* Henry Ryan, a parishioner of St. Mary Our Mother Parish in Horseheads, turned 100 years old on May 8. He celebrated his milestone at the 5 p.m. Mass on May 10.
* Jean Cortright, a longtime volunteer and fundraiser for All Saints Academy in Corning, was given the school’s Seton-Neumann Award April 5 during All Saints’ annual gala. The honor goes to a person who has demonstrated outstanding commitment and service to Catholic-school education.
* Marissa Brannick, a senior at Elmira Notre Dame High School, recently finished as a runner-up in The New York Times student editorial contest for her article focusing on treatment of prisoners in Elmira’s two correctional facilities. Marissa, a high honor roll student, plans to attend Buffalo State College in the fall where she will major in television and film arts.
* The Ladies of Charity, Chemung County chapter, made approximately 140 Easter baskets for local people in need. Baskets were distributed to the Samaritan Center, Miller Manor, the Salvation Army and Betsy’s Home.
* St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell has received a $5,450 grant from the Bethesda Foundation to enhance its emergency medical technician training. The funds will be used to purchase instructional DVDs and interactive equipment used in the classroom to demonstrate the latest EMT skills, techniques and technologies.
* Tioga County Rural Ministry has been awarded a $4,074 grant from the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers. The money, administered through the Katherine P. Kerrigan Designated Fund, will support such services for senior citizens as heating-bill assistance and spring and fall cleanup efforts.