Roxbury News: April 16, 2008



Roxbury Library Association presents the final program in the We the People “Pursuit of Happiness” Bookshelf series. On Monday, April 21 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. fifth- through seventh-graders are invited to a reading and discussion from Lawrence Yep’s The Journal of Wong Ming-Chung.

Roxbury resident and poet Barry Seiler will lead workshops featuring Madelaine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time on Wednesday and Thursday, April 23 and 24 in Mrs. Pebler’s eighth-grade English class at Roxbury Central School.

The programs make use of books from the Bookshelf collection from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

Time for spring repairs to your home? The Town of Roxbury has over $325,000 in HUD housing rehabilitation funds available from the Governor’s Office for Small Cities.

Any resident in the township with an income at or below 80 percent of the Delaware County median may apply for home repair funds for their primary residence.

Western Catskills Revitalization Corporation (WCRC) in Stamford is administering the grants program. To learn more, contact Linda Stratigos at WCRC at 607 652-2823.

The annual Senior Citizens Luncheon was held at Roxbury Central School on Wednesday,  April 9, with approximately 85 people present. Mrs. Mary MacNaught’s foods classes prepared and served a delicious meal.  The meal closed with the introduction of School Board President Phil Zorda and humorous remarks by Superintendent Dr. Craig Carr.

Your correspondent is at 607 326-7036 to take your call with news of family activities and organizational events.