Holiday craft workshop in Roxbury on Saturday

Roxbury — Roxbury resident Susan Whittenburg will offer a holiday crafts workshop for the November Roxbury Library Association Tuesday Forum program on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 1 p.m.

Regular RLA Tuesday Forum attendees will provide refreshments following Whittenburg’s workshop.
The Roxbury Library Association welcomes the public to all RLA Tuesday Forum programs, activities, and gatherings, which are free of charge.

Roxbury News: October 26, 2011

Cathy Hait of Lake Street was recognized on her birthday October 20, by the following family remembrances: Rose Marie Wright, her granddaughter, took her out to lunch at Cassie’s Café; her daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Joe Albano and grandchildren, Jody and husband, Tim and Brittany surprised her with a beautiful arrangement of mixed flowers and her other daughter and son-in-law, Christy and Jason O’Donnell and grandchildren, Bailey, Beau and Jacey presented her with a dozen red and pink roses.

Roxbury election races are heating up

By Pauline Liu
With merely three weeks left before Election Day, many local political races are heating up, including those in Roxbury.

Three Democratic incumbents holding key offices, face challenges from Republicans, who are also running on the independent line. While the incumbents are running on their experience and track records, the challengers are demanding change. Incumbent Town Supervisor Tom Hynes will face challenger Bill Walcutt in November. Walcutt is currently Roxbury’s building inspector.

Roxbury sets preliminary budget

By Pauline Liu
The Roxbury Town Board got its first look at next year’s $3,250,000 budget at a specially scheduled workshop at town hall on Monday night. The 2012 Preliminary Budget was prepared by Town Clerk Diane Pickett.

Other than some minor adjustments, most of the budget, which represents the amount of money that will be raised by taxes, remained the same after the workshop concluded. The 2012 budget is little changed from 2011.

Roxbury News: October 19, 2011

Mr. and Mrs. Tim Barkman marked their 30th wedding anniversary on October 10 with a trip to Niagara Falls over the Columbus Day weekend. They also stopped at Livonia and visited her brother Daniel Finch and wife. Daniel is the pastor of the Methodist Church in Livonia.

Mr. and Mrs. Miles Kohler also celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on October 10th. They went out for dinner in an area restaurant.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Higgins marked their 59th wedding anniversary on the same day, October 10th, they celebrated it quietly at their home on Main Street.

RAG seeks volunteer help

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group depends on the hard work of its volunteer force and the support of our sponsors. Whether it’s the army of volunteers who helped us recover from Hurricane Irene’s damage to our buildings in Roxbury, or the ‘regulars’ who invariably step up to the plate to help with all our events and performances, our volunteers and sponsors make the Roxbury Arts Group possible.

RCS girls march towards sectionals

By John Bernhardt
Syn-er-gy. (n) Also called synergism. The working together of two or more things, people, or organizations, especially when the result is greater than the sum of their individual effects or capabilities.

Something special is going on with the Lady Rockets in Roxbury. It’s not complicated. It’s not unreachable. It’s not dependent on raw athletic ability or extraordinary playing skills. Yet, finding it and putting it to work is rare.

Roxbury wrestles with tax cap in wake of mounting flood costs

By Pauline Liu
Roxbury residents will have a chance to voice their opinions about the state’s new two percent property tax cap and the town’s 2012 budget at a public hearing to be held at town hall on Thursday, Nov. 10 beginning at 6:45 p.m. 

The event was announced at the regularly scheduled town board meeting on Monday night. Town Clerk Diane Pickett has already prepared the tentative budget and she will present it to the town board at a budget workshop scheduled for next Monday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m.

Roxbury News: October 12, 2011

There is a correction to the Roxbury news in last week’s column. The name of Lucas Ellsworth should have read Lucas Flachs.

Sunday guests of George and Julia Brower were their daughter, Karen and Terry Well, grandson, Jamie and Amanda and great-grandson, Brayden Wells of Ballston Spa.

Roxbury News: October 5, 2011

Week of Sept. 28
The Roxbury Rotary Club meets at Cassie’s Café on Mondays at 12:30 p.m.

The Roxbury UMC held a spaghetti supper on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 5-7 p.m. at the church on Main Street. A percentage of the proceeds will go to the local flood relief.

The Roxbury Senior Citizen Club will have their fall card party on Thursday, Oct. 6 at the firehall on Main Street. The luncheon starts at 12 noon followed by cards and games of your choice.

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