Roxbury News: August 20, 2008

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Dora Fowler of Grand Gorge received a special birthday gift on August 13. Her longtime co-worker and friend Esther Snyder sang “Happy Birthday” with piano accompaniment over the telephone. Dora has enjoyed a visit from her daughter Cynthia from a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee. The women visited Dora’s sister Catherine Van Woert in Milford. They also spent a delightful afternoon with Dora’s first cousin Carl Filer and his wife Esther of Union Springs.
The birthday celebration also included a museum visit as an early gift. Dora’s son and wife came to visit her and took her to the small but fascinating museum in Gilboa. Visitors view a video about the discovery of fossil tree stumps (some of which are on display) during the building of the Gilboa Dam.
Tony and Ruth Carmeli recently enjoyed a week’s visit from their son Anthony and his daughters, Alyssa and Hannah, of Golden, CO. The girls especially enjoyed running in the grass and playing soccer on the lawn. At their home in the Rockies, they have no grass. Tony and Ruth’s daughter, Margaret, her husband Art, and their daughter Rebecca, drove up from Freehold, NJ for the weekend while Anthony and family were here.
Seniors are reminded that an evening meal will be served at the Grand Gorge Senior Dining Center on Thursday, Aug. 21 at 4:45 p.m. Center Manager Christine Thorington may be reached at 607 588-6166 for reservations. Lunch is served on the other weekdays this month from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Catskill Community Garden Club invites you to “Wildcrafting in the Catskills,” led by herbalist and environmental educator Judith Millar of Sacred Ground Herbals. Participants will learn the basic techniques for collecting wild medicinal plants and their uses. The event will happen on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 11 a.m. at Rosehedge Farm, Route 30, Roxbury. For details, phone 607 326-4734.