carbo is running for one of the seats, and is well qualified. He has impressive experience in...

Posted by simon at 12:01 PM

February 24, 2005

Village of Dryden election ad, school board election coming up

Jerry Carbo, running for Village of Dryden Trustee, has the first ad of the campaign season in this week's issue of The Shopper, and notes that the election will be March 15th from noon to 9:00pm. Looking forward to the...

Posted by simon at 9:27 PM

February 18, 2005

Harford Fire Company remembers Neff

This week's issue of The Shopper includes an ad announcing "A Night for Remembering Bret Neff," the Harford volunteer firefighter who lost his life responding to a call in Slaterville last year. There will be a candlelight memorial service for...

Posted by simon at 12:04 PM

January 20, 2005

Village of Dryden Caucuses

This week's issue of The Shopper includes notices from both the Dryden Democratic Committee and the Dryden Republican Committee that they will be holding caucuses on Tuesday, January 25th to select candidates for Village of Dryden Mayor and Village of...

Posted by simon at 7:43 AM

December 17, 2004

Looking for cemetery gates

While browsing The Shopper, I found this inquiry that seems worth repeating in the hope that somebody can find these: INFORMATION WANTED: The entrance gates at the Willow Glen Cemetery in Dryden were removed in 1971 by Frank Stelick, and...

Posted by simon at 2:20 PM

July 21, 2004

Freeville Summer Rec

This week's edition of The Shopper includes an ad for the Village of Freeville's Summer Rec Program, which is running July 12th to 16th, 19th to 23rd, 26th to 30th, and August 2nd to 6th and 9th to 13th. (That's...

Posted by simon at 10:32 PM

July 11, 2004

Updates in The Shopper

I've been a bit more lax about covering The Shopper, but there's been less in it lately that I haven't covered elsewhere. I do scour it every week, though. This week's Shopper contains, among many other things: An ad for...

Posted by simon at 9:26 AM

May 19, 2004

Memorial Day parade, Freeville clean-ups, Southworth events

This week's issue of The Shopper includes an announcement for the Dryden Veterans Memorial Home's Memorial Day parade, to be held Saturday, May 29th at 10:30am in the Village of Dryden, with a memorial service at 11am in tribute to...

Posted by simon at 7:48 PM

May 13, 2004

School happenings in The Shopper

Dryden school elections, budgets, and news dominate the Community News section of this week's The Shopper. There are advertisements from Paul Lutwak, Margaret DeGaetano, and Anderson Young, candidates for the board, as well as an ad from David Branagan opposing...

Posted by simon at 8:27 AM

May 5, 2004

Schools, town news in The Shopper

There's a new Dryden Board Briefs in this week's issue of The Shopper, covering the April 27th meeting. (They're not yet posted on their site.) There's also an announcement about getting absentee ballots for the May 18th Board Elections, and...

Posted by simon at 9:31 PM

April 28, 2004

Softball, scrap metal cleanup, and chipping

This week's issue of The Shopper includes three handy notices from the Town of Dryden: The Recreation Department has a notice about registration for the Duke Erickson Adult Co-ed Softball League. There are two leagues (Tuesday and Saturday). Team roster...

Posted by simon at 5:50 PM

April 22, 2004

Dryden School updates in the Shopper

The April 20th issue of The Shopper includes the Dryden Board Briefs for the April 12th meeting. (Unfortunately this brief doesn't appear to be posted yet, but hopefully that will change. Update: It's been fixed.) I noted this meeting's coverage...

Posted by simon at 9:21 PM

April 14, 2004

Recreation issues at April Board meeting

The Recreation report at the April Town Board meeting combined the usual reporting and conversation with a slideshow of initial analysis of the survey (241KB PDF, unfortunately slightly crumpled). Recreation Coordinator Jennifer Glaab began with the recreation report, noting that...

Posted by simon at 6:52 PM

April 9, 2004

School board news in The Shopper

This week's issue of The Shopper includes the latest edition of the Dryden Central School Board Briefs, from the meeting where, as item 4 notes: 35 community members addressed the Board about budget related concerns including: concern about too high...

Posted by simon at 5:59 PM

April 1, 2004

Fair Housing Month, Art, Etna Community Association

This week's issue of The Shopper includes an ad proclaiming April to be Fair Housing Month in the Village of Dryden, an ad from the Dryden Schools Art Department asking for public support in keeping art programs from getting cut...

Posted by simon at 7:43 PM

March 24, 2004

Dryden schools issues in The Shopper

Today's Shopper includes two pieces from the Dryden Central School District: a new Board Briefs about a meeting with bleak budget news and a repeat of the invitation to run for the school board noted earlier. Two other items in...

Posted by simon at 5:56 PM

March 10, 2004

Dryden school board updates

Today's issue of The Shopper includes the latest Dryden Central School Board Briefs, as well as a notice looking for candidates for the May 18 school board election. If you want to run, you have to have lived in the...

Posted by simon at 1:59 PM

March 6, 2004

Summer school, art scholarship, board briefs

Today's Dryden schools news comes from three different papers. The Ithaca Journal reports that the Dryden Central School District will include summer school funds in its budget, providing juniors and seniors who need to pass classes to graduate to take...

Posted by simon at 10:26 AM

March 4, 2004

Village of Dryden elections

I've been surprised by how little coverage village elections have had this year, though at least today's Ithaca Journal editorial mentions village elections. Even finding out who the candidates are has been a challenge, though yesterday's Shopper included a notice...

Posted by simon at 8:47 AM

March 3, 2004

Freeville village elections appear uncontested

The Shopper has an Election Notice for the Village of Freeville today. All of the candidates are on the "Citizens Party" line (Freeville elections aren't along traditional party lines) and there appear to be no contests this year. The nominees...

Posted by simon at 3:08 PM

February 13, 2004

Dryden school news

Dryden schools are getting out fifteen minutes early today as an "emergency go home drill". There's also a new Dryden Board Briefs posted (and in The Shopper). They don't seem to be archiving these, so I guess I'll try to...

Posted by simon at 10:43 AM

February 5, 2004

New Clerk/Treasurer in Freeville

This week's Shopper includes a notice that Patricia Mooney is the new Clerk/Treasurer for the Village of Freeville. They also list village hall hours, which are Tuesday and Thursday 10am-3pm, Wednesday and Friday Noon-4pm, and Saturday 8am-Noon, closed Sunday and...

Posted by simon at 12:15 PM

January 29, 2004

Dryden Central School Board Briefs

The Board Briefs in this week's edition of the Suburban Cortland-Ithaca Shopper (and online) are hardly brief, but they're an excellent way to share information. Twenty-one items under reports and comments, sixteen items the board approved, five other actions of...

Posted by simon at 8:52 AM

January 23, 2004

Village caucuses

This week's Shopper contains Notices of Caucuses for Village of Dryden Democrats and Republicans, as both parties will be meeting to select candidates for the two 2-year and one 1-year positions for village trustees. The actual election will be in...

Posted by simon at 8:52 AM