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Past articles by Cathy:

Dryden Town Talk: Meet the young leaders behind the 4-H Youth Fair

New this year: A historical display of an amazing collection of items from 1932 to the present. → Read More

Town Talk: Tour Dryden's beautiful home gardens

The Beautification Brigade has tucked gorgeous pockets of living color and artistry all over the community. → Read More

Dryden Town Talk: New life for old barn in Freeville

Two men from the Covenant Love Community were inspired to renovate the old farmhouse, and "not shake a stick at the work Peg did all those years." → Read More

New mural graces downtown Dryden

A new mural graces West Main Street in Dryden. → Read More

Student theater workshops in Dryden

Dryden Town Talk: Student theater workshops in Dryden → Read More

Cast your vote for the budget and for art

Dryden Town Talk: Cast your vote for the budget and for art → Read More

Dryden fifth grader representing the USA

Dryden fifth grader representing the USA. → Read More

Dryden to see new trees as part of beautification project

Dryden to see new trees as part of beautification project. → Read More

Dryden Town Talk: Worldwide running medals and Eagle Scout extraordinaire

World-class runner, and shoeshoer, Jim Miner shows off medals. Matthew Krebs celebrates at Eagle Scout ceremony. → Read More

Dryden to hold elections, two TC3 athletes get recognition

The residents of the Village of Dryden head to the polls between noon and 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20. On the ballot is a race for Mayor to complete the remaining year of the term vacated by Reba Taylor, who stepped down last year for health reasons. Currently acting Mayor Randy Sterling and current Village Trustee Mike Murphy are vying for the position. Two two-year terms for trustee are also… → Read More

Dryden cafe celebrates 10 years this month

Last week’s routine weekly stroll in to the Dryden Community Café was met with festive balloons and adorable baby cupcakes. Brianna’s cheerful smile beamed from behind the counter. “It’s our birthday.” She is quick to thank the many volunteers, who help with everything from dishes and cleaning to food prep, baking and cooking while explaining that the café has been in operation for 10 years. The… → Read More

Dryden elementary students have heart

Dryden Town Talk: Dryden elementary students have heart → Read More

Dryden Dairy Day theme announced

The past week’s weather teased us with spring, but I have sure fire evidence that summer is on the way. Brenda Carpenter sent word that this year’s Dairy Day theme has been released. The announcement came amid the good news that Dryden Dairy Day received the Ag Promotion Award from the New York State Agricultural Society. Brenda says, “The award, sponsored by Alpha Zeta Fraternity at Cornell… → Read More

Dryden community hosting various family-friendly events

Dryden community hosting various family-friendly events → Read More

Reaching the world from Dryden High

Dryden High School Junior Holly Kalousdian is turning her love of baking into a way to change the world. Holly and her friend Ryleigh Scales created Pennies for Pastries. This club at Dryden High School meets on Thursdays after school to bake treats such as ground hog cupcakes for Groundhog Day and cookies as well as healthy snacks like granola bars. On Friday after school, a cart of goodies… → Read More

Ellis Hollow takes home the duck

For a second year, twelve teams of Boy Scouts from Tompkins and Cortland counties competed in a snow-less Winter Camporee. During this year’s exploration of The Oregon Trail, the scouts demonstrated a wide variety of skills including rescuing a person with legs broken from a wagon, how fast they could build a fire, tying knots around a tree from 10 feet away, transporting their entire patrol… → Read More

Dryden: Inspiring the next generation of poultry raisers

Dryden: Inspiring the next generation of poultry raisers → Read More

Quizzing in Varna

“How many county legislative districts does Tompkins County have?” That could be a political question of the hour as you begin plotting your campaign strategy, or it could be one of many questions your team will be asked in the Varna Community Center GeoWhiz competition. On Saturday, January 27, teams of three people, ages 13 or older, will be quizzed on the geography of Tompkins County, New… → Read More

New year gets off to a beautiful start in Freeville First Hike

The Town of Dryden is benefiting through two grants totaling $3.64 million from the "Bridge NY" program. → Read More

Dryden: Ringing in the new year with unity

Reach Out for Christ Church, 318 Johnson Road, Freeville, will host a 24 hour open time of worship to ring in the New Year, beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 31, running through 1 p.m. on Monday. Worship leader Hannah Miller explains that over a dozen worship teams from throughout the region will each lead two hour sets throughout the 24 hour period. The main meeting room will be set up with… → Read More