April 10, 2012

Bordoni motorcade through Dryden tonight

I just got this from Varna Volunteer Fire Company President Wendy Hoose: Hello all VVFC members, To honor our fallen hero, Chris Bordoni, Varna has placed our flag at half-staff and well as Duane has placed a nice message on...

Posted by simon at 2:43 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

July 13, 2011

3rd Annual Highway of Valor Tribute Ride

I guess those signs went up at the right time. Thanks to Kathy Elliott for forwarding me this announcement: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway of Valor Tribute Ride - 3rd Annual July 16, 2011 Owego, New York (NY) New York State...

Posted by simon at 12:07 PM

July 11, 2011

Honoring veterans with highway signs

Back in 2009, New York State designated Route 38 the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway of Valor, with signs at the ends in Owego and Sterling. At a tribute ride that October, I asked Village of Dryden Mayor Randy Sterling whether...

Posted by simon at 12:10 PM

May 26, 2011

Memorial Day ceremony Monday

The Ithaca Journal's listing of Memorial Day activities notes Dryden's parade at 10:00am and 11:00am memorial service. They call it the "town square", but I've usually heard the area where the services are held, between the Methodist and Presbyterian churches,...

Posted by simon at 7:20 AM

November 11, 2010

Veterans' Day ceremony today

There will be a Veterans' Day commeration today at 11:00am at the Village Green in Dryden, between the Methodist and Presbyterian churches. I posted pictures of last year's event. A lot of people come, and maybe you can too....

Posted by simon at 6:17 AM

November 11, 2009

Veterans Day ceremony

I haven't seen it advertised, but the Veterans Day service in the Village of Dryden will be this morning at 11:00am at the Village Green, between the Methodist and Presbyterian churches. Update: Here are a few pictures of the ceremony....

Posted by simon at 8:23 AM

October 17, 2009

A busy 24 hours for Dryden (and for me)

Dryden had a full set of events from Friday night into Saturday evening. I started at the Sertoma Spaghetti Dinner and finished with a fine Turkey Dinner at the Freeville Methodist Church, but I think it's best to just tell...

Posted by simon at 8:28 PM

October 12, 2009

Route 38 designated for Vietnam Veterans

I'm finally catching up to Saturday's Ithaca Journal, which reported that Route 38 from Owego through Dryden and Freeville to Groton and up to Sterling, NY near Lake Ontario has been designated the New York State Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Highway...

Posted by simon at 8:27 AM

November 22, 2007

Deer donations; veteran photos

This morning's Ithaca Journal has a story that combines classic Thanksgiving themes of hunting and thankfulness, looking at the donations of deer from local hunters to food banks. The opinion page is devoted to photos of local veterans....

Posted by simon at 10:22 AM

November 12, 2007

Veterans Day 2007, Dryden

I didn't manage to escape cooking pancakes in Varna in time to get to the Dryden observance of Veterans Day, but Jason Leifer did, and sends pictures. Raising the flags over the Dryden Village Green. Honor guard at Veterans Day...

Posted by simon at 12:26 PM

November 10, 2007

Veterans Day observance tomorrow

The Dryden Veterans Memorial Home will be having its Veterans Day observance tomorrow, Sunday, November 11th, at 11:00am at the Village Green between the Methodist and Presbyterian churches on North Street in Dryden. I hope to be there, though I'm...

Posted by simon at 11:31 AM

November 11, 2005

Veterans' Day observance

The Dryden Veterans Memorial Home held its annual observance of Veterans' Day this morning at 11:00am on the Village Green in Dryden. Firing a salute. The event include an introduction, a flag-raising, a prayer, a reading of the Journal's editorial...

Posted by simon at 6:09 PM

October 3, 2005

Foxglove and Wizards

This week's Dryden Courier leads with stories on Freeville's Foxglove Bed & Breakfast, which has been in business since 1997, and the upcoming visit of the Harlem Wizards to take on a team of Dryden school staff and coaches. The...

Posted by simon at 7:36 PM

May 31, 2005

Journal visits Memorial Day parade

I'd noticed a photographer with a much larger camera rig than mine at yesterday's Memorial Day parade and ceremony in Dryden, and wondered if that meant the Ithaca Journal would be covering the event. Sure enough, there's a detailed article...

Posted by simon at 6:57 AM

May 30, 2005

Dryden Memorial Day parade

It may have rained a bit this afternoon, but the weather this morning was perfect for a parade. I've posted a huge set of photos of the parade and the ceremony afterward, trying to capture something of the spirit of...

Posted by simon at 4:51 PM

The reason for Memorial Day

This morning's Ithaca Journal looks back to 1868, and the order of the Grand Army of the Republic creating Memorial Day, designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense...

Posted by simon at 8:36 AM

December 25, 2004

Visiting Michelle Griffin

This morning's Journal visits Michelle Griffin, widow of Air Force Staff Sgt. Patrick Griffin, who was killed in the invasion of Iraq last year. Michelle, a Dryden native, may return here from Florida eventually: Someday, she may move back to...

Posted by simon at 8:28 AM

November 24, 2004

Eagle Scout project at DVMH; Victorian Winter Festival coming

This morning's Ithaca Journal is pretty well packed with news about and surrounding Dryden. Cathy Wakeman's Town Talk column looks at Eagle Scout Christopher Ackley's project, rebuilding the east entrance on the Dryden Veterans Memorial Home. Wakeman also offers a...

Posted by simon at 8:28 AM

November 11, 2004

Veterans Day observance

The Dryden Veterans Memorial Home held their Veterans Day observance at the Dryden Village Green today. A crowd of people turned out. It was hard to hear through the traffic, especially trucks, passing by, but the crowd stayed at attention....

Posted by simon at 12:28 PM

Flu shots and prescription cards

County health officials distributed 1500 doses of flu vaccine yesterday at the Armory on Hanshaw Road, and are waiting for another 350 doses from the state. Tompkins County's prescription drug discount card will be arriving in January 2005, giving residents...

Posted by simon at 8:31 AM

November 10, 2004

Visiting the Crackerman of Etna

Today's Ithaca Journal Our Towns section visits the Crackerman of Etna, a baking business run by John and Beverly Bender of Etna. They've revived old-style crackers, and bake them in their house, a real cottage industry. If you want to...

Posted by simon at 8:30 AM

November 8, 2004

Veterans' parade, accident

There isn't much specifically about Dryden today in the Ithaca Journal, though there are a few articles which come close to the town's borders. There's a picture of McLean resident Margie Albern and her grandchildren in an article on the...

Posted by simon at 8:27 AM

October 20, 2004

New Dryden Intermediate principal, gift box drive

This morning's Ithaca Journal reports on Sandra Sherwood, the new Dryden Intermediate School principal, who came to Dryden from Marathon this September. In the Our Towns section, there's a report (with complete directions for how to participate) on the "Home...

Posted by simon at 8:39 AM

August 30, 2004

Dryden Veterans Memorial Home robbed

This morning's Ithaca Journal reports that the Dryden Veterans Memorial Home was robbed last weekend. Thieves broke into a video lottery machine and an empty safe, and cut phone lines. Farm disaster aid is available for farmers whose crops were...

Posted by simon at 8:37 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